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 4 CLASSES WILL BE RUN ONLINE.

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


Term 4 dance classes begin on 11 October 2021. See the Calendar for additional term and event dates. Check class options below, then head to the Registration Page to sign up. Term 4 is a 9 Week Term.

Early Bird Registrations for Term 4 are available until 7 October 2021. 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 4 Classes in 2021 - ALL ONLINE

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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COMBINATION FIXATION

Wednesdays
6:30-7:30PM

Optional Social Time 7:30-7:45PM

$165 ($155 EB)/ Term
$20/Drop In
Free to students already registered in another class.

You'll learn a new combination each week to practice various movement techniques and/or to adapt and use in your own choreographies and improvisations.

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.

In the spirit of keeping things light and lively in lockdown for this 'Wacky Wednesday' class, a range of non-traditional music will be used.

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Open Level
Online via Zoom.
Link via TeamApp or Email.
BEGINNER LEVEL

DUE TO ONLINE LEARNING, TERM 4 BEGINNER CLASSES ARE OPEN TO DANCERS WHO HAVE AT LEAST 1 OR 2 TERMS OF BELLYDANCE EXPERIENCE.

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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KHAWATEM FELLAHIN

Mondays
6:30-7:30PM

Optional Social Time 7:30-7:45PM

$165 ($155 EB)/Term

Khawatem is a swishy and pretty Fellahin-Style Folkloric Dance suitable for continuing beginners and beyond. The class will include technique used in the choreography.

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Requirements: It's ideal if you have a flat basket (or even a plastic plate!) to practice the arm position and basket movement in the dance.

Continuing Beginner Level
Online via Zoom.
Link via TeamApp or Email.
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STAR OF THE BAZAAR

Thursdays
7:45-8:45PM

Optional Social Time 7:30-7:45PM

$165 ($155 EB)/Term
Free to students already registered in another class.

Star of the Bazaar is a fun and accent-loaded drum choreography suitable for continuing beginners and beyond. The class will include technique used in the choreography.

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Continuing Beginner Level
Online via Zoom.
Link via TeamApp or Email.
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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TRIBAL DREAM SWORD

Wednesdays
7:45-8:45PM

Optional Social Time 7:30-7:45 PM

$165 ($155 EB)/Term

This slow and sensuous Sword Choreography includes dancing with various balance points and optional floor work.

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Requirements: You'll need a Sword.
A Sword can be hired for the term with contactless pick up from Macgregor. Please indicate on your registration if you need to arrange this.


Intermediate Level
Online via Zoom.
Link via TeamApp or Email.

NB: "Tribal Dream" refers to the music, not the style of dance.
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MARIO'S SAIDI

Thursdays
6:30-7:30PM

Optional Social Time 7:30-7:45PM

$165 ($155 EB)/Term

You'll dive into the men's style of Saidi Dance in this choreography that draws elements from both Folkloric Dance presentations and Tahteeb Stick Fighting. This is an energetic style of dance and includes a couple of leaps.

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Requirements: You'll need a Stick.
A Stick can be hired for the term with contactless pick up from Macgregor. Please indicate on your registration if you need to arrange this.


Intermediate Level
Online via Zoom.
Link via TeamApp or Email.
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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SAMY'S DRUM

Mondays
7:45-8:55pm

Optional Social Time 7:30-7:45PM

$165 ($155 EB)/Term

This shimmy-loaded and layered choreography is high energy and lots of fun to perform. While Samy's Drum is suitable for intermediate level dancers, the online learning platform necessitates that participants already have a practiced understanding of layering and complex combinations.

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High Intermediate - Advanced Level
Online via Zoom.
Link via TeamApp or Email.
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DANCER'S PROJECT
Solo & Duet Development

$165 ($155 EB)/Term

Download the Information for Participants here.

Tuesdays - WEEK A
6:30-8:00pm
3 x Group Sessions (Online)
12/10, 02/09, 23/09

Tuesdays - WEEKS B OR C
Time booked by Participants.
3 x 40min Private Sessions
(Online or *In-Person at the Home Studio in Macgregor)
Session 1: 19/10 or 26/10
Session 2: 09/11 or 16/11
Session 3: 30/11 or 07/12

Day/Time TBA 13-15 December
1 x 1.5 hour *In-Studio Group Session.
Online via Zoom or at Nellie Hall

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High Intermediate - Advanced Level
Ideally as *Mixed Delivery
Online via Zoom.
Link via TeamApp or Email.


*Covid Restrictions Permitting
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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SALAAM-E ISHQ

Thursdays
5:15-6:15pm

$165 ($155 EB)/Term

This term you'll be learning the very popular Salaam-E Ishq, a super-fun Bellywood Fusion choreography by Hadeeqa (Hester)!!

Older dancers are welcome to join this class as well. The nostalgia value will be high for those of you who originally learned this dance from Hester as a child.

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Requirements: You'll need a Veil.
A Veil can be hired for the term with contactless pick up from Macgregor. Please indicate on your registration if you need to arrange this.


Continuing Beginner Level
Online via Zoom.
Link via TeamApp or Email.
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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RAKS NURA - KIDS
Combined Class

$100 ($95 EB)/Term

SALAAM-E ISHQ
We'll be joining the 5:15pm Class this term to learn the Salaam-E Ishq Bellywood Fusion Choreography. It's going to be heaps of fun and a good opportunity to meet and dance with some of the older dancers.

Parents are welcome to join in the fun at no additional cost.

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Requirements: You'll need a Veil.
A Veil can be hired for the term with contactless pick up from Macgregor. Please indicate on your registration if you need to arrange this.


Continuing Beginner Level
Online via Zoom.
Link via TeamApp or Email.
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
Thursdays
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 ($370 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. Emails are sent with a link to each class.

It is recommended that you are signed up to our TeamApp in order to link to supporting materials.
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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.