Belly Dance Certification: Beginner Dance 1C Varter Veil Dance, 7/15/12

VarterWelcome to the Belly Dance Certification Program!

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

Beginner Dance #4
VARTER VEIL DANCE
Choreographed in 1984, music by Harry Saroyan, Saroyan Sings

NOTE:
This dance can be performed as a solo, duet or group of 4 dancers
The instructions are for dancers beginning on the LEFT side of stage, leading with their left foot. The dancers on the Right side of the stage lead with their right foot
The dancers on the left side of stage begin the dance facing the right dancer, instead of facing front to the audience.
A. ENTRANCE/DANCE SECTION:
1. Camel Walk 3 times to R (RLR, LRL, RLR)/Turn 4 cts in place (end up facing L);
Camel Walk 3 times to L (RLR, LRL, RLR)/Turn 4 cts. in place,
Pose 1-2 cts. facing audience
2. Camel Walk 3 times forward (RLR, LRL, RLR);
Figure 8-2 times in place (4 cts. each);
Hip Circle 2 times (2 cts. facing aud., 2 cts. to face R)
3. Camel Walk 4 times to R (RLR, LRL, RLR, LRL);
Hip Circle 2 times (4 cts. facing R, 2 cts. to face aud.);
Rib Circle 2 times in place
B. UNTUCK SECTION:
4. Figure 8-8 cts. (1/2 circle to back);
Figure 8-8 cts. (1/2 circle to front, while untucking front of veil);
Neck slide pose 4 cts. (on L), Neck slide pose 4 cts. (on R);
Turn to L 8 cts.
5. Sail Veil turn 8 cts.;
Sail Veil overhead turn 8 cts.;
Figure 8-16 cts. (in full circle while gathering top edge of veil)
C. UNTUCK/VEIL SECTION:
6. Camel Walk 3 times to R (RLR, LRL, RLR)/Turn 4 cts in place (end up facing L w/veil overhead);
Camel Walk 3 times to L (RLR, LRL, RLR)/Turn 4 cts. in place,
Pose 1 2 cts. facing audience (w/veil overhead)
7. Camel Walk 3 times forward (RLR, LRL, RLR w/veil overhead);
Figure 8-2 times in place (4 cts. each*);
Hip Circle 2 times (2 cts. facing aud., 2 cts. to face R*)
*while bringing top veil edge in front
8. Camel Walk 4 times to R (RLR, LRL, RLR w veil face canopy);
Hip Circle 2 times (4 cts. facing R, 2 cts. to face aud.**);
Rib Circle 2 times in place (w/veil rib canopy)
**w/veil held in front of body, plain
D. VEILWORK SECTION:
9. Veil Swirls to R 8 cts.;
Veil Turn Front to R 8 cts.;
10. Neck slide pose 4 cts. (on L), Neck slide pose 4 cts. (on R); w/veil neck canopy
Veil Turn Front to L 8 cts.
11. Veil Swirls to L 8 cts.;
Veil Turn Back to L 8 cts.;
Airplane Turn or Veil Flounce pose 4 times (RLRLRLRL) 16 cts.;
E. DISCARD SECTION:
12. Camel Walk 3 times to R (RLR, LRL, RLR)/Turn 4 cts in place (Veil Member of Aud., or gracefully discard veil to side of stage, end up facing L w/);
Camel Walk 3 times to L (RLR, LRL, RLR)/Turn 4 cts. in place,
Turn opposite direction 3-4 cts., end up w/pose facing aud.

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