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Recent Postings

07-24-18 ~ JC Cymbal Dance, practice videos
06-12-18 ~ New cane song (Rakettes), check under Medium....
05-08-18 ~ YouTube by dance or by event
02-14-18 ~ Accessories info: dance sandals, sword, practice slippers.

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Dates
Please mark your calendars......

9/27 and 10/4 -  Final Rehearsal for Sirens Fest
10/7 - Sirens Fest

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GIGS

10/7 - Sirens Fest, Sebastopal
4:35pm Sunday. Raks al Khalil and the Rakettes

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MUSIC SHARING
Download music for class purposes only
To download, please follow instructions for your own device.

TAQSIM
Magic of the Dance V.1, Salome's Seven Veils SHORT / FULL
Lotus Dance (mp3) - Masavo, MysticCaravan "Hanging Garden" SHORT
Rah's Love (mp3) - OFantasy, vol.10 ELoveAffair
Tribal Fusion Taqsim (mp3) - Belly Dance Superstars III "I Cash Radii"
Tray Song/Fan Veil Song (mp3) - Cafe Bellydance "Raks Zamani"

TAQSIM, VEIL
Dreaming Veil (mp3) - GLammanDDiaspora
Aurora Borealis Veil (mp3) -
DJ Masavo/Serpents Garden "Mystic Caravan"

Taqsim Fan/Veil (mp3) Masavo "Hanging Gardens"
Taqsim Veil, Yearning (mp3) - BDSSV "Yearning"

MEDIUM
*NEW* Cane II (mp3) - HakimKoloYoross, KoloYoross
Stick Dance I (mp3) - HakimKoloYoross, ElHalaEh
Cane Dance, 2013 revision (mp3) - BDSuperstars IV "Bell Arabi"
JC Cymbal Dance (mp3) - OFTekbilik "Shashkin"
Egyptian Boogie (mp3) Al Ahram Orchestra "Saher Al Sharq Etneen"
Love Song (long) (mp3) - Ishtar "Wi Lamouni/Ligharou Meni"
Sassy Saidi/Talakik/Stalker (mp3) - Hakim "Talakik"

DRUM SOLOS
Drum Solo I/Happy Day Drum Solo (mp3) - Belly Dance for Fortune and Fame "Drum Solo"

Drum Solo III/Elvis Drum Solo (mp3) George Lammam "Zaatar and Almonds"
Drum Solo IV/Basketball Drum Solo (mp3) - Gamal Gommaa "Sahra Saidi"
Drum Solo VI / Popcorn Drum Solo  (mp3) - Ramzy, Sabla Tolo "Lucy, the Magnificent" (edit front)
Drum Solo VI/Popcorn Drum Solo (mp3) - Ramzy, Sabla Tolo "Lucy, the Magnificent"

OTHER
ZillCapella (mp3) - CaravanProject, WalkToNowhere (Beledi)
Pharaonics I (mp3) - DJ Mosavo, Sensual Goddess "Chant of Lost Love" (cut part of entrance)
Pharaonics I (mp3) - DJ Mosavo, Sensual Goddess "Chant of Lost Love" (exit music)
Pharaonics II (mp3) - DJ Mosavo, Sensual Goddess "Uncovered Ecstasy"

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CHOREOGRAPHY - You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download pdf files, download here.

01-25-16 ~ Taqsim, Love Affair (pdf)
06-11-15 - Zill A Cappella (draft pdf)
02-16-15 ~ Zill Thrill, Part I and Part II (pdf)
02-21-14 ~ "Drum Solol VI, Popcorn" (pdf)
10-03-13 ~ Pharaonics I (pdf), Pharaonics II (pdf)
(OLD choreography to be used as a guide, there are current changes which are not reflected in these posted.)
06-19-13 ~ "Cane" 2013 revision (pdf)
02-21-13 ~ "Drum Solo IV" (pdf)
02-21-13 ~ "Love Song, part 2" (pdf)
01-11-13 ~ "Love Song" with Formations (pdf)

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SEWING
Monday and 2nd/4th Wednesday Sewing
Nothing cookin' right now...

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YouTube performance (BY DANCE) - Get your practice on! (Scroll down for BY EVENT)
My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/bellydancejunkie

MEDIUM/FAST TEMPO
Stick Dance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MknCaUIJ3BM - Rakkasah 2018
John Compton's Cymbal Dance)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KdIRYRvsEU
- Rakkasah 2014 (:18)
Talakik
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MknCaUIJ3BM - Rakkasah 2018 (at 3:29)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O14m3T8AAZg - Rakkasah 2008
Love Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpOhKmYc0u8 - Rakkasah 2016 (at :16)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpOhKmYc0u8 - Rakkasah 2017
http://youtu.be/Bz5pfyH3qck Rakkasah 2013, extended version
http://youtu.be/zYzaWyPwWcg - Hotter than July 2012 (we will do an extended version with all
Cane I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KdIRYRvsEU - Rakkasah 2014 (8:04)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWG7gDK-z0A - Desert Dance Festival 2011 (at 4:09)
Egyptian Boogie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSOvPx7p410 - Rakkasah 2016 (at :14)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWG7gDK-z0A - Desert Dance Festival 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKQ-gseFJ7E - Carnival of Stars 2011 (at :09)
Zill Thrill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dTLU5gtG30 (no zills, part I) Rakkasah 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dTLU5gtG30 (no zills, part II) Rakkasah 2015 (at 11:06)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkrzwjM-FgQ
- Rakkasah 2011 (at :13)
Fast and Furious
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8ghCn215Nk - Desert Dance Festival 2010, Sept10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01ZrHC9uk84 - Carnival of Stars 2010, Aug10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfh3Vf89YOI - Rakkasah 2009, Mar09
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxEriwC93y4 -
Desert Dance Festival 2009, Sept09
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Balady
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkrzwjM-FgQ - Rakkasah 2011 (at 5:44)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZiELgWz-Jk - Rakkasah 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEkQ6J7Y17I - Rakkasah 2007
Raks Leyla
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIWcfNTFGsw - Rakkasah 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYYwi_Gw10U -
Desert Dance Festival 2009

TAQSIM: VEIL, SWORD, OR TRAY
Sword II
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MknCaUIJ3BM - Rakkasah 2018 9 at 6:42)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6hNnJUlKIc&feature=youtu.be - Clockwork Alchemy, March 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aTJ7dFxVlk - BABDAMA, Nov2017 (at 4:40)

https://youtu.be/9stYhvYKU6g - Sirens Fest 2017 (at 4:54)
Veil (ala Dunia)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aTJ7dFxVlk - BABDAMA, Nov2017 (at start)
https://youtu.be/9stYhvYKU6g - Sirens Fest 2017
Dreaming Veil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpOhKmYc0u8 - Rakkasah 2016 (at 2:44)
Rah's Love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSOvPx7p410 - Rakkasah 2016 (at 3:51)
Taqsim for Saiqa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dTLU5gtG30 - Rakkasah 2015 (3:44)
Just Tray
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KdIRYRvsEU - Rakkasah 2014 (4:15)
Tribal Fusion Taqsim
http://youtu.be/Bz5pfyH3qck - Rakkasah 2013 (at 4:48)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX2D360JQvk - Rakkasah 2007

Aurora Borealis Veil
http://youtu.be/Bz5pfyH3qck - Rakkasah 2013 with variation (at 7:15)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKQ-gseFJ7E - Carnival of Stars 2011 (at 3:58)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikiRwjI55Yg - Rakkasah 2008
Break it Down Taqsim
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8ghCn215Nk - (go to 3:16) Desert Dance Festival 2010
Yearning Veil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0h5rf6yLPs - Rakkasah 2010
Dreaming Veil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpOhKmYc0u8 - Rakkasah 2017 at 2:42
Dreamy Veil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLzlho7IumQ - Rakkasah 2010
Taffy Taqsim
http://youtu.be/zYzaWyPwWcg - (go to 3:01) Hotter than July 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MePpLxbprZk - Rakkasah 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr8Qy1mAibs - Desert Dance Festival 2009
Sword I and Tray
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXHq_8_M0Zs - Carnival of Stars 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNa-5NcXJBM - Rakkasah 2009
Mother Earth Taqsim
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkrzwjM-FgQ - Rakkasah 2011 (at 8:34)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py85SvDJ6bQ - Rakkasah 2007


DRUM SOLOS

Happy Day Drum Solo I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWG7gDK-z0A
- Desert Dance Festival 2011 (at 8:39)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8ghCn215Nk - Desert Dance Festival 2010, Sept10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCTgw3OLb5I - Rakkasah 2007
Drum Solo II
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MknCaUIJ3BM - Rakkasah 2018 (at 11:07)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKQ-gseFJ7E - Carnival of Stars 2011 (at 8:30)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkrzwjM-FgQ - Rakkasah 2011 (at 12:25)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eAd4QyOuH4 - Carnival of Stars 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdbeTDbTfD8 - Rakkasah 2008

Elvis Drum Solo III
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aTJ7dFxVlk - BABDAMA, Nov2017 (at 8:13)
https://youtu.be/9stYhvYKU6g - Sirens Fest 2017 (at 8:35)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpOhKmYc0u8 - Rakkasah 2016 (at 6:44)
http://youtu.be/zYzaWyPwWcg - (go to 7:07) Hotter than July 2012
BBall Drum Solo IV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dTLU5gtG30 - Rakkasah 2015 (at 8:30)
http://youtu.be/Bz5pfyH3qck Rakkasah 2013 (at 12:00)

Popcorn Drum Solo V
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpOhKmYc0u8 - Rakkasah 2017 at 6:50
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KdIRYRvsEU - Rakkasah 2014 (11:37)

OTHER
ZillCapella
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSOvPx7p410 - Rakkasah 2016 (at 9:46)
Audio posting on YouTube: https://youtu.be/b1YicD3HNwc
A Voler
http://youtu.be/uWZhxWRk2iM Desert Dance Festival Extravaganza 2014
Pharaonics, part 1 and 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyIc09cl4LA - Dance Essense, Dia de las Dances Oct 2012
Pharaonics, part 1 and 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0x3IdxP33E - Carnival of Stars 2007
Pharaonics, part 1 and 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0x3IdxP33E - Carnival of Stars 2007

JC CYMBAL DANCE - Get some practice on! Contact me for some written choreography.
Hahbi Ru at JCompton's memorial (at 5:12): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p55ebPcsEGc
Hahbi Ru, super fast and with different formations:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRHodTjb08s

Malia's students:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_iNYbyL-04

Another group, a cappella: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBTYDRdw65E
Celena's students, a duet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSff667Fyts
Celenda and Sandra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU3pvQvu0Dk

Nomadic Tapestry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT8hSH7jXLg
Led by Rebaba: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYMELsyH_2I
Sol E Luna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxUqFPXoK50
Sol E Luna2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJB04Ngso58
Alchemy and Students:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2okEkx_c6cE

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YouTube performance (BY EVENT)
My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/bellydancejunkie

Rakkasah 2018, Apr2018 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MknCaUIJ3BM
Clockwork Alchemy 2018, Apr2018 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jpg7DIiidQ

BABDAMA, Nov2017 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aTJ7dFxVlk
Sirens Fest, Oct2017 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9stYhvYKU6g
Rakkasah 2017 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpOhKmYc0u8
Rakkasah 2016 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSOvPx7p410
Rakkasah 2015 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dTLU5gtG30
Desert Dance Festival 2014 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWZhxWRk2iM
Rakkasah 2014 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KdIRYRvsEU
Desert Dance Festival 2013 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_IDFL9p9l0
Rakkasah 2013 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz5pfyH3qck
Carnival of Stars 2012 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz5pfyH3qck
Hotter Than July 2012 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYzaWyPwWcg&t=433s
Dia de las Dances, Oct 2012 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyIc09cl4LA
Rakkasah 2012 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1xfNVfAvvM
Desert Dance Festival 2011 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWG7gDK-z0A
Carnival of Stars 2011 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKQ-gseFJ7E
Belly Dance Fantasy Fest, 2011 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvsXHUI_kmA
Rakkasah 2011 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkrzwjM-FgQ
Desert Dance Festival 2010 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8ghCn215Nk
Carnival of Stars 2010 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01ZrHC9uk84
Rakkasah 2009 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfh3Vf89YOI
Desert Dance Festival 2009 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYYwi_Gw10U
Rakkasah 2009 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfh3Vf89YOI
Rakkasah 2008 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O14m3T8AAZg
Carnival of Stars 2007 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0x3IdxP33E
Rakkasah 2007
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEkQ6J7Y17I

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CYMBALS
A cymbal upgrade is mandatory for the Beyond Beginners class or anyone who is ready for better sound. A good pair of cymbals will sound all the more better than the cheapie beginner ones. Here is the best maker and vendor of zills in our belly dance world, buy direct and support them directly. Go for cymbals which are 2 3/8 - 2 1/2", heavier gauge, "Advanced - Professional", "Tribal" or "Specialty". Beginners, it's time to get some zills! Go for the beginners or go for a better grade and you won't have to re-buy them later (this is my recommendation).
Saroyan Mastercrafts:
Saroyan Mastercrafts is in its fourth decade of providing the finest Middle Eastern dance accessories and Finger Cymbals available. From our humble beginning on the U.S. East Coast, to our current international marketplace, Saroyan has been dedicated to serving you with the latest in technology, yet remaining true to tradition. Our leadership is consistently maintained by supplying the highest quality merchandise with exceptional service.
http://www.saroyanzils.com/

Dance Shoes
A performance REQUIREMENT in the nude color, these sandals are great because not only do they protect your feet, but we can also change the laces to coordinate with costumes. They should be a bit on the smaller side so you don't trip over them (order them a size smaller, your toes should meet the front edge). You can buy them at local dance stores or... this website offers the best price (search Hermes):
http://www.discountdance.com/frame_set.php3?mf=/dancewear/shoes/page1

I recommend these simple slippers for class rather than bare feet, Isotoner ballerina slippers (not dance shoes). You can pick them up at Kohl's or Amazon, and sometimes Macy's for $8-30. You can add some elastic over the tops to help keep them from slipping off your feet.

 

Swords
The Balady Scimitar is a bit shorter than the regular scimitar, therefore, a bit more safe for our large troupe to use. About $45.00 plus shipping, etc.
http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=SW665&name=Baladay+Scimitar


 

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