Oriental dance/Raqs Sharqi lessons
Raqs Sharqi means Oriental Dance in Arabic and is also known as Middle Eastern dance, Egyptian Dance or Belly dance. Oriental Dance is derived from a long tradition of Middle Eastern and North African folk dance. In addition to being an ancient art form with deep cultural roots and a powerful means of self-expression, it is also a gentle and effective form of core strengthening exercise set to beautiful Arabic music. Miriam Gita's Monday lunchtime and Tuesday morning classes are fun and friendly mixed-ability lessons suitable for all levels and beginners are always especially warmly welcome. One hour class costs £5. Click on the buttons below for more info about the venues.
Dance on the beach with Miriam Gita
Oriental dance workshop and family picnic
Mundesley Beach, Norfolk
Sunday the 4th of September 2016, 11am-3pm
A family picnic on the beach with a dance workshop and live drumming. The Oriental dance workshop will focus on earthy folk steps that were originally danced on sand. The soft sand on Mundesley Beach Front will give you an insight into the groundedness of these steps and instantly improve your understanding and feeling of the movement. This class is suitable for all levels and is taught in layers to challenge experienced dancers while giving simpler options for beginners. The dance workshop will be accompanied by live drumming and will be taught in two halves from 11-1 and then from 2-3pm with a break for lunch in between. Dancing on sand is also really strengthening and will leave your feet really smooth! After the class there will be time for free dancing and everyone is invited to join in. Bring food and the whole family and enjoy swimming in the sea and a picnic on the beach. Workshop participants' tickets cost £15 and all other family members are welcome to join us for free.
Private Oriental dance lessons with Miriam Gita
What would you most like to learn? Ask for lessons to tackle any area of the dance which most interests or challenges you personally. One to one tuition can help you quickly gain the skill and confidence to progress to the next level in your dancing. Miriam will identify any problems you may have in technique and posture and offer helpful, constructive advice and corrections tailored specifically to your personal aims and requirements. £30 per hour.