Salimpour School Online Bellydance Classes

JL1 -Shams El Shamouseh: 8 wks

Learn this choreography in eight weeks while working on L1 technique in both formats. 

Technique classes focus on JL1 content applicable to the choreography, a standard SL1 rotation, and suggested layers for advanced dancers to apply to the SL1 class as appropriate. (Note the the choreography video and choreography notes are available only by PPV subscription.) 

This is an excellent choreography for students who have a solid knowledge of L1 in both formats and have begun to work on L2 material.

  • For L1 students: Solid experience with L1 in both formats is strongly recommended.
  • For L2 students: For a challenge in the SL1 classes, keep the footwork the same as presented but increase the timing of the movements from qt to ht or from ht to ft.
  • For SL3: Suggested layers are provided each week to use as applicable to the SL1 class.

Music and Notes: The music is from Suhaila's 1990 Ala Nar Blvd album, and a link to purchase the download is available with the PPV choreography subscription. Choreography notes are included with the PPV choreography subscription.

For certification program members, this training plan includes additional content that will help you prepare and study for JL2 certification.  Substitute classes (or adjust the content) as needed so that you are working at a suitable SL2 and JL2 level for testing.  The JL2 testing preparation training plans include:  Shams El Shamouseh, Ismaouni, El Samer, 1 thru 8, and Jamila L2 Rotation.

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 0:00-5:20 from the choreography video.
  • SL1 Singles
  • JL1 CCW Pivot
  • Jamila IAMED Speech
  • Salimpour School Compendium V1
  • Jamila's Article Book
  • Nomenclature
  • The New Danse Orientale
 

Week 2

  • Learn 5:20-13:20 from the choreography video, building on to what you've learned.
  • SL1 Three Quarters
  • JL1 Basic Egyptian Family
  • DML2 Veil with Cymbals
  • Salimpour School Compendium V1
  • Jamila's Article Book
  • The New Danse Orientale
 

Week 3

  • Learn 10:00-26:40 from the choreography video, building on what you've learned so far.
  • SL1 Pelvic Locks
  • JL1 Running Choo Choo
  • Salimpour School Compendium V1
  • Jamila's Article Book
  • The New Danse Orientale
 

Week 4

  • Learn 22:20-38:25 of the choreography video which includes valuable clarification on what has been presented of the choreography so far.
  • SL1 Squares
  • JL1 Arabic Family
  • From Many Tribes
  • Jamila's Article Book
  • Dance Art Book
  • The New Danse Orientale
 

Week 5

  • Learn 36:36-50:20 of the choreography video, continuing to build on what you've learned.
  • SL1 Circles
  • JL1 Singles on the Up
  • Salimpour School Compendium V1
  • The New Danse Orientale
 

Week 6

  • Learn 47:24-56:00 of the choreography video that includes important clarifications.
  • SL1 Figure Eights
  • JL1 Five Count
  • Veil Technique with Cymbals 1
  • Salimpour School Compendium V1
  • The New Danse Orientale
 

Week 7

  • Learn 47:28-end of the choreography video, adding to what you've learned.
  • SL1 Figure Eights
  • JL1 Shimmy Family
  • Salimpour School Compendium V1
  • The New Danse Orientale
 

Week 8

  • Review the video including running through the entire choreography: 1:06:20-end
  • SL1 Twists
  • JL1 Running Choo Choo Family
  • Salimpour School Compendium V1
  • The New Danse Orientale
 

Cymbals

  • Work with Cymbal Jams: 3s, 5s, 7s, and togethers!
  • Nomenclature
  • Stage Make-Up Tutorial




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