Bellydance Classes Windsor, Burnham, Slough and Maidenhead

  • Here are the public bellydance classes  I am teaching around Windsor, Burnham Slough and Maidenhead in Berkshire during Summer/Autumn 2019.  I also teach private lessons both one to one and small groups and corporate groups, if you want to find out more about this please contact me at ellen@shimmies.co.uk

*** Latest News ***  Most classes are now on summer break and all drop in classes must be pre-booked over the summer.  Just drop me a text message on 07736 101 610 to say you’re attending! ***

BELLYDANCE SUMMER CLASSES

 

Tuesday 2.30pm – 3.30pm  Beginner class – Maidenhead

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF. Friendly class in a mirrored studio with a slower pace, suitable for complete beginners, returning to bellydance after a long break or anyone wanting a gentler class.  We have a few weeks of the summer term left: 9th July, 16th July, 23rd July and 6th August.  You can book directly with me or with Norden Farm at https://norden.farm/events/bellydance-raks-sharki

Wednesday 10.00am – 11.15am  Beginner/Improver class – Windsor

Yoga for Harmony, 143 Arthur Road, Windsor, SL4 1RU. For more details about the venue and where to park see http://www.yogaforharmony.co.uk/. Small and friendly class in a mirrored studio, we run year round focusing on bellydance technique, fitness and fun.  This class is suitable for complete beginners. Drop ins are welcome for £10 a class or you can buy a block of 6 lessons for £55.  This class runs year round with one cancellation on 28th August.

Thursday 8.00pm – 9.15pm   Open Level 5 week progressive course      18th July to 15th August 2019

Dorney Village Hall in Eton Dorney.  The hall entrance is on the corner of Meadow Way and Oak Stubbs Lane, Dorney Reach near Maidenhead, SL6 0DS.  This course will focus on transitions, musicality and finding your own dance.  It runs as a progressive 5 week course and costs £42 if pre-booked or £45 on the door.  It is possible to book part of this course if you have a clash with holiday plans – please email ellen@shimmies.co.uk if this interests you.

Sunday 7.15pm – 8.30pm   Open Level class – Windsor

Yoga for Harmony, 143 Arthur Road, Windsor, SL4 1RU. For more details about the venue and where to park see http://www.yogaforharmony.co.uk/.  This is a small class focused on technique, drills and improvisation skills.   We also have our own reserved parking spaces on a Sunday evening so you can park just behind the studio in front of Windsor Glass Co. on the little trading estate.  The postcode for the car park is SL4 1SE.  You may book single classes for £10 a class or you can buy a block of 6 lessons for £55.  Please pre-book this class to reserve your space.  This class will run 7th, 14th and 21st July and 4th and 18th of August only.

 

AUTUMN TERM PERFORMANCE BASED CLASSES

Monday 7.00pm – 8.00pm  Open Level Improvers to Advanced, Windsor

First Floor Dance Studio 1 at Windsor Youth and Community Centre, Alma Road, Windsor SL4 3HD.  This term will focus on 1940s swing fusion to the Big Band sounds of Glenn Miller.  This class needs to be booked as full term courses as it is progressive and leads to an optional performance in December 2019.  As long as there are spaces still available you are also welcome to book a single trial lesson to see if this class is for you before making a decision about the full course.  Please email ellen@shimmies.co.uk to book your place for September 2019.  This class is taught on behalf of Rachel Bennett School of Bellydance.

Tuesday 7.30pm – 8.30pm   Beginners and Improvers Maidenhead  

At the Yoga Hub, 42 York Road, Maidenhead SL6 1SH.  This class will teach you the bellydance basics in a fun and friendly environment as well as a fun choreography.  The focus for the autumn term is gypsy skirt flamenco fusion.  This class is progressive so you will need to book either as a half term or as a full term course.  This class is taking bookings to start in September 2019, please email ellen@shimmies.co.uk to join the waiting list. This class is taught on behalf of Rachel Bennett School of Bellydance.

 

GENERAL AUTUMN TERM CLASSES

 

Wednesday 8.30pm – 9.30pm Improver 6 week progressive course     10th Sep – 22nd Oct 2019 

Positivity Centre, Nashdom Lane, Burnham SL1 8NJ.  The Positivity Centre is near Cliveden and you can find it here: http://www.consciousspacamps.com/where-to-find-us/. It can be a bit tricky to find in the dark so please do check a map before you travel – your satnav will get you to the right general area but then declare you’ve arrived while you’re in the middle of nowhere! This class is aimed at improvers but also suitable for keen beginners. The six week course costs £50 and we are now taking bookings for September.

 

PENDING CLASSES on waitlist

Saturday 10.30am – 12.00noon

Open Practice Sessions in Dorney between Maidenhead and Windsor This is an open practice session for drilling, working with props or rehearsing routines.  All dancers are very welcome including beginners.  Cost is only £5 towards the venue hire.   This runs on selected Saturdays throughout the year, generally to tie in with planned performances. Full details and dates are at Practice sessions.  Note these are on hold due to a clash with the flashmob workshops.

*** Alternative classes  ***

I am looking at launching some new beginners classes in either Datchet or Wraysbury in Winter 2019/20 – if this is in the right area for you please contact me now to join our waiting list.  Drop me an email at ellen@shimmies.co.uk If none of these times work for you I keep a pretty complete register of all the bellydance classes in the area.  Please do drop me a message at ellen@shimmies.co.uk and I’m happy to suggest other venues or teachers that may be closer to you or teach on different nights of the week.  A fabulous selection of  lessons in Windsor, Maidenhead and Wokingham is available at Rachel Bennett School of Bellydance Happy shimmies to all!