Shimmy and undulate your way through the basics of this gorgeous Middle Eastern art with award winning dancer Helena. Get dancing fast and boost your fitness and posture in a fun, friendly 10 week course. No experience needed, two left feet warmly welcomed! Shimmy belts available to borrow.
£70 for 10 week course / £120 for any 2 x 10 week courses.
20 Jan to 23 March (10 weeks)
20 April to 29 Jun – no class on spring bank holiday 25 May (10 weeks)
20 July to 14 Sept – no class on summer bank holiday 31 Aug (8 weeks)
5 Oct to 7 Dec (10 weeks)
Age Group: Adults (min. 16 yrs)
Do I need to book? Yes (Drop in may occasionally be available - please contact Helena)
Award-winning Oriental dance artist Helena is known for her vivacious elegance, infectious enthusiasm....and earthshaking shimmies!
Specialising in both authentic Egyptian Oriental dance and its glamorous westernised cousin, belly dance, Helena has more than ten years experience under her shimmy belt. Her expressive style makes her especially popular with Arab audiences, who delight in finding a Western dancer with such a genuine connection to the soul of their dance.
An ever-popular instructor, Helena's enthusiasm and joy in dance are equally apparent in the classroom. Don't be fooled - her humorous, easy-going style belies the serious amount of technique and detail she packs in.
In addition to her solo work Helena is director and choreographer of Orientale Dance Company and is also a qualified yoga instructor.
Helena has collaborated with Dance Studio Leeds since its inception, offering courses in Beginner Belly Dance, workshops, one to ones and hen party tasters.