Dear dancers, friends, and followers,

I hope you’re all doing as well as possible at a time like this. I know it’s an uncertain, scary, time for a lot of us. Maybe this has greatly affected your work. Maybe there are people close to you who have already been diagnosed with this disease. Maybe you’re filled with worry. I’m sorry and I wish I could do more to help you.

What I can do for you is this: I can promise to do my best to keep you dancing at home. I can give you a time to dance and shimmy and remember that there are still pockets of joy in hard times. I can give you a chance to dance in your own home, but not alone, via our online classes.

As you’ll all know, the social distancing measures have been extended by the Dutch Government until at least June 1. This means no in-studio classes until June at the earliest. However, Greenstone Belly Dance has already taken the plunge into live, interactive, online classes. And we are getting better every time! I’m doing my best to research and invest into new technologies to give you fabulous audio, a great picture, and of course, a great time dancing!

I have just announced block of online classes in April (we were due to take a month break in April; however, I now think it’s even more important that we keep moving to look after our brains, our bodies, our minds, and to get a chance to say hi to your classmates from the comfort of your own home). The free trial classes in May will indeed go ahead, but they will be taught online. At least the first portion of each class session will be taught online. If the Dutch Government relaxes restrictions by June, I will gladly look into moving the classes back into the studio.

I’m looking forward to shimmying with you again in person when we can. But for now, let’s stay home and do our bit to protect the most vulnerable around us. Wash your hands, don’t touch your face, keeping moving as much as possible, stay connected, and look after each other.

Love and strength and shimmies,

Siobhan Camille,
Greenstone Belly Dance

Life experience is dance experience: are you ready to show your vulnerability on stage?

No matter your dance style, being clear on the message you want to communicate, and learning how to communicate and share yourself with the audience, will enrich your performances.

Want to take your dance to the next level? Join us for “Bellydance and the Authentic Self” with Amanda Rose at 14:00 on Saturday October 26 in Rotterdam (And there’s still places to perform at the hafla if you want to put your learning into practice that evening!).

Register now here to take your dance expression even further. Watch the full Q&A with Amanda Rose here.

Come and try something new, strengthen your core muscles and learn about another culture. Greenstone Belly Dance is offering two free trial classes at Zaal 49 (Singelstraat 49) in Delft! Join us on Thursday September 12 for free in Delft from 18:00-19:00 for beginners, or from 19:00-20:00 for intermediate/advanced belly dancers. You can even bring a friend with you!

Register here now, and join the Facebook event here!

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Kom en probeer iets nieuws, versterk je kernspieren en leer over een nieuwe cultuur. Greenstone Belly Dance biedt twee gratis proeflessen aan bij Zaal 49 (Singelstraat 49) in Delft! Kom op donderdag 12 september gratis naar Delft, van 18.00 – 19.00 uur voor beginners, of van 19:00 – 20:00 voor halfgevorderden/gevorderden. Je kunt zelfs een vriend(in) meenemen!

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Siobhan Camille is delighted to have been interviewed by Dansdocent.nu to talk about her life as a professional belly dancer, how she began teaching, her biggest influences, her proudest moment on stage, and more!

The article is in Dutch, but if you’re an English speaker, perhaps Google Translate can help you out – or you can just look at the pretty pictures and videos!

Read the article (in Dutch) here / Lees het artikel hier.

Siobhan Camille, buikdanseres van Holland, interviewed by Dansdocent.nu