Level 2 & Level 2+
Tribal Roots & Combinations
2023 - Tuesdays 18.45 - 19.45 (UK time) via Zoom
classes are offered in blocks of 4 consecutive weeks costing £20 (plus £1 to cover Paypal fee)
This class is for those who have completed "Level 1 & Level 1 +" either in person or online with Kelley and/or have a good working knowledge of the steps outlined in that class.
Ideal for the Improver or Intermediate dancer and again for those more advanced dancers wishing to work on their technique. Kelley includes her innovative way to actually dance in duets and chorus
Each class will start with a warmup dance, stretches and Gratitude Meditation
Steps we'll be breaking down in the Fast Classic vocabulary are - Forward & Back Shimmy (Turkish Shimmy) and with 1/4 and 1/2 turns, (Arabic) Hip Twist and 1/2 turn, Choo Choo Arc Arms, Up 2 Down 3 with Military zil pattern, Ryhthmic Undulation with Shimmy - (Arabic Shimmy).
Moving on we'll add some of the Modern Steps - Forward and Back Shimmy with Arms and Turn -FABSWAAT, (Turkish Shimmy with Arms And Turn), Single Bump 1/2 turn, Rhythmic Undulation with Shimmy with Arms and Turn - RUnSWAAT (Arabic Shimmy with Arms And Turn), Shoulder Shimmy Hip Drop Combo, Mazin Inspired Shimmy Combo, Swivel Step Full Turn (Egyptian Full Turn), Sunanda, Resham-ka, ASWAAT fade and circle, TSWAAT in circle, AHT Flourish plus a few of the approved dialect steps - AHT Flourish & Fade and in circle, Push Forward & Back and (Arabic) Double Turn
In the Slow Classic vocabulary of movements we'll break down the Balancing Step (Camelwalk), Ribcage Rotation, Reverse Figure Eight (Reverse Taxeem), Head Slides, Torso Twist (turning), Circle Step turning and move on to the Modern - Walking Figure Eight (Walking Taxeem), Walking Body Wave and the dialect steps - Balancing Step with Turn (Loco Camel), Pulse Turn, The Rainbow and Medusa 1
We’ll continue using creative combinations, working on our transitions between moves and building the skills required to make a competent leader to gain a full understanding of the FCBD style concepts
This'll be fun online and may cause a few laughs - the concept of Chorus, Fade and Diagonal Formation but where there's a will there's a way!!
"Even though I am a former member of the FatChanceBellyDance® troupe I take every opportunity to study with Kelley. She is an inspirational teacher with a passion for detail and I love how she breaks down technique. She is also one of the kindest people I know. If you have the opportunity to study with Kelley your dance will be the richer for it."
former FatChanceBellyDance troupe member, Certified Studio, USA
" I BLOODY love this woman. She’s the best FCBDstyle teacher I’ve had the pleasure to learn from (apart from Carolena) and one of the most warm-hearted, humble and generous souls I had the pleasure to find on my path"
Certified Studio, Germany
"Kelley Beeston is, without a doubt, one of the best teachers I've had the chance to learn from, and a truly wonderful and loving human being. She is very empathic and attentive to each and everyone, she fully understands how we each learn in different ways and she uses all the resources she can to get the message through to you. She has brilliant tips and visualizations that you will never forget, and that truly help with your understanding and practice of the movements. Her classes are inclusive, fun and relaxed, and always so efficient, that even as a more skilled dancer there is always something to learn or improve! I absolutely recommend her classes, to all dancers and newcomers "
Certified Studio/TribalX, Portugal