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
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:
To read more about the benefits of belly dance in pregnancy, read this blog:
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.
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!
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
This great new class will begin September 11th 2018
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
10am – 11am
All newcomers welcome, first class free!
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
Bring a plate to share and your own alcohol.
Second hand costumes available for sale.
Non- Bellycisers also welcome.
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:
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 enjoyed a lovely afternoon at Stowmarket Carnival, on 16th July 2016. They opened the show after the Lord Mayor’s Speech. The first routine was a belly dance routine to a fun and lively Kurdish piece of music, followed by an energetic Bollywood routine to ‘Afreen’ from the film ‘A hundred foot journey’.
Bellycise will be holding a ‘Summer Sizzle’ workshop on July 16th at Occold Village Hall. It starts at 10am till 11.30 and costs £10.
The routine will be a cheeky Turkish number and is open to all levels: beginners are very welcome. Its all about having a great workout and a great laugh at the same time. There will also be a printed version of the routine for you to take home. Email or facebook me to let me know if you would like to come, or you can phone me on 01379 678176.
See you there!