Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Music Links and Practice Video

Ramsey Beginners - Practice Video

Notes for the dance

Lawn Ouyounak

Ramsey Intermediates - Here are links to YouTube videos of the songs we are considering

A couple of things to note.  Shashkin is on here twice, because I have two wonderful versions that would work.  Also, in here are some examples of dancing as well.  The "Flight of Morrigan" video is extremely well done improv, complete with zills!

Omar Faruk Tekbilek - Shashkin 

"Shaskin" by Raquy and the Caveman


Flight of Morrigan - WildCard BellyDance 

I want to see you bellydance - Red Elvis

A Little less conversation - Elvis

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Video of Previous performances and FREE Music

Last performance of Lawn Ouynack for my Ramsey Beginners

Some sample improv performances for the Ramsey Intermediates.

Free Music from Amazon.com
This CD has about half upbeat Turkish pop and half mellow ballads.
7 Arabic pop tracks by notables like Amr Diab, Wael Kfoury and George Wassouf.
This has 19 tracks in all world music styles. "Cleopatra's Secret" and "Mah'Iqaa" are the most bellydance-able.

Monday, February 13, 2012

For beginners - Lawn Oyounak by Nancy Arjam

With English Subtitles

The official music video (with a slightly augmented version of the song)

For Ramsey intermediates

An overview of what makes improv unique (from an American Tribal Style perspective)

A little of the history of tribal improv (once again from an ATS perspective - appropriate since Carolena invented it)  Just be leery of her use of the word Gypsy

Monday, February 6, 2012

Reading for Ramsey Intermediates on Tribal Improv

Beautiful example of how dance doesn't have to be complicated to be amazing.  With the exception of a few things, like the drop at the end, the moves are simple but the formation and precision are perfect.

Need help on the 3/4 shimmy? Three videos with slightly different ways of explaining it. An ATS version, Anthea's, and Mahin's.