Courses and Classes in Liverpool and Wirral
Classes start in Liverpool 1 Bluecoat on September 6th, 2022 at 6.30-7.30 pm 4 weeks £40
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details of other forthcoming classes and workshops else where.
Learn to dance with an experienced professional dancer and qualified teacher. Tone up, get fit, make friends, enhance confidence and experience beautiful and creative movement. All ages, cultures, body types, and sexualities are welcome.
Release your inner goddess in a safe supportive space.
Learn the dance and connect with others.
Cabaret, Folkloric, Oriental, Bollywood, Fusions, Healing dance, improvisation, Yoga, Choreography, performance. Call 07944564302 if you have any questions.Full payment before class is required for participation or BACs payment
Belly Dance Technique / Props / Cabaret / Folkloric / Fusion / Well-being Liverpool Bluecoat and Wallasey, Tuesday/Wednesday
Classes by Ishtar / MSc/ BA Hons/ City and Guilds teaching cert / IIHHt Holistic therapies / Insured /DBS checked.
Ishtar, Wirral's Goddess - Wirral Globe. Ishtar is spectacular we are completely mesmerized and inspired by her incredible belly dance routine - Kindred Spirit
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Dance at The school of Ishtar -Longest established and most popular Belly Dance School in Merseyside! (as seen on TV).
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Private Lessons-Total beginners to advanced. Technique, wellbeing, custom choreography.
" These sessions are great fun. There is a lovely atmosphere and I always leave feeling really re-energized, like I can take on the world!b I am naturally quite a shy person and had worried beforehand about feeling self-conscious but these fears quickly went at my taster session. No special clothes are needed just something that you feel comfortable in, although I'd recommend trousers (leggings or jogging/yoga bottoms). It's great for toning up & a natural confidence booster. Don't feel worried if you are going alone as I do and most of the other ladies seem to be. Also, there is a mix of ages, shapes & sizes so please don't let body image put you off. I really enjoy the well-earned 'me time' hour although my son doesn't appreciate me practising in the kitchen!! " http://www.netmums.com/merseyside/local/view/classes-for-you/dance/belly-dance-lesson.
Styles taught include cabaret and folkloric forms from Egypt, Turkey, and the Gulf. Bollywood dance is also explored. Props taught include; Sword, veil, stick and zill’s (finger cymbals), and choreography. Chances to dance with snakes for those who want to!
Classes are for beginners to advanced dance practitioners. The courses and lessons are suitable for women and girls aged from 10 upwards. All body types and nationalities are welcome.
Classes often involve yoga and other movement/energy systems. Mixed with belly dance, this unique synergy can bring improvements in weight loss, beauty, posture, stamina, flexibility, and confidence.
Ishtar's classes have a policy of diversity, inclusion, and acceptance of difference. Bitchiness, exclusion, and discrimination are forbidden in Ishtar's classes.
Ishtar practices an ethical approach to teaching dance that condemns spreading malicious gossip about other teachers/dancers. Very competitive behaviour is rejected, so please don't come if this does not sound like your type of environment. Established students share these core beliefs.
In belly dance classes you can be part of a community that studies show improves health and well-being. It is general knowledge that physical movement is essential to health and happiness. Body acceptance is fostered by Belly dance, unlike other dance forms which can create negative body perceptions in those over a size 8. Slim girls, big girls, and everyone in between can all look great belly dancing!
Opportunities for performance (for those who wish).
These classes provide a great opportunity to socialise and engage with supportive women of all ages, body types and nationalities. (Trans-women, as well as gay men and women, are very welcome).
Frequently Asked Questions
To chat about belly dance classes please call 0794456430
What to wear? It really is up to you, dress as up or down as much you want! However, it is best to wear loose and comfortable clothes leggings, dance pants any top, and a scarf around the hips if possible. Look at class pictures These pics show people in-class training and performing at student shows in cabaret, Bollywood, and folkloric costumes.
How do I book a class?. Simply send a £5 payment through pay pal or send a cheque to secure your taster session. Bring your PayPal receipt to class. You can also pay the full amount on the booking page above. For other ways to pay please email email@example.com
Am I too old/fat/thin/small/tall to belly dance? NO! Belly dancers are all shapes and sizes. Belly Dance is for women of all ages, nationalities and sexualities.
Children's classes -I have taught in many schools nationally teaching Bellydance for children aged 4 upwards.
If it's not for me do I have to pay for the whole course? Of course not, that is why we have a £5 taster option.
Can I pay weekly? £10 per session, but I prepare people to come to courses so we can progress and learn routines.Do you hold private lessons? Yes! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Will it help me lose weight? Like all aerobic exercise, it can help you burn around 500 calories an hour. My classes are designed to have aerobic benefits. However, you will need to do it a few times a week at home.
Will it help me tone up? Yes! If you keep at it! My classes also include stretching, stamina, and conditioning exercises.
How long will it take me to learn? How long is a piece of string? It depends on how often you come to class, and how often you practice. If you use the Arabesque Video between classes this will greatly enhance your learning - I have seen people performing after only six months and looking lovely.
Do I have to show my belly? Only if you want to, it's fine to keep your belly covered.
What will a typical course consist of? It will be a selection from the aspects mentioned in class details. I do hold workshops and small group sessions to develop various strands of Bellydance. Classes will give an introduction but may focus on one element per course. Each lesson will have a large element of stretching and conditioning moves as well as technique.
I have a health/mobility problem can I do belly dance? Please ask a health professional if you have any health concerns. Belly Dance can help alleviate a wide variety of mental and physical health problems. The class has floor work exorcizes so may not be suitable for those who cannot get onto the floor.
Is it you who teaches all the classes? Definitely most of them. If I can't then it will be someone fab who takes the class.
Ishtar I really want to perform any chance of you helping me do this? Of course! I organise shows for this reason. However, I don't have performance platforms for dancers who are not part of the Ishtar school. To be involved You will have to commit yourself to rehearsals.
Ishtar I really don't want to perform, will I be pressured to do this?Of course not, not everyone wants to perform.
Can men join? Men are welcome at shows and certain workshops. TS girls or one who defines themselves as a woman are welcome.
I want to come to a belly dance class but I feel shy and insecure. Please don’t worry lots of people feel this way. Belly dance makes people feel much more confident. My classes are filled with nice, friendly women who will make you welcome.
Ishtar what experience of belly dance have you got? Do you have any teaching or other qualifications? Please see my biog here!
Private and Skype Lessons
Take place in Ishtar's mirrored dance studio.
£10 deposit required lesson to pay ONLY after you contact Ishtar, to negotiate a mutually convenient time for your lesson.
Email: email@example.com M: 07944 564 302
Complete beginners to advanced. From one to three people.
Learn basic to advanced belly dance.
Focus on technique, creative application, and performance skills.
Develop your own unique choreography.-A choreography designed to bring out the best in you
Props -Sword, Stick, Veil, Zills, candelabra, veil fans
Yoga for dancers
Belly dance for fitness, confidence, body shaping
Spiritual belly dance. Goddess archetypes
Healing Zaar Trance
Ishtar may consider using your venue to teach lessons but travel expenses/time will be added.