Have you ever wished you could peek into the iPods of well-known bellydance instructors? Well, I have – and thought I’d ask a few!
Our first guest drill list comes from Aubre Hill, a performer and instructor based in Los Angeles, CA. She is also the director of the LuminaDance Co. and Qabila Folkdance Co. Aubre is a very versatile dancer so I suspected she’d have some interesting and eclectic music to inspire her classes – and she sure does. Get ready for some adventurous listening and drilling!
Aubre says: “I use a wide range of different types of music so this mini drill set is specifically gypsy focuses for musicality push, dynamic drills & sheer energetic fun.”
Here’s how she likes to use them in class:
Slow-Medium tempo great for warmup
Medium tempo great for drilling foot patterns and turns with or without hip work
Medium-Fast tempo perfect for drilling hip patterns (ups, downs, 3/4’s, twists, etc) with great layering options to pull from
Fast tempo screams shimmy shimmy shimmy and it’s happy vibe will help keep you going
Fast 5/8 great to train the ear in odd meter and drill gooey movements (figure eights, undulations, circles, etc)
Did you hear something you like? Whose iPod would you like to peek into? Let us know in the comments below….