Performance Project: Low Intermediate Beledi Choreography (5-week Series)

Sahara Dance: Welcome 2021 Performance Project

Let’s close out the year with positive energy and perform together! Be part of our Sahara Dance: Welcome 2021 Performance Project and join Gretchen to explore the relaxed and playful beledi style of Egyptian belly dance as inspired by dancers like Fifi Abdou. Learn a 4.5 minute choreography to a dynamic, beledi song, drawing upon foundational and Low Intermediate movement vocabulary! Give yourself a focused dance goal to stay healthy and hone your craft over the holiday break. Learn choreography live, practice at home as much as you like with the video and then submit a performance video for the January Hafla.

Dancers will submit a final performance video by January 2nd for inclusion in the curated montage choreography. Limited spots are available so that all dancers are featured for the majority of their class video montage. Celebrate as we debut the completed choreography montages at the Sahara Dance: Welcome 2021 Hafla on January 8th at 7:30 pm EST, live-streaming on Zoom. Performance video submissions are optional; you’re welcome to learn the choreography and attend the hafla without submitting a video for the montage. Costuming is class wear (casual or fancy – your choice!) with a 3 or 4 yard silk veil. Color themes will be set after surveying participants and no additional costume expenses are needed.

Join us to make fun memories together, say farewell to 2020 and welcome 2021 with beauty and joy!

Sahara Dance: Welcome 2021 Performance Project includes:

  • access to the class video recordings for home practice for through the submission deadline (January 2)
  • invitation to the Welcome 2021 Hafla to celebrate completion of the dance, watch the finished performance pieces and welcome 2021 together!
  • option to schedule a private coaching lesson & video choreography review with teacher before submission deadline (additional charge)

Limited spots available! Classes will be offered through Zoom. Registered participants will receive an email one day prior to the start of class with instructions on how to log in. Registration will remain open up until 30 minutes prior to the class start time or as spaces remain available.

The 5-week class series is offered on a sliding scale, with a minimum registration of $100 and a suggested registration of $100 – $150. Your choreography project registration secures your spot in 5 classes for 5 weeks, recordings of class for home practice, inclusion in the class choreography video montage and admittance to the “Welcome 2021 Hafla” to debut the finished pieces. For those who are able, we appreciate your generous contributions to encourage future performance projects and keep our classes available. Your support helps ensure the continuity of our community dancing together. We are grateful for your generosity and care for our community. Thank you.

As a reminder: all are welcome and included! If the sliding scale is cost-prohibitive, please don’t let this keep you from dancing with us. Just email and we will help. We all benefit from dancing together at this time. 


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