Atlas Berber Dance - Saqra 2016

Amazigh - "A-ma-zy"

 

 

Basic: Side Step with Shoulder Drops (Can be expended to the pony)

(Shoulder Drop Variation, double up)

 

Bend and Straighten with Arm Swing  - forward with forward, down with back - fists

Rock step with double Arm Swing from elbow

Rock step with double Arm Swing from elbow - with Shoulder Drops - forward with forward, down with back - open hand

 

Fwd Cross, Back, Across, - with fake clap

Fwd Cross, Back, Across, - with "I Dream Of Genie" - Opening and closing same side arm as the crossing leg

 

Shoulder rock (w or w/o shrug) with a Step Together Step

Shoulder Shimmy in place, then crouch and turn around with the hands flat

 

Step Together - Patting Dough bring it in, take it down, back up and back out

Step Lift Step ("limp step" or "Camel hop" - stamp, lift/hop (shoulder drop for every weight change OR pat the cake)

After patting dough, try brushing hands down to up on sides

 

Misc

Holding Hands for moving line, Optional

Rock step traveling forward and back

 

 

Reading List

http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2016/03/24/matriarchal-traditions-in-north-africa-under-threat-from-islamists-and-arab-elites/

 

http://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2016/01/177554/loubna-chamaq-crowned-moroccan-miss-amazigh/

 

    


Chaabi = popular

Shikhatt popular music

 

Belly Drop

Belly Drop shoulder shimmy combo

6 count belly pop on the 1

 

Circles

Circles in a circle

Circles on turn

W arms

 

Shoulder shimmies

With the roll forward

With Chest Pop up

 

Rifle

Casting Seeds

Bra Straps looking up

Picking stars

Barrel roll arms

Three fingered Weaving with pedal

Motorcycle

Soccer Ball (hopping forward with spraddle legs, then accent)

Side to side sharpening Knives with pedal

 

Hair Whips

Hair Fwd 8

Helicopters

Manual Hair Whips

 

Arabic fwd & back (try with "rolling" arms)

Step kick

Back Step Kick

Pony without the bounce (hop and feet together - like side skip)

 

Forward Rolls

Crawl with hair

Prone w/shimmy

Log Roll