November 2021 Online Class Series with Nisaa
Registration and Payment Information
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Please note that class fees are non-refundable after the start of the session. Classes missed in the current session may not be used as credit for classes in future sessions. Registrations are non-transferable.
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- Register at least 24 hours prior to the first class.
- Check your e-mail! Nisaa will e-mail you the Zoom meeting link for each class on the day of the class. If you have not received an e-mail at least two hours prior to the start of the class, please contact Nisaa immediately to request the Zoom meeting link. Please do not wait till the last minute!
- A recording of each class in the series will be available for viewing for 14 days after the class meeting. All purchasers will be notified by email as soon as the recordings are available.
Aesthetic Essentials of Egyptian Belly Dance
Egyptian belly dance is more than just a collection of movements. The movements of the dance are embedded within an aesthetic framework that informs all aspects of the dance, from posture and alignment to the interplay between dancer and music. In this class series, join Nisaa for a deep dive into this less tangible, but no less important, side of Egyptian belly dance.
Target Audience: Middle Eastern Dance Students (Intermediate to Advanced/Professional)
Week One - The Aesthetic of the Body
Saturday November 6, 2021 4-5:30 PM US Central Time
(Please note that US Daylight Savings Time ends on November 7, 2021.)
Go beyond the basics of belly dance posture to explore aesthetic aspects of body carriage and movement in Egyptian belly dance, such as low center orientation and the balance between internal versus external focus, and how these aspects inform how the body inhabits and moves through space.
Week Two - The Aesthetic of the Movements
Saturday November 13, 2021 4-5:30 PM US Central Time
Go beyond the mechanics of the movements to explore the aesthetic aspects of how movements are executed and embellished. Discover why layering is about more than just showy technique, and dispel the myth that belly dance is all about isolations.
Week Three - The Aesthetic of the Music
Saturday November 20, 2021 4-5:30 PM US Central Time
Go beyond your basic rhythm CD. Explore how Egyptian belly dance manifests the fundamental aesthetic features of the Arabic musical tradition: not just rhythms, but how melodies are structured, why improvisation matters, and much more.