Salimpour School Online Bellydance Classes

L1- Syncopations: 8 wks

Learn Suhaila's Syncopations Drum Solo with finger cymbals along with an 8 week SL1 rotation, special focus on circles, and level-up suggestions (layering with undulations) for advanced dancers.

This rotation works for advanced dancers, too.  For L2 dancers, keep the footwork the same as presented, but increase the movements up one speed (example: ft instead of ht). For L3, see layering suggestions (undulations) for each week to be used as applicable during the SL1 technique classes.

If you are just learning to work with finger cymbals, focus on Cymbal Jam patterns:  3s, 5s, 7s, and 4s (links provided below).  For dancers studying to test for L2, see the cymbal notes provided for each week.


Music and Notes: Music available on Suhaila's Repercussion album; link to music provided in Resources tab of the choreography vide.  Video instruction is available separately in the PPV section.  No choreography notes are available at this time.

For certification program members, this training plan includes additional content that will help you prepare and study for SL2 certification.  Substitute classes (or adjust the content) as needed so that you are working at a suitable SL2 and JL2 level for testing.  The SL2 testing preparation training plans include:  Princess of Cairo, Syncopations, Chic Chic Choc, Solid Ground SL2, Suhaila Format Challenge, and L2FCDS.

Note:  The training plan is 8 weeks, but the choreography subscription is available in 1 month increments.  The training plans were designed as a means to keep students training every week with a variety of classes following a traditional 8 week rotation of material.  You can do this training plan without learning the choreography, or you can learn the choreography without the full training plan.  You can adapt the training plans as needed.  Be creative.  Some approaches might be:

  • Purchase the choreography PPV for a second month so that you have the video available throughout the full training plan.
  • Purchase the choreography PPV for only one month, but double up the choreography assignments so they can be covered in one month.  
  • Learn the choreography all at once and then use the sections assigned per week as a guide for review.

Of course, the video has a lot of value.  Written choreography notes only tell a certain percentage of the story.  After you learn the sequencing, moves, and steps in a choregraphy, we recommend going back and relearning from the video again.  The second time, you notice even more!


Week 1   |   Week 2   |   Week 3   |   Week 4   |   Week 5   |   Week 6   |   Week 7   |   Week 8   |   Cymbals

 

Week 1

  • Learn 0:00-7:56 of the choreography video.
  • Bonus for Training Plan
  • SL1 Singles
  • SL1 Circles
  • Bonus: For SL3 layer und U-D ht db UB.
  • Middle Eastern Music: History and Study Guide
  • Cymbal Jams
  • Nomenclature
  • Rhythm Identification Album
 

Week 2

  • Learn 07:20-13:11 of the choreography video.
  • SL1 Three Quarters
  • SL1 Circles
  • Bonus: For SL3 layer und D-U ht db LoAb.
  • Middle Eastern Music: History and Study Guide
  • Cymbal Jams
  • Rhythm Identification Album
 

Week 3

  • Learn 13:10-22:10 of the choreography video.
  • SL1 Pelvic Locks
  • SL1 Circles
  • Bonus: For SL3 layer alt und U-D ht db UB.
  • Middle Eastern Music: History and Study Guide
  • Watch
  • Cymbal Jams
  • Rhythm Identification Album
 

Week 4

  • Learn 21:10-33:43 of the choreography video.
  • SL1 Squares
  • SL1 Circles
  • Bonus: For SL3 layer alt und D-U ht db LoAb.
  • Middle Eastern Music: History and Study Guide
  • Watch
  • Cymbal Jams
  • Rhythm Identification Album
 

Week 5

  • Learn 30:40-43:28 of the choreography video.
  • SL1 Circles
  • SL1 Circles
  • Bonus: For SL3 layer und und U-D qt db UB.
  • Middle Eastern Music: History and Study Guide
  • Cymbal Jams
  • Rhythm Identification Album
 

Week 6

  • Learn 41:25-51:35 of choreography video.
  • SL1 Figure Eights
  • SL1 Circles
  • Bonus: For SL3 layer und D-U qt db LoAb.
  • Middle Eastern Music: History and Study Guide
  • Cymbal Jams
  • Rhythm Identification Album
 

Week 7

  • Learn 49:45-1:03:30 of choreography video.
  • SL1 Figure Eights
  • SL1 Circles
  • Bonus: For SL3 layer alt und U-D qt db UB.
  • Middle Eastern Music: History and Study Guide
  • Cymbal Jams
  • Rhythm Identification Album
 

Week 8

  • Learn 58:55-end of choreography video for additional clarifications.
  • SL1 Twists
  • SL1 Circles
  • Bonus: For SL3 layer alt und D-U at db LoAb.
  • Middle Eastern Music: History and Study Guide
  • Cymbal Jams
  • Rhythm Identification Album
 

Cymbals

  • Cymbal Jams (Beginning)
  • Cymbal Jams (Level 2 training)
  • Nomenclature




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