Open level classes

Intermediate/advanced level lessons from our Tuesday live classes

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Sha'abi with Charlotte (Shobra)

A fun choreography to the famous sha’abi song Shobra, by Rico

Lesson five and third Ana Bastanak combination

In our fifth lesson we complete the section of Ana Bastanak that we’ve been working on. We also do a nice little omi challenge and I teach my favourite arm drill to a very dramatic piece of music.

Lesson six with polishing of Ana Bastanak

In our sixth lesson, after doing our conditioning, a couple of drills and some travelling layering, we concentrating on polishing our three Ana Bastanak combinations as a tool to improve our overall dance technique.

Lesson seven with romantic Lebanese choreography

In this lesson we incorporate a little ballet exercise into our warm up and conditioning section. We then go on to do a tricky little arms and hips drill. And finally we begin a brand new lyrical choreography to a romantic pop song by the Lebanese singer Marwan Khoury

Lesson eight with more of the Lebanese choreography

In this lesson we add an oomi drill to our usual conditioning and shimmy section, we look at arabesques and then go on to learn the next section of our lyrical choreography

Lesson nine with veil section of choreography

Today we are working with veil and learning the next section of our romantic choreography, which is a lovely veil section. So get your veils ready!

Lesson ten with next section of Lebanese choreography

We do a new maya drill this month and a challenging exercise to help improve our releves and turns. Then we go on to concentrate on bellyrolls and undulations, before learning the next part of our romantic Lebanese choreography. 

Lesson eleven and complete Lebanese choreography

We complete our choreography to the romantic Lebanese song Asr El Shoa by Marwan Khoury today. There’s a lot to get through, so we just do a short warm up, followed by some more veil technique and then we learn the final two minutes of our dance, which is full of variety and emotion.

Lesson twelve Masmoudi Kebir

Today’s class is all about the big Masmoudi – the masmoudi kebir. After a warm up, shimmy drill and some travelling layering practice, we learn two challenging combinations to the masmoudi which also create floor patterns on stage

Lesson thirteen, combinations to the Samai rhythm

In this lesson we look at the beautiful, ancient Samai rhythm; an unusual rhythm from Ottoman times which has 10 counts! We discover its particular challenges and learn five lovely combinations which we then dance through to the beautiful Persian song, Lamma Bada

Lesson fourteen, jazz bellydance to Sidi Mansour

We pick up the pace and get our jazz shoes on for an advanced choreography to the old pop favourite, Sidi Mansour. Featuring some seriously challenging moves, tricky layering and loads of energy, this choreography will really lift your spirits!

Lesson fifteen, final combinations to Sidi Mansour

In this upbeat and challenging session we learn two more sassy, jazzy combinations to Sidi Mansour. This session will really get your feet moving and your energy pumping!

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