Belly Dance

Hertfordshire Raqs Sharqi Teachers

Dance skirt

Teacher’s name: Samirah

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  • Location: Bishops Stortford, UK.
  • Level of lessons: Beginners and improvers.
  • Time and cost: Email Samirah for classes information.
  • Telephone contact: 07904 198309
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  • I teach Egyptian belly dance and fusions. I am a member of the SI FD Society of International Folk, dance and have been dancing for over 11 years and teaching for over 8 years.
    I also hold quarterly Belly Dance Show Case Nights called ‘Club Mizmar’ in Bishops Stortford.
  • Interesting information: A friend of mine took me to a belly dance class and it is something I had always wanted to try, so I went along with her. She left the class 2 weeks later and I stayed on. I love this wonderful dance, it is such a magical dance form, mysterious and yet familiar, the beautiful dance moves compliment the female form so well, in fact, it celebrates all that is female. As well as this, it is therapeutic and has been used as an anti natal exercise in helping to ease the pain of labour with its lyrical moves. Some even think it is a fertility dance!!! Hey, it is just so good for so many things, and you will meet such wonderful friends in the class! Have a go!

Teacher: Horizon

  • Location: The Priory School Dance Studio, Bedford Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG52UR. England.
  • Level of lessons: Beginners and intermediate.
  • Time and costIt is best to email Horizon for updated information.
  • Styles taughts: American Tribal Style, Fat Chance Bellydance and improvised tribal style.
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  • Telephone number: 07504991037.
  • Experience and style: American Tribal Style is a modern Bellydance format with roots in Egyptian, African and Flamenco dance. It is a group dance format where dancer lead a vocabulary of dance steps with cues and there is a lead dancer who the others follow. The lead is then passed around the dancers. The beauty of this dance style is that anyone who knows the FCBD (Fat Chance Belly Dance) format can then come together and dance, creating a sisterhood across the world, a universal dance language.
  • Improvised Tribal Style – This is an extension of the improvised dance style, dancers learn a variety of moves and combos with cue using a 25 yard skirt as a prop. This is an intermediate level so open to dancers once they have completed the Level 1 (6 weeks)and Level 2 (12 weeks) 2 Fat Chance Bellydance course.
  • More information about me, Horizon. I have been teaching dance for 5 years holding regular classes in Hitchin, North Hertfordshire. I teach various styles, but my regular classes are on Fundamentals of American American tribal style belly dance and ITS (Improvised Tribal Skirt).
  • In addition to my regular American Tribal classes, I also teach workshops in Jazz inspired Tribal Fusion, Gypsy Fusion, Can-can, Contemporary and Fire Dance all over the UK.
  • My dance companies are Affinity Tribal, and my student troupe The Azimuth who perform ATS and ITS Skirt. Girls on Fire, an all female Fire skills and Bellydance with Fire troupe and The Cancan Collective who perform both traditional and Modern Cancan and burlesque Cabaret (no stripping).
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Teacher: Dawn Harvey

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  • Stage name: Zenuba
  • Location of classes: Watford, Hertfordshire.
  • Level of lessons: Beginners and advanced levels taught.
  • Time and cost: Email Dawn for updated details for classes in the Newton Price Centre, Grosvenor Road; The Centre, Gosforth Lane, Watford.
  • Types taught: Cabaret, folkloric, Turkish, Egyptian and Lebanese styles taught.
  • Telephone contact: 07850 310978.
  • Other additional information: 22 Years of Experience of Performance – 8 Years of Teaching – Equity Member.
  • Interesting information: Dawn has 26 years of experience specialising in Belly Dance and 8 Years of Teaching.  You can feel safe in the knowledge that you are being taught by a person who loves the ARTFORM, and is aware of Technique, Props, knowledge of music, costume, stage work, what is the right costume to wear to what music.  Choreography, structure and ad-lib.  I hold Public Liability Insurance, a PPL Licence and am one of only a small number of belly dancers who is a full EQUITY Member.
  • For more information about Watford belly dance classes check Dawn’s bellydance 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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