Beginner / Level 1 Prep Course
- . **For complete beginners as well improver level students**
- *Next Beginner Course starts 4 September @ SWC, 14 September @ Morley College
- Mondays 7:10-8:40pm @ SWC / Thursdays 6-7:30pm @ Morley College
- Classes at SWC cost £110/ 1o week course with advance payment. £120 on the night
- click HERE to buy classes online
- See Morley College website for their term dates and prices
Come join us for a special 10 week course exploring the foundation of bellydance movement and theory from the Salimpour School of Dance!
This special course only runs twice a year and is geared for students with no bellydance experience as well as those wishing to review their basic Salimpour technique and theory.
Learn posture, music theory, glute isolations, rib isolations, abdominal isolations, squares, circles, twists, figure 8's and more! The Salimpour Format teaches bellydance movement from the inside out, developing strong bodies and fluid dancers. Learn where your movement comes from and how to deepen and extend it. This is your foundational technique for all styles of bellydance be it Cabaret, Folk, Tribal, Vintage, Modern, etc.
This class prepares students for the Suhaila Level 1 class.
We work and progress as a group which is why it is important to take the full course and drop-in classes are not allowed.
Students are encouraged to register in advance to avoid disappointment but are welcome to come and try out the first class at SWC on a trial basis if the class is not full. Upon completion of the class, students must either pay for the full course or £12 for just the one trial class.
The Improver course is for students with a basic knowledge of belly dance technique i.e. those who have completed a Beginner Course at SWC or Morley College. Working with muscular undulations and 3/4 timing, we incorporate an in-depth focus on Suhaila Salimpour travelling footwork in addition to upper-body movement. This course begins the study of Jamila Salimpour finger cymbal technique and patterns. Stylisation is mainly Egyptian and American cabaret but can also lean toward tribal fusion and theatrical bellydance.