Egyptian Belly Dancing with Ellen

Egyptian Belly Dancing with Ellen

Posted by Caroline
on 01/12/2017
15/04/2018 @ 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Yoga for Harmony
143 Arthur Rd
Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1RU
£10 drop-in or block booking available
Ellen O’Farrell
07736 101 610

Drop-in £10 or block booking available:

Suitable for all, beginners welcome:

Snowflake 2014 - 160 modifiedBellydancing is considered to be the oldest known dance and may well have been danced in a very similar form in the early days of Ancient Egypt. It was traditionally danced by women for other women as part of family celebrations, fertility rites or marriage ceremonies.

Despite the name, it’s not just about the belly but there is much less emphasis on moving the legs than in most familiar dance forms. Bellydancing was traditionally danced by everybody rather than by professional dancers performing for an audience and is suitable for all ages, shapes and sizes.

It doesn’t require that you be young or athletic to dance it well, but it will demand some types of movement and coordination that may be completely new to you (think of shimmies or belly rolls!). It is low impact exercise, really good for lower back, bellies and core muscles and is a huge amount of fun to learn. It is a very joyful dance, a celebration of womanhood and a beautiful way of rediscovering the strength and beauty of our feminine energy.

12339524_10153418831799482_4503762745513605761_oThe class is running as a drop in class and is suitable for absolute beginners or improvers wanting to refresh the basics. It will teach some basic technique, ideas about musical interpretation and enough time to practice what you’ve learned or just lose yourself in the dance.

We dance either in bare feet or ballet or jazz shoes that haven’t been worn outside. Hip belts will be provided as they help you find the correct hip movements. Please wear something comfortable you can move in and you don’t have to show your belly in class unless you want to!

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