Dear Santa… Printable santa letter

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on December 17th, 2014 | Posted in News

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!

Get up to 50% discount on New Bollywood & Yoga Classes

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on December 14th, 2014 | Posted in Members Offers

Bollywood and Yoga Classes at Little Egypt are launching this January. To welcome them on the timetable, help you on your way to full health, fitness and wellness and thank you for your continued support, here’s a fabulous treat!

If you’re booked on 1 block of classes this January get 25% off a block of Bollywood and/or Yoga classes
If you’re booked on 2 or more blocks of classes this January get 50% off a block of Bollywood and/or Yoga classes

Choose Your Treat
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This discount can also be applied when booking over the phone or in person at the Little Egypt studio. Offer only valid for January to March 2015 term. Non-tranferable. Class pass users are eligible for 25% discount options. To book on Bollywood or Yoga singly online visit the SHOP page for full price booking.

So, if you’ve wanted to take multiple classes and try something new there’s no time like the present!

*NEW* Yoga Classes at Little Egypt

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on December 5th, 2014 | Posted in Little Egypt

Yoga Basics with JuliaYoga Classes Edinburgh Teacher
Thursdays, 8.30-9.30pm
8 weeks running: 15/1/15 – 5/3/15
£58 Block Booking | 8 Class Flexible Pass Valid
Booking is essential | 6 spaces available

This relaxing and therapeutic, slow-paced, hatha yoga class welcomes the learning of beginners poses, concentration, breathing and relaxation techniques.

Physically building up fitness, strength and flexibility whilst stimulating the mind and opening up the heart.

Yoga Basics is taught by Julia, whom having undertaken extensive yoga training, offers her naturally calming and warm teaching style as a process of self-discovery – developing clarity, intelligence, balance and wellbeing

Yoga classes at Little Egypt will also benefit from ambient sunset lighting and warming underfloor heating.

  • Suitable for absolute beginners +
  • Suitable for men and women of all ages and fitness levels
  • Wear comfortable stretchy clothing – yoga pants/leggings, fitted t-shirt/vest, bare feet/FootGloves
  • Bring a yoga mat and some water/juice to rehydrate (available to purchase at the studio)

Booking is now open. Secure your space in this relaxing new class over the telephone on 07853 197 964 or in person at Little Egypt Studio, 11c Murieston Lane, Edinburgh (online booking will open in the coming days)

*NEW* Bollywood Dance Classes at Little Egypt

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on December 1st, 2014 | Posted in Little Egypt

Bollywood Dance Classes in EdinburghBollywood Basics with Sejal
Wednesdays, 7.15pm-8.15pm
8 weeks running: 14/1/15 – 4/3/15
8 classes £58 | 8 Class Pass valid
Booking is essential | 8 spaces available

This delightful and energetic new class introduces the colourful world of Bollywood dance.

Inspired by the epic Indian movie scene, Bollywood dance is renowned for its fun representation of a wide spectrum of dance styles, from Indian Classical and Modern Western to Arabian dance moves. These coupled with catchy soundtracks, bright, vibrant energy and stunning costumes make for an exciting cultural dance experience.

Bollywood Basics is taught by Sejal, whom after attaining many professional accolades including a first grade Masters Diploma in Bharata Natyam Indian Classical Dance, joins us straight from the birth place of Bollywood, Mumbai, India.

  • Suitable for absolute beginners +
  • Suitable for all ages and fitness levels
  • Wear comfortable clothing – eg. leggings/long skirt, fitted t-shirt/vest top, barefeet/footgloves
  • Rehydrate with water/juice (available to purchase at studio)

Booking is now open. Secure your space in this exciting new class over the telephone on 07853 197 964 or in person at Little Egypt Studio (online booking will open in the coming days)

Scotland’s Bellydance Studio Turns 1!

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on November 9th, 2014 | Posted in Little Egypt

Some footage from our Bellydance Studio’s first year celebration…

PumpkinJam 2014 | FULLY BOOKED

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Workshops

Fully Booked PumpkinJam Workshop Class

This years PumpkinJam workshop is now FULLYBOOKED – before I even found the time to add it to our news here on the Chat page!

I’ll update here afterwards with some disgusting selfies from the event and let you know how you can go about getting the news first so you don’t miss out on PumpkinJam 2015!

Introducing: Janis!

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on October 28th, 2014 | Posted in News

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.

The Little Egypt Team

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on October 28th, 2014 | Posted in Articles


When we took on 11c Murieston Lane last April there was just one team member, Lindsey.

From June to October Lindsey was joined by three interns – “Team BDB” – Amy, Lisa & Marysia. They got involved with a range of things like admin, steering projects & offering creative input. It was a very exciting time with indoor picnics and ideas galore!

Then there was one again, Lindsey.

Then in February of this year Tigerlily joined the Little Egypt team sharing her expertise of Tribal Fusion Style Bellydance in regular weekly classes. During term time, Monday nights are always full of awesome! Mysterious music plays and giggles and fun echo though the studio.

We welcomed a new team member this week!!! This lady joins us with a wealth of experience in many fields and is someone whom I cannot wait to work with. Check back to find out who it is!

Scotland’s Bellydance Studio Turns 1!

Posted by +Bellydancingbarbie on October 28th, 2014 | Posted in News

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!”