Free Spirit offers a large range of classes suitable to every dance level and ability. Please see detailed descriptions of each class below and find out more about our teachers on the Teachers Page.

The Mata Hari Dance Studio Timetable

5/5 Hydro Rise, Bibra Lake, WA.

Scroll down for a detailed class description!

Monday

All day

Studio available for hire!


5:30 – 6:30pm

Studio available for hire!

Studio available for hire!

6:45 – 7:45pm

Global Caravan Tribal Bellydance Beginners with Cat

A fun class to start your journey in Global Caravan Tribal Bellydance.

8.00pm – 9.00pm

Global Caravan Tribal Bellydance Progressives with Cat

A class for women to continue their journey in Global Caravan Tribal Bellydance at a higher level.

Tuesday

All day

Studio available for hire!


11:30am– 12:30pm Seniors Intermediate & Beyond Beginners with Eva A fun and fabulous class designed specifically for Seniors.
 12.40 - 1.40pm  Performer Masterclasses with Eva  MasterClasses for advanced technique and choreography.

5:00 – 6:00pm

Champagne Diamonds Rehearsal

Private Troupe Rehearsals.

6:15 – 7:30pm

Studio available for hire!

Studio available for hire!

7:30 – 8.30pm

Studio available for hire!

Studio available for hire!

Wednesday

9:30 - 10:30am

Studio available for hire!

Studio available for hire!

10:30–11:30am

Studio available for hire!

Studio available for hire!

5:00 - 6:00pm

Classical and Modern Oriental with Eva Cass

An intermediate - advanced choreography class in Orientale style bellydance.

6:15 – 7:15pm

Egyptian Bellydance With Princess Fee

An intermediate choreography class exploring different styles and props.

7:30 – 8.30pm

Zyama Improv With Princess Fee

Connect with the core & slow the flow in a low-impact improvised format. Int-Adv.

Thursday

All day

Studio available for hire!


5.15pm - 6.15pm  Beginners Bellydance with Phynia  A fun and playful beginners class in Middle Eastern Dance with Phynia

6:- 7:30pm

Private Rehearsal

Private Rehearsal

7:30 - 8:00pm

Studio available for hire!

Studio available for hire!

 8:00 - 9:00pm

Studio available for hire! Studio available for hire!

Friday

All day

Studio available for hire!


Saturday

 9.00am - 10am  Belly Dance Fit with Alura Classes are suitable for beginners wanting a fun workout regime
 10.15am - 11.15am Intermediate to Advanced Bellydance with Phynia   A more challenging class in Oriental Dance with Phynia. Challenge yourself! 

 Afternoon Studio available for hire!  

Sunday

All day

Studio available for hire!


Workshops, Short Courses and Seminars

Saturdays Musicality for Global Caravan with Cat

Saturdays: Drum classes with Keti and Sam.



Class Descriptions!

Global Caravan Tribal Beginners with Cat

Monday 6.45pm - 7.45pm

A fun class to start your journey in Global Caravan Tribal Bellydance! 

This is a class that will bring you connection with yourself and other women in our beautiful circle.

Cat’s beginners class teaches the beginner's collection of the diverse vocabulary of moves that GCTB has on offer, breaking them down and drilling in a fun way to assist getting them into your body. It’s for women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and dance levels, including complete beginners or those with dance experience and would like to learn the GC way.

GCTB is a modern dance with a repertoire of moves that are inspired by many cultures including those from the middle east, India, Spain, and Africa, to name a few. We use props, including skirts, baskets, swords, and fans, and enjoy ziling and drumming together. The connection dancers have in GCTB is from a lead and follow format, and the wonderful and fun formations we can create together on the dance floor.

This class will warm you up, stretch you out, and get you smiling as you learn together with a beautiful group of women. It’ll evoke your inner goddess and let her shine through in dance.

More about Cat

$10 per casual class. Please bring your own water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. If you have one, wear a lightweight scarf around your hips and adorn yourself with a flower.

For more information or to register, contact Cat at catrowbottam@gmail.com, on 0407 135 647, or via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SilverBloomCircle/


Global Caravan Tribal Progressive with Cat

Monday 8.00pm - 9.00pm

Cat’s ‘progressives’ class is for women with experience dancing GCTB and would like to continue developing and refining their skills at a higher level. Please contact Cat for more information regarding this class, and whether it’s the right one for you.

More about Cat

Contact Cat at catrowbottam@gmail.com, on 0407 135 647, or via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SilverBloomCircle/

50+ Intermediate and Beyond-Beginners Classes with Eva

Tuesdays 11:30am– 12:30pm

This is a class specifically designed for Seniors and those young souls over 50 with some bellydance experience from Beyond-Beginners to intermediate dancers. This class explores choreographies in the oriental style, playing with both classical and modern oriental techniques to create dances to the beautiful and lyrical middle eastern music.

More about Eva

Cost is only $50 for 5 Weeks or $12 per class. (Try your first class at no cost)

Contact Eva at evabellydance@gmail.com or on 0412 956 354.

Advanced Performance Masterclasses with Eva

Tuesdays - 12:40pm – 1:40pm

This more targeted coaching class is suitable for Dancers who are intending to perform or are performing. This is a small class intended on a more hands-on approach as you would in a Private Class. We concentrate on all aspects of technique, choreography & performance/presentation. Get constructive feedback from one of the most experienced and knowledgable dancers in Perth. 

More about Eva

Cost is $20 per class.

Contact Eva at evabellydance@gmail.com or on 0412 956 354.

Classical & Modern Orientale Technique & Choreography Classes with Eva

Wednesdays – 5pm – 6pm

Concentrating on creating challenging choreographies to the multi-faceted instrumentation of Middle Eastern music, you will learn the techniques and floorwork of classical and modern oriental dance with one of the most experienced dancers in Perth. 

Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced or Beyond-Beginners who wish to challenge themselves

More about Eva

Cost is $50 for 3 weeks or $18 per class

Contact Eva at evabellydance@gmail.com or on 0412 956 354.

Props and Toys and Egyptian Bellydance with Princess Fee

WEDNESDAY 6.15 – 7.15pm

This is a fun class aimed at beyond-beginners to intermediate dancers with some knowledge of middle eastern dance technique.

This is a technique+choreography class, which involves a decent warm-up and drill component to loosen up the body and prepare for dance, as well as drill some common bellydance steps to practice and refine your muscle memory. We also use zills/finger cymbals/sagaat to learn and practice some of the common Arabic Rhythms you will find in the music we use to help train your ear as well as your hips. Then we move into the choreography section, where you will learn a particular dance to a particular song, sometimes using some of the range of bellydance props and toys, such as veils, canes, candles, zills, thobes, fans and more!

This class has a performance group (The Sayyida Troupe) who maintains a repertoire of the dances we learn in this class and performs at the Free Spirit events as well as community performance opportunities. All students are welcome to perform, but it is by no means compulsory if you are just looking for a fun workout! The best time to join this class is at the start of a term.

Watch Princess Fee's Event Page on Facebook for the date of next term. Wear comfy clothing you can move freely (and feel fabulous!) in, coin belts, fringe belts and hip scarves are encouraged and all the props and toys are available for loan.

More about Princess Fee

Classes are $15 casually or a discounted rate per term.

Contact Princess Fee at PrincessFeeBellydance@gmail.com, on 0415 881 370 or through Facebook.

Zyama Improvisation with Princess Fee

WEDNESDAY 7.30 – 8.30pm

This is a more challenging class aimed at intermediate dancers. The Zyama Format is a slower, smoother, slinkier and more muscularly demanding dance form, based on the traditional movements of bellydance, enhanced by techniques from the newer fusion styles emerging and can be danced to any musical style.

This class teaches you a vocabulary of movements from one of the Goddess Series which is taught as a cue-and-response dance model, so the leader cues a particular move and the group then follow with the set pattern of that combination. Movements are grouped into a Goddess Series (8 moves per Goddess) and we study a different Goddess each term. As a slower dance style, the dancer can’t rely on momentum and must engage all their muscular armoury to fully engage in each move, so is perfect for those wanting to strengthen their core muscles or those who find fast or higher impact styles uncomfortable.

Interested students from this class perform as the BellySlink Troupe at Free Spirit and community events – but this is strictly optional. We also boast the most comfortable costumes of the Bellydance Lexicon. 

The best time to start this class is at the start of term, contact Princess Fee for the date of next term. Wear comfy clothes with something that shows your hip line, no noisy coin belts please.

More about Princess Fee

Classes are $15 casually or $120 for a 10-week term.

Contact Princess Fee at PrincessFeeBellydance@gmail.com, on 0415 881 370 or through Facebook.

Beginners Bellydance with Phynia

Thursday 4:45-5:45pm

This class is aimed at first time and beginner students who want to learn the basic bellydance moves, enjoy the health benefits of bellydance, such as gaining muscle strength, better posture and body confidence and have some fun! The classes are a mixture of technique and drills, working towards a basic choreography towards the end of term. Classes start with a warm up to help immerse students into the dance mindset, followed by technique and drills, some different combinations and finishing with a cool-down. Some skills the class will cover will include bellydance posture, footwork and some travelling steps, smooth and staccato hip movements (such as figure of 8’s and hip drops), basic undulations, chest accents and isolations and beautiful bellydance arms.

Beginning students attending the classes will also learn about the origins of bellydance, some of the different stylisations and how to listen to and interpret the music through movement. The best time for students to join is at the beginning of the term, as classes are designed sequentially and build on the skills learn in the previous lesson, but students are most welcome to join us at anytime!

Wear something you can move in freely and feel comfortable in, such as active wear or a flowing skirt and singlet. Hip scarves and coin belts can add a feminine touch and help enhance your movements and there will be a few available to loan.

More about Phynia

Classes are $150 for a 9 week term which includes your annual FSDC membership (Saving you $50) or $20 for casual classes.

Contact Phynia on 0406 102 771 or at p.anastas@hotmail.com and find her on Facebook.

Bellydance Fitness with Alura

SATURDAY 9.00am – 10.00am

This class is a fun way to claim your 30 minutes of daily exercise, aimed at the busy woman wanting time for herself once a week. Focussing on enjoying the movement, beginners of all ages are welcome. Class starts with a hearty warm-up, drills to learn the moves and then the fun part…putting it all together.

Students can join this class at any time but are encouraged to start first week of term. Follow Alura's Event Page on Facebook for the date of next term. Wear comfortable clothing you can move freely in like leggings and a cotton top. Coin belts, fringe belts and hip scarves are encouraged and are available for loan in the class. This class will not perform and students are not required to acquire costumes.

More about Alura

Classes are $15 casually or $100 for a 10-week term paid upfront.

Contact Alura on 0408 617 633 or at alurasbellydance@outlook.com or Alura's Bellydance Facebook page

Intermediate/advanced bellydance with Phynia

Saturday 10:15-11:15am

A bellydance class aimed to take intermediate dancers (with at least one year’s experience) to a new level in their dance skills repertoire. This class will also challenge advanced dancers and help refine and strengthen muscles for isolations and accents. Classes will consist of a mixture of drills, technique and Phynia’s signature drum choreography for this term, with the opportunity to perform at Free Spirit Haflas and events.

Students should expect a good workout from the classes, as well as learning the secrets to some of Phynia’s signature moves and tips for performing and developing stage presence. The best time for students to join is at the beginning of the term, as classes are designed sequentially and build on the skills and choreography learnt in the previous lesson, but students are most welcome to join us at anytime! Wear something you can move in freely and feel fabulous in!

More about Phynia

Classes are $150 for a 9 week term which includes your annual FSDC membership (Saving you $50) or $20 for casual classes.

Contact Phynia on 0406 102 771 or at p.anastas@hotmail.com and find her on Facebook.

Musicality for Global Caravan with Cat

These workshops are aimed at women who already dance GCTB and would like to extend their knowledge in the musicality aspects of dance. Together we will explore (and define!) beat, counts, tempo, rhythms, and how this all relates to drumming, ziling, and dancing our beautiful GC repertoire. It will support women to find and feel the beat of the music, dance in time with the music and its phrasing, build confidence to lead, dance with zils, drum together and for each other, and a whole lot more!

These workshops are held intermittently on a Saturday afternoon - please contact Cat for further information, and dates of upcoming workshops at catrowbottam@gmail.com, on 0407 135 647, or via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SilverBloomCircle/

Druming with Keti and Sam Nascimento 

2 WEEK INTENSIVE INTRO TO DARBUKA from 10am-12noon on two Saturdays - Jan 23 & Sat 30.  

An intensive double session held over two weekends to get your skills up, preparing you for the 8 week classes.

Cost $80 

***Free Spirit members get an extra $20 off by applying the code freedom when they book online! Just $60 for members!***

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8 WEEK DARBUKA classes 11:30am-12:30pm - one hour a week on Saturdays: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 & Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 

Cost $20 p/class drop in casual classes or $120 for all 8 classes (works out to just $15 a class).

Please book online if you wish to get the great discounted rate.

Contact Keti or book online at www.rhythmicessence.com


Our Studio is located at 5/5 Hydro Rise, Bibra Lake, 6163.


To take classes with us, each student needs to become a member of the Free Spirit Dance Community. Membership is $20 per annum, renewable in January each year. Please see your teacher to obtain a membership/enrolment form, or click JOIN US to join now! Please read below our regular class times. 

To enquire about classes, check out more information on our Teachers page, or email FreeSpiritDanceCommunity@gmail.com or call Princess Fee on 0415 881 370.

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