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Autumn Bellydancing Classes At Little Egypt Studio, Edinburgh

June 28th, 2017

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!

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

June 28th, 2017

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

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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)


Putting the healthy in dance competition.

May 28th, 2016

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:

I hope to see you there. ✨

First Foot Hafla Party at Little Egypt

January 8th, 2016

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:
⭐️ 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:
⭐️ 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 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!

January 4th, 2016


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.



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

BellyFusion | Modern, stylised, creative style

Teacher: Tigerlily


Mondays | 7.15-8.45pm | FULLY BOOKED

BellyStretch | Shaping a leaner, elegant, more relaxed silhouette

Teacher: Lindsey


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

BellyBasics | All the basics, technique & conditioning

Teacher: Lindsey


Tuesdays | 8.30-9.30pm |  FULLY BOOKED 

BellyDance | Layering, choreographies & improvisation

Teacher: Lindsey


Wednesdays | 6.00-7.00pm | 3 SPACES REMAINING 

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

With Lindsey


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

Bollywood | Vibrant Indian fusion dance

With Sejal


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

Foam Rolling | Functional fitness group exercise

With Lindsey | Mixed gender class


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

BellyJam | Energising aerobic bellydance class!

With Lindsey


Thursdays | 8.30-9.30pm | ☆ 3 SPACES REMAINING 

Hatha Yoga | Relaxing & toning wellbeing

With Julia | Mixed gender class


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 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
Bellydancingbarbie | Add some sparkle to your life!

Proudly a sister social enterprise of
Little Egypt | A unique space celebrating dance, fitness & wellness.
Stockist of Neal’s Yard Remedies.

Small Businesses & Freelancers Wanted

June 29th, 2014



Do you work for yourself, have your own business or know someone who does? Are you a freelancer who’s looking for fresh new creative ideas and contacts? Maybe you’ve just completed your qualifications or perhaps you’re developing a hobbyist passion into a viable venture?

Whether just getting up & running, seeking to reach an established audience or looking to inject new life into a project, Little Egypt Bellydance & Holistic Health Studio would like to hear from you.

We’re building a network of local businesses and freelancers across all sectors with a view to working together in cross promotion, future collaborations, events and expansion.

We’d love to hear from businesses of all types and are particularly keen to make acquaintance with those in the leisure industry. Improvement of wellness and the advancement of dance, fitness, entertainment and tech are closest to our heart.

We also have a number of paid vacancies currently available for the right people!

To be added to our directory of service providers get in touch through, speak to Lindsey on 07853 197 964 or pop into the studio for a chat.

Little Egypt ♥︎ Community

Dance, Fitness and Video Games

June 26th, 2014

I’ve been invited to London again on business. Again dance and tech related!


Previously I’ve taken timeout to perform at an Apple product launch and meeting Philip Schofield. You can read about those HERE This time I’m attending an invite-only Nintendo video gaming event at which I’ll be doing a spot of presenting and various other exciting new things!

WiiU Fit Meter

You may have seen me wearing a little device on my hip over the last year or so. It’s a WiiU Fit Meter and it collects all my shimmy and fitness data, stores them on the device and then I can sync them up to the WiiU Fitness game via the console itself. As someone with a rather specific “sports” usage and the fitness stats of an elite athlete, I’ve been testing the device to ascertain it’s abilities and limitations.

just dance 2015I’ve recently joined the team at SmallFryUnify (our neighbours at Little Egypt) and will be presenting occasionally (in my spare time, lol) on their new live interactive show “Games Lounge”, assuming it receives all the funding it deserves over on community funding platform Kickstarter. On the live Games Lounge show I will share with everyone first hand experiences of new dance, fitness and training games prior to their release …oh and my love of Animal Crossing! Do you know 4 years ago I held the worlds first virtual bellydance workshop & hafla on Animal Crossing??!!!

Anyways… find out more about the SmallFryUnify studio’s Games Lounge project HERE and please consider pledging towards it’s target because not only is it pretty awesome in it’s own right, it also means that over at Little Egypt we can get to work on some great new projects with access to new-fangled tech and equipment!

Whilst my fit meter gadget & I are away at this event I may be unable to answer your enquiries so I’ll pick them up on Monday. Whilst away I shall however, be live tweeting from the event, so you can expect lots of nonsense like “Itsa me Lindsey Mario…” to show up on your Twitter feed!

Stay crazy!


Summer Term Newsletter

May 30th, 2014

Our summer term starts now! Here are some of the things you can get involved in…

Isis Wings Workshops with Celia of Borders Arabic Dance
This Saturday (31st May) 12-1pm & 1.30-2.30pm
A space has just become available on one of these fully booked sessions!!
1 space available £15 | To snap this up and join us, book your space via the SHOP PAGE
or over the phone on 07853 197 964.

Regular Weekly Classes with Bellydancingbarbie and Tigerlily
A six week term with a luscious varied timetable.
Mondays | 6.00-7.00pm | at Little Egypt
BellyFusion | Modern, stylised, creative style
Best for: Flexibility, strengthening, toning, relaxing
4 Classes £29 |  Spaces available 
(taught by Tribal Tigerlily. Runs 2 June to 23 June)
Mondays | 7.15-8.15pm | at Little Egypt
BellyStretch | shaping a leaner, elegant, more relaxed silhouette
Best for: Flexibility, strengthening, toning, relaxing
6 Classes £37 | FULLY BOOKED
Tuesdays | 7.15-8.15pm | at Little Egypt
BellyBasics | All the basics, technique & conditioning
Best for: Learning, strengthening, toning, flexibility
6 Classes £43 | Limited spaces remaining
Tuesdays | 8.30-9.30pm | at Little Egypt
BellyDance | Layering, choreographies & improvisation
Best for: Learning, styling, confidence, expression
6 Classes £43 | Limited spaces remaining
Wednesdays | 6.00-7.00pm | at Little Egypt
BellyBasics | All the basics, technique & conditioning
Best for: Learning, strengthening, toning, flexibility
6 Classes £43 | 3 SPACES REMAINING
Wednesdays | 7.15-8.15pm | at Little Egypt
BellyDance-A-Long | Dance now, think later!
Best for: Fun, transitions, grace, poise
6 Classes £37 |  Spaces available 
Thursdays | 7.15-8.15pm | at Little Egypt
BellyJam | Energising aerobic bellydance class!
Best for: Fitness, toning, calorie burning, flexibility, energy
6 Classes £37 | FULLY BOOKED
Saturdays | 10.00-11.00pm | at Little Egypt
BellyMummas | Pregnancy bellydancing
Best for: Fun, gentle exercise, easier & calmer birth
Taster session details coming soon
Saturdays | 11.30-12.15am | at Little Egypt
BellyBubbas | Mother & child bellydancing
Best for: Fun, early learning & development, bonding together
Taster session details coming soon

You can secure your spaces in regular summer classes online via the LEARN PAGE
or over the phone on 07853 197 964
NEW Foam Rolling Group Exercise Class with Lindsey
This functional fitness class starts on Wednesday (4th June) 8.30-9.30pm
Ease sore tense muscles, increase flexibility and improve posture in as little as 10 minutes!
Drop-In £7 | You can bring your own roller and mat or order/purchase at Little Egypt
All the details for this class are over on the CHAT PAGE

Performing Class Troupe with The Mala’ikah Project
Troupe classes begin a week on Saturday (7th June)
Enjoying creating, practicing & performing together at a variety of community events & shows.
There will be a small troupe membership fee towards costs, admin & sundries.
Being a troupe member will also bring some troupe privileges!
The first choreography we’ll be having fun with is a short playful Baladi style piece with optional finger cymbals, the second will be an exciting upbeat fusion of Egyptian Saidi with the roaring 1920′s. Sound good? If you’d like to join or rejoin The Mala’ikah Project contact Lindsey directly, email

“Project Happy” Filming with SmallFryUnify
Yes, we’re doing one of those HAPPY videos! Sssh though, it’s a secret!
I’m delighted that our neighbours, the SmallFryUnify crew, have taken on the filming and editing of this fun project! With them onboard it will look sensational! :)  Filming will take place on various days throughout our summer term and we’re currently looking for a number of you who’d like to take part in the ‘traveliing to class’ shots. If you’d like to get involved in any aspect of this project, have suggestions or creative ideas please email: We’d love for it to be a great big vibrant community collaboration! :) #BDBecauseImHappy

Little Egypt Studio Open Day with your friends!
The Gorgie Dalry Gala Day is on Saturday 14th June so to coincide with this, Little Egypt Bellydance & Holistic Health Studio, will open it’s doors to the public to come have a poke around and see what goes on inside that warehouse building with the doors in the sky!
The studio will be open from 12-4pm with music, performances, mini taster classes & alternative therapies, costumes, jewellery and of course lots of chilling out on floor cushions with refreshments! Come and join us for all of the fun the fair! You can follow this event on Facebook & Twitter and if you’d like to add something to the day, whether it be offering beauty treatments, a charity bakesale or selling your preloved costumes etc. just let me know and I can set you up a wee stall.

Looking forward to a fabulous summer of shimmies, wellbeing and fun with friends!


Lindsey Xx.
Bellydancingbarbie &
Little Egypt Bellydance Studio
11c Murieston Lane
EH11 2LX

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F Little Egypt  T @LittleEgyptUK

New Year Hafla Party at Little Egypt!

November 26th, 2013

Lindsey Marie Silver Belly Dancing Barbie HaflaJoin us in dance to welcome in a new year of health, wealth & happiness for all at “GOSH It’s 2014!”

An intimate Bellydance Hafla (Party) with performances, foods, drinks, new & preloved souk stalls and an open floor of shimmies…

Featuring performances from
Tribal Tigerlily
Isla West
Nara Dancer
The Mala’ikah Project
and more…

Saturday 11th January 2014, 7-10pm at Little Egypt

£10 | 2 tickets remaining  | Get your tickets in class or use the button below
hafla tickets

Proceeds will be split between the invaluable work done at Great Ormond Street Hospital and towards adding to the child friendly features at Little Egypt.

In keeping with tradition, feel free to bring an item of food or drink you’d like to share.

If you’d like to perform, offer items for sale or provide a sampler of something the bellydance community might enjoy please email