Technique I - Alluring Upper Body

The Technique I series consists of three parts; you can take them in either sequence.
The Upper Body Technique course focuses on the above the belt. From head to belly, we'll be learning and drilling abdominal, arm and shoulder movements, which makes this a very useful toning course in addition to teaching you fundamental belly dance technique. From graceful snake arms to tricky head slides, from shoulder rolls to all variations of the camel move, this course will get your upper body working.
This Upper Body Technique course covers the following technique:
  • Head Slide
  • Hand Circle
  • Snake Arms
  • Shoulder Shakes
  • Shoulder Lift-Drops
  • Shoulder Rolls
  • Chest Lift-Drop
  • Chest Slides
  • Stationary Camel
  • Reverse Camel
  • Chest Circle
  • Fusion Chest Circles
  • Side Reaches
  • Folk Shoulder Shakes
  • Traveling Camels
The complete Technique I Series
consist of three six-week courses that cover all the beginner level moves that you will encounter in our beginner level choreographies.
Tech1: Hypnotic Hips
Tech1: Upper Body
Tech1: Shimmies
Your instructor will go over basic moves with you in great detail -- breaking down individual moves and showing you ways to establish and improve your belly dance technique. This class gives you the workout of your life! Be ready to sweat, burn off some serious calories, and work hard!!

The difference between this class and a choreography class is that in the technique class you focus on individual areas of the body and establishing the muscle memory for individual moves throughout the six-week course, whereas in the choreography classes you learn an entire choreography to a piece of music during the six week course.


Both kinds of courses are technique driven and will give you a great workout. They just have different focuses, i.e. the Technique Course focuses on repetitive practice of individual moves, while a Choreography Course progresses through a specific choreography.

How is the technique course different from the pay-as-you-go bellydance workout class?
The Technique 1 is a six-week course; this means no walk-ins after week 2. This allows us to go into more complex moves, combinations of moves, and layering of moves - which can not be done in the workout class, as there is potentially a new student walking in any day.

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