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Free Spirit Classes

Free Spirit supports local teachers who provide fun, accessible classes in a variety of community facilities around Perth. Free Spirit is proud to partner with these talented dance educators and support them with subsidised venue hire to keep class costs down and provide performance opportunities for their dancers.

Rose

We are thrilled and fortunate to have Rose teaching a term of classes for Free Spirit at the Community Centre

in Beeliar. Come and learn from one of Australia's sparkling diamonds!

Intermediate to Advanced Classes with Rose - SATURDAYS 10.30am - 11.30am

at Beeliar Community Centre. 33 Lakefront Ave, Beeliar WA.

This class is aimed at intermediate to advanced students and will incorporate technique, musicality as well as

choreography. This term's topic is Arabic rhythms and their application to different types of music, styles

and melodies.

This 8-week course runs from July 22nd - 23rd Sept EXCEPT for Aug 12th and Sept 16th.

Class Fees : 8 week block for $160 ($20/class) or $25 casual classes - to be paid cash on the day.

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Contact at roseott@ozemail.com.au or on Facebook.

Princess Fee

If you love raqs sharqi, danse orientale, getting your spooky on or just boogieing on down to arabic music

in a hip belt, you're in the right place! Princess Fee is very eclectic in her bellydance loves, and dances

everything from hot pink cabaret, to sassy shaabi, to tribal and tribal fusion, all the way through the glorious

spectrum of dance to gothic bellydance. Princess Fee runs her classes at 111 Wellness Space in Medina,

and all her classes are available on Zoom for regional, remote and interstate dancers.

Zyama Foundations - MONDAYS 5-6pm ONLINE only - streamed live over Zoom.

A foundation course in Zyama - Princess Fee's signature style. This is an improvised dance format based on

a cue-and-response where you learn a vocabulary of movements - a Goddess Series - inspired by one of the

many deities, drawn from several pantheons. This is a beautiful, flowing and intentional style, a moving

meditation, that feels wonderful to dance. This class is an introduction and drill class. Zyama assumes a

basic level of knowledge of bellydance technique, so at least 12 months' experience of oriental dance

technique is recommended.

 

Sayyida Troupe Class - WEDNESDAYS 6.15 - 7.15pm 

at 111 Wellness Space, Medina - 111 Medina Ave, Medina AND ZOOM.

This is a fun choreography class based on Egyptian and Turkish bellydance styles. We explore different styles, props, rhythms and fashions throughout the bellydance world. We learn a choreography each term for performance and this class is suitable for intermediate students with some bellydance experience who wish to push themselves and polish their technique and troupe work.

 

BellySlink Troupe Class - WEDNESDAYS 7.30 - 8.30pm

at 111 Wellness Space, Medina - 111 Medina Ave, Medina AND ZOOM.

A more challenging Zyama class for beyond-beginners. This is an improvised gothic-fusion dance style and is slower, slinkier and more muscular, so it's great for toning and strengthening your core. Slow things down and get slinky with it!

 

Princess Fee class fees are $15 per casual class or $120 for a ten-week term. 

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Contact at PrincessFeeBellydance@gmail.com, 0415 881 370, website or Facebook page!

Andriya

Bellydance Classes in Traditional and Fusion Middle Eastern Dance Styles, offered in Perth’s northern suburbs.

Having dipped her toes into most available forms of bellydance at various times, Andriya has found herself

strongly drawn to Egyptian dance in its many styles and flavours. She also revels in theatrical styles and

working with props – sword, cane, veil, zils, riq, shamadan, wings, voi… there aren’t many that she hasn’t

had a play with or collected over the years. Andriya offers classes at two levels.

 

Ignite: Wednesday evenings, 6:00 – 7.15pm at Studio 44 in Wangara (44 Rigali Way)

This class is aimed at advanced beginners to intermediate level students, or for those who just want a fun

and social way to get some exercise. Expect to dabble in props, define your movements, delve into various

rhythms and styles, and generally have a good time!

 

Raqs Shula: Tuesday evenings, 7:45 – 9pm at Studio 44 in Wangara (44 Rigali Way)

This class is aimed at high-level intermediate and advanced students, and those looking to develop their performance skills with a group focus. Props are frequently used, adding an extra element of complexity and coordination.

The classes are choreography-focused, so it’s best for students to join at the beginning of a term, but if you’re up for the challenge feel free to join at any time. Dance terms roughly follow WA school terms, although there may be some flexibility with dates to match the progression within each class.

 

Classes are held at Studio 44 in Wangara (44 Rigali Way): $25 for a casual class, or discounts if purchasing a 5-class pass ($110) or 10-class pass ($190) - more details and enrolment form at the website (andriya.dance) or FB page (facebook.com/Andriya.Dance)

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Contact Andriya on andriya@jabawok.net or see her website and her Facebook page.

Alura

Alura was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia and started bellydancing with Belyssa Academy Of Dance

Orientale in 2010 after finding an ad in the local newspaper when searching for something new in her life.

To name a few, she has studied Persian and improvisation with Michelle Ridsdale; Egyptian cabaret and Khaleegy

with Princess Fee Bellydance; Oriental and Khaleegy with the Daughters of Horus; Samba with Yamina Hofer;

oriental with Carolyn Verhoef and tribal with Sandy Burrow.

With these organisations she has enjoyed dancing continuously in WAMED, Ariel the story of a wilful mermaid,

the Zahgareet Hafla 2019 and local community events. She has recently commenced studying improvisation and

professional performance techniques. Her solo debut improvising to American Chicano music at the Zahgareet

Hafla produced by Adrianna Gordon received amazing feedback.

Alura continues her study internationally by participating in programs such as Awaken the Dancer Within (Bali),

World Tribal Fusion (Bali) and Egypt Revisited (Egypt) and; organising the annual Mahtowa’s Hafla. 

Thinking about trying Bellydance but don’t want the pressure of performing and buying costumes?

Try Alura’s Bellydance Fit classes Saturday mornings! Alura’s Belly Dance Fitness classes are designed for the everyday busy woman wanting to invest some time for herself. Alura will teach you technique and self-care while enjoying being fit. Students can choose how hard they want to work during class. Classes are suitable for beginners wanting a fun workout regime; a time out for self-care and friendly atmosphere to explore femininity. Start your Belly Dance Fitness class now!

 

Bellydance Fitness with Alura - SATURDAYS 9-10am @ 2/15 Port Kembla Drive, Bibra Lake

This class is a fun way to claim your 30 minutes of daily exercise, aimed at the busy woman wanting time for herself once a week. Focussing on enjoying the movement, beginners of all ages are welcome. Class starts with a hearty warm-up, drills to learn the moves and then the fun part…putting it all together.

Students can join this class at any time but are encouraged to start first week of term. Follow Alura's Event Page on Facebook for the date of next term. Wear comfortable clothing you can move freely in like leggings and a cotton top. Coin belts, fringe belts and hip scarves are encouraged and are available for loan in the class. This class will not perform and students are not required to acquire costumes.

Classes are $15 casually or $100 for a 10-week term.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Soul

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Contact Alura on 0408 617 633 or at alurasbellydance@outlook.com or Alura's Bellydance Facebook page

Noelene

I was drawn to try a belly dance class while living in Kalgoorlie in 2000. The exotic music and gorgeous

feminine way of moving my body hooked me in instantly. It felt like a natural way to move. I began regular

classes with Shafira, AKA Kathy Kont, and danced with the Jewels of the Desert until 2002 when I moved

back to Rockingham.  Of course, I could not give up this new passion and began taking classes at Sheik

to Sheik with wonderful teachers like Eva Cass, Ayesha, Rose and Alma. 

Fast forward to 2016, WAMED, wanting to try something a little different,  I took a Gypsy Caravan

(now Global Caravan) workshop with Australian Master Teacher Nina Martinez. It has been said before,

but it felt like 'coming home'. This community style of improvisational dance makes it so inclusive to all

women of all ages, experience and fitness levels. There is a sense of sisterhood that is missing in the

every day. In 2019, an opportunity came up for me to teach, so began my teaching journey. I have

completed certificates in CS1 to CS3 and teacher training with Nina Martinez. 

Global Caravan Dance is based on a leader-follower improvisational style of dance with influences

from North Africa, the Middle East and Asian cultural groups. It's earthy, feminine and fun.

Global Caravan Tribal Bellydance: Beginners and Beyond Beginners with Noelene

Mondays 6pm-7pm at McLarty Hall, McLarty Road, Shoalwater.

 

Join Noelene and her troupe on Monday nights at McLarty Hall to learn the cue-and-response format of Global Caravan and join the global tribe.

Wear something comfortable you can move in and bring a water bottle. Classes are $15 casually or 5-class block for $60.  

Reclaim your dancing Goddess with this earthy, feminine dance format.

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Contact Noelene at ashira_73@hotmail.com, on 0400 752 027, or via Facebook.

Phynia

 

Phynia is currently taking a break from teaching, but stay tuned for future

class opportunities.

Phynia is a Middle Eastern Dance Artist based in Fremantle, Western Australia. Her authenticity and warmth

in her interactions with her audience and passion for performing, make her a highly sought after performer

and teacher in Australia. As a teacher of Middle Eastern Dance, Phynia sees each student as a unique

individual, with their own style and aims to help her students develop their own sense of self through

dancing. Her approach to dance is holistic, with focal points in her classes including : self-expression,

playfulness, musicality and origins of music and movement, improvisation, engaging an audience as

well as drilling technique and learning her signature moves and style. Phynia is very personal in her

instruction and approaches teaching with playful humour and openness, creating an inclusive environment

for all students in their diversity.

Phynia is available for performance work, corporate events and weddings, please see the Book A Dancer

page for more information and add some serious sparkle to your next function!

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See Phynia's website or find her on Facebook.

Cat

Cat is currently on maternity leave and taking a break from teaching.  

When I attended my first class of Global Caravan Tribal Bellydance (GCTB) I felt like I had “found” my

dance home. I loved the vibrancy, colour, adornments, diversity in the women dancing, and the large

collection of moves that give you a feeling of being grounded and connected to yourself and others.

GCTB pulls together various passions and interests of mine. Dance and music have been woven through

my life from a young age, and I enjoy travelling and learning about cultural diversity. I love the rhythms,

drumming, and ziling (finger cymbals) in dance, and the ever growing repertoire of moves are influenced

by cultures all over the world. Ultimately though, my favourite aspect of dancing GCTB is the connection

you create with other women. Making eye contact and smiling with a friend, new or old, to share the

special moment in dance is beautiful. It’s empowering. It keeps me coming back for more! It’s exciting that

there are groups of women across Australia and the world dancing GCTB, and that I could jump in and

dance together with them. I am continuously learning and have completed Collective Soul 1 to 3, and Teacher Training 1 with our Master teacher Nina Martinez. Thank you for taking the time to read a little about me and GCTB. Please come join us and start your week with an evening of dance, music, and a wonderful group of women. I’d love to dance with you!

 

Global Caravan Tribal Bellydance: Beginners with Cat 

Please note that Cat is currently on maternity leave and taking a break from teaching. 

A fun class to start your journey in Global Caravan Tribal Bellydance! This is a class that will bring you connection with yourself and other women in our beautiful circle. Cat’s beginners class teaches the beginners collection of the diverse vocabulary of moves that GCTB has on offer, breaking them down and drilling in a fun way to assist getting them into your body. It’s for women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and dance levels, including complete beginners or those with dance experience and would like to learn the GC way. GCTB is a modern dance with a repertoire of moves that are inspired by many cultures including those from the middle east, India, Spain, and Africa, to name a few. We use props, including skirts, baskets, swords, and fans, and enjoy ziling and drumming together. The connection dancers have in GCTB is from a lead and follow format, and the wonderful and fun formations we can create together on the dance floor.  This class will warm you up, stretch you out, and get you smiling as you learn together with a beautiful group of women. It’ll evoke your inner goddess and let her shine through in dance.

Global Caravan Tribal Bellydance: Progressives with Cat 

Please note that Cat is currently on maternity leave and taking a break from teaching. 

Cat’s ‘progressives’ class is for women with experience dancing GCTB and would like to continue developing and refining their skills at a higher level. Please contact Cat for more information regarding this class, and whether it’s the right one for you. 

$15 per casual class and discounts available through purchases of a class pass (*conditions apply, please ask Cat for details). Please bring your own water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. If you have one, a lightweight scarf around your hips and adorn yourself with a flower. 

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Contact Cat at catrowbottam@gmail.com, on 0407 135 647, or via Facebook at The Silver Bloom Circle.

Please note that Cat is currently on maternity leave and taking a break from teaching. 

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