In this third course in her Belly Dance Basics series, Shyama will teach the hip twist and single sided movements including circles, arcs, and clock drops/lifts. Following a detailed breakdown of the movements, some variations will be taught to explore the diversity of the moves. Combinations will be taught using individual moves to form the building blocks of a dance choreography of your own. Students will explore precise technique, fluidity, and varying speeds. Concepts learned in previous courses in this series will be referenced as well, building off one another to expand students’ repertoire! After completing this course, students will have a foundation for continuing their dance study, and for practicing on their own. Students will get a great start in learning to belly dance for fitness, fun, or performance! Belly dance is a naturally good core workout, designed to power muscles in your core, legs, arms, and back. Absolutely anyone can benefit and enjoy this art form–people of all ages, genders, shapes and sizes have enjoyed belly dance! Learning and performing belly dance can do wonders for self esteem, self confidence, and promote positive body image! Whether you are looking to form a new and unique fitness regimen, learn a new style of dance, drill moves you already know, or just want to try something different, this course is for you! Shyama breaks down moves to their simplest aspects so students can follow along and learn the techniques. This course is just one of a set of beginner courses Shyama intends to make. Keep looking for more classes, and feel free to make suggestions to the instructor!