This Belly Dance course for Beginners and Improvers in Maidstone will cover correct posture for Egyptian belly dance, core moves, travelling steps, work with a prop ( veil / skirt / or cane ) and we will put some step combinations or a choreography together.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Angela Wooi
Angela Wooi is an artist and illustrator. She graduated from Wimbledon School of Art and UCA with a BA Hons in Fine Art.
An award winning artist, she works in mixed media, using drawing painting and collage and also designs costumes . Her background in theatre design and creative direction gives her a unique edge within her creativity. She is a founder member of the arts cooperative Making Art Work based in Maidstone. Her teaching style is structured but fun, challenging and exciting .
How will I be taught?
The session starts with a safe and effective warm up. Students will then learn moves through tutor demonstration, and practice as a group or with a partner to music. Notes are provided and the lesson will finish with a gentle cool down.
You will be asked to complete a confidential health questionnaire before the course starts.
Your tutor will advise you of your progress in each class.
This course will be delivered online. Students will join the class from home and be able to exchange and in interact with other learners as they would in the classroom (speaking, listening, writing in the chat box). Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques.
What do I need to have with me?
You will need supportive, comfortable clothing that allows ease of movement. Formal trousers, skirts or dress are not suitable for this activity. Circle skirts can be worn. A scarf to tie round your hips is advantageous but not essential. You should wear shoes with a soft sole (ballet pumps are best or dance trainers), alternatively you could dance barefoot. Sandals, boots or any footwear with a high heel are not recommended. You may be advised not to take part if you are not dressed appropriately.
Please bring water and avoid eating one and a half hours prior to exercising.
What can I do next?
Each term is slightly different, we will repeat core posture and moves, but will try new combinations and choreography so you can stay in this class for a number of years and still be learning new skills.
Specialist advice is available from your tutor to help identify the next suitable course for you. Alternatively visit our website at www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to join the course
You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
Everyone is welcome, but you will need basic mobility, Middle Eastern belly dance is a gentle form of exercise.
This is a mixed ability class that is suitable for beginners and people with some experience.
Please take a moment to consider the list below. If you have suffered from any of the conditions listed, please check with a medical practitioner whether it is suitable for you to undertake an exercise programme and bring a referral letter from your doctor to your tutor. If you have not checked, or if it is not suitable, please do not participate in this class.
- Do you ever have pains in your chest?
- Have you had any operations or injuries in the last year?
- Do you often feel faint or have spells of dizziness?
- Are you receiving medication for any condition?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Do you have a bone or joint problem, such as Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Back or knee
If you have a disability and think it may affect your learning in the classroom, or using any of our other services, please speak to us in confidence as soon as possible. We will discuss options with you and do our best to provide the support you would like.
Joining your course
Real time Online
Instructions will be sent to you by your tutor
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code MAI/104721/J/NC.