Today’s practice session could be either – you pick! We’ve got an intermediate level zill drill – or combo – up today. This one has some fun and versatile playing patterns and accents. If you like to play fast – you’ll love this one! If you’re not into – or up to – playing with some speed yet, try this combo/drill thing with a metronome at a slower speed and work your way up if […]
This week in the studio, we’ll learn an entrance combo from a magency – a piece meant to be the showy opening song to a longer show. You might also see this written mergence, magence, majensi… you get the idea. This part 1 of a longer combo, the second will be coming in 2 weeks. Let’s go to the studio and make an elegant entrance! Purchase the music for this week’s combo here.
To be a visual expression of the music… that is the goal of classic Middle Eastern dance. While that can sound like a nebulous concept on its surface, making it happen requires specific real skills. One of them is being able to follow the melodic line of an instrument or vocals. And that’s the skill we’ll be working on today! This week in the studio, we’re working on timing drills using smooth movements. Being able […]
Hello there, bellydancers! Today I’ve a pretty little veil thing to share with you – and you’ll only need 5 minutes to try it out! It’s a veil trick that combines two different veil moves in one fluid cycle. You could say we’re going to do a little tossing and turning – haha! Go get your veil and let’s try this quick little thing out!
Today, I’ve got some skill drills for you… with zills! We’ll be using two different patterns, then combining them. We’ll layer them over some footwork, then some arms, then put it all together! If zills have been a challenge for you, take it one step at a time. You can do it – I believe in you!! I’ve even created something special just for new (or frustrated) zillers, in case you want to check it out 🙂 […]