Breakthrough Belly Dance premium course offers over a dozen ‘break down’ classes that cover a wide spectrum of material. From figure 8’s, to rib cage scoops, to body undulations and slithering arms, we’ll move through this course via each vertebrae. Distinct ‘chapters’ focus on particular sections of the body from hips, to belly, to ribs and head. We’ll add finesse with our hands and link it all together in a dynamic combo. To celebrate your accomplishments, we’ll “rock out” in a final video, repeating the dance combo with music. This can become a regular workout and a game changer to your day!
This is an intermediate course, and I recommend ALL dancers take the “Building Blocks Course” first. I offer a “Bundle Deal” which provides you the strongest foundation to embark on this journey.
Breakthrough Belly Dance is the perfect mix of detailed technical instruction and playful guidance. You will dance away with a richer understanding of belly dance and a deeper connection with your body! Get ready to learn a lot and have fun while getting in great shape both mentally and physically.
A healthy spine is a healthy mind!
Start1 Intro to Vertical Hip Figure 8's (both directions) (15:37)
Preview2 "Drawing In" : Vertical Figure 8 (Down to Out) (11:30)
Start3 Adding Hip Drop accents to Figure 8 (9:30)
Preview4 Mayas with Hip Drop's (11:14)
Start5 "Rainbow" Hip Swish (5:52)
Start6 Adding Arms & Hands to figure 8 Variations (24:07)
Start7 Drill Combo & Add Music (15:06)
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Adelaide Marcus is a microcosm of artistry! She owes much of her creative energy, innovative stamina and sense of empowered-self to her belly dance practice. Having learned from her mother, who danced throughout pregnancy, this “womb dance” is quite literally Adelaide’s birthright. To Adelaide, sharing belly dance and sisterhood honors the antiquity of the dance. Historically, women learned and explored belly dance as a rite of passage, from rejoicing in the first blood drops of fertility to the helping the body and emotions through the transition into motherhood, and honoring the process of menopause. Belly dance is a lifelong practice AND celebration.
Adelaide celebrates much of life through dance. She quickly made her way into the spotlight after graduating high school and moving to San Diego in 2005. Although she obtained a degree in psychology, entertainment became the obvious career path, which she passionately pursues daily. “The Shimmy Sisters” dance company, co-created with her blood sister, was her launching pad to becoming an international performing artist and distinguished teacher. Adelaide’s entrepreneurial and artistic abilities meld in a way that’s uniquely her own. Her passions are her professions, and include fire dancing, snake charming, mermaiding, modeling, painting and much more!
Adelaide has been flown across the world repeatedly to share her gifts. She has appeared on multiple reality TV shows, modeled for companies like SONY, produced numerous events/shows and taught countless classes. All of these experiences are a reflection of the immense effort Adelaide is willing to put forward. Teaching is one of the ways Adelaide feels she can give the most, while simultaneously filling up her own cup. By teaching, Adelaide actively re-creates ceremonial passages missing from our society today, she helps others feel more radiant and confident in their bodies, and in doing so the bond of sisterhood and our connection to the eARTh is strengthened. Adelaide will dance her way to the grave, but not without a trail!