(Vintage Bellydance Pinup Postcard by Earl Moran)
Firstly I would like to how excited I am to get back into dancing with you all! New term kicks off on Saturday (30th January) with a 6 week course at The Aditi Yoga Centre and an 8 week course at The Studio Below. Each class covers all aspects of bellydance with the added benefit of focussing in on either your technique & body conditioning or developing your improvised & choreographed dancing. There are a limited number of spaces left on both and you can drop in to each. See the Learn page for all the details on these.
Heriot-Watt beginners is now underway and is going into week 2 of 8 week course. This class is now full. I can already tell this will be an amazing group! Thoroughly looking forward to getting to know you all and having some serious fun times! Got a brilliant session planned for Tuesday’s class, you’re gonna love it!!
I’m really looking forward to February workshops for the Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace Festival at St. George’s West and lots of you have expressed interest in these. It’s lovely to know I’m delivering sessions that people want and have enthusiasm for!
I’ve received many, many requests lately for midweek classes and these will be up and running in the not to distant future and, as ever, this will be a bellydance class with a difference! I’ll keep you updated! Let me know if you’d like to have some input into this and also if you’d like to join the mailing list for updates.
Some new additions to the site – lets start with the banner – a slinky little black valentines number especially for us slinky ladies! The home page updated and refreshed now with new dance quote, my direct contact details, Twitter follow and Facebook fanpage links, (Facebook fans are currently challenging me to bellydance to a random song choice!) and a selection of my various certificates, award etc. Learn page updated with current classes and space availability. Couple of recent video clips and pics now on gallery page with others to be added shortly. Also got a YouTube channel which will be updated with more videos periodically. One or two other tweaks planned for the website here and there, keep your eyes peeled!
On the News page we got an Opinion Poll function now which I’ll use to post some insights that we’ll find fun, interesting and useful along the way. You can only answer these when you are a registered user and you have to be signed in first. That way we can rely on the results being accurate.
My recent research proposal has been granted the go ahead and I’ll be setting up a focus group in the coming months. Those who’d like to take part in the only known bellydance research of this type, stay tuned! More about this soon.
I’ve enjoyed some very positive feedback recently and some wacky performance hire gigs! Enjoying putting together new concepts and further researching the roots of this wonderful danceform. Starting new Arabic lessons this week and still continuing to score the highest grades in my full time Health, Fitness and Exercise course.
Looking forward to seeing you all very soon for dance, music, health and happiness.