Arabian Nights Belly Dance
Come learn this beautiful and enchanting dance style; the oldest dance form in the world. The art of Belly Dance can be traced back to ancient times as a fertility dance. The dance , which is actually called Oriental dance in the middle east, can be dated back to the gypsies who travelled from India along the silk route, through Persia , Turkey, Syria, Egypt and Northern Africa.
The dance form was westernised in the late 1800s and was seen at world fairs and cabarets. The dance, now called belly dance, is in fact a dance using mostly the hips.
The hips give life; this is the dance of life!
I hold IDTA certification in teaching belly dance.
Classes are currently available on a private basis
Please kindly note I do not run any public classes
Class places are non refundable/non-transferable
What should I wear? What are the other students like?
Classes are for females and are various ages from 18 to 60+ of all shapes and sizes. There is usually no more than 6 or 7 students on a course (max. 8) nd everyone is keen to learn the dance.
Students wear what they feel most comfortable in, normally casual wear such as t-shirts, leggings, flowing skirts, and sports wear. You do not have to show your belly. Soft shoes are advised and bare feet is ok (mind the floor :-)
What is your teaching style?
I am an experienced and qualified teacher of dance ensuring the choreography is easy to follow and adapted to the students of the course. I ensure we always warm up and cool down.
I am told I am very patient and I am always happy to repeat steps and choreographies if anyone is unsure.
I offer corrections on a group basis to keep the flow of the course relaxed. I am also happy to answer individual questions during or after class.
Do you offer lessons on a one to one basis?
Yes, dependent on availability. (I am happy to travel to you in the Bristol/Bath area) . The class is tailored to your ability. You can arrange a private class as a one off or a set number of classes. If you bring a friend this also makes tailored learning a really affordable option :-)
What are the prices of a private class
Ad hoc private class one hour £40
3 x 1 hour classes for £100
If you would like to book a dance studio this is an additional cost if required