What is Belly-Lates®?
Belly-Lates® is an elegant mix of Fitness Pilates and Belly dancing.
Each class includes core strength exercises, stretching on the mat, mobility, plus standing exercises and authentic belly dance movements.
Your posture and tone are the canvas for every movement you make! Belly-Lates® classes will help fill your dancing with presence and intention. But you don’t need to be a performing bellydancer to benefit from inner strength. It can help you feel stronger and leaner physically and more confident emotionally.
Who can do Belly-Lates® ?
Anyone who is generally physically healthy is welcome to come along. (If you suffer from specific injuries then you might want to seek out a clinical Pilates class). It’s not a beginner class though ambitious beginners are welcome (why not try some of my free beginner video tutorials here to get you started).
I have no belly dance experience. Can I still come to class?
The class is not aimed at complete beginners (take a look at our Bellydance Essentials course). Though ambitious beginners won’t be turned away! You will likely find many of the moves easy enough to follow though some of the longer combinations may be a challenge.
What should I wear and do I need to bring anything?
Wear what you would normally wear to a yoga, Pilates or exercise class. The class is in bare feet, so you don’t need any special footwear. If you wish, you can bring a scarf to tie round your hips for the belly dance movements. Please bring a yoga/exercise mat.
Bellydance by Candle-Light
The perfect way to see out your bellydance year, surrounded by warm candle light. Enjoy a class among the soft twinkle of candles and fairy lights. Escape from the hustle and bustle and enjoy some peace and tranquility in the studio which is a converted church. It’s the ultimate antidote to the hustle and bustle of the festive season.
Join me, Helen, for a special candle-lit/fairy light class featuring relaxing stretches and calming bellydance movements.
Day: Tuesday 13th December 2022
Venue: Read Dance and Theatre College, St Bart’s Theatre, St Bartholomew’s Road, Reading, RG1 3QA
What to bring: A yoga mat or towel to sit and lie on. Layers or a blanket to wear for the stretches and relaxation. Feel free to bring your own (flameless) candle if you wish 🕯️.
*Kindly note that by making this booking you understand that course places are non-transferable and non-refundable regardless of student circumstances, e.g. illness, injury, holiday, pregnancy. You also understand that film footage and photos from the session may be used for promotional purposes.