Program Alexis

Technique, Communication & Musicality

Program with Alexis Southall

This program is designed to give you more insight into 3 key ingredients of your dance class. Learn how to refine your communication skills, improve your technical eye, and enhance your musicality.

4,5 hours of prerecorded workshops

1,5 hour live group call with Alexis

4 x 15 minute exercise videos

First we will focus on the various ways of breaking down technique, getting your students to understand exactly what you want them to learn. We will discover how to cater your classes for different levels, making sure you are able to broaden and challenge all dancers’ abilities. In the second part of the program we will be examining common mistakes in technique, how to identify them and how to correct them. The final part of the program is all about musicality. We will look at different aspects of musicality commonly attributed to fusion bellydance, and how to help your students develop this skill. By the end of this program you will have a number of tools, ideas, inspiration and exercises to work with your students and help them to develop strong and clear fusion bellydance technique.

What you will learn
Content
1

Breaking down technique

For all level dancers

Learn how to structure a class so that students are actively drilling technique while continuously dancing throughout the class, and how to develop the complexity with different level students.

2

Technical pointers for fusion bellydance

Common mistakes and corrections

We will identify some of the most common technique mistakes in fusion bellydance, and address possible solutions and corrections.

3

Enhancing musicality in your dance class

Hearing, counting, using and feeling the music

We’ll dive into music, rhythms, counting and timing, how to connect your movement to the music, and how to get creative with your music.

Curriculum Outline
1. Breaking down technique
1.1 Beginner level: building from the ground up
1.2 Intermediate level: beyond the fundamentals
1.3 Advanced level: building up complexity
2. Technical pointers for fusion bellydance​
2.1 Hipwork: shimmies, circles, figures of eight and isolations
2.2 Torso & Arms: circles, figures of eight, isolations, undulations and waves
2.3 Spins & Turns exercises and technique pointers for mastering turns:
3. Enhancing musicality in your dance class
3.1 Musicality essentials: Counting, time signature and structure
3.2 Becoming the music: Connecting movement to instrumentation
3.3 Playing with music: Flow, dynamics and creativity
Schedule
Step 1

November 1st, 2021

Starting November 1st, 2021 you get access to the program, where the first recorded content is already available. All recorded videos will be available for you to watch until October 31st 2022.

Step 2

November 8th, 2021

From November 8th, 2021 to January 2022 new recorded content will be added weekly. All recorded videos will be available for you to watch until October 31st 2022.

Step 3

......., 2022

Sunday Evening ........ 2022 from 19.00 to 20.30 there will be a live group call with Alexis via Zoom, where you can ask all your questions about the program content. Can't make it? This call will also be recorded.

Meet your teacher

Alexis Southall (UK)

Alexis Southall is an internationally renowned teacher, choreographer, and performer of fusion bellydance. Her research as a dancer focuses on MENAHT dances and their relationship with dances of the African diaspora (such as ‘Street’ styles and Jazz). Alexis has had the privilege to be an invited guest instructor in 23 countries to date, known for her precise technique, flawless musicality and generosity as an instructor.

“I am excited to be a source of inspiration for your classes and to share the things that I’ve learned about being an effective teacher. I will be focusing on sharing technique for fusion bellydance and how to effectively communicate that to your students in a fun and engaging way, for all styles of learner”

Alexis Southall
Who is this program for?

New fusion bellydance instructors looking for guidance and support

Experienced fusion bellydance instructors looking for new information and ongoing training

Everyone interested in gaining a deeper knowledge of teaching fusion bellydance

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Yes, all videos are prerecorded so you can watch them in your own time. You will have access to the program from November 1st 2021 to October 31st 2022.

The group call will be recorded, and available for you to watch.

Although this program is meant for fusion bellydance teachers in the first place, a large part of it will definitely also be interesting for fusion bellydance students. So you are very welcome to join if you are interested. 

If you are just starting out as a teacher, the program can definitely be of great help to you. The training is especially useful for teachers who already teach classes or workshops, so you can put all you learn to practice. 

We believe that continuing your professional development is vital to be an inspiring, skillful and happy teacher. Hearing the perspective of teachers different from yourself can give you a huge creative boost. Which is also great news for your students, as their practice will be enriched by your ongoing development.

Although this program is meant for fusion bellydance teachers in the first place, the biggest part of it will definitely also be interesting for regular bellydance teachers. So you are very welcome to join if you are interested.

This program is created for fusion bellydance teachers. Although there are parts of the content that are interesting for all dance teachers, a large part of this program is geared towards fusion bellydance teachers. But definitely have a look at our other programs, we do offer content that is interesting for all dance teachers.

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