Know Your Rhythms - Beledi/Baladi
An introduction to Baladi rhythms
Music theory for dancers, by a dancer!
We understand Middle Eastern percussion rhythms can feel a little overwhelming, especially for dancers that don't really have an interest in learning how to be a drummer or musician.
IN FCBD®Style we ARE musicians because we play finger cymbals (zils) while we dance to fast tempo music.
But why do we call our Beledi/Baladi pattern a baladi if there are other rhythms that sound similar?
What IS the difference in Baladi, Saidi and Maqsoum? How does this impact the way we play zils?
Join Kelley for a "dancer's view" at the Baladi Rhythm. As always, her explanations and visualizations help you learn and retain the information in a fun and creative way!
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Kelley is dedicated to presenting pure FatChance®style belly dance as created by its founder and her master teacher Carolena Nericcio and is well known for her inclusive, approachable teaching style. Her innate ability to break things down and simplify the most difficult steps and concepts has earned her a reputation as a thorough and knowledgeable teacher. Over the years she has nurtured a growing dance family teaching weekly classes and workshops both at home in the UK and internationally as well as offering live online classes and coaching.
Kelley’s passion radiates through her teaching and also when performing both withher dance troupe Kalash Tribal and other collaborations and for her there is something magical and empowering about FatChance® style belly dance which she is really looking forward to sharing with you.
In 2008 she launched her own ‘Oasis’, a much-loved sanctuary for mind, body and soul providing quarterly structured workshops with tuition from an experienced, dedicated, warm and friendly teacher. Her annual Serendipity event at the Devon “Hogwarts” guarantees 9 of the 10 FCCE hours required for re-certification and attracts dancers from all over Europe.
Based in SW England Kelley regularly trains with Carolena Nericcio and other FCBD®style masters and became a certified teacher and Sister Studio in 2010. She was selected as one of only 10 teachers worldwide to undergo the first ever Advanced Teacher Training and in June 2015 graduated and qualified as a Tribal Pura International FatChance® Continuing Education (FCCE) Instructor. She is honoured to have co–taught both General Skills and Teacher Training with Carolena and Megha several times.
Kelley and Carolena continue to collaborate to raise funds for their Sister to Sister projects empowering women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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