"I guarantee you will find A-Z Courses to be a useful tool for your learning, performance and teaching. Your dancing will improve as you gain confidence and clarity on many levels - structural, rhythmic, aesthetic and cultural.

Personal assessment helps identify strengths and
areas that would benefit from improvement, in terms of technique, transitions and movement value with solid feedback and support to energise all areas.

My aim is to help you learn fast, learn well and learn how to strengthen
your dance art."





  A-Z Bellydance Study Courses

Learn from anywhere in the world! Are you a bellydance student, performer or teacher who would like to learn how to be fluent in A-Z Bellydance? You can start at any level - beginner, intermediate or advanced - and will benefit from the courses no matter what level dance you are currently at. A-Z Courses provide a reliable, easy-to-follow methodology with personal assessment and feedback to ensure your successful learning.

A-Z Bellydance Study Courses offer Certification in A-Z Bellydance. A step beyond learning from the dvd alone, the Certification courses are designed to assist course participants to learn in-depth about the structure and methodology of A-Z Bellydance, and ensure the student is able to demonstrate correct techniques and meet assessment criteria. You will learn to improvise, choreograph or teach with artistry, clarity and confidence - with clear phrasing and technique.

Each course is delivered through a comprehensive study manual, dvd, music, written questionnaires and assessment guidelines. Musicality, cultural styles and extended variations of each routine are outlined. The course participant must fulfill assessment criteria through the delivery of written questionnaires via email, and submit clips via Youtube for personal assessment. Assessment is a valuable part of the process, and facilitates skills development, especially in areas that are challenging for the participant.

Through undertaking the A-Z Study Courses, you will improve your dance skills and gain insight into the way your body articulates a variety of movements, and identify which areas are strong, and which areas require strengthening and attention.

A-Z Bellydance Study Courses can be studied via Correspondence. Get Certified at home - flexible, convenient learning at your own pace. Or alternatively, A-Z Certified Teachers may run Certification courses around the world. In these instances, the student must purchase the course pack to register into the certification course, and the teacher will provide live training and additional support.

IMPORTANT: NEW A-Z COURSES & DVDS WILL BE OUT MID 2017
Current dvds and courses are being discontinued in 2017.

 
     
 

Personal Techniques and Teacher Training Courses



 
 


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Assessment Clip on YouTube

 

A-Z Personal Techniques courses clarify and improve all techniques, understanding and application of A-Z routines. Assessment offers detailed feedback, guiding participants to demonstrate routines to standard assessment criteria. A-Z Original Personal Techniques (OPT) lays the foundations for the Advanced (APT), so we recomment all participants start with that first. Personal Techniques certification is required before proceeding to Teacher Training. Certificate issued on completion.

A-Z Teacher Training courses qualify dance instructors to officially teach A-Z Original or Advanced professionally. Teacher training courses contain dvds with demonstrations, choreographies and lesson plans. Learn how to apply the routine syntax to props, formations and creative new works. You will also learn how to craft course curriculum, go deeper into musicality and may run OPT/APT certification courses, please liase with Keti. if interested in running the certification courses. On completion teachers receive a certificate and a personal bio/class webpage.

Our team of International Assessors offer course participants the highest degree of respect, detailed feedback and personal focus. We are committed to helping you achieve your personal best. Special thanks to the original course writing team; Renate Van Dordrecht, Suzanne Oehlers and Jilyan Andersen who collaborated on the initial A-Z course manuals.



 
 

Four Courses Available - A-Z Bellydance Original and Advanced
,


         
CURRENT COURSE DISCONTINUED FOR UPDATED PRODUCTION
COURSE # 1: A-Z ORIGINAL PERSONAL TECHNIQUES COURSE


The OPT Pack includes:
DELIVERED BY POST: 1 x A-Z Original DVD
SENT BY EMAIL: 1 x electronic study manual, 1 x downloadable CD, 1 x Assessment Guide and details of assessment process,
online multiple choice questionnaire.
FREE Voucher for first section Assessment (A-E)

Cost:
$270 + $10 postage (complete course, with A-Z Orig DVD)

Assessments: Assessments for Routines F-J, K-O, P-T, U-Z Original Routines must be paid for prior to assessment - 4 x $15 section assessment. Multiple choice exam is 25%, and filmed deminstrations are 75% fo the total assessment.

Pre-requisite for entry: NONE
Approximate time to complete: 6 - 12 weeks
 
     



 
CURRENT COURSE DISCONTINUED FOR UPDATED PRODUCTION
COURSE # 2: A-Z ADVANCED PERSONAL TECHNIQUES COURSE


The APT Pack includes:
DELIVERED BY POST: 1 x A-Z Advanced DVD
SENT BY EMAIL: 1 x electronic study manual, 1 x downloada
ble CD, 1 x Assessment Guide and details of assessment process, online multiple choice questionnaire
.
FREE Voucher for first section Assessment (A-E)

Cost:
$270 + $10 postage (complete course, with A-Z Adv DVD)


Assessments: Assessments for Routines F-J, K-O, P-T, U-Z Adv Routines must be paid for prior to assessment - 4 x $15 section assessment. Multiple choice exam is 25%, and filmed deminstrations are 75% fo the total assessment.

Pre-requisite for entry:
A-Z Original Personal Techniques
Reason - Original lays the foundations, and Advanced expans upong them.

Approximate time to complete: 6 - 12 weeks
 
     



 
COURSE # 3: A-Z ORIGINAL TEACHER TRAINING COURSE

OTT Pack includes:
DELIVERED BY POST:
2 x A-Z Original Teacher Training DVDs
SENT BY EMAIL: 1 x electronic study manual, 1 x downloadable CD, 1 x Assessment Guide and details of assessment process, online multiple choice questionnaire
.
FREE Voucher for first section Assessment (A-E)


Cost:
$270 + $10 postage

Assessments:
Assessments for Routines F-J, K-O, P-T, U-Z Original Routines must be paid for prior to assessment - 4 x $20 section assessments. Multiple choice exam is 25%, filmed teaching demonstrations are 75%. If initial projects show good teaching skills and aptitude, instead of submitting all 5 x sets, the Assessor will specify a few selected sets for submission.

Pre-requisite for entry:
A-Z Original Personal Techniques course
Approximate time to complete: 12-16 weeks
 
     



 
COURSE # 4: A-Z ADVANCED TEACHER TRAINING COURSE

ATT Pack includes:
DELIVERED BY POST: 2 x A-Z Advanced Teacher Training DVDs
SENT BY EMAIL: 1 x electronic study manual, 1 x downloadable CD, 1 x Assessment Guide and details of assessment process, online multiple choice questionnaire
.
FREE Voucher for first section Assessment (A-E)


Cost: $270 + $10 postage

Assessments:Assessments for Routines F-J, K-O, P-T, U-Z Original Routines must be paid for prior to assessment - 4 x $20 section assessments. Multiple choice exam is 25%, filmed teaching demonstrations are 75%. If initial projects show good teaching skills and aptitude, instead of submitting all 5 x sets, the Assessor will specify a few selected sets for submission.

Pre-requisite for entry:
A-Z Original Personal Techniques course
Approximate time to complete: 12-16 weeks
 
 

"I'm so enriched now that I have taken all 4 courses, this studies gave me more to share with my students. I have learned more on history, culture, musicality and now have 52 routines that helps me with my choreographies. I've taken many workshops, studied with great teachers, but this course was the most in-depth studies I have taken in the last 9 years. I'm grateful to Keti, she has put a lot of work in this courses."
Joany Gauvreau, Canada

"A-Z Bellydance has helped dancers worldwide develop and hone their craft through a logical, aesthetic approach to choreography. It is also an excellent teaching tool that provides endless opportunities for instruction at all levels."
Paola Blanton, Brazil

"I just want to thank you for what you have created. I have enjoyed both the A-Z Original and Advanced. I love the way they work together. And Keti, I really feel that you have been there for me and that I have been very lucky. I must say, that at a deeper level, the whole process has been a healing journey for me personally."
Lottie Prud'homme, UK

"I am so happy with what I have learnt from the A-Z courses. I found that because the routines feel so natural, they work great for both improvisation and choreography."
Lindie Lila, South Africa

"Of all the teaching methods I have experienced I have always found A-Z the easiest to follow, and the most inspirational with visual imagery to help remember the steps and movements."
Meisha, UK

"A-Z is a fantastic course and your advice has been of great help to us in developing our style and technique! The routines have taught us how to structure dances and they still act as the basis for our choreographies!"
Ruth Jenkins and Amy Johnson, Wales

"Before A-Z, I knew my basic moves but to string them together, especially to improvise, was difficult for me. I could follow my teachers in class, but when it was time to dance, I froze. With A-Z, I feel like I'm learning the essence of the dance and I'm confidently putting my own style into it."
Reena Jiansakul, USA

"Thank you for the evaluation of the routines and assessment report. It helped improve my dancing more than anything else so far and the personal feedback was very useful for me."
Anni Petrova, Bulgaria

"I'm gaining qualifications in something that I really love - bellydancing. We use A-Z routines in class, working to perfect each section and I love it!!!"
Melanie Safka-King, UK

"I have enjoyed your Teacher Training course very much and have loved the varying content that your work contains enabling us to make some very diverse 6 week courses. Thanks again for all your insightful comments on my evaluations. They have been extremely helpful and I will certainly integrate them into my teaching."
Wendy Schabrel, Canada

“A-Z has helped me to lay down a foundation of knowledge that I can build on. I feel a 100% rise in my confidence and therefore my enjoyment of dancing is greater."
Rose Barter, Wales

"I am so excited about passing the OPT course! I cannot express how much I LOVE this dance system and feel that I have gained so much already."
Simone, Qld

 

"A-Z is a great tool and assessment by Keti is really worthwhile. I have completed Original PT, Advanced PT and Teacher Training. The assessments, feedback and work I put into the courses improved my dancing and my teaching skills amazingly!"
Tracey Wright, Australia

"A-Z has given me confidence, skill and a wonderful resource to share and work from. The first thing students comment on is the clarity and structure of the sequences."
Guinevere Clark, Wales

"A-Z has been applicable to me as a Tribal Fusion dancer wanting to understand the roots of Middle Eastern dance better. My A-Z Teacher Training has been an invaluable experience to me as a dancer and teacher.”
Lyza Livesy, Wales

"I find myself amazed at how Keti manages to teach, inspire and challenge students at any level. I feel included, involved, and ultimately, I feel I am really dancing. She manages the balance of teaching while tapping into the student's level of individual ability so that at the end of the course, the student comes away with ownership of the dance.
Joanne Yang, Singapore

"Your detailed feedback in the A-Z Teacher Training Assessment report has been very valuable to me in my development as a Teacher. Thank you!"
Lesia Hancock, Australia

"I felt that your were teaching me in person. Thank you for replying to all my queries promptly and being there to help me whenever I needed support with my learning."
Rasika Pawse, India

"i have really enjoyed learning the routines, many have challenged me, and I've used them in my classes with my students and they love them too."
Emma Wheate, UK

"I noticed such a difference in my dancing since studying with Keti in NYC, I always refer to her A-Z routines, and they have become a foundation for my dancing. I don't think I'd be where I am today as a dancer if I'd not studied with her. Thank you!!!!!"
Heather Myers, Australia (studied A-Z in New York)

"I'm so happy with how you explain the moves and cultural reference, it is an eye-opener. I've studied with Arabic teachers and world masters, yet no other teacher spoke about this. Thank you very much for these bellydance secrets! Now my dancing has real "Egyptian" flavour."
Barbara Inneburger, Germany

"I have both the A-Z Original and Advanced & love them. Thank you for sharing your talent & passion with us."
Juanita Collins, Canada

"Thanks for the constructive feedback – it’s good to know what I’m doing well and what needs more attention. I’m enjoying the OPT process and am excited about doing the Pulse8 training!"
Ruth Casper, Australia

"A-Z Personal Techniques has come as a breath of fresh air, as I have learnt sets of moves which I can apply during my free dance."
Julie Matthias, Wales

"I got roses for Graduating from Keti Sharif 's Original Teacher Training! I have never felt so proud of me ever! I am so grateful for my inspiration and the hours of support I have had from Keti."
Faith, Canada

       
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  CURRENTY DISCONTINUED UNTIL NEW FORMAT IS OUT DEC 2017