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Mystique Bellydance Academy

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Established in 1996 by Shaheena, and now run by her daughters Nikki and Nanda, the Mystique Bellydance Academy is the teaching arm of Bellydance Central. Our holistic approach to dance in a friendly and relaxed, yet structured, environment caters to a broad range of students; from absolute beginners and children through to 'just for fun' and professional levels.

At Mystique we offer a diverse range of dance and dance-complementary classes from all over the globe including: Turkish Oriental, Turkish Roman, Egyptian Raqs Sharqi and Folk styles, Vintage Bellydance, Tribal (ATS), Birth Dancing, Mum's and little ones, Bellydance Bootcamp,and Children's classes. There really is something for everyone to enjoy and classes are also available in Ellenbrook and Bassendean. See below for details on classes in all areas.



Bellydance in Osborne Park, Ellenbrook, and Bassendean

Term 2 2015 Class Schedule Quick Download

2015 Term Dates

  • Term 1: Mon 2nd Feb - Sat 4th April
  • Term 2: Mon 20th April - Sat 4th July (T2 includes WAMED break Thurs 28th May - Wed 3rd June)
  • Term 3: Mon 20th July - Sat 26th Sept
  • Term 4: Mon 12th Oct - Sat 12th Dec

How to choose your class at Mystique

  1. 1. Determine what level you are via the Class Levels table below.
  2. 2. Consult the Term Class List below to pick a class at your level, at a day/time and location convenient to you.
  3. 3. Attend the Mystique Open Night (Friday 30th January 6:30-9pm at the studio) to enrol in person or follow the 'How to Enrol' instructions located to the right-hand side of this page.

Class Levels

All level criteria are a guide only, please feel free to discuss your individual requirements with the academy. As with any other physical activity please consult with your medical professional before undertaking any exercise program.

Levels Criteria
Child Open Intro Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Company
Boys and girls aged 5-9yrs, no previous dance experience required. No previous dance experience required. No previous dance experience required. Beginner level with 3-12 months bellydance experience. Progressive beginner level with 6-18 months bellydance experience. Intermediate level with min 2 years bellydance experience. Advanced level with min 4 years bellydance experience. By Invitation Only

Download Term 2 Brochure for Class Descriptions - pdf here

Never Bellydanced Before?

Then our specially designed Introduction to Bellydance classes are just for you!

Bellydance as a form of dance exercise is an extremely enjoyable and fun way of keeping fit and reducing stress levels. The movements of bellydance are accessible for people of all ages and body types so everyone can learn and enjoy, even if you have never danced before.

Download the Introduction to Bellydance PDF brochure

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See below for course summary:


Introduction to Bellydance

Overview

Modern Bellydancing is an adaptation of the regional and traditional dances from the Near, Far and Mid East. In combination with the use of safe dance practice it can be a great way to keep fit, have fun, tone and shape, relieve stress, as well as to learn about the movements, music and culture associated with this exotic art form.

Course Objectives

This introductory course introduces the student to the art of bellydance. It provides a brief history, outlines exercise benefits and correct methodologies for exercising and provides basic instruction in body movements to Oriental music.

Each individual will be provided with the basic skills necessary to express the dance, as well as a feel for the music. Students will have the opportunity to learn a simple choreographed routine which they can perform for their own enjoyment or for their family and friends.

This course focuses on having fun, making friends and developing a positive self image.

Course Outline

Classes are structured around seven core elements:

  • Warm-up:
    Designed to get the circulation flowing and achieve perspiration without strain using basic bellydance moving and connecting steps. Includes explanation of cultural contexts, basic music and rhythms to be used during class.
  • Stretching:
    Aims to enable students to achieve more flexibility and make muscles more responsive to movements. Reduces possibility of strain injury. During this section we introduce correct posture techniques, bellydance arm and shoulder movements and weight shifting techniques.
  • Isolations:
    Introduction of slow movements designed to work separate parts of the body and to improve strength and flexibility
  • Technique:
    Introducion of Oriental Dance techniques while applying correct posture and weight shifting techniques to perform the basic core bellydance movements.
  • Combinations and Variations:
    As each lesson progresses the new techniques will be combined with those previously learned into simple combinations. This provides insights into how movements are put together & how one movement can be varied to look different.
  • Improvisation and Choreography:
    At this point we investigate different ways of having fun with dance through creative dance improvisation to bellydance music and putting together combinations learnt to form a simple choreography
  • Cool-downs:
    These are structured to help relieve any build-up of stress and to shift the concentration of blood from the muscles to flow through the rest of the body. The student finishes the class feeling relaxed and invigorated.

How do I enrol into the 'Introduction to Bellydance' course?

The Introduction to Bellydance PDF brochure has all the information you need to enroll into the Introduction to Bellydance course. Course overview, outline and a special 'Intro only' registration form.


For more information about the history of bellydance, bellydance classes, Mystique teachers or what to wear and bring to class, visit our FAQs page or contact us via phone or email.

Registration

How to Enrol
  1. 1. Download the class brochure with registration form.
  2. 2. Enter your details.
  3. 3. Be sure that you have read and agreed to all registrations terms and conditions.
  4. 4. Select the classes you wish to enrol in.
  5. 5. Calculate eligible discounts.
  6. 6. Choose preferred payment method.
  7. 7. Either email the form through to us or attend the term open night and hand it in.
Got a Question?

You can visit our FAQs page or contact us via phone or email.

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