Classes by Lorelei

Last updated:  March 28, 2018


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Weekly Classes Taught by Lorelei


Open level Bellydance class taught by Lorelei


Fine for beginners.

Advanced students welcome too. You can always ask for a zill pattern, layer, or just work on the move EVEN FASTER. (Beginners will start with 1/4 and 1/2 time, but advanced students can work on full time and doubletime)

Elevations Studio
470 Century Blvd

Boxwood Commerce Center
Wilmington, DE 19808


You can sign up here in advance: (create an account)
https://www.elevations.studio/

Or pay $20 at the door drop 



Past Short sessions and workshops taught by Lorelei
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WoRkshops: Sunday Oct 5th, 2016

1:00 pm - 3:00 PM Sword
Veil/Wings/Double Veil: 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Descriptions below

at
Shao Lin Tiger & Crane Kung Fu Academy
In College Square Shopping Center (near pathmark)
     200 College Square, Newark, DE 19711


$25 Pre-reg for 1 workshop (cash/Check)
$27 Pre-reg by Paypal
$30 at the door (cash/check



Sword Workshop
Do you need to borrow a sword?



Veil/Wings workshop
Do you need to borrow wings?

 
Sword: limit 10 students
**Bring your zills for an extra challenge***
Bring your sword if you have one.  There are a limited number of swords to borrow.

Topic include:
  • warmup (zills optional)
  • Different types of swords
  • Poses and Combinations: dancing with your sword
  • Balance points:  on your head and MORE
We will explore many balancing points, and how to enhance your sword dance before balancing, during balancing, and after balancing. Bellydance experience is necessary for this course.  It is suitable for brand new, beginner, and intermediate sword dancers.   We will explore different levels of many moves: practice at your own level. 

You will have a change to try out Lorelei’s sword samples. 
Most were purchased  from  Kult of Athena.




Veil/Double Veil/Wings: limit 10 students
**Bring your zills for an extra challenge***

Bring your veils and wings, there will also be extras to share.

Topic include:
  • warmup (zills optional)
  • Entrances with Veil/doubleVeil/Wings
  • Wraps and unwrapping
  • Flourishes, poses and combinations
  • How to overcome veil problems mid dance (veil stuck to face?  here's a solution)
We will experiment with poses, flourishes and combinations that work with Veil, double veil and wings.  Each will have a slightly different result based on the prop and material it is made out of. 

You will have a chance to try out Lorelei’s veils: silk, tissue lame, and chiffon.


  

Previous Classes: Sundays

Rhythm and Zills: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Sundays are for Swords: 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
at
Shao Lin Tiger & Crane Kung Fu Academy
In Market East Plaza
    280 E Main St Ste 113, 19711-7324 Newark, DE


$25 Drop in for both classes on Sunday

$80 for pre-registration for an entire session for both classes on Sunday
via paypal before start of session or at (or before) the first class via cash/check


Class Substitution: Wings at 12:30pm Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 16 available
individual class prices are below

 
Rhythm and ZIlls: limit 15 students

Learn to recognize and play basic middle eastern rhythms.  This class will focus more on playing zills, but it will include some playing demonstration on a doumbek.  Students will practice with zills, as well as clapping.  We will also listen to some recorded music and identify the rhythm used.  

We will learn to play patterns that complement the main rhythm in a song: playing the exact rhythm, playing accents, and playing a complementing rhythm like triplets.

This is a lower impact class, focuses most on hands and fingers.  But we will also move with zills: adding some basic bellydance moves to our zill rhythms.

There will be printed information and some zills to borrow. 
Be sure to request loaner zills before attending class.  


1st session: Beladi/Maqsum/Saidi, Malfuf   Oct 28th – Nov 18th
2nd session: Cifitelli, Ayoob, Karlisma  Nov 25th - Dec 16th
    The second session will include more Turkish Rom and Turksih Oriental movements.
   
$15 Drop in per class
$45 for pre-registration for an entire session
via paypal before start of session or at (or before) the first class via cash/che
ck

 Sundays are for Swords:  limit 10 students

Dancing with a sword is more than just balancing it on your head.  But head balancing is part of sword dancing.  We will explore many balancing points, and how to enhance your sword dance before balancing, during balancing, and after balancing. Bellydance experience is necessary for this course.  It is suitable for brand new, beginner, and intermediate sword dancers.   We will explore different levels of many moves: practice at your own level. 

Come early (1:30) if you want to try out Lorelei’s sword samples.  Most were purchaed from  Kult of Athena.

1st session: Hand and Head balancing, poses, strength for sword   Oct 28th – Nov 18th
2nd session: Combos and balancing, moving while balancing, strength, double sword 
Nov 25th - Dec 16th

$15 Drop in per class
$45 for pre-registration for an entire session
via paypal before start of session or at (or before) the first class via cash/check


 Playlist for class: