Whosoever knoweth the power of the dance, dwelleth in God- Jalal Rumi
NEW! Every Monday at 19.15
Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym
6, Riverside Retail Park, 38 Victoria Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1AN
Imagine yourself belly dancing happily together with your new friends? Hard to believe it? Not anymore! Come and enjoy your local belly dancing classes with the top teacher Yallar. No more boring and tiring gym sessions. Belly Dance is fitness, fun, flexibility, community, challenge, quality me- time and of course Dance! Let`s be fit, healthy and creative together. Perfect for any age and fitness level. These fun, easy, simply structured and community friendly Belly Dancing classes are waiting for you!
Raks Sharki (aka Belly Dance) is a dance style where a woman can change her identity and explore different sides of her emotions: from sadness to happiness, from anger to sensitivity-every feeling will find its place in this feminine dance style. Belly Dance improves your heart health, overall muscle strength, balance and coordination, and reduces depression. Belly dancing keeps you young, improves memory, and additionally, whilst the physical movement of the dance helps reduce stress, anxiety, dancing with others also helps us feel more connected and social.
How we will do it?
In my classes, I use my own teaching method for Raqs Sharqi dance style which I developed while studying for my master degree in the University of Bedfordshire. It is not usual Belly dance exercises as I use basics of yoga, pilates, stretching and ballet in my class structure. Together we will learn different dance styles such as Classical Raks Sharki, Flamenco Fusion, Show and Latino Belly Dance, and of course Traditional dance styles of Middle East. We will not only learn choreographies and technique but also different ways of developing performance skills of any student at any level in order to overcome stage anxiety.
The usual duration is 1 hour and includes warming up, basic moves, dance sequences, choreography, cooling down and stretching. The main focus is to enjoy and to learn with a fun, upbeat atmosphere.
If you are a beginner who wants to learn how to belly dance, you are in the right place. Our main goal is to stay healthy and enjoy the process of learning. Together with highly professional teacher Yallar you will step by step learn belly dance famous moves such as:
and of course we will work on musicality and rhythm perception.
Bring comfortable gym wear such as leggings or shorts. Please avoid harem pants and long skirts as it prevents the teacher to see how your legs move. Stretchy top or sports bra for the upper body and bare feet, non-slippery socks or ballet shoes-whatever feels more convenient. Please do not wear coin belts for the group classes (we don’t want the teacher to lose her voice, don’t we?). Having a bottle of water is highly recommended.
4 classes- £30