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E-Courses on Teachable.com

Embodiment: Musicality for Belly Dance
Belly dance is all about expressing the music--but how do you do that when it doesn't even make sense? Wouldn’t you love to feel confident and sure of yourself—and your dance?
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Ziltastic!
Fast, Fun Finger Cymbal Improvisation!
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Zoom Secrets: How to use Zoom for Live Online Dance Classes

Alia's down 'n dirty, cheap af, mini-course of professional secrets.

Simple. Concise. Deep.

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Do you worry when you improvise?
Feel boring? Not good enough?
KISS YOUR FEAR GOODBYE!

Six Ways to Melt Improv Fear
A one-hour video class with Alia Thabit

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Books

Midnight at the Crossroads: Print Book
THE book for belly dancers.
Special: Signed, personalized copy!
Midnight at the Crossroads: eBook
THE book for belly dancers. epub, mobi, or pdf, for all your devices!
Midnight Scratch 'n Dent Sale
Midnight Scratch 'n Dent Sale
I've got some books that arrived with cosmetic damage to the covers, missing title pages, and other dings and dents. They are fully readable! They include alllll the text of the book. They're just a little imperfect. So you get a deal!

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Available in the USA ONLY (it's a shipping cost thing).

Available Qty: 22

In-Depth Courses

Focus on the Feeling: a Dancer Empowerment Project
Save the date!

Focus on the Feeling--a Dancer Empowerment Project

Six Weeks, Sept 20-Nov 1

More info coming soon

Pre-course Webinar TBA

Group and Individual Coaching

How to Dance (or Speak) for the Camera
How to Dance (or Speak) for the Camera
12 weeks, March 7-May 29, 2021 Small Group meeting times will be planned with the group.

Our social interaction happens through video these days, and we may be doing it for a while.

Six live (zoom) small-group practice sessions plus two individual private sessions. This course helps dancers, teachers, entrepreneurs (and others) communicate through the camera.

Learn to feel relaxed and natural, to find your voice, and to create a vibrant on-camera experience.

One of the best things I got from this class was how to love the camera. Prior to this class, I was so afraid of the camera, the video, the equipment, etc… I found it all so totally intimidating, however, with Alia’s guidance, I was able to see through the “equipment” and find my loving fans/audience was just beyond that lens.

The class was extremely supportive and we helped each other navigate being in front of the camera in role-playing situations. By the end of the course, I was able to dance for my adoring fans (the camera…lol) with much more ease, eye contact, and confidence. This class is really for anyone who wants to dance or even talk in front of a camera. Alia shares all kinds of secrets in this class that I truly benefited from. You will be amazed at what you will learn!--Carrie Robinson, Florida

Limited seating.

Special Bonus! Get Zoom Secrets free when you enroll in Dance for the Camera!

Pay in Full, Covid Special, $199 (full price, $299)
Pay in Full, Covid Sliding Scale, $150 (full price, $299)
Pay Weekly $17/week for 12 weeks
Sliding Scale $13/week for 12 weeks
ACE Mastermind
ACE Mastermind
The ACE Mastermind is for small groups (+/- five people) who meet online bi-weekly for two months (five total meetings). Each member chooses their own creative goals.

Each member gets about fifteen minutes per meeting to discuss what they’ve done, what they want to do, and troubleshoot. Alia provides spot-coaching; participants then choose their next steps or new goals for the next two weeks. This is done round-robin-style for each element, so there is ample time to absorb and reflect during the meetings.

What might you focus on? It could be any kind of creative goal, dance, improvisation, a prop, or anything you want to learn or practice, painting, costume making, writing, marketing, establishing boundaries, whatever you want.

The next Mastermind begins the week of March 28, 2021. Meeting times will be decided by the group. Meetings will be recorded and available to members during the Mastermind period.

There are only ten spaces available for the mastermind. If you are interested, please contact me. Registration opens March 14 (there’s even a payment plan).

Live / Online Classes

BEDROCK 3: Musicality
BEDROCK 3: Musicality
Our next FUN Class Deep Dive

Belly Dance BEDROCK 3--Musicality

Musicality is a core element of Oriental dance. Because we have micromovement, we are free to adapt our movements to embody and express all the subtle nuances that we hear and feel from the music.

Part of it is Timing–knowing when to change, to pause, to speed or slow, to hit an accent, because that is what the music does. Knowing because you can feel it coming, rather than because you have memorized a recording.

But it is also responding to dynamics in the music–coloring our movement with its timbres, force, volume, and pitch. Allowing ourselves to feel and express its emotional content. Having enough confidence in ourselves as dancers to react with authority, to be with the music, to trust our bodies to saw what we feel in our heart.

In this 5-week live series, we will
* Listen, to samples of music, and to how we feel that music in our bodies.
* Explore interpretation of the musical dynamics though physical expression.
* Follow physical demonstrations of musicality, and
* Enjoy free improvisation time to explore music with our own bodies, and to express it with courage, pleasure, and joy.

BEDROCK 3: Musicality runs Tuesdays at 4pm EDT from June 8-July 6. See this in your time zone (add to calendar button in link). Each class is recorded (instructor view only). Each recording is available for a full week.

Pay in Full $55
Pay Weekly $12/week for 5 weeks
Sliding Scale $5/week for 5 weeks
Pay What You Will ($0 works ; ). Open to All.
BIPOC, LGBTQ+, MENAHT and other marginalized groups, please use this option

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Tuning In 6--Medicine for Modern Times
Tuning In 6--Medicine for Modern Times
Five Weeks, Feb 5-March 5.
Fridays, 4-4:30 PM EST

See this in your time zone (add to calendar button in link)

It's pretty crazy out there, and it's hard to feel calm in the face of it all. Our nervous systems get out of whack. We feel frustrated and anxious. How do we stay grounded?

Tuning In comes from a Somatic Experiencing® (SE) perspective. It's is a half-hour chillout session focused on nervous system regulation. It is designed to ease anxiety and restore wellbeing. We use gentle movement, breath, and body-based strategies to bring calm in the here and now. These strategies can be used any time to help the body feel more relaxed and grounded. Each class is recorded (instructor view). Each recording is available for one week.

“Few skills are more essential than the ability to settle your body.  If you can settle your body, you are more likely to be calm, alert and fully present, no matter what is going on around you.  
A settled body enables you to harmonize and connect with other bodies around you, while encouraging those bodies to settle as well. 
A calm, settled body is the foundation for health, for healing, for helping others and for changing the world…”

—Resmaa Menakem, My Grandmother’s Hands

Registration is now open!

Pay in Full $30
Pay Weekly $6.50/week for 5 weeks
Sliding Scale $3.50/week for 5 weeks
Pay What You Will (0 works ; ) Open to all. BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized groups, please use this option
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Somatic Experiencing
Somatic Experiencing® (SE) is a naturalistic and neurobiological approach to treating trauma, resolving anxiety, and generally feeling safe and comfortable in one’s own body.

SE curiously explores body sensations, images, emotions, meaning, and movements that arise. You don't have to tell your life story, or much of anything. We work with what is, right now.

Results include a sense of well-being, self-compassion, and increased resilience. It is a very gentle, effective method.

I’m a Somatic Experiencing® (SE) Practitioner. I’ve long included SE work in my dance coaching. Folks like it–they feel the benefits. One client’s 30-year pain went away. Another reduced her fear of being seen. Another became close to her family again. It makes my heart glad to see the healing.

Sessions are conducted via Zoom for distance clients. Sessions last about an hour. It is recommended to take a nap afterwards.

If you’ve had challenging experiences in your life, if you feel that they haven’t been resolved, if you find yourself being repeatedly triggered, SE may help you.

I am making sessions available at a sliding scale of $50-$125 as things are so hard right now for so many people.

To discover more, I invite you to email me or book a brief complimentary call. We’ll chat.

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