Feb 26, 2024  
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DANC 1165 - Beginning Belly Dance

Credits: 1

[Previously offered as: DANC 143L] Introduction to Middle Eastern (Belly) Dance or Raks Sharqi, using basic steps, movements and rhythms of Turkish, Egyptian, and pan-North African dance forms. The choreography in this class includes any basic steps and arm movements and experimentation with taksim or solo improvisation. Emphasis is on posture and presence, strength in technique, confidence in performance and improvisation. Simple zils or finger cymbal, and veil dancing will also be introduced. Identification of basic rhythms and styles of the music and dance will be discussed. Each class period will include both technical and personal work, encouraging each dancer to find individual style and internal connection within this form of dance.

May be taken twice for degree or certificate credit.
Offered: Occasionally.
Two lab hours.

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