Wirral Belly Dancing Classes

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Welcome.... Belly Dancing Classes Lessons and Workshops

***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.
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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

Classes Running Now!
Liverpool Every Tuesday 1.30pm at Whisc Bold Street Liverpool city centre. This busy class is sports funded giving the opportunity for people to participate in classes for Free. Just turn up on the day. Classes running every week until the end of April 2019. Women of all ages and levels are welcome. *Pregnant women welcome with permissions from Medical professional

Antenatal Belly Dancing Workshops
Tara is expecting her own baby and offers safe low impact belly dance tuition suitable for other pregnant women. The group workshops are suitable for women's groups and organisations that offer services for pregnant women. From £25 per hour session in the Merseyside area.

Classes Running from February 2020- 
Reserve a place by emailing taradanceinfo@gmail.com or use the contact form below.

Saturday mornings 11am at the parade community centre Hoylake.  - Drop in £5 per class. Running every week.
-Tuesday afternoons 1.30pm Whisc Bold street Liverpool just turn up funded / free. New students welcome! All levels

Email - taradanceinfo@gmail.com.

Rehearsals in Wallasey - Taras existing performance students & invited experienced students only.

Shows - Come & see Tara & her student dance school perform. Next show Sat Mar 23 ~ Nile to the Mersey “Shimmy Into Spring Hafla”, Liverpool Contact for information.

Incubabies Charity Event / in association with Arrows park hospital. 13th March 2019 - Private event raising funds.

Marie's Shimmy & Donate Hafla Liverpool
March 2019 details added soon.

Wirral Hoylake Festival of Firsts - Summer 2019
Led by Tara Dance Arts Group
Details added soon.

The Wirral Arts Festival - Winter 2019
Led By Tara Dance Arts Group
Details added soon.

Helens Christmas Party Hafla - Charity Event -
Details added soon.

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Welcome.... Belly Dancing Classes Lessons and Workshops
-Saturday mornings 11am at the parade community centre Hoylake.  - Tara is no taking on any new students this year. Contact for 2020 bookings list.
-Tuesday afternoon 1.30pm Whisc Bold street Liverpool just turn up / free. New students welcome! All levels
-Wednesday evenings 7.45pm URC Wallasey Village - Tara is not taking on any new students this year. Contact for 2020 class bookings list. 
Email - taradanceinfo@gmail.com.

Tara's talented group are highly sought after and attend many private and public events performing throughout the year! Come & see us! 

Shows - Come & see Tara & her student dance school perform. Next show Sat Mar 23 ~ Nile to the Mersey “Shimmy Into Spring Hafla”, Liverpool Contact for information.

Incubabies Charity Event / in association with Arrows park hospital. 13th March 2019 - Private event raising funds. 

Marie's Shimmy & Donate Hafla Liverpool
March 2019 details added soon.

Wirral Hoylake Festival of Firsts - Summer 2019
Led by Tara Dance Arts Group 
Details added soon.

The Wirral Arts Festival - Winter 2019
Led By Tara Dance Arts Group
Details added soon.

Helens Christmas Party Hafla - Charity Event - 
Details added soon.  

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More information - 
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 detail to be confirmed closer to the start date. his 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. £60 10 classes paid in advance with cash or PayPal.
Restarting January 2020.
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. Restarting January 2020. 
-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!

"Dancing With Silk" - Tara Dance Arts - The Wirral Arts Festival
Learn the art of dancing with silk gracefully and effortlessley. Taught by Tara a dancer and teacher who is often referred to as "graceful" and effortless in her dance.. Learn some of the basics along with some tips on how to dance gracefully with silk and how to make it look effortless. Authentic real silk veils are provided for all to use. An easy to follow dance routine is taught. Dancing with silk offers a good workout for the whole body incorporating good posture and arm exersise. To make something look effortless requires effort coordination self expression and technique.

 "Dancing With Silk" workshop on Saturday 27th October at 11am in the reheasal room of the Hoylake parade community centre Hoyle Road Ch47-3AG
£5 per person & runs for 1 hour.
People of all dance levels and fitness abilities.

Free Class For All On Saturday 22nd September!
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)

Email Me - taradanceinfo@gmail.com

Pay For Sessions
PayPal link for full payment of £36 (use link below)

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)

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.

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!

Email Me - taradanceinfo@gmail.com

Pay For Sessions
PayPal link for full payment of £36 (use link below)

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)

Everyone welcome!
Contact - taradanceinfo@gmail.com

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Weekly Belly Dancing Classes In Wirral

Details - Every Saturday morning 11am at The Hoylake Parade Community Centre Hoyle Road Hoylake Ch47-3AG (up stairs in the rehearsal room)
Suitability - All ages, Dance/Fitness abilities, Beginners welcome / Women's group.
Price - £5 (payable at class - Cash)
Booking - Contact or turn up and pay on the day
Email - taradanceinfo@gmail.com
*Note - this is a women' group / Check the home page of this website or the Facebook page for class updates / cancellations before turning up or contact for information. 

About Tara's bellydance fitness classes- 
The class is still a safe and authentic belly dance technique class however it is unique in its format. Most classes can be slow to get going however this class incorporates cardio flexibility and resistance exercise in the form of dance technique sequences and easy to follow dance routines from the off set insuring a good all round belly dance class and a good low impact moderate intensity workout. Plus easy to follow choreographed dance snippets are taught each week along with props so you will still learn how to belly dance but in a different way, a upbeat uplifting fun way. We have social belly dance and community event invites, Class outings and performance opportunities for those who want to get involved. Class is taught by Tara a professional working belly dancer and instructor who teaches from a community dance perspective. She encourages people from all walks of life to participate in dance and benefit from the many social cultural artistic creative expressive health & fitness benefits of belly dance and dance as a whole. 
*If you prefer a mixed class, A belly dance course or a Liverpool class check the Liverpool classes page

What to wear - 
Gym dance or yoga clothing or leggings and a top is fine
Traditionally it is acceptable and authentic to dance bare foot however flat soft jazz ballet highland or belly dance shoes / yoga socks or foot thongs are fine to wear in the class.
Coin belts and other props are provided for all to wear / use and return at class. Here's a blog post about what to wear at a belly dance class link - What To Wear At A Belly Dance 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.
Hoylake Venue - http://hoylakeparade.com

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.

6 Week Course
Jan & Feb 2017
Taster class available
- I do not publish venue addresses publically -

Heswall Wirral 
Starting Monday 9th January 2017
Start time - 7pm ends at 8pm
Venue - Full Address given upon booking. Pay at class 
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Liverpool City Centre
Starting Wednesday 11th January 2017
Start time - 730pm ends at 8.30pm
Venue - full address given upon booking. Pay at class
Contact me for information 🎶

Hoylake Wirral
Starting Saturday 14th January 2017
Venue - Full address given upon booking. Pay at class 😁
Contact for more information

"My classes and workshops are upbeat and welcoming with friendly members. They are suitable for Women of all ages Bodyshapes and Dance levels. Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned intermediate there is somthing for everyone. Newcomers are always welcome. My classes have elements of uplifting calorie burning and toning exersise, Authentic sexy oriental belly dance technique, Dance routines plus social opportunities you are sure to get the most out of Belly dancing benefits. Why not come and try a taster class for £5 or bring a friend and get your taster class half price. The Belly Dance styles taught include Turkish, Egyptian, Greek, North African, Prop dancing and more making each class is fun and different. Belly dancing Boosts confidence level building self esteem taught in a nurturing man free zone. 
What's more jingley coin hip belts and props are provided for all to lend at class"

Classes run in blocks of 6. Taster sessions are available at the first class of a course or block. 
£5 taster
£30 6 class
£24 concession (6 classes- over 65, Unemployed, Students)
£45 mother & daughter (girls over 5)

Classes must be booked in advance (pay at class) please don't just turn up. 
contact to book 
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