Belly-Bolly Beginner – Showcase 2024!

$349.00 Inc.GST

We’ve combined the fluid grace of the Middle East with the charm of Bollywood, in our Bellydance-Bollywood fusion class! Learn the graceful hip & arm movements, body isolations & shimmies of belly dance, set to the addictive music of Bollywood. Suitable for beginners. This course will be part of Studio J’s annual stage show – join us on stage and live out your dance dreams!

Dates: 18 July – 8 September 2024
Time: Thursdays 8.30pm (1 hour class)
Teacher: Raksha Parsnani
Price: $299 + $50 showcase participation
Showcase date: Sunday 8 Sept @ Bunjil Place Theatre

Spots Available: 6



Course Summary

  • This course is part of Studio J’s annual stage show. Join us on stage and live out your dance dreams with a crowd cheering you on!!
  • Learn basic belly dance posture and body alignment
  • Learn to isolate specific body parts like hips, chest, and arms
  • Explore fundamental belly dance movements such as hip circles, figure eights, shimmies, undulations, and simple traveling steps
  • Experience the joy of learning a basic belly-bolly choreography, set to an upbeat Bollywood song
  • Have fun with a friendly group of beginner students
  • Learn from the best in the industry – a fully qualified belly dancer and choreographer
  • Get weekly practice videos to support your learning outside of class
  • Have access to a private group chat (via WhatsApp), to encourage communication with other students and your teacher
  • Showcase will be on Sunday 8 September at Bunjil Place Theatre, Narre Warren. Dress rehearsal from approx 11am onwards, with performance 6 – 8pm. Students MUST keep this whole day available until exact timings are confirmed.
    *Regular attendance throughout this course is required in order to participate in the final stage performance (at least 75% of the classes, e.g. at least 6 – 7 sessions must be attended). If you miss several sessions, participation in showcase will be at the teachers’ discretion. Please consider this commitment prior to enrolling.


Teacher – Raksha Parsnani
Having fallen in love with Shakira’s moves, Raksha started learning and performing in 2006. She trained extensively under teachers from India and across the globe. With teaching & choreographing experience of over 9 years, Raksha has been a master trainer in various belly dance festivals, and helped organise the biggest belly dance festival in India – ‘Arabella’. One of her other notable achievements has been that of providing belly dance training to Bollywood actress, Jacqueline Fernandez. Belly dance has helped Raksha immensely in building confidence over the years and she is passionate about bringing about this difference in people’s lives. She currently teaches Belly-Bolly fusion at Studio J Dance and performs with Finucane and Smith. She also is a part of an elite Bollywood dance crew Sapphire Dance!