Belly Dance Classes Norfolk, Top Instructor Comes From Norwich To Teach Sensual Egyptian Dance Moves At Wereham Party Hall
Wereham Party Hall hosts a top Egyptian belly dancing instructor for a class that promises to deliver all the moves.
Experienced Company Dance Egyptian instructor Kay comes from Norwich to bring a little Eastern promise to West Norfolk.
Karen Everitt, Community Engagement and Venues Manager for Wereham Village Hall, said: “While most people have heard of belly dancing, they may not immediately associate the dance In this term, Egyptian dancing can help increase core muscle strength with overall flexibility and suppleness coming from the movements of the hips, spine, hands and arms.
“It’s a low-impact form of exercise because your feet don’t normally leave the ground, so it’s suitable for women of all ages, shapes and sizes – and you don’t need to expose your belly or even any part of your body if you don’t want to, just wear comfortable clothes to dance in. Jingly’hip belts can be borrowed from the instructor if you want.
These classes, which will run for four weeks, are suitable for absolute beginners and those of all fitness levels. You can register for the initiation course which will take place on Thursday May 26 from 11.30 am to 1 pm by contacting [email protected] The price is £15 and booking is essential.
After the introductory session, which is not compulsory, the course will take place between 11.30am and 1pm on 9 and 23 June and 7 and 21 July at a cost of £60.
The captivating melodies and earthy rhythms of Egyptian and Middle Eastern music, graceful and elegant movements and powerful hip movements combine to create a hypnotic dance experience.
The term belly dancing is a translation of the French term “danse du belly” – which in Victorian times was a generation fascinated by all things different.
In Arabic, the dance is known as Raqs Sharqi (Oriental Dance) or Raqs Baladi (Country Dance) – the social dance in the Middle East is “baladi” (the country dance) and often passed down from mother to daughter.
However, this traditional form of dance has also been elevated to a highly technical art by top professional performers around the world.