Term 4 Dates & Classes – It’s Showtime!

Entwined 2017 Showcase - 2145-2102What a wonderful term three we have had, with our new Wednesday night class in Brunswick a success!

This term Thursday night classes will also move to Brunswick, and we will be offering both Drills/Technique and Choreography classes across multiple nights.

Term 4 Spring Series Bellydance Training Menu
Tuesday 9 October – Thursday 13 December
(9weeks – please note, no classes Oct 23-29)

Tuesdays – Studio B, 2a Staley St, Brunswick
7.30 – 8.30pm – Drills, Technique & Conditioning
8.30 – 9.30pm – Combinations & Choreography (Beginner-Intermediate)

Wednesdays – Next Level Studio (upstairs), 325 Victoria St, Brunswick
7.30 – 8.30pm – Drills, Technique & Conditioning
8.30 – 9.30pm – Combinations & Choreography (Beginner-Intermediate)

Thursdays – La Verite Dance Projects (studio b), 61 Fallon St, Brunswick
8 – 9pm – Combinations & Choreography (Intermediate/Advanced only)
9 – 10pm – Drills, Technique & Conditioning

Drills, Technique & Conditioning
Learn the foundations of bellydance and tribal bellydance. Hone, refine and expand your dance technique and vocabulary with drills, muscular isolations/breakdowns and conditioning exercises to prepare and strengthen the body. Learn about the culture and lineage and bellydance and tribal style from your passionate teacher Laura Entwined. These classes suit all levels and are beginner friendly. Through these classes, Laura hopes to see you build strength, flexibility, coordination and expanded movement ability in your body, provide a strong technical foundation for bellydance, create connection to community, tribe, body, soul and mind, and hopefully ignite a fire in your belly for middle eastern dance which turns into a devotion which goes on for many years.

Combinations & Choreography
These classes will weave together technique, foot patterns, arm pathways and movements learned in drills, technique and conditioning classes. Please note, Drills, Technique and Conditioning are a pre-requisite for attending these classes, or proven prior experience with Entwined. Please note, we are working on performances for our upcoming End of Year Showcase Folklore to Faery Dust, Sunday 16 December at 24Moons, Northcote. If you do not wish to perform, but want to learn the choreography you are welcome to attend for the term but please note, you may be asked to work around performance troupe/formation as required to prepare for our end of year performance. Through these choreography classes, Laura hopes to build on a strong technique foundation, and provide an opportunity to challenge the mind and body, increase coordination, peripheral vision, memory and spatial awareness dancing in troupe; provide context and an opportunity to connect with middle eastern dance and music on a more emotional level; as well as build understanding, sisterhood, respect and empathy with your fellow dancers and tribe.

Fee Structure:
1 x 1hr class $220 / EARLYBIRD until Sept 30 $220
2 x 1hr clases $400 / EARLYBIRD until Sept 30 $380
GOLD PASS / 3+ x 1hr classes $540 / EARLYBIRD until Sept 30 $500

Please contact lauraentwined77 @ gmail dot com to book!


Far East Bellydance Festival

39748374_1291365337671720_2380126255304409088_nRetreat to the hills this spring for the Far East Bellydance Festival, a wonderful new event presented by the Far East Bellydance Collective!

We will be presenting as part of the workshop, open stage and live gala show programming.

Saturday, join us for a slinky serpentine workshop – to get you slithering like a snake and slinking like a panther. Isolation drills and musculature breakdowns will build the knowledge you need to develop your bellydance taxeem movements; and instill you with new combinations and movements to slot into your next taxeem improvisation or tribal fusion choreography! To book, head to: https://fareastbellydance.com/product/slither-like-a-snake/

Shortly after the workshop, you can catch Laura, Annette and Caitlyn from the Entwined Bellydance Troupe performing some signature slinky fusion on the Open Stage. More info at: https://fareastbellydance.com/febdf/open-stage-markets/ 

Sunday, grab a drink or bite to eat, and catch Laura live and solo at Far East Nights with a bevy of local beauties in a night of hypnotic bellydance at Sooki Lounge, Belgrave. Book your tix NOW.

Entwined Bellydance Showcase Gallery

Entwined 2017 Showcase - 0400-365 (2)Please have a look back, and share and celebrate in all the colour, emotion, energy, sweat and devotion that went into creating the first ever full length Entwined Bellydance Show, in December last year.

Captured by the amazing Spinferno {Fire & Photography} and featuring the gorgeous and talented Entwined Bellydance student performer team.

We are currently in the planning stages for our 2018 event, with even more planned for you!

Please enjoy our images, and mark Sunday December 16 in your diaries for our 2018 event.

On December 17, Entwined Bellydance presented Showcase 2017, their first end of year showcase, and fully sold out show,…

Posted by Entwined Bellydance on Monday, July 23, 2018

Term 3 Dates – Winter Series – Bellydance Classes

Entwined Indian Temple Style.jpgTues 24 July – Thur 20 Sept

7.45 – 9.15pm
Tribal & Fusion Bellydance
(Mixed Level/Beginners & Beyond)
Slow and slinky tribal fusion drills class to build your knowledge and repertoire, and good technique. Fun combos to put your new slinky moves into practice and flow.

8 – 9.30pm
Tribal Fusion Bellydance
(Mixed Level/Beginners & Beyond)
Slow and slinky tribal fusion drills class to build your knowledge and repertoire, and good technique. Fun combos to put your new slinky moves into practice and flow.


6.45-7.45pm – Tribal, Fusion & Bellydance Drills and Technique
(Mixed Level/Beginners & Beyond)
Don’t want to perform yet, just want to learn and refine your technique and build on the concepts, then this is the class for you. Upbeat, high energy and fun! A great introduction to the art of bellydance and tribal!

7.45 – 9.15pm – Group Improvisation and Choreography
Over the next two terms (term 3 and 4) we playing props, floor-work and int/advanced concepts. Students will have the opportunity to perform work developed in class at the Entwined Bellydance End of Year Showcase at 24Moons on Dec 16. Please note, you will need to have completed prior training with Entwined or other alternative training for the Int/Adv Troupe class to be eligible. This class is designed to be taken b2b with the earlier drills class.

Stay tuned for more class details, earlybird/loyalty discount soon!

Register your interest via Facebook or email lauraentwined77 @ gmail.com

New Tuesday Night Class in Brunswick

32512147_1642834605766538_6255354368925630464_o.jpgTuesdays 7.45-9.15pm (commencing June 12)
@ Studio B, Cult Dance Studio, Level 2, 2B Staley St, Brunswick (near cnr Blyth and Sydney, Road), Brunswick
Term 2 – 6week term – Tuesday 12 June – 17 July, 2018

This new mixed level class will include fun and creative drills, technique and combinations in a tribal and fusion bellydance format.

Drawing on traditional Egyptian cabaret and folkloric bellydance, as well as American Tribal Style, this class will fuse other traditional and modern dance elements such as hip hop and classical Indian to create a fun, physical and creative outlet.

This will be Entwined Bellydance’s first time teaching in Brunswick, and the idea will be to build a new tribe and community to enhance what we have already established in Preston and Alphington.


For more information or to book or register your interest, please contact Laura on 0418 700 316, email lauraentwined77 @ gmail.com or find us on Facebook.

(Dis)-Orientale Express

24 Moons April 2018 small.jpgAll aboard the Dis-Orientale Express, for an odyssey through alternative eastern dance and music, that celebrates the blending of eastern sounds and oriental dance with the grooves and tales of a digital era.

The event will feature the tribal and fusion bellydance of Laura Entwined & The Svadisthana Project (Entwined Bellydance), the sitar-drenched beats of Sikander, and the electro-pop Bollywood vibes of The Fifths.
[(Dis) Orientalism challenges colonial notions of the East in Art, in a world where cultural artforms and practices travel with shifting ethnoscapes and mutate along the way. (Dis) Orientale Express is a club event that showcases such fluid hybridisations of music and choreography.]
Event Details:
Name: Tales from the Dis-Orientale Express
Live Acts: The Fifths (live), Sikander (live), DJ Deep, Laura Entwined & The Svadisthana Project (Entwined Bellydance)
Date: Saturday 14 April
Time: 10pm-2am
Location: 24Moons, 2 Arthurton Rd, Northcote
Tickets: $15 + bf pre-sold / more on door from Moshtix
More info: Facebook

Autumn News, Workshops & Term 2 Dates

file_5184x3456_000175A few changes are afoot this term, with a new class in Alphington, and the consolidation of Tuesday and Thursdays classes in Preston.

Our Autumn series kicks off with a Tribal Taster Workshop on March 24 in Alphington, before term begins proper on April 17.

Tribal Bellydance Taster Workshop
Sat March 24
@ Strut HQ, Allegro Holistic Fitness, Alphington
(beginner – intermediate)

Explore and learn the differences between traditional and tribal bellydance approach and aesthetics. The workshop will provide an introduction to some of the key movements synonymous with this innovative modern bellydance style, and explore posture and technique. Please bring your yoga mat for warm up/cool down stretch.

1.5hr workshop is $35. Bookings via Strut HQ

Term 2 – Autumn Series – 2018
Tue April 17 – Thurs June 28

8-9.30pm – Performance / Troupe / Advanced ATS and Fusion (by invitation only)

8.30-9.30pm – Tribal Bellydance (beginner – intermediate)

6.15pm – Bellydance Foundations (Beginners and beyond)
7.15pm – Tribal Bellydance 1 (Beyond Beginners)
8.15pm – Tribal Bellydance 2 (Intermediate)

Please contact us to reserve your spot in Term 2 classes.

Click here for more info!