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Dear friends! For the next 2 summer months, because of our travel and family commitments, we'll be uploading fewer classes - please keep this in mind if you are renewing your subscription... If you rely on new weekly classes, you may want to renew your subscription in September, when we are back to our regular school schedule! Have a wonderful summer!

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N E W * T H I S * M O N T H :

* RIBCAGE CIRCLES PRACTICE FLOW with Autumn Ward - in Athenaeum

* RIBCAGE ISOLATIONS, BACKBENDS AND SWAYS with Autumn Ward - in Athenaeum

* "ENTA WA BASS" CHOREOGRAPHY CLASS 1 with Neon - in Courses

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StarBellydancer.com is an online belly dance school offering intermediate-advanced workshops, classes and belly dancing courses with focus on precision technique and professional performance skills.

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Most of our classes are Intermediate / Advanced or Open Level Belly Dance. We have only one section of Beginner Belly Dance classes and Courses.

  • Ribcage Circles Practice Flow with Autumn Ward

    1 video

    This follow-along nonstop technique flow begins with a
    short warmup, quickly drills the foundation building blocks of ribcage circles, and leads into a practice for unlayered ribcage circle isolations using several arm positions. Then we practice ribcage circles in layered variations—with arm ...

  • Ribcage Isolations, Backbends, and Sways.

    5 videos

  • "Enta Wa Bass" Choreography Class 1 with Neon

    1 video

    Today we'll work with 2 Oriental Dance modes: distinctive, dramatic accent cascades and easy party-style dancing. These two modes are found in practically any Oriental dance song or instrumental composition. While accent cascades are static, the casual, party-style dancing prompts travel steps, t...

  • Shemadan/Belly Dance Candelabrum Mini-Course

    2 videos

    Shemadan/Belly Dance Candelabrum dance combinations Class 1 - combinations step-by-step and practice, plus a non-stop candelabrum routine to develop technique and showmanship skills for professional candelabrum performance. Music: "Bint el Shalibiyeh-Middle" from the album Lavender by Middle-Ear...

  • Intricate Belly Dance Isolations: Scheherazade 2

    1 video

    Level: Advanced
    Once you've reached an advanced level, you (hopefully!) have a good technical command of most belly dance vocabulary, but is your instinct for transitions equally developed? In this class, we'll
    learn and practice an intricate sequence of detailed isolations, finding new pathway...

  • PRACTICE ONLY - from Star Bellydancer classes

    15 videos

  • Connecting Upper Body Belly Dance Moves with Neon

    2 videos

    How to keep your upper body belly dance moves organically woven into the texture of your dance movement, as opposed to having them thrown in as random embellishments? "We learn belly dance through isolations and one of the side effects is, sometimes we keep this totally isolated mode even when we...

  • Autumn: 3 combinations "To Morocco with the Stars"

    3 videos

  • Belly Dance Lyrical Fantasy: Scheherazade 1

    1 video

    After a short warmup and long technique flow, this class teaches and practices a lyrical sequence set to music adapted from Rimsky-Korsakov's “Scheherezade,” specially arranged for Oriental Dance. Level: Intermediate/Advanced
    Music:
    “Scheherazade's Love Duet” from the album Oriental Fantasy Vol...

  • Glide-Anchor-Pull: Quickie Combo 3 - Autumn Ward

    1 video

    Glide-Anchor-Pull: Quickie Combo 3 - Autumn Ward, music: "To Morocco with the Stars"

  • Add Sophistication to Classic Belly Dance Steps

    2 videos

    Advanced technique for basic classic belly dance steps such as hip lifts/drops and simple travel steps. Are you performing these basic belly dance steps with the same technique you learned as a beginner? Time to revamp them and re-learn them to give your dance movement even more sophisticated and...

  • Quickie Combination 2 with Autumn Ward

    1 video

    This quickie class starts with a 24-minute warmup and technique flow, then we'll dance through a 32-count combo with pivots, full-body undulations, and fast double drops.

  • Belly Dance Shimmy Layering with Neon

    1 video

    Belly Dance Shimmy Layering Step-by-Step with Neon; Level : Intermediate/Advanced Why some hipwork trajectories are easy to combine with hip shimmy and others are hard? Try a step-by-step systematic approach to shimmy layering: Theory and Practice with Neon!

  • Elastic Fantastic Belly Dance Combination

    1 video

    Level: Low Intermediate and up
    This class teaches and practices a little over a minute of easy-paced choreography with three distinct sections: gliding travel steps and turns; an earthy shimmy; and slow sinuous vertical-plane up figure-8s. Class includes a short warmup, a short technique flow f...

  • Twisting Undulation Belly Dance Technique - Neon

    2 videos

    Twisting Undulation: Intermediate-Advanced Belly Dance Technique and 30-min. Non-Stop Practice. Combinations and choreography taught in a non-dtop dance with music format. "Belly dance is taught through isolations, an important element of belly dance aesthetics. However, focus on isolations often...

  • Tight, Sharp Accents -Technique/Practice with Neon

    1 video

    Belly Dance Hipwork - Tight, Sharp Accents - Technique and Practice with Neon; Level: Beginner/Intermediate - Improve your control of articulation and range of motion when performing tight, small hipwork accents. Neon discusses using your abdominal muscles, glutes and psoas to control your hip/kn...

  • Belly Dance Circle Veil Routine with Neon

    1 video

    0:52 Belly Dance "Circle" Veil Routine with Neon; Open Level. A mini-routine module for improvisational bellydance performance with a veil - great as part of a picture-perfect dance entrance. "As you start your performmance, your audience wants to check out your costume and body, they frantically...

  • Progressive Technique Drill: Hip Joint Tilts

    2 videos

    This follow-along technique flow drills the family of moves that build on tilts at the hip joint, starting with foundation building blocks and then advancing through progressively more complex material. We flow through: weighted side-to-side tilts, in place, traveling with push and pull steps, on...

  • Oriental Dance/ Belly Dance Taksim & Fluid Accents

    2 videos

    Oriental Dance / Belly Dance Taksim with Fluid Accents - with Neon - Oriental Dance taksim practice combinations and mini-choreography using fluid-trajectory accents and shimmy layering. "Taksim showcases improvisational artistry of melodic instruments and often includes call and response mode wi...

  • Belly Dance Travel - Triplets and 3/4 Shimmy Steps

    1 video

    Belly dance travel step patterns for improvisational dance - triplets and 3/4 shimmy steps with Neon - combinations and practice with music; Level - beginner-intermediate

  • Belly Dance Fluid Accents Technique with Neon

    1 video

    Belly Dance Fluid Accents Technique and Practice with Neon. Technique and practice for challenging lower and upper body belly dance accents based on fluid move trajectories. "This is something we don’t do as belly dance beginners: Learning and using this vocabulary is, in a way, a rite of passage...

  • Masmoudi Rhythm Combinations with Neon

    1 video

    Masmoudi Rhythm - Belly dance Combinations for Sword Dance and Practice with Neon: "We’ll review masmoudi structure and recall how to catch its accents, and also treat it as a slow beat perfect for a bellydance prop balancing act. The combinations I have selected for us today are all designed to ...

  • Soft Precision with Autumn Ward

    1 video

    "Assemble and dance four 16-count combinations into a long flow with a nice mix of crisp and elastic elements. Once we have the sequence of steps down, we'll map the combos onto several different pieces of music, working on transforming technique into expressive dance movement by making our movem...

  • Circles and Steps - with Neon

    2 videos

  • Basic Gentle Warmup with Floor Stretches - Autumn

    3 videos

  • Belly dance Fluid Hipwork Precision Drills - Neon

    1 video

    Fluid hipwork technique practice flow (non-stop with music) to increase precision and motion range of your belly dance hipwork . Open level. This is a conditioning and technique practice class - it has no breakdown of bellydance hipwork moves - only practice of individual moves and simple combina...

  • Belly Dance Hands and Wrists Technique

    9 videos

  • Belly Dance Essentials with Autumn Ward

    2 videos

    Develop precision with foundational rotating articulations for crystal-clean placement and transitions.

  • Dramatic Dance and Body Language Accents

    1 video

    Dramatic Dance and Body Language Accents with Neon - Adding head turns, hair tosses, arm and hand gestures and other accents to your belly dance vocabulary: Technique aqnd Combinations ; Level: Intermediate
    Music: "Saptak-Samaya Mix-Solace" from the album Eastern Grooves by DJ Cary; "Karuna" ...

  • "Lama Bada" belly dance choreography with Neon

    5 videos

    Lama Bada Belly Dance Choreography Course with Neon. Learn a multitude of semai rhythm combinations that fall together into an evocative and dramatic bellydance choreography. Step-by-step + practice with music. Level: Intermediate-Advanced, "Today we’ll start learning a choreography to Lama Bada,...

  • Candelabrum/Shemadan Combinations Course with Neon

    2 videos

    Shemadan/Belly Dance Candelabrum dance combinations Class 1 - combinations step-by-step and practice, plus a non-stop candelabrum routine to develop technique and showmanship skills for professional candelabrum performance. Music: "Bint el Shalibiyeh-Middle" from the album Lavender by Middle-Ear...

  • Belly dance hipwork and arms coordination practice

    1 video

    0:43 Belly dance hipwork and arms coordination practice with Neon: 30-min movement flow featuring coordination practice for bellydance hipwork and arm paths/frames. Level beginner-intermediate

  • Fluid Arms Technique for Belly Dance with Neon

    1 video

    Go beyond the retro "Oriental arms" to fluid and evocative arm movement. Neon shares her technique of adding powerful expressivity to every arm path and gesture + practice with music. Level: Open

  • Ciftetelli - Belly dance drum solo rhythms - Neon

    1 video

    Belly dance ciftetelli rhythm with Neon - rhythm structure, variations, combinations. "Because ciftetelli is perceived as a slow belly dance rhythm, very often the melody is improvisation played on oud, violin, ney (arabic flute) or keyboard, - any melodic instrument. So as dancers we can’t think...

  • Eternal Feminine mini-choreography with Neon

    1 video

    A 2-minute elegant and evocative belly dance choreography featuring Neon's fluidity drills/combinations. Level: Intermediate - Advanced

  • Instruction & Coordination Drills for Fluidity

    2 videos

    Instruction and practice of belly dance moves and trajectories esential for developing and enhancing fluidity of your dance - with Neon. We'll work on the upper-lower body coordinations needed to support your hipwork and full body angle changes in belly dance. The drills from this class are also ...

  • Full body belly dance moves drills with Neon

    1 video

  • Layering lower body undulation on common moves

    1 video

    Belly dance combinations/drills designed to increase abdominal engagement as you perform common belly dance steps. We'll also practice supporting our hipwork with organic upper body trajectories. The combinations presented in this class are also featured in Neon's "Eternal Feminine" choreography....

  • Belly Dance Footwork Patterns and Combinations

    2 videos

    Bellydance Footwork Patterns and Combinations step-by-step breakdown and practice with Neon; Level - Beginner-Intermediate

  • Orientalist Arms - Gestures, Patterns with Neon

    1 video

    Orientalist Arms - Gestures, Patterns, Combinations with Neon: Evocative, lyrical arm patterns and gestures for belly dance - step-by-step plus practice in mini-combinations; Level: Open

  • Belly Dance Hipwork Practice choreography - Neon

    2 videos

    Belly dance Hipwork Practice Choreography with Neon. 10 belly dance hip work combinations into a practice choreography: Breakdown step-by-step and practice - each bellydance combinations separately and together to the choreography song.
    "Enta Wa Bass Instrumental" by Beata and Horacio Cifuentes ...

  • Spinal articulation technique for bellydance poses

    1 video

  • Baladi Rhythm - Belly dance drum solo with Neon

    1 video

    elly dance baladi rhythm with Neon - rhythm structure, variations, combinations. "Baladi” in Egyptian Arabic means “home town/village”, or neighborhood, as opposed to anything coming from a fancy big city upscale cultural realm or influenced by Western culture. Baladi music and dance are basica...

  • Spinal articulation in belly dance transitions

    1 video

    You can’t have that fluid, connected, expressive movement in bellydance if you are not supporting your hipwork or armwork with spinal articulation - body waves and rotation. Learn to fully engage your spine on every step. Level: Intermediate

  • Belly Dance Travel Step Patterns - 2-Count Steps

    1 video

    1:06 Belly dance travel step patterns for improvisational dance with Neon - 2-count steps - strategy, step-by-step, and practice; Level - beginner-intermediate

  • Belly Dance with Wings Course with Neon

    7 videos

    1:06 Belly dance with wings - mini-course with Neon - Class 1 Technique and Practice. Neon teaches technique, vocabulary and showmanship of belly dance with the wings of Isis with emphasis on improvisational dance. Level: Open Music: "Ottoman Lobotomy" from the album Kara Nomadica by Kara Nomadi...

  • Belly Dance Percussive Hipwork Technique Drills

    1 video

    Percussive hipwork technique practice flow (non-stop with music) to increase precision and motion range of your belly dance hipwork . Open level. This is a conditioning and technique practice class - it has no breakdown of bellydance hipwork moves - only practice of individual moves and simple co...

  • Improvisational Grooves with Tanna Valentine

    4 videos

    Belly Dance Grooves - Improvisational Practice with Tanna Valentine: Dance-along flows with a rhythm or movement theme (big arms circles, drum solo, ciftetelli) and voice cues to prompt transitioning to a new set of moves. 4 flows: Gateway Groove, Big Arm Circles, Drum Solo, Ciftetelli.

  • Persian snap with Autumn Ward

    1 video

    A tutorial on the Middle-Eastern 2-handed snap or
    "Persian" snap, followed by tips on how to incorporate the snap into belly dance presented in cultural context.

  • "Alf Leyla" Beginner Course with Autumn Ward

    8 videos

  • Lush Travel Sequences with Autumn Ward

    1 video

    In today's class we'll practice clean details that make entrance and
    travel sequences look polished, professional, and fully put together.
    Building on a simple footwork sequence—step-hold, step, step—we'll
    create interest by varying the styling for count 2, the hold. First
    we'll practice laye...

  • Style My Hipdrop Workshop with Autumn Ward

    1 video

    How many hip drops and double drops do you know? How many do you use? Our workshop today gives you options, and, more importantly, context for how, where, and why to use those options. Our primary focus is style and stylization, but because we need a solid foundation to create successful variatio...

  • Intuitive Technique: Hip Open - Close with Autumn

    1 video

  • Dance Walk Workshop with Autumn Ward

    2 videos

  • Warmup / Conditioning for Hands & Wrists

    1 video

  • Belly Dance Veil Master Workshop with Autumn Ward

    4 videos

    STEP-BY-STEP SECTIONS

    1. Grip
    2. Basic Principles
    3. walking
    4. poofing
    5. crossover
    6. shoulder to shoulder
    7. sagittal swirl
    8. close front and open
    9. close up and close down
    10.figure 8
    11. catch and release
    12. twist and drop
    13. footwork
    14. direction change under the veil
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  • The River Veil Belly Dance Course

    7 videos

    Belly dance technique, vocabulary and the "River" veil bellydance choreography with Autumn Ward. Each class includes warmup, technique section, practice movement flow and choreography.

  • Belly Dance Infinity Loops and Steps with Neon

    2 videos

    Infinity Loops and Steps - Infinity Loops hipwork trajectories layered on steps in belly dance combinations with Neon. Step-by-step combinations breakdown + 30 min of practice with music. Also available: 30-min. version: combinations practice only, non-stop. Music: "The River" from the album Se...

  • "Ismail" BellyDance Drum Solo Course - Autumn Ward

    6 videos

    Each class includes a warmup, technique and vocabulary section, choreography breakdown, technique movement flow and choreography practice sections.

  • Professional Bellydancer How-To with Tanna

    4 videos

  • Belly Dance Warmup for Shoulders and Spine

    4 videos

  • Belly Dance Arms - Paths and Embellishments

    2 videos

    1. Belly Dance Arm Embellishments Technique Drill with Autumn Ward A follow-along bellydance technique flow for arms, hands, wrists and elbows. Included: amplifying wrist articulations and sweeps; wrist circles; elbow circles; arm undulations...Build stamina and maintain clean technique with this...