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I'm really excited to be offering  my live online classes and have actually been experimenting with them since last Autumn.  I didn't want to offer the pre-recorded lesson uploaded to the internet where people sign up to watch in isolation. I need interaction and couldn't bear the thought of teaching to a camera - so I wanted to be able to offer classes where I could see my students and talk to them, where they could see me and ask questions and where everyone would be able to see and talk to each other

Oh, there have been plenty of technical problems to solve and I'm on a steep learning curve but I'm ready to give it a go. 

Now that we find ourselves practising social distancing and lockdown the internet is going to come 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 - so please bear with me if I have to ask you to wait a short while before I can add you to the classes.

So if you'd like to join me on this journey here's what we need to do:

  • Let me know which class course you'd like to book and then wait for confirmation which will provide payment details - please do not send payment prior to receiving your confirmation 

 

  • Payment is by Paypal making sure you have covered all fees and charges

  • Classes are in blocks of 4 x 1 hour classes and you can pay in any of these currencies - British Pounds, Euros or US Dollars. To keep it simple each one hour class is 5 units of currency, so a 4 week block will be 20 units ie. £20 / €20 / $20

  • Open a free account with Zoom

  • I will send an invitation with Meeting ID number and password prior to each class

Please note class fees are non-refundable

The Classes

Level 1 & Level 1+   

Classic Steps plus a couple that aren't!

Saturdays 10.30 - 11.30

start 28th March, 2020

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 any where 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

Level 2 & Level 2+

Classic & Modern plus a few Approved Dialect Steps

Tuesdays 18.45 - 19.45

start 31st March, 2020

Level 3 & Level 3+

Modern & Approved Dialect Steps plus musicality

Saturdays 11.45 - 13.00

start 28th March, 2020

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.

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 it will be experimental so we'll just have to see if it works.

On the other hand I'd like to also include an introduction to musicality with music mapping , phrasing and interpreting our music - so we'll certainly have plenty to work on.

Keep Safe     Keep Sane     Keep Dancing

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Kalash Tribal

 Kalash Tribal are an American Tribal Style belly dance performance troupe based in Devon, UK

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

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