CULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Deanna George leads an all new dance class.
CULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Deanna George leads an all new dance class. Claudia Baxter

World of dancing

A NEW dance group exploring African, Bollywood and belly-style moves has kicked off in Ipswich with the aim of bringing the vibrancy of other cultures to town.

Global Grooves is the first of its kind in Ipswich, and endeavours to boost women and girls' confidence while bringing out their inner gypsy through dance.

Teacher Idell Wadley said she was inspired from her childhood when she grew up in a culturally rich environment. "We are creating a wonderful community of women and girls who gain wonderful friendships and experience the world through the eyes of other cultures," Mrs Wadley said.

She said the new dance group was not just about exercising the body but also about nurturing your creativity and having a good belly laugh.

"Global Grooves is a low impact, fun way to improve fitness, make new friends and discover your inner groove," she said.

"We are very much about a healthy attitude to life and body image.

"The dances are a great way to get a whole body workout and it is so much fun."

Mrs Wadley said there was no other group like Global Grooves in Ipswich.

"I've a passion for cultural dance along with my extensive knowledge and experience," she said.

"My desire is to see women and girls grow and prosper through my school and the incredible opportunities I can offer women who would like take their dance further."

She said while many women were intimidated by belly dance, Global Grooves provided the opportunity to explore other dances as well.

The group was open for women and girls of any age and body type.

Classes are held on Thursday nights from 6.45-7.45pm at Claremont Special School, 136 Robertson Rd, Silkstone and cost $12 for adults.


For more details phone 0448 326 246.