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 2016/17:
LUU Dance Competition - 25/11/16
Meilyn's Hafla - 10/11/16
Chelsey's Hafla - 11/02/16
World Unite Festival 27/02/17-05/03/17
LUU Dance Show - 27/02/17 - 04/03/17
Medsoc Ball - 11/03/17
Meilyn's Hafla - 29/04/17
LUU Fringe Festival - 16/10/15
PAKSOC presents: Casino Royal - 02/11/15
ISOC presents: Ladies Night - 05/11/15
LUU Dance Competition - 27/11/15
Belly Dance Workshop Day - 29/11/2015
Meilyn's Hafla - 03/12/15
LUU Dance Show - March 2016
LSA presents: Fusion - 11/2/16
Leeds Charity Talent - April 2016
We are now taking new bookings for 2017/18
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.
Classes will be on Monday and Tuesday evenings, beginning on the 26th September. 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 Mango Dance Studio 3. Every monday from the 2nd october (excluding holidays)
Returning beginners classes: Mondays, starting at the end of January 2018.
Improvers classes, 6-7pm in Sky Dance Studio 1. Every Tuesday from September 26th (excluding holidays)
Advanced classes, 7-8pm in Sky Dance Studio 1. Every Tuesday from September 26th (excluding holidays)
- Log in (top right hand corner of screen)
- Click on the "Join this group" button (£10)
- Go the to "shop" tab
- Add the class you want to take to your basket (£25)
- Go to 'My Basket' and proceed to checkout
- 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: https://www.facebook.com/LUUBellyDanceSociety
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/318369921591945/
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.