Term 5 Bellydance Classes, 2018

BEGINNERS LEVEL

BELLY DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

Tuesday 13 November - Tuesday 18 December (6-weeks)

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Suitable for absolute beginners. This class will introduce students to the rich repertoire of moves that make belly dance a beautiful and expressive art form. Students will learn fundamental/basic technique and short combinations each week. Classes will also include drills to help build powerful muscle control and lots of stretching to add grace and fluidity to your movements. No dance experience required.

Full-Term: $110 / 3-Class Pass: $58 / First Class Trial: $15

*Pre-payment through Trybooking is required for the Belly Dance Fundamentals course (link below) as it tends to fill up quickly.

CLICK HERE TO ENROL!

 

BEYOND BEGINNERS

Monday 12 November - Monday 17 December (6-weeks) 

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Students are required to have completed the Belly Dance Fundamentals course. This class will focus on strengthening and refining fundamental technique, learning ways to transition between moves as well as matching moves with music by learning an Oriental choreography (continued from term 4). This class is also suited to experienced dancers wanting to refine the basics.

Full-Term: $110 / 3-Class Pass: $58 / First Class Trial: $15

CLICK HERE TO ENROL!

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 

Monday 12 November - Monday 17 December (6-weeks) 

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Students will continue working on a drum solo choreography to perform at the Forever Dance Christmas Showcase (Saturday 22 December). Full-term commitment required.

* This class will not be enrolling new students in Term 5.

Full-Term: $110

CLICK HERE TO ENROL!

 

ADVANCED LEVEL 

Tuesday 13 November - Tuesday 18 December (6-weeks)

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Students will continue working on a new Oriental belly dance choreography to perform at the Forever Dance Christmas Showcase (Saturday 22 December). Full-term commitment required.

* This class will not be enrolling new students in Term 5.

Full-Term: $110

CLICK HERE TO ENROL!

SEPTEMBER WORKSHOP WITH EKATERINI

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The Far East Bellydance Festival
Saturday 22 September
Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey
2.15pm - 4pm

"Don't Sweat The Slow Stuff"
Slow movements in choreography add breath and sensuality that draws the audience into your performance. This workshop will focus on drills, technique, and combinations to add fluidity and elegance to your slow belly dancing. Learn how to execute these movements with poise and seamless transitions. We are going to slow the pace right down, take a breath and move with grace.
Level: All levels

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Term 4 Bellydance Classes, 2018

TERM 4 BELLY DANCE CLASSES WITH EKATERINI

EXCITING NEWS! Bellydance Bohemia has been invited to perform at the Forever Dance Christmas concert which will be held on Saturday 22 December!   The intermediate and advanced classes will start preparing for the performance in Term 4. Students wanting to participate in the show must attend Term 4 and 5 (full-term commitment required).

 

BEGINNERS LEVEL

*Pre-payment through Trybooking is required for the beginner level belly dance classes (links below). Please note the Belly Dance Fundamentals Course tends to fill up quickly.

 

BELLY DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

Tuesday 18 September - Tuesday 23 October (6-weeks)

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Suitable for absolute beginners. This class will introduce students to the rich repertoire of moves that make belly dance a beautiful and expressive art form. Students will learn fundamental/basic technique and short combinations each week. Classes will also include drills to help build powerful muscle control and lots of stretching to add grace and fluidity to your movements. No dance experience required.

Full-Term: $110 / 3-Class Pass: $58 / First Class Trial: $15

CLICK HERE TO ENROL!

 

BEYOND BEGINNERS

Monday 17 September - Monday 22 October (6-weeks) 

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Students are required to have completed the Belly Dance Fundamentals course. This class will focus on strengthing and refining fundamental technique, learning ways to transition between moves as well as matching moves with music in short combinations and an Oriental choreography that will continue into Term 5. This class is also suited to experienced dancers wanting to refine the basics.

Full-Term: $110 / 3-Class Pass: $58 / First Class Trial: $15


CLICK HERE TO ENROL!

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 

Monday 17 September - Monday 22 October (6-weeks) 

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Students will commence working on a new choreography to perform at an end of year event (Saturday 22 December at Forever Dance). Students will also continue to develop their technique with the introduction to more complex and layered movements. Classes will also include lots of stretching, more challenging drills and combinations to add strength and fluidity to your belly dancing.

Full-Term: $110 / 3-Class Pass: $58 / Casual: $20 / First Class Trial: $15

 

ADVANCED LEVEL 

Tuesday 18 September - Tuesday 23 October (6-weeks)

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Students will commence working on a new choreography to perform at an end of year event (Saturday 22 December at Forever Dance). Students will also continue to learn impressive and layered movements, as well as ways to polish and advance technique to a professional level. 

Full-Term: $110 / 3-Class Pass: $58 / Casual: $20 / First Class Trial: $15

CLICK HERE FOR THE ENROLLMENT FORM!

 

Term 3 Bellydance, 2018 - Enrollments Now Open!

BEGINNERS LEVEL

BELLY DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

*Due to the popularity of the beginner level belly dance classes, pre-payment through Trybooking is required (links below).

 

Tuesday 31 July - Tuesday 4 September (6-weeks)

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Suitable for absolute beginners and dancers wanting to refine the basics. This class will introduce students to the rich repertoire of moves that make belly dance a beautiful and expressive art form. Students will learn fundamental/basic technique and short combinations each week. Classes will also include drills to help build poweful muscle control and lots of stretching to add grace and fluidity to your movements.

ENROL NOW! 

 

BEYOND BEGINNERS

Monday 30 July - Monday 3 September (6-weeks) 

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Students are required to have completed the Belly Dance Fundamentals course. This class will focus on strengthing and refining fundamental technique, learning ways to transition between moves as well as matching moves with music in short combinations. Students will also be introduced to some of the most common rhythms used in Middle Eastern belly dance music.

ENROL NOW!

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 

Monday 30 July - Monday 3 September (6-weeks) 

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Students will continue to develop their technique with the introduction to more complex and layered movements. Classes will also include lots of stretching, more challenging drills and combinations to add strength and fluidity to your belly dancing.

 

ADVANCED LEVEL 

Tuesday 31 July - Tuesday 4 September (6-weeks)

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Students will learn impressive and layered movements, as well as ways to polish and advance technique to a professional level. Drills and complex combinations are included each week.  Improvisation will also be included at the end of each class, giving students an opportunity to explore and express their own creative style. Students are expected to practice at home between classes each week.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE ENROLLMENT FORM!

 

Term 1 Bellydance Classes, 2018

BEGINNER LEVEL WITH EKATERINI AND AILISH

Monday 5 February - Monday 26 March (8-weeks)

6.30pm - 7.30pm

TECHNIQUE AND COMBINATIONS

Beginners level belly dance taught by Ekaterini and Ailish. 
Absolute beginners welcome! Classes will focus on correct dance posture, breaking down the fundamental movements of belly dance technique as well as introducing students to simple combinations and drills that will help to build powerful muscle control.

**Due to the popularity of the beginners level bellydance classes, enrollments and pre-payment through Trybooking will be required. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR SPOT!

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL WITH EKATERINI

Monday 5 February - Monday 26 March (8-weeks)

7.30pm - 8.30pm

TECHNIQUE AND COMBINATIONS

Students will continue to develop their technique with the introduction to more complex and layered movements. Classes will also include more challenging drills and combinations.

 

ADVANCED LEVEL WITH EKATERINI

Tuesday 6 February - Tuesday 27 March (8-weeks)

7.30pm - 8.30pm

DRILLS!

This class will kick start the year of belly dancing with lots of drills that will help to strengthen technique. Drills will include shimmies, verticle and horizontal hip isolations/movements to get our hearts pumping. Be prepared to sweat!

Term 5 Bellydance Classes, 2017

STUDIO LOCATION: Forever Dance- 432 Church Street, Richmond (close to the corner of Swan Street)

 

MONDAYS

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BEGINNER LEVEL WITH AILISH

Monday 27 November - Monday 18 December (4-weeks)

6.30pm - 7.30pm

FULLY BOOKED!

Absolute beginners welcome! Students will get a taste of bellydance by learning some of the key bellydance moves and combining them in a fun, short choreography.

**Due to the popularity of the beginners level bellydance classes, enrollments and pre-payment through Trybooking will be required. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR SPOT!

 

 

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL WITH EKATERINI

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Monday 20 November - Monday 11 December (4-weeks)

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Students will continue learning the traditional Raqs al Assaya (Egyptian cane dance) choreography and prepare for the end of year performance.  FULL TERM COMMITMENT ONLY. 

Course Fee (4-weeks/including performance fee): $85

**Dress rehearsal will be held in class on Monday 11 December.

 

TUESDAYS

ADVANCED LEVEL WITH EKATERINI

Tuesday 21 November - Tuesday 12 December (4-weeks)

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Students will continue learning and practicing the Greek Tsifteteli choreography and silk veil dance in preparation for the end of year performance.  FULL TERM COMMITMENT ONLY.

Course Fee (4-weeks/including performance fee): $85

** Dress rehearsal will be held in class on Tuesday 12 December.

Rhythms of Belly Dance Workshop

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SUNDAY 10 SEPTEMBER, 2017

2.00PM - 4.00PM

@ FOREVER DANCE- Level 1/432 Church St, Richmond

Join Ekaterini and percussionist George El-Azar for this fun and energetic workshop that will help you to recognise and interpret some of the most common rhythms in Middle Eastern belly dance music.
The first of a series, this workshop will focus on 4 rhythms (Malfouf, Masmoudi, Saidi and Fallahi). You will learn a short combination for each rhythm that will then be combined to create a mini choreography to the live drumming.

Suitable for Intermediate and Advanced/Professional dancers.
SPOTS ARE LIMITED!

Workshop Fee: $50.00
Rhythm handout notes included.
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Term 4 Bellydance Classes, 2017

Bellydance Classes with Ekaterini

STUDIO LOCATION: Forever Dance- 432 Church Street, Richmond (close to the corner of Swan Street)

 

MONDAYS

BEGINNER LEVEL

Monday 18 September - Monday 6 November (8-weeks)

6.30pm - 7.30pm

FULLY BOOKED! Contact Ekaterini to be added to the waiting list.

Absolute beginner welcome! Classes will focus on correct dance posture, breaking down the fundamental movements of bellydance technique as well as introducing students to drills that will help to build powerful muscle control.

**Due to the popularity of the beginners level bellydance classes, enrollments and pre-payment through Trybooking will be required. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR SPOT!

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Monday 18 September - Monday 6 November (8-weeks)

7.30pm - 8.30pm

FULLY BOOKED! (Contact Ekaterini to be added to the waiting list)

Students will learn a traditional Raqs al Assaya (Egyptian cane dance) choreography and prepare for an end of year performance. Students will be required to bring their own cane to class each week and to purchase a costume to be part of the performance. ** Canes will be available to purchase in class. FULL TERM COMMITMENT ONLY.

 

TUESDAYS

ADVANCED LEVEL

Tuesday 19 September - Tuesday 31 October (7-weeks)

7.30pm - 8.30pm

This class will learn a new Greek Tsifteteli choreography and begin preparing for an end of year performance. Students will also continue practicing the silk veil dance taught in Term 2. Students will be required to purchase a bellydance costume for the performance. FULL TERM COMMITMENT ONLY.

 

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL!

CLICK HERE FOR THE ENROLLMENT FORM

 

COURSE FEE:

Full Term: $145

Full Term Advanced Students: $126

4-Class Pass: $75

First Class Trial: $15

 

Term 3 Bellydance Classes, 2017

Bellydance Classes with Ekaterini

STUDIO LOCATION: Forever Dance- 432 Church Street, Richmond (close to the corner of Swan Street)

CLICK HERE FOR THE ENROLLMENT FORM

 

MONDAYS

BEGINNER LEVEL

Monday 3 July - Monday 21 August (8-weeks)

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Absolute beginner welcome! Classes will focus on correct dance posture, breaking down the fundamental movements of bellydance technique as well as introducing students to drills that will help to build powerful muscle control.

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Monday 3 July - Monday 21 August (8-weeks)

7.30pm - 8.30pm

This class will be learning and fun and impressive drum solo choreography! Students will also continue to develop their technique with the introduction to more complex and layered movements and drills.

 

TUESDAYS

ADVANCED LEVEL

Tuesday 4 July - Tuesday 22 August (8-weeks)

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Classes will focus on more challenging layered movements, as well as polishing and advancing technique to a professional level. Strength building drills, combinations and improvisation is also incorporated into the classes. Students will also continue practicing the silk veil dance taught in Term 2.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL!

 

COURSE FEE:

Full term: $140

4 class card: $75

Casual: $20

First class trial: $15

Term 2 Bellydance Classes, 2017

Bellydance Classes with Ekaterini

STUDIO LOCATION: Forever Dance- 432 Church Street, Richmond (close to the corner of Swan Street)

CLICK HERE FOR THE ENROLLMENT FORM

 

MONDAYS

BEGINNER LEVEL

Monday 24 April - Monday 12 June (8-weeks)

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Absolute beginner welcome! Classes will focus on correct dance posture, breaking down the fundamental movements of bellydance technique as well as introducing students to drills that will help to build powerful muscle control.

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Monday 24 April - Monday 12 June (8-weeks)

7.30pm - 8.30pm

RAQS ASSAYA (Cane Dance)

Students will learn skillful tricks and technique for this fun and earthy traditional folkloric dance with origins in the man’s martial art/dance form called Tahtiyb. Students will also continue to develop their technique with the introduction of more complex and layered movements. Classes will also include more challenging drills and combinations. ** Students are required to bring their own cane to classes. A few spares will be available.

 

TUESDAYS

ADVANCED LEVEL

Tuesday 25 April - Tuesday 13 June (8-weeks)

7.30pm - 8.30pm

SILK VEIL DANCE

Students will learn a graceful and dynamic choreography using a silk veil. Classes will focus on more challenging veil technique, layered movements as well as polishing and advancing technique to a professional level. Strength building drills and combinations are also incorporated into the classes. ** Students are required to bring their own veils to class.

 

COURSE FEE:

Full term: $140

4 class card: $75

Casual: $20

First class trial: $15

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL

Term 1 Bellydance Classes, 2017

Bellydance Classes with Ekaterini

STUDIO LOCATION: Forever Dance- 432 Church Street, Richmond (close to the corner of Swan Street)

CLICK HERE FOR THE ENROLLMENT FORM

 

MONDAYS

BEGINNER LEVEL

Monday 6th February - Monday 3rd April (8-weeks)

** No classes held on Labour Day, Monday 13 March **

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Absolute beginner welcome! Classes will focus on correct dance posture, breaking down the fundamental movements of bellydance technique as well as introducing students to drills that will help to build powerful muscle control.

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Monday 6th February - Monday 3rd April (8-weeks)

** No classes held on Labour Day, Monday 13 March **

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Students will continue to develop their technique with the introduction of more complex and layered movements. Classes will also include more challenging drills and combinations.

 

TUESDAYS

ADVANCED LEVEL

Tuesday 7th February - Tuesday 28th March (8-weeks)

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Classes will focus on more challenging layered movements, as well as polishing and advancing technique to a professional level. Strength building drills and combinations are also incorporated into the classes.

 

COURSE FEE:

Full term: $140

4 class card: $75

Casual: $20

First class trial: $15

Term 5 Bellydance Classes, 2016

BELLYDANCE CLASSES WITH EKATERINI

STUDIO LOCATION: Forever Dance- 432 Church Street, Richmond (close to the corner of Swan Street)

CLICK HERE TO ENROL!

 

**PLEASE NOTE: Term 5 classes will not be accepting new students. All classes will continue learning a new choreography in preparation for Bellydance Bohemia's end of year student showcase, Leyalina, held at the Thornbury Theatre on Sunday 4th December 2016.

 

MONDAYS

BEGINNER LEVEL

Monday 31 October - Monday 28 November (5-weeks)

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Students will continue to learn and practice an oriental bellydance choreography that will be performed at Bellydance Bohemia's end of year student showcase. **Full term commitment is required for all students performing at the concert.

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Monday 31 October - Monday 28 November (5-weeks)

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Students will continue learning and refining a silk veil dance choregraphy to perform at the end of year showcase. Classes will also include drills and combinations. **Full term commitment is required for all students performing at the concert. Students will be required to bring along their own silk veil to classes and use for the performance.

 

TUESDAYS

ADVANCED LEVEL

Tuesday 1 November - Tuesday 29 November (5-weeks)

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Students will continue learning a new saiidi choreography to perform at Bellydance Bohemia's end of year showcase. There will also be time allocated in class to run through and polish up the Turkish drum solo (taught in term 3) which will also be performed at the showcase.** Full term commitment is required for all students performing at the concert. Students will be required to bring along their own saiidi cane to classes.

 

COURSE FEE:

Full term (5-weeks): $88.00

Casual: $20

First class trial: $15

 

ENROLLMENT IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL
(regular students do not need to fill out an enrollment form- simply email Ekaterini to be added to the class list).

Bellydancing in Beirut!

For the past four weeks I have been traveling through some of the most beautiful places in the world. Lebanon, Greece and Italy!

While in Lebanon, I met with one of the world's most influential belly dancers, the one and only Amani. A great inspiration since I began my path in Oriental dance over 10 years ago now!

Apart from soaking in the sun and belly dance scene in Lebanon, I ate lots of AMAZING traditional food, visited the mountain region Faraya, and bought a new costume!

 

 

Springtime Workshop!

Ekaterini will be presenting an oriental belly dance workshop this September as part of Melbourne's OMEDA Spring Festival.

ORIENTAL DREAMING

Learn an elegant and stylish oriental choreography that combines taksim, baladi and shifting dynamics to create a modern yet classic performance piece.

Date: Sunday 18 September 2016

Time: 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Location: Dance Be In It (474 Neerim Road, Murrumbeena)

Registration and more info: [email protected]

Term 4 Bellydance Classes, 2016

BELLYDANCE CLASSES WITH EKATERINI

STUDIO LOCATION: Forever Dance- 432 Church Street, Richmond (close to the corner of Swan Street)

CLICK HERE TO ENROL!

 

**All classes will commence learning a new choreography in preparation for Bellydance Bohemia's end of year student showcase, held at the Thornbury Theatre on Sunday 4th December 2016. Students interested in performing will be required to purchase a bellydance costume for the performance.

 

MONDAYS

BEGINNER LEVEL

Monday 5th September - 24th October (8-weeks)

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Absolute beginner welcome! Classes will focus on learning the fundamental movements of bellydance technique as well as introducing students to drills that will help to build powerful muscle control. This class will also commence learning a fun and easy oriental choreography that will be performed at Bellydance Bohemia's end of year student showcase. **Performing is optional for beginners but recommended as a great way to learn and improve technique.

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Monday 5th September - 24th October (8-weeks)

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Students will continue developing their veil dancing technique and commence learning a new silk veil choreography to perform at the end of year showcase. Classes will also include drills and combinations. **Students will be required to bring along their own silk veil to classes.

 

TUESDAYS

ADVANCED LEVEL

Tuesday 6th September - Tuesday 25th October (8-weeks)

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Classes will focus on saidi (cane dance) technique and students will commence learning a new saidi choreography to perform at the end of year showcase. There will also be time allocated in class to run through and polish up the Turkish drum solo (taught in term 3) which will also be performed at the showcase.**Students will be required to bring along their own saidi cane to classes.

 

COURSE FEE:

Full term: $140

4 class card: $75

Casual: $20

First class trial: $15

 

ENROLLMENT IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL
(regular students do not need to fill out an enrollment form- email Ekaterini to be added to the class list).


 

Term 3 Bellydance Classes, 2016

BELLYDANCE CLASSES WITH EKATERINI

STUDIO LOCATION: Forever Dance- 432 Church Street, Richmond (close to the corner of Swan Street)

CLICK HERE TO ENROL!

 

MONDAYS

BEGINNER LEVEL

Monday 20th June - Monday 8th August (8-weeks)

6.30 - 7.30pm

Absolute beginner welcome! Classes will focus on correct dance posture, breaking down the fundamental movements of bellydance technique as well as introducing students to drills that will help to build powerful muscle control. 

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Monday 20th June - Monday 8th August (8-weeks)

7.30 - 8.30pm

Students will be introduced to beginner-intermediate level veil technique and choreography, and also continue to develop their dancing with the introduction to more complex and layered movements. Classes will also include more challenging drills and combinations. **Students will be required to bring along their own silk veil to classes.

 

TUESDAYS

ADVANCED LEVEL

Tuesday 21st June - Tuesday 9th August (8-weeks)

7.30 - 8.30pm

Students will continue learning and refining the Turkish drum solo, and prepare for a performance (event TBC). Classes will also focus on learning more challenging layered movements, as well as polishing and advancing technique to a professional level.

 

COURSE FEE:

Full term: $140

4 class card: $75

Casual: $20

First class trial: $15

Term 2 Bellydance Classes, 2016

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BELLYDANCE CLASSES WITH EKATERINI

STUDIO LOCATION: Forever Dance- 432 Church Street, Richmond (close to the corner of Swan Street)

CLICK HERE TO ENROL!

 

 

 

 

MONDAYS

BEGINNER LEVEL

Monday 11th April - Monday 30th May (8-weeks)

6.30 - 7.30pm

Absolute beginner welcome! Classes will focus on correct dance posture, breaking down the fundamental movements of bellydance technique as well as introducing students to drills that will help to build powerful muscle control. ** Class will run on Anzac Day, 25th April.

 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Monday 11th April - Monday 30th May (8-weeks)

7.30 - 8.30pm

Students will continue to develop their technique with the introduction of more complex and layered movements. Classes will also include more challenging drills and combinations.** Class will run on Anzac Day, 25th April.

 

TUESDAYS

ADVANCED LEVEL

Tuesday 12th April - Tuesday 31st May (8-weeks)

7.30 - 8.30pm

Classes will focus on more challenging layered movements, as well as polishing and advancing technique to a professional level. Strength building drills and combinations are also incorporated into the classes.

 

COURSE FEE:

Full term: $140

4 class card: $75

Casual: $20

First class trial: $15