Belly Dance

Berkshire Belly Dance Classes and Teachers

In the dance studio

Valeria in the dance studio

Teacher: Al Warner

  • Location: Langley Hall, The Ring, Bracknell, Berkshire.
  • Level: Call Al for further details.
  • Time/Cost: Call Al for further details.Information via her site at
  • Types taught: Egyptian style.
  • Contact: email:
  • Telephone: 07913415334
  • Experience & style: With over five years experience, Al is a quality teacher who is a popular teacher in the Berkshire area. Contact Al for news of her latest classes and workshops.

Teacher: Kathryn Dawes

  • Location: Martyrs Church, Reading, Berkshire, England.
  • Time/Cost: Weekly classes and some workshops. Lessons usually Wednesday evenings but email Kathryn to confirm.
  • Types taught: Egyptian, Fusion, baladi and modern Egyptian style.
  • Contact: email:
  • Experience & style: A few years experience in dancing and also teaching classes. Kathryn enjoys improvising as well  as making choreographies for solos and groups. her favourite styles are Egyptian and fusion and she loves using props, such as sagat, veils and isis wings. For more information, check Kathryn’s bellydance site.

Teacher: Rachel

  • Location: Reading, Maidenhead, Windsor and Crowthorne in Berkshire, England, UK.
  • Teaching Venues: Woodlands Park Village Centre, Maidenhead. Windsor YC Dance Studio, Windsor. Wellington Health & Fitness Club, Crowthorne. All Saints Jnr CofE School, Maidenhead. Loddon Hall, Twyford, Reading, Berkshire.
  • Level: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced, Mixed level, Improver dance classes.
  • Time/Cost: All lessons are an hour long and prices vary according to class.  For full details please visit
  • Type  taught: Egyptian Bellydance courses (beginners to advanced); Bellytastic Workout – bellydancing for fitness and fun.
  • Address: Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire.
  • Email: and Rachel’s website is
  • Telephone: 07858480814.
  • Experience & style: Rachel is a fully qualified teacher (QTS) and CRB checked. She is a CYQ Level 2 qualified Fitness Instructor. Rachel offers weekly bellydance classes, workshops and private tuition to all ages and levels.

Teacher: Deborah Fox

  • Email contact:
  • Location of classes: Weekly classes in Reading, Berkshire, UK at Waterloo Meadows Children’s Centre, Reading, RG2 0BN.
  • Level of lessons: Deborah for details of all classes.Teaches Middle Eastern Dance and Improvised Tribal Style.
  • Telephone contact: 07914 315627.
  • Other additional information: Beginners are welcome at any time to either class.
  • Interesting information: I first began belly dance classes after seeing another dancer whilst on holiday and thinking, “That looks easy!” Ah haaaa …. I soon discovered it was not and was immediately hooked. Three years ago I began to take Tribal classes and loved them too, and now I teach both because I love them so much!

Teacher: Helen Santa Maria

  • Location: Classes and workshops in Berkshire, normally in Reading and Thatcham.
  • Email contact:
  • Level of lessons: Beginners to advanced.
  • Time and cost: Classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Types taught: Modern and classical bellydance, folkloric and fusion.
  • Contact address:
  • School name: The Santa Maria Bellydance Academy
  • Phone – inquiries by email only.
  • Are you ready to sparkle with confidence and bring out your feminine side? At the Santa Maria Bellydance Academy we welcome all kinds of women who are ready to dedicate some time to themselves and try something inspiring, different and fun yet engaging and challenging enough to stick at and return to week after week. Through our classes we offer a learning experience that cultivates women’s confidence and sense of fun! We deliver instruction in easy-to-follow classes that teach you the movements step by step. Each class or course has a clear structure so students feel a sense of progress that motivates them to come to class each week.

Teacher: Sandy Maya

Sandy Maya belly dancer

  • Location: Woodley / Reading.
  • Level of lessons: beginners, improvers and intermediate.
  • Styles taught: fusion.
  • Contact: You can contact Sandy Maya and find out more information about her classes (including times and prices) on her website Sandy also offers private tuition.
  • Interesting information: Sandy Maya has been bellydancing since 2011 and started teaching in 2015.
    Mostly trained in egyptian bellydance, Sandy likes to fuse bellydance to modern pop music, such as “Candyman” by Christina Aguilera, as in the video below:Sandy is very enthusiastic about her students and is helping everyone to bring out the best in their dance as well as making class an enjoyable experience. It’s all about the fun whilst learning something new.
    Background and qualifications:
    Completed the Drumzy foundation course in 2012 with Hossam and Serena Ramzy.
    Completed a bellydance teacher apprenticeship at the SMBA in 2014.
    Began teaching course groups for the RBSB in 2014 and taught a term at the SMBA
    this year as well as launching her own drop in classes.
    Achievements: IDTA awards with honours in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold Bar 1.
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Valeria is a dance researcher completing a PhD in dance and heritage. Valeria also teaches and performs as a belly dance but also enjoys learning ballet, jazz dance and other dance genres.

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