Class Format

LEVEL I : Fundamentals**

 

Week 1 - 

 

Posture

Moving Meditation

Taxeem

Hand Floreo

4 Basic Fast Steps (Egyptian, Pivot Bump, Arabic, Shimmy)

 

Week 2  

 

Arm Undulations

Egyptian Step

Formations for leading and following: DUET

NOTE: you will need finger cymbals for week 3

 

Week 3 

 

Finger Cymbals (zills)
Review formations with all steps

 

Week 4 

 

Body Wave

Arabic Step

Formations: TRIO

 

Week 5 

 

Ribcage Rotation

Pivot Bump/Choo Choo w/Arm 1 and arm 2

Review formations with all steps

 

Week 6 

 

Circle Step

Shimmy Step

Formations: QUARTET

 

 


**Most students repeat Level I at least twice before moving into Level II. You are welcome to move into Level II after only Level I session, but since Level I is a six-week class, there is time to repeat it before the next opportunity to join Level II anyway! :)

 

When you are ready to join Level II, if you are able, your most successful option would be to repeat Level I at the same time as moving into Level II. That way, you are taking two hours of dance back to back. You are able to learn more from Level I that you didn't catch the first couple times and you can really delve deeper into the material presented.  

LEVEL II: Tribal Combinations**

 

Week 1 

 

Review Level I

Walking Taxeem & Walking Body wave

Reverse Turn

Drill Formations

 

Week 2

 

Turkish Shimmy with 1/4 turn & 1/2 turn

Review/drill formations

 

Week 3 

 

Reach & Sit

Chorus

Review/drill formations

 

Week 4 

 

Propeller Turn

Corkscrew Turn

Arc Arms

Review/drill formations/chorus

 

Week 5 

 

Arabic Hip Twist & 1/2 Turn

Review/drill formations/chorus

 

Week 6 

Shoulder Shimmy Hip Drop

Torso Twist

​Review/drill formations/chorus

 

Week 7 

 

Single Bump and 1/2 Turn

Review/drill formations/chorus

 

Week 8 

Camel Walk

Double Bump

​Reivew/drill formations/chorus

 

Week 9 

 

Up 2 Down 3 

Military Zill Pattern

​Review/drill formations/chorus

 

Week 10 

 

Arabic Shimmy

Arabic Shimmy with Arms & Turn (ASWAAT)

​Review/drill formations/chorus

 

Week 11 

 

Ghawazee Shimmy Combo

​Review/drill formations/chorus

 

Week 12 

 

Reverse Taxeem

Head Slides

​Review/drill formations/chorus

 

 


 

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