Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let's dance.
James Howe, Totally Joe
It doesn't matter what shape, size, age, or gender you are - bellydance makes everyone feel great. If you're an absolute beginner looking to start dancing, or an experienced bellydancer looking to expand your repertoire and self-expression, you've come to the right place. Classes are supportive, encouraging and will keep you inspired.

You can learn a range of bellydance styles, with classes teaching technique, choreography and improvisation in Folkloric, Vintage, Ghawazee (of course!), Urban-Folk Baladi, and various Fusions from Folkloric, through Dubstep and into Swing.

If other commitments are keeping you from classes, or you just prefer one-on-one tuition, we also offer private lessons in our Home Studio, or Online.

Classes are held at Nellie Hall in Melba and our Home Studio in Macgregor. Both venues have access to water, bathrooms and mirrors.

Do you have questions? Check our FAQs, send us an email or give Sam a call (or text) on 0403020796.
DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ALL CLASSES HAVE NUMBERS STRICTLY LIMITED
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT


Term 1 begins on 1 February 2021. See the Calendar for additional term and event dates.
Check class options below, then head to the Registration Page to sign up.

Early Bird Registrations for Term 1 are available until 29 January 2021. Fees must be paid in full on or before that date to be eligible for the discount. For drop in classes, multiple class discounts and payment options, head down to Fees and Payments.

Term 1 Classes in 2021

BEGINNER LEVEL

Open to all levels including absolute beginners. Learn core movements and simple combinations with and without finger cymbals. One choreography is taught each year with an option to perform at our annual showcase.
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BEGINNERS
Thursdays 1:00-2:00pm

$150 ($140EB)

Technique & Combinations in a small class environment.

New Students Welcome.

Home Studio, Macgregor
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BEGINNERS
Thursdays 7:20-8:30pm

$165 ($155 EB)

Technique, Combinations & Finger Cymbals

New Students Welcome.

Nellie Hall, Melba
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Assumed knowledge of core movements and experience with combinations. Dancers expand on their movement repertoire and learn choreographies in various styles along with formation based group improvisation.
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INTERMEDIATE
Mondays 6:30-7:40pm

$165 ($155 EB)

Continuing Sword & Melaya Choreographies with supporting technique. New students may need additional lessons to catch up on choreographies.

Nellie Hall, Melba
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INTERMEDIATE
Wednesdays 7:20-8:30pm

$165 ($155 EB)

Intermediate Technique & Combinations with choreography reviews.

New Students Welcome.

Nellie Hall, Melba
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INTERMEDIATE
Thursdays 6:05-7:15pm

$165 ($155 EB)

Parasol-Fusion Choreography (continuing). Maximum of 10 students. New students are welcome, but may need additional lessons to catch up!

Nellie Hall, Melba
ADVANCED LEVEL

Assumed perfection of core movements and experience in layering and more complex combinations. Dancers explore the intricacies of various styles, further extending their technique and artistry. There are opportunities to create choreographies as a group, and to work on solos (choreographed or improvised) for performance.
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ADVANCED
Mondays 7:45-8:30pm

$165 ($155 EB)

Fusion Choreography and Solo Performance Development. Advanced Technique & Combinations. New Students welcome.

Nellie Hall, Melba
KIDS CLASSES

Our open level kids (ages 5-10) classes teach core dance and Middle-Eastern Dance movement through games, props, experimentation, free dancing (improvisation), choreography and world music.

Costumes are age-appropriate, and our movement vocabulary is drawn primarily from folk dances of the Middle-East.
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RAKS NURA - KIDS
Thursdays 4:30-5:00pm

$100 ($95 EB)

Creative Dance. Nubian & Saidi Choreography. Middle-Eastern Rhythm Exploration. This class is ideal for young dancers keen to explore movement and music outside of a standard western-style dance class.

New Students Welcome.

Nellie Hall, Melba
YOUTH CLASSES

Youth classes (ages 9-16) get stuck into more challenging technique, props and choreographies. They expand on improvisation skills and begin developing their own style.

During this very impressionable age, being part of a bellydance community can counteract the potentially damaging messages from the media and advertising around young people's bodies and their place in society. Our young dancers are encouraged to take up space, love the body they're in and appreciate all the amazing things they can do.
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RAKS BANAT - YOUTH
Thursdays
5:00-6:00pm

$165 ($155 EB)

Open Level. Sha'abi styling technique & choreography. Review of Fusion Choreography.

New Students Welcome.

Nellie Hall, Melba
PRIVATE LESSONS

If you're new to bellydancing and would like to get a head start on technique, private lessons are the way to go. They are also a great alternative if you can't regularly make classes or just prefer to learn solo.

For continuing students, private lessons are a great way to work on technique you are finding difficult, catching up on things you have missed, working on your improvisation, expanding your repertoire or perfecting a choreography from class.
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PRIVATE LESSONS
Tuesdays
Wednesdays
Thursdays
Saturdays


From $30

Open Level
Tailored to suit your needs.

Home Studio, Macgregor.
 

Fees & Payments

DROP IN CLASSES
  • Drop In (new student): $20/single class only if there is space in the class.
  • Drop In (current student): $15/class for students enrolled in other classes.
  • 10 Class Pass: $190 Valid over 2 consecutive terms.

FAMILY REGISTRATION
  • When two or more students from one family are enrolled in classes, they always pay the Early Bird Rate with fees due at the regular time of Week 2 of term for re-enrolling students.

MULTIPLE CLASS REGISTRATION

  • Two Classes: $275 ($260 EB*) 1 student in 2 classes/week per 9 week term.
  • Unlimited Classes: $380 ($370 EB*) 1 student in 3+ classes/week per 9 week term.
  • Additional Beginner Class: Intermediate & Beyond Level Dancers can enrol in a Beginners Class at no cost if there is space available. You can secure a place with a disounted fee of $50 for the term. Please indicate when registering if you would like a "free space" or a "secured space".
PAYMENT OPTIONS

Ghawazee Moon Bellydance accepts:
  • Bank Transfer (Preferred method)
  • Cash (In a clearly marked envelope)
  • PayPal (NOT AVAILABLE FOR EARLYBIRD. Please request a PayPal invoice on Registration)
  • Cheque (Made out to: Ghawazee Moon Bellydance)

BANK TRANSFER DETAILS
Please use your name or invoice number (if you have one) as a reference.
  • Ghawazee Moon Bellydance
  • BSB: 112-879
  • ACCOUNT: 430517536
 

Class Venues

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NELLIE HALL

North Belconnen Community Hall
'Nellie Hall'
Chinner St. Melba.
Next door to the Melba Shops.

We enter through the playground gate and use the back door entrances to the Hall. Parking is at Melba Shops or in the Church Car Park behind the Hall.

BUS: Route 41, 42
Stop: Melba Shops
HOME STUDIO

Our Home Studio is located in Macgregor.
Address is given on confirmation of enrolment.
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ONLINE

Online Classes are held via Zoom. Emails are sent with a link to each class.

It is recommended that you are signed up to our TeamApp in order to link to supporting materials.
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Celebrate your beautiful, creative & expressive self through the joy of Bellydance!

Ghawazee Moon Bellydance
ABN: 18 624 094 824
| Phone: 0403020796
'Nellie Hall', Chinner Crescent, Melba
| 'Ellycienne' Home Studio, Macgregor
Image Credits to Stephen Kaak Photography unless otherwise stated.