Sep, Oct, Nov Classes – Now Level Two in Oxnard

Level Two is coming to Oxnard at Club NEMA Bellydance

You can now study Level Two ATS® Tribal Combinations both on Sunday afternoons in North Hollywood and again on Tuesday evenings in Oxnard, starting in September.

Level Two continues expanding on the Fundamentals from Level One. This 12-week syllabus systematically introduces the next set of moves and formations that incorporate all of Classic ATS®. 

Instructor approval is required to enroll in Level Two. Dancers much be able to lead all the moves in Level One and play their zills throughout.

Syllabus

  • Level One material – Dancers studying their Fundamentals learn four foundational moves in Fast (Pivot Bump, Egyptian, Shimmy, and Arabic), the foundational moves in Slow (Taxim, Floreos, Arm Undulations, Body Wave, Torso Twist, and Circle Step), and the ability to play the standard zill pattern.
  • Level Two material – Dancers build on their Fundamental families of moves to study the following over a repeated twelve week syllabus. Slow combinations: Corkscrew, Propeller, and Reverse Turns; Walking Body Wave and Walking Taxim; Turning the Circle Step and Torso Twist; Camel Walk, Ribcase Rotation, Reverse Taxim, and Headslides. And Fast combinations – Bump family: Box Step, Chico Four Corners, Reach and Sit, Double Bump, Single Bump, Up2 Down 3, Choo Choo Arc Arms; Arabic family: Arabic Shimmy, ASWAT; and Shimmy family: Turkish Shimmy, TSWAT, Shoulder Shimmy Hip Drop, Ghawazee, Sunanda, Resham-ka.

Level Two Schedules

Level Two on Sundays in North Hollywood

  • 2018 Session 5
  • Sun Sep 9: Week 7 of 12
  • Sun Sep 16: Week 8 of 12
  • Sun Sep 23: Week 9 of 12
  • Sun Sep 30: Week 10 of 12
  • Sun Oct 7: Week 11 of 12
  • Sun Oct 14: Week 12 of 12
  • 2018 Session 6
  • Sun Oct 21: Week 1 of 12
  • Sun Oct 28: Week 2 of 12
  • Sun Nov 4: Week 3 of 12
  • Sun Nov 11: Week 4 of 12
  • Sun Nov 18: Week 5 of 12
  • Sun Nov 25: Week 6 of 12
Level Two on Tuesdays in Oxnard

  • 2018 Session 5
  • Tue Sep 11: Week 1 of 12
  • Tue Sep 18: Week 2 of 12
  • Tue Sep 25: Week 3 of 12
  • Tue Oct 2: Week 4 of 12
  • Tue Oct 9: Week 5 of 12
  • Tue Oct 16: Week 6 of 12
  • 2018 Session 6
  • Tue Oct 23: Week 7 of 12
  • Tue Oct 30: Week 8 of 12
  • Tue Nov 6: Week 9 of 12
  • Tue Nov 13: Week 10 of 12
  • Tue Nov 20: Week 11 of 12
  • Tue Nov 27: Week 12 of 12

2018 Sessions 5 and 6 at a Glance

Calendars to Go

Do you like to print Calendars for yourself? You can download this September-November calendar for all the 2018 Session 5 and Session 6 classes. (updated 8/17/18)

Check out our public Google Calendar, which you can add to your own Google account.


Calendars at a Glance

September 2018 – First half of Session #5

October 2018 – Second half of Session #5 and First half of Session #6

November 2018 – Second half of Session #6

December 2018 – No classes, see you in 2019!

Class Dates for Sessions 3 and 4 (May-Aug 2018)

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Session 3 – May and June 2018

Sundays in North Hollywood, CA, 2-3 PM
Madilyn Clark Studios, 10852 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

  • 2018 Session 3: May 13-e, May 20-d, Jun 3-d, Jun 10-c, Jun 17-d, Jun 24-d (No class May 27) – 6 week session Plus, Bonus Free class on May 6!
  • Classes are held in either Studio C, D, or E. Check the Studio letter for each date.

Mondays in Oxnard, CA 7-8 PM
NEMA Bellydance, 1230 Saviers Road, Unit R, Oxnard, CA 93033

  • 2018 Session 3: May 14, May 21, Jun 4, Jun 11, Jun 18, Jun 25 (No class May 28) – 6 week session – Plus, Bonus Free class on May 7!

Wednesdays in Agoura Hills, CA 7-8 PM
Wild Card Dance Company Studios, 28854 Road Side Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

  • Classes are held in the Green studio
  • 2018 Session 3: May 9, May 16, May 23, Jun 6, Jun 13, Jun 20, Jun 27 (No class May 30) – 7 week session Plus, Bonus Free class on May 2!

Session 4 – July and August 2018

Sundays in North Hollywood, CA, 2-3 PM
Madilyn Clark Studios, 10852 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

  • 2018 Session 4: Jul 15-c, Jul 22-d, Jul 29-e, Aug 5-e, Aug 12-c, Aug 19-e, Aug 26-e Halfa (No class Jul 8) – 6 week session Plus, Bonus Free class on July 1 (Studio E)!

Mondays in Oxnard, CA 7-8 PM
NEMA Bellydance, 1230 Saviers Road, Unit R, Oxnard, CA 93033

  • 2018 Session 4: Jul 9, Jul 16, Jul 23, Jul 30, Aug 6, Aug 13, Aug 20, Aug 27 Hafla – 7 week session – Plus, Bonus Free class on Jul 2!

Wednesdays in Agoura Hills, CA 7-8 PM
Wild Card Dance Company Studios, 28854 Road Side Drive, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

  • 2018 Session 4: Jul 18, Jul 25, Aug 1, Aug 8, Aug 15, Aug 22, Aug 29 Hafla (No class Jul 4) – 6 week session – Plus, Bonus Free class on Jul 11!

Tuition Options

There are three different ways to purchase tuition for any of my classes.

  1. Session Dance card = $10 per class (6-week sessions $60, 7-week sessions $70) 
    BEST VALUE! Buy the whole session for only $10 per class, when you buy all six or seven classes together.
  2. Part-Time Dance card = $12 per class, for 5 classes over the span of 2 sessions ($60)
    FLEXIBLE class scheduling! Buy 5 classes for any week during two sessions. Most similar to the old tuition cards.
  3. One-class Drop-in = $15 per class, same as before

If you have an old tuition card, you can either use it for one-class drop ins as needed (until the old card expiration date) or you can convert the value remaining on the card for a Session Dance Card or a Part-Time Dance card. You choose which works best for you.

As before, all tuition cards can be used at all three class locations. For example, if you cannot attend week 2 during a session in Agoura Hills but you can make it to North Hollywood, bring your card to class.

What are we studying?

  • When are you offering Session 1 again?
  • What are we studying this week? What did I miss last week?
  • Do I have to learn zills?
  • When can I advance to Level 2?

Good news! I have the answers to these and other questions!


When are you offering Session 1 again?

Actually, the Session number only refers to a set of classes that covers everything in the Level Syllabus. Session 1 will start with week one and go through all the weeks. Session 2 starts at week one again and repeats the moves. 

What are we studying this week? What did I miss last week?

By looking at this grid, you’ll see which moves are the key focus for each week. But you will still integrate various moves nearly every week. For example, in week two we will focus on the Choo-Choo during the fast music section. However, since it is in the Pivot Bump family, you will be certain to work on all sorts of Pivot Bump techniques. And because you will need to know how to start from another move and transition into a different move, all the Level 1 fast moves will be part of your experience.

Do I have to learn Zills?

Certainly no one can make you learn anything. [Insert big grin here] But Zills (or finger cymbals) are not required in class until at least week three. It is requested that you do your best to try. Remember: My first rule in class is still “No Pressure, No Shame.” So let that be an encouragement to you. And my hope is to make the experience both fun and structured in a way to build your skills for your best success.

When can I advance to Level 2?

The minimum requirement for Level 2 is that you can (a) dance all the Level 1 moves, (b) you can zill through the Level 1 fast moves and wear your zills but not play during the slow moves, and (c) you can lead all the Level 1 moves. (Level 1+ is optional, and it’s okay if you never studied Level 1+. All those moves will be additionally focused on in Level 2.)

The other key to studying Level 2 is simply having enough students to launch an additional class. With a minimum of 4 students, a new Level 2 course can be added to the schedule. If there are fewer than 4 but someone wants to do independent study, we can talk about private or semi-private lessons for fewer than 4 students.