Belly Dance & Drum School
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Dance of Life Dancers

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Beginners Courses

Beginners Courses

Children's Course
TERM 4 2017
Daytime and Evening.
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Our Beginners Belly Courses are suitable for students who would like to try 
Gypsy Belly Dance in a friendly, non-threatening and professional environment.
Our focus is posture, technique and having fun.
Beginners will sequentially learn fundamental steps and each week 
these steps will be added to a complete choreography.
Welcome to the Dance Of Life!

Welcome to the Dance Of Life!

The Dance of Life Belly Dance and Drum School established in 1996, owned and operated in Newcastle by Sonya Manzalini, is the longest operating school of its kind in the Hunter Region of NSW, Australia.

The Dance of Life offers classes in Gypsy style belly dance and Arabic percussion. There is also a bellydance boutique at the studio selling a variety of gyspy and tribal costumes, coin scarves, jewellery, music, ethnic clothing and much more.

The main dance focus of the school is traditional Gypsy belly dance, which is the origin of most other styles of this genre of dance. Cabaret, Tribal and Fusion all find their roots in the dances of the gypsies and desert tribes of North Africa and the Middle East.


We have also incorporated a blend of other cultural dance styles to enrich the dance experience, including Flamenco/Belly Dance Fusion and Bollywood.


The school also boasts a professional Dance Troupe with the Dance Of Life Drummers.
The Dance Of Life is well known and well received throughout Australia, presenting professional and spectacular performances at all types of events; private, community based and corporate.

Established 1996


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