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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Bellydance Superstars

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on April 13th, 2014 | Posted in Movies & Music

All of these styles of bellydance and more are available at Bellydancingbarbie’s Little Egypt.

Join us in class or hire us for a performance.

Add some sparkle to your life at www.bellydancingbarbie.com

Isis Wings Workshop with Celia of Borders Arabic Dance

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on April 11th, 2014 | Posted in Workshops

 

Celia Isis wing workshop little egypt edinburgh

 This spring presents an exciting opportunity to learn the art of dancing with Isis Wings!

Celia of Borders Arabic Dance will deliver two exclusive Isis Wings Workshops at Little Egypt Bellydance Studio on the afternoon of Saturday 31st May, one at 12pm and a second at 1.30pm.

Open to dancers of all abilities, wings will be provided or you can bring your own for a spin if you have them.

This workshop will provide you with new knowledge & skills, confidence, muscle toning and of course, great fun!

Isis Wings Workshop | £15
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Saturday 31st May 2014
at Little Egypt Bellydance Studio

12-1pm |  3 spaces remaining
1.30-2.30pm | 3 spaces remaining
Book your space via the shop Events tab HERE
over the phone on 07853 197 964 or at Little Egypt
Map & Directions HERE

Costume & Accessory Spring Sale

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on April 9th, 2014 | Posted in Costumes & Craftwork, Little Egypt

I recently completed the task of doing our annual stocktake. Fiddly and phaffy? Yes, but actually pretty enjoyable when the stock you’re counting is so gorgeous and sparkly!

It occurred to me that we have way more items for sale than you’ve seen. Only a small percentage of the costuming and accessories that are available are on show at any one time in the studio and online. Many of these items are one-of-a-kind unique pieces, completely handmade and imported from all over the world – largely from Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Afghanistan, India, Turkey, Greece, USA and more.

With any luck, I’ll have more shiny new sparkles and treasures arriving for us in the coming weeks and summer months, some really special pieces, so it seems only fair to create a little extra space for them…

✧ WE’RE HAVING A SPRING SALE! 

✧ MANY ITEMS 1/2 MARKED PRICE

INCLUDING SETS, SKIRTS, PANTS, TOPS, HIPSCARVES, SILKS, JEWELLERY, PROPS, MUSIC

 ITEMS BEING ADDED EVERYDAY THIS WEEK

Come seek out your treasure at Little Egypt Bellydance & Holistic Health Studio before/after classes or during special opening hours: Saturday 2-6pm when you can browse the souk, try things on, chill out with tea, soft drinks, baklava & cupcakes!

Preloved items are also welcome, check out “how to sell your own items” at http://www.bellydancingbarbie.com/shop/belly-dance-attire.php 

Beautiful bargains going fast! 

See you soon,

Lindsey Xx.

Springtime Bellydancing Classes

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on March 10th, 2014 | Posted in News

A colourful spring term of Bellydancing Classes is starting now! …Come celebrate surviving winter as we dance into the brighter nights of spring!

Revitalise and energise with us in a supportive, fun loving sisterhood. We got classes for all ages, stages and abilities.

SPRING TERM TIMETABLE
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Mondays | 6.00-7.00pm | at Little Egypt
BellyFusion | Modern, stylised, creative style
Best for: Flexibility, strengthening, toning, relaxing
6 Classes £43 |  Drop-in on the day £9 
(taught by Tribal Tigerlily – 24 March to 28 April)
……
Mondays | 7.15-8.15pm | at Little Egypt
BellyStretch | shaping a leaner, elegant, more relaxed silhouette
Best for: Flexibility, strengthening, toning, relaxing
8 Classes £49 |  FULLY BOOKED 
……
Tuesdays | 7.15-8.15pm | at Little Egypt
BellyBasics | All the basics, technique & conditioning
Best for: Learning, strengthening, toning, flexibility
8 Classes £57 | ★ FULLY BOOKED ★
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Tuesdays | 8.30-9.30pm | at Little Egypt
BellyDance | Layering, choreographies & improvisation
Best for: Learning, styling, confidence, expression
8 Classes £57 |  Drop-in on the day £9 
……
Wednesdays | 6.00-7.00pm | NEW CLASS at Little Egypt
BellyBasics | All the basics, technique & conditioning
Best for: Learning, strengthening, toning, flexibility
8 Classes £57 |  Drop-in on the day £9 
……
Wednesdays | 7.15-8.15pm | at Little Egypt
BellyDance-A-Long | Dance now, think later!
Best for: Fun, transitions, grace, poise
8 Classes £49 |  Drop-in on the day £9 
……
Thursdays | 7.15-8.15pm | at Little Egypt
BellyJam | Energising aerobic bellydance class!
Best for: Fitness, toning, calorie burning, flexibility, energy
8 Classes £49 |  FULLY BOOKED 
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Saturdays | 10.00-11.00pm | at Little Egypt
BellyMummas | Pregnancy bellydancing
Best for: Fun, gentle exercise, easier & calmer birth
8 Classes £74 |  Drop-in on the day £12
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Saturdays | 11.30-12.15am | at Little Egypt
BellyBubbas | Mother & child bellydancing
Best for: Fun, early learning & development, bonding together
8 Classes £57 |  Drop-in on the day £9 

General booking is now live for all classes. They usually book up completely within just a few days, sometimes inside 24 hours! To secure your space whilst it’s still there you can book online over on the LEARN page in person at Little Egypt Bellydance & Holistic Health Studio, 11c Murieston Lane, Edinburgh (text ahead to check we’re open) or over the phone on 07853 197 964.

For body, mind & soul searching shimmies ~ Add some sparkle to your life at Bellydancingbarbie’s Little Egypt!

Updated 13/03/14 at 17.52pm

Casting Call: Models

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on March 9th, 2014 | Posted in Vacancies

Following the recent relaunch of our souk shop, an opportunity now exists to model our most beautiful products for display online!

I imagine this may become an ongoing opportunity but for now I’m in search of two ladies of any age, shape or size, preferably whom have some modelling experience although this isn’t essential as support and direction will be given. You will model our class wear and professional costumes, jewellery and props.

This will be a fun way to spend an afternoon or evening and we can be fairly flexible on scheduling days/times to suit. The studio is warm and refreshments will be provided. Images can be made available to you on request and payment will be in kind – your choice of either bellydancing classes, private tuition, personal fitness training or massage and relative to hours worked at an equivalent value of £9 per hour.

To apply please send an email to: info@bellydancingbarbie.com introducing yourself, mentioning any details you feel are relevant and including any images you wish to attach.

I reiterate, this opportunity is open to all. Selection will be based on personality fit and fit for items currently in stock.

There is no such thing as an “average woman”

We celebrate uniqueness.

Little Egypt Bellydance Studio

Belly Dancing Barbie Edinburgh

Online Bellydance Shop Relaunch!

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on February 26th, 2014 | Posted in News

After countless days of vision, creativity and round the clock hard work, our new online bellydance shop is now live on the website!

Coded entirely by Shaun in time for a Valentines treat for us ladies, I have to say, it’s pretty slick! ♥︎

Here’s a before and after…

online_shop_before_after

You can now browse by category, rate items with the neat wee “Love it” feature, change up your own dance wardrobe by selling your own items in our Preloved section and buy & sell tickets for Events as well!

When you buy from the Shop online all items are lovingly gift wrapped & packaged up before being sent out to you. The prices shown include UK delivery (unless otherwise stated)

When you sell from the Shop page your item is listed online with your description and agreed price, to be viewed by your target audience and can also be displayed at Little Egypt Bellydance Studio for potential buyers to view your item in person. We do all the hard work for you and simply forward on your profit to you!

By supporting our little bellydance shop, not only do you help our bellydance community in Edinburgh to survive, even thrive, but you also boost the UK economy by around 33% by buying from an independent retailer*

“A rising tide raises all ships”

I’ll be adding lots of gorgeous new items on a regular basis, many of which will be unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. I hope you’ll stop by for a browse and enjoy using our new Shop.

Thank you Shaun, I for one ♥︎ Love It! 

*Ingeniousbritian.biz, December 2013.

Introducing… Tigerlily!

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on January 19th, 2014 | Posted in Little Egypt, News

Tribal Bellydance TigerlilyMy name is Amanda but my stage name is Tigerlily. I am a Tribal Fusion Bellydancer and I have been Bellydancing since 2003. I find this as an art form and enjoy feeling emotions, the beat and creativities.

I tend to go on cruise ships from time to time through an agency and I like to travel abroad to seek new creative ideas and structure.

I have always loved teaching to others in a workshop, classes or a private lesson as you learn from one another. There is a saying for that “you learn from your students”. I have qualifications in National Certificate of Dance and BTEC level in Professional Stage Dance at Edinburgh Telford College.

I also love performing on big stages for a show, hosting other dancers from different countries, restaurants, charity events or a hen do.

 But most of all I enjoy every moment of life itself.

…Ladies, with much pleasure and delight please welcome Tigerlily who joins Little Egypt Bellydance & Holistic Health Studio as a freelance teacher from this February…

An initial 4 week term of modern tribal fusion style bellydance classes starts Monday 10th February, 6-7pm. Visit the Learn page for class listing details and booking. 

 FULLY BOOKED 

Yalla! Xx.

Belly Dancing in 2014

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on January 19th, 2014 | Posted in Articles

Little Egypt Bellydance & Holistic Health Studio Pre Launch2013 was a year of growth for our little tribe, it was the year we moved and a year that moved us. For me it was a year of dreaming, joyful tears and love, of transition, preservation, hard work, resolve and at times sheer adrenaline and determination. Most of all it was a year of your faith driving my courage. Together as a sisterhood we’ve propelled ourselves into our future.

 In January last year I wrote this: Belly Dancing In 2013

I feel I’ve delivered on all of my hopes, dreams and aspirations for us in 2013, including my burning desire to give us our own place to call home. A bellydance studio. Somewhere as unique as we are, worthy of our soul and soles, somewhere we could be proud to dance and long to spend our time. Our own little bellydance haven. We achieved it! Little Egypt opened in October 2013 and your feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. You can read about it here: Introducing… Little Egypt

Into 2014, we take forward with us a powerful guiding strength, a radiant warmth and a vibrant sisterhood. We draw on previous knowledge and build new experience. We are the sun, the moon and the stars. We are a choreographed improvisation.

2014 – I have only one aspiration, to give you your true self.

 

2014 Belly Dancing Classes in Edinburgh

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on December 4th, 2013 | Posted in News

Little Egypt Bellydance & Holistic Health Studio EdinburghThe new year brings with it a new golden era of Belly Dancing Classes in Edinburgh.

From January 2014, Little Egypt will host our full timetable of Bellydancingbarbie classes! As we step forward in our future as a sisterhood we wave a very fond farewell to our friends at Meadowlark who from 2014 will no longer offer midweek hire of their studio but whom we shall collaborate with to host occasional workshops.

I’m sentimental, this is true, I also know this to be something of a blessing in disguise for us. My focus can now be maintained on providing you with the best possible experience in our own bellydance studio… Scotland’s bellydance studio. This brings us all together in the hub of things and develops our own sense of community. It’s a logical step forward. The year ahead will provide us with more bellydance love and joy than we can even begin to imagine!

Here’s our timetable for new year term kicking off with a hafla on Saturday 11th January (see post below) then classes starting the week beginning Monday 13th January 2014. This timetable may be added to if there is enough interest for a particular class at a particular time.

NEW YEAR 2014 TIMETABLE
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Mondays | 7.15-8.15pm | at Little Egypt
BellyStretch | shaping a leaner, elegant, more relaxed silhouette
Best for: Flexibility, strengthening, toning, relaxing
8 Classes £49 |  FULLY BOOKED 
……
Tuesdays | 7.15-8.15pm | now at Little Egypt
BellyBasics | All the basics, technique & conditioning
Best for: Learning, strengthening, toning, flexibility
8 Classes £57 |  FULLY BOOKED 
……
Tuesdays | 8:30-9:30pm | now at Little Egypt
BellyDance | Layering, choreographies & improvisation
Best for: Learning, styling, confidence, expression
8 Classes £57 |  FULLY BOOKED 
……
Wednesdays | 7:15-8:15pm | at Little Egypt
BellyDance-A-Long | Dance now, think later!
Best for: Fun, transitions, grace, poise
8 Classes £49 |  FULLY BOOKED 
……
Thursdays | 7:15-8:15pm | now at Little Egypt
BellyJam | Energising aerobic bellydance class!
Best for: Fitness, toning, calorie burning, flexibility, energy
8 Classes £49 |  FULLY BOOKED ★
……
Saturdays | 10:00-11:00pm | at Little Egypt
BellyMummas | Pregnancy bellydancing
Best for: Fun, gentle exercise, easier & calmer birth
8 Classes £74 |  Drop-in Spaces 
……
Saturdays | 11.30-12.15am | at Little Egypt
BellyBubbas | Mother & child bellydancing
Best for: Fun, early learning & development, bonding together
8 Classes £57 |  Drop-in Spaces 

Little Egypt Bellydance & Holistic Health Studio offers a warm, cleansing dance experience with hot & cold refreshments & costuming souk shop available between classes. For venue specifications, map & directions click HERE

All classes are live for booking now and in true BDB tribe fashion are booking up quickly already! Visit the LEARN PAGE to secure your spaces, alternatively book over the telephone on 07853 197 964 or in person at Little Egypt Mon, Wed, Sat 4-7pm. For your convenience all major credit cards are now accepted as well as cash payments in person. Classes often fully booked out in just days so it’s advisable to book your spaces asap if you’d like to join us!

Ladies of all ages & abilities are welcome to join us for bellydance fun, fitness and friendship so invite your friends, sister, mum anyone you think is fabulous!

Yelp – ★★★★★
“To anybody who thinks bellydancing is not for them!Just come and see yourself how much fun we are all haveing!I just love Bellydancing and Bellyjam cause is more than just a class.I feel these classes give me very good energy, self-confidence, new friends and I am burning calories in a very fun way!:)Lindsey is the happiest person on earth! She always makes me smile!:)Love it, love it ,love it!”

Looking forward to dancing with you in the new year!

Shimmies,
Lindsey Xx.

Spaces correct as at Thur 2rd Jan, 8.00pm.