Babylonia Tribal Format – An ATS inspired format, devised by Solange, designed for group performance. Technique may be incorporated into choreography or used in improvisation/follow the leader exercises. This term the focus will be on fast techniques. Intermediate
Beginners – The Beginner’s course is suitable for dancers who have never tried belly dance, or other dance forms, before, whilst also being available to those with experience who would like to revisit their base techniques. Each week will focus on the mechanics of fundamental belly dance technique, gradually building moves into a choreography. Learning a choreography is a rewarding way to put your new skills into practice and, when permitted, the studio holds an end of term Hafla (party) giving all students the opportunity to join their teacher and class in performing the piece they have worked on. There is no pressure to perform!!!
Beginners Technique (videos) –A collection of 8 short videos, breaking down the foundation moves of belly dance. This may be partnered with your Zoom classes, or used in your own time to practice at home.B
Dancer Conditioning – This is a great class for anyone after body conditioning and fitness. This class is also ideal for the dancer wanting to take their practice to the next level, or perfect their technique for stage. Hayley has a wealth of experience in performance and dance. In this class she will be directing focus towards the dancer’s feet, balletic arms and flexibility. Open levelE
Gothic Fusion- . Intermediate to advanced level of dance. Prior experience in belly dance technique is required. 6pm class with be using a silk veil and is a theatrical/gothic fusion choreography by Annie. The second class is an advanced choreography by Lorralei, taking gothic fusion back to the roots of classical belly dance.
Isis Wings – Music TBC. Isis wings are a dramatic, show stopping prop that fills the stage and demands attention! Dancers will be challenged to maintain spacial awareness and confidence to maneuver and move with their wings. A fresh new choreography by Claire, some turning will be required.
Istanbul Grooves – A well loved choreography by Myra, exploring a range of rhythms and accents, Istanbul Grooves will keep you on your toes. Intermediate
Let’s Play – A choreography inspired by a fun track, in which students will be given tools to collaborate with each other. Choreography based in the Babylonia Tribal Format. Will be taught over 2 terms. Intermediate
Loosen-up @ Lunch – This class is predominantly for online students, via Zoom. If you would like to attend but prefer to learn in the studio, contact Claire to see if this is possible. Classes will vary in content and style, each lesson focusing on a particular technique and putting it into a combination. Classes run for 40 min. Signing up for one of these classes will give you access to both Tuesday and Thursday classes…. 2 for the price of 1!!!
Mini Shimmy – Mini Shimmy is a class dedicated to children of Primary School age. Learning the foundations of belly dance steps and putting the moves into a fun choreography.
Nagham – Focusing on classic belly dance moves, with a hint of retro and fusion styling, Kate’s class offers an introduction for new dancers and the opportunity to refine and extend technique for those with more experience. Over the course of the term, we will bring together graceful moves and playful accents into an elegant choreography to Nagham by Mrad Said.
Rakim – Lorralei has created a spellbinding Gothic Fusion choreography to a beautiful piece of music by Dead Can Dance. Advanced
Saturday Technique – Each week this class will explore different areas of belly dance technique, breaking down the mechanics and how they can be implemented into your dance practice. The technique visited will then be put into practice, using unique combinations of moves. Instructors will vary from week to week and belly dance genres will also vary. Open level *Zoom option available
Temple Fusion – Inspired by the various Indian Temple Dances, this fusion dance will combine posture and gestures of Temple Dance with belly dance. Calling on the dancer to build strength and poise, generating a calm intention with each move, this form may be used as a moving meditation in your own dance practice. Building on the vocabulary from term 3, we shall explore formations and transitions, honing technique and adding extra slink. This Temple Fusion improvisation format has been devised by Claire. Intermediate.
Temple Fusion Choreo Lab – Running over 2 terms as a part of the Temple Fusion class, we will be working together to contribute to a choreography. Each student will be given a section of a track to develop, then teach the class their ideas. This class will assist your understanding of how a choreography is created, develop your skills of improvised Temple Fusion, allow you to bond with you fellow dancers and build trust, as well as build your confidence in leading a group in a fun and supportive environment. Intermediate
Technique Drills Videos – A collection of short drill classes designed for you to work on your isolation and dance technique to enhance your regular dance practice. Technique is relevant to all styles of belly dance. Taught by Lorralei.
Zill Chreograph – music for this class TBC. Zills are small cymbals worn on the fingers, a belly dancer will often wear then to play while dancing, accompanying the music. A challenge worth pursuing! Intermediate