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. There is also a lunchtime online class for those who can't get out to in-person classes.

Do you have questions? Check our FAQs, send us an email or give Sam a call (or text) on 0403020796.
ALL CLASSES HAVE MINIMUM & MAXIMUM NUMBERS, PLEASE REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

Term 3 dance classes for beginners begin on 18 July 2022. Child, Youth, and Intermediate Classes and Short Courses begin on 22 August 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 3 are available until 14/07/22 (beginners), or 11/08/22 (short term classes and courses). 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 3 Classes in 2022

KIDS CLASSES

Our open level kids (ages 4-10) 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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NEW STUDENTS WELCOME!
SHORT TERM BEGINS 22 AUGUST

CREATIVE & CULTURAL DANCE

Thursdays
4:30-5:10PM

$55 ($50 EB)/ Short Term (5 weeks) from 22/08

This term we will explore creative and core movements through games, improvisation and percussion.

Classes make space for personal expression as we learn to appreciate and celebrate our own, and others, artistry and abilities. We work both individually and in small groups to develop musicality, gross and fine motor skills, cultural knowledge, and an environment that is welcoming to all.

In Term 4 2022 and Term 2 2023 we will be learning choreographies for performance at our annual showcase. Performance is always optional, and students are welcome to participate fully in classes whether they are performing or not.

Find out more about Kids Classes in our FAQ.

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CLASS SIZE: This class is restricted to a maximum of 8 students.

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

LEVEL: Open
VENUE: Nellie Hall, Melba

** Please note that Term 4 2022 is a regular 9-week term, and this class will be charged at $110 ($100 Earlybird Discount, $95 Family Discount).
YOUTH CLASSES

Youth classes (ages 11-16) 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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NEW STUDENTS WELCOME
SHORT TERM BEGINS 22 AUGUST


TECHNIQUE - INTRODUCTION TO BELLYDANCE

Thursdays
5:20-6:20PM

$95 ($90 EB)/Short Term (5 Weeks) from 22/08**

In this short term you will be focussing on core and fundamental movements of bellydance through fun drills, combinations and props. Make great friends and become part of a community that welcomes everyone.

In Term 4 2022 and Term 2 2023 you will be learning choreographies for performance at our Annual Showcase. Performance is always optional - there is no pressure to get on stage. Students can participate fully in classes whether they are performing or not.

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CLASS SIZE: This class is restricted to a maximum of 8 students.

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

LEVEL: Open
VENUE: Nellie Hall, Melba

** Please note that Term 4 2022 is a regular 9-week term, and this class will be charged at $165 ($155 Earlybird Discount, $150 Family Discount).
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 (fortnightly)
Sundays (single sessions only)


From $30/session

Open Level
Tailored to suit your needs.

Home Studio, Macgregor.
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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CLASS FULL!! WAITING LIST ONLY!!

INTRODUCTION TO BELLYDANCE

Wednesdays
6:30-7:40PM


$165 ($155 EB)/Term**

In this class you will learn core and foundational movements, posture and combinations and finger cymbals!

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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

** Please note a fee increase will apply from Term 4 2022. Classes will be charged at $170/ 9 week term ($160 Earlybird Discount, $155 Family Discount).
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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NOT RUNNING IN TERM 3
Day Trippers will be back in Term 4!

DAY TRIPPERS (ONLINE)

Tuesdays
12:30-1:30PM


$160 ($150 EB)/Term

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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INTERMEDIATE CLASSES CLOSED IN TERM 3 FOR SHOWCASE REHEARSALS

Check out the Spring Short Courses running from 22 August to 22 September.
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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INTERMEDIATE CLASSES CLOSED IN TERM 3 FOR SHOWCASE REHEARSALS

Check out the Spring Short Courses running from 22 August to 22 September.
 

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.
  • 9 Class Pass: $180 Valid over 2 consecutive terms.

FAMILY REGISTRATION
  • TO END TERM 3 2022: When two or more students from one family are enrolled in classes, their registration is automatically set at Early Bird prices, but is payable by week 2 of term.

MULTIPLE CLASS REGISTRATION (TO END TERM 3 2022)

  • 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 discounted fee of $50 for the term. Please indicate when registering if you would like a "free space" or a "secured space".

* Early bird fees are valid only when paid IN FULL before the cut off date indicated on your invoice.
FEE INCREASE IN TERM 4 2022

While we have managed to keep fees the same price for several years, unfortunately to keep up with the costs of running classes, a slight increase has become necessary. Class fees will increase as follows from Term 4, 2022.

Please remember that payment plans and partial scholarships are available for those who need them. Please indicate on your registration if this applies to you.
1 CLASS PER WEEK
(70 MIN CLASS)
1 Student in 1 class/ week per 9 week term.

Term: $170
Earlybird: $160
Family*: $155
2 CLASSES/WEEK
(70 MIN CLASS)
1 Student in 2 classes/ week per 9 week term.

Term: $275
Earlybird: $265
Family*: $260
3 CLASSES/WEEK
(70 MIN CLASS)
1 Student in 3 classes/ week per 9 week term

Term: $380
Earlybird: $370
Family*: $365
4+ CLASSES/WEEK
(70 MIN CLASS)
1 Student in 4+ classes/ week per 9 week term.

Term: $485
Earlybird: $475
Family*: $470
RAKS NURA
(40 MIN CLASS)

Term: $110
Earlybird: $100
Family*: $95
RAKS BANAT
60 MIN CLASS

Term: $165
Earlybird: $155
Family*: $150
ONLINE CLASS
(60 MIN CLASS)

Term: $160
Earlybird: $150
Family*: $145
*Family discounts are for students in one family residing at the same address and where one person/parent is responsible for the payment of fees for all members of the family. Eg: Parent and child(ren), or siblings where parents of children are paying fees.

Online Classes can be included in multiple class discounts.

Early bird fees are valid only when paid IN FULL before the cut off date indicated on your invoice.
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.