BoHo Belt of Achievement Program

BoHo Belt of Achievement Program

The Bohemian Belly Dance Bet of achievement program is designed exclusively by Belladonna as a way for her student to measure and show off their progress. These one of a kind belts are hand made by Belladonna herself.

Each level of testing has been created to help students develop their technique and expertise and each level gets you new decorations for your unique belt. All belts will be custom sized and are based on a Moroccan and Western designs. They are  are genuine leather, hand stamped and dyed. Great for street wear, performance and class they are proof of your belly dance education and an article of costuming you will be proud to show off!

All participants must start with the level 1 test. Everyone needs to have proficiency on the basic before moving up the ladder.
After level 1 you may test in whatever order you are prepared for, however the levels are designed to be cumulative and it is suggested to stick the ladder in some manner.

Also please note this program has been created to help you develop in a logical manner as a dancer. It is a well rounded introduction to the limitless world of belly dance.  Other advanced programs will become available as the BellaFuse student develop.

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This program is available to students in Belladonna’s group, private and on-line classes.

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Level 1 – Beginner 1 & 2
Achievement:
Black or Brown Bohemian Belly Dance Belt

Must know and demonstrate:
The complete curriculum from the BellaFuse beginner 1 & 2 classes

Beginner 1

(all moves right & left dominant)
posture
weight placement
hip movements-up & down
hip twist
horizontal hip fig 8’s (front to back & back to front)
Vertical hip fig 8’s (up to down & down to up)
vertical chest movement (upper back, upper abs)
rib slides
vertical rib circles (clockwise & counter clockwise)
horizontal rib circles (clockwise & counter clockwise)
4/4 shimmy
hand undulations
wrist circles
heel toe toe shimmy
foot ball / choo choo shimmy
3/4 shimmy- weighted
cross turn
sneak turn
shoulder singles & alternating
pelvic tuck
lower back lock
interior hip square & circle (both directions)
sequenced body locks- up to down & down to up
body wave – up to down & down to up
cross touch w/arms

Beginner 2/ intro to ATS
(all moves right & left dominant)
3/4 shimmy
3/4 shoulders w/drop
Arabic 1,2,3, 4
Arabic cue left
Arabic flourish
arm undulations
basic Egyptian
body wave w/drops
body wave with hands and arms
camel
chico 4 corners
choo choo
corkscrew turn
double back
doubles
Egyptian 1/2 turn
Ghwazee shimmy
helicopter
pivot bump
propeller turn
Re-Shamka
reach & sit
Romka spin
singles
snake arms
Sununda
Taqsim with arms
torso rotation
Turkish 1/4 turns
Turkish cue left
Turkish shimmy
water pot
wrap around turn
wrist circles

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Level 2-Choreography
Achievement: Letter color of your choice (Silver/ Gold/ Black/ White)

Must know and demonstrate:

Participants must be able to perform 2 complete choreographies solo.

Alice in Wonderland
Angles & Demons
Cash Raddi
Circus
Crooked Muse
Dub-step (above and beyond)
Egyptic
Fellahin Dervish- cymbals
Fusion Fan- metamorphosis
Gorgon mix
Half Way Till Bliss
Intensely Tribal
Laylia 2.0- drum solo
Lovers- all in your hands
Ramalama
Romani Skirt dance
Sverker- fan veil
Valkyrie- sword
Wikked lil gurls
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Level 3-Intro to Fragments
Achievement: Small silver studs around edges

Must know and demonstrate:
All 6 connective moves (taqsim, Egyptian, double back, Turkish, Arabic, 3/4)
cues to get into moves
2 fragments
AirShip Pirate
Alternate Reality
Bent
Cash Raddi
Collision
Dark & Twisty
Egyptian Swing
Fusion Fuel
Grapies
Indi
Intensify
Johnny Rhyall
Lazy Summer
Levels
MAPS
Milk & Honey
Rumors
Sassy Swank
Shimmy Shakedown
Silver Screen
SpitFire
Topsy Turvey
Transformer
Turnsies
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Level 4-Intermediate ATS
Achievement: Gunmetal studs

Must know and demonstrate:

All off level 1 plus
finger cymbals-basic 3
Lead change
orientation change
double back 1/2 turn
ASWAT
TSWAT
pac-man
sahra turn
egyptian full turn
calibrated spins
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Level 5-Rhythm and Counting
Achievement: Brass studs

Must know and demonstrate:
Ayoub
Baladi
Saidi
Maqsum
Moroccan 6
Chiftetelli
Masmoudi
Karsilama
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Level 6-Intermediate Fragments
Achievement: Stamped metal bits

Must know and demonstrate:
execution of all 6 connective moves & transitions
lead change
direction change
6 Fusion Fragments
AirShip Pirate
Alternate Reality
Bent
Cash Raddi
Collision
Dark & Twisty
Egyptian Swing
Fusion Fuel
Grapies
Indi
Intensify
Johnny Rhyall
Lazy Summer
Levels
MAPS
Milk & Honey
Rumors
Sassy Swank
Shimmy Shakedown
Silver Screen
SpitFire
Topsy Turvey
Transformer
Turnsies

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Level 7-Solo Improvisation Ability
Achievement: Clear rhinestones

Must know and demonstrate:
Dancer must show skills and ability to use technique and rhythm training in order to successfully use improvisational dancing to express a surprise piece of music.

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Level 8-Finger Cymbal Proficiency
Achievement: Color rhinestones (black/ red/ blue)

Must know and demonstrate:
Dancer must be able to successfully play their cymbals while dancing, and must execute a minimum of 3 pattern changes. Music of dancer’s choice.

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Level 9-Advanced Technique
Achievement: Brass chain

Must know and demonstrate:
Dancer must execute a variety movements with various timing, traveling and layering.
staccato movements (locks)
cyclical movements
Belly rolls
flutters
facial expression

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Level 10-Solo Choreography Creation
Achievement: Silver Chain
Dancer must create & perform their very own solo dance creation.