Intermediate & Special Topic Bellydance

 

 

You're ready to take your dance skills to the next level. Break out your favorite hipscarf, dust off those zills, and get ready to grow!

-Group Classes & Online Classes

-Private lessons & coaching in person or via skype

-Workshops @Raq-On or at your location

-Developing a dance education plan and goal-setting

 

 

 

ONGOING WEEKLY CLASSES

HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION?

Raq-On Dance provides classes on six-7 week sessions per year, with week break between each session to provide free taster classes that you are more than welcome to attend and bring friends.

The 2014 schedule is as follows:

Session 1: January 6th-Feb 17th  

Session 2: March 3rd-April 14th

Session 3: April 28th-June 9th

Session 4: June 23rd-August 4th

Session 5: August 18th-Sept 29th

Session 6: October 13th-December 1st (no classes Thanksgiving week)

 

SIGN ME UP! HOW DO I REGISTER?

Each seven-week session is $99. Drop-ins are $15 per class. There is a discount for purchasing an annual class subscription. A confirmation email with dancer handbook and directions will be sent to you within 24 hours. All classes are non-refundable and non-transferable. Makeup classes are allowed by attending another class time during the same session.

Pay Online: Pay via the paypal link below (credit and debit cards accepted),

Mail check: Please make out to Raq-On Dance, 31 Hanover St Suite 5 Lebanon, NH 03766

Pay via credit card over phone: Please call (603) 304-8676

 

Level II & III Class Options

Subscription/Monthly Payment Options $50

This option is for the convenience of dancers who regularly attend classes on an ongoing basis. The $99 session fee is broken down on a monthly auto-debit (plus a $1 paypal fee per month).  Auto-debits can be cancelled prior to the starting of the next dance session. There are no refunds for partially attended sessions. You can cancel anytime.

 


BELLY DANCE LEVEL II

TUESDAYS: 5:30-6:45 P.M. with Amity Alize

This class is geared to those who have taken Beginner I or have obtained instructor approval to transfer from other studios and instructors. In this class we continue to work on drilling movements while adding more combinations, isolations, layering, and various dance steps in order to build you dance vocabulary. Please bring your zills (finger cymbals) and veil (loaners available at every class). Most people enjoy this level from one year to three.

Recital Choreography begins in February! Vintage Veil: Right out of the 70’s night clubs, this piece takes a featured set out of the American Traditional 5-Part Routine. You can learn the technique and combinations with absolutely no pressure to perform


MIXED LEVEL II & III BELLY DANCE DRILLS & COMBINATIONS

THURSDAYS: 6:00-7:15 P.M. with Amity Alize

This class is perfect for serious dancers, busy/drop-in experienced dancer, or the hobbyist who would like to continue working on deepening their knowledge and skillset. This class includes more personal feedback, drills, and combinations, working on body lines, layering, travelling steps, spins and turns, musicality, and history.


RAQ-ETTES & RECITAL TECHNIQUE & CHOREOGRAPHIES

TUESDAYS: 7:00-8:15 P.M. with Amity Alize

For those dancers who have obtained or are currently in class levels II & above.

 

FAQ:Do I have to perform to be part of these classes!?

No! You can learn the technique and combinations with absolutely no pressure to perform

 

FAQ: What’s the commitment?

Dancers must commit to classes @Raq-On dance from January-May for recital pieces and come to 3 mandatory Sunday Rehearsals (see recital packet for dates). Dancers who wish to perform more with the Raq-ettes should prepare for additional rehearsals on an as-needed basis. Though we try to reuse and keep costs low, Dancers should anticipate spending approximately $100 per piece for costuming and props

 

Fan Veil Fusion (January-February)

A soulful, deep, fusion choreography to Apocalyptica’s  cover of “Nothing Else Matters.” Full of all types of spins and turns, theatrical stage presence, this piece is for those who want to explore a totally different feel onstage. Difficulty Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Classic Egyptian Oriental (March-April)

An elegant-yet challenging choreography that full traveling steps and balletic arms-all while keeping a smile and humming along with a classical, moody, Egyptian orchestrated piece. Difficulty Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Folkloric Khaleegy Gulf Dance (April-May)

Engorged in a beautiful thobe, you’ll get close to the ocean, the pearl divers, and contagious rhythms of the Gulf. Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate




PERFORMANCE INTENSIVE PROGRAM

Limited to only 4 dancers, program offered once a year

 

Do you want to do a solo, but feeling lost as to where to begin?

Do you find it hard to get to a weekly or ongoing class?

Do you need a safe environment to accelerate your personal growth?

This is an obtainable, once a month, eight-month commitment.

 

At the end of this intensive, you will have the skills under your hip belt necessary create and perform your own pieces. This is for all serious students who want hone performance skills (regardless of Belly Dance level or style). Successful graduates will have an opportunity to perform in a special showcase just for participants.

 

"At some point in a students dance progression, there comes a time when we have to begin creating our own pieces to perform. This class was the perfect link between going from student to beginning performers. This Intensive outlined the necessary steps to achieve a finished piece within a scheduled period of time. Structured time as a group as well as personal one on one with the instructor offered two ways of support during this creative process. This is a must have class if you are truly interested in becoming a performer and need a structure supportive place to start."-S.D.

"The Performance Intensive Course is a great way to learn more about many different aspects of Middle Eastern Dance.  If you are a “beginner”, don’t think this class is over your head or not meant for you.  As a “baby belly” I thought this type of instruction might be a bit much for me.  I couldn’t have been more wrong!  I learned a great deal about different styles of dance, different ways of presentation, costuming and music.  This course helped me figure out what types of dance and music I am drawn to – some of which was surprising!  Above all, I was able to gain a great deal of confidence in myself and the group sessions with other women made me realize that no matter what stage of your life you enter this dance at – you find common ground and a camaraderie with other women no matter what your style, age, or ability level.  I highly recommend you explore this wonderful opportunity." -L.M.

How does it work?

Dancers are placed in small workgroups based on schedule availability, and similar goals (maximum of 5 dancers per group)

The Group Performance Technique Intensive covers the basics through advance topics of performance topics including:

·         Creating choreography

·         Picking Music & Style

·         Choosing costuming for your piece

·         Stage Dynamics

·         Improvisation Technique

·         Dance dynamics to spice up your performance

·         Creating character/stage presence

·         Musicality-understanding Middle Eastern music structure

 

What will I receive?

8 months of mentoring, personal feedback, small group support, homework, and growth!

The tentative schedule is as follows:

October 27th:Group Performance Technique Intensive 1 (1.5 hours)

October: One-on-one hour-long private lesson with Amity

November 17th:Group Performance Technique Intensive 1 (1.5 hours)

December: One-on-one hour-long private lesson with Amity

January 12th:Group Performance Technique Intensive 1 (1.5 hours)

February:One-on-one hour-long private lesson with Amity

March 16th:Group Performance Technique Intensive 1 (1.5 hours)

April:One-on-one hour-long private lesson with Amity (1.5 hours)

May 31, 2014:Perform your piece at Tupelo Music Hall!

In other words, you receive a total of 4 private lessons and 4 small group monthly performance technique intensive workshops



What is the commitment?

This is an eight-month commitment. Dancers are expected to spend 1-2 hours a week in addition to the monthly meeting applying the skills to their individual solo. Your success is only limited by the amount of effort you put into this intensive.

                                                                                       

What is the cost?

We try to keep this as affordable as possible. The cost for the entire intensive including small group sessions, handouts, and private lessons/coaching is only $225. The cost can be broken down into two payments of $112.50; the 1st being due at registration and the 2nd month of the program. Registration fees are non-refundable.

 

How do I sign up?

Contact Amity Alize at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (603) 304-8676 for a registration form and participant goal/availability questionnaire.


PRIVATE LESSONS

Gain priceless individual feedback and instruction. Experienced dancers know that you can learn more in an hour one-on-one with an instructor than you can learn in many group classes. For dancers at any level, take advantage of this time for personal feedback & constructive critique, specific style study, performance dynamics, history, and technique cleanup to bring you dance to the next level.

We highly suggest for your benefit that you complete a private lesson/personal assessment before moving to a new class level to help you target what your goals, strengths, and weaknesses are!

New for 2014 are skype classes! We now have the capability to offer high-definition, online classes and lessons!

Private Lessons

 


Raq-On Dance

31 Hanover Street Suite 5

Lebanon, NH 03766

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(603)304-8676

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