Alanya Bellydance

Every Body Has the Right to Dance

13 Moons

13 Moons Midsummer Bellydance Retreat

A unique dance experience to enhance your expression and performance

Watch this space for details of next year's event
June 22nd-24th 2018

with Alanya and Lisa Michaela

Our Event:

Alanya and Lisa Michaela are thrilled to invite you to join us for this unique Bellydance weekend experience.  13 Moons Midsummer Bellydance Retreat offers 11 residential places for a relaxed 2-night stay with Bellydance workshops and activities in the Herefordshire countryside.

You can attend any of the workshops, enjoy dancing, parties and meals together, and spend time in the Resource Centre, explore the surroundings, relax or book a private lesson or JWAAD Levels Technique Review.

A further 6 Day Passes are available for the Saturday :

Day Pass (9.00am-6.30pm) includes all workshops and picnic lunch

Hafla Day Pass (9.00am-late) as above plus informal hafla and buffet supper

Our Venue:

Anybody’s Barn is a large converted barn in the rural countryside bordering the Malvern Hills.  It is specially designed to accommodate affordable educational events and retreats for those who may not normally be able to enjoy such beautiful and secluded surroundings, and comprises:


Inside:                                                                                       Outside:

Large carpeted room (‘Salon’)                                              Garden with fire pit

Converted stable (‘Workroom’/ Resource Centre)           Orchard

Communal kitchen/diner                                                      Car park        

Bedrooms with bunk beds                                                    Access to Nature Reserve

3 WC/shower rooms

Booking includes:

2 nights’ accommodation in single bunk in shared room (2-4 sharing)

All meals

Dance workshops

Other workshops

Informal hafla

Welcome drink & nibbles

"What a wonderful weekend! Heartfelt thank you's to Abbie and Lisa for doing the do so brilliantly well in fab workshops, food and hosting. Thank you to everyone for making the whole experience magical. It was lovely to be with you all."

"Lots of learning, dancing, great conversation, fun, laughter, really good food . Met lots of lovely people. Place was so relaxing and peaceful.  Really enjoyed the classes.... came away with so much from this weekend! Thank you so much Abbie and Lisa .... you have been such perfect hosts and amazing teachers! Really looking forward to the next one!"


Friday 23rd June

Character: Connection through Lyrics with Lisa – Finding an emotional connection to your dance

Saturday 24th June

Glow with the Flow: Transitions with Lisa –Flowing energy and movement in smooth transitions for lyrical and luscious dance

Clarity: Expression with Definition with Alanya – Technique to support expression through precision of movement

Shiny Happy Saidi with Lisa – Choreography (with optional Stick)

Brilliant Colour Combos with Alanya -  Exploring your character through mood

Sunday 25th June

Sparkling Salsa Fusion with Lisa – Choreography

Diamond Duet with Lisa & Alanya – ‘Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend’

See Archive pages 2014 - 2016 for details of previous events