For beginners to experienced musicians, this lightly facilitated, music & percussion circle will give you the opportunity to practice, participate in peer-to-peer learning, expand your repertoire and, if you're really keen, performance!

The circle is open to anyone interested in exploring Arabic music & percussion using hand drums, riqq, finger cymbals and other percussive instruments. Musicians on acoustic instruments are also welcome - no electronic instruments please!

We begin with basic Middle-Eastern rhythm patterns and move on from there through skill sharing and practice, to add fills and flourishes. We also work on specific musical pieces to play for dancers.

This is not a class, but a lightly facilitated circle giving you the opportunity to practice with others, gain confidence in your abilities and expand on your knowledge through peer-to-peer learning. There will be printed copies of rhythm patterns and melody provided, but the aim is to work ‘hands-on’. Whilst this is a casual circle, there are opportunities to perform as an ensemble at our Annual Showcase, and to join our performance troupe, Banat Amar.

Absolute beginners are welcome.

If you have your own percussive instrument, please bring it along. This can include drums, hand drums, finger cymbals, riqq, tambourine, your hands! :) If you need to borrow an instrument, please let us know, as there are limited numbers available.


As this is a Casual Circle, you don't need to sign up for a term, or come to every single session. RSVP on our TeamApp or send Sam a text on 0403020796 to if you'd like to make sure there's space for you.

Session Information

1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month
Music & Percussion Circle: 2:00-3:00pm
Dates are on the School Calendar.

Please note that some dates may change due to weekend performance commitments. Dates are generally updated on the website, but joining and checking the TeamApp will give you the most accurate dates. If you're not 100% sure if the session is on text Sam on 0403020796, to ask.
Most sessions are held at Nellie Hall in Melba.
Some sessions may be at Sam's Home Studio in Macgregor. If this is the case, it will be noted on the calendar.

Sessions are $5/drop in or $20/term.
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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.