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New Leith Belly Dancing Classes!

January 29th, 2012

Animated Belly Dancer | Bellydancingbarbie

To celebrate the success of our 3 weekly classes and the growth of our little tribe, ladies, I’m ecstatically excited to confirm 2 brand new classes for our weekly timetable!!

These are:

BellyJam ~ Mondays, 8-9pm

BellyBasics ~ Wednesdays, 7-8pm

both of which will be held at Leith’s brand new

Edinburgh Studios, 19 Arthur Street Upper (Above Citroen Servicing) Edinburgh, EH6 5DA.

Another absolutely cracking venue for us girls!

After chatting with lots of you and listening to your ideas you’ve confirmed there’s demand for these additional classes. They’ll go live on the site for block booking very shortly and we need a minimum of 5 people block booked on each in order to roll them out as a permanent fixture. Once this is confirmed they’ll follow the structure of our current classes and any remaining spaces will be offered first to those with 8 Class Passes and then to Drop-Ins, at the usual prices.

These classes will offer a different combination of spices and I also have a couple of new concept classes I’m devising at the moment (wink wink) so it may well be that in the future we can run different classes in these time slots to change things up every now and then.

Ok, keep your eyes peeled and your hips poised… EXCITING TIMES!!!

New For 2012 – Google Hangouts!!

December 8th, 2011

Starting January 2012 I’ll be hosting the first Belly Dance Google Hangouts which will take the form of an online practice session streaming straight into your home, wherever you are in the world! All you’ll need is a Google+ account and a decent internet connection.

If you’re block booked on any Bellydancing Barbie Class you’ll automatically be invited to join in!

I’ll fill you in with more details very soon but thought I’d share some of the 2012 excitement with you all now.

It’s gonna be a great year!

Only A Few Days Left Until Next Term!

October 20th, 2011

Well ladies, not long to wait now!!!

This term will be choc full of sparkle as we say NO NO to hibernation and HELLO to hearty, wholesome health and happiness! Come dusk we’ll don our sensual, sultry inner selves. We’ll shake off the cobwebs over halloween, alight like fireworks, melt the ice & glow with radiance. Cinderellas, we’re gonna have a ball… don’t believe me? Well you soon will!

All ages, personalities & abilities are invited to attend, 3 exciting classes to choose from ~

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BellyBasics™ | All the basics, technique & conditioning
Best for: Learning, strengthening, toning, flexibility, fun
Tuesday’s 25th Oct-13th Dec | 7:00-8:00pm
@ The Studio Below, Medusa Hair, 26 Bread Street
8 Classes £50 | Booking is essential as spaces are limited
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ChoreoImpro™ | Choreographies & Improvisation
Best for: Learning, styling, confidence, expression, fun
Tuesday’s 25th Oct-13th Dec | 8:15-9:15pm
@ The Studio Below, Medusa Hair, 26 Bread Street
8 Classes £50 | Booking is essential as spaces are limited
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BellyJam™ | Energising bellydance aerobics class!
Best for: Fitness, toning, calorie burning, flexibility, energy
Thursday’s 27th Oct-15th Dec | 7:15-8:15pm
@ The Studio Below, Medusa Hair, 26 Bread Street
8 Classes £40 | Booking is essential as spaces are limited
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Other limited attendance options:

8 Class Pass £50 | Mix and match your learning anyway you choose

Drop-in on the day £7 | Try a class before booking a block/buying a pass*

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The Bellydancer of the Apple iPhone 5 (4S) Launch

September 11th, 2011

So as I mentioned to some of you, I appear to have landed, quite possibly, thee most unusual gig EVER!

The iPhone 5 Experiment

The experiment basically involves Rob Shoesmith, regular guy with a brilliant PR mind, camping out for the launch of the new Apple iPhone. The twist here is that he wants to see just how much indirect marketing power an Apple launch carries, is it possible to camp out for a prolonged period of time in luxury and without spending any money?! This, to Rob’s sheer astonishment, has attracted HUGE attention from global brands all sponsoring his experiment, donating goods & services and of course global media attention in swarms! Any substantial non-perishable items are then being passed on to various charities at the end, good stuff!

Myself being what I refer to as an “Apple Core” and having been 4th in line to camp out at the Glasgow launch of the Apple iPad, naturally when I heard about Rob’s experiment I thought “hell yeah that’d be awesome fun” so I agreed to go entertain him and the crowd!

See Rob Shoesmith’s blog entry

So for this reason and more than ever before, I’m eagerly anticipating the launch of a new Apple product   …well that and also the fact that my current iPhone appears to be away with the goalie!

I’ll keep you posted on when I’m travelling down to London and if you wanna join me on this crazy ride just let me know.

Shimmies,

Bellydancing “Geek-Chic” Barbie Xx.

(Yes, we take register on the 4th iPad sold in Scotland, I tried for 1st but the 3 guys in front got there an hour before us!)

Quick update:

Rob was just interviewed live on Al Jazeera news channel, broadcast to over 215 million people worldwide, absolutely delighted he thought to give me a mention! Will try to get hold of a link and post it up for you. How exciting!!! Really looking forward to it now! :)

Class Pics!

October 21st, 2010

(Some of the Tuesday BellyBasics girls at the Studio Below. We are doing our thing, you know, being FABULOUS!)

This pic was taken on week 7, if you weren’t in this one maybe you’re in the week 8 pics a couple of the girls took, they got some lovely shots! This was the only one my camera managed before it died :( Please email me any you got and I’ll pop them up for the others to enjoy!

Coming Soon…

September 1st, 2010

Recent Dancing Gigs

August 21st, 2010

I’m becoming increasingly busy with hire bookings these days, as the word spreads and referrals are passed from one client to another. I’ve done dancing gigs for ages now, years, just seems the climate is really right for them now as general awareness of the artform grows and understanding deepens so with that the demand increases. I love the hire side of what I do and this whole aspect of being a Bellydancer.. Some might say well isn’t that what it’s all about? I’d say yeh but that’s not all, there are so many facets to this precious gem! There’s the meeting new people on a daily basis, the hours of prep and build up to the planned event, the exciting unknown of the venue and the guests, everything & the whole gig as an experience. I’m going to start sharing some of my gig experiences with you here, starting from… NOW

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Casting Call For BBC Three Makeover Series

July 27th, 2010

New Classes, New Flyers!

July 20th, 2010

…keep that summer vibe alive…

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