Belly Dance

Worcestershire – Redditch and Stourport-on-Severn

In the dance studio

Teacher: Elizabeth Summer

  • Location of classes: Worcester and Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, UK.
  • Level of lessons: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.
  • Time and cost: Call or email Elizabeth for the latest information.
  • Types taught: I teach a mixture of Egyptian, Arabic and Turkish oriental dance with elements of Tribal belly dance / ATS Fusion, Bhangra/Bollywood, Polynesian, veil work and prop work.
  • Telephone contact: 07866 800623.
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  • Interesting information: Oriental dance (belly dance) is a great way to enjoy a different approach to keeping fit. As well as becoming more flexible and building muscle tone it is a superb way to de-stress and enjoy a sociable, fun activity that anyone can do! The group work revolves around learning new techniques, devising and practising new dances, experimenting with fusion styles and prop work, and creating a friendly relaxed environment where everyone feels welcome and comfortable to give it a go. Beginners are welcome.

Teacher: Georgia Finocchiaro

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  • Location: Redditch, Worcestershire.
  • Level of lessons: Intermediate.
  • Time and cost: Church Hill Community Centre, Redditch and Kingsley Sports Centre, Redditch.
  • Types taught: Egyptian Cabaret, Turkish, tribal fusion and use of props, canes, veils.
  • Telephone contact: 07833791725.
  • Other additional information: I have been teaching belly dancing for 6 years, I am a fully qualified teacher and studio fitness instructor. Belly dancing is a great way to get fit and have fun. It also boosts confidence. Ladies dance together, enjoy each other’s company and support and encourage one another. There are no ‘cliques’, everyone is made to feel welcome and the classes are held in a circle, with no front or back row, to make everyone feel comfortable and to allow everyone to see the instructor (and vice versa!). Some ladies feel confident enough to perform in public (others are not keen but often come to support the ones who do) and do so at various events, often raising money for charity. Last year Georgia’s charity Bellython raised about £1,00 for the NSPCC.

Teacher: Emma Wheate

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  • Stage Name: Amira
  • Location of classes: St Augustine’s Sports Centre, Redditch, Worcestershire, UK.
  • Level of lessons: Beginners.
  • Time and cost: Email Emma for class times.
  • Telephone contact: 07810 440877.
  • Other additional information: This class is aimed at those who want an alternative to a fitness class at the gym – come and shimmy away your stresses and learn middle eastern dancing in its simplest form, whilst also working out and improving flexibility, co-ordination and self confidence!
  • Interesting information: I love to belly dance, it is a great way to express yourself and enjoy a dance class .
  • Styles of oriental dance taught:  A modern fusion of Turkish, Egyptian, occasional tribal style and some Indian dance. Sometimes we use props in class such as veil & cane. A dance class for fitness and fun, learning new moves, combinations and choreographies.
  • Experience and style: Emma has been dancing for 12 years now and holds public liability insurance, a first aid certification and a JWAAD foundation level certificate.  Also trained as a Pulse8 instructor, fusing belly dance with yoga, latin and folkloric styles.
  • Further information: All classes welcome ladies of any age, size, dance ability.  It is a friendly atmosphere and helps boost womens confidence.  Come and give it a go!
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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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