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Techniques, tips and tricks from TIPS4HIPS dance instructor throughout the course

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About Course

“Techniques, tips and tricks” — 2 months of dance technique: from basic to advanced; arms technique and breathing, legs and feet technique, isolations, shimmies and more than 50 different moves and steps that you may use dancing Raqs el Sharki.

It’s designed for intermediate and advanced dancers as well as for teachers of Oriental dance.

What Will You Learn?

  • Technique and combos
  • From the basic move through its variations and overlays: hip drop, camel, maya, haggala, zaki, circle, jewel step, horse step, arabesques, turns, shimmy, isolations, knees and locks technique, traveling steps and many more.
  • The classes contain the detailed break down of every move + short combos for you to practice.
  • This block includes a short lecture on the history of oriental dance.

Course Content

Month 1. Basics of technique

  • Lesson 1. Introduction
  • Homework
  • Lesson 2. Warm up for dancers
  • Lesson 3. Maya and camel. Technique and variations
  • Homework
  • Lesson 4. Hip accents
  • Lesson 5. Types of shimmy
  • Homework
  • Lesson 6. Arms technique: special warm-up and tips
  • Lesson 7. Five types of haggalah step and Soheir Zaki step variations. Combo for practice
  • Homework
  • Lesson 8. All about hip and pelvic circles.
  • Lesson 8.1. All about hip and pelvic circles. Combo for practice
  • Lesson 9. Combo in balady-shaabi style
  • Homework
  • Lesson 10. My variations of jewel step. Variations of twist step
  • Lesson 11. Horse step and its variations. Combo for practice
  • Lesson 12. Combo to practice technique covered in Month 1
  • Homework

Month 2

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