Archive for the Workshops Category

Finding Neutral: A Postural Masterclass

June 28th, 2017

Pelvic Alignment Finding NeutralYou may have heard these instructions within dance & movement classes before: “Tuck your hips” “Tailbone pointing downwards” “hips in neutral”

What do they actually mean?
What is “neutral”?
What is YOUR neutral and how can you improve it?

True understanding brings about true results.

Finding Neutral: A Postural Masterclass
Saturday 1st July 2017, 11am-1pm, Little Egypt Studio, 11c Murieston Lane, EH11 2LX

During this postural masterclass we will work together to answer these questions and more. Conducting a personal postural analysis and applying our findings to your own unique physiology both theoretically and practically.

Freeing you from risk of injury, back pain, joint pain, muscular tension, fatigue, migraine, digestive issues and improving your quality of movement and physical life experience.

This workshop will be delivered by Lindsey who’s expertise has been sought out by Edinburgh Council, Midlothian Council, Health Wellbeing & Social Sciences at Edinburgh College & Heriot Watt University.

Please dress in stretchy form-fitting clothing and bring an exercise mat. Learning materials will be provided.

Class size will be small in order that individual needs can be met.

Booking is essential. 2hr workshop £25. Visit the studio website to secure your space in this valuable teaching.


Expressive Movement Workshop with Iraya Noble

June 19th, 2015

iraya1With bellydance as a starting point, the idea is to go beyond the obvious or more conventional bellydance forms, in order for each participant to discover new movements or shapes that will enrich your dance and expressiveness.

The first hour will focus on bringing awareness into lower body, starting with feet, legs and hips, and understand the connection between them all.

The second part of the workshop will mainly focus on the upper body, experimenting with shapes and various movements involving arms, shoulders, chest and head.

We will finish by trying to combine upper and lower body, mainly through exploring individual and group improvisations, always in a supportive and relaxed environment.The underlying idea is to dance and experiment with what feels right rather than what looks nice, as usually when it feels nice it looks nice too!

Rather than following the style of a specific dancer, what about bringing your own style, and using the movements that feel more comfortable for you? Bellydance keeps evolving thanks to people who bring something unique and distinctive, and each of us has something distinctive that makes our dance unique.

Part One: 12-1pm
Break: 30 minutes
Part Two: 1.30-2.30pm

Bookable as single workshops, part one or part two, and as a full experience package of both part one & part two with an exclusive discount of 20%

Single hour £15
Workshop parts 1&2 package £24

iraya noble dance edinburghYou can secure your space within this fabulous workshop with Iraya, in person at the Little Egypt studio, online at souk shop page or over the telephone on 07853 197 964. (For your convenience a number of payment options exist including credit and debit card processing facilities)

A confirmation email will be sent automatically on processing your booking.

Interest in this workshop has been high and we have a limited number of spaces available so we’d recommend securing your space as soon as possible!

Egypt Comes To Little Egypt!

April 4th, 2015

khalil_portraitJoin us at Little Egypt this International Bellydance Day weekend in welcoming a true oriental dance legend to Scotland…

Workshops with international oriental dance master of masters, Professor Dr. Hassan Khalil of Cairo.

Over the decades he has become an authority on the folkloric arts of the middle east, holding a PhD in directing musical theatre he  founded and directed the Egyptian National Ensemble for Folklore and the Oum Kalthoum Theatre,  been teacher and choreographer to Samia Gamal, Naima Akeef, Tahia Karioka, Nagua Fouad to name a few iconic well known dancers. Today he owns and runs the I.S.O.C centre in Cairo.

This May he travels to Edinburgh, Scotland to teach you. This is an opportunity to learn from a living legend!

Sunday 10th May 2015

11.30am to 1.30pm
Oriental Bedouin Fusion
Set to a popular Egyptian song, Professor Khalil created an oriental dance choreography influenced by the character of the Egyptian Bedouin women, including typical movements of different Bedouin areas combined with modern and classical Oriental Dance. An energetic dance fusion fullfilled with the spirit and the soul of the strong Bedouin women of Egypt. Through the choreography he will concentrate on technique, expression, character of each dancer. It’s a full choreography including song translation.


2.00pm to 4.00pm
Modern Oriental Dance
A typical modern Egyptian style choreography with veil (Megance) demonstrating “what means Egyptian Style” in Oriental Dance. Using the veil in different aspects and characters and focusing on modern dance techniques in Egyptian style Oriental dance. This is one of Professor Khalil’s most awarded choreogaphies.

cairoWorkshops are open level and £35 each or both for £60.

Booking is now OPEN. You can secure your spaces via the Events tab of our online shop – CLICK HERE, over the telephone on 07853 197 964 or pop in and book in person at Little Egypt, 11c Murieston Lane, Edinburgh, EH11 2LX.

Egypt comes to Little Egypt!

LE Xx.

PumpkinJam 2014 | FULLY BOOKED

October 30th, 2014

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!

Isis Wings Workshop with Celia of Borders Arabic Dance

April 11th, 2014


Celia Isis wing workshop little egypt edinburgh

 This spring presents an exciting opportunity to learn the art of dancing with Isis Wings!

Celia of Borders Arabic Dance will deliver two exclusive Isis Wings Workshops at Little Egypt Bellydance Studio on the afternoon of Saturday 31st May, one at 12pm and a second at 1.30pm.

Open to dancers of all abilities, wings will be provided or you can bring your own for a spin if you have them.

This workshop will provide you with new knowledge & skills, confidence, muscle toning and of course, great fun!

Isis Wings Workshop | £15
Saturday 31st May 2014
at Little Egypt Bellydance Studio

12-1pm |  FULLY BOOKED 
1.30-2.30pm |  
Book your space via the shop Events tab HERE
over the phone on 07853 197 964 or at Little Egypt
Map & Directions HERE

If you missed out but would love this experience you can note your interest to be contacted should we run another workshop in future. Just email or pop into Little Egypt 

Drum Solo Session with Live Darbuka from Bernard Schembri

October 28th, 2013

Little Egypt Belly Dance Studio Edinburgh Arabic Coffee SetJoin us in this 1 hour treat session at Little Egypt with guest drummer, Bernard Schembri…

We’ll have fun piecing together elements of drum solo and combine baladi rhythm with a finger cymbal pattern giving simple and more complex combination options, all accompanied on Darbuka drum by the tremendous talent of professional musician, Bernard Schembri, visiting us from Malta!

This session will help you take your dancing to the next level through the invaluable experience of belly dancing to professional live music, helping you build on your knowledge and understanding whilst growing your styling and confidence.

You are also invited to enjoy complimentary middle eastern refreshments and a collaborative performance from Bernard and Bellydancingbarbie.

Monday 4th November, 8.30-9.30pm  at Little Egypt 
(3 spaces remaining) 

Join Class: Paypal payment to, over the phone on 07853 197 964 or in person at Little Egypt on Wed, Sat, Sun between 1pm and 7pm.

Dress: Belly bling
: Finger cymbals (class practice finger cymbals are available to purchase in advance and on the day at £6)

Looking forward to welcoming everyone on Monday, our first day of classes at Little Egypt!

PumpkinJam 2013 | Trick or treat?!…

October 28th, 2013


Join us this Halloween for a freakishly frightful belly dance fitness class at Little Egypt, you wouldn’t want to be seen dead anywhere else, would you?!..

Dress ghoulishly glam and expect an incredibly effective fitness session that’s a bloody NIGHTMARE! …oh, and there’s a treat, or is it a trick?? What’s behind door number 11c/2? Dare you find out??!..

Thursday 31st October | 7.15pm – 8.45pm
£10 (5 spaces remaining)
Join Class: Click HERE to go to PumpkinJam page

No one can resist the fitness of THE THRILLER MWAHHH HAHA HA HA…

Little Egypt Bellydance & Holistic Health Studio

October 23rd, 2013

LittleEgypt_logo-1-1 copy 2Little Egypt Bellydance & Holistic Health Studio opens this weekend!

We’ll be celebrating with…

Saturday 26th October, 7-10pm – Launch Party with music, dancing, bellydance performances, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean foods, drinks and of course, cocktails! This event is by invitation only check your email inbox & folders.

Sunday 27th October, 12-2pm – Launch Taster Workshop Give the studio a spin and sample elements of BellyBasics, BellyDance, BellyDance-A-Long, BellyJam & BellyStretch. Then relax and enjoy complimentary Middle Eastern refreshments and a professional performance. Details and booking are within the Learn – Workshop Page HERE

Sunday 27th October, 3pm-7pm - Holistic Health Sessions 30 minute taster sessions offered at the treat price of £10. These are delivered by me, Lindsey, your fully qualified health & fitness professional. Choose from: remedial massage | aromatherapy massage | sports massage | myofascial release (foam rolling) | applied nutrition | personal training.
Appointment times are: 3pm – BOOKED | Available: 4pm | 5pm | 6pm | 7pm
To book in your session just call, text or email with your chosen session type and preferred time.

Thursday 31st October, 7.15-8.45pm - PumpkinJam 2013 on Halloween night! Back for another year, this crazy wild dark and gory aerobic bellydance fitness class is so good, it’s wicked!! Details and booking are within the Learn – Workshop Page HERE

Monday 4th November, 8.30-9.30pm – Drum Solo Session with Live Darbuka from professional drummer, Bernard Schembri. We’ll have fun with drum solo elements and combine with a finger cymbal pattern giving you simple & complex combination options. Dancing with live music is an invaluable experience to further your dancing knowledge, understanding & ability. See above post for details and booking.

I hope you can join us for what will be the start of something pretty special!

Lindsey Xx.

Valentines BellyDance Workshop!

February 4th, 2012


♥ Valentines Bellydance Workshop ♥

♥ BellydancingBarbie ♥



Monday 13th February | 8pm-9pm
Edinburgh Studios, 19 Arthur Street Upper, Leith, EH6 5DA
£7 | Booking is essential
Class Pass holders = 1 dot

Block book on any 8 week class on the day and get your workshop for free!



Shimmy sisters, engage with your inner goddess as we learn mesmerising bellydance movements & how to harness natural sensual femininity in this slinky 1 hour women’s valentines bellydance workshop.

We’ll play around with a series of cheeky little choreography sequences, empower our confidence and enjoy the flirty, fluid movements of veil dancing!

Come the end of the workshop you’ll feel not only more “Beyonce” but also more “Sasha Fierce” and hold beautiful, flattering, moves you can pull out for a large audience or for just one special individual!

Looking forward to it…

…eat your heart out cupid!