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 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 (or Gypsy by Black Violin).
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.
Term 1 2017- From Thursday 2nd February
This term’s choreography blends belly dance and tribal moves with folkloric influences in a fusion piece that fluctuates from slow and sensuous to lively, engaging folk influenced combinations.
A focus on the flourishes and dramatic quality that skirts can add to your performance will give intermediate dancers a chance to refine their technique while still being a choreography that is suitable for less experienced dancers.
8-9pm FOUNDATION – LAW MEHTAGLY
Beginners to Intermediate
Focussing on classic belly dance moves, this class offers an introduction for new dancers and the opportunity to refine and extend technique for those with more experience. Over the course of the term we will bring together graceful moves and playful accents into an elegant choreography to Law Mehtagly by popular Algerian-Lebanese singer Warda Al-Jazairia.
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.