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Karen Barbee's "Zils: Bridging The Gap"


"Zils: Bridging The Gap" is a simple step by step guide for learning and evolving your rhythm, coordination, and overall zil technique.


And, as one of Jennifer's students, you can now purchase and watch these video lessons from the comfort of your own digital device.

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online access today!

Give Belly Dance A Chance | Karavan Recital | June 20, 2014

Karen Barbee's "Zils: Bridging The Gap"

Unlimited Online Access      $ 15.00


Zils are not just an instrument or a lovely dance companion, but also a great way to get in touch with the rhythm of the music and heighten your awareness of your arms and hands (often the first casualty of a belly dancer)!

In this video, Karen will walk you through her basic technique for playing zils -- while seated! But mastering finger cymbals while holding still is not what a dancer needs. Each subsequent chapter introduces more complex movement patterns while playing zils until entire combinations are developed.

Karen introduces the concept of "zil-provisation" -- a way to practice zils and improvisation using various formats for combination building. Finally, Karen includes a chapter on more advanced zil work such as playing portions of a beat and accents. Run time approx. 55 minutes.

Karen Barbee's
"Zils: Bridging The Gap"


Interested in learning more about belly dancing?

Consider taking live and/or Karavan Online classes with Karen Barbee Adkisson and her expert instructors.



“Karen is truly dedicated to this art form. For many years she has committed to the growth of herself as well as her students. Her talent and loyalty to working as an artist shows through.”
— Suhaila Salimpour


Interested in Karavan Online belly dancing lessons?

Our online classes are taught using Karen Barbee’s systematic approach which makes belly dancing video lessons a perfect tool from which to learn.

Currently on Karavan Online, we have over 300 hours worth of belly dance video lessons including:
  • 15 complete choreographies for our Basic Subscribers
  • 35 complete choreographies for our Premier Subscribers
  • Supporting drills and combinations
  • As well as extra material, tips, and conversations for our Premier Subscribers
Something for everyone whether you are just starting out as a beginner, are an active belly dance enthusiast, and/or performer.

Basic               $24.99
Premier           $44.99

Fitness Package
Recurring monthly payments of $9.99
  • Fitness Package
    Recurring monthly payments of $9.99
  • Basic Package
    Recurring monthly payments of $24.99
  • Premier Package
    Recurring monthly payments of $44.99


Karen explains how Karavan Online's Basic and Premier online classes work

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