Alanya Bellydance

Every Body Has the Right to Dance


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

Private/Small Group Tuition & Mentoring

If you would like one-to-one or small group private tuition, please contact me to discuss your requirements, e.g. a course of lessons to learn basic moves (see also Workshops & Courses page); technique review to improve your style, or bespoke choreography for a special occasion. Private sessions are also offered in the event that a class environment may not be suitable for you.

Private sessions cost £25.00 per hour plus venue hire if required.

Personal Mentoring Programme

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 £25.00 plus venue hire if required, and include a breakdown of where you are with Bellydance moves and dance skills;  a 3-point plan for future work, and a FREE 30-minute private lesson at your first review.  Follow-up sessions are £20.00 plus venue hire if required.  

Students have found these reviews empowering and motivating, with a positive goal to work towards.

Alanya is a qualified Mentor to Intermediate Level  - contact me for more details and to book. 

Call 07962 161081 or use the form below to get in touch

Alanya's Bellydance Parties & Hen Nights

Arranging a hen/pre-wedding 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 on 07962 161081 or use the form below to get in touch.

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!"

Community Groups & Charity Events

Looking for a new idea for an activity for your group or speaker for your event?  Alanya provides a range of alternatives, including demonstration, History & Culture presentation and 'have a go' taster session, as well as ongoing sessions.

Alanya works with W.I., Women's Guild and charity groups across the region, as well as at community fun days, coffee mornings, older people's groups, residential and nursing homes.

Contact me on 07962 161081 for availability and rates or use the form below to get in touch.

Image: The ladies of the Little Hereford W.I. shimmy on!

Image: Alanya and students with residents at Ross Court Care Home

Weddings, Family & Private Parties

A traditional feature of Middle Eastern weddings (the bellydancer brings good luck to the married couple), family and private parties,   Alanya provides a magical addition 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 use the form below to get in touch.

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

Bespoke Choreography

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 use the form below to get in touch.

Need a different dance style (Jazz, Swing, Disco, Charleston, Go-Go, etc.)?  

Contact me with your requirements, I may be able to help!

Children & Young People

5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing

Specially designed programmes to promote wellbeing in children and young people:

Arabic Dance for Children

Ages: 5-12

  • Working with others
  • Co-ordination
  • Cultural exploration
  • Music awareness

Egyptian Bellydance for Young People:

Ages: 13+


  • Positive body image
  • Connection with others
  • Cultural understanding
  • Physical awareness

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 check.

Contact me with your requirements on 07962 161081 or use the form below to get in touch.


Schools & Colleges

Alanya can deliver Folkloric Arabic Dance to students for children of all ages, 

and Oriental Bellydance to over-14s.

The dance develops co-ordination and music appreciation, 

and encourages positive body awareness, self expression and cultural curiosity. 

Home schooling your children? Alanya provides workshops suitable for children in groups, including parents if desired.  A fun, practical experience to encourage expression and cultural understanding.

See also Creative Connections on the Dance for Health page