belly dance

Belly dancing is a traditional North African and Middle Eastern cultural dance style. It focuses on isolated and controlled movements of the hips and torso, with soft fluid movements and sharp accents. As it is a cultural dance it has many variations based on the folkloric and country of origin each defined by specific moves and musical rhythms associated with the place of origin.

Belly Dancing Classes Details:

Days: Wednesdays

Time: 18h30-19h30

Age: 16 years and up

Experience Level: None required

Costing: Available here

Please take note:

  • Water is a must for any form of exercise.
  • Do not eat heavy solid meals 3 hours prior to class as you may develop stitches. 

What is Belly Dancing?

Belly dancing is a western term for Raqs Sharki, which originated in Ancient Egypt and is known as one of the oldest dance styles.
In this dance style, we teach you how to do isolated torso and hip movements, from fluid circles and figure 8s into strong accents of both hips and torso. These form the foundation and basis of the different styles within Raqs Sharki.
The main style focus for the class is Egyptian oriental as it forms the basic foundation for other styles within belly dancing. Included in the class are learning the different Raqs Sharki rhythms and various dance props such as veils, candle tray, shamadan, cane, swords, etc.
The main takeaway from the class is understanding that each body moves differently and appreciating that uniqueness.

Dancewear requirements

Uniform Brochure

Our members are recommended to wear:

  • Leggings and well-fitted top
  • Barefoot or soft belly dance shoes
  • Hip scarf (coin belts may be available at the studio).

Teacher Feature:

Thelma Rose

Been dancing for 20 years and eventually found my passion for belly dancing. Ever since I have been training in mainly Egyptian style oriental dance and I enjoy sharing the knowledge. I love both choreographing stage performances and doing improve work. 2014 Drum Solo Queen Winner & 2019, 2021 Miss Belly Dance SA Judge!
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