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Our Intermediate and Advanced Levels Students learn how to play cymbals and dance with them. As we become skillful we dance choreographies as Festive Drums with cymbals.
Cymbals connect us to the Goddess Cybele, an Anatolian Mother Goddess,also known as Great Mother in the Ancient Greece and Rom. In temple dances priestesses were playing this musical instruments to invoke the Goddess by the sound of cymbals.
More about cymbals in belly dancing from wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zill
Below are the cymbal patterns that we learn at Intermediate and Advance level of Belly Dancing.
Cymbals patterns for Intermediate Level students
you can download PDF file for below patterns cymbal_patterns_intermediate.pdf