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Bristol Belly Dancing Teachers in England

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Teacher: Eugenia

  • Location: Welsh Back Squash and Health Club & Fitness4less, Bristol.
  • Teaches classes all levels of dancer.
  • Information on times and dates: For the very latest lessons times please email Eugenia on:
  • Types taught: Oriental Dance, modern belly dance and folkloric styles from the Middle East such as Dabkeh, Saiidi with and without cane, Kaleege, Samai, veil & double veil, zills, shamadam, tabla solo.
  • Telephone: 07988682715.
  • Extra Information: Hi, I am Eugenia and I am currently based in the UK (Bristol) and I have been into Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian dance as a child. I have been bellydancing for over 15 years. More info please get in touch or check my website

Teacher: Maria Krajnik-Dachraoui

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  • Location: St George and Easton, both in Bristol.
  • Level: Various.
  • Time-costs: Costs vary and lessons often updated so please contact Maria for more information.
  • Types: Egyptian including Baladi and Saaidi, and North African.
  • Telephone: 07796 056 383
  • More Information: Egyptian and North African. Maria has been dancing for 20 years and teaching on a regular basis for over 12 years, after attaining a teaching qualification. She trained regularly with Wendy Buonaventura and Jacqui Jamal, both instilled a strong foundation and discipline. She has trained with Amel Tafsout and attended workshops with other teachers including Maria D`Silva, and Hossam and Serena Ramzy. Her other teachers have been the Arab people. Maria has lived with Arab people in an Arab country and believes understanding the dance in a cultural context is important. Arab women of all ages, shapes and sizes dance, comfortable in their bodies; and so should we!

Teacher: Lucy Neaves

  • Location: Horfield, Bristol.
  • Level: Belly dance classes and lessons for beginners.
  • Time/Cost: Email Lucy on Email:
  • Type taught: Basic belly dance for beginners. Lessons include basic belly dance moves, such as shimmies and hip drops. A fun and informal lesson structure with Lucy.
  • Telephone: 07787507931.
  • The class is a great introduction to the world of bellydance and a fun and informal class to make new friends and have fun! I love belly dancing and have been dancing since 2002. It is a great way to keep fit and beats the gym any day, you can also wear sparkly clothes! I perform with Egyptian Nights and enjoy belly dancing social nights out.

Teacher: Anna Chandler

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  • Telephone contact: 01454 619557.
  • Level of lessons: Various.
  • All Egyptian styles taught in rotation. Styles taught include Oriental, Pop, Balady, Saidi, Shaabi, Melaya, wings, veil, shamadan & sword.
  • Normally teaches in Stoke Gifford, Bristol near Parkway Station. For times and costs please email Anna.
  • Also sometimes teaches in Emersons Green Village Hall, Bristol and via Lisa Taplin at Ridgewood Community Centre, Yate, North Bristol.
  • Anna established Egyptian Nights in North Bristol many tears ago and has been a guest dancer with the Hossam Ramzy Orchestra and is the resident dancer at Byzantium. She is renowned for her expressive performance personality. Her love affair with this dance has led her to study extensively in Cairo and the UK, she completed the JWAAD diploma course and has recently teamed up with Arabian Musician Tony Benadou to present music dance & voice events  enjoys teaching all the Egyptian styles. She is particularly passionate about Folkloric styles.

Teacher: Suraya (Rosie)

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  • Location: Bristol, Shirehampton Primary School and Saltford Hall.
  • Level: Open level.
  • Time and cost of lessons and classes: Please contact Suraya by email or phone for more information.
  • Types of dance taught: Egyptian, Turkish, cabaret, fusion, prop work.
  • Telephone: 07843557930.
  • Both classes have mixed ages, ability and experience! So all are welcome! The classes are fun, light-hearted and a fusion of different styles. Technique and coverage of moves happens every week before we put together mini combinations. Great fun!!
  • My mum once came home and said: “Guess what? I’m starting a belly dancing class!” and I replied with: “Not without me!” I/we have now been dancing on and off for about 7 years. I studied initially with a fantastic dancer from Somerset and attended many different workshops with experienced dancers and teachers. Along the way, my love for the dance has continued to grow as I have met beautiful and inspiring women.
  • After my time at university and starting my teaching job I decided I was ready to further my belly dance career. I recently took the JWAAD foundation teacher training course and received great marks and feedback. I have now taught belly dancing for around 2 years and have some wonderful students. A small selection of my dancers now perform with me at events (but this is only a selection so no pressure!!) and we are named ‘Desert Gems’. Do come along and have a go. Trust me, you’ll feel better for it! For more check Suraya’s website.
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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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