Belly Dance

London Belly Dance Teachers and Classes

Drum solo performance

Teacher: Sadiyya Vahed

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  • Location: Soho Gyms, Covent Garden, Central London.
  • Level of lessons: Intermediate, Advanced and Fusion Bellydance.
  • Time and cost: Contact Sadiyya for the latest class times.
  • Types taught: Traditional and modern belly dancing.
  • Telephone contact: 075 3589 1471
  • Other additional information: Experienced and Certified Belly Dance Instructor.
    Interesting information:  For more information or to book a Belly Dance course with Sadiyya please visit:

Teacher: Cate Brick

  • Stage name: Caasi
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  • Location: The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford London. 
  • Level of lessons: Beginners and open level.
  • Time and cost of classes: Call Kate for the latest times and days.
  • Types taught: Egyptian based style.
  • Telephone contact: 07899 755 979.
  • Other additional information: Come to Caasi’s bellydance classes and you will: Develop basic skills for bellydance; Build your technique progressively each week; Improve your posture, fitness and body image   – no matter what age, shape or size; Be inspired by music and dance and Have fun!
  • Interesting information: Caasi is trained in Jazz dance and ballet and is a sought after professional belly dancer in London. She has appeared at events worldwide and on BBC and MTV. For more info check out

Teacher: Erina

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  • Location: West London Academy, Northolt, Ealing, West London (UK).
  • Level of lessons: Beginners.
  • Time and cost: Call Erina for further information.
  • Types taught: Erina teaches many different styles on belly dance, including Egyptian, Turkish, Cabaret and Fusion.
  • Other additional information: Erina has had 7 years of belly dance instruction. She also does salsa and modern dance and likes to fuse them into her persona.
  • Interesting information: In this course you will develop basic belly dance technique and moves; using them to perform a short choreography created by Erina Medine.  Ladies only (sorry gentlemen!)  This class is a great fitness workout! Visit for booking!

Teacher: Laura

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  • Location of classes: Private workshops at various locations in South East, London & The Solent.
  • Level of lessons: Various.
  • Types taught: Cabaret, bollywood-fusion, Drum-Dance, oriental dance props(ribbon sticks/voi/veil-fans)
  • Telephone contact: mobile +44 (0)7770 991 390.
  • Other additional information: Highly Experienced Teacher. Now mainly drumming/percussion performances with oriental dance props. Ex cabaret style dancer. 20 years belly dance experience. I have been teaching belly dancing at all levels for many years after being on the top corporate and private circuit in London, around the UK and abroad. I have danced all my life and combine other dance styles with Arab/Middle Eastern moves. I like to inject confidence and fun into my classes and workshops. Performance style and charisma is key. Without that – learning dance steps in a technical way counts for nothing. Even the most simple of moves can look amazing if performed with grace, passion and interaction. I teach drumming/percussion for beginners.

Teacher: Juliana Brustik

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  • Location: Class in London Islington.
  • The Space (Sports Centre to the left of Hackney College) and Margaret Sheppard studio, Purpose built dance studio with mirrors. Falkirk Stree, London N1 6HQ.
  • Types taught: Folkloric, classical and contemporary style Egyptian dance.
  • Telephone contact: 020 8533 0955.
  • Other additional information: I have been teaching and performing for more than 20 years in the UK and abroad. I have also directed numerous theatre shows and choreographed pieces for performance groups in Britain, Switzerland and Germany. My classes give a solid grounding in technique as well as in how to express the complexities of the various styles of Egyptian music. Students are encouraged to develop their creativity in a supportive environment. Working with live music is an important part in understanding the soul of Egyptian dance and music. Regular dance workshops accompanied by leading Arab musicians are truly inspiring experiences for dancers of all levels.
  • Interesting information: The spontaneous and improvised nature of Egyptian dance and music has always inspired me as it allows the dancer to find her own authentic expression, power and creativity.

Teacher: Khera

  • Location: Notting Hill, London.
  • Venues of classes: Herne Hill, Brockwell Lido, Dulwich Road, SE24. Notting Hill, The Tabernacle, Carnival Village, Powis Square, W11.
  • Level: Beginners, improvers and intermediate.
  • Types taught: Egyptian – Oriental, Beladi, Saaidi, Nubian, folkloric.
  • Telephone contact: +447958586424.
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  • Other additional information: Jwaad Foundation Certificate, currently undertaking JWAAD Diploma in teaching Egyptian dance. Khera of Empress Bellydance is a Central London based bellydancer who came to the dance via an evening class run at a local college. Since these humble beginnings, she has gone on to train with a number of renowned teachers including Josephine Wise, the UK’s Grande Dame of Bellydance. Khera danced Tap, ballet and modern as a child and later explored a number of Diaspora dances, including Afro-Beat dance from Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently studying Afro-Cuban dance and Dancehall/Bashment alongside her continued love of Egyptian dance.
  • Khera of Empress Bellydance currently teaches in London, UK with regular classes across the capital. She brings a light, approachable, joyous and supportive energy to her classes, which are attended by women of all ages, sizes and abilities who come together each week to let loose and be guided towards the wisdom their bodies have forgotten.
  • Interesting information: We also run an extraordinary Bellydance retreat in Tobago, Caribbean, check out our website for more.

Teacher: Melissa Belly Dance

  • Location of classes: La Fitness Piccadilly Circus (Regent Street) and LA Fitness Waldorf (Aldwych).minster.
  • Level of lessons: Beginners to Advanced.
  • Time and cost: Melissa Belly Dance School offers 12 weeks courses, ending with an end of term show.
  • Types taught: Brazilian belly dance Samba, hip hop, urban tribal, latin fusion, belly balance yoga, Turkish belly dance, Tahitian and Polynesian fusion.
  • Telephone contact: 07793561416.
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  • Course information: Melissa runs a belly dance fusion school in London and now also offers online dance courses.
  • Other additional information: As a professional dancer Melissa has inspired the world. As a belly dance teacher she is well known for her approach and teaching methods with a reputation for making you sweat. Melissa has taught on the most reputable and sought after studios in London and instructs her classes with a wealth of knowledge, experience and dedication to students learning and enjoyment. Melissa is well known for her energy, charisma and passion for what she does best.
  • Before becoming a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer Melissa worked in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and fitness expert. For further information check
  • Melissa has 2 instructional DVDs out now: Belly Dance Essentials and Belly Dance Hip-hop Fusion.

Teacher: Fathia Abdou

Fathia Abdou. Belly dance teacher in London.

  • Location of classes: Holborn, Chancery Lane.
  • Level of lessons: Beginners Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.
  • Time and cost: Please visit Fathia’s website for latest information.
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  • Course information: Fathia teaches a variety of styles, including Egyptian / Lebanese, folkloric, Khaleeji and the use of props, such as veil, sword and more.
  • Other additional information: Of Arab origin Fathia has always been accustomed to Belly Dancing. In particular the dances of the gulf (Khaleeji) dance which is where she comes from. In total Fathia has 11 years belly dancing experience and has been teaching professionally for the past 3 years.
  • Fathia teaches women-only classes.
  • Being a Personal Trainer & master instructor, Fathia’s classes are known for its cardio workout whilst learning the beautiful art of belly dancing.
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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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