Salimpour School Online Bellydance Classes

L1+ Chic Chic Choc: 8 wks

Learn this choreography in 8 weeks. Great for all levels.  Training plan focuses on SL1-2  material.

The training plan includes material from both L1 and L2, so this is an excellent challenge for L1 students wanting to work on L2 material. (Advanced dancers know how to increase timing and/or add layers, so have fun!! Make sure to work on things that are challenging you, not just the easy stuff. Also, watch the choreography for extra layers and nuances.)

  • Warm-up: Choreography Video 1 has a short warm-up 0:00-15:00.
  • Cool down: Choreography Video 4 has a short cool down 42:20-end.
  • Music: The music is available on Suhaila's Beyond Byblos album, and a link to purchase the music is provided in Choreography Video 1.  
  • An outline of the taqsim template is provided in the Choreography Video 2 description.

Choreography instruction and notes are available separately in the PPV section.  No choreography notes available.

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

  • Video 1: Learn 15:00-35:55.
  • Bonus for Training Plan Users
  • SL2 Singles
  • SL2 Circles
  • Suhaila at Byblos 1985 4/4
  • Middle Eastern Music: History and Study Guide
  • The New Danse Orientale
  • Nomenclature
 

Week 2

  • Video 1: Learn 34:20-end, building on to what you've learned.
  • SL2 Pelvic Locks
  • SL2 Figure Eights
  • Watch
  • From the Blog
  • Watch
  • Middle Eastern Music: History and Study Guide
  • The New Danse Orientale
 

Week 3

  • Video 2: Learn 0:00-11:21, building on to what you've learned. (Taqsim outline included with choreography Video 2.)
  • SL1 Figure Eights
  • Bridging the Gap 2
  • Watch
  • From the Blog
  • Middle Eastern Music: History and Study Guide
  • The New Danse Orientale
 

Week 4

  • Video 2: Learn 08:24-32:50, building on to what you've learned.
  • SL1 Twists
  • SL1 Figure Eights
  • Watch
  • From the Blog
  • Watch
  • Middle Eastern Music: History and Study Guide
  • The New Danse Orientale
 

Week 5

  • Video 2: Review 22:08-32:50. Then learn 32:50-end, building on to what you've learned.
  • Bridging the Gap 1
  • SL1 Squares
  • Basic Entrances and Exits
  • Middle Eastern Music: History and Study Guide
  • The New Danse Orientale
  • Watch
 

Week 6

  • Video 3: Learn 0:00-31:00, building on to what you've learned.
  • Abby’s Grab Bag 1 
  • SL2 Figure Eights
  • Watch
  • From the Blog
  • Watch
  • Middle Eastern Music: History and Study Guide
  • The New Danse Orientale
 

Week 7

  • Videos 3 and 4: Learn 31:00-end from Video 3 and then 0:00-32:00 from Video 4. This week involves new material with lots of reviews throughout.
  • SL1 Twists
  • Abby’s Grab Bag 4
  • Hearing Music (and Tallies)
  • Middle Eastern Music: History and Study Guide
  • The New Danse Orientale
 

Week 8

  • Video 4: Learn 0:00-32:00 for the wind-up to the end, to complete the choreography.
  • SL2 Pelvic Locks
  • SL2 Twists
  • What Are We Seeing Anyway?
  • Middle Eastern Music: History and Study Guide
  • The New Danse Orientale
  • Watch
 

Cymbals

  • Work on 3s, 5s, 7s, singles, and togethers. Don't forget to play L hand dominant, as well.
  • Nomenclature




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