Elindia Bellydance

Don't be shy, give it a try!

Guest Workshops

I regularly host guest performers and teachers to bring a variety of experience to my students - the dance covers a wide variety of styles so you can't learn everything from just one teacher.

Fun Workshop for Beginners by Elindia

If you have a group of ladies that would like to get together I can come along and take you through the basics - 

What's included:

After a warm up and well-being briefing, we will relax into some basic classical Egyptian bellydance moves, firstly learning the importance of good balance, posture and presentation.

The workshop will also aid as an introduction to the more intensive 10  week beginners course, which includes:

  • Hips - shimmies, lifts, drops, circles, hits, figures of 8, pelvic tilts and drops
  • Chest - lifts, drops, circles
  • Steps - forward and back step, turns, side steps
  • Arms - hand and arm "neutral" position, directional and snake arms. 
  • Shoulders - shimmies.
  • Introduction to veil work

There will also be information hand outs which offer some useful historical background into this ancient and as always, popular art form.

The workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities - but if in doubt please feel free to call me, or consult with your medical practitioner before booking.

Please check out the "your safety" page on this website.


Events Past and Present



Too many to mention!!

We're always on the go!! - please contact me for a press release!!

 Saturday September 19th 2015  Bridgend County's Hot Hot Hot HOT! Charity Hafla, hosted by Seren Arabi

Sunday July 25th  - Health and Wellbeing Event at Griffin Park Pavilion, Porthcawl - performance and join in at around midday - come along and enjoy the whole event!!


May 10 - World Bellydance Day Hafla - Ammanford (details to follow) hosted by Annaya Bellydancers. Se FB event

March 14 -Hipsynch/Shirley's Spring Hafla, Rogerstone and Bassaleg Social Club, Tregwilym Road, Newport. NP10 9DW.  See FB event

February 8 - Safeena's 60's and 70's Hafla - St PATRICKS CHURCH HALL CROMWELL ROAD NEWPORT - see FB event. Dancing Oasis and Wings


Mary's 65th Birthday Party - Friday 29 November, 11am, Lantonian Hall, Boverton Road

Llantwit Major Church Wise Club - Thursday 31 October, 8pm Beach Road, Llantwit Major

Harem Scarem Halloween Hafla hosted by Shirley Griffiths - Friday October 25th

Community Service Volunteers, Cardiff 50th Anniversary with Owen Money - Saturday October 5th, Cardiff Museum, daytime event

Bellydance Extravaganza with Ozgen hosted by Ali Francis -Friday September 27th, 7pm, Pontlliw Village Hall, Carmel Road, SA4 9EX

Raema and Ken's Ruby Wedding - Saturday 7 September

Hot! Hot! Hot! Hafla with Lorna of Cairo, hosted by Elindia Bellydance - Saturday August 3, Pencoed Welfare Hall

Porthcawl Carnival - Saturday 20 July, Porthcawl Rugby Club, parade and demo

Pencoed Carnival - Sunday 7 July, Pencoed Comprehensive School - parade and demonstration, information stall

Laleston Gardening Club Demo - Tuesday July 2nd, from 8pm

Stephanie and the Persian Belles Evening of Bellydance - Saturday June 22

Seren Arabi was adopted as our group name - I May : )

Shirley's Spring Hafla, with Special Guest Performer, Nawarra - Friday 22 March, Rogerstone and Bassaleg Social Club, Tregwilym Road, Newport. NP10 9DW

Long Black Veil Hafla with Annaya Dancers Saturday Feb 16th - Penllegear Sports and Social Club, Heol Y Gelli  Penllergaer, Swansea, Glamorgan SA4 9BW

The Cosmic Moment Mind Body and Spirit Fayre - Saturday, Feb 9th 10am - 4pm (performing 12.30 and 2pm) The Rhondda Heritage Park Hotel, Coed Cae Road, Trehafod, Nr Pontypridd, RCT CF37 2NP


Rock the Casbah - Saturday 10 November - Swansea

Shirley's Halloween Hafla - Friday 26 October - Newport

Nesrin Charity Hafla - Friday Oc 5th, LLantwit Fadre

Hannah Corr's Summer Solstace Hafla -Sat 22 June, Davd Lloyd Sports Centre, Cardifffrom 7pm - performing same as Stephs*

Stephanie's Diamond Hafla Friday 1 June, the Guildhall, Cardiff from 7pm - Elindia dancers*performing to Tab Leh - an Egyptian/Turkish Cabaret number with a Turkish Gypsy twist!

Queens Street, Cardiff Friday 11 May 2012 12.00 joint bellydance demo with Stephanie Gawne and friends

Grace's Gift - Fundraising event, Friday, 2 March 2012 at the Hi Tide, Porthcawl 7.30pm: www.gracesgift.co.uk/fundraising.htm - contact me for tickets £12.50 each to include a meal.

Aladdin - with the Bridgend Castle Players -26 - 28 January and 4 February 2012:

http://www.bridgendcastleplayers.org/aladdin-2012.html  - follow this link and scroll down for further information.

Breast Cancer Awareness event - Bryncae Community Centre - Saturday 15 October 2011 2.30pm and 3.30pm featuring the Elindia's class group and the Maajida dancers.  Doors open 2pm.  Call Sharon on 01443 229420 for details.

Mehira Jewels Dance Workshop - "Seriously Smooth" Saturday 18 June 2011 3pm - 5pm, Bridgend YMCA, Angel Street. £15.

Bridgend Charity Bellydance Hafla - Saturday 18 June 2011 6.30 - late.  Over 30 performances from all over South Wales and beyond!  Bridgend Recreation Centre - tickets £6. Proceeds to International Women's Day - www.fundraising event.co.uk