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Dear Santa… Printable santa letter

December 17th, 2014

Signpost Santa to something you’d like to receive as a gift – with this printable santa letter!

Simply print it out and fill in the details of the fabulousness you’d like in your life…

 

Printable Santa Letter

 You’ll not only receive something you *really* want for Christmas, you and Santa will also be supporting something positive you believe in,  as well as your local community, the livelihoods of the Little Egypt Team and ensuring we can continue our valuable self esteem boosting in-house and outreach charity donations!

Introducing: Janis!

October 28th, 2014

janis-Little Egypt-teamJanis joins the Little Egypt team with a wealth of experience in many areas of business & project admin and management.

She’ll be helping us out a few hours a week with some of the day to day operations, admin and merchandising.

Janis started this Monday with an induction and training session.

She said: ”Today gave rise to a sense of true belonging for me as I was warmly welcomed onto the Little Egypt team.  The professional “high quality” ethos of Scotland’s only themed belly dance studio was openly shared, and with honest enthusiasm for the wellbeing of each of the individual users at heart.  I’m delighted to be a part of such an exciting project making such a difference to the wellbeing of fellow women. It will be very exciting to watch the further expansion into Little Egypt’s second year ahead, and I look forward to working with its professional and caring team members.”

Some of you may know Janis as a student within our classes and some of you may know her from within her role as my mother.

I’m delighted to have such a talented, great fun and inspiring lady on board, not least because we began this journey together.

…and I love you goodbye! Xx.

Scotland’s Bellydance Studio Turns 1!

October 28th, 2014

We celebrated turning 1 in style, with a first birthday party, complete with cake and old favourites, party bags and hilarious impromptu party games! Not everyone could make it but those who could made it a party to remember! A really fantastic night to mark the occasion. I think someone might have a couple of pictures to share so check back for those.

What an incredible year it’s been!

Little Egypt Bellydance & Holistic Health Studio, Edinburgh, Scotland's Oriental Dance Studio

Here’s a reflective post shared from the Little Egypt Facebook page:

“The passage of time measured by machine is invariable, ridged. The passage of time measured by the human spirit, heart & soul however is something beyond comprehension!

Last October the doors to the UK’s first Bellydance & Holistic Health Studio officially opened.

Since then, over the last twelve months we’ve hosted guest teachers, drummers, specialist workshops, parties and literally hundreds of hours of dance, health & fitness sessions …but it’s not what we do that defines us – it’s WHO does it with us.

We’re a social enterprise with one true aim – fulfilling the potential of people. To connect you to your true self with health and happiness in abundance.

For the year ahead, we have lots of wonderful surprises in store and we hope you’ll be there to share them!

As a mark of our gratitude for your support and custom, without which we would not exist, we’ll be running some special offers and discounted treats so look out for those.

Come visit us, join us in oneness. (Bonus points for wearing a onesie & balancing a birthday cake on your head)

Today, humbly and joyously, WE ARE 1!”

Bellydancing & Fitness Classes in Edinburgh

October 17th, 2014

 

Want to learn to appreciate & love your own body, get fitter & healthier, all whilst making new friends?

Why not join us in Bellydancing or fitness classes at Little Egypt?

Revitalise, energise and relax with us in a supportive, fun loving sisterhood. We have classes for all aims, ages, stages and abilities. Classes are taught by Edinburgh’s most sought after teachers, within the UK’s only specialist bellydance studio!

Next term takes us right through the party season with lots of fun and sparkle in store!

You can book your spaces online on bellydancingbarbie website, over the phone or in person at the studio.

As classes are popular many classes now have very limited spaces remaining for next term and are likely to fully book out as usual. If you’d like to join us, best be quick!

Spaces shown on the website can take a wee while to update so please use them as a guide only. If you’ve already secured your spaces, woohooo, well done you!

Looking forward to dancing with everyone.

Shimmies!

FESTIVE TERM TIMETABLE
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Mondays | 6.00-7.00pm
BellyFusion | Modern, stylised, creative style
Best for: Flexibility, strengthening, toning, relaxing
6 classes £43 | ★ 1 space ★
Teacher: Tigerlily
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Mondays | 7.15-8.15pm
BellyStretch | shaping a leaner, elegant, more relaxed silhouette
Best for: Flexibility, strengthening, toning, relaxing
6 classes £37 | ★ 2 spaces ★
Teacher: Lindsey
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Tuesdays | 4.00-5.00pm | *NEW FITNESS CLASS* at Little Egypt
Pilates Beginners | All the basics, technique & conditioning
Best for: FITNESS, strengthening, toning, flexibility
6 Classes £43 | Waiting list only as the moment
Teacher: Janet | Mat required (can borrow initially)
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Tuesdays | 5.00-6.00pm | *NEW FITNESS CLASS* at Little Egypt
Pilates Improvers | More challenging, technique & conditioning
Best for: FITNESS, strengthening, toning, flexibility
6 Classes £43 | Waiting list only as the moment
Teacher: Janet | Mat required
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Tuesdays | 7.15-8.15pm
BellyBasics | All the basics, technique & conditioning
Best for: Learning, strengthening, toning, flexibility
6 classes £43 | ★ FULLY BOOKED ★
Teacher: Lindsey
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Tuesdays | 8.30-9.30pm
BellyDance | Layering, choreographies & improvisation
Best for: Learning, styling, confidence, expression
6 classes £43 | ★ FULLY BOOKED ★
Teacher: Lindsey
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Wednesdays | 6.00-7.00pm
BellyBasics | All the basics, technique & conditioning
Best for: Learning, strengthening, toning, flexibility
6 Classes £43 | ★ FULLY BOOKED ★
Teacher: Lindsey
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Wednesdays | 7.15-8.15pm
BellyDance-A-Long | Dance now, think later!
Best for: Fun, transitions, grace, poise
6 classes £37 | ☆ 3 spaces remaining ☆
Teacher: Lindsey
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Wednesdays | 8.30-9.30pm | *FITNESS CLASS* at Little Egypt
Foam Rolling | Group exercise class containing ZERO dance
Best for: Muscle maintenance, flexibility, posture
6 Classes £37 | ★ 2 spaces ★
Teacher: Lindsey | Roller & mat required
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Thursdays | 7.15-8.15pm
BellyJam | Energising aerobic bellydance class!
Best for: Fitness, toning, calorie burning, flexibility, energy
6 classes £37 | ★ FULLY BOOKED ★
Teacher: Lindsey
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Saturdays | 12.00-2.00pm
The Mala’ikah Project | Amateur class troupe
Best for: Choreographies, community performances, fun
3 month membership £15 | ★ 1 space left ★
Director: Lindsey
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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
“She’s a fantastic teacher highly reccommend! Its a great way to meet new people. i have gotten so much out of doing the belly basic course and the improv i can’t speak highly enough. she’s not just a dancer as she’s scientifically studied belly dancing so she’s really good at teaching good posture :) this is the best way to keep fit, socialise, have fun, confidence build and let your hair down after the stress of work!”

Bookings also taken to appear at special occasions, parties and events

Visit the BELLYDANCINGBARBIE website and add some sparkle to your life today…

Exciting times!

Fabulous Festival Term

July 24th, 2014

Our festival term of bellydancing classes & events starts soon! Here are some fabulous things you can get involved in…

BELLY QUEST BATTLE! (date to be confirmed)
BellyStretch Vs. BellyJam in a physical fun laser quest outing. This is open to all who have ever been enrolled in BellyStretch and/or BellyJam classes. For full details see the events tab of our public Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/BDBarbie

BDB Girly Get Together (date to be confirmed)
An evening of socialising, foods, drinks & bellydancing!
Full details to follow, check back on Chat page.

Regular Weekly Classes with Bellydancingbarbie and Tribal Tigerlily
FESTIVAL 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
4 Classes £29 |  Spaces available 
This class runs 25 August to 15 September & is taught by Tribal Tigerlily
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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
6 Classes £37 |  FULLY BOOKED 
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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 
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Tuesdays | 8.30-9.30pm | at Little Egypt
BellyDance | Layering, choreographies & improvisation
Best for: Learning, styling, confidence, expression
6 Classes £43 |  Limited spaces remaining 
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Wednesdays | 6.00-7.00pm | at Little Egypt
BellyBasics | All the basics, technique & conditioning
Best for: Learning, strengthening, toning, flexibility
6 Classes £43 | FULLY BOOKED
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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 
Bookable via the Shop page
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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 
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Saturdays | Morning | at Little Egypt
BellyMummas | Pregnancy bellydancing
Best for: Fun, gentle exercise, easier & calmer birth
Enquire for details
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Saturdays | Morning | at Little Egypt
BellyBubbas | Mother & child bellydancing
Best for: Fun, early learning & development, bonding together
Enquire for details

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 runs on Wednesdays, 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 within a Chat page post below

Performing Class Troupe with The Mala’ikah Project
Troupe class runs Saturdays, 12-2pm. Membership is £15 per quarter year starting when you do.
Enjoying creating, practicing & performing together at a variety of community events & shows.
Being a troupe member will also bring some exclusive troupe privileges!
If you’d like to join or rejoin The Mala’ikah Project contact Lindsey directly, email info@bellydancingbarbie.com.

“Project Happy” Filming with SmallFryUnify
So, this project was pushed back a few weeks but…
Yes, we’re STILL 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: info@bellydancingbarbie.com We’d love for it to be a great big vibrant community collaboration! #BDBecauseImHappy

Shiny New Costuming & Classwear
A new range of costuming pieces are now being shipped from the Middle East, The Med & America and will be available to purchase exclusively at Little Egypt as from this term. Additionally, a new bespoke range of custom made items will be available to preorder, including a small line of items by popular request!

 

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

Love,

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

www.bellydancingbarbie.com

F Bellydancing Barbie T @BDBarbie

F Little Egypt  T @LittleEgyptUK

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.
SUMMER 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
4 Classes £29 |  Spaces available 
(taught by Tribal Tigerlily. Runs 2 June to 23 June)
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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
6 Classes £37 | FULLY BOOKED
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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
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Tuesdays | 8.30-9.30pm | at Little Egypt
BellyDance | Layering, choreographies & improvisation
Best for: Learning, styling, confidence, expression
6 Classes £43 | Limited spaces remaining
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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
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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
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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 info@bellydancingbarbie.com.

“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: marysia@bellydancingbarbie.com 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 ..plus 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!

Love,

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

www.bellydancingbarbie.com

F Bellydancing Barbie T @BDBarbie

F Little Egypt  T @LittleEgyptUK

Summer Term of Classes

May 22nd, 2014

Our summer term of classes starts on Saturday 31st May with two fabulous fully booked Isis Wings Workshops taught by guest teacher, Celia Buchan, of Borders Arabic Dance, then we have a wonderful six week term of weekly classes with a very luscious timetable starting from Monday 2nd June.

Belly Dancing Class Edinburgh Bookings

 

 

Mon 6pm | BellyFusion w, Tribal Tigerlily | 4wks | Spaces
Mon 7.15 | BellyStretch | FULLY BOOKED
Tue 7.15 | BellyBasics | LIMITED SPACES
Tue 8.30 | BellyDance | Spaces available
Wed 6pm | BellyBasics | LIMITED SPACES
Wed 7.15 | BellyDance-A-Long | Spaces
Thu 7.15 | BellyJam | FULLY BOOKED
Sat am | BellyMummas | Ask for info
Sat am | BellyBubbas | Ask for info

We are Edinburgh’s only registered bellydance school and classes are held in our own beautiful dedicated bellydance studio, Little Egypt, 11c Murieston Lane, Edinburgh.

We’ll also have a number of exciting events happening over the summer that you might like to get involved in, from open days, community fairs & troupe dancing to movie & party nights!

 Join us for summer shimmies, wellness, new friends & a lot of fun!
You can secure your spaces here: http://www.bellydancingbarbie.com/belly-dancing-classes.php
Please note spaces shown on the site can take a while to update and should be used as a guide.

Yalla!

Summer Term of Classes

May 1st, 2014

Hey ladies,

currently we’re in week six of our eight week spring term and we are having an absolute ball! :) It’s wonderful and so heart warming to hear all of your positive experiences and feedback on our classes together. To see such enthusiasm, joy, confidence and new friendships growing is what this dance is all about for me.

Our summer term of classes went live for priority booking this week, meaning that those who are currently enrolled in any class can prebook their spaces on any classes in advance of them going live for general booking.

General booking will open next week when the rest of the world can secure any remaining spaces by booking via the website, over the telephone or in person at Little Egypt Bellydance Studio.

Summer term will run as a six week block and boasts a full timetable of different classes to choose from including a number of workshops and social events to get involved with as your heart desires.

Summer classes are now listed over on the  LEARN PAGE  for ogling and diary noting…

Springtime Bellydancing Classes

March 10th, 2014

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)
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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 | 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 
……
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
……
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