Thursdays 13th & 27th April; 4th, 11th & 25th May 6.00pm - 7.00pm
No class on Thursdays 20th April & 18th May
Egyptian dance is a wonderful way to tone the body and generate confidence, grace and sensuality while having fun.
Ann is an experienced, full-time professional dance, guest speaker and teacher, whose love of Asian and Middle Eastern music and dance was inspired whilst living in London within a multi-cultural environment over 15 years ago.
Since the early 90's, she has been taught by acclaimed global dance teachers representing Indian and Middle Eastern traditional and modern styles. Ann favours classical Egyptian style and attends regular courses to update her skills and knowledge.
Ann has acquired City & Guilds 7302 and CFET 7407 teaching qualifications and is a member of the Mosaic Arabic Dance Network. Ann is currently learning Arabic to enable her to interpret Arabian song lyrics, to bring a new dimension to her dance. Her classes are kept small, enabling her to give quality time to each student as she helps them to develop their full potential.
Ann started teaching at the Isbourne Centre in 2006, where Egyptian Spirit Belly Dance was born and now teaches beginner, intermediate and performance Middle Eastern dance.
Ann has been involved in working with the Bedouin of the Sinai desert, which has brought her closer to traditional values and culture through her work with the Makhad Trust. The Egyptian Spirit troupe have raised funds to sponsor 5 Bedouin gardens to enable the Bedouin to continue to live in their mountain homes.
Ann offers a variety of classes and talks to suit individual needs and also offers one-to-one sessions and belly dance and Bollywood parties at the Isbourne:
- Courses where students progress can be monitored weekly
- 'Flexi': One hour mini workshops for those unable to attend a full course or just wanting to get a taste of belly dancing
- Workshops, e.g. 'Veil', 'Stick', 'Wings of Isis' or the popular 'Bellybolly' Indian fusion workshops, which complement and enhance the other courses
- Dance Parties for a special occasion or the Holistic Hen
Cost: £8.00 per session; £35.00 for five session block