Welcome to Bellydancingbarbie Chat

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on April 26th, 2011 | Posted in Articles

Welcome to Bellydancingbarbie ChatThis page is a little hub of Belly Dance information, it’s your community page & Bellydancingbarbie’s blog in one. It’s open to everyone, avid bellydance fans and those who just want to stop by to socialise!

Gain an insight into the world of belly dance, find out about events, discuss hot topics and exchange ideas, chat about health, fitness & handbags! Read through in date order or use the search bar to find specific topics of interest.

Website members have the ability to create a profile, post comments, pictures, videos and private message other members. Members will also receive special discounts and other exciting opportunities along the way.

You can sign up to the RSS feed for notifications of new posts as they go live! Read more…..

Book A Belly Dancing Party

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on January 23rd, 2015 | Posted in News

Bellydance Party

Our weekly classes might be fully booked but there’s space in our diary for a private party!

So thought I’d just check, are you organising something fun this year? Perhaps you know someone who is?

Whether it be a hen party, birthday party, yummy mummy, a wedding, corporate event or just an excuse to get together and let your hair down, we have all the sparkle, skill and expertise to turn your event into something really special!

Our qualified performers and teachers deliver a high end professional hire service for all occasions that is second to none.

Your party can be tailored to your imagination or you can choose from our popular preset packages.

Sip champagne, sit back and enjoy a professional bellydance show, clap along, join in. Bring luck to your guests of honour with tradition. Get glamorous with cabaret, wild with modern fusion, flirty with veils. See your friends release their inhibitions and super charge the atmosphere with exciting exotic shimmies!

You can utilise our outreach choosing for us to come to your own venue or bring the party to us here in Edinburgh at our fixed premises, Little Egypt, the UK’s only themed bellydance studio.

Professional – Reliable – Quality – Entertainment

For an event like no other and memories that will last forever, hire Bellydancingbarbie (but best be quick, we’re in demand!)

As recommended by Underbelly, Apple, Edinburgh Council, Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh’s Christmas, Harley Davidson and many more high profile clients

Bookings Update!

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on December 18th, 2014 | Posted in News


JingleJam | Past event ★ Join us in Dec 2015! ★ 
Thursday 18th December, 7.15-8.45pm
Online booking via the Shop page


First Foot Hafla | Past event ★ Join us in Jan 2016! ★
Saturday 10th January, 7.00pm-1.00am
Buy your tickets via the Shop page


BellyFusion | On hold 
Mondays, 6.00-7.00pm with Amanda

BellyStretch | ★ FULLY BOOKED 
Mondays, 7.15pm-8.45pm with Lindsey

BellyBasics | ★ FULLY BOOKED 
Tuesdays, 7.15-8.15pm with Lindsey

BellyDance | FULLY BOOKED 
Tuesdays, 8.30-9.30pm with Lindsey

BellyBasics | FULLY BOOKED 
Wednesdays, 6.00-7.00pm with Lindsey

Bollywood | 1 space remaining 
Wednesdays, 7.15-8.15pm with Sejal
Online booking via the Shop page

Foam Rolling | FULLY BOOKED 
Wednesdays, 8.30-9.30pm with Lindsey
Online booking via the Shop page

Thursdays, 7.15-8.15pm with Lindsey

Yoga Basics |  FULLY BOOKED 
Thursdays, 8.30-9.30pm with Julia
Online booking via the Shop page

Mala’ikah Troupe |  FULLY BOOKED 
Saturdays, 12.00-2.00pm directed by Lindsey
Online booking via the Shop page

If you are block booked on any class during our January-March term you can book Bollywood and/or Yoga classes with a special 25% discount. If you are block booked on two or more classes you can enjoy Bollywood and/or Yoga classes with a very special 50% discount! See the previous Chat page post for further details and to make use of your treat.

All classes and events are now bookable in person and over the telephone as standard. Yes, you can pay by card!

To gift someone something from BDB or Little Egypt it’s easy! Simply book and pay by your usual preferred method then let us know any names required for the register and if you would like a presentation gift card. All classes, events, products and hire services  can be given as a gift. All items posted out are sent via first class Royal Mail unless requested otherwise. Gift vouchers are also available.

To signpost Santa to something you’d like to receive as a gift – look out for the printable santa letter coming up in the next post!

 last updated – 15/01/15

Dear Santa… Printable santa letter

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on December 17th, 2014 | Posted in News

Signpost Santa to something you’d like to receive as a gift – with this printable santa letter!

Simply print it out and fill in the details of the fabulousness you’d like in your life…


Printable Santa Letter

 You’ll not only receive something you *really* want for Christmas, you and Santa will also be supporting something positive you believe in,  as well as your local community, the livelihoods of the Little Egypt Team and ensuring we can continue our valuable self esteem boosting in-house and outreach charity donations!

Get up to 50% discount on New Bollywood & Yoga Classes

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on December 14th, 2014 | Posted in Members Offers

Bollywood and Yoga Classes at Little Egypt are launching this January. To welcome them on the timetable, help you on your way to full health, fitness and wellness and thank you for your continued support, here’s a fabulous treat!

If you’re booked on 1 block of classes this January get 25% off a block of Bollywood and/or Yoga classes
If you’re booked on 2 or more blocks of classes this January get 50% off a block of Bollywood and/or Yoga classes

Choose Your Treat
Participant Name For Register

This discount can also be applied when booking over the phone or in person at the Little Egypt studio. Offer only valid for January to March 2015 term. Non-tranferable. Class pass users are eligible for 25% discount options. To book on Bollywood or Yoga singly online visit the SHOP page for full price booking.

So, if you’ve wanted to take multiple classes and try something new there’s no time like the present!

*NEW* Yoga Classes at Little Egypt

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on December 5th, 2014 | Posted in Little Egypt

Yoga Basics with JuliaYoga Classes Edinburgh Teacher
Thursdays, 8.30-9.30pm
8 weeks running: 15/1/15 – 5/3/15
£58 Block Booking | 8 Class Flexible Pass Valid
Booking is essential | 6 spaces available

This relaxing and therapeutic, slow-paced, hatha yoga class welcomes the learning of beginners poses, concentration, breathing and relaxation techniques.

Physically building up fitness, strength and flexibility whilst stimulating the mind and opening up the heart.

Yoga Basics is taught by Julia, whom having undertaken extensive yoga training, offers her naturally calming and warm teaching style as a process of self-discovery – developing clarity, intelligence, balance and wellbeing

Yoga classes at Little Egypt will also benefit from ambient sunset lighting and warming underfloor heating.

  • Suitable for absolute beginners +
  • Suitable for men and women of all ages and fitness levels
  • Wear comfortable stretchy clothing – yoga pants/leggings, fitted t-shirt/vest, bare feet/FootGloves
  • Bring a yoga mat and some water/juice to rehydrate (available to purchase at the studio)

Booking is now open. Secure your space in this relaxing new class over the telephone on 07853 197 964 or in person at Little Egypt Studio, 11c Murieston Lane, Edinburgh (online booking will open in the coming days)

*NEW* Bollywood Dance Classes at Little Egypt

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on December 1st, 2014 | Posted in Little Egypt

Bollywood Dance Classes in EdinburghBollywood Basics with Sejal
Wednesdays, 7.15pm-8.15pm
8 weeks running: 14/1/15 – 4/3/15
8 classes £58 | 8 Class Pass valid
Booking is essential | 8 spaces available

This delightful and energetic new class introduces the colourful world of Bollywood dance.

Inspired by the epic Indian movie scene, Bollywood dance is renowned for its fun representation of a wide spectrum of dance styles, from Indian Classical and Modern Western to Arabian dance moves. These coupled with catchy soundtracks, bright, vibrant energy and stunning costumes make for an exciting cultural dance experience.

Bollywood Basics is taught by Sejal, whom after attaining many professional accolades including a first grade Masters Diploma in Bharata Natyam Indian Classical Dance, joins us straight from the birth place of Bollywood, Mumbai, India.

  • Suitable for absolute beginners +
  • Suitable for all ages and fitness levels
  • Wear comfortable clothing – eg. leggings/long skirt, fitted t-shirt/vest top, barefeet/footgloves
  • Rehydrate with water/juice (available to purchase at studio)

Booking is now open. Secure your space in this exciting new class over the telephone on 07853 197 964 or in person at Little Egypt Studio (online booking will open in the coming days)

Scotland’s Bellydance Studio Turns 1!

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on November 9th, 2014 | Posted in Little Egypt

Some footage from our Bellydance Studio’s first year celebration…

PumpkinJam 2014 | FULLY BOOKED

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Workshops

Fully Booked PumpkinJam Workshop Class

This years PumpkinJam workshop is now FULLYBOOKED – before I even found the time to add it to our news here on the Chat page!

I’ll update here afterwards with some disgusting selfies from the event and let you know how you can go about getting the news first so you don’t miss out on PumpkinJam 2015!

Introducing: Janis!

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on October 28th, 2014 | Posted in News

janis-Little Egypt-teamJanis joins the Little Egypt team with a wealth of experience in many areas of business & project admin and management.

She’ll be helping us out a few hours a week with some of the day to day operations, admin and merchandising.

Janis started this Monday with an induction and training session.

She said: ”Today gave rise to a sense of true belonging for me as I was warmly welcomed onto the Little Egypt team.  The professional “high quality” ethos of Scotland’s only themed belly dance studio was openly shared, and with honest enthusiasm for the wellbeing of each of the individual users at heart.  I’m delighted to be a part of such an exciting project making such a difference to the wellbeing of fellow women. It will be very exciting to watch the further expansion into Little Egypt’s second year ahead, and I look forward to working with its professional and caring team members.”

Some of you may know Janis as a student within our classes and some of you may know her from within her role as my mother.

I’m delighted to have such a talented, great fun and inspiring lady on board, not least because we began this journey together.

…and I love you goodbye! Xx.