Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Saiidi Videos

Here are a few examples of Saiidi dance, both the more masculine and the flirty.

Tamra Henna with a more traditional dance

DaVid of Scandinavia with his interpretation

Egyptian Dancer Nour

Aziza doing saiidi without a cane

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tribal Basics for Healing Arts Centre students!

For those of you who need a more academic approach, here are a couple of documents for you.  The first is an overview of what makes tribal unique, why it was created, the two basic schools of thought, and basic formations, and leader changes.  The second is a "family tree" that traces how modern tribal improvisation has developed.
Basic Tribal Concepts                                                            

Tribal Lineage                                                            

Monday, September 13, 2010

Choreography music for Ramsey Beginners

This semester you will be learning a dance to "Lawn Ouyounak" by Nancy Ajram.  You can download the song from Amazon

If you are curious about what the lyrics mean, they can be found  here or watch the video complete with English subtitles on YouTube

While you're there - look at some of the other videos and arabic pop that is out there.  What do you enjoy about the music?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Workshop and show in Athens!

There is a dance workshop with Onca O'leary and the Mezmar society on Saturday, November 6.  There are workshops all day followed by a show at New Earth (that I will be dancing in).  Register at

Don't want to do the workshop?  Come to the show and see a variety of dancers!  Watching dancers is the best way to figure out what styles you enjoy the most!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Movement Vocabulary for Bellydance Basics class

A how-to guide for what we will be learning this semester.  Beyond Basics students you can use this to refresh your memory as needed.

Movement Vocabulary  

For Beyond Basics students, here's a video showing how you can put together some of the veil moves we are learning.