Belly Dance is for everyone! There are many styles of belly dance and Auri'An teaches a style called Fusion. Basically that means that traditional belly dance steps are taught but are wrapped up with pretty much anything else from line-dancing to ballet!
Auri'An has been teaching belly dance for over 12 years and loves how it brings together people of all ages, shapes and sizes. At the moment, all class members are female, but boys and men are welcome (although none have been brave enough to try it out).
For this class you do not need to have any dance experience. In fact you can have three left feet and not know your left from your right and be just fine in this class! You will, however, learn that belly dance is not the "Hollywood version" - it's not about skimpy costumes and miles of skin! We don't show our belly or dance to titillate the guys! We dress up for performances in costumes than make us feel marvelous but also comfortable.
The music used is from a wide variety of genres from traditional Middle Eastern through to modern. For example in the last term of 2019 we learned a choreography to Dance Monkey and in the first term of 2020 we will be working on a version of the Git Up Song.
There's no need to buy special clothes for class wear - unless you want to of course! Leggings, shorts, t-shirt and bare feet are the basic. If you want to, a hip belt does help and feels good when you are dancing. You can get them on ebay at a variety of prices.
From a fitness perspective, belly dance will not help you run a marathon or scale a mountain! Body shape, age or skill is totally irrelevant in Giggle & Jiggle classes. You will gain improved co-ordination, develop good posture, core-strength, body confidence and improved memory. You will also discover a sisterhood of dancers who come together to support one another in times and need.
You will never be 'required' to perform. Giggle & Jiggle do perform at various markets and fund-raising events, but it is entirely up to you if you join in and dance in public! We are not a professional troupe - just a group of Cardwell folk having fun! And getting to dress up!
CLASS TIMES AND FEES:
Shimmy Kidz - 5.00pm - 5.45pm,Tuesdays at the Anglican Church Community Hall, Cardwell, Qld This class is for young children aged between 6 and 11 years. It's a short class, suited to shorter attention spans! Cost is $10 per class or you can pay in advance for 10 classes ($80.00)
Giggle & Jiggle Belly Dance (Adults, 17+) - 6.00pm Tuesday- Anglican Church Community Hall, Cardwell, Qld This is a just-for-fun class where we don't take ourselves very seriously - lots of giggle and jiggle going on! Cost is just $15.00 per class or pay for 10 weeks in advance (no refunds if you miss a class) $120.00 Giggle & Jiggle Performance Troupe - 7.00pm Tuesday- Anglican Church Community Hall, Cardwell, Qld This is an extra class for adult class members who wish to perform. Not a regular class, just an extra bit of practice so we can look our best when we have a performance coming up!!! Cost is FREE.
Phone (and leave a message) or text: 0466 443 871
Ki'An Healing classes are all based in Cardwell, North Queensland. Auri'An is also happy to come to your home (in the Cardwell area) to hold "party-style" classes. A minimum of 6 people is required. Women or couples only.