Alanya Bellydance

Every Body Has the Right to Dance

Information for Students

On joining a class, new students are asked to complete a short Fitness to Dance questionnaire.  Students are also welcome to talk to me in confidence about any health issues which may affect their ability in class.  Private or small group sessions may be arranged where a class environment might be unsuitable (see 'Activities' page).

Welcome to Alanya's Bellydance Club!   

Shimmy Social

This class is held on the 1st Saturday of the month, 1.00-3.30pm, including a 5-minute comfort break.

The 2-hour class will focus on technique, fitness & wellbeing, dance combinations and choreography, 

and finish with a half hour social get-together including teas, coffee, etc.

Development Class

This class is held on the 3rd Saturday of the month, 1.00-3.00pm, including a 15-minute break.

The class will focus on technique, drills, performance skills, troupe dance rehearsal 

and solo dance support including optional homework.

Both classes are Open Level and suitable for all ages (14+) and experience.

If you wish to perform as a member of Alanya’s student performance troupe Odalisque, you will need to attend both classes. Choreography will be taught at the Shimmy Social, and rehearsals will be at the Development Class.

1) Membership fees to be paid for whole terms payable 1 week in advance by PayPal (Trusted Person/Friends & Family) to ; bank transfer (contact me for details) or cash at class for advance payment.  This encourages commitment and regular attendance from students, and has the advantages of:


·  ensuring the sustainability of the class (providing minimum numbers are achieved to cover costs)

·  securing your place in the class (in the event of over-subscription)

·  enabling students to progress together, and work towards e.g. a complete piece of choreography, performance, event, etc.

Loyalty rewards!

  • - One discounted class per term:  If you subscribe to both classes
  • - Drop-in: Members subscribing to only one class may drop in at the other class at any time for £15 (Shimmy Social)/£12 (Development)
  • - Friends Offer: If you introduce a friend to class who then subscribes to Alanya’s Bellydance Club, you will each get a discount for the following term
  • - Anniversary gift:  Discounted class given in the relevant month to celebrate your anniversary of starting belly dance classes with Alanya, provided your membership is up to date
  • - Discounts for Visiting Tutor workshops and other offers

2) New students can join at any time and either pay up front for the remaining classes in the term or have a no-obligation taster

for £15 (Shimmy Social)/£12 (Development) and pay for the remaining classes in the term on returning to class.  Subsequent fees will be as  above. 

3) Returning students who have missed 1 term or more can re-join at any time and pay for the remaining classes in the term on first attendance.  

4) Visiting students can attend a one-off class for £18 (Social)/£14 (Development) - max. 1 of each class per term.

5) In the event that classes are cancelled, class fees will be carried over to the following term payment.  Fees are kept as reasonable as possible and this policy aims to ensure sustainability, parity and affordability for all students.


As a continuing member of Alanya's Bellydance Club you will get:

- safe, qualified tuition

  • - original choreography
  • - music downloads
  • - dance notes
    • - performance opportunities
  • - loyalty rewards
  • - quarterly e-newsletter
  • - supplementary video tutorials
  • - occasional special offers
  • - website & Facebook group membership offer
  • - friendship and fun!

What to wear

Please wear comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict the waist,  e.g. dance pants, leggings or a long, full skirt.  You do not need to expose your tummy.  We dance in bare feet, or soft-soled, ballet-style slippers can be worn.  I have coin belts (and props where appropriate) to borrow, and can advise on where to buy your own costuming when you're ready (and see Links page).

Code of Conduct

Alanya aims to provide a supportive and welcoming environment in which students can have fun and improve wellbeing whilst learning sound technique.

 Students are asked to:


  • Act in a respectful manner to the tutor and fellow students
  • Support, encourage and work collaboratively with fellow students
  • Ensure they can see and hear at all times and inform the tutor if not
  • Ask the tutor if something is not understood
  • Inform the tutor of any (new) illness or injury prior to the beginning of each class to ensure that they are being taught safely, or if they are injured or fall ill during a session


Alanya will:

  • Provide a clean and safe environment for dance 
  • Treat students with dignity and respect at all times
  • Inform students of any changes to sessions as soon as possible
  • Ensure that students are informed of other learning opportunities available, e.g. workshops, shows etc.  
  • Continue her own professional development to ensure a high standard of tuition  

Covid Safety

  • Membership system ensures class ‘bubble’
  • Spacious venue with good ventilation
  • Hand sanitiser available on entry/exit
  • Cleaning regime before and after class
  • Regular testing of tutor
  • Students are welcome to wear face coverings
  • Contact tracing
  • Please do not attend if you have any Covid 19 symptoms

      Term Dates & Membership Fees 2021-22
       TERM II Spring 2022
        Shimmy Social
       Feb 5th, Mar 5th, Apr 2nd
        Development Class
       Jan 15th, Feb 19th, Mar 19th
       TERM III Summer 2022
        Shimmy Social 
       May 7th, Jun 4th, Jul 2nd
        Development Class
       May 21st, Jun 18th, Jul 16th
      Spread the cost – annual standing order for both classes: 
      £18.50 per month (includes admin fee).

      Performance troupe video footage

      On occasion friends and family members may video our performances at events, both private and public.  For both recreational and professional dancers it is important that we are happy with any footage that might be published on the internet or other public medium.  We ask film makers to respect this and have agreed the following policy.

      • The film maker to obtain consent from all participants prior to filming
      • All footage e.g. choreographed dances, general dancing, reportage, etc. to be seen by participating dancers prior to publishing
      • Approved footage only to be published on my YouTube channel Alanya Bellydance as the sole portal
      • Footage to be removed on request at any time

      Links to the channel can be posted as required via e-mail and social networking sites.

      We may also be filmed by other audience members at public events, although we could request that event organisers restrict this if desired. 

      An added protection is that whilst the copyright of public filming currently rests with the film maker, I hold the copyright to my choreography and my consent is required by anyone filming or publishing it.

      Abbie Mason (Alanya) July 2021