Ghawazee, Folkloric, Baladi, Vintage & Fusion Bellydance Classes in Canberra.

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Dance . Music . Costuming . Social Events

Registrations for 2018 Summer Workshops are now open.
EARLY BIRD ENDS* Wednesday 13 December 2017

Everyone is welcome to register for workshops and join in the social events - you don't need to be a Ghawazee Moon student to come along. Summer workshops are a great way for you to learn something new, give bellydancing a try, or just keep up your practice over the break.

Workshop teachers regularly include our own teachers alongside teachers from other Canberra bellydance schools in recognition of the high quality of teaching and wide variety of styles available in our region.

The end of summer Hafla and Market is a great way to get in some social dancing, try out your percussion skills and grab yourself some bellydance costumes, props & accessories before Term 1 begins.

All workshops have maximum numbers.

*To access Early Bird rates, fees must be paid in full on or before 13 December 2017.
A Summer Pass is amazing value with $325 worth of workshops for only $230!!

Have you attended summer workshops? We'd love your feedback!

WORKSHOP & EVENT DESCRIPTIONS
Pop & Lock Technique
Hadeeqa
 
Enhance your bellydancing skills in this workshop as we explore the art of popping, locking, robotics, and hip hop-inspired dance movements. You will learn some basic-intermediate technique and then fuse these styles with familiar bellydance movement through several phrases and combinations.
 

WORKSHOP FULL
$25 ($20) Int +

 
Monday 8th January
6:30-7:30pm
 
Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh St. Gunahlin
Pop & Lock Choreography
Hadeeqa
 
Now that you’ve got the technique, learn a debut choreography of bellydance-dubstep fusion! You’ll develop more advanced technique and enhance your own dance form. Play with the accents and drop the bass with this wild and exciting dance!
 
Beginners to Pop & Lock Fusion are recommended to attend the technique workshop to ensure a good knowledge of techniques used.
$35 ($30)
Intermediate +
 
Monday 8th January
7:30-9:00pm
 
Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh St. Gunahlin
Dancing with Fabric Props
(Veils, Isis Wings, Van Veils & Hand Scarves)

Samina Amar

Flowing lines of fabric are magical to watch and using fabric to enhance your bellydance is a valuable skill to learn. Bring along* your Veils, Isis Wings, Fan Veils and Hand Scarves for an investigative workshop in getting the most out of your Fabric Props.

You will learn essential techniques, play with similarities and differences between commonly used props, and learn a few fun combinations to solidify your learning.

*Some props (veils and isis wings) will be available for use during the workshop. Please let us know if you will need to borrow some.

WORKSHOP FULL
$35 ($30 EB)
Continuing Beginners +
 
Wednesday 10th January
6:30-8:30pm
 
The Loft
35 East Row
Civic
Back to Basics
Samina Amar

Want to have a go at bellydancing, but aren't sure if it's actually your thing? In this workshop you'll get a taste of core bellydance technique, bellydance postures, arm positions and travelling steps, with friendly support and lots of laughs along the way.

Continuing bellydancers will find this a great workshop for solidifying technique, with opportunities to add expression and intention and explore layers. Experienced dancers are welcome to bring zills to practice playing whilst perfecting their core moves.

$25 ($20 EB)
Open Level. Absoulte Beginners Welcome
 
Thursday 11th January
6:00-7:30pm
 
Nellie Hall
Chinner St.
Melba
Stop, Drop & Roll
(Floorwork, Backbends, Laybacks & Folds)
Samina Amar

Add some drama to your dance with back bends, laybacks, floorwork and folds. You'll work on correct posture, alignment and safety, along with some great moves that will add some dynamic level changes and "wow" moments to your dance.

You'll also learn some strengthening and flexibility exercises to use in your dance practice after the workshop.

Please bring along a yoga mat.

$25 ($20 EB)
Intermediate +
 
Thursday 11th January
7:30-9:00pm (FULL)

OR

Tuesday 16th January
6:30-8:00pm
 
Nellie Hall
Chinner St.
Melba
Crochet your Own Hip Scarf
Samina Amar
 
Want to get that perfectly matching hip scarf for your costume? Want to learn to crochet edge veils and other accessories? You will learn 2 different techniques for adding crocheted coin and sequin edgings, beading and decorations, to really personalise your costumes.

All materials provided. No experience necessary.
Stick around for the Crafternoon immediately following to continue working on your scarf.
$30 ($25 EB)

Saturday 13th January
1:00-2:30pm
 
Nellie Hall
Chinner St.
Melba
Crafternoon
Drop In. All Welcome.
 
Room to cut out fabric, get your Multicultural Festival costumes finished, work on a current project or just come and hang out.

Patterns are available. Assistance after 2:30pm (when the Crochet workshop is finished).
$5 (Drop In)

Saturday 13th January
1:00-4:00pm
 
Nellie Hall
Chinner St.
Melba
Dancing with Grace
(Posture, Pauses, Arms & Hands)

Samina Amar
 
Do you have moments when you're just not sure what to do with your arms and hands? Do you feel a bit clumsy or un-coordinated when you're dancing? Do you just want to polish up your pauses and achieve that 'floaty look' on stage?

In this workshop you'll learn how to slow down - even when you're going fast, how to hold your arms and hands so you feel comfortable and in control, how to use pauses, posture and weight transfer so that you'll always move gracefully and more!
$25 ($20 EB)
Continuing Beginners +
 
Monday 15th January
6:00-7:30pm
 
Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh St. Gunahlin
 
Literal Layers
Samina Amar

Do you find yourself struggling to add layering to your dance? This workshop will show you how to break down known movements (including shimmies) into manageable parts, add layers and then reconstruct those movements, bringing a layer or three with you.

You'll also learn some fun layered combinations that will give you an opportunity to practice layering with musicality, as well as take some drills with you to build into your at home your technique practice.

$25 ($20 EB)
Continuing Beginners +
 
Monday 15th January
7:30-9:00pm
 
Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh St. Gunahlin

Double Sword Drama
Bronwyn - Buasavanh Tribal Belly Dance

The hypnotic power of a sword act is undeniable. One sword is fantastic, but two swords will have your audience eating out of your hand. Learn a variety of sword tricks you can apply straight away. Suitable for dancers in all styles, the moves taught in this workshop will help you to tap into your inner drama queen and add a majestic intensity to your set.

Bring two swords, a head band or scarf and kneepads.

* Some swords will be available for the use of participants. Please let us know if you need one or two.

WORKSHOP FULL
$35 ($30 EB)
Intermediate +
 
Wednesday 17th January
6:30-8:30pm
 
The Loft
35 East Row
Civic

Afro-Tribal Bellydance
Gretel Burgess - Gretel's Birdsnest

This Afro-Tribal Bellydance workshop is high energy and lots of fun. You will explore traditional dances and movement from West Africa, and learn choreography that combines Afro-Funk movement with Tribal Style Bellydance.

No experience in African or Tribal style required.

$35 ($30 EB)
Continuing Beginners +

Thursday 18th January
6:30-8:30pm
 
Nellie Hall
Chinner St.
Melba

Percussion Circle Experience
Darabuka (Drum), Riqq (Frame Drum with Cymbals)
& Finger Cymbals (Zills/Sagat)

Several of Canberra's experienced percussionists are joining forces for what will be a fun & rhythm-filled percussion circle experience. You don't need any experience to participate. In fact, you don't even need to have an *instrument!

This workshop will give you the opportunity to work in small groups with a passionate player of your instrument of choice. You'll learn techniques, Middle-Eastern rhythms and maybe some frills & accents!
Drummers with experience, you'll have your own group so you can really get stuck into some fun & fancy techniques!

Half way through the workshop, we will unite to create our own percussion circle, giving you the opportunity for some real-time practice as part of a guided percussive ensemble.

Participant numbers will be limited - make sure you register early for the Percussion Circle Experience!

*A number of instruments will be available for use during the workshop. Let us know if you will need to borrow one and your preferred instrument - first in, best dressed!

$30 ($25 EB)
Open Level. Absolute Beginners Welcome
 
With:
Richard (Rahbani)
Kathy (Rahbani)
Graham (Qamar Azraq, The Occidental Tourists)
Pippa (Buasavanh)
Samina (Ghawazee Moon)
 
Saturday 20th January
12:00-2:00pm
 
The Loft
35 East Row
Civic
Hafla & Market.
Free Entry. Social Dancing.
Shopping new & pre-loved costuming & props!

With classes just around the corner, get together with your bellydance family for some fun socialising, shopping and social dancing. Practice your new moves or give your new percussion skills a workout. Celebrate the end of summer and the start of a new year of bellydance and music!
 
Stallholders & Sellers: If you have a small amount of pre-loved costuming or props, you can add it to the pre-loved stall. You just need to make sure all items have your name and a price on them, and be willing to spend a small amount of time on the stall (so no-one misses out on the opportunity to dance).
If you need your own table to sell your new or pre-loved items, you can book your own space for $5. You will need to bring your own (small) table.
Saturday 20th January
2:00-4:00pm
 
The Loft
35 East Row
Civic
 
$5/table for stall holders
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
Early Bird Registration is now closed. Standard Registration Fees Apply.
 
PAYMENT OPTIONS
Ghawazee Moon Bellydance accepts bank transfer (preferred method), PayPal, cash, or cheque (to Ghawazee Moon Bellydance). Please note your place is not secure until payment has been received).
 
BANK TRANSFER
Ghawazee Moon Bellydance | BSB: 112-879 | ACCOUNT: 430517536
Please use your name or invoice number (if you have one) as a reference.
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WEBSITE REGISTRATION
For Payments via Cash, Cheque or Bank Transfer

name:

email:

COMBINATION REGISTRATIONS

Summer Pass $290 ($230 EB) SOLD OUT
 
Secure your place in individual workshops, by using the Individual Workshop Regsitration area to check box the workshops you plan to attend. Alternately you can note the workshop codes or titles here, or simply "all workshops" if you plan to attend them all.

INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOP REGISTRATIONS & STALL HOLDERS
Summer Pass Holders, you can use this section to let us know which workshops you will be attending.

08.01 Pop & Lock Technique
$25 ($20 EB) FUS1807 FULL
13.01 Crochet Your Own Coin Scarf
$30 ($25 EB) CRO1810
08.01 Pop & Lock Choreography
$35 ($30 EB) FUS1809
15.01 Dancing with Grace
$25 ($20 EB) GRA1802
10.01 Dancing with Fabric Props
$35 ($30 EB) FAB1803 FULL
15.01 Literal Layers
$25 ($20 EB) LAY1805
11.01 Back to Basics
$25 ($20 EB) B2B1801
17.01 Double Sword Drama
$35 ($30 EB) SWO1804 FULL
Stop, Drop & Roll
11.01 $25 ($20 EB) SDR1806 FULL
16.01 $25 ($20 EB) SDR1813
18.01 Afro-Tribal Fusion Bellydance
$35 ($30 EB) AFR1808
20.01 Percussion Circle Experience
$30 ($25 EB) PER1811
 
Please select your preferred group:
Beginner Drums
Beyond Beginner Drums
Zills (any level)
Riqq (any level)
I don't mind. Please put me in a group.
 
20.01 Markets (Stallholders & Sellers)
 
I have a few things to add to the pre-loved stall & can help out on the day for a small portion of the afternoon.
No Fee. Please make sure all items have your name and price on them.
 
I have quite a few things (new or pre-loved) and would like to bring a table. Please note there is only a small amount of space for tables. $5 fee applies.
 
Sellers are solely responsible for insuring goods and ensuring their security at all times.

I would like to borrow:

Isis Wings
Veil
Sword

Yoga
.......Mat

Drum/Darabuka
Finger Cymbals
Riqq/Tambourine

I'll be paying by:

 

 

I am a human, not a machine!

Discount Code:

TOTAL:

PAYPAL REGISTRATION
For Paypal & Credit Card Payments

COMBINATION REGISTRATIONS

Summer Pass $290 For all Workshops including percussion & crochet.
To secure your place in individual workshops, please note the individual workshop codes or titles below, or simply say "All Workshops" if you plan to attend them all.

SOLD OUT

INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOP REGISTRATIONS & STALL HOLDERS

08.01 Pop & Lock Technique | $25
FUS1807
FULL, waiting list
15.01 Dancing with Grace | $25
GRA1802
08.01 Pop & Lock Choreography | $35
FUS1809
FULL, waiting list
15.01 Literal Layers | $25
LAY1805
10.01 Dancing with Fabric Props | $35
FAB1803
FULL, waiting list
17.01 Double Sword Drama | $35
SWO1804
FULL, waiting list
11.01 Back to Basics | $25
B2B1801
18.01 Afro-Tribal Fusion Bellydance | $35
AFR1808
Stop, Drop & Roll | $25
THU 11.01 SDR1806
FULL, waiting list

TUE 16.01 SDR1813
20.01 Percussion Circle Experience | $30
PER1811
13.01 Crochet Your Own Coin Scarf | $30
CRO1810
20.01 Hafla Stall Holder | $5
STA1812

Let us know in the 'Message to Seller' if you have a small amount of pre-loved items to put on the pre-loved table, and/or if you need to borrow instruments or props. Thank you!

 

 

We teach bellydance classes and workshops to women and girls so they can feel great about themselves and become part of an encouraging and supportive community. We can help you celebrate your beautiful, creative and expressive self through the joy of bellydance.
 
 
 
'Nellie Hall', Chinner Cres, Melba
'Theo Notaris Multicultural Centre', 180 London Circuit, Civic
Gungahlin Community Centre, Earnest Cavanaugh St, Gungahlin
 
Phone: 0403020796

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