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7 Reasons to Start Majickal Bellydance Classes

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Autumn classes have reminded me of some of the reasons I love belly dancing. One of them is that I'm currently sitting at my computer — free of back and neck pain; something that always seems to return if I stop dancing. I first started at the age of twenty-six, to find some 'me-time,' following the birth of my daughter (pictured above-right, dancing with me). What I found was so much more than a dance class. Over the years, this beautiful, soulful dance-form has moved me, circled me and shaken me through some incredibly creative and healing journeys.  Best of all, I've had the creative freedom to develop my own style: Majickal Bellydance. It allows me to take what I think are the very best aspects of belly dance, and focus on how to tailor the learning to each individual dancer. Everyone is different, and different teachers suit different dancers. The following list outlines some features of Majickal Bellydance. Some are common to most dance classes, and some are uniqu

NEW CLASS! Majickal Bellydance Classes at Healesville Living & Learning Centre

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I'm delighted to announce that Majickal Bellydance classes will be running from the Healesville Living & Learning Centre from term 2, 2021. 7pm Thursdays 8-week term, from term 3, 2021. Dates to be announced. $133 Healesville Living & Learning Centre 1 Badger Creek Road, Healesville, 3777 Bookings: 03 5962 5982 It's great to be back at Healesville again.  See you in class X.

Majickal Bellydance Classes at Chirnside Park, Autumn 2021.

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Majickal Bellydance Classes, Autumn 2021 Book Online Now Ph: 1300 835 235 6:30pm Wednesdays,  28th April - 23rd June 2021  $160.00 for a 9-week term. (note: online booking displays start date as 21st, but we are starting on the 28th.) Whether you are new to belly dance or have attended classes before, Majickal Bellydance can help you become more mindful of your movements, your energies and your ability to improvise to music from a place of individuality and creativity.  You will learn the basic movements of belly dance, as well as the empowerment to discover more for yourself at home. Discover how the circles, shakes and undulations of belly dance are innate movements that can be unlocked, once we believe we can dance.  Majickal Bellydance is spiritual, which means you will leave class feeling like you’ve been in meditation. We work with unseen energies that flow and pulse through the music, and through the dancer. We acknowledge elemental and cosmic energies via ritual, trance and whi

Summer 2021 Majickal Bellydance Classes

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Majickal Bellydance Classes 2021 BOOK ONLINE NOW   6:30pm Wednesdays,  3rd February - 31st March 2021  (9-week term) Majickal Bellydance is back at CIRE Chirnside Community Hub Studio for term four classes. Whether you are new to belly dance or have attended classes before, Majickal Bellydance can help you become more mindful of your movements, your energies and your ability to improvise to music from a place of individuality and creativity.  You will learn the basic movements of belly dance, as well as the empowerment to discover more for yourself at home. Discover how the circles, shakes and undulations of belly dance are innate movements that can be unlocked, once we believe we can dance.  Majickal Bellydance is spiritual, which means you will leave class feeling like you’ve been in meditation. We work with unseen energies that flow and pulse through the music, and through the dancer. We acknowledge elemental and cosmic energies via ritual, trance and whirling styles of dance. Our e

Majickal Belly Dance Classes are back in Studio - November 2020

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I'm pleased to announce that, so far, we're allowed back in studio for Term 4 by November. I'm hard at work visualising our new classes occurring in the warming evenings of spring's end. We will be enjoying daylight savings by then, the studio bright with the setting sun across the field next door. It's such a great place to dance. I absolutely can't wait to get back in there where there's space to twirl a veil and swoosh a skirt.  I'm going to dress up like someone who hasn't been allowed out for ages. I have thrown away my old germy makeup and replaced it with some new colours I need a reason to try out. I need to wear a coin belt! I had to dance without the noisy coin belts while teaching Zoom classes during lockdown. So I'm looking forward to making some noise with a proper hip scarf. We're going to start the term nice and gentle. Our lockdown muscles and joints will be gradually soothed out and moved into fluidity and form. I'll be g

Majickal Bellydance Zoom Classes Are Back – And They've Evolved.

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Majickal Bellydance can help you to: Exercise without leaving the house Strengthen core muscles Mobilise joints Relieve 'lockdown aches and pains' Improve mood Feel sexy Improve coordination and balance Improve brain function Increase mindfulness Balance your chakras Strengthen your energy field Help maintain good immune function ENROL HERE: 6 WEEK ZOOM CLASS PACK Or Phone: 1300 835 235 Last term our new Chirnside Park group suddenly faced the new challenge of adapting to online classes. I presented the classes in the usual style, squinting to see dimly lit, partially visible dancers while demonstrating and discussing dance techniques.  The outcome was average. The music chopped in and out as I spoke and neither were particularly audible. We all had an average time and were relieved when it was announced that by term three we would be allowed back in the studio together breathing the same air and dancing with the joy of reunion. But this wasn't to be as further lockdown res

Belly Dance Classes Are Back Inside A Real Studio

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The restrictions are gradually being lifted and we are slowly filtering back out of isolation. This means dance classes will soon be back. The 'in the flesh' kind that you're used to. Online Zoom classes were great and kept us in the mood, but they're not quite the same as a real face-to-face class. The best thing I bring to belly dance is my connection with each dancer in the room, so I can adapt from moment to moment in a personalised way according to need. So I can't wait to get back to class again and do my thing. So join me for Winter Term Three at Chirnside Community Hub. When:  10 Weekly classes Wednesdays at 6:30pm From 15th July - 23rd September 2020 Note: No class 26th August Where: Chirnside Community Hub 33 Kimberley Drive Chrinside Park Victoria Prerequisites? This is a mixed level class. that means I teach to beginners as well as more advanced students. Beginners learn basic belly dance techniques and posture, while more advanced studen