Class Descriptions

Online Training Menu:

All classes
7pm-8.30pm
90minS
VIA ZOOM

MONDAYS: Conditioning, Drills & Combinations Bellydance Essentials for the Modern Urban Goddess

We begin our journey with a warm up of yoga conditioning, flexibility and strength training, particularly focussing on the core, shoulder girdle, hips, hamstrings and posture muscles. We then breakdown and drill key bellydance isolations and then put them together in classic and new combinations for you to put your new or refined skills into practice. This class is suitable for complete beginners or intermediate dancers honing and refining technique.

Each class will include:

  • Body awakening through core activating yoga postures and drills
  • Breakdown and drill key components of bellydance
  • Combine movements in new and classic bellydance combinations

TUESDAYS: Soulful Holistic Yoga for the New World – Yoga Asana, Meditation and Pranayama exercises to enhance your wellbeing in today’s evolving world

Awaken the five layers or sheaths of the Atman/soul through pranayama/breathwork, meditation and yoga asana practices. Each class will have a key focus which aligns with our physical or spiritual goals for that week. For instance each week will cover a focus topic such as Inversions, Backbends, Forward Folds, Balancing, Hip or Shoulder Opening. Please note this class aims to provide a holistic approach to yoga.

Each class will include:

• Awakening breath mediation/pranayama
• Yoga Asana Practice
• Meditation
• Additionally some weeks may also cover chanting and mudras where relevant

WEDNESDAYS: Conditioning, Drills & Combinations
– Fusion Bellydance Essentials for the Developing Dancer

Formerly called “tribal fusion” this all round class will include a short conditioning, flexibility and strength warm-up, with a breakdown of classic “tribal” and “fusion” bellydance isolation drills which we will put together in new and classic combinations each week. Whilst this class is suitable for complete beginners, it is aimed at Continuing Beginners and Intermediate dancers honing and refining their technique and building their repertoire.

Each class will include:

  • Body awakening through core activating yoga postures and drills
  • Breakdown and drill key components of “tribal” or “fusion” bellydance
  • Combine movements in new and classic “tribal” or “fusion” bellydance combinations

THURSDAYS: Bellydance Choreography
 – Weave your learnings together in unique tapestry of dance movements, steps and isolations dancing the archetypes of women the Entwined Bellydance way

Laura’s inspirations are many and varied, from contemporary fusion bellydance, to classical Indian-inspired temple fusion, to hip hop/dance-hall fused Balkan gypsy romps and folkloric ghawazi or Egyptian cabaret. Surrender to the artistic journey, explore new ways of moving, uncover deep emotions and unlock feelings within you. Please note, this class is recommended for people with 2 x terms of bellydance foundations with Entwined, a background in dance or previous movements studies before undertaking.

Each class will include:

  • a fluid somatic dance warm up for bellydance to unlock your inner dancer
  • methods and concepts for weaving and layering applied in a practical sense
  • an exploration of the artistic and choreographic process

TESTAMONIALS:

Gwen:

Entwined Bellydance online classes are great! Laura Entwined displays each dance move at multiple angles so you can get a clear idea of how to perform each dance move yourself. Her instructions are clear and she has a lot of valuable content with her 15 years of knowledge and experience. You can ask questions via chat, voice or video options and she is more than happy to adapt her teaching to be able to help you as she is a true professional in this field. I enjoy attending her classes very much and I think you will too.”

Balquees:

“Highly recommend if you’re looking for fun ways to stay fit and grounded.
The online classes are a great way of feeling connected during isolation. Plenty of time to ask questions during and after class.”

Melissa:

“I really recommend taking classes with Laura Entwined, I’m very new to belly dance and from day 1 Laura has made very easy to understand and follow all the belly dance movements one step at a time. I thought I wasn’t able to practice belly, but her style of teaching has been great for me because it feels achievable and fun which keeps me motivated every week to see my progress. I’m in term 2 online, and I feel the same good energy and dedication than in the studio.”

Tanja:

“I’ve done one term with Laura and i’m loving it so far! Laura is an excellent bellydance teacher with a wealth of knowledge and experience in her craft. I feel very supported and encouraged as a beginner. Laura provides options for all skill levels, and individual feedback. Posture and movement with proper body alignment is a high priority (so you don’t get injured). Classes have soul and are fun with great music.”

Renee:

“Laura’s passion, skill and dedication to her craft are apparent from the moment you set foot in one of her Entwined Bellydance classes. As a beginner to the tribal fusion style, I look forward to each week’s class knowing I’m going to learn and drill techniques Laura has perfected over more than a decade! I also value her approach to warm up and cool down routines which combine yoga, pilates and dance conditioning exercises.”

Tiff:

“I first saw Laura and Entwined perform at Strawberry Fields festival last year. I spoke to one of the dancers after their set and was inspired to try out belly dancing. I had no real experience in dance but I signed up for the Entwined Summer School and gained an introduction to the foundations of belly dancing and loved it. Along with these dance principles, the classes had a focus on yoga and strengthening which was applied each class to what we were about to learn. For example we would do core strengthening yoga exercises when learning core isolation moves in class. Taking the leap into these classes was significant for me because I’ve been interested in pursuing dance for many years but didn’t have the confidence or perceived skill to do it. I entered as a total beginner but have always felt like I was capable of working towards and performing at the level of the more experienced dancers in the class.”

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