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What can I expect from a bellydance lesson?

Our bellydance lessons are fun and energetic, with a very friendly and positive atmosphere. You will learn all our lovely bellydance moves, these will be practiced in drills then put together in a dance choreography. We will work to increase your heart rate and fitness level, you’ll also improve co-ordination, muscle tone, flexibility and posture.

 

What clothes/shoes should I wear?

Wear comfortable gym type clothing that’s easy to move & stretch in. Dance pants, leggings or gym pants with a singlet or t-shirt – bare bellies are optional.

Bare feet, socks, jiffies or jazz shoes are fine. For your hips, bring a scarf or coin belt if you have one. Coin belts are available for sale at class. Bring along a bottle of water and your smile too.

 

How long are the classes?

My classes run for 1 hour, this includes a warm up, learning technique, dance drills, choreography and a cool down. The terms generally run for 8 weeks depending on public holidays.

 

Can I do the first class for free?

Due to Corona Virus restrictions we currently are unable to offer any Free classes.

In the future we hope to  run free taster classes throughout the year again.

Or bring a friend for free at other times.

If you would like to try a class at other times you can pay the trial class as casual rate of $18 & this will be deducted from your term fees.

 

How can I enroll on the classes?

Please contact us via text or email for class details. We will send you an enrolment form, save a spot for you and organise payment. Please contact Deb or Terasa.

Deb Ph 0413 588 723 or email deb@shimmibellydance.com.au

Terasa Ph 0421 557 042 or email terasa@shimmibellydance.com.au

 

How can I pay?

By cash or direct deposit (sorry not eftpos facilities)

 

Can I do casual classes?

We recommend all students enrol for a full term, as our lessons are structured towards learning a choreography.

 

What if I work shifts?

Our students may have the option of making up missed classes on another night or discuss with your teacher the option of casual lessons, dependant on covid restrictions.

 

What is the average age of attendees?

Our students tend to range quite widely between late teens to those in their  60’s, with the vast majority falling between 20’s to 50’s. If you fall anywhere outside this box do not fret, if you prefer we offer private classes to any age, kids as well.

 

Do I have to be fit to join and what if I have never danced before?

Ladies of all ages, fitness levels, shapes and sizes join our dance lessons. We encourage all students to work at their own pace. We revise all the movements and drills regularly and offer variations in our teaching methods also.

 

How many people attend the classes?

Our classes do vary in size, generally speaking our classes range from 4 up to 20, depending on the season.

 

What happens if I miss one class? Can I catch up another day?

Yes we strongly recommend making up a missed class by attending one of our other classes if class numbers permit .

 

Do I have a chance to perform?

Yes, we run Social nights throughout the year where are students have the opportunity to perform. Most ladies find this a wonderful experience, it can be nerve wracking but once the performance is over you will be on a dancing hight and feel invigorated. There is never any pressure to perform.

 

Social Nights

Our Social Nights are loads for fun, with plenty of variety. Ranging from dinner at a nice restaurant, dinner and performing at a restaurant or joining a Community Night with a mixture of singers and drummers with lots of audience participation. There’s always lots of  excitement and the thrill of being part of an artistic group.

 

Classes in Baulkham Hills

Go to the Timetable page for more information. Our classes are nearby to:

Acacia Gardens, Baulkham Hills, Bella Vista, Blacktown, Beaumont Hills, Castle Hill, Glenhaven, Glenwood, Kings Langley, Kings Park, Lalor Park, Northmead, North Rocks, The Ponds, Winston Hills, Parramatta, Parklea, Quakers Hill, Rouse Hill, Stanhope Gardens, Seven Hills, Norwest & Toongabbie

 

Refunds

We do not offer refunds for dance lessons or bookings. In accordance with Fair Trading, we do not offer refunds for change of mind. We may offer a credit be given toward future sessions (from the date you notify us) if you are unable to attend due to special circumstances (eg. Medical with Doctor’s certificate)