Classes in San Diego County
Thru Being Fit Gym, Palomar College, Poway Adult Education, and SAAD Studio
Beginning Classes: Learn the basic skills required to know the basic belly dance movements - from proper body alignment to technical skills to expedite moves correctly and properly. You learn transitioning moves with ease from one move to the next. You also learn the proper use of veil work and when to use it. You will be able to dance after one session when using the Sohaila Technique
Intermediate Classes: Body awareness is very important in this class. The use of proper alignment and agility with technical dance movements and incorporated levels of movements will be enhanced in this class. Improvisation and choreography taught as well as veil and zills.
Advanced Classes: This class will be a challenge. Use of zills is very important in this class. Learning to execute moves while the use of zills will be a positive challenge. Get ready to work on exciting new choreographs for the advanced level dancer.Specifics will include combinations, zill work, veil work, exciting combinations, and improvisational techniques.
NewVo Fitness Classes: "NewVo"...an eclectic aerobic fusion fitness class pulling fun dance moves from around the world. A combination of Mid East moves and your favorite aerobic moves together! "NewVo"...who knew!
SOHAILA'S DANCE STUDIO
On going classes - each week has a different focus. You will always get a great workout! The Sohaila Workbook is mandatory for following the Sohaila Technique Curriculum,therefore it is required in SAAD classes.
Beginning Level: Springboard your way to a Star! Learn the basic skills required to know basic belly dance movements - from proper body alignment to technical skills to expedite moves correctly and properly. Learn transition moves with ease from one move to the next. Learn the proper use of veil work and when to use it. You will be able to dance after one session when using the Sohaila Technique. Students must exhibit fluidity in the execution of the Sohaila Technique as described in the class syllabus and workbook. (for class outline for the year, please look below) All moves are broken down, so it is suitable for new students as well as intermediate and advance levels, but it can be intimidating some weeks if you are new.
Intermediate Level: Start to become a Star! Body awareness is very important in this class. The use of proper alignment and agility with technical dance movements and incorporated levels of movements will be enhanced in the class. Impovisation, choreography, veils and zills will be taught. Rhythm patterns will be introduced, learn how to recognize in music. Different dance styles will also be introduced.
Advanced Level: Be the Best Star! Building the professional dancer, requires that the dancer understand and interpret the various rhythms in this dance. Specifics include performing a variety of folkloric dances and improvise to a variety of music using props as required by the type of dance. Use of zills is very important in the class. Learning to execute moves while the use of zills will be a positive challenge. Other aspects include zill work, veil work, exciting combinations and improvisational techniques. Advance body isolations, effortless weight changes, shimmy technique. Plus...essential information on being a professional from practice to performance - Etiquette, presentation and visualization.
A Special Performance Class: An added bonus for the Advanced Level Check class outline on month in which this class will be taught) Performing in front of a camera can be intimidating but educational for the dancer. Sohaila calls this...."Attack and Conquer Stage fright now!" This class focuses strictly on performance technique, stamina and steps. It is the same style of layered concepts teaching as Intermediate/Advance class but with a focus strictly aimed towards performance. Critique will be much more specific, so it is not for the light hearted. This class is for all levels of performers who want to improve their entertainment factor. Performers perform in front of the camera with a piece of music of their choice. Performer can record their performance and will be critiqued during class playback by Sohaila.
Private Classes with Sohaila are the best way to accelerate results in the shortest period of time.