Salimpour School Online Bellydance Classes

L3- Ali Gara: 8 wks

Learn the Ali Gara choreography in eight weeks while working on SL2-3 material. 

Technique classes include a focus on the upper body, layering, intent, and precision footwork. This is an excellent choreography for students who have a solid knowledge of SL3 and are working on SL3 material. (Note that the choreography video and choreography notes are available only by PPV subscription.)

Music and Notes: The music is from Suhaila's Arabian Musicals Volume 3 album, and a link to purchase the download is available with the PPV choreography subscription. Choreography notes are included with the PPV choreography subscription.

The music and choreography are incredibly beautiful. When you are in love, sometimes the timing is off. . . things never quite line up. Sometimes by not acting on those first impulses or feelings toward someone. . .by acting too little and too late. . . the time has passed for good. This theme is visited in the choreography. In 2008, Suhaila staged the choreography for a Repertoire Ensemble performance at Rakkasah West; when you watch the video, you can especially see this theme represented in the staging.

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

  • Hearing Music (and Tallies)
  • Video 1
  • SL2 Singles
  • SL3 Singles
  • Watch the Performance
  • Salimpour School Compendium V1
 

Week 2

  • Video 1
  • SL2 Three Quarters
  • SL3 Three Quarters
  • Salimpour School Compendium V1
  • Watch
  • Jamila's Article Book
 

Week 3

  • Video 2
  • SL2 Twists
  • SL3 Twists
  • DML2+ Promenades, Heels, and Veils
  • Watch
  • Watch
  • Jamila's Article Book
 

Week 4

  • Video 2
  • SL2 Pelvic Locks
  • SL3 Pelvic Locks
  • Watch
  • Jamila's Article Book
  • Salimpour School Compendium V1
 

Week 5

  • Video 3
  • SL2 Squares
  • SL3 Squares
  • Watch
  • Salimpour School Compendium V1
 

Week 6

  • Video 3
  • SL2 Circles
  • SL3 Circles
  • Watch
  • Salimpour School Compendium V1
  • Jamila's Article Book
 

Week 7

  • Video 4
  • SL2 Figure Eights
  • SL3 Pyramids
  • Watch
  • Salimpour School Compendium V1
 

Week 8

  • Video 4
  • SL2 Twists
  • SL3 Twists
  • Watch
  • Salimpour School Compendium V1
  • Hearing Music (and Tallies)
 

Cymbals

  • Work on Cymbal Jams: Advanced Patterns




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