Sofa Workouts for Mixed Mobility

Bellycise is delighted to announce the start of ‘Sofa Workouts for Everyone’ . All these workouts are based on sitting or lying on a sofa or bed, in order to bring fitness to those whose medical conditions prevent them from participating in standard fitness classes. These cover a variety of techniques: Yoga, Qigong, Belly Dance and Bollywood. Belly dance and yoga techniques bring strength and tone to core muscles, qi gong brings relaxation and stretching, and the dance brings cardio and laughter!

These are currently available as free online videos: click on the following links to have a look:

 https://youtu.be/A4km1rSf4zQ

Belly Bolly Yoga!

Woohoo! A new type of class comes to Stowmarket: Belly Bolly Yoga. These are going to run once or twice a month at Hillside Community Centre, Stowmarket on Monday evenings, 7.30 till 9pm. They will include all the elements that Bellycisers love: Belly Dance for toning, Bollywood for cardio and ending in delicious yoga stretches. And probably some elements of Qigong and Cabaret too. Where else can you find a class that gives you all that? A full head-to-toe work out for mind and body combined. Yum. To find out what Mondays the class run, see http://bellycise.com/classes-and-workshops

Mums and Tums new class

Alison having fun belly dancing whilst very pregnant!

Bellycise is introducing a class especially for new mums and pregnant mums in their 2nd and 3rd trimester. The class will use gentle belly dance moves for toning and strengthening the abdominals, back, pelvis and thighs. The class will also introduce some yoga stretches and some soothing qi gong movements to calm the mind.

The classes can be booked by groups and organisations, for a cost of £60 per 45 minute session within the Diss to Stowmarket area.

Why is belly dance so good for pregnancy and after birth?

  • Strengthening pelvic and deep abdominal muscles and all those muscles specifically used for giving birth, thus facilitating the process of delivering and of recovery.
  • Relaxing the body.
  • Improving self-esteem.
  • Promote good posture.
  • Help maintain general fitness.
  • Help maintain a good sense of balance.
  • Relieve backache.

Read about Steph McGovern and why she swears by the benefits of belly dance during pregnancy:

https://www.hellomagazine.com/healthandbeauty/health-and-fitness/2020013083993/steph-mcgovern-belly-dancing-while-pregnant-with-baby/

To read more about the benefits of belly dance in pregnancy, read this blog:

Algerian Rai Workshop

Cheb Mami, Algerian Rai singer

This weekend at Hillside Community Centre, Stowmarket, I shall be holding a relaxed and party-inspired workshop looking at the youth-driven musical movement in Algeria called ‘Rai’. It combines traditional bedouin music with contemporary music trends which can include jazz, pop ad hip hop. The lyrics are normally sung in both french and arabic and can be crude and down to earth. This has lead to issues with Islamic fundamentalists. Our routine will have a basis of some recognisable belly dance fused with a bit of hip hop style to a popular song by a rai master, Cheb Mami ( pictured above). Come and try it out! Saturday 19th October, 10.30 – 12, £10.

Slow and Graceful Workshop

So this is a challenging but delicious workshop that requires good core control and some self-expression as the music is very fluid. A great opportunity to focus on technique as many moves are done as slowly as possible so suitable for beginners and experienced alike. This Saturday 5th October at Hillside Community Centre, Stowmarket. 10.30 till 12. £10 Look forward to seeing you there!

New classes for the over 50’s coming to Stowmarket

a5 flyer over 50s

Alison will be starting a BRAND NEW class at Hillside Community Centre, Stowmarket.

It is ‘BELLYTONE’ for the over 50’s, a gentler style class for the over 50’s using belly dance techniques.

This class is ideal for the more mature lady who wants to tone stomach and back but is daunted by a general fitness class of mixed abilities and age.

Why belly dance?

  • Because it is amazing for toning all the body, especially stomach and spine
  • It is naturally low impact, so safe for joints
  • As an instinctive, feminine dance, belly dance is accessible for all abilities and ages
  • It is a friendly and fun way to get fit

When?

This great new class will begin September 11th 2018

Tuesdays

10am – 11am

Hillside Community Centre, Stowmarket, IP14 2BD.

 

And don’t forget, there is also the successful over 50’s class at Occold Village Hall, IP23 7PL

Thursdays

10am – 11am

All newcomers welcome, first class free!

Belly Bolly Boogie

Bellycise presents…..

BELLY BOLLY BOOGIE!

A unique night out:  A disco that combines belly dancing, bollywood and western pop music. The evening opens with demonstrations and taster sessions, followed by a good old-fashioned style boogie to a fantastic playlist. The event takes place at:

Bacton Village Hall, nr Stowmarket, Suffolk

Friday 5th May

19.30 – 22.30

£5 entrance

Bring a plate to share and your own alcohol.

Second hand costumes available for sale.

Non- Bellycisers also welcome.

 

Bellycise Disco

New Venue at Palgrave, nr Diss

Bellycise comes to Palgrave Community Centre with a fabulous class ‘BellyTone/BollyFit @ Upper Rose Lane, Palgrave, Diss IP22 1AP

See link below for map details:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Palgrave+Community+Centre/@52.3650161,1.1082599,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xf7d68566e9eced75!8m2!3d52.3650161!4d1.1082599

Belly Tone/ Bolly Fit is a class which combines the calorie-burning moves of Bollywood dancing with the toning moves of Belly Dancing.

This class takes place on Tuesday evenings during term time, from 8pm – 9pm.

This class is open to beginners and experienced alike. No previous dance experience necessary.

Bellycise Show

Bellycise Dance Troupe will be performing a range of dance styles including Belly Dance, Bollywood and Cabaret styles. The event will take place on:

Sunday 20th November 2016

1pm – 2pm

Great Barton Village Hall

Tickets are £5 for adults and children go free. Free raffle entry and refreshments will also be available. For more details :

01379 678176 or mail@bellycise.com

 

Bellycise Dance Troupe