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HalimaSagira

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About HalimaSagira

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  • Birthday May 9

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  • Location
    Hillsborough
  • Interests
    Belly dancing, Burlesque, Knitting, Crochet, Glass sculpture, Ferrets!
  • Occupation
    IT Technician, Belly dance teacher
  1. Thanks Padders xx I normally just walk into town from nether edge - dont bother with the car... but for this 1 occassion, I need to a) bring the car and b) park in waitrose or somewhere very close to it / the beer engine area.
  2. YOGA CLASSES AT KENWOOD HALL - Nether Edge SUNDAYS 19.00 – 20.15 Rock, Run, Yoga! An energetic class aimed at runners, climbers and active types who need a deep stretch and strong conditioning to help cross train for their chosen sport. MONDAYS 20.00 - 21.00 Vinyasa Flow Yoga A different sequence of movements each week, all levels welcome, we flow our Asanas to music & focus on fun and connection. TUESDAY AND THURSDAY MORNINGS 08.45 – 09.45 “Good Morning Yoga” Hatha Yoga Style, Mixed level. Suitable for beginners. 10.00 – 11.00 Pilates : Mixed Level. strength and conditioning class; great for the core, abdominal and back muscles. Great for all levels of fitness. YOGA CLASSES AT B-FIT GYM IN HILLSBOROUGH Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6pm - 7pm Hatha & Vinyasa style Saturday morning runners yoga at 10am you can email Ferret at quirkyferret@gmail.com to book onto the kenwoodhall classes and contact either ferret or the B-Fit gym to book onto the yoga classes there. drop in on the day is also available if the mat spaces havent soldout. ALSO - YOGA AT TABBY TEAS CAT CAFE!!!!!!! https://www.facebook.com/tabbyteas/ - ONLY 10 SPACES AVAILABLE so booking quickly is advised. contact Tabby Teas directly to book a place. Wednesdays at 10am (see the booking section of their website).
  3. Do you know any runners / climbers or active folk? I run yoga classes at Kenwood Hall in Nether Edge, and on a Sunday night at 7pm - 8.15pm ; the class is a little more challenging and aimed at building strength and creating stretch and flexibility for those who run & climb (but it's great for all active people too!). with balance work, shoulder openers and all round strengthening, this class is less spiritual and gentle than my other classes and more like power yoga. We get into some fun vinyasa flows too. If you would like to come along - email quirkyferret@gmail.com to book, and if you know people who run / climb and might be interested; please share. xx Thank you so much! See http://www.quirkyferret.com for class details. Sunday night 7-8.15pm Rock Run Yoga! for runners & climbers. Monday night 8-9pm Flow Yoga - vinyasa flow sequences & pranayama & meditation included. Tuesday & Thursday mornings; Gentle Hatha Yoga at 8.45am, Pilates at 10am. - all at Kenwood Hall, Nether Edge.
  4. Good Morning Sheffield peeps! So, Waitrose car park. Its for customers only *check* you can park there for up to 2 hours *check* what are the other rules of the carpark? If I park my car there do I need to get a chip coin or ticket and then get reimbursed at Waitrose by buying something? ....or....do i not need anything ticket-wise.... but need to buy something from Waitrose to prove i'm a customer? or can I get away with just parking , leaving and then coming back 2 hours later? How strict is the 2 hour rule (can I go 5 minutes over do you reckon? This is for a 9.30am - 11.30am weekday type parking time. x thank you for all your help lovelies!
  5. do we know of any regular stitch n bitch / wool n wine / meet up groups in sheffield? I'd love to have an excuse to start yet another project to add to my pile of projects!
  6. Hey there everyone! I am back from my shoulder injury and teaching Monday nights in s7 (for details on the venue visit; http://www.nychadancecreations.co.uk). Weekly Belly Dance classes in Tribal Fusion. – Run as 6 week courses, new moves added each week building up to combinations Covering technique breakdowns and drills in both oriental styles and Tribal styles – get your full belly dance tribal/oriental fusion fix with these 90 minute Monday night classes. Each class will include a warm up, technique breakdown, drilling of the moves to get them into your muscle memory and combinations you can add into your own dance choreography! The Times; 19.00—20.30 (90 mins total) *If it's your first week please arrive 10-15mins early to register. The Price; £6 per lesson if booking a 6 week course / £8 per lesson drop in price. (so basically, if you book for 6 weeks - you save £12... ) Location - Nycha Dance Studio 3 Edgedale Road, Sheffield, S7 2BQ Just off Abbeydale rd, near Carterknowle Rd. FAQ Q: What should I wear to class? You should come dressed in comfortable clothing that you can move in. Imagine what you would wear to do a yoga class. Sometimes in class I will take my students through a few Yoga poses depending on what warm up is needed that day and so you need to be dressed appropriately (a mini skirt and high heels wouldn’t be a sensible idea for example!). Some people like to come in costume / bellydance clothing, but this is optional. wear what you will feel comfortable in. Q: What should I bring? Definitely bring water. You should make sure you drink plenty of water before class starts so that you’re hydrated and keep drinking throughout too. You’re welcome to bring your own Yoga mat if you like for the short yoga sequence, although the studio does have its own mats you can use. For ATS® classes you might like to bring finger cymbals with you. I do have some spares available but these are limited to a few pairs. For the shimmy drills it can be fun to wear a coin belt so you can ‘hear’ your shimmy. This isn’t necessary and also isn’t really a ‘tribal’ piece of costume, however I have plenty of spares if you’d like to stick one on to shake your shimmy to! Q: What footwear should I wear? Again – whatever you feel comfortable dancing in, although personally I prefer either barefoot dancing, or using ‘tribal socks’ (basically cutting the toes and sometimes the heels too out of a pair of socks so that you can use the ball of your foot to stop yourself when spinning. I wouldn’t recommend using full socks as these can cause you to slip and fall. You may wear these at your own risk if you’d prefer however. Some dancers like to wear dance shoes for bellydance and I sometimes do if i am performing on grass / a nightclub floor / a surface i’m unfamiliar with. Q: Do I have to show my belly? Not if you do not wish to. I will often wear something that shows my belly as I will need to demonstrate the muscles I am using to power the movements. However you shouldn’t ever feel like you have to. When I was learning I used to wear a cropped top showing my midrift because i felt like it helped me to isolate my hips from my torso. Most of the people I danced with however, would stick to a normal vest top. Again; I want you to feel comfortable and have fun in my class so please wear whatever makes you feel good. Q: Does it matter that I have never done any dancing before? Not at all! I will look after you! Everyone has to learn somewhere and I remember when I started out it took me 6 months just to feel comfortable doing the basic moves…. but I had a really good teacher who was very patient and I will always try to find new ways of explaining something so that you feel you “get it”. I have trained in various styles so have had different teachers explain things to me in different ways, so I can usually find a way of explaining that a student will understand. Q: What happens if I get tired / don’t feel up to it? Sometimes life / stress / illness can get in the way and often coming to a class can be a welcome break from this. However, if in the middle of one of my classes you feel you cannot carry on, don’t feel bad about sitting out for a moment or perhaps for the rest of the class. Sometimes the drills can be energetic and tiresome if you’re just starting out. Always bring a paper and pen so you can take notes as you’d be surprised how much you can learn from watching. In fact, some people learn better this way, so if you ever want to stop and take notes on a move we’re learning or a drill sequence you’d like to take home – please feel free to do so. Q:What is a hafla? “Hafla” pronounced from the Arabic “Khafla” (soft “a” in the word) is a “get-together” ,party,ceremony for a family gathering,clan,religious ceremony which may have an intimate number of friends or many people invited. For instance an Arab Muslim man can do the Commandment of circumscision for his son in a small group, or honour it with a “hafla” (Khaflah). It is an Arabic word, though the majority of Arabs are Muslims and some Christians, at a Muslim Khaflah you would not find alcoholic drinks. There might be similar smokeable items which are on hand. There might be Belly-Dancing for entertainment, much food for sure,music,dancing , hookah smoking (nargila-waterpipe). - Thank you Urban Dictionary! For belly dancers a Hafla is usually an end of term party, a chance to get together and celebrate what you have learned with your teacher and a chance to see local and sometimes non-local dancers perform. A good hafla will have a shared buffet so that people can bring and share food, and a ‘free dance’ section at the end for people to get up and party together after watching the performances. I will be holding at least 2 Haflas a year to give my students a chance to show off their new moves! Got a question? Email me at; Halima.Sagira@gmail.com
  7. Hello there - my apologies but I thought I had updated this thread (obviously not). Due to a shoulder injury I have had to stop teaching for a little while (hoping to return to classes in the new year). However my friend and very talented dancer Tasmin Leona has taken over my classes and teaches Tribal fusion in an open level class which she provides options for beginners and challenges for intermediates. her classes have been switched to Fridays instead of Mondays and they run 6.30pm - 8pm and are £7. same venue - the fitness club in town centre of sheffield. ---------- Post added 29-09-2014 at 10:15 ---------- and you're very welcome to drop in xx
  8. thanks for this - i guess i just go.... see if i can use the lockers.... and if not i'm dragging all monday's work clothes and my class stuff to a Hell Yeah gig in Chester.... *sigh*. i will report back.
  9. hi - i need to leave luggage over night this sunday to collect monday morning at 9.30am.... does the bus station still have lockers at the national express depot bit??? any one know the price if they're there?
  10. just a quick update; classes are still continuing on Monday nights at the fitness club; Mondays ; 7:00pm – 8:00pm Beginners Tribal Fusion Belly dance 8:00pm – 9:00pm Level 1 American Tribal Style® (at the Fitness Club – Sheffield Town Centre) they're £5 each or you can take both classes back to back for £7. (Tuesday nights have finished) I also have some summer school workshops running; Tsukiko Tribal – a FCBD® Sister Studio presents….ATS® Summer School! Sunday 17th August 2014 ATS® Summer School – Fast Track Basic Movements 15.00 – 18.00 (3hrs) £20 This 3 hour workshop will take you through every move we learn in the weekly Monday night classes with Halima Sagira. This is the perfect workshop for those who have never done American Tribal Style® before and want to take part in the “next steps” workshops. It is also ideal for those in the regular Monday night classes who want to recap all the moves before we move on to “the next steps”. The moves we will hope to cover in these 3 hours are as follows; Slow Format; Puja (moving medication), Hand Floreos & Arm movements, Taxeem & Reverse Taxeem, The slow pivot turn, reverse turn, arm undulations, Ribcage rotation, circle step, cork screw turn, propeller turn, the pulse turn. 2014-05-10 Sheffield Zeina0346_2 Fast Format; Arabic, Egyptian, Egyptian half turn, Shimmy step, Pivot bump, choo choo, Single bump, Double bump, Arc arm turn, Reach and sit, Gawazee shimmy, Shoulder Shimmy hip drop combo, Turkish Shimmy, Turkish Shimmy half turn, Turkish Shimmy quarter turn. We will attempt to cover as many if not all of the above moves in just 3 hours; so this workshop is action packed and full of information. If you’re following the format as taught by FatChance BellyDance® – you’ll notice that some of the moves listed above are considered by FCBD® to be level 2 / level 3 moves. Although we learn the moves as they are taught in the specific ATS® way – Halima Sagira has selected some of the more easy-to-learn level 2 / 3 moves to be part of our “basic movements” classes. We’ll have alot of work to do in just 3 hours, so bring water, and enthusiasm. No need for note pad and pen as I will provide workshop notes with a proper breakdown of each move we cover. You’re welcome to bring your zills for the final drill of the day if you would like to play along too. ATS purple 4ATS Barrel Turn (2) Sunday 24th August 2014 ATS® Summer school Day of Dance – Fast Track “The Next Steps” Part 1 14.00 – 16.00 and then 16.45 – 18.45 (4hrs ; separated by a 45min lunch break £30; £15 per workshop) “The Next Steps” part 1 ‘Learn’ This 2 hour workshop will take you through the first part of our American Tribal Style® “The Next Steps” moves. We’ll cover both slow and fast moves in this ‘learn’ section before moving on to a drill section after lunch. It is not essential for you to have completed “basic movements” before taking this workshop, however it can help to have a back ground knowledge in the ATS® format and essential basics such as arm positioning, performance angle, and the concept of leaders and followers. 2014-05-10 Sheffield Zeina0178_1 This workshop will be action packed and full of information. In the ‘learn’ section of the day Halima Sagira will break down in detail various slow moves and fast moves so that they can be understood and executed correctly. If you’re following the format as taught by FatChance BellyDance® – this 2 part workshop series; over 2 Sundays; will cover moves from level 1,2 and 3 of the FCBD® format. http://fcbd.com/instruction/class-format/ We’ll have alot of work to do in just 2 hours, so bring water, and enthusiasm. Please also bring your zills for the drill section. (a limited supply of spare zills will be available on the day for those who haven’t yet got their own pair). “the next steps” part 1 ‘Drill’ You’ve learnt the moves, now its time to drill! We will drill all the moves covered in the ‘learn’ section and cover various different formations including duets, trios, flock of birds, chorus line and turning the wheel to change leader. You’ll have a chance to be the leader and the follower and by the end of this section you should feel confident that you can perform leader changes and formation changes ready for your next ATS® performance! We will also cover zills (finger cymbals) in this drill section. We will go over the longa (triplets) pattern, the military (3,3,7) pattern, the 3,5,5, pattern and the baladi pattern (3,1,3,1,3). After learning the patterns we will drill these with the moves we have learnt, coupled with the moves from “basic movements” and in various formations. 2014-05-10 Sheffield Zeina0479_1 The ‘Drill’ section will put all our hard work in the ‘learn’ section to good use so we can have FUN dancing together! Please bring a yoga mat for the cool down section at the end of our 4 hours of dancing. ATS purple 8ATS Love my Zills (3) Sunday 31st August 2014 ATS® Summer school Day of Dance – Fast Track “The Next Steps” Part 2 14.00 – 16.00 and then 16.45 – 18.45 (4hrs ; separated by a 45min lunch break £30; £15 per workshop) “The Next Steps” part 2 ‘Learn’ This 2 hour workshop will take you through the second part of our American Tribal Style® “the next steps” moves. We’ll cover both slow and fast moves in this ‘learn’ section before moving on to a drill section after lunch. It is not essential for you to have completed “Basic Movements” or the first of our 2 part series, before taking this workshop, however it can help to have a back ground knowledge in the ATS® format and essential basics such as arm positioning, performance angle, and the concept of leaders and followers. This workshop will be action packed and full of information. In the ‘learn’ section of the day Halima Sagira will break down in detail various slow moves and fast moves so that they can be understood and executed correctly. If you’re following the format as taught by FatChance BellyDance® – this 2 part workshop series; over 2 Sundays; will cover moves from level 1,2 and 3 of the FCBD® format. http://fcbd.com/instruction/class-format/ We’ll have alot of work to do in just 2 hours, so bring water, and enthusiasm. Please also bring your zills for the drill section. (a limited supply of spare zills will be available on the day for those who haven’t yet got their own pair). 2014-05-10 Sheffield Zeina0466_1 “The Next Steps” part 2 ‘Drill’ You’ve learnt the moves, now its time to drill! We will drill all the moves covered in the ‘learn’ section for both today’s workshop and the previous Sunday’s workshop and cover various different formations including duets, trios, flock of birds, chorus line and turning the wheel to change leader. You’ll have a chance to be the leader and the follower and by the end of this section you should feel confident that you can perform leader changes and formation changes ready for your next ATS® performance! We will also cover zills (finger cymbals) in this drill section. We will refresh our memories on the longa (triplets) pattern, the military (3,3,7) pattern, the 3,5,5, pattern and the baladi pattern (3,1,3,1,3). After learning the patterns we will drill these with the moves we have learnt, coupled with the moves from “basic movements” and in various formations. 2014-05-10 Sheffield Zeina0481_1 The ‘Drill’ section will put all our hard work in the ‘learn’ section to good use so we can have FUN dancing together! Please bring a yoga mat for the cool down section at the end of our 4 hours of dancing. ATS in the forest (3) Please note; You can choose to take all or just some of these workshops, they have been designed so that you can pick and choose which you’d like to take part in but obviously dancers would mostly benefit from taking both the learn & the drill workshops together so that they can solidify what they have learnt. Workshop Location; Nycha Dance Studio 1 3 Edgedale Road, Sheffield, S7 2BQ Just off Abbeydale rd, near Carterknowle Rd. To book - the webpage is; http://halimasagira.com/?page_id=295 thank you x
  11. oh yeah..... weird. I was vvvvvvvvvvvvery tired when I read this.
  12. I'm a female vocalist. I can sing anything from blues to heavy metal. I really enjoy either; open mic type music such as Ben howard / Anthony & the Johnsons / James blake / Damian rice - the type of music where i'd find a guitarist i could harmonise with.... or.... a heavy metal band who'd be interested in a female vocalist. when i say heavy i mean lamb of god, pantera, decapitated.... that type of thing. i'm new to Sheffield and i'd really like to get back into singing and gigging again - i can show you video footage of some recent performances if you like.... i;m also a belly dancer and a burlesque dancer. cheeeeeeers for reading....
  13. did anyone ever contact you? this advert is over a year old...
  14. Tuesday night intermediate American Tribal Style classes have changed to the Burton Street Foundation Sports hall at 8pm. *** starting from 1st April 2014*** Cost ; £6 for 90mins. Monday night lessons are going well - £7 for 2 hours (tribal fusion & American tribal style beginners / mixed level). any questions let me know!
  15. Hello dancers!!!!! Class starts tomorrow! Please remember to arrive at least 10 mins early so i can take register and new people can fill out a short PARQ form etc, so we can get started on time. remember to bring water to stay hydrated and wear comfortable clothing for movement (the type of thing you'd wear to a yoga class) you don't have to get your belly out and you can dance barefoot or with dance shoes if you have them (i just dance barefoot). no need for a yoga mat for the beginners classes, bring zills / finger cymbals if you have them for the American Tribal Style bellydance classes. I have a limited number of spare zills to lend out to those that haven't yet got their own. looking forward to seeing you there!
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