Learn to love your zils!
Finger cymbals, or zils, are an essential part of learning FatChanceBellyDance Style, but for most dancers, learning how to play an instrument while dancing can definitely be a challenge.
This course covers everything you need to know to learn how to love and play your zils!
Kelley walks you step by step starting with how to chose your zils, then takes you through all of the sounds and rhythms we play while dancing. Her fun dance drills guide you through layering the rhythms with the steps and will have you dancing and playing your very best in a fun, educational and bloody brilliant way!
This is a course you will come back to time and time again!
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Kelley is dedicated to presenting pure FatChance®style belly dance as created by its founder and her master teacher Carolena Nericcio and is well known for her inclusive, approachable teaching style. Her innate ability to break things down and simplify the most difficult steps and concepts has earned her a reputation as a thorough and knowledgeable teacher. Over the years she has nurtured a growing dance family teaching weekly classes and workshops both at home in the UK and internationally as well as offering live online classes and coaching.
Kelley’s passion radiates through her teaching and also when performing both withher dance troupe Kalash Tribal and other collaborations and for her there is something magical and empowering about FatChance® style belly dance which she is really looking forward to sharing with you.
In 2008 she launched her own ‘Oasis’, a much-loved sanctuary for mind, body and soul providing quarterly structured workshops with tuition from an experienced, dedicated, warm and friendly teacher. Her annual Serendipity event at the Devon “Hogwarts” guarantees 9 of the 10 FCCE hours required for re-certification and attracts dancers from all over Europe.
Based in SW England Kelley regularly trains with Carolena Nericcio and other FCBD®style masters and became a certified teacher and Sister Studio in 2010. She was selected as one of only 10 teachers worldwide to undergo the first ever Advanced Teacher Training and in June 2015 graduated and qualified as a Tribal Pura International FatChance® Continuing Education (FCCE) Instructor. She is honoured to have co–taught both General Skills and Teacher Training with Carolena and Megha several times.
Kelley and Carolena continue to collaborate to raise funds for their Sister to Sister projects empowering women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
StartIntroduction and Choosing Your Zills
StartThe Sounds We Can Make
StartWrist and Finger Exercises
StartExtended Military Pattern
StartAlternating and Moroccan 6 Patterns
StartThank You and Closing Notes