London Belly Dance School instructors
To book an experienced & motivating London Belly Dance School instructor for your hen party or other special event - or for private workshops or private belly dancing lessons - please contact us!
How about a belly dancing lesson for your party?
Surprise the hen or birthday girl with a belly dance performance or belly dancing lesson, to add an unusual & original element to the special day - a great party idea & one the bride-to-be or birthday girl will remember!
A popular format is for a fun belly dance lesson to take place at a middle eastern restaurant before a meal, or at a dance studio - for the full Fame! experience - or at your home. It will usually last 60 to 90 minutes & will include basic belly dance moves plus a choreography you can perform together later.
Our instructors can provide belly dance costume pieces & jangly coin belts so you can all get into the spirit of the occasion, & the lesson can be accompanied by an Arabic percussionist for added drama & excitement. The choice is endless, & we will be happy to accommodate special requests!
London Belly Dance tip: When hiring an instructor, make sure he or she is qualified & insured to teach dance safely, as well as being experienced, fun & inspirational!
London Belly Dance School workshops ...
'Royal' workshops with
Sunday 1st May 2011
TO BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW, CLICK HERE!
(If you have a discount code, follow the instructions below*)
Don't miss this rare opportunity to study with Nabila Sabha in the UK! Treat yourself to one or both of two fantastic workshops - Baladi & a hot oriental drum solo choreography - in the heart of London with international master teacher Nabila Sabha, Queen of Baladi (Ahlan Wa Sahlan, Nile Group Festival, Bazar Oriental, Stockholm Festival). Personal coaching also available. What better way to spend the royal wedding bank holiday weekend!
Two fantastic workshops will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 1st May, starting with Nabila's signature open level Baladi workshop followed (after a short break) by a hot drum solo choreography!
Workshop 1: BALADI, THE SOUL OF EGYPT
(12 noon to 3pm)
Learn to interpret & express this rich, playful, sensual & dynamic urban Egyptian dance music. Take your dancing to the next level with the Queen of Baladi!
Your chance to learn the foundations of Egyptian Baladi or, for more experienced dancers, build a deeper connection with the music.
(3:30pm to 5:30pm)
Learn tips, tricks & combinations plus a hot oriental drum solo choreography with master teacher Nabila Sabha
Level: good beginners/intermediates upwards
International master teacher Nabila travels the world performing & teaching at events & festivals but hasn't been to the UK for 6 years. London Belly Dance is privileged to host her return. For more information, see the in-depth interview with Nabila by Johara in April's Nafoura magazine, or visit her website. Extract from the Nafoura interview:
"Nabila's career as a professional oriental dancer & instructor spans 22 years. With Sabin Zaida, she published international English language magazine 'Belly Divas' for 5 years. In 1998, they started one of Germany's biggest oriental dance festivals, Bazar Oriental, in Berlin where Nabila is based. Now in its fourteenth year, it includes the 'Miss Bellydance Europe' competition. Nabila is also in demand as a guest star dancer & master teacher at international oriental dance festivals. These include, amongst many others, Cairo's Ahlan Wa Sahlan where, in 2006, she was the first German teacher. This year Nabila teaches at Cairo's Nile Group festival. She has also performed on national & international TV productions, dance shows & concerts with Lebanese singers Assi Hellani & George Rassi. She has performed & taught in Egypt, Russia, Latvia, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Switzerland, Austria and Finland.
Nabila describes Baladi (extract from the Nafoura magazine interview):
"Baladi is the soul of Egypt, the crown of oriental dance. It is full of improvisation. Baladi is such rich, sensitive, sexy music. I can't sit still if I hear a good Baladi tune! Only in Egypt is there this combination of movement, music and feeling."
For more information on Baladi, see:
- the enty on Baladi on the 'types of belly dance' page
- the 'types of Egyptian music' article by Guy Schalom
- the articles in the January & April 2011 editions of Mosiac, the magazine of MADN (the Mosaic Arabic Dance Network) by Guy Schalom & Johara Salma
- the profile of Nabila Sabha by Johara in the April 2011 edition of Nafoura magazine
The workshops will be held at:
''The UK's premier centre for contemporary dance'
16 Flaxman Terrace, London WC1H 9AT
(King's Cross, Euston, Euston Square & Russell Square)
BALADI workshop £35 (£30 with discount code*) - book your place
BOTH WORKSHOPS - Save £10 when you book both workshops together for just £50 (£45 with discount code*) - book your place
* In order to pay the discount price, you must provide your discount code. See below under 'How do I book?'
Please note: both workshops must be taken by the same person to qualify for the discount; you cannot transfer them to someone else. Workshop places are non-refundable & non-transferable.
Visit the London Belly Dance School online shop to book your place. Spaces are strictly limited to ensure everyone gets the chance to enjoy the workshop & learn lots, so don't delay, BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY!
Payments are via Paypal ... but you do not need a Paypal account. You can pay using your debit or credit card as a Paypal guest. It's easy!
* In order to pay the discount price, you must provide your discount code. Please type the discount code into the 'Comments' or "Note to seller' box when paying through Paypal.
Please print your Paypal receipt & bring it with you on the day.
This is your proof of booking. NO PRINT OUT, NO ENTRY!
If spaces are available on the day, you can pay in cash. Please bring the exact amount only as we won't have change!
Once you've booked, click here for practical details, recommendations & optional preparation ...
Please email London Belly Dance stating 'Nabila Sabha workshops' in the header for a quick response or call 07531 549 664
Looking forward to seeing you at the workshops on Sunday 1st!