I'm introducing a brand new class to the Serpentine School, so if you are wondering if it's the right one for you, here is everything you need to know about Level 2!
What is a Level 2 Class?
A Level 2 belly dance class is the love child of a belly dance party and a belly dance bootcamp!
We start with a warm up designed to up your stamina and get your body dancer toned and strong, then we start dancing! We’ll then crank up the music and have an amazing time upping our dance skills by drilling movements, adding challenging layers and travelling steps to anyone who wants to be pushed, and then learn short fun combos of moves and practice them tons too. We end with a relaxing cool down.
It’s a bit hardcore, but you like it that way, right?
Every week has a theme that we work with (for example, shimmies, arms, body waves etc) and it usually corresponds to the topics in beginner’s class – so if you have been doing Beginner class a while and would like to do both classes, it would work perfectly for you!
Who is a Level 2 class for?
Level 2 is for belly dancers who have graduated from beginner’s class (usually I recommend staying in beginner’s class for two terms before moving up) or for dancers who want a full on practice session to challenge them, get them stronger and have lots of fun!
I myself am a tribal fusion dancer, so I take the stuff I cover in this class and apply it to my art in a tribal fusion way, but this class is also absolutely brilliant for middle-eastern style dancers wanting to improve their layering, travelling moves, stamina, technique and precision.
What will Level 2 do for me?
· Drastically improve your technique and your mastery of belly dance
· Improve your fitness levels hugely!
· Get you more flexible
· Give you a fun weekly belly dance practice
· Get you travelling with your dance movements
· Teach you how to layer movements on top of each other
... in other words, make you a belly dance ninja!
About my inspiration for this class
I’ve really wanted to run a drill class for a while – I love drilling, it’s so much fun and it’s really the thing that pushes your dancing to higher levels and gets you that dancer body. My students have kind of had to go straight from beginner classes to Level 3 classes, which are seriously tough and complex! They've done really well and taken to it like ninjas (because they are determined and awesome), but I wanted to make it a little easier for you guys to learn without being overwhelmed by all the complicated stuff we do in Level 3.
This isn't your regular belly dance fitness class – I don’t do soft core, and we will be learning strong technique. You will have the best time and feel so GOOD seeing how quickly you progress and feeling your body getting stronger and leaner.
When is it?
Level 2 runs on Thursdays at 8:30pm at the Centre @ St Pauls, Hills Road.
It’s in a converted church, so don't be surprised if you turn up and get confused cos it looks like Jesus lives there. We're in there rockin' out upstairs.
COME AND TRY A TASTER SESSION for £5.50 and see how much you like it.
Plus, you can save £25 if you wanna take the Level 1 and the Level 2 course together.