❖ The Tuesday, March 17th, beginner Belly Dance class, was a great success, with 13 students attending online -- See clips of the class in the class archive below. We hope you enjoy(ed) Seyyide's class & join each week!
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Beginner Belly Dance
This class is usually offered at Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre (closed under current situation) on Mondays at 9:00pm and Tuesdays at 7:30pm.
Seyyide will offer this class ONLINE ONLY:
Broadcast from home office on Tuesdays at 7:15pm EST US
Learn the dance women have performed for ages in the Middle East and North Africa, where different parts of the body are moved independently, layered to make a unity. These polycentric movements develop body awareness and coordination. Movements centered on the trunk rather than the limbs (unlike occidental dances) have a wonderful positive effect on the body and mind.
Level 1: For the brand-new student, who’s never taken belly dance or just casually a few classes, or only a long time ago; and to those students with less than 6 months of experience; to learn, to establish and/or to practice the fundamental posture and movements of this dance, including musicality and transitions using basic movements of all categories. You can stay or revisit this level for as long as you wish, and take it as "the barre" of belly dance.
Online Video/Remote Learning:
Due to the evolving COVID-19 virus situation, our non-profit has decided to jump-start our interactive online video/remote learning & teaching platform, to allow both students to attend remotely, and faculty members to teach from wherever they are comfortable. While classes are continuing at the center, as long as it remains safe to do so, and with all feasible precautions, we hope that you can take advantage of this new feature, and apologize for its in-development state -- we promise it will keep improving, and we welcome your feedback.
To attend interactively online, register by 5:00pm the day of, E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org (CC Dan.Yonah.Marshall@gmail.com) to received the Zoom.us link, and tune into the class, at the schedule time(s)/day(s), using the ZoomPro link provided.
Note: You can join by computer/laptop [preferred] or smart phone:
a. On the computer it's a quick installation after you click on the video link, and
b. by phone, you need to first install the Zoom App, and then click on the link.
While we continue developing the online learning system, your payment for online attendance will use the honor system -- we ask that you use the online registration options below, to pay either $20/class (Drop In option), or $15/class (Block 1 option) for classes attended online or viewed from the archive.
If you have already paid for a class and/or have a CCCA Class Pass, your credit will be good to go for online classes as well, and please send an E-Mail to us at the contact info below, to let us know you are attending remotely, so we can check you off and/or apply your Class Pass credit.
This class will currently only being offered for online/remote attendance. Students attending remotely, can turn off their cameras when/if they wish to not be viewed by the Instructor or other Students. Either way, no video (only audio) of online Students will be recorded, so only the Instructor will appear in the archived video, with the possible exception of when the Instructor is giving individual feedback to the Students in Gallery Mode (if elected by the Students).
Videos & Photos of Past Classes:
3/3 JMBT Photo | 2/25 JMBT Photo
Clip 1: 3/17/2020 Beginner Belly Dance Online Interactive Class
Clip 2: 3/17/2020 Beginner Belly Dance Online Interactive Class
Clip 3: 3/17/2020 Beginner Belly Dance Online Interactive Class
3/2020 JMBT Class Slide Show