"Casino Badia": An Original Choreography
Teacher: April Rose
Video Description: This workshop is a chronological breakdown of a classic choreography that reimagines dance in the Casino Badia era or 1920s Cairo. This historically inspired dance features skeletal shimmy technique, figure eights, weighted internal hip circles, balletic turns, elevated posture, and traveling undulations, all set to a Sama'i rhythm performed by George Sawa. We will move quickly through this dance so please be sure to warm up before beginning this choreography. For more difficult moves like the knee shimmy and the choo choo shimmy, please refer to April Rose's technique classes that break these down in detail.
Classic & Egyptian
For a visual reference of the "Casino Badia" era that inspired April Rose's choreography, check out this playlist we've put together on Youtube!
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I loved learning this beautiful dance. I've never had the opportunity to study with you until now. I must say your technical, historical, and applied knowledge lend to a teaching style that is much appreciated. I value your unique approach to fusion, whereby you truly ground us in historical roots and seamlessly weave in modern stylizations. I cannot wait to take this to the stage. Thank you again.
Thank you so much, I am so enjoying your teaching style as you teach this choreography, I am planning to dance it at my daughters 21st birthday, I so hope I can do it justice.
Thanks so much April it is beautiful :)
I'm trying this choreo, too, it's soooo nice, April! For sure I won't do it justice but I'll put all my love :-)))))))
Gonna try this for the belly dance challenge! Hopefully I can do it justice O^O
Yay. I love seeing the choreography at the beginning of each section! It helps me visualize the upcoming movements I'll be learning.
Thank you so much for your sublime choreography and clear teaching style!
So beautiful and easy to learn! Thank you so much for sharing this! P.S. Your green costume is AMAZING! :)
This is amazing! I love to be educated about bellydance's history! Thank you.
Loved this class and choreo! Beautiful!!!
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beautiful and soft music and movement! excited to learn