Brisbane Workshop – June 18

Liquid Bellydance Workshop – A 3hr Workshop Intensive in Brisbane with Laura Entwined (Entwined Bellydance) from Melbourne

Join us on an emotive odyssey, journeying into the deep core of the svadisthana (a.k.a. sacral chakra) – feeling our way through a variety of liquid bellydance movements, combinations, and flowing muscular isolations harnessing our divine pool of inner shakti.

This workshop will explore liquid serpentine elements typical the popular underground tribal fusion bellydance style – a modern alternative form of bellydance, integrating elements of oriental dance with other ancient and modern dance, typically utilising electronic world music.

The workshop will include a yoga warm up to assist with the muscular isolations necessary to authentically achieve this contemporary bellydance style, followed by flowing liquid combinations set to a deep new choreography from the Entwined Bellydance format.

Price: $60 for a three hour immersion style workshop.

This workshop takes place at The DANCE WORKS Studio, located at 19 Burke Street Woolloongabba, off Ipswich Road (near Officeworks), just 2 minutes away from Park Road train station. The studio is fully airconditioned and spacious.


Term 2 / Autumn Series

Term 2 2017
Tribal Bellydance Training with Entwined
Autumn Series
Thursday 27th April – Tuesday 6th June
McNamara St, Preston


Tribal Bellydance Foundations

This class focuses on posture, torso, carriage, arms, upper back, fitness for bellydance, endurance and muscle mechanics of flamenco and classical Indian inspired tribal style bellydance. Drills and conditioning for beginner to advanced dancers. Suitable for the complete beginner.

Tribal Style Bellydance

This class explores combinations from the American Tribal Style bellydance format and ATS-inspired dialects. This series will focus on turning and travelling level 1 – 3 movments. Combinations can be improvised in troupe format. Open to beginner – advanced dancers. Community style performance opportunities for dedicated dancers. Bring your zils/finger cymbals for our weekly drills!


Tribal Fusion Basics

This class focuses on the contrasting nature of tribal fusion bellydance – serpentine, sinuous and flowing movements contrasted with glitchy/modern urban dance-inspired pops, locks and ticks. Drills and conditioning for beginner to advanced dancers. Some understanding or experience of dance/bellydance/tribal bellydance basics is useful.

Tribal Fusion Bellydance

This class weaves together tribal bellydance foundations and tribal fusion basics into combinations and choreography fragments and sequences. Fast-moving for your more intermediate dancer or beginner wanting a challenge. Performance opportunities for dedicated dancers.

All classes 1hr15mins
1 class/week over 6 weeks = $132 ($22/class)
2 classes/week over 6 weeks = $250 (save $14)
Casual places limited $25/class

Email lauraentwined77 @ gmail dot com to book/join mailing list/express interest!

Term 1 2017 Announced

Tribal Bellydance Training with Entwined

Term 1, 2017
Tuesday 7th February – Thursday 30th March
McNamara St, Preston


Tribal Bellydance
This mixed level class will incorporate technique, drills and conditioning for improvised tribal style and tribal fusion bellydance. We will drill components and hone clean isolations.

Improvised Tribal Style Bellydance
This mixed level class will be an opportunity to develop your vocabulary in FCBD American Tribal Style and various Improvised Tribal Style dialects. The year will be structured commencing with level 1movements in term 1, level 2 movements in term 2, level 3 movements in term 4 and complex combinations and troupe in term 4. There will be performance opportunities and relaxed student performance-type opportunities to dance with our troupe Ghawazi Rose Tribal throughout the year and develop your confidence and ease leading and following. Please bring your zils!

Tribal Bellydance
This mixed level class will incorporate technique, drills and conditioning for improvised tribal style and tribal fusion bellydance. We will drill components and hone clean isolations.

Tribal Fusion
This intermediate class will weave together isolations and movements into combinations and choreography. There will be opportunities to perform throughout the year in the student and/or advanced troupe for dedicated and proficient dancers.

To book your place, please contact lauraentwined77 @ gmail . com

Summer School 2017

Can’t wait til Term 1 to start in February? Join me for a few special classes to get you through the summer break, and keep your technique up to par! New students welcome!

Tuesday 10th, 17th and 24th January
6.30-8pm – Tribal Style Bellydance

So you want to be a tribal belly dancer? Whether its improvised and fusion style bellydance, come and learn the key foundation movements of tribal bellydance style. Drill the fundamental movements, learn technique and musculature of each component and dance/jam out combinations. Think regal posture, clean and controlled shoulder and hip shimmies, steps/travelling to get you moving, turns etc.

Thursday 5th,12th and 19th January
6.30-8pm – Tribal Fusion Conditioning, Drills and Combinations

Want to hone your musculature and refine and really embody the serpentine tribal fusion aesthetic? We’ll connect and develop the deep musculature of the body with conditioning drills and exercises, and breakdown, jam and experiment with bellydance isolations and combinations to find your inner slink!

Please note, all classes include a yoga warm up/cool down, so please bring your yoga mat!! No choreography! Just jam, drill, dance, get sweaty!


1.5hr classes $25 / $70 for 3 class block or sign up for all for $130


Please email lauraentwined77 at gmail dot com to book your spot! Please note, due to studio size, places are extremely limited.

See you on the dance floor!

Xo Laura Entwined

Spring Series Announced

What a fantastic winter term we’ve had! The improv troupe has performed twice and we performed our Term 3 classical Indian-inspired temple fusion choreography at the OMEDA spring event! Our new beginners and combos creative lab classes on Thursdays have also been very popular – so thanks for your support!

Because it’s the end of the year and I’d love to see our continuing beginners have the opportunity to participate in our end of term celebration, we will have a beginners choreography happening in place of our Tuesdays Foundations class this term. This class will weave together some of the key movements learnt throughout the year suitable for a beginners/entry level choreography. Think slow and strings! This will be performed at our end of term hafla/gathering – date TBC.

So people can continue with a double class, Tribal Style will move to the 7.15pm timeslot and intermediate choreography will move to 8.15pm timeslot. This series our intermediate choreography will be a folkloric fusion drum solo. We will put together our foundations and tribal style technique in a fast-paced and challenging piece. Think locks, pops and shimmies galore! This will be performed at our end of term hafla/gathering – date TBC.

Also, on request, conditioning will return Mondays in Mill Park. All other classes will remain the same.

Please follow this link to find class times, descriptions and fees.

Please note, if you pay for the term before the end of this term/September 29 you will receive a 5% discount.


First Interstate Intensive a Success

Participant Quotes & Feedback:

“What an awesome workshop! Thank you : D

“Thanks for a wonderful afternoon of conditioning and dance  – I certainly feel a little taller tonight : )”

“Awesome workshop! Can’t wait until the next one (or I can do a class in Melbourne).”

“Thank you so much for a fantastic workshop. Really look forward to the next one : )”


Upcoming Brisbane Workshop

Join us for a yummy mid term winter Sunday afternoon tribal bellydance session.

Laura Entwined returns to hometown Brisbane will share some of her fave pre-dance yoga and body conditioning drills, plus explore and share combinations from the Entwined Bellydance tribal fusion and improvised tribal style format. Expect pops, locks and slinky transitions to inspire or add to your own dance or choreography.

The workshop will include:
– a strategic yoga strengthening and flexibility practice to warm and cool down the body before/after dance,
– body conditioning drills to connect with the deep musculature of the body necessary to successfully and cleanly articulate tribal fusion isolations
– drills and methods for layering up the body with foot pattern, bellydance isolation, arm pattern (and/or zils),
– combinations/sequences of tribal fusion movement vocabulary which play on musicality and timing which can be adapted to suit different choreography/music. Some combinations can also be utilised for an improvised tribal style format.

To RSVP or book head to: Facebook c or email laura entwined 77 @ gmail . com