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 LIVE & ONLINE


Did you know you can attend any of our regular, ongoing weekly classes via skype? Register for our regular classes and let us know that you'd like a skype option, and voila!

HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION?

Raq-On Dance provides classes on six-7 week sessions per year, with a week break between each session to provide free taster classes for current or curious students.

Session 1: January 12th-February 23rd

Session 2: March 9th-April 20th

Session 3: May 4th-June 15th

Session 4: June 29th-August 10th

Session 5: August 24th-October 12th (no regular classes week of Sept 7th, Sahra Saeeda weeklong Intensive)

Session 6: October 26th-December 14th (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 of registration. 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

 


BELLY DANCE LEVEL II (ADVANCED BEGINNER)

MONDAYS: 6:45-8:00 P.M. Level II Technique & Veil Work with Amity Alize

TUESDAYS: 5:30-6:45 P.M. Level II/Intro to Level III Technique Drum Solos 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 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.


LEVEL III INTERMEDIATE CLASSES

TUESDAYS: 5:30-6:45 P.M. Level II/Intro to Level III Technique Drum Solos with Amity Alize

This class is for the serious student who has achieved a level II status. We'll work on individual growth while focusing not just on technique and drills, but different styles, props, history, and performance methods. All dancers are required to work on solos (whether you perform them out of class is completely up to you). You must be willing to take constructive criticism from your instructor work as a team player with your peers. Please note, in order to join this class, you must get instructor permission and take level II for at least two semesters. Minimum of 6 students in order to hold class


SPECIAL TOPIC CLASSES & RECITAL CHOREOGRAPHIES

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

Open to all dancers with at least some beginner class experience and above. Limited to 10 dancers per class. You do not have to perform to take these classes.

Session 1 (Jan-Feb): Sword Dancing

Dancing with a sword and its history is as varied as the folklore of where Belly Dance originated. Although rarely done in the Middle East, dancing with a sword can be seen in many individual and group pieces in Tribal Style, Tribal Fusion, and Vintage Orientale (American Cabaret) styles of Belly Dance. Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Session 2 (March-April): Beledi Music & Progressions

The Egyptian word meaning “country” or “home” has become a dance style in itself. Known for its juicy, earthy, and less westernized staged performance style, a dancer’s personality can shine. We’ll cover the family of rhythms (Baladi, also known as Masmoudi) and variations and characteristics of what makes this style Egyptian by studying the culture from where it is derived from. Difficulty Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Session 3 (May/June): Egyptian Folkloric Dance: The Hagallah

Hagallah is one of the least known folkloric dances from Western Egypt. A celebratory dance with Beduin roots, the dancing is characterized by clapping, swaying hips, and smiles! Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate


PRIVATE LESSONS & SKILL ASSESSMENTS


Gain priceless individual feedback and instruction. Experienced dancers know that you can learn more in an hour of 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, dance history, and technique cleanup, bringing your dance to the next level.

For your benefit, we highly suggest that you complete a private lesson/personal assessment before moving to a new class level. This will help you target your goals, strengths, and weaknesses.



Raq-On Dance

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241 South Main Street

White River Junction, Vermont 05001

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(603)304-8676

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