Month: September 2018

Folklore To Faery Dust – Showcase 2018

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Entwined Bellydance presents
Folklore to Faery Dust
2018 Showcase

Entwined Bellydance summons your presence on a magical end of year carpet ride!

Journey through distant lands in an exotic bedouin caravan,
Quench your thirst, lounging in serene oases,
Sipping on the finest exotic blends,
Intoxicated by sweet scents, sounds and sunsets.

Trawl over desert sands for treasures and glittering jewels,
Summon the mightiest genie of the lamp to grant your best wishes.

We gather the most enchanting beauties, shimmering adornments and enrapturing moves,
To invoke ancient wisdom and divine energies,
In an evocative middle eastern dance fusion experience,
Passionately blended for you to enjoy and experience!

After their massively successful sell out debut full-length show in December 2017, Entwined Bellydance returns with the sequel – Folklore to Faery Dust, Sunday 16 December at 24Moons, Northcote.

Once again, the second full length showcase features 3 captivating sets – Folk – Desert – Magic – showcasing the diverse range of emotive fusions created by Entwined Bellydance director Laura Entwined in 2018, and brought to life with the support of Entwined Bellydance’s supporting cast of emerging artists and class of 2018!

For more information, please contact Laura Entwined on 0418 700 316, email lauraentwined77@gmail.com or find us on Facebook (Entwined Bellydance).

Folklore to Faery Dust Cast:
Laura Entwined
Annette Appere
Caitlyn Grant
Amy Arendse
Catherine Haar
Darcy Bishop
and many more!

Sunday 16 December
Show: 7-9pm / Doors: 6pm
@ 24Moons, 2 Arthurton Rd, Northcote
Tickets: Earlybirds $20 / $25 General
18+ through Eventbrite

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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.