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Belly Dance Society

Learn the beautiful dance that has been a much loved art form all over the Middle East and North Africa for centuries.
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One of the oldest forms of dance; when mastered belly dance is a powerful, sensual art form that has its roots in North Africa and the Middle East but is now taught and loved all over the world. A fantastic form of exercise which concentrates on isolating different parts of the body.

You don’t have to have a dancer’s background to start our classes, although Egyptian belly dance does borrow moves from many other classical styles. Belly dance is its own genre of dance and is taught as such. check our facebook page for more photos and information.


Our society holds classes for complete beginners, improvers and advanced. So whether you have never tried it before and want to give it a go, or you have done belly dance before and wish to continue and improve, we're the society for you. 
Taught by professional instructor Meilyn, you'll not only learn belly dance from one of the best, but you'll have the opportunity to perform in union based shows and shows all over Leeds. Check out our youtube channel here!


Performance Opportunities:

LUU Dance Competition 

Meilyn's Haflas

World Unite Festival 

LUU Dance Show 

Society Balls

Our own Hafla


Performances and Socials 2017

LUU Dance Competition 

Belly Dance Make Up Workshop Day 

Christmas Dinner and Perforamance at a Christmas Market

Society Organised Photoshoot

Meilyn's Hafla 

Our Own Hafla to raise money for SARVL

LUU Dance Show 


We are now taking new bookings for 2018/19



Socials include: Otley runs, day trips, meals and chances to experience other dance styles.We hold regular socials reflecting the tastes of our diverse members, from Middle Eastern related activities to typical British ones too! Join our official facebook group to get regular updates on socials (link at the bottom of this page).


We hold classes for complete beginners, returning beginners, improvers and advanced belly dancers. If unsure of your ability, please get in contact. 


Class timetable:

Classes will be on Monday and Tuesday evenings, beginning on the 1st of October. There will be a course of 10 classes over each semester.

To buy classes visit our shop tab. Membership must be bought to book classes. Please check the facebook group regularly for any changes!

Beginners classes: 6-7pm in Room 2, upstairs in the Union. Every monday from the 1st October (excluding holidays)

Returning beginners classes: Mondays, starting at the end of January 2019. 

Improvers classes, 5-6pm in Scarlet Dance Studio. Every Tuesday from 2nd October (excluding holidays)

Advanced classes, 6-7pm in Scarlet Dance Studio. Every Tuesday from 3nd October (excluding holidays)

  1. Log in (top right hand corner of screen)
  2. Click on the "Join this group" button (£10)
  3. Go the to "shop" tab
  4. Add the class you want to take to your basket (£25)
  5. Go to 'My Basket' and proceed to checkout
  6. You're officially a belly dancer for the semester!

NB: You NEED to buy membership to take classes! This lasts for the whole academic year ad gives you access to discounte events and socials. 

Facebook page:

Facebook group:



Our choreographer and instructor, Meilyn Professional Belly Dancer:



Please be aware that you do not have personal accident insurance cover related to this activity.  If you would like any cover, please seek this individually.  Here are some providers that you can enquire with:

For further information or queries, please contact the committee.

Useful documents

  • Social Guidelines

    Should you be running a social, check out the guidelines for events you run.

GIAGs for semester 1 2018 will be on the 1st October in LUU Room 2 , 6-7pm. For more information see our Facebook page. For class information, see the "About" section of our webpage.


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