I am absolutely delighted we started this class.
I wanted to give you a recap of what we covered in our first class
I introduced our dance format ATS®. I gave a brief introduction about the relationship leader/follower.
I introduced the zils.
I introduced the Puja or moving meditation
During the classes we will be learning a vocabulary of steps that I will be introducing gradually.
There is some free material available to you if you want to see the steps online.
You can check the ATS® steps using my apps available online
and for mobile phones on Google Play and the AppStore
The videos show the steps in show situations, they are not broken down.
FatChanceBellyDance® provides copyrighted learning options such
as DVDs or online streaming classes
that are very good.
But they are absolutely optional and you won’t need them for our classes.
Let me know if you have any concerns, difficulties, if something is unclear, if you need further explanations on anything.
We introduced using a metronome to drill zills. The android app I used in the class is
the default settings are 4 beats per bar and 1 click per beat,
you don't need to change them just adjust the bpm tempo as slow as you like to begin.
I recommend drilling the zill patterns at home using the metronome or slow paced tracks to begin.
The one we used in class is Slow Maqsoum loop by Radio Laria
we alternated 16 counts of longa and military pattern
We introduced the concept of passing for slow and fast