Belly Dance

Crewe, Chorlton Cheshire Classes

Crewe troupe

Teacher’s name: Alara Hooray

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  • Location: St Clement Church, Edge Lane, Chorlton.
  • Level of lessons: Beginners.
  • Where and when: Email Alara fo the latest information on scheduling.
  • Types taught: A variety of styles can be experienced usually through choreographed pieces.
  • Telephone contact: 0796 480 9801.
  • Other additional information: Alara grew up and travelled extensively through such countries as Kuwait, Iran, Egypt and Turkey.  Enjoying private dance tuition along the way, her dance journey and influences embrace a diverse range of oriental dance techniques.
  • Interesting information: Warm-ups / cool-downs and plain fun in-between! After an easy all over body warm-up, enjoy a fun approach to belly dancing that is aimed at women of all ages, shapes and sizes. Taking place in a friendly situation and with iek minded people, this is a great chance to get fit and healthy and meet others and learn an ancient art form.which originates from thousands of years ago in North Africa and other regions. Each class provides: i) A fun approach to oriental belly dance. ii) Basic steps and simple choreography. iii) Beginners guide to music with CD available. iv) Class length is 1 hour including warm-up/cool-down period. Comfy clothes and either clean trainers or bare feet recommended.

Teacher’s name: Dawn Turton

  • Professional name Melina Zari
  • Location: Congleton, Cheshire.
  • Various levels taught including with special classes for children.
  • Time/Cost: Classes take place frequently but are subject to change. Please email Dawn for updated information on upcoming lessons.
  • Type taught: Melina teaches different styles of belly dance, including Egyptian (traditional and modern) belly dance, Turkish bellydancing, dancing with props such as zills, veils, stick and wings. Melina works in schools and education, introducing dance to children.
  • Contact: email:
  • Telephone: 07515 348544.
  • Experience & style: After studying ballet, Melina Zari has been involved in belly dance for over 12 years. She has studied this dance form with Barbara Phoenix and Nancy Jones in North Wales and she has also attended various bellydancing workshops involving veils, zills, sword and cane dancing, tribal belly dance and different styles, such as Turkish and Egyptian. Dawn in well known in Raqs Sharqi circles.
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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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