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Belly Dance Basics


Mon 12 Jan 2015, 8:00pm–9:00pm
Mon 19 Jan 2015, 8:00pm–9:00pm
Mon 26 Jan 2015, 8:00pm–9:00pm
Mon 2 Feb 2015, 8:00pm–9:00pm
Mon 9 Feb 2015, 8:00pm–9:00pm
Mon 16 Feb 2015, 8:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Salsa Latina Dance Centre, 12 Bath St, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Single class: $15.00
  • 4 Classes: $50.00
  • 4 Double Classes with Exercise Dancing: $75.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Kashmir

A chance to try Belly Dance with one of Christchurch's most experienced teachers. No experience needed.

On January 12 only, bring a friend and the two of you will pay just $15 - Two-for-One (or pay for 4 weeks for both of you for just $50)

Belly dance is a dance form that emphasises movements of the torso rather than the limbs – and is linked to Middle Eastern culture and music. Belly Dance Basics concentrates on the movement vocabulary and putting it together rather than the cultural side. Characteristic movements include hip work, shimmies, undulations, isolations and layering (doing multiple things at once).

The class will cover basic technique that is common to a range of belly dance styles. It is designed for those who have never tried belly dance before or are at beginner level. However, intermediate dancers (> 5 years) may still gain useful tips. Moves will be taught at multiple levels allowing for a range of abilities and experience. Drills, combos and improvisation will then extend your knowledge.

Belly Dance springs from social dance and in this class both the more relaxed social style (beledi) and the performance style (sharqi) will be covered. Contrary to what you may find on the internet, belly dance is suitable for men, women and children (however, children under 13 must be accompanied by a responsible, paying adult in Belly Dance Basics).

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