Liverpool Belly Dance Classes

~ Welcome To Tara Dance Arts  ~
Contact - taradanceinfo@gmail.com


***Tara is on maternity leave*** Her
Classes will resume in January 2020. 

Liverpool Belly Dancing classes 
10 week course - £50 / Taster class £5
Restarting in January 2020 Wednesday evenings 6.30pm in Liverpool city centre. Venue to be confirmed. Bookings only.
See the Facebook event for updates

Wirral Belly Dance Classes 
Drop in - Running every week just turn up!Restarting in January 2020 Saturdays 11am in Hoylake. Venue to be confirmed. £5 per session. See the Facebook event for updates Click here


Tuesdays - 1.30pm WHISC Bold Street Liverpool city centre L1. Facing Tesco. Free class suitable for women of mixed abilities.
Weekly classes start again on 8th January until end of March. Just turn up!

Wednesday's - 7.45pm. Wallasey Group. Address given upon booking. This class branched off from the beginner class and is a small established friendly group of women from the area who are of improver to advanced level belly dance students who share an interest in learning higher level technique, Props, Performance (optional) and full choreographed belly dance routines. Performance is optional however there are plenty of opportunities throughout the year. New members are always welcome. £6 per class. This class runs for 60-75 mins. BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE (6th Feb only, offer for new students)
Start date Wednesday 6th February 745pm.
Running on a weekly basis. Join at any point but contact with your information. Venue address is given upon booking. You can pay at class with cash. 


Saturdays - 11am in the rehearsal room of The Hoylake Parade Community Centre. Hoyle road Hoylake Wirral Ch47-3AG.
-Mixed Level - Beginners & Improvers
- Exercise & dance technique based suitable for women of all ages and abilities. We have a follow along dance towards the end of the class. Just turn up. £5 per class. Social days and evenings for those who wish to attend.
Weekly classes start again January 12th 11am. 

Workshops - details coming soon. £6.50 per hour workshop.

Details - The classes and workshops are organised and taught by Tara Maxwell an experienced professional belly dance performer, Makeup artist, Artistic director and teaching facilitator who holds full insurance, dance, fitness, Make artistry first aid and teaching qualifications / certificates and is a professional member of Foundation for community dance. The classes have been featured on TV Radio and printed publications. Tara is employed to teach at the women's charity WHISC in Liverpool city centre and has ran her dance school "Tara Dance Arts" since 2013.
To see public unbiased reviews from real people visit the Facebook page "Tara Dance Arts"

What to wear -
Leggings and a fitted top / t-shirt is fine but be sure your clothing is not to tight or restrictive or to long. Some people wear dance yoga or exercise clothing.
We dance bare foot but flat soft jazz ballet or belly dance style dance shoes are suitable. They must be flat and soft. No trainers in the class please they can be bad for your feet when dancing. If you have been meficalled fitted with special shoes you are welcome to wear them. Please bring socks.
Coin hip belts and scarves are provided along with props for all to borrow. If you have your own feel free to bring them.

Additional Information & Class Rules
Bring a bottle of drinking water.
Do not use the class as an advertising platform.
No abusive behaviour at class.
Mutual respect is expected to be shown towards other students and the teachers.
Leave your problems at the door.
Please pay for your class before leaving
Try to turn up on time. If late please do not disturb the class or teacher. Find a spaces and get involved.
To ensure there are minimul disruptions or digression any discussion and questions can be asked and answered if invited or at the end of the class.









Bellydance Arts & Fitness Classes Courses & Workshops in Merseyside

Hoylake Wirral Belly Dance Class - EVERY WEEK!
Saturdays 11am at the parade community centre hoyle road Ch47-3AG. Free car park Note this is a Women's group. People Of All Ages & dance / fitness abilities welcome. £5 JUST TURN UP!

Liverpool City Centre Belly Dance Class Sessions - Sept 2018

6 Week Theatrical Belly Dance Course
With Isis Wings 
Starting Wednesday 12th September 7pm 
Liverpool city centre. Suitable for Intermediate level. 12 spaces. This course is full.  Sold Out!

Belly dancing With Arabic at WHISC 
taught by Tara starting Tuesday 18th September Contact WHISC for information. 

Other Recommended Teachers & Classes In Liverpool
Here are some local teachers I know personally and have met or had positive learning experiences with / heard good things about who are good teachers and nice people. If you can't make it to my class get in touch with them
Carolyn's Classes in various areas

Marie's Class in Bootle 
Helens Classes various areas
SAED Classes various areas
Mary's Class 
Nancy's Class Toxteth

New Classes - Huyton (contact me if you are interested in joining)
New classes - Wallasey (contact me to show your interest)

Contact
Email Me - taradanceinfo@gmail.com

Pay For Sessions

PayPal link for first class or 6 session deposit (use link below)

New Classes - Huyton (contact me if you are interested in joining)
New classes - Wallasey (contact me to show your interest)

MORE ABOUT TARA DANCE ARTS & Belly Dance Classes
Tara Dance Arts is a dance school based in Merseyside. The classes workshops and lessons are held at various venues in Wirral Liverpool and other areas of Merseyside. They are particularly suitable and popular for women however from time to time Men are invited and children are welcome but must be over the age of five and supervised by a participating parent or guardian. Tara Maxwell is the artistic director, Facilitator and owner of the company. She is a working performer with experience and relevant qualifications / certificates. She has taught a various places of arts education and culture and her dance school has been established since 2013. She is fully insured to teach privately and publically as well being trading standards assured (Wirral). Tara teaches from a community dance perspective allowing for an all inclusive environment. She is a professional member of FFCD Foundation For Community Dance - People Dancing.

Tuition & Stylisation
Egyptian Raqs Sharqi, Turkish oryantal, American Cabaret, Folklore, North African & Theatrical fusion. All of these styles of dance are known as belly dancing. They all have similarities however they have noticeable difference.

Social dancing, Performance arts & fitness style belly dance is all included in the tuition giving everybody an opportunity to get the most out of participating.

Classes Tuition includes - (beginners through to intermediates)
Technique, Artistic expression, Improvisation, Choreographies, Easy to follow exercise dance routines, Props, Musical instruments (such as drums and finger cymbals/Zills/Sagat).

Next Level Training Course & Workshops (intermediates only)
Theatre techniques, Arts & crafts, Makeup, Stage craft & Performance arts techniques, Preparing for professionalism in Restaurants dancing & events. Includes some of the above.

Suitability
People of All ages, Dance level or fitness abilities, All body shapes.

Social -
We are invited to lots of great shows Haflas and parties within the private belly dance community throughout the year giving opportunity for our dance groups to meet up, Eat and watch some great performances.

Performance Opportunities -
As stated above the are social outings and for those who wish to take part in performance at these particular events there will be opportunities for those who come to class regularly, Who work hard to practice and are 100% reliable. In addition to belly dance Haflas run by others we also have our own showcase Haflas parties and recitals. Every summer is full of events we have repeat invites to perform at. These are public events like festivals and summer fetes, Reliable participants who attend classes and rehearsals are welcome to take part.

Disabilities & Learning Diffulties
Tara has taught many students who have struggled at other classes. She is a facilitator and includes everyone. She asks for feedback and allows questions. She helps as much as she can. Tara has dyslexia and understands the problems dance participants who are dyslexic can face therefore she is patient and offers variations at class. Her class in Hoylake has access for people with disabilities. She has a teaching certificate and includes many if not all teaching styles in her sessions.

Belly Dance For Health & Fitness
There have been many scientific studies that have proven belly dancing to be beneficial for all kinds of ailments physical problems and diseases. Especially those effecting women. The reason why belly dancing us great for exersise for all ages us because it is low impact. At Tara's class she creates lesson plans that incorporate simple flexibility resistance and moderate cardiovascular exercise as well as safe dance technique. Belly dancing does engage and strengthen the core muscles of the belly pelvis buttocks and lower back. It helps us release fluid into the joints keeping them flexible. Shimmys are a great way to get your cardio going as is fun upbeat easy to follow routines. Good posture, Snake arms and veil dancing engage the upper back and help to tone the arms. Figure rights camels and hip circles give the inner women's muscles a good workout, Stretch and massage. These moves have been studied in China and proved they really help with bladder and womens problems.
At this class it is all performed without having to get down on your knees or roll around dirty floors. The only time we get down onto the floor is if we are learning Turkish floor work or balancing props. This is mainly practiced at workshops not within class. If it is done at class there are variations offered so those who may not want to desend down to the floor or can not go down onto the floor have options. When floor work is practiced by those who are inexperienced knee pads and yoga mats are shared to ensure our bodies are cushioned and our knees are protected.

What to Wear -
Exercise gym dance sports or yoga clothing is suitable as is a pair of leggings and a top. Anything you feel comfortable to dance / exercise in. We have t-shirts & bags available to purchase at class (optional)

Shoes - No Trainers in the studio / hall please!
Traditionally it is appropriate to dance and learn belly dance bare foot however flat soft ballet jazz or belly dance pumps shoes or slippers are fine. Foot thongs or yoga so is are great also. Bring a pair of socks in your dance bag.

Coins belts and hip scarves -
There are colourful coin hip belts and tassle hip scarves available at class for all to share ware and return in the condition it was found in.  Props and accessories are also shared and should be returned. If you have your own feel free to bring it / them along.

Other Stuff -
If you can bring a bottle of water however there is drinking water at each venue.
There are toilets and changing rooms / areas at each venue.
There is staff at each venue.
Each venue is clean tidy safe with suitable dance flooring ventilation and follow health and safety laws.
Check each class listing for parking & travel advice
Those who attend similar classes are welcome to Tara's however be warned bad behaviour or advertising is
Not allowed and you will be learning how to dance.


Classes Time Table

Liverpool Belly Dance Classes 7pm Elliott Clarke Performing Arts College Old Haymarket Liverpool City Centre L1-6ER
Starting Wednesday 12th September £36 for 6 one hour sessions. You are welcome to pay £6.50 deposit (by postal order bank transfer or paypal) for the first class on the 12th September 7pm and pay the rest with cash at class.
If you prefer to try a class you are welcome to attend the first session on 12th September 7pm £6.50 paid in advance by postal order bank transfer or PayPal.
Classes in liverpool are Held in 6 week slots, if they continue to be busy after the 6 weeks they will continue for a further 6 weeks.
Booking is Essential!

Hoylake Wirral Belly Dancing Classes EVERY WEEK - Saturday mornings 11am the parade community centre Hoyle Road Hoylake Wirral Ch47-3AG
£5 per class
Just turn up!

Contact
Email Me - taradanceinfo@gmail.com

Pay For Sessions
PayPal link for full payment of £36 (use link below)
paypal.me/tarabellydance/36

PayPal link for first class or 6 session deposit (use link below)
paypal.me/tarabellydance/6.50

New Classes - Huyton (contact me if you are interested in joining)
New classes - Wallasey (contact me to show your interest)

Everyone welcome!
Contact - taradanceinfo@gmail.com

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  Community Bellydance Arts 

 A Course of Ten Belly Dancing Classes in Liverpool

 Prepare To Prop! 



12 week course starting 7pm on Wednesday 12th September 2018 at Elliott Clarke Performing Arts College Old Haymarket Liverpool City Centre L1-6ER

Suitability - All ages, Genders,  Dance / fitness abilities welcome.


Number of spaces - 12
Sign up - email taradanceinfo@gmail.com
Enrol - 12th Sept (attend the taster session on the date £5)
Certificate upon completion - Introduction
(Introduction Prepare to prop!)

About The Course
This is a dance focused course designed to encourage people from all walks of life to participate in dance. Over the twelve week period Tara will teach her format of belly dance technique along with an introduction to a popular belly dance prop. Then a choreographed dance routine will be taught with the prop. Artistic expression, Improvisation and creativity is expolored as part of the course so the student can build upon the choreography taught to add to it and change it to make it their own and are welcome to perform the choreography when it suits once the course is completed. Students are invited to attend an introduction taster class before signing up. Along with learning how to belly dance there are many 
proven health and fitness benefits so attending will also give is great form of low impact moderate intensity cardio flexibility and resistance workout. The objective of this particular course is to teach the benefits of dance and to teach those who think they can't dance to walk in at the beginning of the course and dance out by the end. We end the course with a mini belly dance party / social get together. 
*Optional - there are performance opportunities for those who want to get involved.

The teaching concept and environment is based around community dance. The dance style and technique is that of oriental dance (belly dance) with a touch of theatrical flair.

To find out more about community dance here (click text)

£60 for the full course (12 classes)
£50 Early Bird Offer -  Offer available untill August 1st (full course 12 classes)
£5 taster session (on 12th September) 

What to wear - 
Dance yoga fitness gym clothing or leggings and a top.
Traditionally it is acceptable and authentic to dance bare foot however flat soft ballet jazz highland belly dance shoes, yoga socks or foot thongs are fine to wear at class - no trainers unless medically fitted. Coin hip belts and props provided for all to wear and return at class. 

Venue-  Great care has been taken to select suitable appropriate well kept venues rooms studios and halls that follow health and safety procedures and are of a high standard. All venues hired by Tara have suitable dance flooring, Lighting and ventilation. There is drinking water at each venue as well as waiting areas, Toilets, Changing rooms / areas. Staff are present and venues are safe

Disclaimer If you have a medical problem or an issue you are unsure could be negatively effected by taking part in Live or recorded  physical exercise/activity please seek medical advice from your GP or other medical professional. The same advice is given for pregnant women. Please seek medical advice before participating in the belly dance classes workshops lessons or courses. If you GP or medical professional advises you not to take part then follow the advice given and do not come to class.