Hand-made costuming does not have to cost a fortune to look professional. In this workshop, Stacey outlines ways and offers tips to keep costs down and, with a budget of $50, demonstrates how this can be done in less than a day!
In this class we learn how to prepare the body for the powerful Layback! We will discuss the stages of laybacks from the bodywave to deep bodywave then to laybacks. We will also discuss the release valves and ways of preparing the body for backbending.
Turn around bright eyes! In this class, Stacey will cover four different types of spins and turns: the Cross-Over Turn, the Hook Turn, the Calibrated Spin, and a Sufi/Tanoura Style Spin.
In this class, Stacey will break down often-intimidating, always mesmerizing: BELLY FLUTTERS! This video showcases multiple methods to achieve the same magic and we hope you'll find one that speaks to you!
Once you've reached Expansion, you've got everything from Foundation, Metamorphosis, and now this crazy phase to choose from! Rock out with Violet for a whole song.
You've learned the combinations... let's put them together and dance a whole song through! This video is for those familiar with the Metamorphosis vocabulary (with the assumption that you've also learned Foundation).
Capricorn is a 16 count combination in our Metamorphosis slow vocabulary. It gives a nod to famous belly dance Capricorns, Zoe Jakes and Carolena Nerriccio-Bohlman.
Chest lifts and drops are great on their own for accenting music or making fun combinations. They are also the foundation for learning more challenging chest and ribcage movements.
Serpent is a 24 count slow combination featuring lots of funky hipwork and quick turns. Isolations include pelvic mayas, elbow lifts, hip drops, and more!
Good dancing begins with good posture. Violet will walk you through the key components to beautiful posture. Beginners, be prepared to receive a lot of information and watch again! Experienced dancers, try and find one area of the body where you can bring your focus to in order to improve your posture.
The pelvis is a fundamental part of many key belly dancing movements. We will start small with learning the difference between imprint and neutral and then apply our new knowledge while doing standing drills. Pelvic awareness can lead to safer posture and gorgeous hip movements.
The Escher Step is a simple footwork pattern created by Violet to help beginner students with zero dance experience. While it has nothing to do with belly dance specifically, it’s a handy tool in learning how to do footwork and eventually for layering basic belly dance movements over.