Student Showcase

May 1, 2012

This Sunday, 6th May at 6pm , join us for our end-of-term  Student Showcase at the SpringFest Horticultural Show in San Anton Gardens, Balzan.    The spectacular show will feature various Egyptian folk dances, from Nubian, Fellahin, Haggalla and Saiidi, as well as oriental dance numbers, some of which are being performed in public for the first time.   Joining Jameelah and her students for the show is Angelez Dias, an instructor/performer from Spain, who will be contributing some delightful fusion numbers.  This is one showcase that shouldn’t be missed!!

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Dear friends and members of YaHabibi,

Summer is around the corner and what better way to work off all the “figolli” and easter eggs than bellydance?  Not only is it a fun way to workout, but it is also an excellent opportunity to meet new people, making new friends whilst learning something new. Whether you are a returning student or a total newcomer, I am sure you will find a class that suits your level and goals. 

The new term kicks off with a one-off Bellydance Taster on Wednesday 21st April between 7:15pm and 8:15pm.  If you are a newcomer and would like to give bellydancing a try first before commiting to a course, then this is the class for you.  So rally your friends and for only €12.00 per person, you get to try something new whilst sharing a few laughs together.  Group discounts will apply for groups of 8 and more.

This spring, we have two student showcases scheduled.  On Saturday May 1st at 8:00pm, students from the advanced beginners and intermediate classes will be joining me in a performance at San Anton Gardens during the annual Horticultural show. The show at Baystreet will be held on Sunday 6th June at 9pm. Please keep May 8th – World Bellydance Day – free for our quarterly Hafla, the details of which will be announced shortly.

As part of our promotion, we have teamed up with Charlene of Soap Cafe (www.soapcafemalta.com) who will be offering samples from her hand-made lavish soaps for the first 20 students and discount vouchers for the first 50 students to book.  Please note that bookings are only valid if confirmed with a payment and will be treated in the order payment is received.  Do not loose your chance of benefitting from this unique promotion!

Watch out for our forthnightly shimmy bootcamps – a great workout plus an opportunity to polish those shimmies, plus learn new variations and layering techniques.  I have now split the material into two levels: Shimmy 1 (no layers) and Shimmy 2 (layers) – thus both beginners and intermediate students can pick a class suited to their technical level.

To those who have joined the last session’s classes and activities – THANK YOU for your enthusiasm and for being such amazing students!  I am very proud of each and everyone of you! 

Wishing you a figolliscious Easter…

Yours in bellydance,

Jane

YA HABIBI MALTA – school of Middle Eastern Dance

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List of Courses

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BEGINNER 1 – The fundamentals

Level: Complete Beginner

What: This introductory 8 week programme is structured to teach the fundamental movements found in bellydance.  Students will be introduced to basic technique, including isolations, slides, circles, shimmies, figure 8s, undulations, and various hip accents.

When: Every Monday from 26th April till 14th June, from 7:15pm till 8:30pm. 

Where: Garden View Holiday Complex, Swieqi

Price: €90.00 (8 lessons, 1 hour 15 minutes each), minimum 8 students.  Drop-ins are welcome at €14.00 per class.

BEGINNER 2 – Movement Applied A+ Choreography

Level: Beginners with some experience / Students who have completed the Ya Habibi B1 Programme

What: This is a stuctured 8 week programme aimed at students with some experience in bellydance or those who have already completed the Beginner 1 programme.  In this course students will refresh the technique learnt in the Beginner 1 programme whilst introducing layering and travelling moves.  Additionally students will learn how to apply foundation moves to form basic combinations as well as explore more complex movements.  A fun short choreography will be taught during the second part of the course, allowing students to apply the movements learnt throughout the Beginner Programmes. 

When:

Part 1 (Technique only) – Every Wednesday from 28th April till 16th June, from 7:15pm till 8:30pm

Part 2 (Choreography) – Every Wednesday from 20th June till 28th July, from 7:15pm till 8:30pm

Where: Garden View Holiday Complex, Swieqi

Price:

Part 1 (Technique only) – €90.00 (8 lessons, 1 hour 15 minutes each), minimum 8 students

Part 2 (Choreography) – €56.00 (5 lessons, 1 hour 15 minutes each), minimum 8 students

BEGINNER 3 – Movement Applied B + Choreography

Level: Beginners with some experience / Students who have completed the Ya Habibi B2 Programme

What: This is a stuctured eight week programme aimed at students who have completed the Beginner 2 programme.  In this course students will review and drill the movements, layers and combinations introduced during the previous programme.  The focus will be on polishing and refining the foundation technique learnt during the beginner courses which is essential for a smooth transition to the intermediate programmes.  Basic veil will be briefly introduced.  A fun short drum solo choreography will be taught during the first part of the course, whereas an arabic pop choreography is scheduled for the second part. 

When:

Part 1 – Every Wednesday from 28th April till 16th June, from 8:30pm till 10:00pm

Part 2 – Every Wednesday from 20th June till 28th July, from 8:30pm till 10:00pm

Where: Garden View Holiday Complex, Swieqi

Price:

Part 1 – €114.00 (8 lessons, 1 hour 30 minutes each), minimum 6 students

Part 2 – €71.00 (5 lessons, 1 hour 30 minutes each), minimum 6 students

INTERMEDIATE 2 – Saiidi Technique and Choreography

Level: Intermediate students / Students who have completed the Ya Habibi I1 Programme

What: This is a stuctured 8 week programme aimed at students who have completed the Intermediate 1 programme.  In this course students will be introduced to traditional Saiidi technique and combinations using a cane.  A Raqs Assaya choreography will be taught.

When: Every Monday from 26th April till 14th June, from 8:30pm till 10:0pm Where: Garden View Holiday Complex, Swieqi

Price: €114.00 (8 lessons, 1 hour 30 minutes each), minimum 6 students

INTERMEDIATE – Raqs Sharki Choreography

Level: Beginner 3 / Intermediate students

What: Learn an exciting original routine to Sahar’s “Drama Queen” oozing with Egyptian flavour. 

When: Every Monday from 28th June till 26th July, from 8:30pm till 10:00pm

Where: Garden View Holiday Complex, Swieqi

Price: €71.00 (5 lessons, 1 hour 30 minutes each), minimum 6 students

Registration Dates: 

TUESDAY 20th April 2010 @ Garden View, from 7.15pm till 8.15pm

WEDNESDAY 21st April 2010 @ Garden View, from 7.00pm till 10:30pm

For more information on the courses or to book, please email me on yahabibimalta@gmail.com or call 99065142.  A registration form will be emailed or posted to you, which must be returned completed together with the payment to the address indicated on the registration form prior to, or handed in on the Registration Date.  Class sizes are restricted, therefore early booking is highly recommended.  Please note that the course prices are undivisable and all sales final.  There is a one time registration fee of €5.00 payable by newcomers.  Terms and conditions apply.

Please note that since the courses are syllabus driven, I am not able to accept drop-ins for the B2 level and upwards.

Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2009

Dear friends and members of YaHabibi,

Christmas is at the doorstep and it is with great pleasure that I announce the new classes for the new year.  As you will see, there has been some minor tweaking to the timetable and for this session, I’ve also extended the lesson duration for B2 and I1 to allow time for choreography. Students in B2 and I1 will also be exposed to live tabla players during some classes.  As the previous B2 can attest, a live tabla brings a lot of vibrancy to the class.  In addition, monthly specialty classes, such as shimmy bootcamps and additional choreography workshops are being planned – details of which will be annouced in due time. 

 For the first time, I’m also introducing a “drop-in” concept for current students.  This is aimed at students who are enrolled in any one of the technique programmes and wish to supplement their training by attending additional classes during the current session.  See below for more details.

 Next year, I intend to organise monthly HAFLA’s.  For those unfamiliar with the term, Hafla is basically the Arabic word for PARTY!  Essentially, a hafla thrown by a bellydancer involves Middle Eastern music, dancers taking turns performing for each other, and some open-floor dancing for everyone to get up and enjoy the music. At the end of the term, there will also be a student showcase in Baystreet.  Please note performing in public showcases, although highly encouraged, is entirely optional.  However if your concern revolves costuming, please talk to me as there are other more “conservative” options.

 To those who have participated in the last session –  THANK YOU for bringing such energy and joy to the classes! Congratulations to each and everyone of you – you have all done so well and I am very impressed by your progress.  May I also take this opportunity to applaude the B2 students for their first performance last Saturday – they did an amazing job in just two weeks! I hope that you have all enjoyed the lessons, and look forward to seeing you again.

 May you all have a very Merry Christmas and a healthy peaceful New Year!

 Yours in bellydance,

Jane

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List of Courses:

B E G I N N E R  1  –  THE FUNDAMENTALS

LEVEL: Complete beginner

WHAT:  This introductory10-week programme is structured to teach the fundamental movements found in bellydance.   Students will be introduced to basic  technique, including isolations, slides, circles, shimmies, figure 8s, undulations and hip accents.

WHEN:

Every Monday from 4th January till 8th March, from 7:15pm till 8:15pm @ Garden View Holiday Complex, Swieqi

OR

Every Wednesday from 6th January till 10th March, from 7:15pm till 8:15pm @ Garden View Holiday Complex, Swieqi

PRICE: EUR 85.00 (10 lessons), plus EUR 5.00 one time registration fee payable by newcomers (former students registered with BDM are exempted)

B E G I N N E R  2 – MOVEMENT APPLIED (+ Choreography)

LEVEL: Beginner with experience / Students who have completed the Ya Habibi B1 Programme

WHAT: This is a structured 12 week programme aimed at students with some experience in bellydance, or those who have already completed the Beginner 1 Programme.  In this course, students will refresh the technique learnt in the Beginner 1 Programme and learn to layer and travel with it.  Additionally, students will be introduced to basic combinations and explore more complex movements as well as different arm and foot positions.  Basic veil will be briefly introduced.  A fun short choreography will be taught during the course, allowing the students to apply the movements learnt throughout the Beginner Programmes.

WHEN:  Every Wednesday from 6th January till 24th March, from 8:30pm till 9:45pm

WHERE: Garden View Holiday Complex, Swieqi

PRICE: EUR 125.00 (12 lessons, 1hr15m each), plus EUR 5.00 one time registration fee payable by newcomers (former students registered with BDM / YA HABIBI are exempted)

I N T E R M E D I A T E  1 – TECHNIQUE, FOOTWORK and VEIL (+ Choreography)

LEVEL:  Students who have completed the Ya Habibi B2 Programme

WHAT:  During this 12-week programme, students will be exposed to more advanced combinations and footwork, and explore veils in more depth.  An egyptian pop choreography will be taught towards the end of the course.     Basic zill patterns will be introduced.

WHEN:  Every Monday from 4th January till 28th March, from 8:30pm till 10:00pm

WHERE: Garden View Holiday Complex, Swieqi

Price: EUR 150.00 (12 lessons, 1hr30m each),

Registration Date: 29th December 2009 @ Garden View, from 7.15pm till 8.15pm

For more information on the courses or to book, please email me on jane.camilleri@gmail.com or call 99065142.  A registration form will be emailed or posted to you, which must be returned completed together with the payment to the address indicated below prior to, or, handed in on the Registration Date.

 Class sizes are restricted, therefore early booking is highly recommended.

 Terms and Conditions apply.

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A Note on Class Progression:

Returning B1 students can either repeat or move up one level.  As a general rule, it is best to stay at a class level until you feel you have built the movements into your muscle memory.  Studying any kind of dance is  not something to rush but to savour.  It can take months to master certain movements, so don’t be disheartened.  However, if you feel comfortable with the range of movements taught during the B1 programme, then do move up to B2 since we will revise and build upon the B1 knowledge whilst introducing new moves and combinations.  If in doubt, please contact me.

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Drop-In and Class Cards:

Students enrolled in any Beginner or Intermediate Programs are encouraged to attend as many additional classes per week AT or BELOW their level as they would like. The options available are as follows:

  Option 1: “Pay as you go” – EUR12.00 per 1 hr class

  Option 2: Use your 10- or 5-Class Card

Class Cards are pre-paid 1 hr classes and may be purchased for any currently enrolled student. 5-Class Cards cost EUR 50 (5 hours); 10-Class Cards cost EUR 80 (10 hours).  Cards are valid for the individual whose name appears on the card. Class Cards are valid for the session in which they were purchased and must be  presented before class begins. Class cards are non-replaceable, transferable or refundable. No exceptions!

PLEASE NOTE: Class cards and “pay-as-you-go” options are only available to students who are enrolled in a programme during that current session, and they do not apply to Workshops.

Choreography Workshop

December 1, 2009

This Sunday, a choreography workshop will be held at Garden View Complex for B2 students.  This is a fun upbeat choreography to a popular turkish pop song.  Students will get the opportunity to perform during a charity showcase.

Those interested in registering kindly contact Jane on 99487814 or email jane.camilleri@gmail.com.