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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!
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.
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
Friends, something very exciting is about to happen at Little Egypt!
This July Lindsey will make the dancers pilgrimage to London’s world famous Pineapple Dance Studios to undertake some professional training. “To train at Pineapple Dance Studios is considered a right of passage and given that many dancers can only dream of these things, WOW, I’m humbled to be invited!” A real testament to Lindsey’s professional ability and something she looks forward to with great joy!
But what is the training she’s undertaking? Why? Who will benefit?
Well, all we can say for now is that this is BIG juicy positivity for the whole dance scene in Scotland!!! Stay active to find out before the rest of Scotland!
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.
Special Guest Entertainment From:
⭐️ Sejal Walawalker
⭐️ LE Bollywood Babes
⭐️ 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:
⭐️ 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.
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
Mondays | 6.00-7.00pm | Booking is essential as classes are popular
BellyFusion | Modern, stylised, creative style
Mondays | 7.15-8.45pm | ★FULLY BOOKED ★
BellyStretch | Shaping a leaner, elegant, more relaxed silhouette
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.
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Looking forward to a sparkling start to the year 2016!
Love & shimmies,
Lindsey Marié Silver
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