About A-Z Bellydance Study Courses for Certification


The A-Z Bellydance Study Courses are designed for Certification. A-Z provides adaptable movement matrices for Raqs Sharqi, Baladi & Folkloric styles, and newer creative fusion styles. Participants receive a progressive lesson structure to support their learning from start to finish, with course materials including dvd instruction, a study manual, course music, online examination and personal assessment process. Assessment guidelines describe the key criteria that must be demonstrated for successful completion, and participants receive a fully detailed report. A certificate is issued upon successful completion.

Courses are available online, and if you prefer to receive hard copy items, these can be posted to you in addition to the electonic items. The courses are delivered in 6 x progressive lessons, each requiring aproximately 4 hours each to complete. So depending on the time you have available, you have the flexibility to choose to do the course in 6 days, 6 weeks, or up to 3 months.
Participants have 3 months to complete their course to receive their FREE Assessment, or an Assessment fee of $90 applies thereafter.

Courses have been created in a progressive and logical orde. A-Z Original provides the essential foundational process for the methodology. A-Z Advanced sequences, designed for stage, are more complexs yet mirror the core structure and qualities of each Original sequence, so the two streams combine seamlessly. Personal Techniques certification is a pre-requisite for Teacher Training. The final course is the Assessor's training. Graduates of the new format A-Z Teacher Training and Assessor Training can offer official OPT and APT training courses.

A-Z course participants are supported by a welcoming community, and Teachers often travel or are invited to teach within the community, as A-Z encourages dancers to express their unique areas of strength and inspiration.


The NEW A-Z Teacher Training takes place in Cairo, Egypt, in December 2017.

The new A-Z A-Z OPT and APT courses, and Teacher Training OTT and ATT courses are out in January 2018.




Description of A-Z Study Courses - Purchase Your Course Here
Available from October 2017
About A-Z Bellydance Personal Techniques Courses - Original & Advanced

DESCRIPTION:
The A-Z Original and Advanced Personal Techniques courses explore the methodology in depth, with a choreographic and improvisational process to consolidate your learning. Each course focuses on the 26 x sequences and their respective sets. Participants receive 5 x complete choreographies, one for each set, to add to their practical study component.

GOALS:
Once certified, graduates will be completely familiar and confident with dancing all sequences. They will also have discovered their somatic movement strengths and challenges, and will be able to rebalance their body's energy centres to ultimately improve their dancing and self awareness, with improved technical skills.

DELIVERY:
The OPT and APT courses are delivered digitally, with an option for additional hard copy materials. Clear assessment criteria provides partcipants with a structural format for presenting their demonstrations, so that all aspects of their dancing can be professionally observed, and personal feedback can be provided, to best support their development.

ASSESSMENT:
Assessment is submitted in two parts:
25% - multiple choice section submitted online
75% - filmed demonstration of sequences and sets
Assessment is free if taken within 3 months, thereafter Assessment fee is $90. A full personal report is issued by an Assessor, and a certificate is issued upon completion.
1. A-Z Original Personal Techniques
(OPT) Course - 6 Sessions & Assessment


OPT COURSE PACK INCLUDES:
* DVD 1: New A-Z Original dvd includes 'Seeds of Bellydance'
* DVD 2: 6 x OPT Choreographies (props - cane & veil)
* OPT CD: Egyptian music & rhythms recorded in Cairo
* OPT Study Manual, 6 x Lessons & Assessment Guide
* Free Assessment within 3 months (or $90 thereafter)

Cost: $270 USD - fully downloadable electronic version
(To add a full hard copy pack, add an extra $30 + $18 postage)

OUT EARLY 2018


2. A-Z Advanced Personal Techniques
(APT) Course - 6 Sessions & Assessment


APT COURSE PACK INCLUDES:
* DVD 1: New A-Z Advanced dvd & Stagecraft & Styles
* DVD 2: 6 x APT Choreographies (props - cane & veil)
* APT CD: Egyptian music & rhythms recorded in Cairo
* APT Study Manual, 6 x Lessons & Assessment Guide
* Free Assessment within 3 months (or $90 thereafter)

Cost: $270 USD - fully downloadable electronic version
(To add a full hard copy pack, add an extra $30 + $18 postage)

OUT EARLY 2018
   
About A-Z Bellydance Teacher Training Courses - Original & Advanced

DESCRIPTION:
The A-Z Original and Advanced Teacher Training courses train Personal Techniques graduates to become A-Z Bellydance Teachers, fully proficient in the A-Z Methodology, including creating lesson pans and curriculum, teaching formation and troupe work, use of props, stagecraft and somatics.

GOALS:
Certified graduates will be able to teach and translate all sequences in a myriad of styles, will have strengthened their teaching skills, and be able to deliver curriculum in a professional and effective manner. Includes teaching of choreography, improvisation, stylisation, musicality, rhythms, phrasing, group formations and the use of props. You will also learn how to identify your student's strengths and challenges, and offer tools to provide remedial advice and support for their development.

DELIVERY:
As with OPT and APT, the OTT and ATT courses are delivered digitally, with hard copy option, with dvd instruction, music and study manual, 6 x lessons and Assessment guidelines, plus teacher's notes.

ASSESSMENT:
Assessment is submitted in two parts:
25% - multiple choice section submitted online
75% - 2 projects with filmed demonstration and choreography
Assessment is free if taken within 3 months, thereafter Assessment fee is $90. A full personal report is issued by an Assessor, and certificate issued upon completion

TEACHER'S LISTING: All certified teachers receive a BIO page on the Teacher's listing, with a photo, biography, contact details and links to their classes.
3. A-Z Original Teacher Training
(OTT) Course - 6 Sessions & Assessment


*OPT Certification Required

OTT COURSE PACK INCLUDES:
* DVD 1: OTT Formations, Patterns & Props (Cane/Veil)
* DVD 2: Curriculum, Choreographies & Teaching Skills
* OTT CD: Egyptian music & rhythms recorded in Cairo
* OTT Study Manual, 6 x Lessons & Assessment Guide
* Teacher's Notes & Templates for Teaching A-Z clases
* Free Assessment within 3 months (or $90 thereafter)

Cost: $270 USD - fully downloadable electronic version
(To add a full hard copy pack, add an extra $30 + $18 postage)

OUT EARLY 2018
4. A-Z Advanced Teacher Training
(ATT) Course - 6 Sessions & Assessment


*APT Certification Required

ATT COURSE PACK INCLUDES:
* DVD 1: ATT Formations, Patterns & Props, Theatrical
* DVD 2: Curriculum, Choreographies & Teaching Skills
* ATT CD: Egyptian music & rhythms recorded in Cairo
* ATT Study Manual, 6 x Lessons & Assessment Guide
* Teacher's Notes & Templates for Teaching A-Z clases
* Free Assessment within 3 months (or $90 thereafter)

Cost: $270 USD - fully downloadable electronic version
(To add a full hard copy pack, add an extra $30 + $18 postage)

OUT EARLY 2018
   

Testimonials by A-Z Course Graduates & Teachers
We receive so many testimonials from dancers from around the world. There are too many to list, but here are some of them.


'I'm so enriched... I've learned more about history, culture, musicality'
Joany, Canada


"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 about 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."
'The first thing students comment on is the clarity & ctructure of the sequences'
Guinevere, Wales


"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. A-Z encourages improvisation within structure, and intuitive dance skills are also developed through A-Z, which is essential for all dancers. On a deeper level, Keti’s approach embraces holistic elements of movement and energy work."

'An excellent teaching tool that provides endless opportunities'
Paola, Brazil


"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."
'One of the best constructed syllabuses I have seen in any form of dance education'
Satima, Australia


"Keti has to be one of the finest teachers of this genre in the world. Her work is thoughtful and carefully graded, so that each step of the way builds on previous ones. Her A-Z system is one of the best constructed syllabuses I have seen in any form of dance education."
'Incredibly useful and helpful, each time I work with it, I get more out of it'
Amanda, USA


"As a teacher I'm finding A-Z incredibly useful and helpful - and it seems like each time I work with it, I get more out of it. A wonderful system for the person who is looking for a longer syllabus for teaching."
'Improved my dancing and my teaching skills amazingly!'
Tracey, Australia


"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!"

'An invaluable experience to me as a dancer and teacher'
Lyza, Wales


“A-Z has taught me the discipline required to memorize routines and as a consequence has improved my ability to choreograph and remember my own solo choreographies in front of an audience. The bite-size chunks of information make them fun to learn, teach, practice and perform. 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 Personal Technique and Teacher Training has been an invaluable experience to me as a dancer and teacher.”

'At a deeper level, the whole process has been a healing journey'
Lottie, UK


"I just want to thank you for what you have created. I have enjoyed both the A-Z Original and Advanced Bellydance methodology. 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. Thank you for creating this insightful methodology that continues to inspire teachers and students worldwide."
'It has become my foundation'
Heather, Australia


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!"
'I have gained so much already!'
Simone, Australia


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

'The routines feel so natural'
Lila, South Africa


"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."

'Help whenever I needed support ' Rasika, India

"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."

'Insightful comments and feedback'
Wendy, Canada


"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."

'Develops style and technique'
Ruth & Amy, Wales


"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!"

'Improved my dancing'
Anni, Bulgaria


"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."

'Inspiration and support'
Faith, Canada


"After graduating from Keti Sharif 's Original Teacher Training, I felt so proud of myself! I am so grateful for my inspiration and the hours of support I have had from Keti."

'Detailed feedback very valuable'
Lesia, Australia


"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!"

'Resonates with me as a teacher'
Cathy, Australia


"I love the way that the assessor can read the energetic qualities of the dancer... it resonates with me as a teacher. This supports my students and teaching so much, thank you!"