We want to create a ‘Dance Where Guide’ and are calling for all dance teachers in Hampshire to let us know where and when their class is so that we can spread the word and give people an easy guide to classes in their local area.
The ‘Dance Where Guide’ will be advertised at the Hampshire Festival of the Mind Launch Event where we will be initiating a FLASHMOB of a simple Egyptian Shabbi cherio.
The FlashMob: will meet on the green at the Cathedral and dance at 12:55pm, following this there will be a walk around the labyrinth art instillation and then the creative workshops begin. The Festival begins at 10am and includes stalls, workshops, art and key note speaker Professor Paul Crawford. Not to be missed! :0)
To register your class please complete the quite form below
One of the main points in the festival feedback last year was that people wanted to know about on-going activities, not just the Festival funded ‘one off’ events that took place.
Come and join us on the 7th May at Portsmouth Cathedral (old Portsmouth) for The Hampshire Festival of the Mind, weather permitting we will be on the green outside, and let’s show everyone how incredible dance is for our health and our heart with a BellyDance FLASH MOB!!!
We have created a very simple and fun dance to El Enab that anyone can learn. To follow will be our instructional videos over the next 2 weeks leading up to the Festival….. Can’t wait for the 7th to come!
We will meet on the green at the Cathedral and dance at 12:55pm, following this will be a walk around the labyrinth art instillation and then the creative workshops begin (you will need to book on the workshops- click here). There will be LOADS going on including stalls and a Key Note Speaker Professor Paul Crawford from the University of Nottingham. For more information on the Festival of the Mind –click here
If you run a local dance class get on our Hampshire information page by registering here
One of the main points in the festival feedback last year was that people wanted to know about on-going activities, not just the Festival funded ‘one off’ events that took place. So if you run a Bellydance class in Hampshire, complete ticket below to enroll your group and get your details in our Hampshire Classes Flyer and come and join us on the 7th May at Portsmouth Cathedral (old Porttsmouth) for The Hampshire Festival of the Mind, weather permitting we will be on the green outside, and let’s show everyone how incredible dance is for our health and our heart with a BellyDance FLASH MOB!!!
The Festival of the Mind ~The day will include a wide range of stalls from local community groups, agencies and social enterprises with information about activities, events and services which promote good mental health and wellbeing. There’ll be exhibitions of art, fashion and sculpture, and exciting interactive creative activities for adults and children, as well as refreshments from popular on-site pop up cafe, Lily & Lime. The Labyrinth, an interactive art installation, will feature in the Cathedral grounds.
There will a series of workshops during the day in nearby Becket Hall, including:
Life Music from Janet Ayers
Drama with Red Sauce Theatre
Zones of Avoidance with Maggie Sawkins
The Role of Narrative in Recovery with Sam Robertson
“How many of us dancers can say “dance changed my life”. I know since I started learning the art of bellydance I have become more comfortable in my own skin, loved myself more and I’ve felt a sense of sisterhood I never knew before. Dance for me has always been a thing of beauty and grace, being at one with the music and moving my body with a sense of joy and openness that feels euphoric, whatever I actually look like, in my mind its nothing but beauty, and I love it. Dancing has brought me confidence and an awareness of my body that I wouldn’t have imagined before I found this incredible art. I have met many wonderful women who have become friends, we hold supportive and enjoyable parties (I refer to the many local hafla’s that take place), this being a big part of my adult life. As many of my friends know I am very involved in charitable events and community activities around mental health. For me dance has kept my mental state healthy throughout some hard times, my weekly class has brought me peace and enabled me to carry on, my dance friends have brought me laughter and the support to keep going. This is why this event is so important and I am sure more than 90% of you reading this now can relate to my words.
Please share this out with all your local dance friends”