Open-level Choreography

Class Overview

IMPORTANT: during the Covid-19 restrictions, a modified version of this class has been moved online. It is only available to local dancers who already have some experience, and is completely free. Please stay home and stay safe!

Welcome to the Shimmy Sisters troupe. This class is all about the social sisterhood bellydancing is renowned for. This class also has NO mirrors, which allows us to truly feel the dance rather than watch it, and helps us trust our bodies to dance naturally.

The Sisters are ideal for new dancers who have completed the Beginners Workshop, or anyone who has any kind of dance experience and enjoys the social connection found through dance. Each choreography has options to simplify or enhance the movements to suit your personal taste and skill, so it's ideal for all levels of experience.

This class runs on Sunday mornings in 9 week terms. Here are the dates for 2020:

Term 1

No class

Term 2

Starts online

May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

Jun 7, 14, 21 & 28

Term 3

Running online

Jul 26

Aug 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Sep 6, 13 & 20

Term 4

At the studio (we hope)

Oct 18 & 25

Nov 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Dec 6 & 13

The Shimmy Sisters focus on the importance of connection - with yourself, your body, the music and other dancers. Each class includes:

  • a warmup routine to lift your energy and help bring focus to the class
  • learning a new section of choreography with options to personalise the movements
  • the entire class joining in a dance circle to encourage a sense of togetherness
  • a gentle cool down, finishing with a short meditation to settle the body and mind


You're encouraged to wear something which makes you feel like a dancer, whether that's a full costume, a pretty skirt, a sparkly top or lots of jewellery. Please express yourself however you feel most comfortable.

You should also bring a water bottle. In Term 4, once face-to-face classes resume (hopefully), you're also encouraged to bring your lunch so we can eat and chat together after class.


When you enrol, I'll send you a confirmation email. I'll also add you to my mailing list so you get reminders and updates.

There is no need to pre-pay for the term. Please bring $10 cash each week to pay at the door, or I can send you bank details if you prefer to direct deposit.

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Bellydancing is changing my life - I have so much confidence now, I even walk differently!- Roya, Albury

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