I don’t want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance. ~George Balanchine
It is tribal fusion bellydance, sticking to the Suhaila Salimpour format, who amongst many of the tribal and traditional bellydance greats, I have trained personally with.
I have been lucky to have had the chance also to train with Sharon Kihara, Rachel Brice, Mardi Love, Moria Chappell, Petite Jamilla, Jamilla and endeavour to pass on their highly notable technique. And, as mentioned already, Suhaila Salimpour. (I have had her permission to teach the technique that she has taught me especially if any of my students wish to study for the level SSBD, in which I am qualified.)
These are both beginners class, because even if you have been training for a year, you will still learn an amazing amount from this technique. Due to increasing lack of space and to increasing popularity, I have created an improvers class for those training with me for approximately a year or so. You must attend the beginners class for assessment prior to moving to the improvers class. And you can have your money back if you don’t notice a difference in muscle tone and waist dimensions, if you keep the class up. That is a promise I can deliver on.
If you can, bring a Yoga mat, bought on the cheap in any sports shop for €15. The mat protects your knees in the warm up and when we are doing the butt exercises.
Please wear something loose. Like Yoga bottoms or something similar. Leggings are good too. And, if you have a nice hipscarf or coinbelt for your hips bring that along. It emphasizes movement. You are not obliged to show your stomach, but one thing bellydance will teach you is to lurrrve that tummy so some of my previous students are a-rolling up their tops. Good riddance! I like to see what’s going on there with the muscles. Again, whatever makes you comfy. A vest top is good if you are a little shy 🙂
Bring water ladies. You will sweat, another guarantee. And I will provide the music, the moves and hopefully a little humour.
Temple Bar studios….RIGHT beside the cafe adjoining The Button Factory….Curved Street (how cool are we??). Black door beside cafe….buzz and they will let you in. No mobile coverage so just buzz in and come down to studio 2 and YEAH, we got mirrors!
Welcome back my regular girls and welcome to, my new girls. Here is some footage of the type of dancing I do, and subsequently teach:
and for fun, the double veils which I adore: