A big thank you to everyone!!
2024 Upcoming events: June 22nd 2024 Shimmy Fest Presents: Midsummer Sass co-hosts with Rosie are Caroline Lerrigo, Wendy Grant and Alma Kirkman. Soham Village College
2023 Most recent events: Teachers and musicians are free to contact me if you would like to co-host events
Norwich Dance and Bring Your Own Drum Day and Hafla profits to Mosaic Arabic Dance Network Sunday October 15th 2023
Shimmy By The Sheside co-hosted Rosie and Gwyneth King at Sheringham Community Centre September 2023
Belly Dance Boogie and Art mini Hafla Sunday August 27th 2023
Top Names Hosted By Rosie Belly Dance:
Come and really get a deep understanding of your Bellydance.
Zara Dance will be doing two of her top workshops aimed at really connecting you with what it is to be a bellydancer and to perform. If you want to take your dance to the next level then this is the teacher for you and the workshops to take.
Zara Dance has been working as a professional dancer for over a decade, the past 2 years being in Egypt. On the Cairo scene, she has done everything from downtown cabaret and Baladi weddings to 5* hotels and featuring in films. This vast experience, combined with her mixed Egyptian – British heritage, means she has a wealth of knowledge and the capabilities to translate and describe it in a way that is understandable to westerners/non-Egyptians, wanting to know more.
She is a giving teacher passionate about sharing her knowledge and improving her students. She holds nothing back in her workshops and aims for you to go away knowing more!
Back to Basics Baladi
Duration: 2 hours
This workshop will take you back to the basics of Baladi. It will re-root you and your dance, into the earthy, juicy hip movements and technique that are the essence of Baladi. Exploring and indulging in the music we’ll be bringing the soul of the dance out through your hips. This workshop will give you the tools and inspiration to set you on your way to confidently performing an improvised Baladi piece.
We will be looking at both technique and concept in this workshop as well a brief overview of the history of BaladiBellydance Empowerment
Duration: 2 hours
Style: SUITABLE FOR ALL STYLES OF BELLYDANCER – no matter what style or type of Bellydance you are trained in/prefer come along EVERYONE welcome!
A fun 2hr Bellydance workshop with a DIFFERENCE.
This workshop explores the empowering aspects of Bellydance through various exercises, helping you get MORE from your dance. Making you feel more confident and in control of your dance. It will also look at how to feel at one with Bellydance and as a result, make you a more comfortable natural looking dancer.
We investigate how this beautiful dance form can give you so much. We are all individual and feel empowered differently – Bellydance can be a fantastic tool to learn about yourself and grow as a person as well as a dancer. And the exciting thing is the more empowered you feel by the dance the better dancer and performer you become!
Katie Holland (postponed); Ozgen and Maelle; Galit Mersand (Twice!!); Gwen Boothe; Hilde Canoodt; Jen Jen; Anam Cara; Zara of Cairo
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Awakened Belly Dance with Katie Holland ] *We had to cancel due to Katies Health, but hope to run this in the future. Awakened Belly Dance Immersion with Katie Holland hosted by RosieBellydance. 10% off for MADN, Red Tent Lady and Red Tent.
Immerse yourself in three days of dance and healing with Katie Holland. Vegan lunch included. Optional extra relaxing therapies with Michelle Firmin.
‘Awakening the Womb in the Dreamtime’
An Invitation for a Transformational Journey into Your Bellydance Power….
Awakened Bellydance™ is multi-faceted, transformative, self-awakening process which travels far beyond the realms of the usual Bellydancer. An immersion for all women who have an interest in movement for healing. An intuitive remembrance and reclaiming of your sovereign dancer transports you into intuitive flow and surrender through a heightened awareness of the body, mind and emotions as energy when you move with intention. Click the links to Read on… check out Katies website too…
Easy transport links from London and Cambridge. Non residental, however for a list of local accommodation and where possible the answers to any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
om or phone 07949850322
Galit came back Dec 16th/17th 2017.
Ozgen: Wow Drum solo : If you like drum solo and you want to wow your audience with powerful dancethis is an amazing
workshop to learn some hip moves and jazz it up with Ozgens impressive hand and arm movement
total show off style
‘Orientalicious’ with Mayel
Come and learn an elegant, dramatic and funky Oriental Majency piece of choreography suitable for group and solo performances. A Majency is an introduction piece with different sections, styles and rhythms. Technique of each style will be taught and explained in class.(Please bring a veil)
The workshop will cover:
*Guided Improvisation- Learn techniques to enjoy and make to most of it!
* Performance skills… How to communicate with your audience, how to tell a story through movements.
* Understanding the styles. Learn about the culture and how to interpret the music within different styles and rhythms of Middle Eastern Dance.
* Learn an original piece of choreography by Mayelle- Oriental style suitable for solo or group performances
Class level: General (but not suitable for complete beginners)
Dancing to Sezen Aksu song( Turkish pop song )known as Salla or Rakkas : Ozgen welcoming you to pop side of the Turkish music by legend Sezen Aksu song called Salla .Amazing song to learn as it has got such nice sections as drum solo and folk rhythm in the song . Fast and fun dance( no beginners and open lever )
Hafla with a show dance from each of our guest stars!!
City Academy is next door to UEA where there are shops and cafés. If you need accommodation let me know asap.
Workshops £28 each £55 for two £70 all three
Hafla £8 performers £10 audience
Call Rosemary 07949850322
T&C: The organizer cannot give refunds unless they cancel.
Hosted Gwen Boothe: Step Back in time workshops and Hafla click to read about the event Gwen Boothe
Visions of the Golden Age and Dance with the Musical Marvels (Sword workshop)
Hosted Anam Cara Fast Moves ATS Workshop June 24th Click link for more info.
Hosted Hilde Canoodt who taught a couple of workshops April 29th Choreologer and Fusion specialist. Then Anam Cara Hosted her in the evening for Eastern Beats.
In this workshop you will learn a number of isolation combos followed by a number of travelling steps across the floor. This is Hilde’s signature tribal fusion style: slow lyrical undulations as well as with fast and percussive hip work. We will be working on musicality as well as speed and transitions.
level: all (however, some basic tribal fusion technique is recommended)
duration: 2 hours
Back to the Old School
*Suitable for Oriental and Tribal
Big juicy hip work, sassy combinations, fancy footwork,… This workshop combines all of Hilde’s favourite old school belly dance moves. Inspired by her first ever belly dance teacher, Sarah Chebaro, as well as Jamila Salimpour and Katarina Burda movement vocabulary, this workshop is bound to make you feel inspired and filled with joy! The playlist will consist of Hilde’s favourite tunes she has collected over the years… Let’s dance our hearts out and reconnect to why we fell in love with this dance in the first place.
level: all (some basic belly dance technique is recommended)
duration: 2 hours
She will be at Eastern Beats hosted by Anam Cara in the evening….watch this space !!
Jan 28th 2017
Hosted Jen Jen who showed us the different fan veils and we tried them out. She inducted us in how to handle the fan veils and by the end we moved to a simple choreography. Well done Jen Jen, we loved it : ))It was followed by a Charity Hafla for Break Jan 28th at Silver Road Community Centre
Jen Jen gave generously of her time for performing for Break Charity . …and it was Chinese New Year! A special thank you to Jen Jen and troupe for coming on this celebration day!! https://www.facebook.com/events/793592657446705/dvd and action photos available from Alan Long.
Rosie Belly Dance hosted Galit Mersand for two workshops and a performance at the Hafla Sept 17th 2016 at CITY ACADEMY ATRIUM.
Percussive moves, Isolations and Shimmies
and Oriental step combinations (big moves and fancy footwork) Galit teaches body awareness in all her workshops, her natural humour and light hearted manner linked with her deep understanding of movement make her classes truly inspiring.
Workshop 1 was: Percussive moves and ShimmiesNew workshop!! Suitable for any style of dancer. Whether your passion is traditional Bellydance or ATS, this workshop is guaranteed to strengthen your isolation and movement techniques. Focusing on percussive moves and shimmies.
“FEEDBACK” We loved this workshop!!
Workshop 2: Oriental Step Combinations
This popular workshop has it all – Big moves, travelling steps, entrances and turns as well as footwork and a touches of Modern Egyptian. A great one for musicality and performance skills too.
Improver/Intermediate/Advanced Levels”FEEDBACK” This was a challenging and interesting workshop suited for higher level dancers.
The City Academy has plenty of parking, showers and lockers and is next door to UEA and SportsPark which look out onto Earlham Park and goes down to the river. Lovely if you fancy a walk. You might even spot a kingfisher or an otter if you are lucky! There are cafes and a restaurant. If you come early there is an Olympic pool, a climbing wall and a gym among other things. It is also near Eaton Park with its extensive grounds, Model Railway and boating pond. The SportsPark also has plenty of parking if you decide to go for a pre-workshop swim and there is a budget BnB on campus. There is a 25 and a 26 First Bus from the railway station directly to UEA. Please check times before travelling.
Galit will perform at the Hafla : )) There will be two jewel droppingly gorgeous souks brimming with Oriental and Tribal delights brought to us by Janai and Derek (Hip Drop) and Zara’s mother Sandra (Zara). Alan Long will film and Alice will take photographs. Tessa is bringing her lovely lanterns and will be drumming live with Bear, Claire and Claire. Lizz is our wonderful compére. All dancing styles welcome 5 minutes please. Let me know if you and/or your group would like to perform asap. Also if you have a skill such as Henna art and want to bring your trade let me know. Music to Alan email@example.com Blurb about yourself/group and what you are dancing to me please firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographs are now available from Alan Long’s Web Site
‘Dancing For’ Event for
Hosted by: Rosie, Bellydance Teacher, Mira, FoodCycle Hub leader and Eleanor, Bellydance Teacher
An evening of music, dance and food from as many cultures as we can muster. Catered for by FoodCycle whom we are delighted to continue to support. There will be performances and free style dancing.
*Notes: If you are a musician/band or dancer/group and would like to perform please contact us.
*Contact FoodCycle if you have an event and need catering. This is a new venture for the charity and well worth supporting
Previous events: FoodCycle
- FoodCycle volunteers, performers, musicians, local businesses, Tessa for her lanterns.
- To my co hosts and their partners.
- Everyone you helped make the whole evening such a delight!
Workshops 2016 – Well done everyone!!!