Copyright 2012 © Dianne Davies
A very warm welcome to the world of belly dance in North Norfolk, East Anglia, UK. Belly dancing, also known as Egyptian dance or Arabic dance, is a beautiful art form and an exciting and gentle form of exercise suitable for women of all ages, shapes and sizes...
Our Belly Dance Classes, Workshops and Haflas (parties) all take place at various venues in North Walsham, North Norfolk. In common with the national and international bellydance community, we're a friendly bunch and although we take our Egyptian Dance seriously we all have a good time and many firm friends have been made while shimmying the night away!
In addition to classes which are held on Monday nights for beginners and improvers during school term times, we also host belly dance weekends at least twice a year, when famous visiting teachers take workshops on the Saturday and Sunday, culminating in a Hafla and performance evening on the Sunday night. A Hafla is a great opportunity to put your new-found dance skills into action and perform (or watch others perform) solos and group dances. You can also eat an Arabic-themed supper and shop at the belly dance bazaar for sparkling costumes, hip scarves and coin belts.
Beginners are more than welcome to join our classes; never worry that you are too old or too fat or thin, or any of that nonsense - Egyptian dance is probably the most inclusive form of exercise available, and makes everyone who really progresses with it feel better about their body. Everyone is encouraged to learn at their own pace and to their own level. There are no marks awarded, no prizes (well, except the raffle at the Hafla!) and no judgement passed, just a warm and welcoming atmosphere of like-minded ladies keen to learn more about the beauty and grace of Egyptian dance.
You don't have to live in North Walsham of course. Women come to our classes from all over North Norfolk and we have strong friendly ties with other dancers and groups from Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
Belly Dancing can be sheer pleasure. Most of us do it purely for the love of the dance.
Have a good look around the site for our belly dance events, past and future, lots of photos of North Norfolk bellydancers, and a wealth of information about what we can offer you.
We sincerely thank the people who contributed their words and photos to this site, notably Gareth Hawker, Anne & Peter Horsefield, Helen Mason, Wendy Cook, Ray Davies, Jenny Levin.
DANCE WORKSHOPS with ELIS PINHEIRO
HAFLA & BAZAAR
SATURDAY 16th NOVEMBER 2013
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