Always wanted to bellydance? Or do you want to learn more advanced moves and Middle Eastern styles? Perhaps you have a secret yearning to play the darbucka (Middle Eastern Drum)?
Now you can! At the UK's very 1st dedicated permanent studio for Middle Eastern Dance & Music, opening in Bristol in September 2010!
Founded in 2005, Dar Tangerina Academy is run by Shema, International Bellydancer, Writer & Musician, providing Tuition, Workshops and Events in the UK & Study Trips and Dance Holidays to Morocco (www.shemabellydance.com)
Now based in the Dar Tangerina Academy in Bristol, we offer regular workshops and weekly classes will include various styles of Middle Eastern, Maghrebi and Arabic dance, from Bellydance to folklore, as well as flexibility and fitness, prop balancing and floor work.
Shema takes the safety of all students very seriously, so will spend time on correct posture and on building up the muscles to create strong and safe movements.
The basis of Dar Tangerina's tuition is in Egyptian Bellydance which is now considered the 'home' of modern Bellydance. This is an elegant and beautiful style which dancers can adapt to suit their own abilities and personality.
Self-confidence is one of the most important elements of this dance and can take time to develop so performing is not obligatory but there will be opportunities to perform for any students who wish to progress to public shows.
We aim to encourage students to appreciate the subtleties of Middle Eastern music and how to express those through the dance with joy and elegance- this is achieved through Shema sharing her own experience, expertise and love of this exhilarating dance.
The beauty of Bellydance is that it is suitable for everyone, regardless of age, shape, size, fitness level and even injuries can be worked around. It is a great way to get/keep fit, meet new friends, catch up with old friends, discover your body and most of all, have fun!
Dar Tangerina Academy,
Unit 5 The Old Schoolhouse,