"Egyptian dance is a powerful but beautiful feminine dance form and
it is a great way to have
fun whilst exercising and to increase stamina and
overall flexibilty and suppleness"
- Kay Wheatley
|Movements are centred (although not exclusive) to the lower torso areas so can help to increase core muscle strength; overall flexibility comes from the movements of the hips, spine, hand and arms.
Feet do not usually leave the floor so is considered a low-impact form of exercise. It is suitable for ladies of any age, shape and size. You do not need to expose your 'belly' or indeed any part of your body.
I started Egyptian dance under the expert tutelage of Lorraine Theobold (www.multiculturaldance.co.uk ) who has continually encouraged and supported me throughout the many years I have been dancing and performing. It was Lorraine who gave me the confidence and opportunity to start my own dance class. I commenced teaching Egyptian dance in 2011.
Throughout 2014, I have attended Elis Pinheiro's Technical Development for Bellydancers' course
Over the years, I have attended many dance workshops and master classes, too numerous to list here, however those that I have found particularly inspirational are Zaza Hassan, Yousry Sharif, Jillina, Virginia, Aziza, Serena and Hossam Ramzy, Nawarra, Tito Seif, Khaled Mahmoud and Aida Nour.
I also attend the annual 'Shimmy in the City' dance event held in London .
Please feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information about my classes