Dance Certification: Beginner Dance 1A Raks Leyla, 7/9/12

The Joy of Belly DancingWelcome to the Belly Dance Certification Program!

This program is strictly for fun, exercise or for those who love Belly Dance.

HOW TO WIN A FREE BOOK?

I will mail a copy of “Learn to Belly Dance Textbook and Certification Program” to the first dancer who sends me a copy of them performing the choreography to Raks Leyla! Raks Leyla is a fun, simple and easy dance for beginners. So be the first to send me a video of you doing this dance and you will win a free BOOK! It’s just that easy. Please contact me before uploading the video, see my contact info below.

The first 5 dances in the program are very easy to do. After all, a beginner dancer has to start SOMEWHERE. You can’t start out advanced or doing advanced choreography. Please take the time to learn at your own pace so that you can explore creating your own personal style of dance.

Dance Choreographies
Beginning Level

  • Raks Leyla, cabaret with finger cymbals to 4/4
  • Jasmine Dancer, cabaret w/veil and finger cymbals
  • Varter, veil dance
  • Village Girl, cane dance to beledi
  • Tomzara, tambourine dance to 9/8

Beginner Dance #1

 

RAKS LEYLA, 4/4 Beledi w/Chiftitelli
Choreographed in 1984, music by George Abdo, The Joy of Belly Dancing

 

NOTE:
This dance can be performed as a solo, duet or group of 4 dancers.
The instructions are written for the dancer(s) on the Left side of stage who are leading with their right foot.
A group of 4 dancers would have a dancer on R front, R back, L front & L back. The dancers on Left side lead with right foot and the dancers on the Right side lead with their left foot, until they switch sides and use the opposite lead foot.

BELEDI 4/4

1. Intro 16 counts (Hip drop pose in place)

2. Walking hip shimmy 32 cts. (in square, 8 cts. on each side, R foot leads)

3. Neck slide pose 8 cts. (4 cts. on R, 4 cts. on L)

4. Shoulder shimmy pose 8 cts. (4 cts. on R, 4 cts. on L)

5. Turn 8 cts. (from stage L to stage R)

6. Walking hip shimmy 32 cts. (in square, 8 cts. on each side, L foot leads)

7. Neck slide pose 8 cts. (4 cts. on L, 4 cts. on R)

8. Shoulder shimmy pose 8 cts. (4 cts. on L, 4 cts. on R)

9. Turn 8 cts. (from stage R to stage L)

CHIFTITELLI

10. Hip circle w/bounce 8 cts. (from R to L, in place)

11. (Reverse) Hip circle/w bounce 8 cts. (from L to R)

12. Camel walk 24 cts. (in circle, 4 cts. each; stage R L)

13. Figure 8 16 cts. (slide back/circle forward, in place)

14. Camel walk 24 cts. (in circle, 4 cts. each; stage L R)

15. Figure 8 16 cts. (slide forward/circle back, in place)

16. Turn 6 cts. (in place)/Arm circle pose w/up & down hip shimmy (or vibration) 2 cts.

DRUM SOLO

17. Hip thrusts 32 cts. (in circle, stage R L; RRLR, LLRL, RRLR, LLRL, RRLR, LLRL, RRLR, LLRL)

18. Hip circle w/bounce 8 cts. (from R to L, in place)

19. (Reverse) Hip circle w/bounce 8 cts. (from L to R)

20. Hip shimmy drop pose 6 cts. (in place)

BELEDI 4/4

21. Walking hip shimmy 32 cts. (in square, 8 cts. each side, R foot leads)

22. Neck slide pose 8 cts. (4 cts. on R, 4 cts. on L)

23. Shoulder shimmy pose 8 cts. (4 cts. on R, 4 cts. on L)

24. Turn 8 cts. (from stage L to stage R)

25. Walking hip shimmy 32 cts. (in square, 8 cts. each side, L foot leads)

26. Neck slide pose 8 cts. (4 cts. on L, 4 cts. on R)

27. Shoulder shimmy pose 8 cts. (4 cts. on L, 4 cts. on R)

28. Turn 8 cts. (from stage R to center stage)

29. Spin 16 cts. (in place, w/skirt edges up optional; reverse direction of Turn #28 above)

FINGER CYMBALS:

Finger Cymbal Pattern: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1. 4/4 (Triple Time) R L R

1 2 3

L R L

1 2 3

R L R

1 2 3

L R L

1 2 3

R L R

1 2 3

L R L

1 2 3

R L R

1 2 3

L R L

1 2 3

2. Beledi R

1

L

2

R

1

3. Chiftitelli R

1

L R

2

L R

4

L

5

R

6

L

7

Raks Leyla

 

MUSIC LINK ON AMAZON:

http://www.amazon.com/Joy-Belly-Dancing-CD/dp/B000S96RQY/ref=pd_sim_sbs_dmusic_a_4

You can listen to a sample of “Raks Leyla” or purchase the MP3 download for .99¢ (cents).

You can check out the entire book, Learn to Belly Dance Textbook & Certification Program available at:

AMAZON:
http://www.amazon.com/Learn-Belly-Textbook-Certification-Program/dp/1465346589/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341875947&sr=8-1&keywords=learn+to+belly+dance+textbook

BARNES & NOBLE:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/learn-to-belly-dance-textbook-certification-program-shalimar-ali/1105014103?ean=9781465346582&itm=1&usri=9781465346582

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