Intermediate classes

You can access all the main intermediate lessons from here. On each individual lesson page you’ll also find a short video featuring only the combination or routine, for when you don’t have much time, or don’t want to do the full class.

Click on any of the photos to go through to the relevant lesson

Lesson one with smooth combination

Enjoy this opening class, which includes warm up, a shimmy drill,  technique for rib cage isolations, travelling hip drops, walking circles and kenyas, plus a lovely smooth combination. We finish with a short standing stretch.

Lesson two with combination to Bamoot Feeki

Our second class features a moving shimmy drill, mayas and good camel technique. It concludes by adding some new sections to our combination from last week to create a short routine to Bamoot Feeki by Hossam Ramzy. 

Lesson three plus a new combination

Our third class includes some new hip drops, a tricky little layering drill, introduction to the jewel and a brand new combination. 

Lesson four with routine

We put all our combinations together to create a full routine today. I also teach a new variation on the double hip drop and a lovely smooth combination with camels. 

Lesson five with drum solo

We do a slightly more challenging warm up this time – using lots of core bellydance moves to get us going and practise them through. Then I teach Egyptian Walks and we learn the first half of a cute drum solo!

Lesson six with drum solo

Enjoy a shimmy drill, a maya drill and a new challenge for your Egyptian walks in today’s lesson. Then it’s on to the second half of the drum solo and we finish by dancing it right the way through!

Lesson seven with start of Fairuz choreography

In this lesson we move on to a delicious new stage with the beginning of a full choreography to a beautiful song by 1970s Lebanese superstar Fairuz.  We also learn some new travelling moves and there’s a bonus lesson for your arms!

Lesson eight with more Fairuz choreography

We move on to learning the next section of our new Fairuz choreography in this lesson. But before that we do some shimmies, some walking circles and some arms to another beautiful Fairuz track.

Lesson nine and final section of Fairuz

In this lesson we learn the final part of our choreography to the beautiful song Fayek Walla Nassi by Fairuz.

Lesson ten with performance tips

In this lesson we concentrate on getting our Fairuz choreography ready for performance. Not only polishing the technique, but I also give some advice on good performance habits, overcoming anxiety and connecting with your audience.

Lesson eleven with funky pop combination

In this lesson we learn and drill through some variations to the Egyptian Walk and then look at a couple of new moves. We then put them all together into a funky pop combination

Lesson twelve with maqsoum combination

In this lesson we learn a combination to the maqsoum rhythm. We also look at how to do shimmies on one leg, the hagalla step and a half turn step.

Lesson thirteen with second maqsoum combination

In this lesson we learn a lovely smooth choreography to the maqsoum rhythm and then we add it to last week’s rhythm to create almost a complete dance to Roh Albi by Amr Diab!

Lesson fourteen - saidi without stick

Today we explore the famous saidi rhythm from Upper Egypt. I teach saidi styling and and we learn some classic saidi style moves without a stick and a combination that we can use in a dance such as a majency. 

Lesson fifteen, saidi stick technique and combinations

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.

For more great lessons at intermediate level, check out the following sections:
Open level classes
32 count combinations
Baladi course
Veil course
Mahgranat with Zara Abdelrahman
Flow, connection and performance to Immortal Love
And more!