For SL5, students must demonstrate their ability to teach standard SL1 and Sl2 material. As part of Step 2, Suhaila and the student develop a plan on how this material will be demonstrated: live as part of TAing, on video via Skype privates, or a hybrid plan of live and video.
- Live evaluation is conducted in live workshops or classes; the student serves as a Teaching Assistant (TA), apprenticing directly under Suhaila (or a specifically designated L5 instructor). L5 students travel at their own expense to TA. It is common for students to begin this work as early as SL3. Live evaluations as part of TAing will be handled by the supervising instructor on site.
- Video evaluation is handled through Skype privates with approved SL5 instructors. (For Skype Privates, submit video of yourself teaching the material, in a class or alone. Film yourself facing a mirror so that both your front and back can be seen clearly in the video image.)
The following list includes the minimal requirements; assignments may be waived or additional assignments made based on a student’s individual abilities and experience.
- beginning SL1 warm-up (30-45 minutes)
- standard SL2 warm-up (25-30 minutes)
- primer (breakdown) of SL1 movements
- primer (breakdown) of certain SL2 movements: pyramids and Vs
- explanation of the Salimpour timing system and how to count it
- explain the ¾ concept and how it fits into timing and counting.
- basic finger cymbal introduction speech and breakdown of SL1 patterns
SL1 Moves: sgls, 3/4 sgls, Pv Lks, 3/4 Pv Lks, int hip sq, int hip cir, int hip 1/2 cir, ext hip sq, ext hip cir, ext hip 1/2 cir, F8s (all), Tw, 3/4 Tw, und, Rc Lks, 3/4 Rc Lks, Rc slides, 3/4 Rc slides, Rc sq, Rc cir, arm waves. Sl2 Moves: Rc 1/2 cir, Pyr, Vs, Rc Pyr, Rc Vs, 3/4 F8s (all), Rc F8s (both), 3/4 Rc F8s (both).