I’ve never danced before – does that matter?
Not at all! Bellydancing is very natural to the body (we don’t leap about or hyper-extend the joints) and therefore it’s a dance style that’s inclusive of all ages and body shapes.
Do I have to show my belly?
Not if you don’t want to. Wear what you feel comfortable in – just as long as it’s not so loose that you can’t see the movements you are making.
What should I wear?
Wear something comfortable that gives you freedom of movement, but isn’t so baggy that you can’t distinguish the moves. Leggings/jazz pants are fine along with a T-shirt or vest. You can either dance barefoot or with flexible ballet-style pumps or jazz shoes. Shoes that are loose or trainers with grip are not recommended.
How much does it cost?
Classes are £7 for non-members and you can pay as you go. If you decide that you like club and would like to become a Jewel, then there is an annual membership fee of £20. Members pay a reduced fee of £5 and also get a discount on any events we hold, such as workshop weekends and haflas (see the Diary page for more information on what’s coming up).