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Group Improvised Belly Dance in Ringwood with Lauren (Term 2)

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TERM 2, 2023 - 9 Weeks

Wednesday 26th April - Wednesday 21st June

Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood.ย 

ALL humans (15+) can participate in the joy of in-person dance.

Class passes must be purchased through Humanitix.

๐™‚๐™๐™Š๐™๐™‹ ๐™„๐™ˆ๐™‹๐™๐™Š๐™‘ ๐˜ฝ๐™€๐™‡๐™‡๐™” ๐˜ฟ๐˜ผ๐™‰๐˜พ๐™€ is a modern fusion dance form inspired by Middle Eastern and Romani ("Gypsy") Dances. We play with FatChanceBellyDanceยฎStyle and Global Caravanยฎ Group Improv Formats.

๐Ÿฒ.๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ๐—ฝ๐—บ - ๐Ÿณ.๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ๐—ฝ๐—บ
๐—™๐—–๐—•๐——ยฎ๐—ฆ๐˜๐˜†๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฃ ๐—œ๐— ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ฉ - ๐—•๐—˜๐—š๐—œ๐—ก๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฆ + ๐—•๐—˜๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—ก๐—— (๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐Ÿญ+๐Ÿฎ)
M๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ข๐™ช๐™ข ๐™˜๐™ก๐™–๐™จ๐™จ ๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™ข๐™—๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™ž๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™˜๐™ก๐™–๐™จ๐™จ๐™š๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™œ๐™ค ๐™–๐™๐™š๐™–๐™™.

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 FCBDยฎStyle 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 โ€œImprovised Choreographyโ€ (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!

๐—™๐—–๐—•๐——ยฎ+๐—š๐—–ยฎ๐—ฆ๐˜๐˜†๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ/๐—”๐—ฑ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ/๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ (๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐Ÿฎ+/๐Ÿฏ)

Moving on from the FCBDยฎStyle 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 FCBDยฎ's "cousin" format Global Caravanยฎ. 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 events. This is also the class where we play with PROPS - such as Skirt Work, Flamenco Shawls, Pots, Baskets, and Aqua Moon's personal favourite....SWORDS!

Minimum 6 months experience in foundations of movements and Group Improv dynamics is needed for this class.

๐——๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜†:
Dance classes can involve risk of personal injury. Lauren, Maroondah Federation Estate/Karralyka Theatre/Maroondah Councilย 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.ย In these post Covid times and coming into the cooler weather, if you are unwell, please take a RAT test and stay home.

๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป:
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 present moment 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, curiosity, connection, playfulness, joy and embodiment.

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Refund policy

No refunds. Missed classes and absences are non-refundable. Class credits *may* be provided at Lauren's discretion. The 6 Week Trial Pass must only be used during Term 2, 2023.