Alanya Bellydance

Every Body Has the Right to Dance

Archive 2015
Images of and information about shows, haflas, events, etc. in 2015

Alanya presents:

Alanya's Midwinter Mini-Hafla

Saturday 19th December 2015, 3.00-6.00pm

Bodenham Parish Hall, nr Leominster

An informal end-of-term hafla for all Alanya's students,

past, present and future!

Perform Alanya's Festive Dance 

  Solo & group performances  .  Mini-souk  .       Bring & share nibbles   

Coffee & Mint tea   .  Turkish Delight  .  Free dancing 

Learn a Festive Dance

A fun, easy-to-learn Hollywood-style jazz fusion routine to The Pussycat Dolls' Santa Baby taught at the last class of the Autumn-Winter 2015 sessions:  

December 14th, 15th, 17th & 18th

Spirits Bellydance presents:

7th Spirits Bellydance Show

November 14th 2015

Saxon Hall, Hereford

£700 raised for Hereford Open Door

Images by Harry Faulkner

Alanya, 'Lamma Bshufik' ('When I See You'), Mario Kirlis, Cabaret Stick

Watch the video on my YouTube channel here:

Odalisque, 'El Saber', Reda-style Folkloric

Alanya, 'Bel Arabi', Assi El Helani, Classic Sha'abi

Kath & Angela present:

Rockabelly Glitz Hafla

Saturday 10th October, Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Alanya, 'Om El-Khair', Maniacs vs Sharkiat, Rock Chick Stick!
Images by ian Woodward, The Hooded Lens

See the video by Harry Faulkner on my YouTube channel here:

Spirits Bellydance presents:

Sultans of Swing Hafla
Saturday 12th September, Hope-under-Dinmore Village Hall

Alanya, 'Come With Me To The Casbah', Charles Gaminian & His Orientals, Swing

Odalisque, 'Istanbul (Not Constantinople)', Swing City Giants, Swing Fusion

Images by Harry Faulkner & Ian Woodward

Bucknell Village Community presents:

Odalisque at

JWAAD presents:

JWAAD 25th Summer School
Wellington College Berks, August 

Shaabi Chic

Relaxed and sassy Shaabi choreography inspired by Egyptian stars Raqia Hassan, Fifi Abdou and Aida Nour

Creating Group Choreography

Working as a group, this workshop explores how to create visual interest on the stage. Combinations, moves and staging to excerpts from the folkloric ‘El Saber’. 

Hagalla Practise

Back to basics technique class focussing on the Hagalla Walk, breaking it down to its component parts and building it up to create fluidity in your dancing.

Working hard and playing hard...

'Colors of the Wind' (Theme from Pocahontas), Fantasy Veil, JWAAD Summer School Show

Images by Christine Gould

Alanya & Lisa Michaela present:

13 Moons Midsummer Bellydance Retreat 2015

July 3rd-5th

Relax, dance, eat, party! 

A residential weekend of dance & discussion workshops, communal meals and informal hafla in the Herefordshire borders countryside.




  • Expression with Lisa Michaela
  • Expressive Baladi with Lisa Michaela
  • Meleya Leff with Alanya
  • Coquette Duet! 'That Man' with Lisa Michaela & Alanya
  • Romantic Oriental with Lisa Michaela
History & Culture
  • Female Archetypes in Egyptian Dance with Lisa Michaela & Alanya
  • Music & Costuming for Female Archetypes with Alanya

For images from last year's event, see the Archive 2014 page

Shams Bellydance presents:

Yasmina of Cairo Workshops in Bristol

Saiidi Stick Dance and Cairo Expressions Masterclass with Yasmina of Cairo

June 27th 2015

Eastham Moroccan Evening - Middle Eastern music, dance & cuisine
May 2015

Nancy Nancedance presents:

May Hafla



Kath and June present:

Odalisque, Misirlou Mashup (Pulp Fiction), Atie Barsamian/Dick Dale

Alanya, Hammer Horror, Kate Bush

Images by Harry Faulkner & Ian Woodward

The Desert Divas present:

Majma Dance Festival


March 6th-8th

Glastonbury, Somerset

Bel Arabi, Assi Al Helani, Sha'abi

Cardigan Bellydance presents:

Visiting Teacher Weekend with Alanya

February 21st-22nd

Technique Workshop

Choreography Workshop