The main arabic rhythms
In this lesson we look at the main Arabic rhythms that are most used in bellydance
More unusual rhythms
In our second lesson we look at the Samai, the Ayoub, the Zeffa, the Zaar, the Chiftetelli and the Khaleej rhythm.
Dancing to the maqsoum
Moves and combinations to the maqsoum rhythm – a recording of a live, interactive class. Check out the 12th and 13th intermediate lessons for more combinations to the maqsoum rhythm.
Saidi moves without stick
In this lesson we look at saidi styling and and learn some classic saidi style moves without a stick to use in a dance such as a majency.
Saidi with stick
Now we pick up our stick and learn some traditional Saidi stick technique (adapted for a small room!) We then learn two combinations and dance them through.
Dancing to the masmoudi kebir
We now learn two challenging combinations to the big Masmoudi rhythm – the powerful eight count rhythm I call the Drama Queen!
Dancing to the samai rhythm
In this lesson we look at the Samai rhythm. We discover its particular challenges and learn five lovely combinations which we then dance through to the beautiful Persian song, Lamma Bada