Book Title: Belly Dance Beyond Moves, Combos, and Choreography 82 Lesson Plans, Games, and Exercises to Make Your Classes Fun, Productive and Profitable
Are you a belly dancer? If you are ready to really learn how to belly dance- I mean to take those basics and move far beyond them into a land of freedom and creativity - you need Beyond Moves, Combos and Choreography.
Are you a belly dance teacher? If you are ready to have fun, profitable belly dance classes with reliable, reproducible results, you need Beyond Moves, Combos and Choreography.
This book has games! Games are a low stress way of learning. They teach fundamental belly dance skills in ways that reduce self-consciousness, encourage participation and enhance muscle memory.
This book has exercises. The exercises isolate key concepts that can be applied to any dance, making belly dance performances more effective, powerful, and representative of the student's individual personality.
And then there are lesson plans. The Lesson Plans, Suggestions on How to Create Your Own Lesson Plans, and the Guide for Problem Solving give you a way to start improving your belly dance classes or practice sessions right away!
Each game, exercise and lesson plan comes with an assessment so that you can objectively measure progress and identify areas for improvement. We all need this to know if we are actually improving or just going over the same old ground.
Many games and exercises have built in training for developing critical thinking. This means students learn how to think for themselves -- an essential skill for developing the confidence, healthy self-esteem, and knowledge needed to reach their highest potential.
Beyond Moves, Combos and Choreography is THE book for the belly dance teacher and the student who really wants to know how to belly dance - not just how to execute moves and choreographies - but how to know how to use what you've got, when to use it, with how much energy to infuse your performance with the intended emotion, and connect with your audience. Without that, a choreography is just a choreography.