BoHo Belt of Achievement Program



The Bohemian Belly Dance Belt of achievement program is designed exclusively by Belladonna as a way for her students to measure and show off their progress. These one-of-a-kind belts are hand made by Belladonna herself.

Each level of testing has been created to help students develop their technique and expertise and each level gets you new decorations for your unique belt. All belts will be custom sized and are based on Moroccan and Western designs. They are genuine leather, hand-stamped, and dyed. Great for streetwear, performance and class they are proof of your belly dance education and an article of costuming you will be proud to show off!

All participants must start with the level 1 test. Everyone needs to have proficiency in the basics before moving up the ladder. After level 1 you may test in whatever order you are prepared for, however, the levels are designed to be cumulative and it is suggested to stick the ladder in some manner.

Also please note this program has been created to help you develop in a logical manner as a dancer. It is a well-rounded introduction to the limitless world of belly dance. Other advanced programs will become available as the BellaFuse student develop.

Open drop-down tab (below) for a list of moves that you must learn to earn your level requirements.

LEVELS 1 - 10

Level 1 – Beginner 1 & 2

Achievement: Black or Brown Bohemian Belly Dance Belt ($80)
Must know and demonstrate:
The complete curriculum from the BellaFuse beginner 1 & 2 classes

Beginner 1
(all moves right & left dominant)
posture
weight placement
hip movements-up & down
hip twist
horizontal hip fig 8’s (front to back & back to front)
Vertical hip fig 8’s (up to down & down to up)
vertical chest movement (upper back, upper abs)
rib slides
vertical rib circles (clockwise & counter clockwise)
horizontal rib circles (clockwise & counter clockwise)
4/4 shimmy
hand undulations
wrist circles- floreo
heel toe toe shimmy
foot ball / choo choo shimmy
3/4 shimmy- weighted
cross turn
sneak turn
shoulder singles & alternating
pelvic tuck
lower back lock
interior hip square & circle (both directions)
sequenced body locks- up to down & down to up
body wave – up to down & down to up
cross touch w/arms


Beginner 2/ intro to ATS
(all moves right & left dominant)
3/4 shimmy
3/4 shoulders w/drop
Arabic 1,2,3, 4
Arabic cue left
Arabic flourish
arm undulations
basic Egyptian
body wave w/drops
body wave with hands and arms
camel
chico 4 corners
choo choo
corkscrew turn
double back
doubles
Egyptian 1/2 turn
Ghwazee shimmy
helicopter
pivot bump
propeller turn
Re-Shamka
reach & sit
Romka spin
singles
snake arms
Sununda
Taqsim with arms
torso rotation
Turkish 1/4 turns
Turkish cue left
Turkish shimmy
water pot
wrap around turn

Level 2 – Choreography

Achievement: Custom-sized Black or Brown Bohemian Belly Dance Belt ($40)
Must know and demonstrate:
Participants must be able to perform 2 complete choreographies solo.

Alice in Wonderland
Angles & Demons
Black Star- l.e.d. wings
Cancan fusion
Cash Raddi
Circus
Classical Indian fusion
Crooked Muse
Drum Corps Tribal
Dub-step (above and beyond)
Entrance of the Stars
Egyptic
Fellahin Dervish- cymbals
Fusion Fan- metamorphosis
Goblin Sword
Gorgon mix
Grease & Gears
Half Way Till Bliss
Intensely Tribal
Kali Sword
Laylia 2.0- drum solo
Lovers- all in your hands
Mermaids- BT
Moon Goddess – veil
Night Spirit Voi
Nubian drum solo
Ramalama
Romani Skirt dance
Royals
Sverker- fan veil
Valkyrie- sword
Wikked lil gurls

Level 3 – Intro to Fragments

Achievement: Small silver studs around edges ($60)
Must know and demonstrate:
All 6 connective moves (taqsim, Egyptian, double back, Turkish, Arabic, 3/4)
*cues to get into moves
*2 fragments

AirShip Pirate
Alternate Reality
Building Blocks
Bent
Cash Raddi
Chasing Stars
Chills & Thrills
Collision
Dark & Twisty
Egyptian Swing
Fairy Ring
Fusion Fuel
Indi
Intensify
Johnny Rhyall
Lazy Summer
Levels
Lilu
MAPS
Masquerade
Milk & Honey
Mischief Managed
Ooie Gooie
Prim & Proper 2.0
Rumors
Sassafras
Sassy Swank
Shimmy Shakedown
Short & Sweet
Silver Screen
SpitFire
T3-po
To Close for Comfort
Topsy Turvey
Transformer
Turnsies
World Falls Down

Level 4-Intermediate ATS

Achievement: Gunmetal studs ($35)
Must know and demonstrate:
All off level 1 plus
finger cymbals-basic 3
Lead change
orientation change
double back 1/2 turn
ASWAT
TSWAT
pac-man
sahra turn
egyptian full turn
calibrated spins

Level 5 - Rhythm and Counting

Achievement: Brass studs ($35)
Must know and demonstrate:
Ayoub
Baladi
Saidi
Maqsum
Moroccan 6
Chiftetelli
Masmoudi
Karsilama

Level 6 - Intermediate Fragments

Achievement: Stamped metal bits ($30)
Must know and demonstrate:
execution of all 9 connective moves & transitions (Egyptian, double back, Turkish, Arabic, 3/4, Taqsim, Ribs & Wrist, Body Wave, Taqsim 8s, Maya push)

*lead change
*direction change
*6 Fusion Fragments

AirShip Pirate
Alternate Reality
Building Blocks
Bent
Cash Raddi
Chasing Stars
Chills & Thrills
Collision
Dark & Twisty
Egyptian Swing
Falling Down
Fusion Fuel
Indi
Intensify
Johnny Rhyall
Lazy Summer
Levels
Lilu
MAPS
Masquerade
Milk & Honey
Mischief Managed
Ooie Gooie
Prim & Proper 2.0
Rumors
Sassafras
Sassy Swank
Shimmy Shakedown
Short & Sweet
Silver Screen
SpitFire
T3-po
To Close for Comfort
Topsy Turvey
Transformer
Turnsies
World Falls Down

Level 7 - Solo Improvisation Ability

Achievement: Black rhinestones ($40)
Must know and demonstrate:
The dancer must show skills and ability to use technique and rhythm training in order to successfully use improvisational dancing to express a surprise piece of music.

Level 8 - Finger Cymbal Proficiency

Achievement: Sparkly rhinestones (clear) ($40)
Must know and demonstrate:
The dancer must be able to successfully play their cymbals while dancing and must execute the three ways of playing cymbals with dance (to the tempo, to the step and to the rhythm). Music of dancer’s choice.

Level 9 - Advanced Technique

Achievement: Brass chain ($30)
Must know and demonstrate:
Dancer must execute a variety movements with various timing, traveling and layering.
staccato movements (locks)
cyclical movements
Belly rolls
flutters
facial expression

Level 10 - Solo Choreography Creation

Achievement: Silver Chain ($30)
Must know and demonstrate:
Dancer must execute a variety movements with various timing, traveling and layering.
staccato movements (locks)
cyclical movements
Belly rolls
flutters
facial expression