What you will learn
Learn Basic Finger Cymbal technique and patterns and practise playing whilst dancing as a group! This course is for dancers who have never played cymbals before as well as everyone who has basic cymbal skills and wants to practise playing them and dancing at the same time in a structured environment. Finger cymbals are traditionally played by belly dancers and is a wonderful way to engage with your audience and band. If you have no live music to dance to, finger cymbals add that extra element to your show. Come dance, play and enjoy!
Class format and activities
Dance study offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to increase fitness whilst enhancing wellbeing. Dance practice at Morley can also serve to enhance skills relevant for employment by means of encouraging increased confidence, physical dexterity and concentration.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
A basic foundation in bellydance technique i.e. completed Belly Dance: Introduction & Beginners course at Morley College or its equivalent
Please note, it may not be suited to women in the first months of pregnancy.
Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, have any serious health concerns or a history of injury and inform your tutor of any physical activity you have been advised to avoid.
What you need to know before you enrol
Photography and film recording of class activities may be used in order to aid learning. These images may also be used for publicity or marketing materials produced by Morley College, both online and in print. You will have the opportunity to either confirm or decline consent to being filmed or photographed.
What you will need for your class
Hip scarf to emphasize movement
Yoga pants or leggings and a t-shirt or tight fitting top so instructor can see your movement.
Student should be prepared to work in bare feet or wear jazz shoes/ballet slippers
Finger cymbals. These can be purchased in class or the teacher can recommend the best place for students to buy them.
What you can do next
Bellydance Intermediate course and performance opportunities outside class
Progression to Belly Dance: Intermediate is subject to tutor approval. Please speak to the class tutor if you are an existing beginner or improver level student. For all new students, attend a free intermediate level trial session at the beginning of term so as to meet with the tutor and assess your level.