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.

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Autumn Bellydancing Classes At Little Egypt Studio, Edinburgh

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on June 28th, 2017 | Posted in Community Events

bellydancing edinburgh partyWe return to vibration raising, goddess honouring, full shimmies after the summer with a brand new 8 week term of regular classes at Little Egypt Studio, Edinburgh!

Running from Monday 21st August to Sunday 15th October 2017 with Scotland’s largest timetable of bellydance classes – you can study Egyptian, Lebanese, Turkish, Moroccan, Persian and Greek dancing, in styles such as Oriental, Cabaret, Tribal Fusion, Traditional and Folkloric with props like veils, canes and finger cymbals – any day of the week from Monday to Friday plus some special weekends as well – all under one (rather magical) tin roof and with a number of Scotland’s other seriously talented teachers now working from Little Egypt Studio and an abundance of our community friends joining too, who would want to be anywhere else?!

Autumn term is now live for booking at www.LittleEgyptStudio.com!

Classes Stopped For Summer? Join us in Shimmy Summer Salad!

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on June 28th, 2017 | Posted in Community Events

By popular request – Shimmy Summer Salad 2017!

Wednesday’s, 6.30-8.00pm, 19th July to 9th August 2017
Little Egypt Studio, 11c Murieston Lane, EH11 2LX

Pineapple Dance Summer Shimmy Fruit Salad Little Egypt Bellydance Studio Bellydancing Edinburgh

Join us in this fabulous 1.5hr special edition summer class series. …Your only chance to get your weekly shimmy fix over the summer!

Little Egypt Director, Lindsey Marie Silver, invites you to enjoy an exclusive 4 week block of extended classes combining elements of thee most popular bellydance classes in town: BellyBasics™, BellyDance™, BellyDance-A-Long™, BellyJam™ and BellyStretch™.

Excellent if you’d like an energising, relaxing and refreshing all round body, mind and soul exercise ahead of next term.

There are only a limited number of spaces available in this class and as it’s the only weekly class it’s anticipated they will book up FAST!

Absolute beginners & more experienced dancers are invited to attend
Suitable for all ages and fitness levels
- Please bring an exercise mat and a towel or blanket.
- Wear comfortable clothing – leggings, fitted t-shirt/vest top, bare feet/FootGloves and a hipscarf if you have one. For obvious hygiene reasons we do not loan out hip scarves. Hip scarves are available to purchase from our souk ranging from practice scarves to designer and professional quality scarves.
- Veil dancing technique may be introduced during the term. In this case, notice will be given to bring your own and/or class veils will be provided to borrow.
Rehydrate with water/juice. Refreshments available at the studio.

Wednesday’s, 6.30-8.00pm, 19th July to 9th August 2017
Little Egypt Studio, 11c Murieston Lane, EH11 2LX

Block booking in advance at £38 secures your space in all 4 classes in the block.
Alternative attendance options: 1 Class Pass credit +£4 /Drop-In at £15 (subject to spaces)


Finding Neutral: A Postural Masterclass

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on June 28th, 2017 | Posted in Workshops

Pelvic Alignment Finding NeutralYou may have heard these instructions within dance & movement classes before: “Tuck your hips” “Tailbone pointing downwards” “hips in neutral”

What do they actually mean?
What is “neutral”?
What is YOUR neutral and how can you improve it?

True understanding brings about true results.

Finding Neutral: A Postural Masterclass
Saturday 1st July 2017, 11am-1pm, Little Egypt Studio, 11c Murieston Lane, EH11 2LX

During this postural masterclass we will work together to answer these questions and more. Conducting a personal postural analysis and applying our findings to your own unique physiology both theoretically and practically.

Freeing you from risk of injury, back pain, joint pain, muscular tension, fatigue, migraine, digestive issues and improving your quality of movement and physical life experience.

This workshop will be delivered by Lindsey who’s expertise has been sought out by Edinburgh Council, Midlothian Council, Health Wellbeing & Social Sciences at Edinburgh College & Heriot Watt University.

Please dress in stretchy form-fitting clothing and bring an exercise mat. Learning materials will be provided.

Class size will be small in order that individual needs can be met.

Booking is essential. 2hr workshop £25. Visit the studio website to secure your space in this valuable teaching. www.LittleEgyptStudio.com


Summer Timetable At Little Egypt Studio

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on May 18th, 2017 | Posted in Little Egypt

Little Egypt Bellydance & Holistic Health Studio, Edinburgh, Scotland's Bellydance StudioStep forward into summer with a brand new wholesome adventure in dance, fitness and wellness. Expand your horizons, grow into your depths, open into full bloom and join us in reaching your roots towards more fertile earth and reaching up towards your brightest light.

Enjoy the expansiveness and delight of a 6 week term of classes at Little Egypt, Scotland’s Bellydance School…

Weekly offerings:
• MON | 7.15pm | BellyStretch | Lindsey | LIMITED SPACES
• TUE | 6.00pm | BellyBasics | Lindsey | LIMITED SPACES
• TUE | 7.15pm | BellyDance | Lindsey | LIMITED SPACES
• WED | 6.00pm | Details coming soon
• WED | 7.15pm | Details coming soon
• THU | 6.00pm | BellyJam | Lindsey | LIMITED SPACES
• THU | 7.15pm | Temple Fusion | Roberta | Barocco Tribal**
• FRI | 12.00-4.30pm | Treatments by app | Various therapists
• FRI | 6.00pm | BellyFusion | Tigerlily | Booking is essential
• SAT | Exclusive Workshops | Coming soon
• SUN | Exclusive Workshops | Coming soon

** contact this facilitator directly

General booking is NOW L I V E for Little Egypt weekly classes, exclusive workshops, courses, treatments, talks and demostrations.

Visit our sister website to secure your spaces whilst spaces remain www.LittleEgyptStudio.com


Q: Do I need to book in advance?
A: Our classes have been known to fully book out for whole years at a time! It’s therefore highly recommended that you secure your spaces whilst they remain by booking in advance.

Q: I heard there was Priority Booking, what’s that?
A: Priority booking is an advance period of time which allows our most loyal and dedicated of Little tribe members to rebook. Following this, general booking opens and classes are listed online for booking via our website as well as at the studio in advance and over the phone. There are often just a few spaces remaining at this stage before classes become fully booked so it’s advisable to secure your spaces ASAP!

Q: Can I drop-in to try a class?
A: This might be possible on week 1 of term at £10 per class, however, we can’t guarantee there will be a space left by then so we do recommend block booking or reserving a drop-in space with a Class Pass.


Looking forward to welcoming you to Little Egypt Studio!

*NEW* Coming Summer 2017… “LEA”

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Little Egypt

With Scotland’s official Middle Eastern dance school, Little Egypt Studio, entering into it’s 4th year this year! (Yes, really?!) and today being Aries New Moon with Venus in retrograde, just before Mercury goes retrograde let me share with you this…

Now, first of all, let me just say that if you haven’t been actively involved in things like classes or performances lately and you’ve only been checking here and on social media for updates, you could be forgiven for thinking that Bellydancingbarbie and Little Egypt Studio had all but retired and shut up shop… granted we have been rather quiet in our online presence of recent years but only for VERY GOOD REASON!..

You see, in actual fact (and if you’ve kept yourself actively involved in classes, workshops and activities in person you will be 100% well aware that) things for BELLYDANCINGBARBIE & LITTLE EGYPT STUDIO ARE ABOUT TO SKY ROCKET!!!


Here is one reason…

Little Egypt Bellydancing Academy Edinburgh

Little Egypt Studio is opening an education wing!

Little Egypt Academy launches summer 2017. Offering nationally recognised qualifications. Providing Scotland’s most dedicated dance, fitness and wellness enthusiasts with healthy progressive challenges, self care investments and real world career development opportunities.

Did you secure your priority status yet to receive updates of the launch party? Ask me how and ask me now, before the wonders of mercury are upon us!

New Moon Blessings

Lindsey Marié Silver

Bellydancingbarbie & Little Egypt Studio

Winter Offerings at Little Egypt Studio

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on October 30th, 2016 | Posted in Little Egypt

This October to December at Little Egypt Studio sees a deliciously rich variety of dance, fitness, wellness and lifestyle offerings including, of course, Bellydancing!
7.15 BellyStretch (Lindsey) 1 SPACE

6.00 Lotuslily Yoga (Private Hire)
7.15 BellyBasics (Lindsey) FULLY BOOKED
8.30 BellyDance (Lindsey)
(Kohara class is currently on hold. Ask for info)

6.00 BellyDance-A-Long (Lindsey)
7.15 Kristin Loeer Pilates (Private Hire)
(Bollywood class is currently on hold. Ask for info)

6.00 BellyJam (Lindsey) LIMITED SPACES
7.15 Karma Yoga Edinburgh (Private Hire)

11.30 Lunch club (Lindsey)
6.00 BellyFusion (Tigerlily)

Specialist workshops

Specialist workshops

Remedial massage by appointment
Sports Massage by appointment
Physiotherapy by arrangement
Facials by appointment
Reiki by arrangement

Sacred Cacao & Massage Afternoon Andra Dobrescu & Hayley Reid (Private Hire)
Woman’s Circle Karo Tashi (Private Hire)
Little Egypt tribe festive night OUT
Little Egypt tribe festive night IN!
Small Business Sat – Studio Open Day
Pamper Party & Shopping night
***January hafla party night!***

Spaces are limited and bookings are being taken now. Secure your winter wonderment at www.LittleEgyptStudio.com
(For Private Hire sessions contact facilitator directly)

• Our souk shop is stocked with fair trade organic gifts & goodies.
• Neal’s Yard Remedies are in supply.
• Professional Bellydance entertainment artistry is bookable for your events.
• The studio itself may be bookable for your own special occasions, classes and workshops
• Gift vouchers are available for all Little Egypt products & services.

and much much more…

Introducing… Marj!

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on September 4th, 2016 | Posted in News

Due to the increasing popularity of our darling Little Egypt Studio, recruitment has just taken place for a freelance Studio Assistant. This person joins the team for initially 3 hours per week with a view to extension, assisting in a number of ongoing tasks with a specialism in Administration. That person, I’m delighted to announce is…


“About this time last year I was trying to readjust back to everyday life after a sensational month dancing in ‘A Bollywood Love Story’ on the esplanade at Edinburgh Castle, as part of the Military Tattoo, and performing at Leith Links in the Edinburgh Mela. This unforgettable and wonderful experience came about because of Little Egypt and I’m delighted that a year later I’m about to embark on another part of my Little Egypt journey.

I’ve known Lindsey for more years than either of us care to remember and I’ve been a regular at BellyJam classes right from the beginning. I’ve seen Little Egypt being created and am delighted to be part of the special community of wonderful people it has grown into today. I’m absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to be professionally involved with Little Egypt and I look forward to bringing my admin skills to the studio, as well as my shimmies. I believe it’s going to be a great time for growth for both me and the Little Egypt tribe.

Aiwaaaaaa! To the moooooooon!



The Little Egypt Team; Sejal (Freelance Teacher), Amanda (Freelance Teacher), Hazel (Freelance Teacher), Julia (Freelance Teacher), Janis (freelance Administration), Lindsey (Managing Director) and all of our guest teachers, facilitators and collaborators welcome you on board this beautiful Little rocket ship to the sunny side of the moon!

Quick Catch Up Chat With Gorgeous You!

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on August 12th, 2016 | Posted in Articles

Hi everyone,

It seems we have a lot of catching up to do! (and I mean a LOT!) I’ll keep it brief for now since at time of writing you it’s already gone midnight but I just wanted to reach out, RIGHT NOW, hold your hands and say a shiny happy hello GORGEOUS to YOU!

Things have grown so much for us in this past year or two! I say “us” in full knowledge that you may not yet even be aware of what growth I refer to. If that’s you, just know that we’ve got you and the universe’s got us – supported, held. I believe this to be true for one very simple reason: Over the last year I have released everything to the wind and been rewarded threefold in many, often indescribable, ways. We’re talking real epiphany moments here! I can’t even begin to explain how deeply things are aligning right now and how alive that makes me feel for both myself individually and for us collectively – our sisterhood and community. “What is she on about?” I hear your eyes squeak as they roll. Humour me, if you will, let me explain for you in the coming days, weeks, months, years…

I’ve been on this wonderful journey with literally thousands of you by now, for over a decade. Paths joining and rejoining and at whatever moment our paths converge, whatever energy exchange and time we share, for me, it’s never a moment too soon!

Our most exciting journey to date, everyone, is starting NOW. How do I know this? Well, because I’m currently creating the path for us to travel. I’m designing our future. Setting our intentions to help manifest our dreams. There are a few spaces currently remaining on our little rocketship blasting off very soon!

However you show up today let that be as valid a state as any other, equal in value and just know that if you seek more from your human experience there are opportunities for you right here.

Let life be the dancer and simply become the dance.

With every part of my being,

Lindsey Marie Silver

Putting the healthy in dance competition.

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on May 28th, 2016 | Posted in Community Events

imageHey friends,

If you know me you’ll know I don’t take Bellydance to a place of competition, in fact, I take it to a place of all welcoming, fully accepting, non-judgemental sisterhood. This is my own personal stance.

There is however room in my stance and in my heart for women who wish to prove something *to themselves* to do more, be more and experience more than they even did before, for themselves. On that front I am there to support them every single step of the way.

I support personal development and community growth so today I’m judging the Miss Fabulous Bellydance Competition.
(Though I prefer the term “professionally critiquing”)

Heres the event page on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/542752945904973/?ti=icl

I hope to see you there. ✨