Class Information


Term dates

The new term starts Monday 11 September 2023.

Attendance of a 1-hour weekly class costs £97.50 for the 13-week term.
Special offer for new students: pay for the term and get one lesson free!
Students also have the option of paying weekly (£9 per class).

New class members are always welcome. Email Loreley to book your place.

If you've never been to a belly dance class before, the start of each new term is an excellent time to join one! We'll begin with the absolute basics. Don't worry if you think you've got two left feet and a total lack of coordination, or you just feel very self-conscious - relax! The classes are fun, friendly, and a great way to unwind. You'll learn how to belly dance move by move. No previous dance experience necessary.


MONDAY St Andrews Church Hall, Dean Court, Botley, Oxford
6.30 - 7.30 pm Tribal Fusion Bellydance for Improvers/Intermediates
7.40 - 8.40 pm Egyptian Belly Dance for Beginners (Level 1)
TUESDAY The Beacon, Wantage
7.25 - 8.25 pm Egyptian Belly Dance for Beginners (Level 1)
8.25 - 9.25 pm Improvers/Intermediates (Levels 2-3)
THURSDAY Abingdon Conservative Club, Abingdon
6.20 - 7.20 pm Beginners (Level 1)
7.25 - 8.25 pm Improvers (Level 2)
8.30 - 9.30 pm Intermediate/Advanced (Levels 3-4)
SUNDAY Stanford Village Hall, Stanford in the Vale
2.30 - 4.30 pm (monthly) Tribal Fusion class for improver level & above. Dates from September tbc


Abingdon: Oxford: Wantage:
Abingdon Conservative Club
59 Ock Street
OX14 5AG

St Andrews Church Hall
Orchard Road
Dean Court

The Beacon
OX12 9BX

Class levels

Beginners (Level 1): For complete beginners

Improvers (Level 2): For those who have attended Level 1 classes for at least two terms and are familiar with the basic movements of Egyptian belly dance.

Intermediate (Level 3): For students who have been attending Egyptian belly dance classes for at least two years and are keen to learn more advanced movements and challenging dance routines.

Advanced (Level 4): For students who have been training for at least 5 years and want to continue developing their dance skills, as well as learn more about Arabic music and different belly dance styles.

Class fees

Term fee:
£97.50 for the 13-week term (one weekly class)
New students paying for the term get a free lesson so pay £90 instead of £97.50.

Pay weekly option: £9 per class.

Some students with relevant experience enjoy attending two classes in the same evening (e.g. improver and intermediate/advanced on Thursdays). The term fee for attending both is £143.

Email Loreley for details of how to pay and to check that places are available.

Please note, all class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

What to wear

Wear comfortable clothing you can move in, such as leggings or joggers and a T-shirt, and bring a long scarf or shawl to tie round your hips. You can either dance barefoot or wear flat, flexible-soled shoes e.g. soft ballet shoes. Eventually you may find you want to dress up more in a colourful skirt, top, and hip scarf dripping with beads and coins!