Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Nesatovo - final product!

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Show is Wednesday, Decmeber 5th at the 40 Watt. Doors open at 7:00, show starts at 7:30. Dancers will need to be there by 6:30 and be completely dressed at 7:00.

Dress Rehearsal – during class on the week of November 25 (the week after Thanksgiving)
Last Rehearsal –
Ramsey Center Classes Sunday, Dec 2 times TBA (should be early evening; beginners will go first).
In'tisam final rehearsal TBA

Tickets and posters will be handed out in class on October 30-31 . We must sell 100 tickets by the week before the show, or we will cancel. Ticket prices are:
$5 in advance $8 at the door
Advance ticket money is due to your instructor by their deadline.

See below/back of sheet for more info about small group performances for intermediate and advanced students

Costuming – good places to look
Worldwide Fashions on Prince Avenue across from Aqua Linda
Moondance – www.moondancebellydance.com
L Rose - www.lrosedesigns.com
Miss Bellydance - www.missbellydance.com

Suggested Costuming for beginners:
Choli or half top
Heavily beaded tops like the ones shown in class (just make sure they provide enough support)
Colorful plain, sequined or beaded shirt (which can be tucked up if you would like)
Pants or skirt (if you are wearing pants, make sure they are not faded)
Coined, patterned, beaded or fringed hip scarf. You can also layer several scarves
Mary Janes, ballet slippers or flats
Coverup (to wear before and after you perform in the audience)
Shirt, jacket, caftan or wrap
Jewelry (some ideas)
Big earrings, necklaces with large pendants or chokers
Bangle bracelets or large cuff bracelets
Big, bold and bright! You will need to wear more makeup than you are used to – go overboard. Fake eyelashes are good if they don’t bother your eyes. Check out the blog closer to the show for hints.

Each dancer may only perform in 1 number in addition to their class numbers. Duets, trios and other small groups are preferred to solos. Performances are limited to 4 minutes in length. If you would like to perform, please send the following information to dancer.samira@yahoo.com as soon as possible.

1. Your Name
2. What you want to be introduced as
3. Name of song
4. Are you starting on stage or off?
5. Type of song, props, costuming, etc
6. What other dances you will be in

Spots will be allotted on a 1st come, 1st served basis. You will also need to have your number ready to show to Samira or your instructor no later than 2 weeks prior to the show. We would prefer earlier to give you more time to polish your dance to perfection.

If you need to edit your music, I suggest using a music editor such as Audacity (for PC) or Garageband (for Mac). For hints on how to edit, go to http://radio.about.com/od/funradiothingstodo/a/bleditaudio4.htm . To download Audacity, go to http://download.cnet.com/Audacity/3000-2170_4-10058117.html?tag=mncol . Garageband comes standard on most Macs.

All show music is due to me no later than Thanksgiving (earlier would be prefered). Files must be in an unrestricted (meaning anyone can open it) mp3, wav, or aac format. ITunes music must be converted to an aac file (a couple of suggestions are at http://forum.soft32.com/windows/convert-iTunes-protected-AAC-M4P-MP3-ftopict378063.html and http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1550 ).

Music can be sent to dancer.samira@yahoo.com or burnt on a cd and turned into Samira. Please label cds with your name and the song title.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Diamond in the Rough practice videos

I've got all sorts of options for you.

With music - flipped but facing you so you do exactly what I am doing


With music - follow the bouncing butt


Without music - slower so you can go through parts you are having trouble with.


The whole dance is here, so don't freak out when you see stuff you don't remember.

Now to go dress my bouncing butt as a pirate.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Video from 10-23

Batwannis Beek - for Ramsey Beginner. We will review the end of the dance next week, I just went ahead and recorded the entire dance.

Nesatovo - Ramsey Intermediate

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Notes and video for Inti'sam

Notes for Diamond in the Rough - feel free to download and add your own info


Video - dancing is correct, cueing is rough


Stray Cat


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Video Notes from 10/16

For Ramsey Beginner - I couldn't embed this one, but here is the link


For Ramsey Intermediates - check out theseinspiration video of Mardi Love, Rachel Brice and Zoe Jakes

A little humor....

A lotta zills....

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Practice Video - Round 3

Ramsey Beginner class notes

Batwannis Beek


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Practice videos - round 2

Feel free to use zamzar.com to download any of these

Ramsey Beginners

Review of new material (arabic 2 and 4)

Batwannis Beek

Ramsey Intermediate

You can download Nesatovo here

Monday, October 1, 2012

Notes for Ramsey Beginners

Here are the notes for the dance. After class this week, I will post an updated practice video.

Batwannis Beek

If you want to buy the song, you can get the entire album at http://www.amazon.com/Bellydance-Superstars-Vol-IV/dp/B000XUBLIW/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349136213&sr=301-1 I think it is worth the money