New Dance classes for children listed on Children's ZedShed page!
Belly-Bolly Dance with Liz Newman
Wednesdays 19:45 - 20:45 Beginner/Improver & 20:45 - 21:45 Intermediate level
Belly-Bolly dance is for all women, no matter what your age, size, shape or ability! Liz will teach you the posture for the dance, based on pilates principles (known for thousands of years before Pilates codified the use of core strength) which strengthens the back, hips and abdomen. Dancing barefoot is good for osteoporosis and it frees up the whole body. The dance moves help flexibility, coordination and balance, while giving deep muscle exercise. Liz shows you how to do the moves that your body was made for, together with transitions and variations, blending them all into whole dances.
Belly-Bolly dances come from a wide range of countries and cultures, ancient and modern, stretching from Andalusian Spain, across North Africa and the Middle East and on to the Indian styles of Bollywood and Bhangra, with all sorts of fusion thrown in. Sometimes we dance with veils, scarves, finger cymbals and sticks. No, you do not have to show a bare middle and a lot of flesh! It's fun to tie on a spangly hip-belt and shimmy, shake and snake around to fab rhythms with a group of supportive women. We laugh a lot as well as dance!
5 Rhythms with Julie Rose
Saturdays 18:00 - 20:00 (Not every week - See 'What's on' page for dates or Contact Julie Rose)
The 5 Rhythms is an improvised dance practice with limitless possibilities. In the dance we can move however we are feeling helping us unblock our natural energy. Open to everyone who loves to dance. Beginners welcome.
£10 per session or discounted rate for set of sessions