Come and learn something new and have a belly full of laughs.
Regular classes (Desford Leicestershire) are a mix of different styles of Belly Dance, including, Baladi, Raqs Sharqi, Veil dance , Stick Dance (Saiidi) modern Cairo street dance (Shaabi) Flamenco and Salsa fusion.
The emphasis is on getting you dancing and having fun!
These can be individually tailored to your requirements. The basic framework begins with an introduction on safety and posture, we continue into a warm up, after which individual moves are taught then put together into combinations, which build into a final dance.
Props can be used such as Saiidi sticks, veils and finger cymbals all of which will be provided for you to borrow on the day, including hip scarves.
Finally there's a cool down and then you get to go home and show your friends and family what you've learned!
The talk starts with a demonstration of Egyptian Shaabi
dance and continues with funny anecdotes about how I got into
Belly Dancing, fire eating and training/working with a snake!!
Finally I relate all the hilarious and sometimes scary incidents and accidents I’ve had over the years.
booking for 2024/25
What people say about my talks…
What a fantastic afternoon we all had. The dancing and costumes were absolutely amazing and the myths of middle Eastern dance presentation was very interesting. I think we were all amazed at her figure !!
We enjoyed your recent visit so much our members have insisted you return for another evening.Wing W.I.
Best speaker we've ever had at our W.I.
Iv'e learned so much and she made it very humorous too. (U3A)
Very entertaining. (Ladies circle)
Fascinating. (Heart Link)
A delight, when are you coming again? (Inner Wheel)
I’ve been a professional Middle Eastern dancer, fire ~eater, snake charmer and choreographer since 1985. I'm based in Leicestershire but have performed all around Britain and abroad.
I’ve appeared in over 60 tv programmes between 1985 and 2010 and been written about in many national newspapers and magazines.
I started teaching in 2003 and have a certificate in safe teaching practices from JWAAD.
I’m also a member of Actors' Equity