Performance, tuition and/or bespoke choreography for your special occasion
Alanya (JWAAD Dip.) holds Public Liability Insurance and an Enhanced DBS check
"Abbie is a wonderful performer, instructor and choreographer.
She is a consummate professional and a joy to work with."
Lisa Michaela, Artistic Director, Moon of Delight Dance Company
Arranging a hen party or girls' get-together?
Bring this exotic, sensual dance form to your event! Whether you book a lesson and/or a demonstration, a fun time is guaranteed! I bring coin belts to borrow, Turkish Delight to share and for parties, a gift for the bride to be/birthday girl, etc.
Contact me with your requirements: 07962 161081 [email protected]
Testimonials from Hens:
"The bellydancing was fantastic. It was a brilliant surprise and Abbie was a great teacher. It's something that I've always wanted to do, so this was a great way of giving it a go."
"I loved the bellydancing! Abbie was brilliant! We were all complete novices but we learnt so many moves in such a short space of time. I would recommend Abbie and bellydancing to anyone, you'll have a great time!"
"I wasn't sure what it would be like but Abbie was an excellent teacher. She was really good fun and explained the moves really well so we all felt like experts by the end of the night! It was a great night and I would recommend it to anyone!"
Alanya provides a dance set with costume change and brings lively entertainment to your venue. Performance and/or participation as required.
Contact me on 07962 161081 or at [email protected]
"We certainly put a little extra "spice" into October! Customers enjoyed a vibrant Moroccan Evening of excellent food & wine, good company and as an added bonus they were entertained at intervals during the evening by a talented belly-dancer." The Asilah Lounge, Worcester.
"Thank you so much for your entertainment last Friday. Everyone agreed that your performances made the evening." Ledbury Children's Society.
"Thank you for entertaining us all last night. We were very impressed with your performance and thoroughly enjoyed it. We hope to do it again sometime in the future." Eastham Memorial Hall.
Looking for a new idea for a speaker or activity for your group? Alanya provides a range of alternatives for your occasion, including demonstration, History & Culture presentation and 'have a go' taster session.
Alanya has worked with WI and Women's Guild groups across the region, as well as at community fun days, coffee mornings and older people's groups.
Contact me for availability and rates.
Image: The ladies of the Wellington WI shimmy on!
A traditional feature of middle eastern weddings (the bellydancer brings good luck to the married couple), family and private parties, Alanya provides a magical additon to your festivities with specially created choreography or inspired improvisation to suit your requirements.
For weddings, why not
bring the tradition right up to date with a group dance - guaranteed fun for all and a chance for the boys to take part too! Contact me for details and rates on 07962 161081 or at: [email protected]
Please note, Alanya does not perform at male only events.
"Thanks so much for your performance and helping to make our wedding magical. The guests loved it and we've had lots of friends comment on what a great idea the performance was - it was perfect!" Terry & Mike
Need a Middle Eastern theme or speciality dance for your production? Solo or group dance routines for shows, pantomimes, films, etc. Contact me with your requirements on 07962 161081 or at [email protected]
Need a different style? Let me know what you're looking for (Jazz, Charleston, Swing, etc), I may be able to help!
Belly Buttons Children’s Parties
Children love dancing, and have a lot of fun learning simple bellydance moves and making lots of noise with jingly coin belts! Young people enjoy dressing up and sharing dance moves. Alanya provides belts and veils to borrow, and everyone taking part gets a "Belly Buttons" certificate . Suitable for children aged 8 and above. Alanya holds a current Enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.
Contact me with your requirements :
07962 161081 [email protected]
Schools & Colleges
Alanya has recently delivered Folkloric Arabic Dance to students at the Steiner Academy, Hereford. The dance develops co-ordination, body and spatial awareness and music appreciation, and encourages expression and cultural curiosity.
If you would like one-to-one tuition, please contact me to discuss your requirements, e.g. a course of lessons to learn basic moves; technique assessment to improve your style, or bespoke choreography for a special occasion.
Personal Development Plan (JWAAD)
This system of technique reviews and personally tailored development plan is open to all dancers, providing the support they need. This programme is for you if you:
- - have got 'stuck' with your technique
- - are not sure where your strengths and weaknesses lie
- - are not sure of your true technique level
- - don't know how to get to the next level
- - need a boost to your confidence and a plan to work to
- - want to speed up your progress
Reviews cost £35.00 (includes admin fee) and include a breakdown of where you are with Bellydance moves and dance skills, and a 3-point plan for future work, and for an extra £10 you can have an additional 30-minute private lesson. Students have found these reviews empowering and motivating, with a positive goal to work towards.
Alanya is a qualified JWAAD Mentor - contact me for more details and to book.
07962 161081 [email protected]
Dancing for Health Initiatives supported by Alanya
Active HERE is a new initiative for Herefordshire helping non-active people into physical activity which will engage and encourage them to get and stay active. Delivered by Ignite CIC and funded by public health and Sport England, the scheme offers tailored and supported programmes. Whether you’ve never been active, or are returning to physical activity after a break, Active HERE can help.