Friday, July 22, 2011

Congratulations girls - beginners course complete

Tuesday night was our last night for the six week beginner course.  We all had a lovely night oooh-and-aaah-ing at each other’s beautiful belts, skirts, flowers, feathers and jewellery.  I am so sorry that I forgot to take a photo to share, because everyone really looked so beautiful in their dance finery and I would have liked to share this with you all.
The dance class was also all about pulling everything together and celebrating what we have learnt over our beginner class term.  We drew on the six weeks of moves and practiced them as drills, then put them together into formations.  Even with our little group of four, we had a go at a few formations.
Well done girls for finishing the beginner course.  We have a week break then resume on 2nd August for a new beginner group combined with our beyond beginner girls.  I look forward to some new women joining in our circle and welcoming back familiar faces to make our circle even bigger and better.  All welcome!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Beginner course almost complete!

Well our beginners are becoming quite fluent in their basic moves as they get close to the last class of their beginner course.  Our keen dancers have even asked for a copy of the dance move names so they can practice!  How cool are these strong dancers!

Magnolia and Shana were even treated to an all levels class in Cairns with the Tribal Zest girls. It was very cool to show off the new Kuranda girls, and reconnect with the Zest girls.

So this Tuesday for our last class, we are going to have a class of basic moves, improvisations and formations and all round fun music.  Don't forget to wear a skirt and hip scarf because i would love to get a photo for our blog!  Am looking forward to dancing with you again soon.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The kids corner was all action at Kuranda library

The floor of the kid’s corner of the Kuranda library was covered with jewels and coins, as the Kuranda kids got busy making beautiful belly dance belts on Thursday. 
As the colourful creations came to fruition, we tied them onto our waist and got our hips moving.  In no time at all we were all looking like we had been dancing together for years.  There were smiles all round as the girls put together their moves and grooved along to the Madagascar song, ”I like to move it”. 
Using every bit of floor space in the kids section at Kuranda library.
 'Ta-da' Our new bellydancers of Kuranda!
Post note:  There were a few Mums keen to see belly dance classes continue for young girls in Kuranda.  If you are interested, please email Lisa at  If there is enough interest, I will arrange a venue and reply with details.

Mareeba library overflows with colour and dance

School holidays were full of colour and fun at Mareeba library as Girls, Boys, Mums and Nannas all learnt to belly dance.
There were so many participants at Mareeba that we went alfresco and Kellie and the library staff setup outside (thanks heaps).  With the sun shining and a lovely cool breeze blowing, we got our hips bumping and our shiny new belly dance belts jingling.
Smiling faces as we all get dancing
Our Mareeba Bellydancers.
I also want to thank the girls who came up individually and thanked me after the session.  Your words were very heartwarming.