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Entwined Bellydance Entwined Bellydance provides traditional, trans-national fusion (prev. tribal) and fusion bellydance training in person and online, as well as roving performances, stageshows and special events.

Entwined Bellydance is the creative project of Laura Entwined, an accomplished Melbourne-based, Queensland-born, tribal bellydance artist, teacher and choreographer. She has been training and performing since 2006 and teaching successful weekly classes in Melbourne since 2012. She is a regular and sought after guest teacher and performer at many national music, lifestyle and arts festivals and a p

Entwined Bellydance is the creative project of Laura Entwined, an accomplished Melbourne-based, Queensland-born, tribal bellydance artist, teacher and choreographer. She has been training and performing since 2006 and teaching successful weekly classes in Melbourne since 2012. She is a regular and sought after guest teacher and performer at many national music, lifestyle and arts festivals and a p

Operating as usual

I've been challenging myself these last few years with learning some new props to dance with! I picked up a fire stick f...
04/04/2022

I've been challenging myself these last few years with learning some new props to dance with! I picked up a fire stick for fun after attending doofs when I was 19, and spun for a few years.... then didn't try it again until these past few years with head piece, sword, fans and palms. Debuted my new fire show at Esoteric Festival this year in March and was captured by the incredible Lauren Crabbe from Synaesthete Media

How these majestic performers manage to not only hold their balance and composure, twirl and shake their hips while simultaneously not getting a lick of hair or fabric caught in the fire, I’ll never know.

Here’s @laura_entwined gracefully wielding fifteen more open flames than I’ve ever managed to without barbecuing my face. Yet another stunning display from @esoteric_festival 2022 🔥 Who’s ready for next year?





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28/03/2022

Undulate and circulate...

Thrilled to be taking the troupe to Strawberry Fields 2022 (Weekend One) and Strawberry Fields 2022 (Weekend Two) this w...
21/03/2022
Performance Program — Strawberry Fields

Thrilled to be taking the troupe to Strawberry Fields 2022 (Weekend One) and Strawberry Fields 2022 (Weekend Two) this weekend and next weekend! Catch us roving in the Mirage Motel Friday and Saturday nights - filling your chill experience with even more bliss! Balqees Momani Catherine Haar Mayeesha Shafiq Kassandra Lee D'olivera-Nunez Tiff Farrow Renee Thompson Amy Arendse Laura Entwined

https://www.strawberry-fields.com.au/performance-program

https://www.strawberry-fields.com.au/lifestyle

Aurum is a performance installation from the imagination of Melbourne based performer and choreographer Emily Sterry, with costumes by designer Guy Collins. 

16/03/2022

Our new 4week Drills and choreography series Hybridization - A Dance Movement Project starts tomorrow in Brunswick La Vérité Dance Projects. DM me to secure your place in our performance team!

16/03/2022
They Call Me Bruce - Promo Video

Looking forward to Come Together Music & Arts Festival this weekend at Edendale Community Environment Farm with my brothers from.Sikander

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY GREAT GRANDMOTHERS, GRANDMOTHERS, MOTHERS, AUNTS, MOTHERS, SISTERS, DAUGHTERS!WE STAND T...
07/03/2022

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY GREAT GRANDMOTHERS, GRANDMOTHERS, MOTHERS, AUNTS, MOTHERS, SISTERS, DAUGHTERS!
WE STAND TOGETHER OF MANY CULTURES, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS, LANGUAGES, BACKGROUNDS, BODY SHAPES, INDENTITIES, GENDERS, SEXUAL ORIENTATIONS....
OUR LOVE FOR DANCE IS OUR COMMON LANGUAGE....
UNITING US AS MOTHERS, SISTERS, DAUGHTERS, FRIENDS....
IN OUR FIERCE FEMININE FLOW!
STAND UP, SPEAK OUT, AND NEVER LET THEM GRIND YOU DOWN, DAMPEN YOUR SPIRIT, PUT OUT YOUR FLAME!
YOU ARE WORTHY, YOU ARE STRONG, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, YOU ARE POWERFUL.... IN ALL YOUR GUISES AND INCARNATIONS - KALI/CALLIEACH/CRONE, WARRIOR/WITCH/WISE WOMAN/HATHOR, MOTHER/DURGA/GAIA/PACHAMUMMA, ISIS/MAGDALENE/DEVI/GAHZEEA, MAIDEN/MARY....
WE RISE UP FROM THE DESTRUCTION OF THE FEMININE, THE DISTORITION AND CORRUPTION OF THE TA***IC PATH, AND SACRED DIVINE FEMININE.... AND HONOUR OUR ANCESTORS, ELDERS AND THE LINEAGE OF WOMAN....

Loving this costume, the simplicity of movement and the joyous music! #loseyourselfinthemusic
21/02/2022
JimCaron- Naima Akef and Mohammed El-Bakkar Mash Up

Loving this costume, the simplicity of movement and the joyous music! #loseyourselfinthemusic

Naima Akef was a premier Belly Dancer from Cairo in the 40's. Naima danced at the Kit Kat Club there. This film was made in the late 1940's, can you imagine ...

Only a few weeks to go! Thrilled to be teaching and performing in Newcastle soon!
13/02/2022

Only a few weeks to go! Thrilled to be teaching and performing in Newcastle soon!

Photos from Entwined Bellydance's post
13/02/2022

Photos from Entwined Bellydance's post

Thrilled to be teaching and performing at the Newcastle Bellydance Festival in early March. Come check out my workshops ...
09/02/2022

Thrilled to be teaching and performing at the Newcastle Bellydance Festival in early March. Come check out my workshops LOCK, GLITCH & GLIDE with ENTWINED alongside an amazing menu of guest teachers, performances and a market!

Coming Soon!
31/01/2022

Coming Soon!

Thrilled to be teaching and performing at Where The Wild Things Are Festival 2022 this weekend in Melbourne!
31/01/2022

Thrilled to be teaching and performing at Where The Wild Things Are Festival 2022 this weekend in Melbourne!

Wow, what an end/start to the year! There has certainly been some stunningly beautiful and perfect moments and tragic pa...
21/01/2022

Wow, what an end/start to the year! There has certainly been some stunningly beautiful and perfect moments and tragic painful challenging times too.
Chinese lunar new year begins February 1, year of the tiger, year of change. Could dance, yoga or regular movement practice be the positive change you need in your life? Could coming back to it after a break be just what the soul space or body is yearning for...
We're currently putting the final touches on our Summer / Fall Trainings for you because as the poem says... dance when you're happy, dance when you're sad... dance your love and pain....
Let your dance, yoga or pilates practice be your constant through these tumultuous times with me to guide you... sharing the magic, transformation, benefits and opportunities with you. Turning up for consistent practice, diving into new and scary endeavours, being adventurous, courageous, hopeful, positive, feeling all the emotions and riding the wave with dance and yoga by your side, finding the flow state, the light, nurturing the soul, mind and body.
I truly believe the personal benefits of these practices to make life fuller and richer, and am thrilled and reinvigorated to be continuing to hear the call, feel the devotion and passion on tap to share.
Stay tuned or drop me a line if you want more info!

Thank you Brisbane bellydancers. See you in January!
14/12/2021

Thank you Brisbane bellydancers. See you in January!

Thanks to technology, I'm part of a lil online show streaming from the states if anyone wants to watch? Starting in 5min...
14/11/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Raq Out - Virtual Experiment Nov 13 -SciFi. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Thanks to technology, I'm part of a lil online show streaming from the states if anyone wants to watch? Starting in 5mins and running for 45mins...
Join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bapLyBhrS42lQvFapl6X8g

What makes a good science fiction story? Scientists? Space aliens? Space travel? Join us as we explore and embrace science fiction via bellydance.

08/11/2021

Lots of happenings this week with Melbourne finally coming out of lockdown! From our new 6week online series - Monday Pilates and Tuesday Yoga sessions Spring / Summer Online Stretch & Strengthen Series - to 2 in person park gatherings in Melbourne. Please let us know if you want more details on these private events! Open to current and potential students so you can meet our group and see what we are about! xx

As I gear up to teach my Welcome to Shimmytown presented by OVRI today at 1.30pm AEST, I wanted to share one of my favou...
15/10/2021
Jill Parker & Little Egypt perform Folkloric Fusion at The Massive Spectacular! (2020)

As I gear up to teach my Welcome to Shimmytown presented by OVRI today at 1.30pm AEST, I wanted to share one of my favourite shimmy shakers in the world of bellydance.... the mumma of fusion bellydance, out of San Francisco the one and only - Jill Parker. And today happens to be her birthday! HAPPY REVOLUTIONS AROUND THE SUN JILL! Her shimmies are serene, they're sublime... I've had the privilege of learning from her twice on both her trips to Australia dating back around 2010, as well as in the US in 2011. Check out her beautiful troupe @littleegypt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHTDmilLpCQ&t=181s

Jill Parker is the founder of the modern Tribal Fusion belly dance phenomenon, birthed out of San Francisco California in the mid-90's. Jill was an original ...

Shared via Jonathan Heath - thanks for sharing!!
13/10/2021

Shared via Jonathan Heath - thanks for sharing!!

1ST RECIPIENT INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEDEntwined Bellydance is thrilled to announce the first recipient of our Sch...
12/10/2021

1ST RECIPIENT INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCED

Entwined Bellydance is thrilled to announce the first recipient of our Scholarship for Indigenous Women which we announced/launched earlier this year! This was in response to the global movement within the fusion bellydance community to become more inclusive of minority cultures and offer opportunities and access to study.

Entwined Bellydance has always been a school accessed by women from diverse cultures, LGBTIQ+ communities and backgrounds, and this scholarship aims to open arms to our indigenous community and take a step to become more inclusive of the first people's of Australia.

We recognise the elders past, present and future, and Aboriginal people as the original custodians of this land on which we dance, learn and share. We pay our respects and give thanks!

Nicole, an Aboriginal woman from the northern suburbs of Melbourne aka Naarm, Land of the Wurrundjeri, who Entwined met during a community project for Whittlesea Council earlier this year, is the first recipient of the scholarship, which Entwined hopes will be accessed by many more Indigenous women in coming months and years.

Nicole says: "I as an Indigenous woman understand the high health risks that Indigenous people may face, as I myself have dealt with debilitating back issues and some neck issues in my 20s. Beginning my journey in Fusion Belly Dance about two years ago dramatically improved my back health and in which I no longer required a second back surgery (my personal choice) and learnt how to control my body and muscles and move in ways I did not feel capable of previously due to limited mobility. And not only the health improvements but improved confidence in myself and my body and joy in dancing in a way I had not experienced before. Also feeling welcomed into a beautiful dance community. I highly recommend this opportunity and would love to see more Indigenous women take up this wonderful dance style!"

The next scholarship will be available November November 8 with in person or online classes in Yoga, Pilates, Bellydance or Fusion Dance available. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Joining the party!!
07/10/2021

Joining the party!!

💜💚✨ Only one more cosmic sleep before we blast off tomorrow for Flavius: Systems Online Ep-2

Tag a friend that needs some intergalactic space n bass in their weekend!

Dial-in your time devices for immediate departure at 6PM AEDT (for all our friends across the galaxy, check your local timewarps). Streaming on twitch for optimal visual and sound experience!

We cannot wait to take you on this interstellar mission!!!!

— Zuli & Jj'aron

Photos from Sammie in Hawaii's post
18/09/2021

Photos from Sammie in Hawaii's post

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17/09/2021
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Affirmation for creative flow!! Are you feeling stuck or uninspired? Lockdown getting you down? I invite you to let me i...
14/09/2021

Affirmation for creative flow!! Are you feeling stuck or uninspired? Lockdown getting you down? I invite you to let me inspire and guide you, and share my tricks for being a creative soul centered and driven artist and movement practitioner.... I've been doing yoga for 20years, studying bellydancing for 16 years, and teaching for 8 years. If you're feeling called, please drop me a line, or just use this affirmation to help you along your way to the flow path.

This year, like the last has been so much about self care.... loving some of the feedback that is coming in about the tr...
12/09/2021

This year, like the last has been so much about self care.... loving some of the feedback that is coming in about the transformative practices, classes and workshops that we are sharing. If you feel called to join us, we have a new 4week online series starting Monday, with classes Monday - Thursdays 7-9pm off a range of modalities from pilates and yoga to bellydance of different styles and levels. https://fb.me/e/YPkHiagP

"Appreciate being able to carve out the regular time for self care. Thankyou!"
"Thank you SO much for these classes. In these dark days they are such a god send."
"I felt like a snake was entwining up my spine, quite beautiful. Thank you so much."
"It's been a really tough week for me and I really needed something like this to lift me out of my squalor."
"Entwined Yoga was key in helping me to make yoga, meditation and breathing exercises part of my weekly habits. Before starting any session, Laura is always interested on how we are feeling, mind and body, so the session is very personalised, plus she offers really useful poses variation/modifications, to make it accessible for all, and in my case this last 8 months, prenatal friendly."

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Level 1, 325 Victoria Street, Brunswick
Melbourne, VIC
3056

Opening Hours

Monday 7pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:30pm - 10pm
Wednesday 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday 7pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 11am - 1pm

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+1 418 700 316

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Est. 2009

Cabaret Bellydance, Transnational (formerly Tribal) Style World Dance + Fusion Bellydance Established in 2009, Entwined Bellydance has been delivering high quality professional bellydance training programs since 2013. Directed and facilitated by Laura Entwined, the comprehensive yoga and bellydance training programs bring together more than 15-20years of study with over 40 teachers worldwide. Laura has over 15yrs experience performing professionally solo as well as within a group, as well as choreographing/directing student and professional troupe performances. Based in Melbourne, Australia, she has also worked nationally and internationally, performing in the USA, Bali and New Zealand since 2006.

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🦚 PERFORMER ANNOUNCEMENT 🦚 The hypnotic movements of Entwined Bellydance will be bringing us a mixture of traditional and fusion dance styles, sure to entrance all who bear witness. 💃 👉 www.wherethewildthingsarefestival.com
Check out this awesome video from Entwined Bellydance company dancing to my song "Jungle". 🙏🏻
OUT NOW - Check out our BRAND NEW SINGLE - "We Don't Wanna Wait" from the Ganga Giri Band. https://gangagiri.bandcamp.com/track/we-dont-wanna-wait The message is one of holding on to positivity in a world of conflict and division and coming together as one people to collectively forge a brighter future. This one was written and produced during the Melbourne lockdown as an online collaboration. It showcases a more refined and melodic incarnation of the group, with Aishah Espinosa on Vocals, Tai Jordan on Trumpet, and Michael Diamond on Harmonica, each masterfully weaving their unique musical elements over the solid foundation of live drums by Dan Pearson and didjeridu and bass-heavy beats that Ganga Giri is well known for. Music production by Dan Pearson and Tai Jordan. Mixed and mastered by the one and only John Hooves @increaseaudiomastering. We’re so thankful to work with such a professional video production team James & Dana @jurassicmelbourne who made a fantastic creative interpretation of our message for the film clip. Ganga Giri, Aishah, Diamonica - DJ / Musician Tai Jordan Dan Pearson, Tai Jordan Entwined Bellydance Laura Entwined
COMING SOON! A BRAND NEW SINGLE AND FILM CLIP from the Ganga Giri Band. "We Don't Wanna Wait" - The message is one of holding on to positivity in a world of conflict and division, and coming together as one people to collectively forge a brighter future. Official AUDIO Launch date: Wednesday, 23rd June, 2021 Official VIDEO Launch date: Friday, 25th June, 2021 @Ganga Didjeridu Giri @Aishah Espinosa Diamonica - DJ / Musician @Dan Pearson @Michael Diamond Tai Jordan Laura Entwined Entwined Bellydance Aishah
Entwined Bellydance being fabulous! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eECQLxtrso&t=63s
Autumn Bellydance & Body Conditioning Series upcoming April/May at Next Level with Entwined Bellydance https://www.facebook.com/events/470076117664182?active_tab=about
➕ Goddess Enabler ➕ ・・・ #Repost of Entwined Bellydance #inmymelos ・・・ Captured in that magic moment of joy! The joy of dance! How dance makes me feel... Unlocked... In flow... True essence... Smiling from the inside out... Come and find your inner joy! Costume: @melodiadesigns @aluqadesigns Fans @thesilkbazaar Capture @psymon.photography @earth_frequency festival 2019
Moderator if not allowed please remove ☺️ I’m selling all the dance costumes below as we’re moving to Canada. 3 skirts from Tribe Nawaar, (bought for $250), Choli ($45) also from Tribe Nawaar, jewellery ($75) and some homemade skirts . Selling whole lot for $100. Pick up St Kilda ☺️ please message me if you’re interested. Thanks 🙏🙏
Following the success of our finger cymbal workshops in May and June, we'll be following up with our 3rd and final workshop in the series on July 25. Please follow me up 2 Entwined Bellydance if you want more info! xx https://www.facebook.com/events/872905186448483/
Eight is significant in many cultures, religions, traditions and ideologies, as well as in science, geometry and mathematics. Following on from last week’s circle and spiral exploration, this week we delve into the depths of the infinity 8, applying it to bellydance movement, isolations and improvisation. Made up of two circles, this shape represents infinity, rebirth, regeneration, resurrection, peace, harmony, solidarity, stability, balance, luck, wealth and magic. It represents the dynamic, infinite and continuous rhythm and flow between polar principles, or opposites, energy and power, instinct and reality, flowing back and forth ceaselessly. Feel the swing, flow, opposition and momentum that is created in the body by drawing this shape. 8 is the soul star chakra which connects to our higher self, our karmic past lives and Akashic records. It is an entry point of spiritual energy and divine unconditional love.Temples are built on the pattern of the mandala, which is the 8×8 symbol. Tonight we dance from 8pm AEST gathering live on Zoom. This class can be taken live or by recording. Each of the 6 week series can be taken as a standalone class or bundle. Contact me Entwined Bellydance for more info!
Laura is a wonderful teacher. I’ve never danced before and she is so encouraging and awesome at making me feel like I can do it! ❤️🌟❤️