Musicality for Bellydance - Instruments & Music-Movement Relationship

Learn about Middle Eastern instruments, rhythms, and music-movement relationships

Musicality for Bellydancers Course

Keti Sharif presents 4 video seminars with a 30 page ebook - clips of music-movement research in Cairo, and a recent worldwide survey. Learn to identify a variety of Arabic musical instruments, compositional styles, cultural genres, and how they influence improvisation & choreography.

Video 1. Arabic Instruments, Music & Culture
* Arabic Instruments and recurring movement responses
* Maqams to Taqsim; Arabic melodic modes & aesthetic
* Arabic music and cultural traditions, genres and styles

Video 2. Rhythm & Tempo as Foundation
* Middle Eastern rhythms and associated movement
* How tempo and BPM affect pace and weight transfer
* Rhythmic patterning for footwork, travelling, turning

Video 3. Musicality Skills for Dancers
* Musicality - skills for the bellydance choreographer
* Musical awareness for improvisation and free-dance
* Notation & phrasing - tools for compositional structure

Video 4. Musical Energy & Resonance
* Energetic resonance and music-movement connection
* Musicality survey findings - what new data reveals
* The Elements in Bellydance - Earth, Fire, Air, Water

Your Instructor

Keti Sharif
Keti Sharif

Keti’s Somatic, musical approach to bellydance encourages mindful movement and creativity, whist preserving cultural integrity. Her teachings enrich the dancer’s practice, improving musicality, skills and confidence, with helpful ways to access innate body wisdom for both artistry and wellbeing. Originally from Australia, Keti developed A-Z Bellydance in Egypt, where she lived for 20 years, organising live music and cultural events. The methodology is currently taught in 40 countries, and references her years of experience with live Arabic music, and professional Somatic Movement training. See more at

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