Liverpool Belly Dance Class - Daytime
Class runs on Tuesdays at 1.30pm
Organised and hosted by the charity WHISC
- 120 Bold street Liverpool city centre L1-4JA
This is a Women's class that is funded giving the opportunity for people to participate for free. Open to women of all ages and abilities. Just turn up! All welcome.
- Running every week until April 2019. Last class is on 23rd April 2019. New classes organised by Tara will start in January 2020 at various venue in Liverpool city centre & Wirral Merseyside.
Scheduled Classes - 2020
10 Week Course - Bountiful Belly Dance
Belly dancing class course in Liverpool City centre with Tara. This ten week course covers a variety of belly dancing styles. Suitable for people of all ages and dance abilities offering variations for all. Belly dance is a style that keeps on giving making it bountiful & suitable for everyone.
Venue - Liverpool City Centre - To Be Confirmed (due to venue diary - they are unable to schedule us in until September / more information will be published near September 2019)
Day & Time - Wednesday starting 22nd January 2020. 6pm -7pm (class runs for one hour)
Wear comfortable clothing suitable for dance / exercise and bring water. We dance bare foot but you may prefer to bring some flat soft ballet jazz style dance shoes. Bring a pair of socks. *You are welcome to wear medically fitted shoes if prescribed by Dr or physio ect.
*Existing students of this particular group and new students are more than welcome to attend. If you attend other classes and would like a change or want to see if you would fit in this group you to are more than welcome.
For those who attend the whole course and want to continue developing and learning new belly dancing skill there will
be a continuation course.
This is a course that runs for ten weeks in total. It has 10-12 spaces and must be booked and paid for in advance in order to reserve space.
Try a class - £5 (week 1 or 2 only)
Full course deposit - £10
Full course price - £50
PayPal links & confirmed venue address will be published in September 2019.
This class is taught by Tara, A professional working belly dancer with years of experience Performing who's popular classes have been featured on TV DVD Radio and printed publications. Her classes have been established for 6 years. Tara volunteers and is funded to teach belly dance for several charitable organizations such as WHISC & Women's Aid.
New Wallasey Belly Dance Group -
Wednesday's 7.45pm starting 6th February 2019
This group was a private established group of friendly women of all ages who are improver to advanced level dancers who share an interest to learn at a higher level and learn choreography. There are performing opportunities and rehearsals that are optional for those who want to. We are now open to inviting and including new members who share the same interests. New members must have some experience learning how to belly dance and be at experienced beginner / improver level. This is a community group not a drop in class therefore venue address and details are given to those who join and book sessions. To book please contact email@example.com with your details. Cost is £6.50 per individual session or £25 for 5 sessions block booked. Pay with cash or PayPal. Each session is 60-75 minutes approximately.
About Tara's dance arts classes - These classes are suitable for women of all ages body shapes and dance / fitness levels. Whether you want to attend for exercise, Social or a performance art there is something for everyone.
We are often invited to social belly dance parties (haflas) and shows where we can watch or perform or do both! We have our own private outings and performance (optional). Each class lasts for one hour.
*Information is correct however please check individual class / group description for current information and guidelines.
Bellydance For Arts Health & Fitness
The classes focus on belly dance as an art form, Belly dance for health and belly dance for fitness. When belly dance is taken up as an artistic hobby or professional performance art we focus on authentic dance technique improvisation and choreographic concepts from Egypt Turkey and North Africa in the styles of classic theatrical and folkloric. Belly dancing has many health benefits that have been proven to help Women. A recent Chinese study found that belly dancing highly improved women's bladder health and strength to the point where some women avoided surgery. Belly dancing is female friendly and encourages women of all ages and body types to get involved it doesn't matter if you consider yourself curvy or slim all women are welcome. It may improve confidence self expression creativity and self esteem. Although belly dancing is low impact it can be a safe uplifting cardio flexibility and resistance workout at moderate intensity depending on how it is taught and how the class is planned. The shimmies steps and other heart pumping moves are easy styles of dance cardio but if you where to try some of the easy folkloric styles with lots of steps and upbeat moves you'll soon work up a sweat in no time. Some people think that belly dance as fitness is Jane Fonda in a leotard on steroids but if we observe authentic belly dance from the countries it comes from we witness many styles that can be very upbeat and great for cardio if implemented into a belly dance class appropriately.
What To Wear - Every belly dance class is different but at ours it is important to wear appropriate clothing for your health and safety. Dance yoga or gym clothing with breathable material is great or leggings and a top. It is essential that clothing is not to long or to tight. Most belly dancers and belly dance students dance bare foot however you may prefer to wear dance shoes. Flat ballet style belly dance or jazz shoes that are soft and flexible. Coin hip belts and other props are provided at class for all to wear/use and return.
About Tara -
Tara is a working professional belly dancer with 12 years of experience as a professional entertainer soloist and folkloric troupe performer. Her classes have been running in various venues of Liverpool and Wirral since 2013. They have been featured in printed publications television and radio. Tara is employed to teach at the local charity WHISC in Liverpool and is the artistic director of her student performance troupe Nefertiti. She has relevant and up to date qualifications / certificates in Dance, Fitness, Makeup Artistry and teaching. She sees herself as a facilitator of community dance. She is fully insured and a professional member of Foundation For Community Dance People Dancing (ffcd) and is Wirral Trading standards assured.
About Nefertiti Dance Group -
Nefertiti started out as a group of women students who attended Taras class. The group is made up of women of different ages experience and disabilities. We have created high standard theatrical belly dance shows and belly dance for everyone performance and workshops.
Check Out Some Videos
Tara Dance Arts Video
Fan Dance Choreography - Intro Students Follow Video
Beginner & Improver's Dancing With Silk Class Routine
Turkish Roma Theatrical Belly Dance