Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let's dance.
James Howe, Totally Joe
It doesn't matter what shape, size, age, or gender you are - bellydance makes everyone feel great. If you're an absolute beginner looking to start dancing, or an experienced bellydancer looking to expand your repertoire and self-expression, you've come to the right place. Classes are supportive, encouraging and will keep you inspired.

You can learn a range of bellydance styles, with classes teaching technique, choreography and improvisation in Folkloric, Vintage, Ghawazee (of course!), Urban-Folk Baladi, and various Fusions from Folkloric, through Dubstep and into Swing.

If other commitments are keeping you from classes, or you just prefer one-on-one tuition, we also offer private lessons in our Home Studio, or Online.

Classes are taught by Sam, and held at Nellie Hall in Melba and our Home Studio in Macgregor. Both venues have access to water, bathrooms and mirrors.

Do you have questions? Check our FAQs, send us an email or give Sam a call (or text) on 0403020796.
DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS TERM 1 CLASSES WILL HAVE RESTRICTED NUMBERS.

ALL CLASSES HAVE MINIMUM & MAXIMUM NUMBERS, PLEASE REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT


Term 1 dance classes begin on 31 January 2022. See the Calendar for additional term and event dates. Check class options below, then head to the Registration Page to sign up. Our standard term is 9 weeks.

Early Bird Registrations for Term 1 are available until 27 January 2022. Fees must be paid in full on or before that date to be eligible for the discount. For drop in classes, multiple class discounts and payment options, head down to Fees and Payments.

Term 1 Classes in 2022

BEGINNER LEVEL

Open to all levels including absolute beginners. Learn core movements and simple combinations with and without finger cymbals. One choreography is taught each year with an option to perform at our annual showcase.
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INTRODUCTION TO BELLYDANCE

Wednesdays
6:30-7:40PM


$165 ($155 EB)/Term

In this class you will learn core movements, posture and combinations. This is a great class to discover all the cool things your body can do!

Experienced dancers will benefit from revisiting core movements and perfecting technique.

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PREREQUISITES: No experience necessary.

CLASSWEAR: Leggings/yoga/dance pants and a fitted top. Bring along a scarf (plain is just fine) that fits around your hips.

LEVEL: Absolute Beginners & Beyond
VENUE: Nellie Hall, Melba
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HATSHEPSUT'S VEIL

Thursdays
7:45-8:55PM


$165 ($155 EB)/Term

Hatshepsut's Veil is a soft and romantic vintage-inspired choreography that uses the veil as a prop. The class will include technique used in the choreography, but a knowledge of core movements is expected, so this is suited to continuing beginners and beyond.

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PREREQUISITES: Knowledge of Core Movements.

CLASSWEAR: Leggings/yoga/dance pants and a fitted top. Bring along a scarf (plain is just fine) that fits around your hips. A Circle skirt in later classes will be helpful!

PROPS: Veils will be provided in class. If you would like to hire one to take home for practice, please note this on your registration form, A $5 fee will apply.

LEVEL: Continuing Beginner
VENUE: Nellie Hall, Melba
OPEN LEVEL

Suitable for dancers working at a continuing beginner level and beyond. Open level classes will offer variations to ensure that beginning level dancers are able to participate fully, and additional options (eg: layering) to ensure that advanced level dancers continue to be challenged.
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DAY TRIPPERS (ONLINE)

Tuesdays
12:30-1:30PM


$150 ($140 EB)/Term

Take a day trip into Saidi, Fusion, Golden Era, or Baladi styling (& more). Take a little adventure with a new combination in a different style each week. You'll practice various movement techniques, increase your cultural understanding and have a fun dance break to brighten your day.

You'll begin with a base layer and add as much or as little complexity as you'd like as we practice and perfect the week's combination.

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LEVEL: Open
VENUE: Online via Zoom
Recordings will be available for 2 weeks following each class.
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STAR OF THE BAZAAR

Thursdays
12:30-1:30PM


$150 ($140 EB)/Term

This sweet little drum solo has some challenging combinations, and is suitable for continuing beginners and beyond.

This choreography was previously taught in Term 4 on Thursday nights. This class is an opportunity for revision, or to learn the dance from scratch.

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PREREQUISITES: Knowledge of Core Movements.

CLASSWEAR: Leggings/yoga/dance pants and a fitted top. Bring along a scarf (plain is just fine) that fits around your hips.

CLASS SIZE: This class is restricted to a maximum of 4 students.

LEVEL: Open
VENUE: Home Studio, Macgregor
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Assumed knowledge of core movements and experience with combinations. Dancers expand on their movement repertoire and learn choreographies in various styles along with formation based group improvisation.
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ELECTROSWING

Mondays
6:30-7:40PM


$165 ($155 EB)/Term

We will be learning two choreographies in the electroswing-fusion style by the inimitable Hester; Sweet & Lowdown, and Little Party.

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CLASSWEAR: Leggings/yoga/dance pants and a fitted top. Bring along a scarf (short fringe is helpful for getting into the style) that fits around your hips.

LEVEL: Intermediate
VENUE: Nellie Hall, Melba
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ENCHANTED GARDEN

Wednesdays
7:45-8:55PM


$165 ($155 EB)/Term

This dramatic Hollywood-inspired fusion piece plays with layered movement, cannons, and formations.

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CLASSWEAR: Leggings/yoga/dance pants, a full circle skirt, and a fitted top. Bring along a scarf (plain is just fine) that fits around your hips.

LEVEL: Intermediate
VENUE: Nellie Hall, Melba
ADVANCED LEVEL

Assumed perfection of core movements and experience in layering and more complex combinations. Dancers explore the intricacies of various styles, further extending their technique and artistry. There are opportunities to create choreographies as a group, and to work on solos (choreographed or improvised) for performance.
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OVERTURE

Mondays
7:45-8:55PM


$165 ($155 EB)/Term

This piece was developed by our group of youth performers in 2018. It has fast fusion-style combinations and a big attitude. We will be reworking it for a larger group for performance at the 2022 Showcase.

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CLASSWEAR: Leggings/yoga/dance pants and a fitted top. Bring along a scarf (plain is just fine) that fits around your hips.

LEVEL: High Intermediate - Advanced
VENUE: Nellie Hall, Melba
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MIDNIGHT

Thursdays
6:30-7:40PM


$165 ($155 EB)/Term

This fast fusion-style dance with paper fans uses super slow movement contrasted with sharp, well-timed accents, cannons, and some fancy prop work.

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CLASSWEAR: Leggings/yoga/dance pants and a fitted top. Bring along a scarf (plain is just fine) that fits around your hips.

PROPS: Fans will be provided in class. If you want to take one home to practice, please note this in your registration. A $5 fee will apply.

LEVEL: High Intermediate - Advanced
VENUE: Nellie Hall, Melba
KIDS CLASSES

Our open level kids (ages 5-10) classes teach core dance and Middle-Eastern Dance movement through games, props, experimentation, free dancing (improvisation), choreography and world music.

Costumes are age-appropriate, and our movement vocabulary is drawn primarily from folk dances of the Middle-East.

These classes include Creative Dance, Core Middle-Eastern Dance Movement & Middle-Eastern Rhythm Exploration. They are ideal for young dancers keen to explore movement and music outside of a standard western-style dance class.
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SHINE - ISIS WINGS

Thursdays
4:00-4:40PM

$100 ($90 EB)/Term

We'll be learning Shine, an Isis Wings choreography with lots of flourishes, turns, and opportunities to truly shine in an improvised solo!

During our shared lesson time, we will be practicing Salam-E Ishq and our Candle Dance.

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CLASS SIZE: This class is restricted to a maximum of 5 students.

CLASSWEAR: Leggings/yoga/dance pants and a fitted top. Bring along a scarf (plain is just fine) that fits around your hips.

PROPS: Isis Wings will be provided for use in class. If you would like to take one home to practice, please note this on your registration. A $5 fee applies.

LEVEL: Open
VENUE: Home Studio, Macgregor.
YOUTH CLASSES

Youth classes (ages 9-16) get stuck into more challenging technique, props and choreographies. They expand on improvisation skills and begin developing their own style.

During this very impressionable age, being part of a bellydance community can counteract the potentially damaging messages from the media and advertising around young people's bodies and their place in society. Our young dancers are encouraged to take up space, love the body they're in and appreciate all the amazing things they can do.
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THE HUNTRESS - SWORD

Thursdays
4:20-5:20PM*

$150 ($140 EB)/Term

This term we will be reworking The Huntress, a high energy pirate-inspired fusion dance with a Sword!

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CLASS SIZE: This class is restricted to a maximum of 4 students.

CLASSWEAR: Leggings/yoga/dance pants and a fitted top. Bring along a scarf (plain is just fine) that fits around your hips.

PROPS: Swords will be provided for use in class. If you would like to take one home to practice, please note this on your registration. A $5 fee applies.

LEVEL: Open
VENUE: Home Studio, Macgregor

*This class time may shift to 4:45-5:45PM at a later date in the year.

PRIVATE LESSONS

If you're new to bellydancing and would like to get a head start on technique, private lessons are the way to go. They are also a great alternative if you can't regularly make classes or just prefer to learn solo.

For continuing students, private lessons are a great way to work on technique you are finding difficult, catching up on things you have missed, working on your improvisation, expanding your repertoire or perfecting a choreography from class.
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PRIVATE LESSONS
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Saturdays


From $30

Open Level
Tailored to suit your needs.

Home Studio, Macgregor.
 

Fees & Payments

DROP IN CLASSES
  • Drop In (new student): $20/single class only if there is space in the class.
  • Drop In (current student): $15/class for students enrolled in other classes.
  • 10 Class Pass: $190 Valid over 2 consecutive terms.

FAMILY REGISTRATION
  • When two or more students from one family are enrolled in classes, they always pay the Early Bird Rate with fees due at the regular time of Week 2 of term for re-enrolling students.

MULTIPLE CLASS REGISTRATION

  • Two Classes: $275 ($260 EB*) 1 student in 2 classes/week per 9 week term.
  • Unlimited Classes: $380 ($360 EB*) 1 student in 3+ classes/week per 9 week term.
  • Additional Beginner Class: Intermediate & Beyond Level Dancers can enrol in a Beginners Class at no cost if there is space available. You can secure a place with a disounted fee of $50 for the term. Please indicate when registering if you would like a "free space" or a "secured space".
PAYMENT OPTIONS

Ghawazee Moon Bellydance accepts:
  • Bank Transfer (Preferred method)
  • Cash (In a clearly marked envelope)
  • PayPal (NOT AVAILABLE FOR EARLYBIRD. Please request a PayPal invoice on Registration)
  • Cheque (Made out to: Ghawazee Moon Bellydance)

BANK TRANSFER DETAILS
Please use your name or invoice number (if you have one) as a reference.
  • Ghawazee Moon Bellydance
  • BSB: 112-879
  • ACCOUNT: 430517536
 

Class Venues

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NELLIE HALL

North Belconnen Community Hall
'Nellie Hall'
Chinner St. Melba.
Next door to the Melba Shops.

We enter through the playground gate and use the back door entrances to the Hall. Parking is at Melba Shops or in the Church Car Park behind the Hall.

BUS: Route 41, 42
Stop: Melba Shops
HOME STUDIO

Our Home Studio is located in Macgregor.
Address is given on confirmation of enrolment.
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ONLINE

Online Classes are held via Zoom. Access to links is through TeamApp. You will need to be signed up to our TeamApp in order to link to supporting materials and access class links.
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Celebrate your beautiful, creative & expressive self through the joy of Bellydance!

Ghawazee Moon Bellydance
ABN: 18 624 094 824
| Phone: 0403020796
'Nellie Hall', Chinner Crescent, Melba
| 'Ellycienne' Home Studio, Macgregor
Image Credits to Stephen Kaak Photography unless otherwise stated.