Basic Belly Dance Steps and Mini Combos for Practice

12 Week Beginner Belly Dance for Adults and Teens

Course Syllabus

Each week of Beginner Belly Dance is designed to be completely separate so you can join the class at anytime to start your journey into Belly Dance. Classes are numbered so you can find your spot in the Outline so be sure to ask your first day of class for the number of the session and so you can follow your progress.  Completion of the Beginner Belly Dance Class Series is required to move up to all upper level classes. Be sure to print out a copy and make notes after each class!

12 WEEK BELLY DANCE LEVEL I SYLLABUS

1. HIP CIRCLE-R&L

BOX & SMOOTH-STANDING & WALKING

BASIC UP & DOWN-R&L

HIP SHIMMY FROM UP & DOWN

MINI DANCE

X4 RIGHT & LEFT HIP CIRCLE

X8 R UP-X8 R DOWN-X8 L UP-X 8 L DOWNS-8

X8 Ct HIP SHIMMY

2. FRONT & BACK 8’s

BASIC DOWN-R&L

DROP KICK-R&L

MINI DANCE

X4 FRONT 8’s-X4 BACK 8’s

X8 R&L BASIC DOWN-REPEAT X4 R&L-X2 R&L

X4 R DROP KICK-X4 L DROP KICK

3. 5 PACK

IN & OUT 1 HIP CIRCLES R&L

IN & OUT FIGURE 8’s

SASHE

BELEDI-R&L-IN PLACE & TRAVELING FRONT & BACK

MINI DANCE

X8 BELEDI-R&L IN PLACE & WALKING FRONT &BACK

X4 IN 1 HIP O’s R&L-REPEAT X2R&L-X1 R&L-X4 IN 8’s

X4 OUT 1 HIP O’s R&L-REPEAT X2 R&L X1 R&L-X4 OUT 8’s

SASHE R&L

4. CHEST CIRCLES-R&L

CHEST SLIDES R&L

IN BOX-SMOOTH-WALKING FRONT & BACK-BACK

BASIC UP R&L

½ GRAPEVINE WITH UP R&L

MINI DANCE

X4 R&L CHEST O’s-REPEAT X2 & X1

X8 BASIC UP R&L-REPEAT X4-X2

X4 ½ GRAPEVINE WITH BASIC UP

5. UNDULATIONS DOWN & UP (ROLL DOWN & UP)

IN PLACE & WALKING

R&L DIAGONAL

BASIC UP-R&L

BASIC EGYPTIAN-TRAVELING FRONT & BACK

MINI DANCE

X4 DOWN UNDULATIONS-X4 R&L DIAGONAL-X4 WALKING FRONT

X4 UP UNDULATIONS-X4 R&L DIAGONAL-X4 WALKING BACK

X8 BASIC UP R&L-X4 R&L-X2 R&L

X8 BASIC EGYPTIAN FRONT & BACK

6. BASIC UP-R&L

FRONT & BACK-R&L

BUMP THE DOOR-R&L

½ GRAPEVINE WITH UP R&L

MINI DANCE

X8 R BASIC UP

X8 R FRONT & BACK

X8 R BUMP THE DOOR

X3 ½ GRAPEVINE WITH UP

REVERSE AND REPEAT WITH L

7. SNAKE & CLASSIC ARMS-R&L

BELEDI-R&L-IN PLACE & TRAVELING FRONT & BACK

DOUBLE BELEDI R&L

SIDE TO SIDE R&L

TRAVELING DOUBLE BELEDI R&L-FRONT & BACK

MINI DANCE

X8 Ct R&L SNAKE ARMS

X8 Ct R&L CLASSIC ARMS

X8 R&L BELEDI IN PLACE-X8 R&L TRAVELING FRONT & BACK

X4 SIDE TO SIDE DOUBLE BELEDI

X4 TRAVELING DOUBLE BELEDI FRONT & BACK

8. HAND FLORES-R&L

R&L OUT-R&L IN

BASIC DOWN-R&L

HORSESHOE-R&L

M&M-R&L

TYPEWRITER-R&L

MINI DANCE

X8 R&L OUT HAND FLORES-REPEAT X8 R&L IN HAND FLORES

X8 R&L BASIC DOWNS-REPEAT X4 R&L, X2 R&L

X8 Ct R&L HORSESHOE

X8 Ct R&L M&M

X8 Ct R&L TYPEWRITER

OPEN Ct FREESTYLE

9. SHOULDER SHIMMY

TWISTS

EGYPTIAN R&L-IN PLACE

TRAVELING TWISTING EGYPTIAN R&L

TWISTING BELEDI R&L

TWISTING DOUBLE BELEDI R&L

SIDE TO SIDE

TRAVELING FRONT & BACK

MINI DANCE

X8 Ct SHOULDER SHIMMY

X8 Ct R&L TWISTING EGYPTIAN IN PLACE

X4 R&L TWISTING EGYPTIAN MOVING FRONT

X4 R&L SIDE TO SIDE TWISTING DOUBLE BELEDI

X4 R&L TWISTING DOUBLE BELEDI IN ½ CIRCLE TO BACK

10. UMI’S-R&L

WITH WEIGHT CHANGE TO R&L

FRONT 1 HIP O’s R&L USING UMI

BACK 1 HIP O’s R&L USING UMI

BASIC UP-R&L

OPEN EGYPTIAN-R&L

TRAVELING OPEN EGYPTIAN FRONT-R&L

SCISSOR STEP-BACK R&L

MINI DANCE

X8 R&L UMI’S IN PLACE-REPEAT WITH WEIGHT CHANGE R&L

X8 R&L FRONT & BACK 1 HIP O’s-REPEAT X4-X2

X8 R&L BASIC UP-REPEAT X4-X2

X8 Ct TRAVELING OPEN EGYPTIAN TO FRONT

X8 Ct SCISSOR STEP TO BACK

11. GREETING & SUNRISE ARMS

½ GREETING ARMS R&L-½ SUNRISE ARMS R&L

BASIC UP R&L

BASIC DOWN R&L

UP DOWN HIP SHIMMY-IN PLACE-TRAVELING FRONT & BACK

MINI DANCE

X4 GREETING ARMS-X4 SUNRISE ARMS

X8 BASIC DOWN R&L-REPEAT X4-X2

X8 BASIC UP R&L-X4 R&L-X2 R&L

X8 BASIC UP & DOWN R&L

X8 Ct HIP SHIMMY IN PLACE

X8 Ct SHIMMY WITH GREETING ARMS

X8 Ct SHIMMY WITH SUNRISE ARMS

X8 Ct EACH-HIP SHIMMY MOVING FRONT & BACK

12. BELEDI-R&L

TRAVELING FRONT & BACK

KASHILIMA-R&L

KASHILIMA WITH UP R&L

SACRIFICE STEP R&L

SIDE SALSA-R&L

CHASE THE DOOR R&L-UNWEIGHTED & WEIGHTED TRAVELING

PUSH ACROSS-R&L

MINI DANCE

X8 Ct BELEDI R&L IN PLACE

X8 Ct BELEDI TRAVELING FRONT & BACK

X2 R KASHILIMA WITH NO HIP

X2 R KASHILIMA WITH HIP

R SACRIFICE STEP

X2 L KASHILIMA WITH NO HIP

X2 L KASHILIMA WITH HIP

L SACRIFICE STEP

X8 Ct R&L CHASE THE DOOR

X8 Ct R&L SIDE SALSA

X8 Ct PUSH ACROSS

ADD IN’S

3 STEP TURNS-R&L

CORKSCREW TURNS-R&L

TWISTING SHIMMY

FRONT & BACK SHIMMY

UMI SHIMMY-R&L

KNEE SHIMMY

DOUBLE BACK

TURNING KASHILIMA-R&L

 

 

 

 

 

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