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Learn various rhythms, techniques and enjoy playful audience Interaction to Live music provided by Master Percussionist Ari Salim all while Janelle guides you through creative dynamic drum solo choreography! 


Complimentary Feedback on Submitted Practice Videos is included 

- You may also request music files and Janelle will send via your preferred email 


In this 4 Class Course we will melt into our hips to the sounds of the Ney (flute) played by Ari as well as spice things up with the Darbuka (drum) during warm ups. Followed All-Level accessible Drum Solo Choreography, The art of Audience Interaction and explore your unique Drum Solo personality. 


Even virtually, there is nothing like the energy of experiencing Live music. This course will have your heart pumping and a level a joy exude from your soul like nothing else. Trust me, YOU can bellydance! 


SUGGESTED LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced

Modifications and Advancements are offered throughout 



  • Week 1 - Introduction, Warm Up, Choreography Entrance, Malfoof Rhythm & Drum Jam 
  • Week 2 - Warm Up, Lesson 1 Review, Masmoudi Kabir Rhythm & Choreography + Drum Jam 
  • Week 3 - Warm Up, Review, Audience Interaction Movement/Concept, Dynamic Isolations, Hip Shimmies, Special JBelly Groove Rhythm, Ayoub Rhythm & New Choreography! 
  • Week 4 - Review, Performance Skills, Enjoy The Dance and dancers! 



Bonus Choreography Breakdown Video Lesson  

Performance Video of Instructors Janelle Issis & Ari Salim 


Instructor Ari Salim - Percussionist 

Master in Arabic Percussion, Ari Salim is from Santa Barbara, CA and currently is living in Santa Barbara. Has played Arabic music professionally since he was 10 years old, worked as a translator for the Rio2016 Olympics, and is a PhD student in Ethnomusicology at the CUNY Grad Center. Ari toured Egypt in 2011 performing 9 concerts in 4 different cities at the invitation of the Egyptian Government. Ari’s infectious vibrant energy is joy for all students to experience and since 2014 he has seriously practiced the art of Capoeira!

Drum Solo Accompanied by Live Darbuka

    • This course is delivered as a digitally based medium in .pdf form with clickable links.
    • After purchasing please download the .pdf and save it!
    • All classes in this course are available for download as well once opened with wifi.
    • All courses include complimentary feed back on submitted practice videos! 


         Have Fun! Learn at your own speed. I am available for questions! 



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