You will not be alone. Should you be one of the many who decided to get fit this year and are already making excuses as to why you cannot go to the gym, I have the perfect solution-- belly dancing.
Through Initiation, participants are introduced to the key concepts of the approach which encompass biomechanics, vocabulary development, improvisation, choreography, musicality, practice development, belly dance history, costuming, and performance preparation and experience.
Participants in this intensive will come away with a tool box full of methods and concepts to improve technique, stimulate creativity, and begin to build effective and dynamic dances, whether improvised or choreographed, solo or with others.
Participants will create original combinations, expand proficiency in musicality and learn common Arabic rhythms, and explore design for adornment. Cultivation is open to dancers who have completed Phase I, Initiation or by accepted application. In addition to daily technique training, participants will create original compositional studies.
We will discuss group rehearsal, challenges presented by rehearsal and performance, and optimal conditions for group work. They may then be eligible to register for Phase IV, Teacher Training, provided that they complete all requirements and have consistently displayed respectful and positive behavior toward other participants and themselves throughout all three intensives.
Primary objectives of Phase III: Polishing and mastering technique to become a certified 8 Elements Practitioner Collaborative work: Gain experience with dance composition concepts, group rehearsal dynamics, and prepare for your final project composition In Culmination, participants will: Practice compositional principles in collaborative groups to prepare for a final project Gain experience with solo improvisation Get feedback about technique and dance making skills Perform dance studies for the class Learn tons of Datura Vocabulary and experience group improvisation Drill technique studies and conditioning practices daily Participate in a morning discussion about group work, group dynamics, and critical response Have nightly homework that reinforces concepts from class.
Dance, Arabic music, kinesthetic learning, skill building, giving and receiving feedback, and collaboration Learn and dance with a densely-packed zil composition Culmination is open to dancers who have completed Initiation and Cultivation. Transmission Transmission, Phase IV of the training, focuses on transmitting what has been learned from these trainings and other performance experiences to other dancers.
Subjects will include demonstration, observation, corrections, different teaching styles and methods, ethics, positive communication, critique, inspiration vs.
Participants will also have the opportunity to gain hands on experience practicing teaching during the intensive. In Transmission, participants will learn: Transmission is open to dancers who have completed testing and requirements for Initiation, Cultivation, and Culmination, or by accepted application.
From beginners to professionals, the 8 Elements approach provides a solid foundation in all aspects of belly dance--and it's the most motivating, inspirational dance training experience I've ever had the good fortune to participate in!
Not only is the content invaluable, but Rachel's ability to make that content accessible is truly a gift. She is not just an amazing dancer, she is a brilliant teacher. I think it is a great way to honor our dance form, cultivate a deeper understanding of our history and lineage, as well as a deeper understanding of the body, movements, and integration of the essential components of a well rounded dancer.
On top of all of this, Rachel gives you tools to take home and will enrich your own practice. Rachel Brice fosters a supportive environment which nurtures a dancer's creativity and confidence levels, while also emphasizing a strong technical foundation in dance and yoga.
I've been waiting for Rachel's program to emerge for years and look forward to growing as her student for many years to come. What I didn't expect at all was how the experience and the 8 Elements community would creep into my heart and become a source of continual inspiration, insight, and support.
Years of struggling all came together at this workshop, giving me the needed skills to address my challenges.
Belly Dance is a lead and follow class that is open to all levels. You will work your hips, abs, back and arms while challenging your mind, muscle control, balance and flexibility. This class combines Belly Dance with fitness for a fun atmosphere of dance and cardio to a variety of fun and upbeat music. Feb 10, · Belly dancing is becoming increasing popular with women in their 50s and 60s. Fitness, friendship and visibility are among the many reasons they are signing up to classes. Experience Lead Belly’s songs through a new lens as Dan Zanes and Valerie June, Chuck D., Billy Bragg, Aloe Blacc, and many others celebrate an American musical icon.
I learned not only about belly dance, but myself. It is really intense! Want to get out of your comfort zone? Want to grow mentally, emotionally, and physically? The 8 Elements rollercoaster is worth the ride. Challenging for both technical and personal growth.
I have never been so challenged, inspired, and grateful. Rachel's teaching style really connected with me, and along with a whole new, exciting dance vocabulary, I have a better outlook on my personal practice, and clear goals for the future.
The incredible wealth of knowledge that has been shared makes me hungry for more! I've learned so much here both from Rachel and from other beautiful dancers. So many mind-blowing inspirations that could not only benefit my dancing skills but also help a lot in my personal life.tekNique writes Tracks are: Better off alone, sandstorm, Played alive, sunchyme, insomnia, zombie nation, children, 9pm till i come.
These are all trance or trancey tunes from late 90s to early s. It all started almost a year ago, after the Shimmy in the City competition. A couple of people independently had the same idea: could a group of solo dancers come together and learn a dance well enough to perform in a competition?
Belly Dance is natural to a woman`s bone and muscle structure with movement emanating from the torso rather than in the legs and feet. The dance often focuses upon isolating different parts of the body, moving them independently in sensuous patterns, weaving together the entire feminine form.
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We are dedicated to bring the BEST of belly dance to Miami!! The Miami Bellydance Convention caters to the Entire Family!!
From the Shows to the Workshops, and a Competition to a traditional Middle Eastern live Orchestra, this event is for everyone to Enjoy!! Feb 10, · Belly dancing is becoming increasing popular with women in their 50s and 60s.
Fitness, friendship and visibility are among the many reasons they are signing up to classes.