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HOW TO CHOOSE A CLASS

Do you want to take bellydance?
Here is a breakdown of the different levels and class types as well as a guideline for which class you should take.

LEVELS AND CLASS TYPES

The 4 levels for bellydance are now:

  • 1. Beginner
  • 2. Level 1 (prerequisite for Intermediate)
  • 3. Level 2 (equivalent of Intermediate+)
  • 4. Level 3 (equivalent of Advanced)
The 4 categories for bellydance class types are now:
  • 1. Technique
  • 2. Drills
  • 3. Choreography
  • 4. Conditioning

NOTE: This does not include my yoga and fitness classes These are separate, but I also highly encourage you to try!

WHAT DO THE CLASS TYPES MEAN?

  • TECHNIQUE means LEARNING:
    • -More breakdown, more feedback/correction going deeper into details.
  • DRILLS means PRACTICING:
    • -Less breakdown, less correction, more repetition, more dancing.
  • CHOREOGRAPHY means learning a ROUTINE;
    • -Learning a sequence of movements fit to a specific song. I may choose to do one full song per session, or several smaller partial songs for variety. There is no performance connected to this class at this time, and you will learn the choreography as a solo.
  • CONDITIONING means PRIMING your body:
    • -More fitness and strengthening; drills and dance practice; endurance and layering; plus stretching.  

WHAT CLASS SHOULD YOU TAKE?

Step 1:
Figure out what level you are.

  • If you have no or little experience you are eligible to:
    • a) Take Beginner!
  • If you have previously completed Beginner you are eligible to:
    • a) repeat Beginner
    • b) take Drills and/or Conditioningtke Drills & Conditioning, or
    • c) move up to Level 1.
  • If you have previously completed Drills or Conditioning (formerly Shimmy&Sweat) you are eligible to:
    • a) repeat or do Drills and/or Conditioning (or Beginner of course)
    • b) try choreography  
    • c) move up to Level 1
  • If you have previously completed Level 1 you are eligible to:
    • a) repeat Beginner, or Level 1
    • b) take Drills, Conditioning or Choreography
    • c) move up to Level 2
  • If you have previously completed Level 2 (formerly called Intermediate) you are eligible to:
    • a) repeat Level 2 (or any prior levels)
    • b) do Conditioning, Drills or Choreography
    • c) move up to Level 3  
Step 2:
Figure out what class type is best for you.
  • If you’d like to be able to ask a lot of questions, get more breakdown, get more feedback/correction, learn new movements and get into the juicy details please join a TECHNIQUE class.
  • If you’d like more practice and repetition, more of a workout, less stopping/starting and to spend more time getting-into-the-zone, please join a DRILLS and/or CONDITIONING class (or for a non-dance option try my FITNESS FOR EVERY BODY class).
  • If you’d like to put movements together and learn a sequence/routine set to music to have something fun to practice or perform with on your own (and learn a bit of technique, musicality and conytext along the way), please join a CHOREOGRAPHY class.
  • Oh! And if you’d like stretching, relaxation, meditation, rejuvenation, mindfulness, and  restoration, please join any of my HATHA YOGA classes
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