RHYTHMIC ESSENCE
Online Bellydancing Classes with Live Percussion

Bellydancers can now join Bellydance Choreographer, Keti Sharif & Percussionist, Sam Nascimento online. Keti teaches natural, sensual & gravity-rich movement through innate patterns & weight sensing within each LIVE rhythm, played by Sam. Learn to bellydance in a beautiful, responsive way, as you enjoy a sense of ease & expand your movement vocabulary. Connect to the rhythm - the musical source of the art - and your dancing will IMPROVE dramatically!

KETI & SAM'S ONLINE CLASSES HELP BELLYDANCERS TO:

  • Develop a deeper connection to the the powerful, rhythmic heart of Arabic music & dance. 
  • Feel the flow of each rhythm & easily remember & identify a vast spectrum of rhythmic styles.
  • Learn a variety of Arabic rhythms (traditional & rare) & their time signatures, & how to dance to their unique patterns.
  • Consolidate popular rhythms & venture into lesser known ones that most dancers & mainstream Arabic music-enthusiasts, are unfamiliar with.
  • Discover the cultural roots of various rhythms, paying attention to appropriate dance techniques, styling, gesture & energy,
Mobirise
Intro Class

DRUM-DANCE BASICS:
Introductory Class for Beginners

A 90 minute studio class with Keti & Sam to introduce beginners to the Drum-Dance connection with several core rhythms. Covers key moves all bellydancers must know! This class is a great place to start, but also a wonderful refresher for all levels.

Mobirise
Masterclass

RHYTHMIC ESSENCE:
Secrets within the Rhythm

A comprehensive workshop with Keti & Sam with live percussion. Learn how to connect & bellydance to 20 essential Rhythms from the Fluid, Stepping & Gliding groups. Includes 3 hours of dynamic drills, dance sequences & a complete study manual.

Mobirise
Masterclass

RAQS SHARQI - MUSICAL DEPTH:
Featuring 3 Flexi Choreos

Keti teaches 3 NEW Raqs Sharqi dances which integrate rhythms from the previous course. Dive deep into Arabic musicality with Keti's fresh new Egyptian compositions from Cairo: a beautiful Entrance piece, a spirited Saiidi-style folk dance & a hot Drum Solo.

RHYTHMIC ESSENCE  
Pulse8 Bellydance Fitness Classes Online

Do you want to get fit whilst boosting your bellydance skills? Keti's Pulse8 Fitness classes with dynamic live drumming by Sam Nascimento, features Arabic rhythms & hot Latin-fusion, to get you fit & toned. Each class is 45 minutes long. Keti brings her fitness background & training in Somatics (mindful movement) to the mix to improve body awareness. Keti recently lost 10kg (22lb) by doing these classes 3 x week - it works! They are designed to boost metabolism & feature lively A-Z Bellydance & AstroBelly routines.

KETI & SAM'S PULSE8 FITNESS CLASS BENEFITS:

  • Get grounded through dancing to live drums - a powerful way to feel earthed and stable.
  • Feel the energetic flow of different rhythms & learn an array of fun routines.
  • Enjoy a variety of Arabic & Latin-fusion rhythms & how to move to their unique patterns.
  • Develop deeper body awareness & confidence through somatics (mindful movement).
  • Boost energy & metabolism to facilitate healthy weight loss & improved health.
  • Support lymphatic drainage & circulation through specific core-distal movement.
Mobirise
Pulse8 Level 1

PULSE8 FITNESS CLASS #1:
Level 1 - Core Moves

A 45 minute cardio workout session introduces the beginner to this fitness class. Focus on core bellydance movements & combinations to Sam's live Baladi rhythms. Boosts energy & helps you feel grounded yet energised!

Mobirise
Pulse8 Level 2

PULSE8 FITNESS CLASS #2:
Level 2 - Drills & Skills

A 45 minute cardio workout session delivered at an intermediate pace. Energetic stepping & gliding rhythms with richer, more complex sequences. Increases your heart-rate, works major muscle groups & boosts energy!

Mobirise
Pulse8 Level 3

PULSE8 FITNESS CLASS #3:
Level 3 - Power Drills!

A 45 minute cardio workout session with more advanced moves. Enjoy Keti's lively new sequences with layered shimmies & spicy Drum Solo elements. Two cardio high-points increase metabolism for the whole day!

Mobirise
Pulse8 RELAX

PULSE8 FITNESS CLASS #4:
Somatics for Relaxation

A 45 minute relaxation session using somatic techniques, Bartenieff-inspired levels of body connectivity & breathing. Calms the nervous system & helps you feel grounded, clear & relaxed.

Mobirise
Pulse8 TONE

PULSE8 FITNESS CLASS #5:
Deep Toning & Taqsim

A 45 minute workout session utilising deep muscle bellydance moves to sensual taqsim rhythms. Focus on toning and strengthening moves, performed slowly & deliberately. A great way to develop beter body control.

Mobirise
BUY ALL 5 CLASSES

PULSE8 FITNESS CLASSES 1-5:
3 x cardio, 1 x relaxation, 1 x toning

Get all 5 x 45 minute Pulse8 sessions for bellydancers at a discounted rate. Its a great way to have access to all classes an be able to choose your class according to your mood - easy, medium paced or challenging!

RHYTHMIC ESSENCE  
Learn to Play Arabic Rhythms with Sam Online

Learn to play Arabic Rhythms on Darbuka, Dof, Riq & Congas with Sam Nascimento in his online Percussion workshops for both Dancers & Drummers. Sam's mixed Arabic & Egyptian heritage, along with 25 years of Arabic music DJ experience, has fostered a keen sense of nuance for a variety of Arabic rhythms. Learn how to play with feeling as you discover a vast spectrum of authentic, Arabic grooves from North Africa, Egypt, the Levant & Gulf regions. 

WHAT SAM'S CLASSES OFFER:

  • Learn to play Arabic Percussion instruments (darbuka, dof, riq) plus bongos, congas. Classes are great for beginner levels or intermediates who are looking for a wider spectrum of rhythmic choices and more authentic sounding grooves.
  • Learn 40 different Arabic rhythms (traditional & rare).
  • Identify various time signatures & how to play each rhythm's unique pattern.
  • Feel the flow of each rhythm with tips to easily remember a vast array of Arabic grooves.
  • .Consolidate popular rhythms & venture into lesser known ones that most Arabic music-enthusiasts, are still unfamiliar with.
Mobirise
DARBUKA

PERCUSSION CLASS #1:
40 Arabic Rhythms on Darbuka

A 2 hour class where you can learn to play 40 x Arabic rhythms from Adani to Zorofat on Darbuka. Notes supplied.

Mobirise
DOF & RIQ

PERCUSSION CLASS #2:
40 Arabic Rhythms on Dof & Riq

A 2 hour class where you can learn to play 40 x Arabic rhythms on Dof & Riq. Notes supplied.

Mobirise
BONGOS & CONGAS

PERCUSSION CLASS #3:
Arab-Latin Fusion: Bongo & Conga

A 1 hour class where you can learn to play 20 x Arab-Latin fusion rhythms on Bongos & Congas.

Percussionists, you may be interested in the new

40 Arabic Rhythms CD Resource Pack

© 2020 All Rights Reserved