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Ahlam Academy of Middle Eastern Dance

Choreography Project

Choreography Project

Want to create your own belly dance choreography? Whether you have done this before or you are creating your first, this class will offer you new ways to be creative. These semi-private classes will run every week (roughly) for 6 weeks. You will learn important aspects of creating creative choreographies from inception to completion. How to listen to music to gain inspiration, improvisation, stage dynamics, use of space and shape, and much more. All you need is an open mind, some time set aside to work on your choreography every week, and a song you want to use.

Before class begins, please select a piece of Arabic music approx. 3-5 minutes long. I would suggest an oriental style piece with rhythm, mood, style changes, so it’s interesting to work with. No drum solos or fusion, please. Please contact Anna BEFORE the classes begin, so you will be ready with an appropriate song selection.

To best prepare for this class, be sure to carve time in your schedule to complete weekly assignments. This is a PROJECT class, so it’s expected that you will do your homework to present the following week.

Non-AAMED Students: You can join in the fun even if you aren’t in our program! 1-2 yrs previous belly dance experience is highly suggested.

AAMED Students: Completion of your weekly assignments will account for 50% of your project grade. Completion of your choreography within 3 months of project start date will account for the remaining 50% of your project grade.

Prerequisite (for AAMED students only):
Completion of AAMED Level 1 (or special permission from Anna)

All classes are on Fridays @ 7pm-8pm
May 4th, 11th, 18th, Jun. 1st, 8th, 15th
If you are unable to make ONE of the classes, you may take a 30min private lesson to make-up.

Cost is $160 for all 6 semi-private classes!
Payment Plan Available: $80 to secure your spot, $80 on first class day

Sign up preference will be given to AAMED Level 2 students (until 04/13) , then AAMED Level 1 students (until 04/13), and then open to everyone.

Space is limited to only 4 spots, so don’t wait to sign-up!

Because space is limited, please text or email Anna to signup, you will have 24 hours to pay a deposit of half or the full fee to secure your spot in the project. Thank you!

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“Oooh this is the BEST, best class ever! Just in the first class alone, I realized it was worth by it SELF what I paid for the whole series of six classes. Thank you, Anna. for revealing all the little mysteries and little secrets that make the world of difference in the life of a belly dancer. Especially for those that want to become professionals or just dance like one.” – Mary G.

“Highly HIGHLY recommended!!! It makes choreography feel doable” – Kelli N.