At the moment, the weekly classes are not currently running. Please check back for updates as to when classes will restart. In the meantime, Victoria is available for one to one and small group private tuition at evenings and weekends. Lessons can take place in the comfort of your own home or in a hired studio at additional cost.
Belly Dance Classes
Want to learn how to belly dance like a professional? Or just looking for a fun way to keep fit that will keep you motivated? Curious about Arabic music and culture? Join Victoria's weekly drop in beginners belly dance classes in north west London on Tuesday evenings.
When? Every Tuesday evening from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm from Tuesday 4 September 2018.
Where? Perle de Beauté Salon, 299 High Road, Willesden, NW10 2JY. Nearest tube station is Dollis Hill on the Jubilee line (Chapter Road exit). Multiple nearby bus routes - 6, 52, 98, 226, 260, 266, 297, 302 and 460.
How much? £10 per class, or 5 classes for £45 if paid for and booked in advance.
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How do your belly dance classes work?
Classes run on an ongoing drop-in basis with topics rotated every few weeks. This means that its fine if you miss one or two classes because topics will be repeated every few weeks. This also helps to reinforce the technique in your muscle memory as it will constantly be repeated and refined. In order to keep the classes fresh and exciting, you will encounter familiar moves in new contexts with variations and new combinations being taught.
Do I need to have done belly dancing or any kind of dance before?
The classes are aimed mainly at complete beginners with little or no prior belly dance experience. More experienced dancers will also benefit from revising the basics.
What should I wear to class?
Please wear comfortable clothing similar to what you would wear for a yoga or pilates class. A t-shirt or vest paired with leggings is fine. You can dance bare foot or in soft-soled shoes such as ballet slippers. You can borrow a hip scarf or coin belt to wear in class or bring your own scarf to tie around your hips.
What will I learn in your belly dance classes?
In the weekly drop-in classes you will learn to execute the basic movements of Egyptian style belly dance, developing isolation and muscle control. After attending my classes for a few weeks you can expect to have been introduced to the following fundamental movements of Egyptian style belly dance:
- correct and safe posture for Egyptian belly dance;
- hip and chest circles;
- figure 8s;
- hip drops, chest drops and other percussive movements;
- whole body undulations;
- basic travelling steps;
- complementary hand and arm movements to frame and accentuate the movements.
We will drill these movements to authentic Egyptian music to refine our technique and practise short combinations and choreographies to improve our musicality.
Invite Victoria to teach belly dance in your area!
Victoria is available for one-off workshops in various belly dance topics. These can be choreography or technique-based as desired and are suitable for beginners through to intermediate levels.
Examples of current topics on offer include:
- choreography and musical interpretation to a classic Egyptian song;
- Saidi stick 101 - upper Egyptian dance and music for complete beginners.
Watch the video for an example of one of Victoria's choreographies that can be taught in a workshop.
Get in touch via the contact button at the bottom of the page for further information on dates, timings and cost.
Private and one-off belly dance classes
If you can't make it to Victoria's regular belly dance class on Tuesdays, the studio at Perle de Beauté is available for hire for private and small group tuition. Discounts are available for lessons booked as a block. Please contact Victoria to discuss availability.
Victoria is also available to hire for the following services:
- taster belly dance workshops for hen parties, schools, colleges, residential care homes and corporate events;
- workshops for more experienced dancers;
- lectures, talks and demonstrations.
Questions About Victoria's Belly Dance Classes?
Contact Victoria now to register for class or ask a question.