- Date – October 27th
- Venue – Pineapple Dance Studios (studio 5)
- Closest tube – Covent Garden / Leicester Square / Holbon
- Time – 2.00 till 3.30pm
If you are new to belly dance, love all things rock and heavy metal & Doom or have some belly dance skills and can’t get enough of those training drills then this is the class for you!
Music for Metal Belly Dance..
Expect to hear all things Heavy Metal, Doom / Stoner and even some Sleaze Glam for fun. From Myrath to Ministry, Gojira to Clutch, AC/DC to Guns n’ Roses.. All students are very welcome to send me your requests which will be added to my metal belly dance class playlist just for you. Nothing is too heavy its your class so drop me your fav’s at firstname.lastname@example.org
What to expect from my Metal Belly Dance class in brief..
Learn the art and passion of metal belly dance from the ground up. Starting at the beginning with rhythm and musicality we will learn the basics of metal belly dance through drill patterns building step by step as your confidence grows with basic foot work and fun layering techniques for those who are ready.
Metal Belly Dance techniques we will study together..
Shimmies great for any guitar solo! – As you develop an understanding of body and rhythm we will learn various shimmy techniques in the hips and shoulders to work up a sweat and find that fast and furious heavy metal tempo!
Undulations & belly rolls for heavy riffs and rhythms – Covering our sexy serpentine movement vocab with undulations and belly rolls. No more sit ups required with this technique for amazing abs! Lets gain fluidity in the body, shaping the abs for that desired wast moving the energy through your body.
Hip & Chest locks – Lets contrast powerful hip and chest locks perfect for that hard hitting metal drum beat and contrasting movement.
Hip & Chest Circles – Adding a smooth elements to your dance repertoire for both fast and slow rhythm and harmonies.
Hip Figure Eights – For infinity hips that just keep going, this is the move to hypnotist. A powerful, sensual and hypnotic movement that will captivate! Loose yourself in the music with a powerful and feminine movement that is the magic of the hip figure 8
Foot Work – Feel it in your feet! If comfortable we may attempt some simple foot patterns to add in dynamics to your Metal Belly Dancing.
Mini Metal Belly Dance Combinations for you!
Once we start to become comfortable with our movements I will group them into mini combinations to flow around the body which we will repeat continuously giving you chance to hone your new movements while allowing your body the time to understand how one movement flows into another. These mini combinations will be a fun workout and time to just enjoy your Rock, Metal and Doom playlist! (You are free to film these mini combinations if you would like to for your own personal practice, there is nothing worse than going home and forgetting everything you learned. Videos are a great way to help you remember so bring your phones)
Beginner dancers you will stick together working on the foundations of Metal Belly Dance.
Intermediate level dancers attending for the work out will be grouped together and may be asked to work on timing, layering skills or clean footwork.
What to wear..
Come however you feel comfortable. Feel free to come as a full on rock chick or goth attire. Tattoo’s piercings and over dyed hair will all be celebrated here. If you don’t want to show your belly you don’t have to, wear a simple fitted tank top you can see your own movement in. Leginns are great to dance in, add a hip scarf and leg warmers or just pop on your favorite sweat pants. Go bear foot or just wear your socks or a ballet / jazz shoe its all up to your comfort.
Early Bird price of only £18 if booking before October 21st – Price increase to £21 there after subject to availability.
Pineapple Dance Studios (studio 5)
7 Langley Street