Advanced Tribal Belly Dance
Middle Eastern Dance
Modern belly dancing is based on the folk dances of the Middle East. In these classes, we learn about Middle Eastern culture through dance. All new dancers are welcome as no previous dance experience is needed, and we don't bare our bellies! As well as studying Middle Eastern culture, we will cover posture and how to dance safely, torso and arm movements, common steps and dance props, all in a
supportive environment. As with all dance forms, Middle Eastern dancing promotes creativity and self-expression, strength, confidence, and body awareness, all through the art of moving to music.
This eight-week course runs through the Canterbury Workers Educational Association. Please check out their website for more details and to enroll.
Beginners' Six Week Belly Dance Course
Here we learn the four fast families of our Fat Chance Belly Dance-inspired repertoire as well as common slow moves from our canon. All new students welcome! Previous dance experience not necessary. At the end of six weeks, new dancers will know about basic costuming, common formations, and popular easy tribal belly dance movements.
6 October to 10 November 2020
5:30pm to 6:30pm Tuesdays, CWEA, 59 Gloucester Street, Central City, Christchurch
Mixed Level Tribal Belly Dance
This class is suitable for all beyond beginners tribal dancers. Here we revisit the four fast families of our Fat Chance Belly Dance-inspired repertoire as well as expand our knowledge to include combinations and formations, such as fades, partner swaps, and more complicated chorus line variations. We also add more advanced slow movements.
6:30pm to 7:30pm Tuesdays, CWEA, 59 Gloucester Street, Central City, Christchurch
For the Advanced Tribal class we add props to our repertoire, including sword, tambourine, and shawl. This class also offers the freedom to experiment and move away from the more traditional movements of our Fat Chance Belly Dance-inspired canon.
7:30pm to 8:30pm Tuesdays, CWEA, 59 Gloucester Street, Central City, Christchurch