When creating anything in your life you will go further when you move from a solid foundation
and clear understanding of where you are starting.
In Belly Dance we are working with the inner most parts of our being as well as our physical body. A solid foundation could be the difference between feeling energized by the dance, healing physical pain, OR, on the contrary, skimming the essentials could lead to poor technique allowing you to "spill energy" or even hurt yourself while dancing. Having guided numerous students back to alignment after previous injuries, along side my personal relationship with this dance, it's evident to me how proper form leads to healthy bodies! Now, as an online teacher, the last thing I would want to do is mis-guide anyone or encourage steps to be skipped.
THIS is why I've created "bundle" at a discounted price. I didn't want you to have to chose one course over the other... so I made it easy!
These courses combined make the perfect elixer of proper progression! The warm up in The Building Blocks course is applicable to the moves introduced in Breakthrough Belly Dance. It's important to note that "fundamentals" does not mean "easy". Some of the basics of Belly Dance makes the most challenging (and rewarding) drills. Even my advanced students agree that going back to the "building blocks" can be harder than more complex moves, because there are few places to hide when technique is the focal point.
Your advancement alongside these combined courses will keep you busy for quite a while, yet probably leave you hungry for more! I imagine you will come to find that belly dance is more than a workout, or dance defined by foot-work and combos, it's a practice that can be integrated both on and off the "dance floor," keeping you vibrant for years to come! We live in our bodies so lets live it up! If your ready to invest in yourself, this bundle is a great move!;)
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!