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I'm really excited to be offering  my live classes online and have actually been experimenting with them since Autumn 2019. 

I didn't want to offer the typical pre-recorded lesson uploaded to the internet where people just sign up to watch in isolation.

 

I need interaction, as do you, so I couldn't bear the thought of teaching to a camera - I wanted to be able to offer classes that are as 'real' as possible where I can see my students and talk to them and where they can see me and ask questions and where everyone is able to interact and dance with each other

Oh, there were plenty of technical problems to solve and I've been on a steep learning curve but my students and I are having so much fun. We use the available technology to work in interactive groups to recreate our dance formations and chorus and have even managed virtual performance - no it's not the same as the real thing but under the circumstances we're absobloodylutely loving it

Whilst lockdown measures are tightening in many countries we are loving the security that our online classes provide

Depending on where we live we're all experiencing this pandemic in different ways but these classes have no geographic barriers giving us continuity, stability, togetherness and a unifying experience. Rest assured I will continue my online classes in the future

How do I join?

  • simply choose the class/es you'd like to join from the descriptions below and pay for your block of 4 consecutive weekly classes using the Paypal buttons 
    • a block of 4 x 1 hour classes costs £20 plus £1 to cover Paypal fee

  • open a free account with Zoom

  • you will receive a 'Welcome Pack'  followed by invitations with Meeting ID number and password prior to each class

 

 

The Smallprint

Please note that you accept the following when booking any classes:

  • class fees are non-refundable

  •  the internet is under pressure and bandwidth will fluctuate - sorry, there's nothing I can do about that. I will be monitoring the number of people in each class to check that it doesn't affect things from my end 

  • I will take a screenshot of each class as a record of attendance for my use only

  • I will occasionally video record parts of the class for use in my publicity - please let me know if you do not wish to be videoed

The Classes

4 consecutive classes £20 + £1 Paypal fee

Level 1 & Level 1+  

Classic Steps plus a couple that aren't!

Saturdays 10.30 - 11.30

ongoing for 2020/21

Level 2 & Level 2+

Classic & Modern plus a few Approved Dialect Steps

4 consecutive classes £20 + £1 Paypal fee

Tuesdays 18.45 - 19.45

ongoing for 2020/21

Level 3 & Level 3+

Modern & Approved Dialect Steps plus musicality and performance skills

4 consecutive classes £20 + £1 Paypal fee

Saturdays 11.45 - 13.00

ongoing for 2020/21

This class is for those who have completed "Level 1 & Level 1 +" online with Kelley and/or  have a good working knowledge of the steps outlined above. 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- 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, Arabic Shimmy.  Moving on we'll add some of the Modern Steps - Turkish Shimmy with arms and turn, Single Bump 1/2 turn, Arabic Shimmy with arms and turn, Shoulder Shimmy Hip Drop Combo, Ghawazee Shimmy Combo, Egyptian Full Turn, Arabic 1-2-3, Sunanda, Resham-ka, ASWAAT fade and circle, TSWAAT in circle, AHT Flourish and a few of the approved dialect steps - AHT  Flourish & Fade and in circle, Push Forward & Back, Arabic Double Turn, Roundhouse, Triple Egyptian

In the Slow Classic vocabulary of movements we'll break down the Camelwalk, Ribcage Rotation, Reverse Taxeem,  Head Slides, Torso Twist (turning), Circle Step turning and move on to the Modern - Walking Taxeem, Walking Bodywave and the dialect steps - Loco Camel, Pulse Turn, The Rainbow, and Medusa 1

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!!

This class is for the more advanced dancer  who has completed both "Level 1 & Level 1 +" and "Level 2 & Level 2+" online with Kelley and/or  has a good working knowledge of the steps outlined in both courses above. As advanced dancers please ensure you have 'warmed up' prior to the class starting.

 

Adding more steps and combinations to your repertoire we'll break down the Modern Fast steps - Waterpot, Wet Dog, Double Back with 1/2 turn, Spins and the Dialect steps - Alabama Twister, Triangle Step, Egyptian Sevillana and Resham-ka Spin

In the Slow vocabulary we'll look at the Modern Complex turns - Wraparound, Sahra and Barrel plus we'll break down the Dialect steps- Indian Medusa, Strong Arm and variations, Wraparound Drop, Full Level and Level Drop

 

So how on earth does one teach Arabic Orbit and Passing Moves online when we're in self-isolation?  Well I have a few ideas up my sleeve and will also introduce my innovative way of actually dancing in trios and quartets

This class will also include an introduction to musicality with music mapping, phrasing and interpreting our music - so we'll certainly have plenty to work on.

This class is ideal for the absolute beginner and for those more advanced dancers wishing to work on their technique.

Kelley will teach you how to dance step by step, no previous experience required

Each class will start with a warmup dance, stretches and Gratitude Meditation

You will learn the root step in each of the 4 families of Fast Steps in the FatChanceBellyDance® vocabulary - Arabic, Shimmy, Egyptian and Hip/Pivot Bump then moving on we'll add  Single Bump, Double Bump, Reach & Sit plus Chico 4 Corners and Box Step

In the Slow vocabulary of movements we'll break down the Taxeem, Floreo, Arm Undulations, Bodywave followed by Torso Rotation, Circle Step, Reverse Turn, Propellor Turn, Corkscrew Turn

We’ll introduce posture, zils (finger cymbals) and the core concepts of how to lead and follow so you can dance with others in formations anywhere in the World (once we're let out again) with no need to learn choreography. If you don't already have zils then you can buy them online - check out my Tribalog on Choosing Zils

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Kalash Tribal

 Kalash Tribal are a FatChanceStyle belly dance performance troupe based in Devon, UK

directed by Kelley Beeston, a FatChanceBellyDance® advanced instructor teaching classes and workshops in the UK and abroad

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