Beginners Guide to Classical Bellydance

Beginners Guide to Classical Bellydance

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This 28 page downloadable PDF study guide is an overview of the course syllabus and movement repertoire presented in Carrie Konyha’s Level 1 beginners classical Belly Dance technique course. Studying this guide in addition to attending weekly classes supports students in gaining a solid foundation and proficiency in the fundamentals of classical bellydance, preparing them for entrance into higher levels of bellydance training.

Originally created as a study guide for level 1 beginners certification testing offered at Carries ‘Lotus School of Bellydance’ in Sedona, AZ, we have found that beginning level students across the nation have benefitted from this study guide as a companion to technique classes.

Table of Contents
Introduction ……………………………………4
Bellydance History ………………………… 4
Bellydance Forms ……………………………6
Bellydance Costuming …………………… 7
Holistic Benefits ………………………………7
Basic Posture ………………………………… . 9
Warm-Ups …………………………………………9
Counting the Beat …………………………… 12
Bellydance Isolations ……………………… 14
Beginning Bellydance Movements …… 14
Foot Patterns …………………………………… 17
Traveling drills ………………………………… 18
Turns ……………………………………………… 20
Musical Interpretation ……………………… 21
Beginners Dance Combinations ………… 22
Finger Cymbal technique ……………………24
Cool Downs ……………………………………… 25
Practice sessions …………………………………27
Conclusion ………………………………………… 28

Authors Bio: Carrie Konyha is multi award winning, world class professional bellydance artist, instructor, choreographer, show producer & published writer with more than 30 years of professional dance training & performance experience. She offers comprehensive, standards based bellydance training courses at her dance school in Sedona Arizona and she teaches workshops internationally. Her multi- level training programs provide students with the scope & depth of education needed in preparation for professional careers in dance performance & education.