Ghawazee, Folkloric, Baladi, Vintage & Fusion Bellydance Classes in Canberra.

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In 2017, Ghawazee Moon Bellydance celebrates it's 10th year of providing encouraging, supportive, community-centred bellydance classes to adults, children and young women.

We have grown from a small young women's performance group to a multigenerational community, providing beginner through to advanced classes in three different locations around Canberra. Our teachers are seasoned instructors and performers, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience, along with a passion for this ancient art form.

To ensure that all students receive the best possible bellydance education, our instructors adhere to our Code of Ethics.

SAMINA AMAR - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - PRINCIPAL
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After a childhood spent studying classical ballet and jazz, Sam began training in Folkloric Bellydance in 2000, and it has been her passion ever since. It is a dance style she wishes had been available to her as a girl - particularly as a teenager - and is dedicated to raising awareness of Bellydance as an excellent dance form to parents who are looking at dance classes for their young children and teenagers.

Sam studied with the Raqs Sharqi School of Egyptian Dance, and continues to develop her skills through participation in workshops and intensives with bellydancers and musicians from Canberra, interstate and overseas. She has a practiced understanding of both musicianship and dance which enhances her choreography, improvisation and teaching skills.

She has been performed as a member of several dance troupes including Awalim, The Roving Raqs Sharqis, Kahi Hiomi: women of earth, Daughters of the Peacock Padishah and also performs as a soloist. She is currently the artistic director of, and a performer with, TABLA bellydance.

Sam is an experienced teacher, choreographer and workshop presenter - encouraging, enthusiastic and supportive. Instructing since 2003, Samina is qualified under the Ausdance Skill Set for Dance Teachers.

Whilst Sam does add a personal flair to her interpretation of bellydance, her movements and choreographies are well grounded in the Folkloric roots of the dance, and she continues to find inspiration through study of its culture and traditions.

HADEEQA - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (FUSION) - TEACHER
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Hadeeqa started her bellydance journey over ten years ago. An admirer and enthusiast of the folkloric style, she also experiments with great skill in fusion stylings. Over the years she has developed her own special blends of Dubstep, Hip-Hop and Steampunk Fusion styles which are both mesmerising and awe-inspiring.

Hadeeqa is a performer and choreographer with TABLA bellydance, and also performs as a soloist. She is passionate about bellydance, and continues to hone her skills through continued studies in a variety of bellydance styles.

Hadeeqa teaches the Civic Beginner and Fusion classes, as well as workshops in Fusion Styling & Choreography.

CODE OF ETHICS

To DEVELOP & MAINTAIN A CULTURE OF COMMUNITY we ....

  • Conform to sound business practices and deal honestly with money, information and people.
  • Actively encourage support from families, parents and partners of students.
  • Foster a love of dance in every variety.
  • Teach general dance and movement concepts in addition to bellydance technique.
  • Participate in events supporting our local communities through performance and donations where possible.

To PROVIDE A SAFE DANCING ENVIRONMENT we ensure that....

  • Our facilities have suitable flooring and conform with minimum safety and space requirements.
  • Students are required to be attired in appropriate dancewear to avoid possible injury and so that instructors can easily correct alignment and ensure movements are being correctly executed.
  • All movement and choreography is anatomically safe for students.
  • Our class sizes are appropriate to the levels and techniques being taught.
  • Our classes will be formed by age-group and standard where possible.

We USE EFFECTIVE, SAFE, ADEQUATE & ENCOURAGING TEACHING METHODS by....

  • Providing clear objectives for students and consistently delivering clear and well structured lessons.
  • Ensuring instructors have the experience and knowledge required to teach their classes and continue to seek further knowledge and skills.
  • Being professional, punctual, responsible and reliable.
  • Modifying movements and methods for students challenged by a physical anomaly or a learning difficulty.
  • Ensuring all instructors hold the ACT Working with Vulnerable People card.

We HONOUR THE INDIVIDUAL by....

  • Spending time assisting each student in the class without discrimination or favour.
  • Striving to develop self-discipline and self-motivation in all students.
  • Ensuring that performance is always optional.
  • Offering alternatives for participation in shows including costuming, choreography, backstage and front-of-house assistance.
  • Making choreography, costuming and music choices that are age-appropriate.
  • Provide opportunities for performance in a variety of spaces.

 

Our school is proudly LBGTIQ-inclusive, and we welcome opportunities to show support to the LGBTIQ members of our dance family & the wider community.

Our school welcomes students of differing abilities who are interested in, and excited about learning, bellydance.

We teach bellydance classes and workshops to women and girls so they can feel great about themselves and become part of an encouraging and supportive community. We can help you celebrate your beautiful, creative and expressive self through the joy of bellydance.
 
 
 
'Nellie Hall', Chinner Cres, Melba
'The Loft', Sydney Building, East Row, Civic
Gungahlin Community Centre, Earnest Cavanaugh St, Gungahlin
 
Phone: 0403020796

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