AAMED Program Requirements

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Program Requirements

LEVEL 1

Beginner Skills

Assessment Exam

Middle Eastern Rhythms for Belly Dancing / Zill Intensive Workshops

History & Geography of

Egyptian Oriental Dance Workshop

Dress for Success: Complete 

Belly Dance Costuming Workshop

Teaching Belly Dance I

Manual

Rhythm Identification Study Guide

Rhythm Identification Exam

Performance Requirements

Mentorship Plan I

LEVEL 2

Intermediate Skills 

Assessment Exam

Choreography Project

*may satisfy another requirement

Classical Egyptian

(January)

Saidi/ Raqs Assaya

(April)

Drum Solo

(October)

Veil / Slow

(December)

Teaching Belly Dance II

Manual

Performance Requirements

* performance of required choreographies may satify performance requirements 

Mentorship Plan II

LEVEL 3

Advanced Skills 

Assessment Exam

Taqsim/Maqam

(March)

Baladi Progression

(May)

Modern Egyptian

(September)

Egyptian Folkloric

(November)

Performance Project

Improvisation Project

The Art & Business of

Belly Dance Entertainment Manual

Mentorship Plan III

MIDDLE EASTERN SPECIALTY

FOR HONORS 

Turkish Oriental / Romani

(February)

Debka

(June)

Khaleegi

(July)

Balancing / Floorwork

(August) 

Student

Advance In the Dance!


1 Practical Exam

Attend 4 hours Drum/ Zill

workshops *Effective 5/1/2017

4 Solo or Troupe Performances


1 Practical Exam

Attend 1 Workshop &

Complete/Perform 1 Choreography

Attend 4 Classes

Attend 4 Classes

Attend 4 Classes

Attend 4 Classes

4 Solo Performances*


1 Practical Exam

Attend 4 Classes

Attend 4 Classes

Attend 4 Classes

Attend 4 Classes

Attend 1 Workshop

Includes 4 Performances

Attend 1 Workshop

Includes 4 Performances


Attend 4 Classes

Attend 4 Classes

Attend 4 Classes

Attend 4 Classes

Teacher

Dream Big & Inspire Others!


1 Practical Exam &

1 Demonstration Exam

Attend 8 hours of Drum/ Zill workshops *Effective 5/1/2017

1 Audio Exam &

1 Demonstration Exam

8 Solo or Troupe Performances


1 Practical Exam &

1 Demonstration Exam

Attend 1 Workshop &

Complete/Perform 1 Choreography*

Attend 8 Classes &

Complete/Perform 1 Choreography

Attend 8 Classes

Attend 8 Classes &

Complete/Perform 1 Choreography

Attend 8 Classes &

Complete/Perform 1 Choreography

8 Solo Performances*


1 Practical Exam &

1 Demonstration Exam

Attend 8 Classes &

Perform 1 Improvisation

Attend 8 Classes &

Perform 1 Improv OR Mixed

Attend 8 Classes &

Complete 1 Mergence Choreography

Attend 8 Classes 

Complete/Perform 1 Folkloric Choreography

Attend 1 Workshop

Includes 4 Performances

Attend 1 Workshop

Includes 4 Performances

(Teachers must complete ONE choreography (your choice) for Honors credit)  

Attend 8 Classes &

Complete/Perform 1 Choreography

Attend 8 Classes &

Complete/Perform 1 Choreography

Attend 8 Classes &

Complete/Perform 1 Choreography

Attend 8 Classes &

Complete/Perform 1 Improv OR  Mixed

Participants must complete and apply for each level within 2 years of beginning each level. Total 6 years max.

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