Banjara Format Advanced Improvers ( Level 3- Part A)Nov 20, 2020 2022-06-01 12:17
Banjara Format Advanced Improvers ( Level 3- Part A)
Banjara Format Advanced Improvers ( Level 3- Part A)
Level 3 offered by Banjara School of Dance is a carefully structured Course divided into 3 parts. Each part ( A,B,C ) is spread over 7 weeks with 14 hours of content. After dwelling into the theory and history of belly dance, foundation techniques, music and rhythm concepts, posture and body conditioning and choreography and understanding pop styles and drum solos students will now start a new journey of exploration into MENA ( middle eastern, north african) folkloric styles.
The course is designed to give you an introduction of folkloric styles that are essential to your understanding of Oriental dance in the long run.
The course is in a pre recorded format taught by Meher Malik, the founder of Banjara School Of Dance, who has been one of the pioneers in bringing belly dance to the Indian market and been at the forefront of the art for more than 15 years. 12 hours of the class content is in video format and 2 hours are in a live zoom session. Students are sent across class content via Whatsapp on allocated days of the week and assignments are to be sent in for feedback and improvement.
All guidance is given by Meher personally to every student and it is important to complete all assignments within the time frame on a weekly basis to qualify for certification. The course is also available for those who wish to self pace the course and not be certified, feedback is available for the same upon prior discussion with the instructor.
The course will open only few times a year with limited seats available and only those who have successfully certified in level 1 & 2 are applicable.
Learning turns out thorough & fun
Learning under Meher Ma’am was a great experience. Right from detailed concepts teaching, each technicality, movements were explained thoroughly. Her to the point feedbacks motivated every-time for betterment. She is very approachable, understanding and learning turns out more engaging and interesting.❤️
I am looking forward to the the next level classes to start. 😍
Most effective foundation building
I have joined the course in the first online batch of 2020 . That’s one of the best decisions of my life. The best course to strengthen the fundamentals and learn from the best. Plus we get to keep the dance videos forever with us.
Faith in dance has strengthen even more.
For me the experience of all levels of Banjara format has been exceptional but this level along with being exceptional has strengthen my faith in dance even more. Teachings of this level made me connect with the raw, authentic and folk form of not only belly dance but of my personality as well. The detailed feedback given by Meher ma’am for every assignment has induced so much of reflection. For example in one of the feedback i was asked to explore and work on the tension in my hand movements. This particular feedback has helped me to reflect upon some actions which i was completely unaware about as a dancer and now i am exploring,reassessing and unlearning
Which i think is the greatest gift a dancer or a person can experience and that is why i said this level strengthened my faith in dance even more
Rediscover yourself while learning something new.
We learnt two folkloric forms… balady and khaleegi…..which were so different from one another and it was really challenging to imbibe and exciting at the same time. Sometimes u shine sometimes u struggle another times u just find the right path to follow that will eventually lead you to someplace new. Every small achievement is celebrated and u learn from every struggle and fall. Everyone who wants to join and learn and take one more step… just do it… because it is so much more.
My Experience through the level!
The course, Advance Improvers Part A, was not just simply about Baladi dance, but a venture into sensation and internal reactions to movement, into a path of self exploration. Everything about this is just amazing.
Combining both the facets of movement, by studying the techniques, know how of the dance, along with the constructive and ever motivating feedback that we recieve from our mentors! As well as the connection to dance that especially helped me learn more about my self, my comfort zones, limits and the way I could push myself to do better! 🙂
You will love the course!
This online and pre-recorded format is a blessing for all the working professionals. I can watch the classes at my own convenient time and also pause & practice till I get a move correctly. This course is so fun and the style taught in this course is more fun and enjoyable. The pre-recorded classes are available for lifetime. Even after the batch is completed, I can go back and revise a technique. Meher breakdowns each technique very clearly in each class and gives so many pointers about the technique or style. And we get sufficient number of days to practice and submit the assignment. Meher reviews each of our assignment and provides feedback for every assignment. She also gives pointers to make our techniques better. She connects with each student and understands their strengths and weaknesses and encourages us to do and be better. Her pointers are so insightful not only for learning belly dance but also in life. Meher is the most amazing teacher you will find. You will get to learn so many things from her in each interaction (be it in pre-recorded classes or her voice notes or her feedback). You can reach out to her for any doubts and she will diligently reply and suggest so many resources to learn more. She is the Sweetest and Kind person.
Efficient and Fun
The course of Advanced Improvers A focusses on the Baladi and Khaleeji dance forms. It’s very efficient as we learn a pure form as baladi here which definitely boots our understanding. And the teaching technique is very efficient and effective as similar to previous classes. We get a chance to be moulded and taught by the Meher Malik of course. This is super fun as we get to learn two new dance styles and also get into a more understanding about expressions and how to dance in a character. I loved the whole dancing experience and also have a chance to always revisit the recorded sessions and keep on improving myself.
She is a blessing for me as a guru!!
It was an mesmerising experience while studying Baladi And Khaleeji.
The way meher digs down in deep details to explain the feel of any dance style, thats completely outstanding.
I highly recommend this course.
New milestone in my bellydance journey!
If I had just been fascinated by the dance that I was learning till now with Meher mam, this advance Improvers part A was mesmerizing! Initially I was intimidated by such a graceful and earthy folkloric style, my body not able to ground itself but with mam’s relentless guidance , I made it and felt euphoric! Thank you Meher mam , for challenging and then towing us to the new level!
Belly dance journey
The journey of getting to know more and more about belly dance in each class has been so great with Meher. The classes has sculpted me to be better each time and I’m so eager to learn deeper about belly dance and go with this journey with Banjara format with Meher.
My belly dance journey
I always wanted to learn dancing but never thought Meher would be teaching me!! This level- Advanced Improvers A has been a completely different experience to me. The various dance forms and techniques that you learn with each level is just something one has to experience to feel the beauty of it all. Not only that, but the fact that I have gained so much confidence and realization that I am a different person all together when I dance. Thanks to Meher for giving me that confidence over the past 1.5 years of learning belly dance. I now understand that there is so much more than what we see generally. I could connect so much with myself through this journey. This level teaches you to love yourself!! Meher teaches you to love yourself!! ❤
The organisation and style of the course is amazing. Meher ma’am is a diva and a great teacher at the same time. It’s a super learning process.
Not just any online class!
Joining Banjara was the best decision I made in 2020. I have learnt more than just Oriental dance form. Even though online, the attention Meher ma’am give to each and every individual in the class is worth mentioning. She is a gem of a person.
Studio Banjara has really helped me step into the real world of bellydance and I look forward to learn more and grow under her guidance.
Advanced Improvers Part A - Eye opener to folkloric bellydance
I had just finished the Advanced Improvers Part A and thoroughly enjoyed learning this folkloric bellydance from Meher.
For this course, she gave us lessons on history/theory and folkloric bellydance building blocks which piqued our interest in this danceform.
On top of that, Meher is a patient, humble and understanding teacher. She always encourage us to understand concepts rather than to just copy movements….. I am so blessed to have her as my teacher for my bellydance learning journey, knowing that I am in good hands.
I have been an online Banjara Student since past 16 months now and I could not love it more. The techniques that Meher taught are ofcourse amazing, but the way these online courses have been formatted are commendable and super organized. We might not be physically present in the same classroom, but Meher never stops to give us the vibe of her presence when we are learning from her and even when we are not. She is a true mentor and a guide. I consider myself super blessed to be able to learn from her and be a Banjara certified student.
Level 3 course taught by Meher has helped me dive deep into the Middle Eastern, North African Folk-Loric style. It was not just about learning the techniques, but was also about learning the history and feeling so connected with the dance style, and overall her guide to help me stay grounded which I believe is the main key element in this level.
Amazing guide and teacher…✨✨
when the word belly dance comes .. Meher is the name i could think of ,she is the one who introduced this dance form on tv almost 10 yrs back and i was like wow.. i watched all her youtube videos..never thought this covid situation could give me this chance to learn from her… i feel blessed i could find her as my guide my teacher.. she is just mind blowing… this pre recorded concept i must say is amazing. it feels like she is present with u she explains everything thoroughly..it gives immense pleasure when i watch video’s, full of learning, full of love ,kind of guidance she gives her tips and tricks , the way she teaches is just dream come true for me..thank you meher fir this amazing journey… long long way to go… keep guiding keep showering ur love it gives strength and means a lot…🙏🏻i will always recommend to choose this plateform if u r looking for belly dance teacher…🙏🏻lots of love❤️and thanks alot🙏🏻🙏🏻
The effortless, harmonious, spontaneous level ❤️💃🏻
All of those who have struggled for catching the beat and perfecting the techniques in the improvers level are in for a wonderful surprise!😍
Raqs Baladi and Khaleeji both styles taught in this level are so empowering,so earthy and so natural that it u don’t have much to ‘do’ on ur part just flow with Meher as she introduces you to the different middle eastern musical instruments,beats and dresses and the culture behind it and soak it all in!
Thats it! Feel the vibe,feel the music and just move in complete harmony with it❤️
This is by far the most loved level by all the batches, may be because the foundation was so solid that just a push into Raqs Baladi was enough to keep us rolling right till the end 😄
More then Excellent
Really Thankful for these wonderful sessions and for all the knowledge . I have learnt alot , I really loved and enjoyed learning with Meher mam . I am definitely looking forward to join her in more of her courses .
Awesome learning experience
The course is really nice with a lot of learning. It offers you to learn two dance forms: Baladi and Khaleeji, each one is unique in its style. Ample amount of time is given to submit the assignments which is the best part. Alongwith the dance practice there is also a theoretical aspect to it, which is less but very informative.