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Jamila Format Level 1 – taught by Abigail Keyes (15 CEC hrs)

Jamila Format Level 1 – taught by Abigail Keyes

Jamila Format Level 1 – taught by Abigail Keyes (15 CEC hrs)

May 17-19, 2019
Santa Cruz at Desert Dream Dance Studio |1025 Water Street, Santa, CA 95060
Hosted by Janelle Belly Dance
In Jamila L1, students learn the basics of the format: step families, dance history, and finger cymbal work.

Workshop Schedule:
Friday May 17 – 4pm-9:30pm (30min Break)
Saturday May 18 – 10am-5pm (1hr Lunch Break)
Sunday May 19 – 10am-2:30pm (30min Break)
*Optional Test following workshop

Pay in full option after March 31st, 2019 - $400 (plus $4 processing fee)

Payment plan THREE (3) installments - $150 each processing fee = $450)

JL1 - Playment Plan

*Avoid processing fee and pay cash, money order/cashier’s check/check to: Janelle Rodriguez (memo – JL1SantaCruz) Contact Janelle for info: janelle@janelledance.com For those that wish to test there is an additional testing fee.

To prepare for a JL1 Workshop:
Bring finger cymbals, ballet or jazz shoes, hand towel, refillable water bottle, and deodorant to reapply as necessary.

JL1 Training Tools

Salimpour School Online Classes. Take classes from the comfort of your very own home, wherever you live, to fit your time schedule. Various subscriptions available.

The New Danse Oriental Manual. Explanation of step families and moves.
SL1 Study Guide. Knowledge of Suhaila Level 1 material is required including breakdown of movements by muscle contractions, foot positions, arm positions, foot patterns, etc.

Cymbal Jams. Cymbal Jams, audio download training tools, include over 70 finger cymbal patterns. The patterns are broken down slowly, then up-to-tempo, explained in both right-hand and left-hand dominant version. (Includes the original 24 patterns from Jamila’s class finger cymbal CD plus an additional 48 patterns.)

Rhythm ID CD. This CD includes over 40 Middle Eastern rhythms (on separate tracks).

Many Tribes Article. Read “From Many Tribes: The Origins of Bal Anat” by Jamila Salimpour.

ICMED Speech. Read the Speech presented by Jamila Salimpour at the International Conference on Middle Eastern Dance, May 1997.
Steps, Step Families, and Finger Cymbal Patterns. View the JL1 Steps tab in this section for a list of steps, step families, and finger cymbals covered in JL1 along with arm positions (when applicable).

Recommended Reading. “Jamila’s Article Book”, “Middle Eastern Music: History & Study Guide”, “The Compendium Vol.1”, “The New Danse Oriental”. Learn more here. Start your dance education with history, culture music and dance origins.

If you are traveling from out of town, here is a brief list of nearby hotels:
Ramada Limited Santa Cruz, 516 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 471-5521
Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection, 611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 425-7100
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Cruz, 1410 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 466-9100
Best Western Plus All Suites Inn, 500 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 458-9898
Comfort Inn, 110 Plymouth St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 • (831) 426-2664
Being a vacation town we have lots of AirBnB options.


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