Beginners – Learn the mechanics of belly dance fundamental movements and progressively put them into practice in a fun choreographed routine.
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.
Host of Seraphim – Learn slow moves from the Mandragora Gothic Improvisation Format, in partners (adhering to 1.5m distancing guidelines, partner work is non-contact), for fade and mirror-opposite work. This term the moves will form a choreo to “Host of Seraphim” by Dead Can Dance, an emotive and theatrical piece that requires controlled slow movement and attuned stage presence. Participants are expected to know some of the basics of MGif or are willing to learn through the choreography. Optional floor work. Intermediate level.
Loosen-up @ Lunch – A technique class you can fit into your lunch break. Warm up, shake it out and enjoy a combination of moves before getting back to your day! Suitable for all levels.
*registering for this class, registers you for both of these session over the week
Toxicity- Combining Gothic Fusion with Saiidi, a unique concept that is sure to hold the usual power of any of Lorralei’s choreography. The music is intense and the dance requires a cane, so if you have not had experience with Saiidi this is not recommended for you. Knowledge of Gothic formats is recommended. Advanced Gothic Fusion
Illumination – A hypnotic rhythm track, inspiring a movement meditation style fusion choreography. Intermediate
Immortal Desires – A classical Oriental style choreography by world renown dancer/choreographer, Jillina. Myra learnt this choreography at a workshop she attended with Jillina, when she was in Adelaide. Intermediate
Mâsar – .An intermediate/advanced, classical oriental style belly dance choreography. The music is Mâsar, by Le Trio Joubran. Expect drama and sass, as is the way with Eliza’s choreography. Maximum of 7 students. Intermediate/Advanced *Zoom option may be available
Dancer Conditioning – This class is perfect for the dancer wanting to take their practice to the next level, or perfect their technique for stage. This is also a great class for anyone after body conditioning and fitness. 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. Limited places, 7 students maximum. Open level
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.
Temple Fusion – Inspired by the various Indian Temple Dance, this fusion dance will combine posture and gestures of Temple Dance with belly dance. Calling the dancer to build strength and poise, generating a calm intention with each move and may be used as a moving meditation in your own dance practice. As the term progresses, you will learn a short series of combinations that may be used in a follow the leader style improvisation or to create your own choreography. Limited spaces, 8 students. Intermediate
La Cumparsita – This term’s Oriental belly dance choreography has an edge of tango, focusing on the use of accents and flourishes to bring drama to your performance. La Cumparsita gives intermediate dancers a chance to refine their technique while still being a choreography that is suitable for less experienced dancers. Open level *Zoom option may be available
Babylonia Tribal Format – Tribal style format based on follow the leader improvisation, dances will learn combinations and steps, directed by a vocabulary of cues. 6 months of belly dance advised.
Saturday Technique 8×8 – Open level technique class, varying in technique and styles. This class will be taught on a roster by Claire, Eliza, Annie and Kate. Keep an eye on the Facebook group to see who is teaching and what they will be focus on. The week’s technique will be drilled in a new 8counts of 8 combination. Open to all levels of fitness, some basic belly dance knowledge is assumed.
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.
Dancer Development – For dancers wishing to take their practice to the next level, ideal for those wishing to perform. This course consists of an instructional video, and includes 5 ‘one on one’ mentoring sessions with Lorralei. You will be guided to learn combinations and adapt then to reflect your own style or the music you choose to dance to. Constructive critique and insight from one of Belly Dance Amethyst’s renown performers, a valuable tool in your performers belt.