Monday, January 13, 2020

【2020 January Start】★ New Bellydance Class by NADIA

Dear all,

Happy New Year! 

After a long break in Japan, I finally (!) returned to Singapore. 

2020 is the Tokyo Olympic year, as well as the 10th anniversary of the founding of NADIA Bellydance Entertainment & School Singapore. It is kind of important milestone year for me, so I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who has been with me all the time, in good time and bad time, sharing lots of laughter and tears with me, and even now for aiming the same dream for the next decade with me. I would like express my feeling through the anniversary events which I organize this year, as well as through the dance performance, or even inside of the choreography which I share. Let's see what's happening in this year 2020, and have fun with me! :) 

Now, we are starting. The first lesson of 2020 will begin in this week.  This time, I would like to select my special new choreography to two best songs, and study with you all.

For Sunday & Monday morning class, "Tahtil Shibbak"(Hoda Al Sonbaty version). In the class on Wednesday evening & Thursday morning,  "El Fan" .

Is "Tahtil Shibbak" the song that I performed the most in 2019 I believe!? 

The dance styles are different because I do all improvised, but there is one part that is common, I carefully warmed and evolved to dance this song. I would like to incorporate that into my choreography and share it with everyone. Why don't we wear baladi dress in the spring time and perform together? We look forward to your participation.

By the way, the second song "El Fan" is a title meaning "art". One of AbdelWahab's masterpieces, it's actually Nadia's favorite song which she's been dancing at Shiraz and other shows for about 10 years. The melody line was incredibly grand, but what was translated to be sung to praise the arts and artists (musicians, dancers, painters, etc.). In any era, a person who is called an artist is a person who keeps shining light, and a person who continues to overcome many sufferings in a place that is invisible to people.

In the quote of abstract painter Mark Rothko,

"Artists are not talented people; they are those who understand that they can never make perfection and continue to strive for perfection."

he said.

As I continue belly dancing, no matter how much praise I get from audience after the show, I have never thought that I could perform perfectly on my own for the past 10 years. That is why I don't stop, might have to be continuing to express in search of new dances one after another, just as if they were blank and started drawing new pictures on canvas. It is a routine that will last a lifetime for me, I believe. However, the process is even such a joy and grateful. I do hope you will feel in somehow the same way with me, and let's praise the life as we embark on the path we decided to go on, and express how much beautiful art we have, shall we express them is in this song? :)

Ok now, every choreography class has a BASIC technique class on the same day. 

This is a 60-minute class, and every week I lecture and train on the muscles which is necessary for belly dance. 

This class is also highly recommended for the women for all ages and even who do not aim to perform belly dance. It focuses on the pelvis, which is the most important part of a woman's body, and strengthens the surrounding muscles that shape it, improving the line from waist to hips, standing posture, and even O-legs. It also has the effect of making your legs slimmer and thinner by increasing the strength of your inner thighs. In addition, since it is used without waste from the tip of the head, around the arm, around the waist, and the tip of the foot, there is definitely a shape-up effect. It is the best training to create a "belly dancer body" that is too much muscular nor lonely training, but it is building a strong core in your body and a feminine touch left at the same time.

Any of you gained weight during the New Year!? You should definitely participate it! :)

The new lesson for 2020 starts this Wednesday 15 January onwards! 

New lessons and trial lessons are also welcome. If you want to try something new this year,  Belly dance is a wonderful dance art that strengthens the inner and outer body as well as the mental side. You can also meet lifetime friends through dancing, perform in wonderful places unique to Singapore, and have lots of fun experiences. If you are interested, please come to the trial lesson! We look forward to seeing you there at Raffles Town Club studio!

(Choreography 1) "Tahtil Shibbak

→ Sunday morning, Monday morning 

(Choreography 2) "El Fan

→ Wednesday evening, Thursday morning 

(Basic Technique class)BASICS - Core & Strength

→ Sunday morning, Monday morning , Wednesday evening


Lesson Schedule
STARTING DATE:2020 Jan 15(wed) / 16(thu) / 19(sun) / 20(mon) スタート!

【2020 first term】2020 January - March 
■ Sun 10:30 - 11:30 (60min) :BASICS: LEVEL★☆☆☆☆
■ Sun 11:30 - 13:00 (90min) :CHOREOGRAPHY "Tahtil Shibbak": LEVEL★★★☆☆

■ Mon 10:30 - 11:30 (60min) :BASICS: LEVEL★☆☆☆☆
■ Mon 11:30 - 13:00 (90min) :CHOREOGRAPHY "Tahtil Shibbak": LEVEL★★★☆☆

■ Wed 19:00 - 20:00 (60min) :BASICS: LEVEL★☆☆☆☆
■ Wed 20:00 - 21:00 (90min) :CHOREOGRAPHY "El Fan": LEVEL★★☆☆☆

■ Thu 10:30 - 12:00 (90min) :BASICS & CHOREOGRAPHY "El Fan":LEVEL★★☆☆☆
→ Mothers with babies are also welcome at this class 

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In technique classes, we build the foundation for strengthen the body to dance. We are starting with basic attitude as a dancer, arranging the trunk of the fingertips and neck, shoulder and waist, discovering the axis of the body, and instructing them to maintain a stable posture. By keeping continuing every week surely the muscular strength will go up. Practice to move the pelvis to the correct position, using the muscles around the hip joint and the abdominal muscles (abdominal oblique muscle, abdominal transverse muscles, rectus muscles) etc. to isolate various body parts. Practice of hip work, especially because it moves inner thigh well, the flow of lymph around the hip joint is improved, the balance of female hormones is adjusted, leading to menstrual imbalances and PMS improvement as well. Belly dance is a gentle movement that does not burden the body, so you can dance with confidence as women of a wide range of age groups. Of course, those who want to refine the foundation for dancing choreography, as well as those who are new to exercise (& after a long time), those who want to move their bodies as pregnant women and as exercises after childbirth. As a rule of thumb you can participate in pregnancy until around 8 months of pregnancy and after delivery for 2 months or later, but please be sure to obtain permission of exercise OK from your doctor in charge. Shoes are unnecessary as we dance barefoot. Do not forget to bring a water bottle as it sweats. 

In choreography classes,  we introduce various tips to dance fascinating dance. Every time a new term starts I am teaching the latest choreography. Since I rarely teach old choreography repeatedly, please do not miss the chance of attending a regular class. (Regarding the old choreography, I teach in private lessons and workshops only if there is a request). I am instructing the work to be completed in 8 to 10 weeks. Share the points of the routine for dancing belly dance choreographies, how to use props (veils, asaya, etc.) and drills, study instruments and rhythms used in songs, points of expression and attraction too. At the end of the lesson, we will complete the lesson with exercise of core strength & stretching all the muscles incorporates yoga methods and relaxing in mind and body. Please bring a yoga mat or a bath towel to the class. Shoes are unnecessary as we dance barefoot. Do not forget to wear a water bottle as it sweats. Regarding choreography classes, we ask students to start taking classes within 2 to 3 weeks from the start of the term. After that, we may refuse admission.

Venue: Raffles Town Club, Harmony Studio

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* Choreography class will be completed in 8 to 9 weeks in total.
* As for choreography class, please try to make attendance of 80% at least in order to deepen understanding (If there are a lot of absences, we will consider to arrange the follow up class)
* The basic routine to be learned in the technique class is used in the form applied in the choreography class. If you take both classes, you will gain a better understanding.
* Lesson fee is done by tickets. Please purchase $ 250.00 (10 hours / 3 months valid) at reception. Tickets can be used in any class where I teach.
* Payment can be done at the reception by cash, credit card and NETS.
* Raffles Town Club administrative fee $ 50.00 is required for new students. Some facilities of RTC can be used, and benefits such as participation in school events are available after being a membership.
* Trial & drop-in is possible at any time at $ 30.00 (60 minutes class) · $ 45.00 (90 minutes class).
* Please participate the class with exercise attire. Shoes are unnecessary as we dance barefoot. Dressing room · locker · shower room are equipped. Please bring a bath towel to use with stretch at the end of class (free rental available at RTC).
* Be sure to show your dance card at reception desk before entering the studio. Please also sign the IN - OUT on the attendance sheet.

Those who wish to participate the class, if you reply me by 14 January. I will send you audio shortly.

The capacity for lesson participants is only about 10 pax. As soon as we reach the capacity, we will close the registration.

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REGISTRATION FORM (January-March 2020)

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Registration & Inquiry

Don't hesitate to ask me any questions! :)
See you all at the studio!