Above Left: Sawire's Clay Tabla
What to expect in classes:
*Drumming & salutations
*Dance sequences and disciplined responses to popular music & cultural connections.
*Energy focuses with body awareness & positive realm connection, positive psychology & group connection are a big part of the dance-tribe. Erin brings 2 core respects forward for participants – confidence and capacity to ignite the flame, furthered by happiness in the personality that person-centred dance-practice brings. Fusion elements & bellydance attributes are a recognizable feature but not a foundation of restricted belief in dance expression.
What to bring:
*Water bottle, dance shoes of choice (for vinyl floor) or barefoot at best.
*Wear yoga pants, cotton-leggings, no jeans – hip wrap is optional.
Body comfort in casual clothes & relaxed gorgeousness isn't a Diva-pose necessity. No mirror- environment, circle centric attitude, more self-honesty.
Drum & Dance
Now a Private Group
Class Overview & Values
Where there is a rhythm, there is a drum to play –
be it djembe, clay tabla or spirit wheel.
Where there is a heart spring,
let the joy of movement be your guide.
I enjoy the value of Integrity in the dance.
Erin takes her participants on a soulful express of delight – both conceptual & technical. An experienced dancer & performer across dance vocabularies, Erin refreshes the immediate feeling & guides awareness in expressive energy & thought. Patterns are inherent, interpretation is a must, spirit guidance in the energy is a sure acknowledgement.
This is our weekly fun, nourishment & Beginners-Intermediate-advanced dancers are welcome.
Certificates awarded at the end of the year for Participation in Studio Program.
Erin’s performance experience spans 10 years – a joy-full dancer with proud, varied troupe experiences in the energy of world dance fusion. Collective experiences are many, having danced at Holimahotsav City of Sydney, The Royal Easter, Tribal & Bellydance Festivals & soirees including SydMedFest, Tribal & Trance Festival, Newy, Ironfest, Sister Goddess Events, Coffs Harbour Bellydance and soirees local. Community support with participation has included Relay for Life, MBS, Kirtan Performances with Premananda & Local NSW Kirtan & World musicians, Markets diverse, travelling to events for seniors through Sri Rom, entertaining Senior residents in nursing homes. Erin is a regular soloist at Ironfest and recently presented intuitive performances at MindBodySpirit Sydney, in dance, conversation and with workshops in Art, Dance, Meditation and Energy.
Erin has trained in various classes & workshops looking at her own growth as a dancer across Flamenco, African dance, Tribal styles: ATS, Fusion, Gypsie Caravan, with experiences also in Oriental dance, Dabke, Folkloric, Physical Culture & Contemporary. Her interest in Rhythm has grown through performance & spiritual guidance connecting with zills (finger symbols), use of props (floral-weave basket, silk veil, silk fans, saidi cane, vel poi), African djembe drum classes and development as an Earth shaman with soul-guide honouring in Native American tradition.
Students find holistic discovery and personal energetic awareness in their own development, using meditation, chakra awareness, energetic tools and techniques.
Students imbue awareness for the ‘sacred’ – that is, an engagement with information, understanding through experience, showcasing respect & seeking personal affinity with practice.
Students develop and fine-tune artistic territory in the making of art-forms: visually, aurally, musically and energetically.
Term 4 2019
Term 1 - 4 2020
$340 for a 10 week term of 2 hrs /
Concession with Senior Card.
Enrolment includes the following Student Benefits:
·With Initial Enrolment: Studio Tote Bag
· Student Membership Card
Complimentary Participation in & paid entry to:
-Art Journey Days twice a year ( Structured Museum Outing & Art Experiences )
Students are welcome to a complimentary Tea / Chai in class.
Studio Equipment includes:
With set availabilities: African djembe and specialised Sawire clay tablas during sessions [ Sourced from Hyde & Clay] pictured to the above left with Erin's floral wrapping.
Left: Erin's Spirit wheel is used by her in class, and we focus on tabla & djembe in drum circle, with standing movement, and after dance independence with guided
Erin's Upcoming Early Year 2019
Newcastle Bellydance Festival
Ironfest 2019 - 'Once upon a time'
Directly above: African djembe with wood base.
Art School & Holistic Arts
Professional Art Studio & Art Experiences