Classes & Workshops

Entwined Bellydance Classes in Melbourne Person & Online

Step into your expressive body, improve health and fitness, embody your divine creatress and inner bellydance goddess….

WINTER SERIES – Term 3 2023 – Jul 10 – Sep 14 – 10wks

MONDAYS – Online – 7.30-9pm AEDT

TUESDAYS – la Verite Dance Projects, 61 Fallon St, Brunswick, Melbourne, VIC – 7-8.30pm

TUESDAYS – la Verite Dance Projects, 61 Fallon St, Brunswick, Melbourne, VIC – 8.30-9.30pm (PRIVATES by request/invite)

THURSDAYS – DV Dance, The Concord, Bundoora, Melbourne, VIC – 7.15-8.45pm

Explore figure 8 movements as well as lay the foundations for 8s and infinity symbols with arcs, rainbows and slides this winter with Entwined School of Bellydance, Yoga and Pilates!

This winter we honour the magic 8 or infinity symbol – the beginning and the end, like the ourbouros eating its own tail. Figure 8s represent the constant cycle, everlasting, undulating, cresting and diving – honouring the seasonal cycle of going in to be reborn.

Figure 8 movements are driven by the obliques, and we offer strengthening and conditioning practices to develop and enhance these muscle groups using yoga, pilates and modern dance body conditioning techniques.

Figure 8’s are traditionally part of the slow taqsim family in Middle Eastern/Oriental/Arabic dance, and we offer an opportunity to develop and articulate these graceful, elegant and sensual movements which celebrate some of the most divine curves of the body, the hips!

We also offer an opportunity to bring these movements into more complex, travelling and faster movement vocabulary of bellydance aka Raqs Sharqi.

We honour the roots of bellydance aka Raqs Sharqui as well as provide tools and techniques for innovation for budding Fusion Dancers.

For intermediate and advanced dancers, our classes offer innovation, refinement and new dance vocabulary and techniques.

For beginning dancers we offer strong foundations, fundamentals and a unique holistic approach.

In this Series, we will:
– Teach you and drill some of the key movements of bellydance, both used in traditional ME, modern Egyptian cabaret and fusion styles.
– Share a key/core on the spot isolation, travelling step and classic combination with you where you choose your level of complexity.
– Strengthen your core, legs, arms and ankles for smooth, gliding, graceful and controlled dance movement and technique.
– Teach you methods for building up movement so you can develop your own individual and unique flair.
– Stretch and strengthen your body!
– Improve fitness, flexibility and tone!
– Add community, creativity and passion to your life!
– Bring out the inner bellydance goddess within!

Please contact us for payment methods/details!

Our hybrid movement classes build coordination, mind/body awareness, movement meditation and overall well-being through creativity/dance/movement with dance, yoga, pilates and movement medicine. Become part of the movement to build your complex, unique and beautiful sacred geometry of your body and world inside and out!

~Miss a Class don’t worry, you can catch up by recording (same content both nights).


What is Entwined Hybrid Dance & Movement?
Laura has been studying and developing the art of bellydance, yoga and pilates for 15-20years. She has developed a unique hybrid style which blends bellydance, yoga, pilates, contemporary and classical dance styles from around the world and MENATH (Middle Eastern, North African, Turkish & Hellenic cultures) such as flamenco, raqs sharqi/dance of the east/bellydance, ballet, urban/dancehall/hip-hop, nodding yoga, fusion dance, contemporary and more.

Your Teacher?
Laura holds various certifications in yoga, bellydance and pilates and has completed over 1000+hours of trainings. She is a passionate and dedicated dancer, teacher and choreographer developing numerous bellydancers and fusion dance artists over the past 9years and producing 4sellout full-length theatrical dance shows. She has been performing since 2006, presenting workshops since 2010, and teaching weekly classes in Melbourne since 2013.


This one stop shop combines yoga, pilates and bellydance to strengthen the body, increase flexibility, fitness, body awareness and coordination, provide an outlet for creative expression, and enhance well-being. This class is a mixed level class suitable for those who enjoy movement and challenge themselves to grow and evolve. Each series we focus on a different set of bellydance movements.

This class hones in on the key/essential movements and art of bellydance to provide the basics for beginning dancers or refinement and polishing of technique for continuing dancers. Regular, repetitive and consistent practice of the foundations/fundamentals for all levels of dancers provides the skills, strength and technique to master this specialist artform. Our foundations level delivers world class, international and innovative world standard of bellydance which Entwined has been refining and developing for more than 9years through her teachings.

This class combines yoga, pilates and yogalates exercises to create strength and flexibility in the body for dance/bellydance. This one stop shop will hone in on key areas of the body needed to articulate the graceful, sensual and challenging art of bellydance. Areas we strengthen tone and strengthen include torso/belly, shoulders, arms, legs, ankles, hips, glutes etc. This class provides a platform for strength and safely mastering your dance practice.

This class builds on the foundations/fundamentals/essentials of bellydance, adding travelling steps, more complex arm pathways, layering and combinations. We utilise the 7 Entwined Movement keystones such as dynamics, flow and more. We develop work, as well as dancers, to participate in or be part of Entwined Bellydance Troupe repertoire, community shows and professional dance performances.

Our weekly classes aims to guide students gently through the classic poses of yoga with levels/kramas and yoga spirituality to deepen your practice, understanding and transformation. This class has a hatha/vinyasa style with basic pranayama/breathwork and short ending meditations. This series focuses on detox, cleanse, balance and calm, as preparation for stoking the digestive fire for winter.

This class is based on beginner/mat pilates 1 content. with toning, strength and flexibility for core, shoulders, legs and arms explored.

PLEASE NOTE: All classes in Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra)

Please email for full class descriptions, fees and conditions.


For personalised program or specific needs such as choreographic development, please request our Professional Development Program Info Sheet.

Jam with the tribe and share your personal expression, receive feedback from your teacher and commune with your dance sisters.

Each year we present a professional standard full-length show of original choreographic worked developed/taught throughout the year, which our students past and present are invited to be part of.

We provide our students with a range of performance opportunities to develop their performance skills, presence, professionalism in a public setting.

Please email for full class descriptions, fees and conditions.

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