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TERM TWO COURSES

Welcome to dance courses at Global Dance Collective. Below you’ll find all the info on all of our courses on offer in term two. If you have any questions or are unsure about the course for you please contact Cara to discuss.

Please Note: We’ve had a small increase in our course prices. We have had to do this to ensure we can cover our costs more adequately. In real terms this price increase would be less than a cup of coffee a week
for you, but for us it will make a real difference. We thank you always for your support and understanding.

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 TWO Duration:
Monday the 17th of April – Friday the 23rd of June

LIST OF COURSES AVAILABLE

LATIN DANCE COURSES

BEGINNER LEVEL LATIN DANCE

Monday 7.30pm Beginner Salsa / Bfitt with Cara / Duration: 17/4 – 19/6

Wednesday 6.30pm – Beginner Salsa / Bfitt with Rod / Duration: 19/4 – 21/6

Wednesday 7.30pm – Beginner Tango / Duration: 19/4 – 21/6
/ Warrior Heart Yoga with Ann and Alistair

OPEN LEVEL LATIN DANCE

Monday 8.30pm – Open Level Salsa Technique with Cara (at least 1 year + experience). Duration: 17/4 – 19/6

Wednesday 7.30pm – Open Level Salsa CHOREO / Bfitt with Rod / Duration: 19/4 – 21/6

Wednesday 8.30pm – Open Level Cuban Son CHOREO with Cara / Duration: 19/4 – 21/6

BELLY DANCE COURSES

BEGINNER BELLY DANCE

Tuesday 7.30pm – Beginner Fusion Belly Dance CHOREO / Bfitt with Jordan / Duration: 18/4 – 20/6

Wednesday 7.30pm – Beginner Belly Dance Technique with Cara CHOREO / Duration: 19/4 – 21/6

Friday 4pm: KIDS Belly Dance Class 6+ (45 min duration) CHOREO Duration: 21/4 – 23/6

OPEN LEVEL BELLY DANCE

Monday 7.30pm – Belly Dance / Zills with Jordan. Open Level CHOREO / Bfitt Duration: 17/4 – 19/6

Tuesday 8.30pm – Open Level Fusion Belly Dance CHOREO / Bfitt with Jordan / Duration: 18/4 – 20/6

Thursday 6.30pm – Open level Belly Dance with Cara CHOREO: Egyptian Baladi focus / Duration: 20/4 – 22/6

Thursday 7.30pm – Fan Veil Technique – Open / Duration: 20/4 – 22/6

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

Kids & Teens Belly Dance Courses
One Course – $120 per ten week term

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL!
All students need to register prior to the course start date.

TO BOOK! Contact Cara on 0409700037 or email info@globaldancecollective.com.au

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND FURTHER INFO

Monday 7.30pm Beginner Salsa / Bfitt 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 – Belly Dance / Zills (Finger Cymbals) with Jordan. Beyond Beginner + Level / Bfitt
THIS COURSE WILL BUILD ON LAST TERM IN A CHOREOGRAPHY FORMAT
Ever wanted to get yourself better acquainted with your finger cymbals?
Finger cymbals can be a belly dancer’s worst nightmare or their best friend. Alas, there are methods that make learning how to wrangle these beasts all the sweeter and easier. Finger Cymbals improve a dancer’s understanding of musicality, demonstrate a level of proficiency as a performer and add a joyful and dynamic element to the dance. They are fun, playful and a bread-and-butter part of belly dance, with deep roots in both Egyptian and Turkish tradition. Jordan teaches using methods learnt from studying with Shahrzad, Henna, Rachel Brice, Ashley Lopez and Karim Nagi. In this 10 week course dancers will learn how to play basic rhythms on finger cymbals and pair them with movement combinations. The connections between sound and movement will be clarified to give the dancer a sense of ease when using finger cymbals in their dance.

Monday 8.30pm – Open Level Salsa Technique with Cara (at least 1 year + experience).
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!

Tuesday 7.30pm – Beginner Fusion Belly Dance CHOREOGRAPHY course / Bfitt with Jordan
Welcome to the land of fusion belly dance! This style of belly dance is sharp, snaky and otherworldly in its combination of Raqs Sharqi (Egyptian belly dance), flamenco and hip hop. Come and learn the foundational principles, movements and motifs that make this dance style the statuesque and powerful innovation that it is. Students will learn a Choreography over this ten week term. This term will culminate in our ‘Jungle Shimmy’ mid year celebrations where students will have the option to perfom in class. It’s not compulsory but if you choose to partake it’s definitely a lot of fun.

Tuesday 8.30pm – Open Level Fusion Belly Dance / Bfitt with Jordan
THIS COURSE WILL BUILD ON LAST TERM IN A CHOREOGRAPHY FORMAT
You’ve nailed the basics and it’s time to learn some combinations that apply your magic skill set. This class is for dancers who have a working knowledge of the foundational movements of fusoin belly dance. You will learn dynamic and challenging practise combinations to help strengthen and clean up your technique. As well as some fun drills for shimmy’s, travelling, clean isolations and layers.

Wednesday 6.30pm – Beginner Salsa / Bfitt 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 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 Tango
/ Warrior Heart Yoga with Ann and Alistair
Learn the art of TANGO!! This incredible dance immortalised in many movies such as Take the Lead and Scent of a Woman can now be learned RIGHT HERE IN TOWNSVILLE!! 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. Students are welcome to attend solo or as a couple, students will then be partnered with a dance partner during the class.

Wednesday 7.30pm – Open Level Salsa / Bfitt with Rod
THIS COURSE WILL BUILD ON LAST TERM IN A CHOREOGRAPHY FORMAT
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!

Wednesday 7.30pm – Beginner Belly Dance CHOREOGRAPHY 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 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!! Students will learn a Choreography over this ten week term. This term will culminate in our ‘Jungle Shimmy’ mid year celebrations where students will have the option to perfom in class. It’s not compulsory but if you choose to partake it’s definitely a lot of fun.

Wednesday 8.30pm – Open Level Cuban Son Technique with Cara
THIS COURSE WILL BUILD ON LAST TERM IN A CHOREOGRAPHY FORMAT
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.

Thursday 6.30pm – Open level Belly Dance with Cara: Egyptian Baladi focus.
THIS COURSE WILL BUILD ON LAST TERM IN A CHOREOGRAPHY FORMAT
Learn About the Genre of Egyptian Music and Dance that Gives Belly Dance Much of Its Essence
Baladi! Belly dance was adapted for the stage from social, folkloric, and performance dances from Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries. But at its root, belly dance comes from Middle Eastern dances that focus on the movement of the hips, such as baladi, which has a very heavy, earthy and grounded look and feeling. In a way, baladi is like the heart of belly dance… and for that reason, it holds a special place in most belly dancers’ hearts. We’ll go over all the need to knows and for those with previous Baladi experience I’ll be addressing some previously untaught content that you will love. This course is a must for those dancers looking to really solidify their knowledge of Egyptian Dance and bring the ‘heart beat’ back into their dance.

Thursday 7.30pm – BELLY DANCE FAN VEIL TECHNIQUE – Open Course
Join Cara for this “Fabulous Fan Veil” ten week intensive as we flutter, flourish and turn through beautiful and exciting fan veil technique that is a spell-binding addition to any dancer’s repertoire. Cara will break down fan fundamental so you know exactly how to hold them, where your placement should be and tips and tricks to understand them better. Dancers will need to provide their own fan veils or arrange to lend some with Cara. Please contact Cara for further info on this.

Friday 4pm: Kids Belly Dance Class 6+ (45 min duration).
Raqs Sharqi (the Egyptian name for Belly Dance) offers an incredible opportunity for young kids to learn to love their bodies from an early age. Teaching coordination, creativity, fun and heart centered movement. The aim of this class is to really build confidence, skills for working within and group and friendship. We encourage our kids to have FUN above everything else. This term will be a Choreography focus where students will learn a full dance routine. The course is held by Global Dance Collective director Cara Griffin who has over 20 years Belly Dance experience and is a Blue Card holder. More about Cara here: https://globaldancecollective.com.au/our-team/

Details

Date:
April 17
Time:
7:30 pm
Website:
Bookings and Tickets

Venue

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