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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Olivia White
  • Course Code W24DNEJ01A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course will provide an introduction to the movement styles and culture of Bellydance, as well as variations and elements to further develop these. The class will be fun, friendly and informal, allowing opportunities to engage in a different type of dance and fitness whilst emphasising social development. You will be able to learn a variety of new skills and experience the joys of Bellydance through different sequences and combinations, building up to a short choreography. The course is open to all, including those with little or no experience. The tutor will give different options for everyone to feel supported and challenged. Bellydance can help with muscular control, mobility, increased suppleness and so much more, all whilst providing a wonderful boost to your self esteem. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e. progression to an advanced-level course.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Show proficiency in the warm-up exercises designed to promote the specific physical strength and muscle development required to execute this dance safely and efficiently
  • Perform basic movements quarter time and/or half time with specific footwork patterns and timing
  • Perform short combinations with tutor with or without finger cymbals
  • Coordinate arm and hand movements to complement dancing

Class format and activities

Mode of delivery: In-centre. In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor. The tutor will also set assessment activities involving student exchange of ideas and student self-assessment for all students. The tutor may provide video footage of all set-sequences.

Entry requirements

Please note, it may not be suited to women in the first months of pregnancy. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, have any serious health concerns or a history of injury and inform your tutor of any physical activity you have been advised to avoid

What you need to know before you enrol

For beginners and those with some previous experience in Bellydance. This course will help you to generate new / build on previous knowledge. Excellent attendance and punctuality will be required from all students.

What you need

Please speak to your tutor regarding specialist wear recommended.Basic attire: comfortable clothing that is easy to move in.

What you can do next

The Morley College dance department provides an exciting and diverse range of term-time and short course dance study provision. Please speak to your tutor, pick up a prospectus, look at our website or call the dance department for more information.