End of year celebration and other info.

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Hi Beautiful Belly dancers,
A bit of info for you:
Remember there is no class on 14th November as the school has got an opening evening.  
The last class of the year is 12th December 2017.  As agreed with the students who attended the class last tuesday,and for those who wish, we will go after the last class for a drin or/and food at the Unicorn (the usual place).
the last class will be 9th December 2017 and after we will go to the Turkish restaurant Pasha.  A table has been reserved for 12midday.  If you wish to attend the meal after the class, please email me or text me on 07971847694 (please say who you are in your text) by 19th november 2017.
Award-winning Belly Dance Artist


Written by Ameera on .

Belly Dance party and Showcase - Doors open 19.30 to 23.30
Admission by ticket only – Licensed Bar

Book your ticket now… £6 by 1st July / £8 thereafter
Hyde Park Social Club, 5 St Gabriel’s Av., Plymouth PL3 4JQ

Bring a small exotic dish to share.
Performance platform with gorgeous dancers.

Tickets can be purchased via paypal - account: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or pm me if payment by cheque.

Calling out dancers who would like to take part in the showcase... burlesque, flamenco, belly dance, bollywood...etc etc Send me a pm via facebook / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 07971 847694
For further info and booking, visit 
www.ameeradance.com or call 07971 847694

Ameeradance Winter Hafla - sat 21 nov 2015

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Admission by ticket only 
Book your ticket now…Party £6 by 1st November / £8 thereafter

Bring an exotic dish to share plus your own drinks
Performance platform with gorgeous dancers. And plenty of time for you to boogie to hypnotic Arabic sounds. Bring your partner, bring your friends!

A party you don’t want to miss!

…and for the belly dancers, a workshop on double veils - 4.30pm-6.30pm – suitable for those with previous veil dance experience – learn tips and tricks to wow your audience – bring 2 veils preferably the same size. 
Party+ workshop £15 by 1st November / £20 thereafter – 10% disc for 10-class card holders. 

You can purchase your ticket in classes or via paypal - account: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or pm me if payment by cheque. Tickets are not refundable.

Want to be part of the platform? Send me a pm via facebook or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 07971 847694

(Dancers/teachers, if you wish to sell your stuff at my party, please let me know as a courtesy to the organizer.)

See you at the party!
Ameera x

Sara Farouk at Shimmy Cocktail this June!

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Saturday 13 June 2015


A day full of fun, dancing and making new friends

With the world renowned belly dance teacher and choreographer Sara Farouk, based in Cairo.

 photo courtesy of Kay Taylor


Venue: Derriford Leisure Centre (behind Plymouth Hospital) http://www.derrifordfitness.co.uk/

Free parking / Easy access by public transport / Shower and changing facilities on site


  • Loads of workshops suitable for all levels – 10:00 to 17:00

with Sara Farouk, Azeezah, Rio, Ameera and Dan – see below for details 

  • Party (incl. buffet/showcase) – admission by ticket only - Licensed Bar – 19:30 to 23.30

Dancers, pm me if you would like to be in the showcase as well.  Groups/solos 4 minutes max.

  • Souk and Cafe



All day package (workshops&party) £55* if payment received by 1st April 2015 / £60* thereafter

Party only £10 if payment received by 1st April 2015 / £12 thereafter

Payment can be cash, cheque (please pm me) or via paypal - account This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

*10% discount for 10-class card holders on all day package.

There's a Travelodge hotel walking distance to the venue for those of you who would like to stay on the night.  Here's the website http://www.travelodge.co.uk/ look for Travelodge Plymouth Derriford Hotel.


Workshops to choose from:

10:00 to 12:00 - The marriage of technique and interpretation: Sara's unique approach to teaching Egyptian dance combining an anatomical approach to technique with the ability to really listen to, and interpret, the music. with Sara Farouk

11:00 to 12:00 – Learn some combinations to arabic rythms with live drumming.  With Ameera and Dan

12:30 to 14:30 - The classics: Why the songs of Halim and Um Khalsoum embody the 'essence' of Egypt for the dancer. Concentrating on one classic song.  With Sara Farouk

12:30 to 14:30 - Simply Samba!  Learn the Brazilian Samba moves, put them in a fun and full of energy routine.  With Rio

15:00 to 17:00 - Mise en scene: How and why this form of 'introduction' is used to show the skills of the dancer to the audience. Concentrating on one mise en scene. With Sara Farouk

15:00 to 17:00 - Shaabi - learn the moves and the attitude that are distinct to this energetic, fun and cheeky dance style of Egypt. With Azeezah



Sara Farouk is an international teacher and choreographer with her own unique style and take on things.  An inspiration to many dancers in the UK, she has a wealth of knowledge and insight into Egyptian music, dance and life in Egypt where she has lived for many years.  She also works with the renowned Eman Zaki and Randa Kamel.  She arranges dance holidays and events in Egypt.

Rio, a lover of all Latin and Urban dances, has been teaching Samba for the past 6 years.  Rio can be seen performing in carnivals all over the South West.

Dan is a world percussionist based in Cornwall. He specializes in playing the Darbuka, incorporating a wide range of musicality, technique & flare. He has 10 years experience & a creative authentic understanding of the instrument. 

Azeezah (Paula Haines) started ballet from the age of five and throughout her life enjoyed a different range of dance styles, until 12 years ago when she fell in love with Egyptian Dance. Azeezah loves teaching and enjoys watching the confidence and self esteem that grows within each student.

Terms & Conditions:

Should you cancel your all day package ticket:

  • Your ticket is transferable to another person found by yourself.
  • Cancellation before 1st May 2015,  50% of the ticket price will be refunded
  • After 1st May 2015, no refund.

Should you cancel your party ticket:

  • Your ticket is transferable to another person found by yourself.
  • No refund.


We are looking forward to meeting you all xxx


Shona Hagan's belly dance week-end in Torquay

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Luxury Bellydance Spa Break hosted by shona hagan
10/12 July 2015
price £155

Star teacher ozgen 
Featuring many fab teachers and styles within the Bellydancing genre including
Dancing with live drummer 
Egyptian style , various 
morrocan shikaat
Tribal style
Hawaiian Hula
Live drumming classes
souk by EverythingEgyptian
Plus much more to be confirmed

Your bellydance spa break features
Dinner, bed and breakfast at the 3 star Carlton hotel
Full use of all hotel facilities including indoor/outdoor pool, spa , jacuzzi, steam room, tennis courts, , for more information on the hotel visitwww.tlh.co.uk
choice of dance workshops and teachers,including classes with the internationally acclaimed Ozgen Bellydance
Friday evening party featuring student performances, (your chance to shine) plus time to boogie
Saturday evening party featuring professional performances from our star Ozgen plus performances from all our other fabulous teachers and plenty of time to boogie
souk to shop for your spaklies and bellydance costumes by Everything Egyptian 
short walk to a beautiful sandy beach and Torquay town centre

Join us on a fun filled luxury bellydance spa break by the sea. We hope to have enough dancing to keep you happy plus time for indulgence in some non dance activities like pampering yourself in the spa or maybe a swim in the outdoor or indoor poole and then a quick sauna and jacuzzi. Sound good?

Price £155, to be paid in full by 15th May 2015 (£50 deposit secures your place and should be paid by end January 2015)
price is based on 2 people sharing a twin room

single supplement £10. pppn is available (limited spaces)
non dancers £10 discount

Full details and booking