Pilates and Belly Dance Workshop


3 hour Special Workshop

Pilates & Oriental Belly Dance Core Workshop 🙆‍♀️

Saturday, June 23rd at 2pm, Stadionweg

Belly Dance Amsterdam

Oriental belly dance is characterized by undulations of various parts of the body. To be able to master these moves it is important to develop core strength and flexibility. Pilates offers a great exercise repertoire to develop strong and long muscles, flexibility and more range of motion for the joints.
In this workshop we will work both on basic pilates exercises as well as on belly dance moves. At the end you will learn a short choreography.


Pilates Amsterdam

Belly Dancing Amsterdam

Part 1: The basics
You will be introduced to the 6 Pilates principles: centering, concentration, control, precision, breath and flow.
You will experience how pilates exercises are executed with proper breathing, focus and core stability. A balanced development of the body can be realized through core strength, flexibility, alignment and awareness to support efficient and graceful movement.
Gladys will lead you through a sequence of pilates mat exercises emphasizing proper breathing, core control and alignment.

Part 2: Building on technique
Both pilates and oriental bellydance are developed from the core and abdominals.
The pilates exercises form the foundation to build your belly dance technique.
You will practice exercises that focus on key muscle groups for typical oriental belly dance moves. You will work on various undulations in the mid-section of the body, alignment and posture.

Part 3: Putting it all together
Now we integrate the various techniques and learn an easy-to-follow choreography. Again we emphasize posture, core and alignment and a safe and healthy way of moving.

No experience in pilates or belly dance is necessary. Both men and women are welcome.


Belly Dancing Amsterdam


Gladys emphasizes movement with precision in a safe and intelligent way. Movement has always been a part of her daily life. Gladys has a professional background in coaching, communications and oriental dance which contributes to her way of teaching. Each class ends with a body-mind exercise working on inner balance and mental relaxation. Her goal is to have students leave the class feeling relaxed and energized.
"My core values are passion, creativity and personal development. A healthy balance between body and mind is indispensable; your own balance is the foundation to be successful.”

The workshop will last about three hours and there will be tea and snacks with Gladys at the end to answer any more questions that you may have or just to get to know each other a bit better.