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$20 USD per class, or $50 USD for all three classes
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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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, July 18, 2020 – 6-7:30 PM US Central Time
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, July 25, 2020 – 6-7:30 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, August 1, 2020 – 6-7:30 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.