A-Z Bellydance Advanced Self Study Course (Certification Course #4)
Certification Study Course
ABOUT THE A-Z ADVANCED PERSONAL TECHNIQUES COURSE
Keti Sharif's A-Z Bellydance offers a somatic approach to bellydance within a progressive, multi-layered framework. A-Z Advanced features 26 x sequences that build from their Original counterparts, with a focus on spatial patterns and stage performance, presented in five sets. Each set explores a particular movement group, and culminates in an interpretive choreography. APT supports the participant as they expand and refine their movement vocabulary of more advanced phrases that regularly occur in Raqs Sharqi, Baladi and Egyptian Theatre dance. The patterning within A-Z is designed to be assimilated on many levels; physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically.
BENEFITS FOR THE PARTICIPANT
Inspired by Egyptian dance 'aesthetics within a framework', and based on LIVE recordings of Egyptian music and rhythms, Keti's training method enhances interpretive skills through technique, cultural insight and musicality. Practicing the sequences to music develops neural-pathways and a fresh sense of freedom, confidence, and natural ease which is useful for both choreography and improvisation.
BELLYDANCE WITH A SOMATIC APPROACH
A-Z Advanced draws on movement properties associated with the 8 Efforts. The science and art of Somatics (internalising movement), Laban Movement Analysis, and Bartenieff Fundamentals supports body connectivity and performance expression. This improves confidence through awareness of the dynamics of dance, assisting body memory and encourages improvisation, exploring lyrical flow and musicality.
A-Z ADVANCED PERSONAL TECHNIQUES COURSE INCLUDES:
* 1 x APT Movement Glossary
* 1 x A-Z Advanced Instructional Video
* 6 x A-Z APT Course Video Sessions with Choreographies
* 6 x A-Z Advanced Music tracks for Choreographies
* 1 x Study Manual in 6 x parts
* 1 x Advanced Routine Names Sheet
* 1 x Choreography Notes Booklet
* 1 x FREE Assessment Voucher (expires in 3 months)
Items all delivered in 6 x 2 hour sessions.
* Private A-Z APT Course Participants Forum
Welcome to A-Z Advanced Personal Techniques
Session 1: (A-E) Stage Basics & "Lessa Faker" Choreography
Session 2: (F-J) Folklore Inspired & "Zay il hawa" Choreography
Session 3: (K-O) Taqsim & "Bahlam Beek" Choreography
Session 4: (P-T) Theatrical Styles & "Khatwit Habibi" Choreography
Session 5: (U-Z) Stage Dynamics "Tamra Henna" Choreography
Session 6: EXAM and Assessment Guidelines
SUGGESTED TIMEFRAME FOR COMPLETION
Over all time for completion: 6-12 Weeks
Course Session Duration: 2 hours x 6 sessions
Recommended Practice Time: 4-6 hours Weekly
A-Z APT COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENT
Pre-Requisite: Completion of A-Z Original Personal Techniques
Suggested resources: 200 Bellydance Moves - Individual Techniques
ASSESSMENT & CERTIFICATION
Certification requires an assessment process in the form of an online questionnaire, plus filmed demonstrations of each set. A certificate is issued on successful completion. Assessment and personal report are included FREE if the course exams are submitted within 3 months of purchase. Thereafter, Assessment is $90 for the OPT course.
Certified participants qualify to undertake the A-Z Official Teacher Training and Assessor's Course.
For more details contact Keti Sharif at [email protected] or visit www.ketisharif.com
Keti’s Somatic and musical approach to bellydance encourages mindful movement and creativity, whist preserving cultural integrity. Her teachings inform and enrich the dancer’s practice, improving musicality, skills and confidence, with helpful ways to access innate body wisdom for artistry and wellbeing. Originally from Australia, Keti developed A-Z Bellydance in Egypt, where she lived for many years, organising live music and cultural events. The methodology is currently taught in 40 countries, and references her Somatics training in the USA at UNCG, Springfield College, MA and the Laban-Bartenieff Institute in New York.