Dance Certification: Beginner Dance 1B Jasmine Dancer, 7/10/12

Pleasure Gardens of DanceWelcome to the Belly Dance Certification Program!

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

Beginner Dance #2
JASMINE DANCER
Choreographed in 1994, music by Ramal Lamar, Pleasure Gardens of Dance

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 Right side of stage who are leading with their right foot.
Veil Entrance Dancers on Right
Hold 3 cts., then do Neck Slides in place – 8 x (lead w/R); Walk forward, 4 cts. half time (lead w/R)
Do Veil Swirls to R, while turning to R, 2 x; Do Veil Turn (Front) while turning to R 1.25 x; Backbend Pose (face L)
Bring veil around to front, do Veil Flutters walking back; Flip veil over the head to discard in back
Wrist Circle pose in place (from overhead to hip level)
Pose w/knees bent for next move; Begin playing finger cymbals on the drum section
Veil Entrance Dancers on Left
Hold 3 cts., then do Neck Slides in place – 8 x (lead w/L); Walk forward, 4 cts. half time (lead w/L)
Do Veil Swirls to L, while turning to L, 2 x; Do Veil Turn (Front) while turning to L 1.25 x; Backbend Pose (face R)
Bring veil around to front, do Veil Flutters walking back; Flip veil over the head to discard in back
Wrist Circle pose in place (from overhead to hip level)
Pose w/knees bent for next move; Begin playing finger cymbals on the drum section
DANCERS ON RIGHT SIDE
Up & Down Hip Shimmy, lead w/R, 16 cts.
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place RLRL, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, RLRL, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place RLRL, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, RLRL, 4 cts
Hip Thrust RR, LL, RR, 6 cts
Neck Slide RL, 2 cts
Hip Thrust LL, RR, LL, 6 cts
Neck Slide LR, 2 cts
Camel Walk face R, 4 cts
Camel Walk face L, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy Walk Circle to R, 12 cts.
Hip Circle ½, RFL, counter-clockwise, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place RLRL, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, RLRL, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place RLRL, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, RLRL, 4 cts
Hip Thrust RR, LL, RR, 6 cts
Neck Slide RL, 2 cts
Hip Thrust LL, RR, LL, 6 cts
Neck Slide LR, 2 cts
Camel Walk face R, 4 cts
Camel Walk face L, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy Walk Circle to R 16
Shoulder Shimmy Rock face F, 4 cts
Face L, 4 cts
Face B, 4 cts
Face R, 4 cts
Basic 4 Step/Karshlimar face F, 4 cts
Face L, 4 cts
Face B, 4 cts
Face R, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place RLRL, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, RLRL, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place RLRL, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, RLRL, 4 cts
Hip Thrust RR, LL, RR, 6 cts
Neck Slide RL, 2 cts
Hip Thrust LL, RR, LL, 6 cts
Neck Slide LR, 2 cts
Camel Walk face R, 4 cts
Camel Walk face L, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy Walk to L then turn L 8 cts.
Twisting Hip Shimmy Walk to R then turn R 8 cts.
Turn to L, then pose! DANCERS ON LEFT SIDE
Up & Down Hip Shimmy, lead w/L, 16 cts.
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place LRLR, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, LRLR, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place LRLR, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, LRLR, 4 cts
Hip Thrust LL, RR, LL, 6 cts
Neck Slide LR, 2 cts
Hip Thrust RR, LL, RR, 6 cts
Neck Slide RL, 2 cts
Camel Walk face L, 4 cts
Camel Walk face R, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy Walk Circle to L, 12 cts.
Hip Circle ½, LFR, clockwise, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place LRLR, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, LRLR, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place LRLR, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, LRLR, 4 cts
Hip Thrust LL, RR, LL, 6 cts
Neck Slide LR, 2 cts
Hip Thrust RR, LL, RR, 6 cts
Neck Slide RL, 2 cts
Camel Walk face L, 4 cts
Camel Walk face R, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy Walk Circle to L 16
Shoulder Shimmy Rock face F, 4 cts
Face R, 4 cts
Face B, 4 cts
Face L, 4 cts
Basic 4 Step/Karshlimar face F, 4 cts
Face R, 4 cts
Face B, 4 cts
Face L, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place LRLR, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, LRLR, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy in place LRLR, 4 cts
Shoulder Shimmy in place, LRLR, 4 cts
Hip Thrust LL, RR, LL, 6 cts
Neck Slide LR, 2 cts
Hip Thrust RR, LL, RR, 6 cts
Neck Slide RL, 2 cts
Camel Walk face L, 4 cts
Camel Walk face R, 4 cts
Twisting Hip Shimmy Walk to R then turn R 8 cts.
Twisting Hip Shimmy Walk to L then turn L 8 cts.
Turn to R, then pose!

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

     

MUSIC INFORMATION:
I used 2 different cassettes by Ramal LaMarr:

  • The Jasmine Dancer (Pleasure Gardens of Dance cassette)
  • Princess of the Nile, for veil entrance only (Empires of Dance cassette)

I could not find these on the Amazon website, but the cassettes have an address for Ramal LaMarr:
Lotus Records, Inc.
P. O. Box 92475
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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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Empires of Dance

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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 Jasmine Dancer! Jasmine Dancer 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

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