Tina-Louise School of Egyptian Belly Dance & Hawaiian Hula

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Newcomers Timetable & Bookings

 

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Established by Tina-Louise in 2001, the school operates across Buckinghamshire providing genuine instruction of:

  • Belly Dance
  • Hawaiian Hula
  • Tahitian Dance
  • Bollywood Style Dance-Fitness
  • Retro Style Dance-Fitness (Charleston, Go-Go, Disco & more)
  • Prop-Workouts

Female only group format classes

All ages, shapes and sizes welcome

Classes are friendly, non-competitive and welcoming

Licenced, fully insured and first-aid certified instruction

One instructor providing consistent learning across all classes

Social 'End of Term' nights for all students, with:

Optional performance opportunities for all

AND: 100% Money Back Guarantee available!

LOCATIONS

Classes operate at the following locations on a weekly basis:

  • Marlow - Redgrave Sports Centre
  • High Wycombe - Oakley Hall & The Riverside Club
  • Princes Risborough - School Community Sports Centre
  • Beaconsfield - St Thomas Hall
  • Chesham - Town Hall

Belly Dance runs at all locations during term time

Other class styles run at selected and varying venues & times

One-Off Taster Workshops at more locations

FEES

Regular class fees are payable as a termly block at the beginning of each term at the following rates:

Pre-Booked & Members: £7.50 per hour

New Students On-The-Door/Late starters: £9 per hour

100% COURSE FEE MONEY BACK IF YOU ATTEND 1ST CLASS & CHANGE YOUR MIND

FULL REFUNDS/TRANSFERS AVAILABLE UNTIL 14 DAYS BEFORE BOOKING COMMENCES

  • Taster Classes & One-Off sessions may be priced differently
  • Classes shorter/longer than one hour may be priced differently
  • Beginners course fees are payable in full, thereafter students only pay for the number of classes they can attend each term.

Block bookings only, weekly payment not available

Any 'Special Offers' are listed in the timetable below

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All classes are instructed by professional Belly Dancer Tina-Louise

Over 22 years Belly Dance performance experience as a soloist & in troupes

More than 16 years of extensive teaching experience & dance-fitness certified

In-house award winning Belly Dance & Hawaiian Hula troupe for hire

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*WHY LEARN TO BELLY DANCE?

Belly Dancing is an interesting & creative way to keep fit due to it's wealth of benefits:

  • It's suitable for ALL ages, shapes and sizes, pregnant women, seniors and even those recovering from injuries and health problems. (Please note that under 16's must be accompanied by a participating adult).
  • Can improve and maintain fitness, flexibility and stamina.
  • Can assist with weight loss and improvement of posture and body shape.
  • Can help with many common ailments such as back problems, arthritis, joint problems and more.
  • Provides a creative outlet and requires concentration, therefore good for the brain and emotional wellbeing.
  • Regular dancing is scientifically proven to slow down ageing!
  • Belly Dancing is an engaging hobby, with the potential for ongoing learning throughout life.

No previous dance experience is required

No need to show your belly or wear a special costume

WHETHER YOU ARE 18 OR 80 - YOUR COINED BELT AWAITS!!

We welcome students who love to dance and love to learn. Our longest attending students (several still in attendance since doors opened in 2001), highest achievers (one of our students has even written a book about Belly Dance), troupe members and those who have turned professional (many performing and teaching their own dance classes) are those who have been motivated by their sheer passion and enthusiasm to Belly Dance regularly, and a thirst for continued knowledge and learning.

Attending the classes regularly provides: the enjoyment of dancing, safe and structured learning of an artistic skill, healthy exercise, benefits for mind and body, a social outlet and a place to make friends.

Belly Dancing is a skill which takes time and patience to master, and development can continue for a lifetime. This makes Belly Dancing an engaging hobby if you are looking for something to challenge and keep you interested for the long term. If your motivation is instant results, a notion that you will become a 'professional' Belly Dancer in the shortest time possible (with the least effort), or to receive gratification in the form of rewards such as those used in children's dance schools, then our classes are not for you. Neither are the classes an apprenticeship for joining our professional troupe.

The greatest reward for a dancer is the absolute pleasure of dancing itself, and the increased wellbeing that is experienced. This is what the classes are focused on providing. When a student attains that, we do not need to measure it or hand over a certificate in order for them to continue with us. They keep dancing whatever 'standard' they achieve, because the benefits and enjoyment brings our members back week after week and year after year. That is a true success!

Currently available Tasters & Courses are listed in the Newcomers Timetable below

Please pre-book using the Paypal buttons. Pay-On-The-Door is subject to availability

MORE DETAILED CLASS INFORMATION ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES:

 

Belly Dance Classes

 

Hawaiian Hula & Tahitian Dance Classes

 

Bollywood Style Dance-Fitness Classes

 

'Decade-Dance' Dance-Fitness Classes: Charleston, Disco & Go-Go:

 

Prop-Workouts

 

PRE-ATTENDANCE CHECKLIST
 
BELLY DANCE
HULA & TAHITIAN
BOLLYWOOD-FITNESS
DECADE-DANCE
AGE RESTRICTIONS
For all ages. Under 16s must be accompanied by a participating parent/guardian.
Over 16s
Over 16s
Over 16s
PREGNANCY

With Doctor's Prior Consent

Not suitable
Not suitable
Not suitable
INJURIES
With Doctor's Prior Consent
Not suitable for those with leg / lower body problems
Not Suitable
Not Suitable
HEALTH PROBLEMS
With Doctor's Prior Consent
With Doctor's Prior Consent
With Doctor's Prior Consent
With Doctor's Prior Consent
DRESS CODE
Comfortable clothing. No tight/fixed waistbands.
Comfortable clothing. No tight/fixed waistbands.
Clothing suitable for an energetic workout & free movement.
Clothing suitable for an energetic workout & free movement.
FOOTWEAR
Barefoot or wear soft soled ballet/jazz shoes.
Barefoot or wear soft soled ballet/jazz shoes.
Bring clean trainers.
Bring clean trainers.
For more detailed information please see: Attendance Advice

FORTHCOMING COURSES & TASTERS FOR NEWCOMERS

Subject to change at anytime. Updated regularly. TIMETABLE WAS UPDATED: 24 JUL 2017
Please note that only Beginners & Newcomers classes are listed here,
if you are a returning student of the school, please contact for the full timetable.

BELLY DANCE FOR NEWCOMERS
SUMMER SCHOOL

BELLY DANCE

6 WEEK COURSE

BEGINNERS

MARLOW

REDGRAVE
SPORTS CENTRE

SL7 3JD

24 JUL-4 SEP 2017

MONDAYS

8.00-9.30PM

UNDERWAY - FULLY BOOKED

AUTUMN TERM

BELLY DANCE

8 WEEK COURSE

BEGINNERS

BEACONSFIELD

ST THOMAS HALL

HP9 1UF

14 SEP-9 NOV 2017

THURSDAYS

6.30-7.30PM

EARLY BIRD:
£55 UNTIL 1ST AUG (£60 AFTER)

WITH 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

CASH ON DOOR: £72 COURSE / £9 1ST CLASS ONLY
Subject to availability. No verbal reservations.

BELLY DANCE

8 WEEK COURSE

BEGINNERS

CHESHAM

TOWN HALL

HP5 1DS

17 SEP-12 NOV 2017

SUNDAYS

3.00-4.00PM

EARLY BIRD:
£55 UNTIL 1ST AUG (£60 AFTER)

100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

CASH ON DOOR: £72 COURSE / £9 1ST CLASS ONLY
Subject to availability. No verbal reservations.

IF NOT PRE-BOOKING:
Please read this Attendance Advice in advance for details of what to wear, bring, and health & safety.

If you have missed one of our Taster Classes/Courses and cannot wait until the next available,
newcomers may book a one-off personal introductory Belly Dance lesson.
Fixed time slots and locations available. Please contact for details. Not available on a regular basis.

MAILING LIST

To receive updates about courses & tasters when bookings open,
please email to join the general mailing list. You'll receive notification
of the next few enrolments and then your address will automatically unsubscribe.
It is useful if you state which classes / venues you are particularly interested in attending.

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BOOK YOUR OWN TASTER WORKSHOP:
Why not get together with a group of friends and
book your own group workshop at a venue & time of your choice.
Choose from: Belly Dance, Hawaiian Hula, Bollywood, Charleston, Disco or 60s Go-Go.

Groups only, no one-to-one. Please contact for more information and prices.

JOINING & BOOKING INFORMATION, TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • Pre-Booking: Places are secured via pre-payment only, verbal reservations are not accepted. Please use the Paypal 'Buy Now' buttons above or email for Bank Transfer details. Postal bookings are not accepted. In-person cash bookings can be brought into an existing class, please call for information. Take note of the Money Back Guarantee and refund terms below. Under booked courses/classes are cancelled and refunded. Please be aware your place is considered voided and may be given to another student if you do not attend the first class of a course to enrol and honour your booking, unless you make advance or immediate contact to advise otherwise and have the place held until the following week. No refunds are available for students who fail to enrol at the first class.

  • Trial/Taster Classes: If you wish to try before committing to a full course there are Taster Classes provided and listed above accordingly. Alternatively a trial class can be attended as follows:
    • The FIRST class only of a Belly Dance course.
    • Any Dance-Fitness class as listed on the timetable.

    If there is no pre-pay option in the timetable above, trial class places are cash on arrival subject to availability on the door, and cannot be verbally reserved. First come, first served. A place on any course running thereafter is not guaranteed, priority is given to those who pre-pay for the full course. If you decide to continue and a place is available, the remainder of the course is payable in cash at the end of your trial class (not at the next class). Please note the fee is much higher on the door than if you pre-book classes.

  • Personal Introductory Belly Dance Lesson: If you have missed a Taster class and cannot wait until the next one available, you may book a one-off personal introductory lesson at one of our venues (fixed time slots available). Tina-Louise may also be booked for group Taster Lessons at a venue and time to suit you, perfect for girl's nights, birthdays and hen parties. Please contact for further information.

  • Advance Contact: If not pre-booking, advance contact before arrival for the first time is recommended to request a Fitness to Dance screening form. In some circumstances medical advice or consent may be required before admittance in cases of injury, health problems or pregnancy. It is in your interest to request the form in advance. If pre-booking you will be sent the form automatically. Otherwise, please be sure to arrive 10 minutes early to complete a copy on arrival. Please read the Attendance Advice in advance for details of what to wear, bring, and health and safety. Checking that the class is running as advertised is also advisable in case of last minute changes.
  • Arriving on time: There is no admittance after the warm-up. Please make sure you arrive on time for your class.
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee: Pre-paid courses only. If you attend the first class of a pre-booked course and decide not to continue, you may claim a late refund for the FULL AMOUNT PAID within 48 hours of attending, no questions asked, effectively making your first class free. The guarantee is void 48 hours after the first class, or if you fail to attend your first booked class. The Money Back Guarantee is only applicable to courses that have been pre-paid online, and can be claimed once only per person. Does not apply to taster classes or other one-off sessions which are not refundable.
  • Refunds and Transfers: One-off taster classes and workshops are not refundable or transferable. However if you have booked a course and are unable to attend, you may claim a refund or transfer to another course until 14 days before the course you have booked begins (unless stated otherwise in the timetable above). Payment is strictly NOT refundable or transferable if you fail to attend or cancel later than this, except using the Money Back Guarantee above.
  • Missed Classes: Any classes missed but paid for are not refundable, but Belly Dance Beginners may attend up to 3 repeat classes if and when available as a catch up, for no additional charge within the same term. If 3 or more consecutive classes are missed your booking is considered void and your place may be offered to a new student. If you miss the first class (failing to enrol) and do not make advance or immediate contact to hold your place, your place is voided and not refundable. You may not progress to the next level of classes if you have missed 3 or more classes.
  • Termly Payments: Beginners courses are payable in full at the start. The full course fee is still payable if you join late or miss classes. Once beginners level is completed, students are only required to pay for the classes they are able to attend at the start of each term and do not have to pay for classes missed due to holidays or other commitments. However once paid for, missed classes cannot be refunded, but a suitable alternative class can be attended as a replacement if available, for no additional charge within the same term. Replacement classes due are void at the end of each term.
  • Under 16s: Under 16s may attend Belly Dance classes when accompanied by a participating parent/guardian over 18 only. Bookings received for under 16s will not be accepted unless sent with an adult booking. All other classes are for over 16s only.
  • Joining a Beginners Belly Dance course that is underway: The courses must be attended in full from the start as they have a lot of content, and are progressive and carefully structured. This is both for your own benefit and the interests of other class members so that they are not held back by new arrivals. Once a course has commenced latecomers may only join during the first few weeks, space permitting. After week 2 has passed, new students must first take extra-curricular lessons in order to catch-up with the course they wish to join (see below). The full course fee (regardless of when you join) and cost of any catch-up lessons required must be pre-paid as a block before you can begin.

  • Private Lessons: Tina-Louise teaches in a group format and not on a one-to-one regular basis. All students are expected to attend regular group classes. However, newcomers who have missed or are unable to attend the advertised Taster Classes and cannot wait until the next ones available, may book a one-off personal introductory Belly Dance lesson (see above). These are available at set times and locations, please contact for details. Personalised 'Catch-up' lessons are also available for students who have missed classes and need to catch up with a course that is underway, up to a maximum of three sessions per student. These are usually provided for two or more students together and very rarely one-to-one. The full course fee (regardless of when you join) and cost of any catch-up lessons required must be pre-paid as a block before you can begin. If you are a group organising a girl's night, birthday or hen party, you can book a group Taster Lesson at a venue and time to suit you. Please contact for more information.
  • Corporate Block Booking: Companies wishing to provide day-time leisure activities for their employees at their own premises may block book a series of classes with Tina-Louise for a fixed rate (not a per-participant rate).

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