Belly Dance

Swindon, Chippenham, Devizes and Avebury Classes

Raqs sharqi teacher

Teacher: Sahara Sisters Belly Dancing Group.

  • Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire.
  • Level: Beginners.
  • Time/Cost: Contact the Sara sisters on the email below.
  • Type taught: All styles and techniques taught by visiting professional, experienced and respected teachers.
  • Contact email:
  • Telephone: 01249652931
  • Experience & style: As well as invited teachers, the class nights are led by the experienced members of the group, 2 of which hold the JWAAD Foundation Course Qualification, and also between them have FAETC Teaching Certificates and First Aid Qualifications. They also have many years experience dancing and have danced with many wonderful teachers at many workshops and lessons. ’Sahara Sisters do it with a wiggle and a giggle!’.

Teacher: Tracey Jones

  • Email contact:
  • Location of classes: Devizes, Wiltshire.
  • Level of lessons: Beginners.
  • Time and cost: Email Tracey for more information.
  • Types taught: Egyptian and North African – Oriental cabaret and folkloric.
  • Telephone contact: 07702 166944.
  • Other additional information: UK National Belly Dance Champion 2006 and REPS qualified & insured expert in Egyptian Dance. I used belly dance to help heal my body after having my children. It brought so much joy and happiness into my life and it is a great honour to pass on to others this wonderful art form as a means of keeping fit, healthy and happy. I lost my leg in a motorcycle accident in 2007 and yet continue to dance despite this. You can see footage of me dancing here:

Teacher: Karen Downs-Barton

  • Email contact:
  • Location of classes: The Kings Hotel, Wood Street, Old Town, Swindon, Wiltshire and Devizes, Wiltshire.
  • Level of lessons: Beginners, intermediates and advances students.
  • Time and cost:
  • Types taught: Oriental, baladi, sha’abi, sword, cane, ATS.Karen embraces different belly dance styles, including modern Egyptian pop, traditional and tribal.
  • Telephone contact: 07790032460 or 01793 486035.
  • Other additional information: Egyptian, Turkish, Sword, ATS, an  experienced teacher and performer qualified to teach belly dance  through the UKA to advanced level.
  • Interesting information: I have been teaching in Wiltshire for over  ten years, belly dance professionally throughout the county and am a  trained dancer from the age of six. I love all forms of belly dance  from Egyptian and Turkish to ATS and Shaabi and bring my love of  the dance to all my classes. I am a fully qualified belly dance  teacher (UKA) and sports therapist with over 10 years experience. I  run a dance organisation called Belly Dance Wiltshire and my  experience in dance ranges from ballet, to Salsa, Soca,  Afro-Caribbean dances and of course belly dance.

Teacher: Lena Fort

  • Email contact:
  • Location: Marlborough, Swindon, Bristol and Bath, England, UK.
  • Level of lessons: Beginners to Advanced.
  • Time and cost: For more information check
  • Types taught: Egyptian, Turkish and Tribal.
  • Telephone contact: 077 26 40 45 48.
  • Interesting information: Lena is a versatile dancer, she began her training as a rhythmic gymnast and has experience of working in a number of different dance styles: dancing foxtrot on the film “Brideshead revisited”, cotillion – on “the Duchess”, barn dancing – on “Tess of the D’Urbervilles” etc. Lena started learning oriental dance several years ago in Turkey and currently teaches Belly dance in Marlborough and organizes workshops in the UK.

Teacher: Sabine Dawson

  • Location of classes: Quidhampton Village Hall, Salisbury Arts Centre, Parkwood Health Club (these are all venues in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK).
  • Level of lessons: Beginners and intermediate.
  • Time and cost of lessons and classes: Sabine teaches at various times and venues and these are updated often so please email Sabine for the latest schedules.
  • Types taught: Oriental, Arabic, belly dance (mainly Egyptian, fusion styles with props.
  • Telephone contact: 01722 742 843 / 07917 312140.
  • E-mail:
  • Other additional information: I have studied various styles of Oriental dance for 13 years with teachers in Germany and in the UK. All of my teachers have inspired me and taught me a lot, in many different ways. My regular teachers were / and some still are: Karine Butchart, Jacquie Jamal, Wendy Buonaventura, Dee Mc Masters, Nancy King, Jan Piggott, Shona Hagan and Raksan from Berlin. I encourage my students to be creative and develop their own style. Dance is my passion.

Teacher: Sheri

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  • Location of classes: Swindon, UK.
  • Types taught: Egyptian, Arabic, gypsy and other styles.
  • Telephone contact: 07514 811319
  • Other additional information: Mainly authentic, improvisational Egyptian, beautiful, refined and subtle. Experienced teacher and performer.
  • Interesting information: Have been dancing in this style for over 10 years though have always danced in some form. I am an experienced performer and teacher and love authentic old Egyptian style but also enjoy other styles of Middle-Eastern dance. I have trained with many teachers and continue to extend my knowledge.

Teacher: Patsy Foulkes

  • Location: Sports Centre, New College, New College Road, Swindon, Wiltshire.
  • Level of lessons: Beginners, intermediate, advanced and mixed levels.
  • Types taught: Oriental dance and American Tribal Style® Sister Studio.
  • Email address:
  • Telephone: 07900 526209.
  • Experience and style: ATS® is an improvised Tribal style belly dance, Patsy Foulkes is a qualified teacher and Sister Studio of Fat Chance Belly Dance®.
  • More information: I have danced all of my life but about 8 years ago began Egyptian dancing, I then discovered the tribal style which led me to start watching video’s of Fat Chance Belly Dance on YouTube, I bought the whole set of instructional videos and worked at home, Since those beginnings I have travelled to many places, both in the UK and abroad to continue my training, recently qualifying in Sweden as a teacher of ATS and also becoming a Sister Studio, which means that you can come to my class and learn the same way as you would by other sister studios all over the world.
  • Website: Find out more information on Swindon belly dancing classes tribal style on
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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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