||About A-Z Bellydance - Methodology
A-Z Bellydance is an easy to learn methodology based on core principles of Egyptian bellydance, that can be applied to a variety of styles and genres of bellydance. It will help you expand you overall bellydance vocuabulary, so you have the means to express yourself with ease. Essential bellydance techniques and transitions are taught progressively, with definition and clarity. You will be able to remember routines easily, as you enhance skills, rhythm and phrasing. A-Z is easily integrated into you own dancing, useful for choreography or improvisation, and strengthens co-ordination, rhythmic comprehension and spatial awareness. Routines are clear, succinct and easy to learn - best of all, A-Z is a creative tool and can be personalised for the styles you enjoy.
What makes A-Z Bellydance an effective learning tool?
A-Z bellydance routines are adaptable and create a lovely sense of geometry and artistry, within a framework. By learning the synntax of routines, you develop muscle memory that flows organically when you respond to certain music and rhythms. Your vocabulary of movement expands easily, so you can improvise with confidence & choreograph with ease. Routines can be used in their original form, or can be creatively adapted in endless ways. Kinesthetic, visual and audio learning modes are referenced in the delivery of A-Z Bellydance. A-Z supports the dancer's development of footwork, direction, technique, balance and fluidity. Practicing A-Z enhances overall clarity and definition of your dance. The routines are designed to boost both your improvisational skills and choreographic development.
How is A-Z Advanced different to A-Z Original?
|The A-Z Bellydance 'Seeds' and 'Elements'
I work the methodology in with the elemnets and movement dynamics. Routines contain a matrix or 'essence' based on the elements. This principle allows the routine to be modified, adapted or even dissolve, yet maintain its energetic integrity.
A-E 'The Seeds' that contain all elements
F-J (earth - connected, grounded)
K-O (water - flowing, seamless)
P-T (fire - expressive, outreaching)
U-Z (air - elevated, nimble and contrast)
You can download a fee copy of the A-Z Bellydance Seeds HERE.
When dancing, three main factors that shape the overall feel of your dance;
1. Movement value (intention, weight transfer, direction, energy, shape, effort)
2. Personal response, receptivity & lyrical expression (internal story manifests externally)
3. Styling (cultural, genre-based, or creative)
The sequences focus on movement value, so personal response, gesture and styling can expand each routine to create vast, unlimited versions of dance expression. This is why A-Z can become completely tribal, or serve as a strong base for traditional, classical, or cultural dance. It can easily be used creatively for fusion or contemporary styles. Or it can be fine tuned to genre specific dance like Nubian, Hagallah, and even non 4/4 rhythm-based dance, e.g.: Muwashahat by adding 2 extra beats/steps to form 10/8, or movements can be simplified and repeated for Fellahin 2/4. The steps are comfortable for a wide tempo range, from 80-140 BPM, therefore easy to adapt rhythmically.
A-Z Bellydance is practiced in 40 countries around the world, and can be useful for the following bellydance styles:
Tribal and Fusion
Its also useful for:
Dancing the Elements
View Sample Clips and Applications of A-Z Bellydance
|Keti talks about A-Z Advanced Bellydance (9:40 min)
A look at the inspirations behind the A-Z methodology, and the common problems bellydancers experience, that A-Z can help improve. Also, the new expansive directions and genres that A-Z is moving into, plus a look at energy and intention. VIEW
|A-Z Advanced Bellydance DVD - Sample Routine (2:40 min)
A sample clip from the A-Z Advanced Bellydance DVD, showing Keti demonstrating the A-Z Adv Routine A- Arabesque. This gives you an idea of the teaching style and momentum of movement instruction. VIEW
|Musicality, Energy and the Elements (8:50 min)
A sample from the A-Z Support group video chats. These private support groups open 4 x a year for course particiants, with clips and materials supplied weekly by Ketil to help participants get the courses completed. In this particular chat on K-O set, Keti describes the energy of musicality and the elements, especially for taqsim. VIEW
|A-Z Study Courses - complete introductory Seminar Clip (9:10 min)
Many dancers who purchase A-Z DVDs decide to study further and undertake the courses. Courses allow the dancer to explore each routine at a deeper and more detailed level, and require demonstration each routine to fulfill assessment criteria. Participants receive detailed feedback on the presentation of each routine. VIEW
A-Z Bellydance Reviews & Magazine Articles
A-Z Bellydance Article in Nafoura Magazine by Guinevere Clark
Order A-Z Bellydance DVDs
|Order A-Z Bellydance DVDs
CURRENTY DISCONTINUED UNTIL NEW FORMAT IS OUT SEP 2017
We have a few last copies of the original and Advanced dvds from our last Cairo stock