Teacher: Valeria Lo Iacono.
Location: Cardiff, South Wales.
Level: belly dance for beginners / improvers.
Time: Valeria is not running regular courses at the moment. However, if a group of people (at least 10) would like to start an ad hoc course of belly dance classes, this can be arranged. Please contact Valeria on the contact form.
Cost: £5.00 per hour per person. If an ad hoc course is arranged all the classes need to be paid for in advance. Private tuition can also be arranged, please contact Valeria to find out about prices and availability.
Type of Belly Dance: Egyptian belly dance, traditional and pop.Valeria is also specialised in improvisation and musical interpretation skills.
Contact: for more information contact Valeria via our contact form.
Address: Cardiff Medical Centre Sports and Social Club, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XW.
Experience & style: Valeria studied ballet and jazz dance and then she started belly dancing in 2002. She first learnt belly dance from Jeanan Haddad, an American-Iraqi teacher. She then studied in Newcastle upon Tyne with belly dancer Kay Taylor (who is also head of teacher training in JWAAD, the Josephine Wise Academy of Arabic Dance).
Afterwards, Valeria studied belly dance in Bristol with Wendy Buonaventura and in Barcelona with Aida. Valeria also attended classes and workshops with many worldwide famous belly dancers, such as Randa Kamel, Raquia Hassan, Dandesh, Yasmina of Cairo, Sara Farouk, Josephine Wise, Jacqui Jamal, Morocco from New York, Suhaila Salimpour, Sharon Kihara from Belly Dance Superstars, Serena Ramzy and more. Valeria’s favourite styles are Egyptian baladi and Egyptian pop.
Valeria is a qualified ETM (Exercise to music) instructor, which means she has a good background in teaching safely and maximising the fitness benefits of bellydance.
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