Group Improvised Belly Dance Classes In Ringwood with Lauren (Term 4)
𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗠 𝟰: Wednesday 4th Oct - Wednesday 13th Dec 9 (11 weeks)
Beginners + Beyond Class: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Intermediate/Advanced Class: 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood.
6 Week Trial Passes are available for Newbies and Beginners ONLY. 11 Week Term Passes are available for Beginners and Intermediate/Advanced dancers who are committed to the term. Class passes must be purchased via Humanitix. T+C's apply. Alternate payment options are available under special circumstances.
Payments must be made before the commencement of the class.
𝙂𝙍𝙊𝙐𝙋 𝙄𝙈𝙋𝙍𝙊𝙑𝙄𝙎𝙀𝘿 𝘽𝙀𝙇𝙇𝙔 𝘿𝘼𝙉𝘾𝙀 is a modern fusion dance form heavily inspired by Middle Eastern and Romani ("Gypsy") Dances. We play with FatChanceBellyDance®Style (fka American Tribal Style/ATS®) and Global Caravan® Group Improv Formats.
𝟲.𝟯𝟬𝗽𝗺 - 𝟳.𝟯𝟬𝗽𝗺
𝗔𝗧𝗦/𝗙𝗖𝗕𝗗®𝗦𝘁𝘆𝗹𝗲 𝗚𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗣 𝗜𝗠𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗩 - 𝗕𝗘𝗚𝗜𝗡𝗡𝗘𝗥𝗦 + 𝗕𝗘𝗬𝗢𝗡𝗗 (𝗟𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹 𝟭+𝟮)
In these Covid Normal times, a minimum number of attendees are needed for this class to go ahead. You will be notified if the class needs to be cancelled. A minimum of 6 weeks participation is highly encouraged to start gaining an understanding of this dance form.
An open level environment for anyone new to belly dance, new to Group Improv, or an experienced Group Improv/Fusion dancer wanting to get back to basics.We will discover which muscles to use with healthy dance posture and technique and learn the Slow and Fast fundamental movements of ATS/FCBD®Style that make this dance form so unique - with its specific cues, body language and transitions. And moving on from there, we start expanding your technique and repertoire! We will work on the principles of “Improvised Choreography” (lead and follow) dance, explore the nuances of how to move with your fellow dance mates, and play with formations. Lots of short drills with fingers cymbals will be used to have fun and bring the dance to life!
𝗔𝗧𝗦/𝗙𝗖𝗕𝗗®+𝗚𝗖®𝗦𝘁𝘆𝗹𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲/𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗱/𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 (𝗟𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹 𝟮+/𝟯)
Moving on from the ATS/FCBD®Style fundamentals, we start to seriously have some fun! We will delve into the more Advanced Movement Vocabulary, along with expanding Improvisation, Formation, Staging, Musicality, Finger Cymbal and Performance techniques. And just for fun, we often play with variations from ATS/FCBD®'s "cousin" format Global Caravan®.If you wish to perform, this is the class for you!
Plenty of opportunities will be available throughout the year to perform at local outdoor festivals and Melbourne Bellydance stage events.
This is also the class where we play with PROPS - such as Skirt Work, Flamenco Shawls, Pots, Baskets, and the performing troupe's personal favourite....SWORDS!
Minimum 6 months experience in foundations of movements and Group Improv dynamics is needed for this class.
Dance classes can involve risk of personal injury. Lauren, the Aqua Moon troupe, Maroondah Federation Estate, Karralyka Theatre and Maroondah Council accepts no responsibility for injury or loss caused during classes or whilst participants are at or near the community space. You are responsible for ensuring that you are physically and mentally fit for the class and during the class you must at all times take care of your own personal safety. Please respect the personal space of others. In these post Covid times, if you are unwell, please stay home.
𝗝𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗮 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗲:
It is highly encouraged to notify Lauren by 4:30pm on the day of the class if you are not able to attend. If you do not have Lauren's personal or social media details, messages can be sent via the Aqua Moon Fusion Belly Dance public Facebook page.
Lauren has been dancing for 13+ years and is passionate about "bellydance" in all its classic and traditional styles and modern fusions. Her passion lies in Group Improvised formats for their power in the unspoken language and collaborative awareness. When not dancing, Lauren is a Creative Arts Psychotherapist - using the Arts in Mental Health. Lauren doesn't just teach dance for fitness, but uses dance, movement and music as powerful vessels for individuals and groups to invite creative expression, connection, playfulness, joy and embodiment.