Ahlan wa Sahlan! Hello and Welcome to A-Z Bellydance & Rhythmic Essence! Thanks for visiting our course platform. It's a great place where we can get acquainted and work together to honour Egyptian cultural art, express our love of Arabic Dance & Music, and fortify a soulful attitude towards art for wellbeing.
Hi, I'm Keti, and this is talented percussionist, Sam Nascimento. Together we run the Blue Lotus Room in Perth and also host an annual cultural event in Egypt, which in 2023 will be held in October. My study courses & resources offer a somatic, cultural & musical approach for bellydance students & teachers, with mindful movement being integral to the methodology. I developed the A-Z Bellydance methodology in Egypt where I lived for 20 years, hosting cultural arts events & working with Egyptian musicians. Sam's drumming features in many of my classes, and he is also developing some exciting new Percussion course, which you'll see here soon.
A-Z Bellydance is Celebrating our 25th Anniversary in 2023!
A-Z Bellydance courses feature live Egyptian music, with new classical choreographies inspired by Egyptian dance 'aesthetics within a framework'. In 2023, I offer a full one year A-Z Teacher Training which progressively builds to expand movement vocabulary and improvisational skills. This intensive can be undertaken at any time (individual Modules or all Modules) and includes:
LEVEL 1: FOUNDATIONS; SOMATICS, MUSIC & MOVEMENT
Course #1: Somatics for Bellydance
Course #2: Core Essentials: 120 Bellydance Moves
Course #3: Musicality for Arabic Dance
Course #4: 40 Arabic Rhythms / Footwork
LEVEL 2: THE ELEMENTS; A-Z ORIGINAL & NAWARA
Course #5: A-Z Original Bellydance
Course #6: Nawara with Percussion
Course #7: Alkawakib (The Planets)
Course #8: AstroBelly
LEVEL 3: A-Z ADVANCED, LOTUS SERIES, REDA DRILLS
Course #9: A-Z Advanced Bellydance
Course #10: Neo Raqs & Fusion
Course #11: Lotus Series (Pharaonic)
Course #12: Reda Drills
LEVEL 4: A-Z FOR TEACHING, PERFORMANCE & WELLBEING
Course #13: A-Z Teacher Training
Course #14: Professional Performance
Course #15: Bellydance for Wellbeing
Course #16: Bellydance Career Success
Enjoy browsing through my courses. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at [email protected] - I am happy to answer your queries!
- Digital CDs & Egyptian cultural resources www.ketisharif.com
- A-Z Methodology & Teachers www.a-zbellydance.com
- Sam's Percussion offerings or drums www.rhythmicessence.com
- Perth studio schedule & Egypt tour 2023 www.bluelotusroom.com
- Farida Fahmy's official site, which I manage at www.faridafahmy.com