2017 January Bellyqueen 40 hr Teacher Training

Friday, January 13-22, 2017
The 8th Module 1 40-hr Bellyqueen teacher training course is ideal for serious students, current and aspiring teachers. Participants who pass the written and practical exam and practice teach a minimum of 20 hours outside of the training will be awarded a Bellyqueen Teacher Training certificate of completion, others will receive a certificate of attendance. Deepen your bellydance practice and understanding of teaching tools, anatomy, history, culture, music and business with this training.
January 13 6.30-9.30pm (3 hrs)
January 14 10am-8pm (9 hrs)
January 15 10am-7pm (8 hrs)
January 20 6.30pm-9.30pm (3 hrs)
January 21 10am-8pm (9 hrs)
January 22 10am-7pm (8 hrs)
January 22 8.00-10.00pm (Hafla/Party + Show at Jebon)
40-Hour Course $695 adv, $750
*Ala carte 1.5 hr $30 adv, $40
*Ala carte 2 hr $40 adv, $50
Hafla/Party Free
Students also get unlimited access to Bellyqueen weekly classes for the duration of the course

NOLA Studios, 250 West 54th St, 11th Floor, Studio B, btw 7th & 8th Ave, NYC
Jebon, 15 Saint Marks Place, lower level, btw 2nd and 3rd Ave, NYC

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Questions? Please e-mail info@bellyqueen.com


Friday January 13th (3 hours)
6.30-7.30pm: Welcome and Overview with Kaeshi
7.30-9.30pm: Melodies & Maqams with Brad MacDonald and Carmine*

Saturday January 14th (9 hours)
10.00-11.30am: Universal Curriculum with Kaeshi Chai
11.30-1.30pm: Teaching Tools & Practice Teaching with Kaeshi
1.30-2.10pm: Lunch
2.10-4.10pm: Upper Torso Anatomy with Lissa Michalak*
4.10-4.20pm: Break
4.20-6.20pm: History and Culture Lecture with Morocco*
6.20-6.30pm: Break
6.30-8.00pm: Essential Rhythms 1 with Brad MacDonald*

Sunday January 15th (8 hours)
10.00-11.30pm: Ma’at Curriculum & Combos with Kaeshi
11.30-1.30pm: Teaching Tools & Practice Teaching with Kaeshi
1.30-2.10pm: Lunch
2.10-4.10pm: Lower Torso Anatomy with Lissa Michalak*
4.10-4.20pm: Break
4.20-5.20pm: Business of Bellydance with Kaeshi and Brad*
5.20-5.30pm: Break
5.30-7.00pm: Poses Galore (38 arms, 18 leg positions) with Kaeshi*

Friday January 20th (3 hours)
6.30-8.00pm: Bastet Curriculum & Combos with Kaeshi
8.00-9.30pm: Teaching Tools & Practice Teaching

Saturday January 21st (9 hours)
10.00-11.30pm: Hathor Curriculum & Combos with Kaeshi Chai
11.30-1.30pm: Teaching Tools & Practice Teaching
1.30-2.10pm: Lunch
2.10-3.10pm:History and Culture Review with Nancy Eder
3.10-4.10pm: General Review and Q&A
4.10-4.20pm: Break
4.20-6.20pm: Business of Bellydance with Kaeshi and Brad MacDonald*
6.20-6.30pm: Break
6.30-8.00pm: Essential Rhythms 2 with Brad MacDonald*

Sunday January 22nd (8 hours)
10.00-11.30pm: Curriculum & Combo Review with Kaeshi Chai
11.30-1.30pm: Practice Teaching and Practical Exam
1.30-2.10pm: Lunch
2.10-4.10pm: Common Injuries and Prevention with Lissa*
4.10-4.20pm: Break
4.20-5.20pm: General Review and Q&A
5.20-5.30pm: Break
5.30-6.30pm: Written Exam
6.30-7.00pm: Close
8.00-10.00pm: Hafla / Party + Show at Jebon


8.5 hours Teaching Tools (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Classroom organization, Playlists, Communication), Practice Teaching with Feedback
7.5 hours Bellyquen Curriculum & Combos
5 hours Music (Melodies, Maqams and Essential Rhythms)
4 hours Upper and Lower Torso Anatomy
3 hours History, Culture and Review
3 hours Review and Q&A
2 hours Common Injuries & Prevention
2 hours Business of Bellydance
1.5 hours Poses Galore (40 Arm & 18 Leg Positions)
1 hour Written Exam
1 hour Practical Exam
1 hour Welcome and Overview
0.5 hour Close

Kaeshi Chai (Teaching Tools, Curriculum, Business)
Morocco (History & Culture)
Lissa Michalak (Anatomy & Common Injuries)
Brad MacDonald (Music, Business)
Carmine Guida (Music)
Nancy Eder (History & Culture)

KaeshiKaeshi Chai is a theatrical multi-cultural dancer and teacher trainer who co-founded the professional dance company Bellyqueen and PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), an international community of artists who create positive change through dance and music. Kaeshi has performed and taught internationally, and is an alumni member of the Bellydance Superstars, and Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution. She curates the weekly Djam NYC event showcasing dancers and musicians, and teaches at the Bellyqueen School of Dance and Steps on Broadway. Her mission includes developing bellydance as a stage art and explore it’s powerful, healing properties. She has hosted Tamaly’s Dallal’s Teachers Training for over a decade in NYC, is a 200-hr yoga certified instructor through Yogaworks and has undergone intensives through ACHPER (Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation), AFAA (Aerobic & Fitness Association of America), SEEDs (Self Esteem and Empowerment through Dance) with Myra Krien, Dancing through Pregnancy, Dances of Oneness with Banefsheh Sayyad, Sacred Circle Dance with Laura Shannon, People’s Improv Theater Level 1 and 2, ATS General Skills with Carolena Nericcio, Level 1 training with Suhaila Salimpour, a 9-month ASFYT Anatomy Course, Drama and Dance Therapy at the New School and Lecoq 101, Neutral & Character Mask Intensives. www.kaeshi.com

Morocco is considered a leader in the field of Middle Eastern dance, is an internationally renown dancer, instructor and author. Since 1964, Morocco has written for several publications in her field and been reprinted in dance, medical and feminist publications internationally. A true pioneer in the field, she taught a 3-credit course in Middle Eastern Dance & Culture at the State Univerity of New York (Purchase, NY) in the mid 1970s. Her recently published 424-page reference book, “You Asked Aunt Rocky: Answers & Advice About RaqsSharqi & Raqs Shaabi” has received numerous 5-star reviews and is fast becoming the go-to book in the field. It has been translated into Chinese and German. www.casbahdance.org

Lissa Michalak has been teaching movement for more than 23 years and is a confirmed anatomy nerd. She is a Middle Eastern dancer and is certified in both mat and equipment through IM=X Pilates, Pilates Institute of America, and the Kane School of Core Integration. Lissa taught teacher trainings at the Kane School before getting certified as a Dynamic Embodiment® practitioner. She is now a practicing Somatic Movement Therapist specializing in musculoskeletal injuries. www.somaticanatomy.com

150carmineCarmine Guida is an accomplished instructor, teaching doumbek both nationally and internationally. His students compliment his lively and engaging teaching style and his ability to make complex technique and intricate rhythms easy to learn. Located in New York City, Carmine is a member of several music ensembles including Middle Eastern fusion group “Djinn.” Carmine’s music has been featured on several CDs and DVDs as well as prime time T.V. shows. www.carmine.com

Brad MacDonald aka BradMack has been playing darbuka since 1999 and music professionally since 2007. He is featured on two CDs, The Middle East Side and The Silent D with his NY-based band, Djinn and he performs regularly with the Turkish fusion band, Carmine & Friends. He has performed throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, Morocco, China and Japan and he has taught throughout the United States, New Zealand and China.

bio_nancyEderNancy Eder has been belly dancing for over 20 years. She considers herself a seasoned amateur, having studied with a variety of teaches including, but not limited to: the Goddess Dancing in Boston, Dunya in NYC, and Bellyqueen in NYC. Nancy has been an active member of PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment) for several years. In her professional life, she is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Nancy teaches in the History of Art department. She is a specialist in Asian art, especially concentrating on Buddhist and Hindu art. Nancy is also a Contractual Lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where she gives tours and gallery talks to

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All payments must be paid when due.
Refunds for cancellations up to two weeks prior to date of teacher training, minus processing fee of $30. Only credit to a future teacher training is given less than seven (14) days of teacher training.
If Bellyqueen cancels the teacher training, a full refund will be issued.
Payments made are transferable if the student can find someone else to replace their spot before the training begins.
Bellyqueen reserves the right to amend this policy at its sole discretion.