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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Fire in the Belly Workshops

 -Workshops with Mihrimah Ghaziya
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th April 

Mihrimah Ghaziya

 Born in France and currently travelling Europe to teach and perform, Mihrimah’s creative style and dance experience makes her a valued teacher wherever she goes. Strongly influenced by her training in physical theatre, ballet and modern, her style is a unique fusion of dance forms. She successfully blends the Ancient and the New, Tradition and Innovation incorporating Roma (Gypsy), Oriental and Asian dance into her repertoire as well as classical and contemporary dance. Mihrimah has a wealth of knowledge and experience which she is happy to share.
For a taste of what Mihrimah has to offer, please follow these links to her videos:


 Workshop 1: Russian Gypsy
Of all Gypsy styles, Russian gypsy is probably the most well-known of all. The world literature got inspired by the large whirling skirts and the quick violins. It is also the style which leaves the biggest space for personality and interpretation. We will explore all these aspects of gypsy dance, and more, in this workshop. Please bring a full skirt and be prepared to spin!

 Time: 12-2.00pm???
Price: £20
Venue: Islington Arts Factory

 SATURDAY 9thApril

Workshop 2: Asian Fusion: From the Far East to the Middle East
After learning typical postures and movements from Japanese and Chinese dances, we will mix these with belly dance moves to form useable combos.

 Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Price: £22
Venue: Islington Arts Factory


 Workshop 3: Creativity in Dance
Dance is Art. Much more than pure technique and spectacular mastery of one’s body, dance is an act of expression and non-verbal communication. In this workshop, we will try to develop our creative side, using various exercises from many different dance forms. Regardless of your genre, this master class is not to be missed!

 Time: 12-4.00pm
Price: £40
Venue: Istd2 (Old Street)

Booking Details & Special Offers
To book a place on any or all of these workshops, please email: and we will forward you the payment information
*Book both Saturday workshops for £40 – 2 x 2 hour workshops
*Book all 3 workshops for £75 – a total of 8 hours of dancing

Venue Information
Saturday workshops – Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, Holloway, London N7 0SF
Nearest Underground: Caledonian Road

Sunday workshops -  Istd2, 346 Old Street, London, EC1V 9N
Nearest Underground: Old Street

 If you have any questions please email us at:

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sorcha & Philippa
The Fire in the Belly Team

Fire In The Belly Team
are  Sorcha Ra and Miss Trixta

We are passionately committed to providing opportunities to showcase and study all aspects of belly dance and the fire arts.

For more information please email us at

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Galit Mersand Workshop

Layering – Improver/intermediate level
An inspiring workshop moving on to the ‘next level’, building on the foundation of basic technique and combining moves to create impressive layering for a real ‘wow’ factor

To pay by bank transfer, please email me for my bank details
17th of October 12pm-2pm
At ‘The Place, 17 Dukes Road, London WC1
Fee: £20 indvance or £25 on the day
Galit Mersand
Mob: 07957636151

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Bellydancing Workshops

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 Love and congratulations to Razia who married Mark in her home state of Oregon last week. We wish you a lifetime of happiness together!

Autumn Workshops!
Click on the links below for more information and booking details

Advanced specialty classes
with Razia

Two great mini workshops with the queen of sassy! Basically amazing Bellydance Technique and Basically Amazing Travels! Sept 18 & 25

 Spa workshop day with Charlotte!
A luxury day of bellydancing and spa relaxation awaits you at this romantic hotel in the heart of Ashdown Forest. Sept 26

Workshop with Ozgen!
A fun, flirty, new cabaret choreography with loads of attitude taught by the fabulous Ozgen! October 16


A basket of treats!

Well, the summer seems to be well and truly over now, but thankfully, we’ve got a basketful of Autumn goodies to brighten up your days!

Life is always busy at hipsinc, but that’s how we like it! And we hope you enjoy the fruits of our labours just as much as we enjoy putting them on! 

Absolutely Amazing Anasma!
We are thrilled to be the first people to host Anasma in the UK after her incredibly successful debut at International Bellydance Congress. We haven’t been this excited about anyone since we first brought Aziza to the UK!

Anasma will be teaching liquid fusion workshops in London on Saturday 13 November and classic bellydance and performance workshops in Wallington on Sunday 14 Nov. On Saturday night, she will be the headline star at a very special Saqarah in Euston: a joint venture between hipsinc and Saqarah!
click here for workshop info and booking

New beginners and advanced street-bellydance classes!
Street-bellydance is a fabulous, fun and funky mix of hip hop and bellydance, taught by our brilliant young teacher, Chantel. From 12 September she will be starting a new class for absolute beginners and one for intermediate/ advanced dancers. The advanced class will also feature jazz and contemporary dance moves. As anyone who has done one of Chantel’s classes will know, they are fast paced, exciting and very creative. An hour of pure dancing!! Classes are held in Croydon, click here for more information.


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Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Ozgen Workshop, London

My next workshop is in London and its going to be on Sunday September 12th .I am going to teach a Turkish Gypsie Romany chorography.This workshop is good for dancers who want to improve their general understanding of Turkish Gypsie Romany dance technique,hip movements , steps and  learning dancing on the  special rythm of this dance (9/8 rythm)with  some bacis movements and gestures ,
              we going to work on  popular music piece called “Kara Gozlu Cingenem”.All levels are welcome to try …Fun,fast,expresive and energetic dance..

Some nice youtube link of this fun dance from Turkey :
                                 date —————– Sunday September 12th                                  place         ———-Expressions Dance studio (Studio 2)                                  
                                                                                  Linton House
                                                                                  39-51 Highgate Road
                                                                                  London NW5 1RT(Kentish Town)                                 time           ——— 17.00-19.00
                                 price          ——— £25.00

for more info about how to get there please click on web site
for booking this exciting workshop please contact me at or contact  me from my new web site
or call 07957 167311,limited places avaliable.
Feel free to contact me for Private tuition .(maximum 2 people)
Please check the travel information on the day as sunday sometimes it can takes longer than expected.

all the best

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Fantasia Festival

Josephine Wise Academy of Arabic Dance
Fantasia Festival
11th-12th December 2010

Discovering Talent!
Promoting Stars Old & New!


A Unique Festival!
This year’s Fantasia again offers you workshops with international teachers, including some of your favourites, as well as teachers new the UK, plus British teachers offering a huge
variety of different and unusual styles.  We recommend our wonderful Saturday night show
for the latest in performance expertise and thrilling dancing!


Visiting Stars & Beloved Stars!
 We are delighted to welcome teachers from Poland, Germany, Greece, Chile/Palestine,
the Czech Republic, the USA, Spain, Ireland, Wales and, of course, England.
All are famous in their own countries and counties, and several will be
teaching and performing in the UK for the first time.
Huge Variety!
 This year’s programme of workshops has a truly amazing variety of subjects, with everything from Drum Solos to Andalucian, Gypsy, African Fusion, Indian Fusion, Tsiftetelli, Hula, Fan Veils, Wings, Dark Cabaret, Barefoot Flamenco, and even ‘Steam Punk Neo Victorian’!
How could you possibly miss that!
There are more but we couldn’t fit them all in, so go to our website to see them all.
Saturday Night Show!
Don’t miss all our stars and their students performing the same styles they teach, in the Saturday night show.  This show is legendary for being the most innovative showcase in the UK!

Remember to allow time for shopping in our wonderful Souk, which offers a
fantastic selection of dancewear, music and accessories.
You can buy everything you need for class or performance!
Feedback from Fantasia 2009:  “What a choice of workshops, I wanted to try them all” …
“I had a lovely time!” … “I’ve made so many friends there” … “It just gets better every year!” …
“I bought too many things in the Souk – again!” …
“I sent my partner sightseeing in London while I danced.  Perfect!”

You can see the timetable and book online on our website:

To receive a timetable please click the link on our website or email:
or send sae to:  Fantasia, 2 Jubilee Road, St George, Bristol  BS5 8HZ
Enquiries or to book by phone please call:  +44 (0) 7531 357 846

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Fantasia- Workshops and Show- December 2009

Don’t miss it!

Learn from many different teachers as everyone has something special to give. That’s my tip.

Worshops are the best way to learn and improve in bellydance.

I’m particularly looking forward to props workshops…although a bit disappointed that there is no Sword workshop this year :(

My recommendations;

Khalida – Sun 12:00

Shema – Sat 14:00

 Khalida – Sat 12:00

 Emma Chapman – Sat 10:00

 Athena Najat – Sat 16:00

Majenta al Jamilah – Sun 14:00

For more info, check here.




Khalida – Sun 12:00
ff09_khalida_sun_12 £ 15.00 Ordered: 1
£ 15.00
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