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.
Promote good posture.
Help maintain general fitness.
Help maintain a good sense of balance.
Read about Steph McGovern and why she swears by the benefits of belly dance during pregnancy:
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!
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:
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.
Bellycise is pleased to announce that in addition to the monthly workshops at Stowmarket there will be a monthly workshop taking place at Occold. The theme of the monthly workshop will be the same for both venues but will hopefully offer a more convenient venue for those living around the Suffolk/Norfolk border, or giving anyone an extra opportunity to make it to a workshop if one date doesn’t suit.
Please note that from April onwards the workshops now cost £10, only the second price increase in 10 years!