Belly Dance Amethyst Bridgewater with Karinishka
For a fun way to get fit – and learn this beautiful dance form in the process – join us at Bridgewater Hall on Thursday nights.
Classes are suitable for all ages and open to people with all levels of dance experience from absolute beginner to dancers with previous experience in belly dance or other forms of dance.
Class descriptions give an indication of whether the classes are focused on basic moves (foundation) or assume a basic level of belly dance knowledge (open), but all classes are open to all dancers and many students come to both.
Term 3 2017- From Thursday 27th July
8-9pm WHATEVER LOLA WANTS (LOLA GETS)
This slinky theatrical fusion choreography is a nod to the heyday of cabaret with a modern twist. Embellishing oriental dance moves with a touch of tango styling gives this term’s choreography a cheeky, seductive flavour while providing grounding in the fundamentals of belly dance. Natacha Atlas’s sassy ‘Whatever Lola Wants (Lola gets)’ sets the mood to encourage intermediate dancers to add some playful nuances to their repertoire while still being a choreography that is suitable for less experienced dancers.
Term 2 2017- From Thursday 1ST MAY
7-8pm BATALTI ELI (Zaman)
Props can be a great way to add some variety and drama to your dance and this term we will be using fans to add a touch of Spanish flavour. The hide and reveal offered through the use of a fan adds an element of mystery to the dance, portraying the emotion of the music through movement. Over the course of the term, we will incorporate fans into simple, fluid choreography to the lament of lost love, Batalti Eli (You’re No Longer Mine) by Palestinian band Zaman.
8-9pm KIFACH HILTI (Djamel Laroussi)
Beginners to Intermediate
For those new to belly dance, or dancers with some experience wanting to refine their technique, this class will focus on fundamental Oriental belly dance moves and key combinations. Over the course of term, we will combine playful accents and classic moves into intro a lively, choreography to Kifach Hilti by Algerian singer and musician Djamel Laroussi.
Save money by paying for the term –
$120 for a 10 week term of 1 class/week
$195 for 10 week term of 2 classes/week
(can be combined with Myra on Mondays or city classes held at the studio in Hamley St)
What to wear
Wear something comfortable and easy to move in, such as leggings, yoga pants or a full skirt.
A hip scarf is recommended but if you don’t have one, a scarf or shawl to tie around your hips is a good idea. I have a few coin scarves for new students to borrow when they start and also have hip scarves for sale at the classes.