BellyBasics Summer Course




6:30PM - 7:30PM


3rd Jun - 22nd Jul




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BellyBasics Summer Course

This is a Hybrid Class
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Lindsey Marie Silver, founder of Sahara Studio

With over 20 years of professional performance and gold-standard teaching, Lindsey has empowered and transformed the lives of women worldwide. Her unique blend of dance, fitness and wellness, combined with a natural, intuitive approach, is celebrated as life-affirming and transformative. Many of her students describe their experience as truly life-changing.

This course has started however it’s still possible to join individual classes as a Drop-In, £15.00 per class. Pay on the day cash/card in person. First come first served. A new course starts early January. Check back for booking.

This BRAND NEW 8 WEEK TERM of BELLYBASICS CLASSES unfolds the fundamentals of many styles bellydancing, from the starting point of breath work and grounding to building a strong foundation and more intricate & complex movement vocabulary, you'll be taught by Lindsey Marie Silver, of "Bellydancingbarbie" fame and Principal Teacher & Founder of Sahara Studio, Scotland's Official Home of Bellydance.

In Lindsey's 20+ years of captivating professional performance and gold standard teaching, she has by now taught and liberated thousands of women all over the world. Many regard Lindsey's unique combination of dance fitness and wellness offerings and natural intuitive & transformative approach as life affirming and speak of a life changing experience. As a result, BellyBasics with Lindsey is more than just a dance class!

WARNING: This class will change the way you dance, forever! This has been scientifically proven in Lindsey's published 2009 research paper "Can Bellydance Improve Motor Function in Adult Women?" Copies of this paper are available to read.

The first class begins with a sisterhood circle and complimentary Arabian tea relaxing together and tailoring the course to your aims. This is followed by the learning of one of the underpinning movement elements of bellydance, exploring correct, safe, health giving and truly beautiful technique. We then dance this movement element up to speed, using specific methods to strengthen the neurological pathways in the brain and sinking the pattern of movement into your memory. We gradually build on this week-by-week throughout the course with new movement elements added from the syllabus into your repertoire. You'll have improved posture and be shimmying from week one!

We also have an almost ridiculous amount of fun, giggles and laughter in classes too! As those who've experienced Lindsey's teaching will tell you!

Add some sparkle to your life!


As reported by the Edinburgh Evening News and The Scotsman, BellyBasics is scientifically proven to burn fat, maintain and increase core strength, muscle tone, flexibility and coordination. Through regular BellyBasics classes you will also benefit from the vast health and fitness benefits of general belly dancing with proper technique. Expect to burn around 300 to 400kcal per class.


*£120 when you Drop-In at £15.00 per class without a block booking

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Absolute beginners & more experienced dancers are invited to attend

Suitable for all ages and fitness levels

Wear comfortable clothing - leggings, fitted t-shirt/vest top, bare feet/FootGloves/ballet shoes and a hipscarf if you have one. For obvious hygiene reasons we do not loan out hip scarves. Stunning, high quality authentic hip scarves are available to purchase from our souk range - from practice scarves to designer and professional scarves. At the studio you can try before you buy!

Where appropriate to learning, veil dancing technique may be introduced during the term. In this case, notice will be given to bring your own and/or class veils will be provided to borrow. We also have beautiful unique dance veils available to purchase in studio.

Classes are held in-person our own private temple space, sacred Sahara Studio, 11C Murieston Lane, Edinburgh, EH11 2LX (Please note: we are rebranding from Little Egypt Studio to Sahara Studio which feels more inclusive and representative of the centre we have evolved into in the 10 years since we opened in 2013. Our location is unchanged)

Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your class is due to start.

As with any physical activity hydration and blood-sugar levels are important. You are welcome to bring your own water bottle and snack. Refreshments are available to purchase at Sahara Studio and can be enjoyed whilst relaxing in our Lunara Lounge.

Really looking forward to shimmying with you, any questions do just ask. See you in our sacred space!

Events at Sahara Studio (formerly Little Egypt Studio) are enriched by the gorgeous surroundings of our feminine bedouin tented studio with underfloor heated hypo-allergenic solid bamboo flooring, high performance underlay, 16ft x 8ft wall of mirrors, natural daylight in summer, sunrise & sunset daylight therapy lighting in winter, therapeutic salt lamps and organic aromatherapy diffusers, state of the art sound systems, superfast broadband. Relax in our Lunara Lounge and browse our fair-trade worldly souk shop including our own unique organic health & beauty range, called BODHI and professional dance costuming range called BIBI or simply relax with one of our speciality teas, luxury cushions, library of books and complimentary hospitality. It's a desert oasis retreat right in the heart of Edinburgh!

Original priority booking special celebration offer **THOSE ENROLLED IN OUR CURRENT COURSES AND BLOCK REBOOKING THIS UPCOMING COURSE - BOOK TODAY IN-STUDIO OR OVER THE PHONE - GET QUEUE JUMP AND UP TO 40% DISCOUNT (£80 block booking FOR £76.00, instead of £120 when Dropping-In*)

Please note:
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