I offer weekly Bellydance and Theatrical Fusion classes in Weybridge, Surrey and Farnborough, Hampshire.
If you’re not sure which level is right for you then please see the FAQ. You can also learn from the comfort of your own home, with my new online courseor via zoom (see below).
“What I like best about Ishtar’s lessons is the incredible variety – from choreographies to drilling movements then layering techniques, and yet always keeping her class fun and relaxed,” Yoshiko Nakayama, Hampshire
My aim is to convey the art of graceful movement in a safe and fun environment. I don’t just teach dance moves, I also explain their cultural context and strive for my students to understand the technique they are learning instead of simply following.
Each class starts with a gentle warm up followed by lessons in dance technique. Depending on the level, choreographies may be taught, or the moves will be combined in an end of class dance. Each session finishes with a cool down and gentle stretching.
Please wear clothes that allow you to move freely, such as gym wear or leggings and a t-shirt. Soft non-slip shoes are best and plimsolls are a great first choice, but any shoe that will allow you to feel the floor and stay on your feet when moving will do. Ballroom shoes are optional, not compulsory, for the ballroom/Latin classes, But no trainers please, as they just don’t work for dancing. A limited number of hip scarves will be available to borrow in all class. Please do also bring a bottle of water with you so you can stay hydrated throughout the class.
“I would highly recommend Ishtar’s teaching skills and classes, you won’t regret it – Ishtar will show you that there is a dancer in us all,” Kathy Moriarty, Hampshire
If you can’t make it to one of my studio classes, or if you’d like to work on specific elements of your dance, private lessons are the perfect solution. Due to my busy schedule I only work with a few students on a 121 level at any one time.
Price: £60 per hour [excluding transport and studio hirer costs]. Discount offered when booking a series of 5 lessons or more.
Email for more information and to schedule your lesson.