A-Z Bellydance has been updated with live recordings of Egyptian music and rhythms. The methodology, inspired by Egyptian dance 'aesthetics within a framework', expands movement vocabulary and interpretive skills through progressive technique, cultural studies and musicality. New patterns and pathways bring a sense of ease and flow to both improvisation and choreography.
A-Z Original and Advanced provide the foundation for many natural combinations that occur in Raqs Sharqi, Baladi and Egyptian Folkloric dance. A-Z explores the Elements, to enhance self awareness and movement flow, and the new format integrates somatics, Laban, Bartenieff, sacred geometry, and chakra energies. The aim is to "remember-integrate-release" so the body retains a rich movement vocabulary.
Each progressive set contains five core sequences, which establish a movement theme (reflected in various maqamat), and interlink seamlessly. The patterning within A-Z is designed to be assimilated on many levels; physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically.
The NEW A-Z's foundation is the SOMATICS for BELLYDANCE course, which you can get online.