Fundamentals Combos

Here’s the write up of our combos from class each week. Keep checking back for updates!

 

Sun 17 Oct 2021

“Voluptuous (Clarinet)” by Aziza

“Cleopatra in New York” by Spy from Cairo

This is a non-metered sequence, not a counted combo. Take any timing you want, as fast or slow, with any energy/intention you’d like. Play with it and have fun!

Sequence:
Step fwd R-L
Hip8 downward R-L
Undulation upward
Arm undulation R-L
Hip8 upward R-L (with arm path “out and up”)
Fabulous, glorious, luxurious settle arms down (maybe hand waves?)

 

Sun 03 Oct 2021

“Magic Carpet” by Giacomo Bondi

1-2-3-4
Hip Diamond CCW-R (R-F-L-B)
5-6-7-8
Chest Diamond CCW-R (R-F-L-B)

 

1-2
R Shoulder Roll backward (F-U-B-D)
3-4
L Shoulder Roll backward (F-U-B-D)
5-6-7-8
Undulation down: U-D-T-N

 

1-2-3-4
Undulation Up: N-T-D-U
5-6
L Shoulder Roll forward (B-U-F-D)
7-8
R Shoulder Roll forward (B-U-F-D)

 

1-2-3-4
Chest Diamond CW-L (L-F-R-B)
5-6-7-8
Hip Diamond CW-L (L-F-R-B)

 

Sun 26 Sep 2021

“Habibi we Enaya (My Beloved, The Apple of My Eye)” by Hossam Ramzy (Quanun el tarab, 2014).

“Work Bitch” by Britney Spears (Britney Jean Deluxe Edition, 2013)

1-2
Step L fwd, touch R (+ R glute)
3-4
Step R to DSR, touch L (+ L glute)
5-6-7-8
Chest slide R-L-R-L

 

1-2
Arm undulation R
3-4
Arm undulation L
5-6-7-8
Chest circle RFLB pivoting L to face DSC

 

1-2
Step R fwd, touch L (+ L glute)
3-4
Step L to DSL, touch R (+ R glute)
5-6-7-8
Chest slide L-R-L-R

 

1-2
Arm undulation L
3-4
Arm undulation R
5-6-7-8
Chest circle LFRB pivoting R to face DSC

 

Sun 19 Sep 2021

“Baladi” by Armen Kusikian (Modern Bellydance Music Vol. 7)

1-2-3-(4)
Chassé RLR- travelling forward, with both hands sweeping R
5-6-7-(8)
Chassé LRL- travelling forward, with both hands sweeping L

 

1-2
Step R foot out to stage-right (SR), shift weight onto R leg with R hip bump
3-4
Shift weight onto L leg with L hip bump
5-6-7-8
Shift weight with hip bumps RLRL

 

1
Step R foot out to downstage-right (DSR) corner to shift weight onto R leg and leave L leg in tendue, with chest lift
2
Chest drop
3
Pelvic tuck
4
Release to neutral posture
5-6-7-8
Smooth undulation down

 

1
Step L foot out to downstage-left (DSL) corner to shift weight onto L leg and leave R leg in tendue, with chest lift
2
Chest drop
3
Pelvic tuck
4
Release to neutral posture
5-6-7-8
Smooth undulation down