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Just dropping in here with a little note about the new courses we have up and running for 2024! It’s a brand new year with lots on offer to suit everyone. Regardless if your a beginner or more experienced student, there’s something to suit everyone. We’ve also got some new dance styles on offer you may not have tried before.

PLEASE NOTE!
PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL COURSES
LIMITED SPOTS PER COURSE AVAILABLE
TO BOOK! CONTACT CARA ON 0409700037 OR AT info@globaldancecollective.com.au

So here are the details!!

Global Dance Collective!
TERM ONE COURSES 2024

If you have any questions or are unsure about the course for you please contact Cara to discuss.

Level Guide.
Beginner: Suitable for those with absolutely no experience whatsoever.

Open: Suitable for those with basic skills through to more advanced students. We recommend at least one year of dance experience for these courses.

Intermediate: Suitable for students who have proficient skills/at least 1.5 years of solid learning +

Term ONE Duration:
Monday the 22nd of Jan – 28th of March 2024

LIST OF COURSES AVAILABLE

LATIN DANCE COURSES

BEGINNER LEVEL LATIN DANCE

Monday 6.30pm Beginner Argentinian Tango Choreography
with Ann & Alistair
Duration: 22/1 – 25/3

Monday 7.30pm Beginner Cuban Salsa Technique with Cara
Duration: 22/1 – 25/3

Wednesday 6.30pm – Beginner Dominican Bachata Technique with Amelia
Duration: 24/1 – 27/3

Wednesday 7.30pm – Beginner Cuban Salsa Technique with Rod
Duration: 24/1 – 27/3

OPEN / INTERMEDIATE LEVEL LATIN DANCE

Monday 8.30pm Open Cuban Son Technique with Cara
(Vintage Focus)
Duration: 22/1 – 25/3

Wednesday 8.30pm – Intermediate Cuban Salsa Technique with Rod
Duration: 24/1 – 27/3

BELLY DANCE COURSES

BEGINNER BELLY DANCE

Wednesday 7.30pm – Beginner Egyptian Belly Dance Technique
with Cara
Duration: 24/1 – 27/3

Thursday 6.30pm – Beginner Egyptian Belly Dance Technique
with Cara
Duration: 25/1 – 28/3

Thursday 7.30pm – Beginner Transnational Fusion Technique
with Jordan
Duration: 25/1 – 28/3

OPEN LEVEL BELLY DANCE

Monday 7.30pm Open Level Classical Egyptian + Zills with Jordan
Duration: 22/1 – 25/3

Tuesday 7.30pm Intermediate Transnational Fusion Technique
with Jordan
Duration: 22/1 – 25/3

SPANISH DANCE COURSES

Thursday 7.30pm – Zambra Mora (Barefoot Flamenco) with Cara
Open To All Levels
Duration: 25/1 – 28/3

Cost:

ALL COURSES RUN FOR A TEN WEEK DURATION
ADULTS COURSES
One Course – $160 per person
Two Courses – $300 per person
Three Courses – $420 per person
Four Courses – $560 per person
LOCATION: All Courses held at BFITT
6/2 Woodman Court, West End
(Next to Playtime Adventure Land / Opposite Castletown)

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND FURTHER INFO

Monday 6.30pm – Beginner Tango with Ann and Alistair
Learn the art of TANGO!! Bursting out of Buenos Aires and Uruguay in the late 1800s, Argentine Tango has evolved into a popular dance form that is now danced socially worldwide. Argentine Tango is an improvised, spontaneous dance, which is based on variations of walking, turning, pausing and adornments. This course is designed for those students with completely no experience whatsoever. In this course students will learn a Choreography. Which is a set sequence to music. Which students will then have the option to perform at the end of term Milonga (Tango Party). Date to be advised.

Monday 7.30pm Beginner Salsa with Cara
In this course students will learn the very foundation of Cuban Salsa. Salsa is a wonderful way for new students to not only learn to dance but also to bring more joy, fun and social activity into their weekly experience. Our Salsa classes are fast becoming some of the most popular classes we offer. These classes are perfect for those with absolutely zero experience. We’ll go over the fundamental movements and an easy overview of the basics to partnered Cuban Salsa dance. Cuban Salsa is a rich and vibrant experience that will open students up to a whole world of dance possibilities.

Monday 7.30pm Open Level Classical Egyptian Belly Dance + Zills with Jordan
Jordan is bringing back one of her specialties! Zills! Sagat! Whatever you like to call them. Finger Cymbals are a much loved prop and musical instrument within the Belly Dance world. To compliment this she will be addressing classical Belly Dance technique.

Monday 8.30pm Open Cuban Son Technique with Cara (Vintage Focus)
Son is first and foremost a distinct music style that originated from east Cuba during the 19th century. During the 20th Century, it gradually gained popularity and turned from music and dance for the peasants, to a big hit in Havana’s ballrooms. Above all, you can summarize it in one word – Elegance. It is the music style that preceded and gave birth to Salsa (or better said casino) nowadays. Since then the popularity of Salsa grew and grew, while unfortunately, the popularity of Son declined. A Cuban Salsa dancer will learn and massively improve his/her leading/following skills if he/she chooses to dabble in Son. It’s an amazing learning experience that teaches one to appreciate many things we often neglect in Salsa: closed position, precision, simplicity courtesy and more…And the beautiful thing is that anything you learn in Son translates into Salsa almost directly. So if you want to to take your dancing further – Don’t hesitate and learn Son. This term will have a more vintage focus and we’ll discover more about the tornillo and how to use it in various ways.

Tuesday 7.30pm Intermediate Transnational Fusion Technique with Jordan
Start applying your wealth of Datura Style and fusion dance skills in a group improvisation setting. This includes becoming a supportive follower, a daring and confident leader and of course sharpening your dance skills.

Wednesday 6.30pm – Beginner Dominican Bachata Technique with Amelia
Bachata is a dance from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean islands. Both the music and the dance have been influenced by Cuban Bolero, the Merengue (also of Dominican Republic origin), Salsa and Cumbia. Bachata is one of the most popular styles of social dance in the Latin dance scene. This dance is based on an easy to follow sequence of three on-beat steps, with a tap marking the fourth beat. It is styled with a fluid movement of the body which is mesmerising to watch and just wonderful to dance! Bachata’s simplicity makes it a very beginner-friendly dance, while the opportunity for musical interpretation it provides makes it truly addictive for dancers of all levels.

Wednesday 7.30pm – Beginner Cuban Salsa Technique with Rod
In this course students will learn the very foundation of Cuban Salsa. Salsa is a wonderful way for new students to not only learn to dance but also to bring more joy, fun and social activity into their weekly experience. Our Salsa classes are fast becoming some of the most popular classes we offer. These classes are perfect for those with absolutely zero experience. We’ll go over the fundamental movements and an easy overview of the basics to partnered Cuban Salsa dance. Cuban Salsa is a rich and vibrant experience that will open students up to a whole world of dance possibilities.

Wednesday 7.30pm – Beginner Egyptian Belly Dance Technique with Cara
Egyptian Raqs Sharqi! This dance with roots as ancient as the Pyramids has so many wonderful secrets to share with the initiate. This course will address the core fundamentals of Belly Dance. EVERYTHING beginner student would need to now to start a strong foundation in this dance style. We’ll look at the 5 core foundational movements and how they contribute to building a confident dancer. This term we’ll also be addressing Drum Technique!! The rhythms, structure and understanding of drum dance for beginner belly dancers. This dance style contributes to the student stronger muscles, flexibility, and stronger cardio-vascular health. It also releases endorphins into the brain, which generate a feeling of well-being. So what’s on the other end of your comfort zone?? A wonderful world of dance and friendship just waiting to be explored!!

Wednesday 8.30pm – Intermediate Cuban Salsa Technique
with Rod
In this course students will learn more about Cuban Salsa technique. Students will expand their knowledge on turn patterns, musicality and further techniques to build their Cuban Salsa repertoire. We will also address better ease of movement and understanding those clean transitions. This course is a must for anyone looking to keep their progress and social dance skills sharp!

Thursday 6.30pm – Beginner Egyptian Belly Dance Technique with Cara
Egyptian Raqs Sharqi! This dance with roots as ancient as the Pyramids has so many wonderful secrets to share with the initiate. This course will address the core fundamentals of Belly Dance. EVERYTHING beginner student would need to now to start a strong foundation in this dance style. We’ll look at the 5 core foundational movements and how they contribute to building a confident dancer. This term we’ll also be addressing Drum Technique!! The rhythms, structure and understanding of drum dance for beginner belly dancers. This dance style contributes to the student stronger muscles, flexibility, and stronger cardio-vascular health. It also releases endorphins into the brain, which generate a feeling of well-being. So what’s on the other end of your comfort zone?? A wonderful world of dance and friendship just waiting to be explored!!

Thursday 7.30pm – Beginner Transnational Fusion Technique with Jordan
Transnational Fusion Belly Dance is a modern Western form of belly dance that was created by fusing American Tribal Style belly dance and American Cabaret belly dance. It is a fusion of various dance styles from around the world, including Middle Eastern, Flamenco, Indian, and African, among others . The term “transnational” implies a focus on crossing national or cultural boundaries, acknowledging and celebrating the diverse cultural influences that contribute to the fusion of movement and expression. Jordan will go over the very fundamental movements of this style to give students a very solid and foundational understanding.

Thursday 7.30pm – Zambra Mora (Barefoot Flamenco) with Cara
Cara is really excited to be teaching this style. Something she has studied personally for most of her dance career. It has coloured the way she dances and she’s often asked about the elements it brings to her dance style. So she is excited to share this with the Global Dance Collective students. Also known as Zambra Mora, the Zambra is a flamenco dance of the Romani people in Granada. It appears that the word Zambra has its meaning in the Arabic word zamra (flute) (flute) or zamara (musicians). The Romani Zambra was born in Sacromonte, in the caves of the Romani people. A style of song and dance inspired by the local Muslim weddings. When the Moors were persecuted by the Christians, they took refuge with the Romani, so that the latter ended up enriching themselves with their art. With the passage of time, the Zambra also became part of the weddings of the Romani of Sacromonte. At that time, the gypsy Zambra was danced barefoot, wearing a long skirt with large pleats tied at the hips that seemed to float when dancing and a blouse knotted under the chest. Students will be required to purchase a 25 yard skirt (which can be bought from Belly Dance stores) see Cara for more info on this. This course will focus on technique in term one. But will move into a Choreography in term two. Which will be performed at Global Shimmy mid year. This course is open to everyone, from any dance background.

Details

Date:
January 22
Time:
6:30 pm
Website:
Bookings and Tickets

Venue

BFITT – Townsville
6/2 Woodman Court
West End, 4810 AU
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