Vital to respecting the art of belly dance is learning the tools, techniques, methods, and skills of improvisation. There really are learn-able skills that take the mystery out of improvisation and allow dancers to enjoy belly dance in it’s original format, improvisational. Studying these tools for 10 weeks (drop-ins welcome) will begin to build confidence and an arsenal of secrets which include understanding song structure, identifying favorite moves and combinations already in the dancer’s possession, skills of short and long dance phrasing, motif development methods, floor mapping, how to relax and express through repetition of movement and phrases, and drilling favorite movement associations per dance style, musical soundscape and instrument, era, and song and more. The Improv Primer material helps students’ unique essence, expression of the moment, and skill set to shine and, bonus, everything in this course will help with choreographies, too!
This class assumes intermediate level belly dance skills