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.

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First Foot Hafla Party at Little Egypt

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on January 8th, 2016 | Posted in Community Events

This Saturday, 9th January, welcome good luck blessings of health, wealth and happiness in 2016 with an unforgettably joyous evening of entertainment, authentic foods, drinks, cocktails and company.

little egypt halfa party bellydance in edinburgh

Special Guest Entertainment From:
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⭐️ Bellydancingbarbie
⭐️ Tigerlily
⭐️ Sejal Walawalker
⭐️ LE Bollywood Babes
⭐️ Kalilia
⭐️ Moyra Banks Dance
⭐️ Twisted Tails
⭐️ Iraya Dance
⭐️ Laura Saleema Dance
⭐️ Dance-A-Long with BellyJammers

Performers tickets are on the house.

Included With All Tickets:
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⭐️ Middle Eastern & Mediterranean cuisine to share including authentic Moroccan chicken/veggie tagine, selection of salads & meze.
⭐️ Desert sweets including selection of baklava, fruits & Turkish delights.
⭐️ Cocktails & mocktails including the now legendary “Little Egypt”
⭐️ Speciality teas including Egyptian Karkadé, Turkish apple & Moroccan mint
⭐️ Entertainment throughout the night
⭐️ Traditional circle dances to bestow health, wealth & happiness in 2016
⭐️ Great music all night with plenty “open floor” time for a boogie
⭐️ And a few fabulous surprises for good measure

In keeping with tradition please do bring any food and/or drinks you’d like to share.

The party starts at 7pm and usually goes on until the wee hours of the morning.

Tickets are available to pre-order now from the online Souk Shop at www.LittleEgyptStudio.com It’s an e-ticket so as soon as you purchase your ticket you’ll automatically be added to the guest list. Then just give your name to Lindsey on arrival.
Please advise of any dietary requirements in advance of event.

Bring on the new year of dance, 2016!

Weekly Bellydance, Bollywood, Yoga Classes – Start Now!

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on January 4th, 2016 | Posted in Community Events

 

Fall in love with an artform, music, costumes, culture.

Fall in love with true friendship, support and sharing but best of all – fall in love with your own self.

 

Join me at Scotland’s Official Bellydance School, Little Egypt, for a new term of classes – Life is short, start now and whilst spaces remain!

Here’s the timetable of regular weekly classes at Little Egypt this New Year term which runs from Monday 11th January to Saturday 5th March 2016. Alongside the tremendous Bellydance offerings at the studio are Bollywood dance, Yoga, fitness classes, costumes, classwear, jewellery, Neal’s Yard Remedies and a number of holistic health services you may be interested in trying such as remedial massage, facial’s, nutritional assessments and coaching.

NEW YEAR WEEKLY CLASS TIMETABLE

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Mondays | 6.00-7.00pm | Booking is essential as classes are popular

BellyFusion | Modern, stylised, creative style

Teacher: Tigerlily

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Mondays | 7.15-8.45pm | FULLY BOOKED

BellyStretch | Shaping a leaner, elegant, more relaxed silhouette

Teacher: Lindsey

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Tuesdays | 7.15-8.15pm | ☆ Limited spaces remaining ☆

BellyBasics | All the basics, technique & conditioning

Teacher: Lindsey

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Tuesdays | 8.30-9.30pm |  FULLY BOOKED 

BellyDance | Layering, choreographies & improvisation

Teacher: Lindsey

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Wednesdays | 6.00-7.00pm | 3 SPACES REMAINING 

BellyDance-A-Long | Dance now, think later!

With Lindsey

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Wednesdays | 7.15-8.15pm | Booking is essential as classes are popular

Bollywood | Vibrant Indian fusion dance

With Sejal

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Wednesdays | 8.30-9.30pm | ☆ Limited spaces remaining ☆

Foam Rolling | Functional fitness group exercise

With Lindsey | Mixed gender class

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Thursdays | 7.15-8.15pm | ☆ Limited spaces remaining ☆

BellyJam | Energising aerobic bellydance class!

With Lindsey

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Thursdays | 8.30-9.30pm | ☆ 3 SPACES REMAINING 

Hatha Yoga | Relaxing & toning wellbeing

With Julia | Mixed gender class

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Advance booking is essential as classes are popular.

All classes can be booked in advance at the studio, over the phone or simply online at www.LittleEgyptStudio.com Yes, you can pay by card!

If you have missed out on joining one of our popular weekly classes this term, we do have some diary space available to host private tutorials, small group sessions, workshops or parties. Send us your enquiry and we can take it from there.

To receive updates about upcoming terms of classes & events you can join our mailing list by subscribing via the post on this page below or texting 07853 197 964 with your full name and the words: “I’M IN!”

Looking forward to a sparkling start to the year 2016!

Love & shimmies,
Lindsey Marié Silver
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Proudly a sister social enterprise of
Little Egypt | A unique space celebrating dance, fitness & wellness.
Stockist of Neal’s Yard Remedies.
www.LittleEgyptStudio.com

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Fabulous New Term of Classes!

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on October 19th, 2015 | Posted in News

An exciting full timetable of energising, relaxing and creative classes starts very soon at Little Egypt Dance, Fitness and Wellness Studio, booking is open now and spaces are filling up fast!

In partnership with Little Egypt, we are Scotland’s Bellydance School. We have a number of speciality classes for you to choose from and all of our classes are open level allowing you to gravitate towards those which resonate with your unique personality. We have classes to suit everyone and a very talented team of teachers. The studio also offers Bollywood Dance, Hatha Yoga, Fitness and Complementary Therapies.

Our Little community is incredibly thoughtful and caring, vibrant and dynamic.

We are people lifting people up – nurturing your best self and fulfilling your potential.

You should join us!

Winter Weekly Offerings
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BellyFusion | ✧ 3 spaces remaining
Mondays, 6.00-7.00pm with Tigerlily

BellyStretch |  FULLY BOOKED 
Mondays, 7.15pm-8.45pm with Lindsey
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BellyBasics |  4 space remaining 
Tuesdays, 7.15-8.15pm with Lindsey

BellyDance |  1 space remaining 
Tuesdays, 8.30-9.30pm with Lindsey
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BellyDance-A-Long |  3 spaces remaining 
Wednesdays, 6.00-7.00pm with Lindsey

Bollywood | 4 spaces remaining
Wednesdays, 7.15-8.15pm with Sejal

Foam Rolling |  3 spaces remaining
Wednesdays, 8.30-9.30pm with Lindsey
Mixed gender class
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BellyJam | 3 spaces remaining
Thursdays, 7.15-8.15pm with Lindsey

Hatha Yoga |  4 spaces remaining 
Thursdays, 8.30-9.30pm with Julia
Mixed gender class
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Full class listings are available at www.LittleEgyptStudio.com

We also have a number of pre & post term workshops and events for you to enjoy with new friends.

Secure your spaces in advance at the studio, over the phone or simply online before they’re FULLY BOOKED!

Join us for a memorable autumn full of fun, fitness & friendship!

 

Shimmies & wellness,

Bellydancingbarbie Xx.
Proudly a sister social enterprise of
Little Egypt Dance, Fitness & Wellness
11c Murieston Lane, Edinburgh
www.LittleEgyptStudio.com
07853 197 964

Last updated 30th October 2015

Expressive Movement Workshop with Iraya Noble

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on June 19th, 2015 | Posted in Workshops

iraya1With bellydance as a starting point, the idea is to go beyond the obvious or more conventional bellydance forms, in order for each participant to discover new movements or shapes that will enrich your dance and expressiveness.

The first hour will focus on bringing awareness into lower body, starting with feet, legs and hips, and understand the connection between them all.

The second part of the workshop will mainly focus on the upper body, experimenting with shapes and various movements involving arms, shoulders, chest and head.

We will finish by trying to combine upper and lower body, mainly through exploring individual and group improvisations, always in a supportive and relaxed environment.The underlying idea is to dance and experiment with what feels right rather than what looks nice, as usually when it feels nice it looks nice too!

Rather than following the style of a specific dancer, what about bringing your own style, and using the movements that feel more comfortable for you? Bellydance keeps evolving thanks to people who bring something unique and distinctive, and each of us has something distinctive that makes our dance unique.

Part One: 12-1pm
Break: 30 minutes
Part Two: 1.30-2.30pm

Bookable as single workshops, part one or part two, and as a full experience package of both part one & part two with an exclusive discount of 20%

Single hour £15
Workshop parts 1&2 package £24

iraya noble dance edinburghYou can secure your space within this fabulous workshop with Iraya, in person at the Little Egypt studio, online at www.LittleEgyptStudio.com souk shop page or over the telephone on 07853 197 964. (For your convenience a number of payment options exist including credit and debit card processing facilities)

A confirmation email will be sent automatically on processing your booking.

Interest in this workshop has been high and we have a limited number of spaces available so we’d recommend securing your space as soon as possible!

Summer Classes at Little Egypt Studio

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on June 19th, 2015 | Posted in News

For the first time in well over a year, we have Drop-In spaces!

Our summer term of classes at Little Egypt runs through to the 26th July and for the first time in a long time you can Drop-In to lots of classes individually. You can attend using a Flexible 8 Class Pass or simply pay on the day.

An excellent opportunity to shape up, try new things, and fit them around your holidays…

 

LITTLE EGYPT SUMMER TIMETABLE

Monday   | 6.00pm | BellyDance-A-Long (weeks 2, 4, 6, 8)
With Lindsey | 3 spaces
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Monday   | 7.15pm | BellyStretch
With Lindsey | 1 space
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Tuesday   | 7.15pm | BellyBasics
With Lindsey | 2 spaces
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Tuesday   | 8.30pm | BellyDance
With Lindsey | FULLY BOOKED
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Wednesday | 6.00pm | BellyBasics
With Lindsey | FULLY BOOKED
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Wednesday | 7.15pm | Bollywood
With Sejal | 2 spaces
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Wednesday | 8.30pm | Foam Rolling
With Lindsey | 2 spaces
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Thursday  | 7.15pm | BellyJam
With Lindsey | 2 spaces
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Thursday | 8.30pm | Hatha Yoga
With Julia/Andrea | 2 spaces
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Saturday | 12.00pm | BellyDance Troupe
With Lindsey | 1 membership space
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All classes are £9 Drop-In on the day. 8 Class Pass is £65 valid for 4 months. Troupe class is by membership at £45 per quarter year for new members and runs as a two hour session.

Full class details are available over on the LEARN page. Drop-In and join us in class!

We also have a fabulous opportunity to learn with Iraya Noble at Little Egypt in an Expression Workshop this July. See separate post for details and booking options.

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Egypt Comes To Little Egypt!

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on April 4th, 2015 | Posted in Little Egypt, Workshops

khalil_portraitJoin us at Little Egypt this International Bellydance Day weekend in welcoming a true oriental dance legend to Scotland…

Workshops with international oriental dance master of masters, Professor Dr. Hassan Khalil of Cairo.

http://www.hassan-khalil.org/

Over the decades he has become an authority on the folkloric arts of the middle east, holding a PhD in directing musical theatre he  founded and directed the Egyptian National Ensemble for Folklore and the Oum Kalthoum Theatre,  been teacher and choreographer to Samia Gamal, Naima Akeef, Tahia Karioka, Nagua Fouad to name a few iconic well known dancers. Today he owns and runs the I.S.O.C centre in Cairo.

This May he travels to Edinburgh, Scotland to teach you. This is an opportunity to learn from a living legend!

Sunday 10th May 2015

11.30am to 1.30pm
Oriental Bedouin Fusion
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Set to a popular Egyptian song, Professor Khalil created an oriental dance choreography influenced by the character of the Egyptian Bedouin women, including typical movements of different Bedouin areas combined with modern and classical Oriental Dance. An energetic dance fusion fullfilled with the spirit and the soul of the strong Bedouin women of Egypt. Through the choreography he will concentrate on technique, expression, character of each dancer. It’s a full choreography including song translation.

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2.00pm to 4.00pm
Modern Oriental Dance
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A typical modern Egyptian style choreography with veil (Megance) demonstrating “what means Egyptian Style” in Oriental Dance. Using the veil in different aspects and characters and focusing on modern dance techniques in Egyptian style Oriental dance. This is one of Professor Khalil’s most awarded choreogaphies.

cairoWorkshops are open level and £35 each or both for £60.

Booking is now OPEN. You can secure your spaces via the Events tab of our online shop – CLICK HERE, over the telephone on 07853 197 964 or pop in and book in person at Little Egypt, 11c Murieston Lane, Edinburgh, EH11 2LX.

Egypt comes to Little Egypt!

LE Xx.