The Raqs al Saif (Sword Dancing), Raqs al Seniyaa (dancing while balancing a tray), and the Fire dance
are part of the standard repertoire of any serious belly dancer. Balancing an object like a candelabra, tray, or sword on one's head adds to the thrill of any belly dance performance. And if you ever tried it - balancing is relatively easy;
dancing while balancing, moving your arms, torso, and/or legs while keeping your head still and your prop in place - that is hard.
If you haven't balanced before, or if you want to improve your skills, this course is a for you.
Trays and swords will be available for purchase at the studio. We will share with you
lots of tips and tricks to make balancing a snap.
Don't miss the rare opportunity to learn all about isolation and balancing:
- Improve your posture and poise
- Strenghthen your spinal muscles
- Gain muscle control
- Improve your isolation skills
Props Required: Tray, Sword, or a heavy book
Schadia performing Sword Dance
Sabeeya performing Fire Dance
Schadia performing Tray Dance
The tray dance is a very old form of
dance most likely originating in Morocco as an interpretive dance of the
Moroccan Tea Ceremony. The Moroccan tray balancing is often done with a tea
pot on top of the tray, surrounded by tea cups w/ little candles in them.