DANCE CLASSES CORNWALL

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.  Begin it now.”
Goethe

Seef Saffah at Trereife Hose with Christine, who is learning Belly Bolly dance

Belly Bolly dance is for all women, whatever your age, size, shape or ability!
So, where to find Belly Bolly dance classes Cornwall?
When do they run and what do they cost?
What do you wear for classes?
What happens in a dance class?

WHERE: Belly Bolly dance classes Cornwall are located in SW Cornwall: Penzance, Penryn (next to Falmouth) and Ponsanooth (mid-way between Truro, Falmouth and Redruth).

PENZANCE: Monday

7 p.m. Beginner/Improver

8 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced

PENZANCE YMCA   ALVERTON RD   TR18 4TE

PENRYN: Wednesday

7.45 p.m. Beginner/Improver

8.45 p.m. Intermediate

THE ZEDSHED   JUBILEE WHARF   TR10 8FG

PONSANOOTH: Thursday

6.30 p.m. Beginner

PONSANOOTH HALL, ST. MICHAEL’S RD    TR3 7EE
CHECK!  The Hall is very new and doesn’t appear on Google maps.  It’s up on the left along the A393 / St. Michael’s Rd, going from Falmouth towards the Stag Inn!

COST
Your first two 1-hour Belly Bolly classes are Tasters @ £5 each to find out whether this dance is for you. After that I run mini-terms of 5 consecutive 1-hour classes @ £30.
Drop-in for those of you who find it hard to get to dance regularly is £7 for the hour.
If you do both Belly Bolly classes in an evening (these are independent of each other, with changes of dance and level) 5 consecutive sessions cost £50, with drop-in of £12.
Student concessions apply.
If you miss a class, you’re welcome to catch up in an equivalent class at one of the other venues.
I also run workshops and one-to-one tuition: ask about these.

WHAT TO WEAR?

Picture of a bead and coin hip-belt

Hip Bling for Belly Bolly: a bead and coin hip-belt

Feel comfortable for Belly Bolly class practice. We dance barefoot but you can use soft little pumps if that helps your feet. Wear a T-shirt or simple top and tie something pretty around your hips to give a focus to tum, bum and hips: this is the Belly Bolly look. Leggings are OK but they won’t give you such a squiggly feel!
Close-up of sarong styleA sarong or ‘wrap’ (piece of material, which can double up as a veil) tied around the hips gives a slinky feminine feel for dances like Egyptian baladi. Some dance styles look and feel best wearing a wide full skirt with an elasticated waist that can sit on the hips, swishy as you move, and billowing around your ankles. These few simple items are all you need to set up your Belly Bolly dance class gear.  Then you can start adding all sorts of spangly extras……

WARNING!

Lots of dance costume in a Cairo Belly Dance shaop

Dance heaven: a costume shop in Cairo!

Belly Bolly dance has side effects! You may find that you’ll never again resist going into charity shops to see what’s jingly and shiny inside. If you like sewing, you’ll find yourself creating new spangly dance gear.