Free Trial Lesson

If you have never come along to one of our classes before, why not treat yourself to a trial lesson on us? If you're thinking of taking up belly dance, but wanted to give it a go first to see how much you will love it then our special free trial offer is definitely for you!

In order to claim your free trial lesson, all you need to do is "like" us on Facebook or "follow us" on Twitter using the links on the left & add a comment or tweet saying "Thanks for my free trial class".

Then simply book a place on one of our full 12 week courses (see timetable and payment boxes below) & you will be able to come along to the first lesson completely free to try it out. If for any reason you do not wish to continue you will be given a full refund for the course, no questions asked. Otherwise, you will be able to continue the course, having still received your first lesson free of charge! So what are you waiting for? Why not come & see how much you will love belly dance without it costing you a single penny!

Terms & Conditions apply. Offer only available to completely new students who have not registered with us before.


Regular Classes

What can you expect?

Our classes are normally around 1 hour in duration. Your instructor will greet the class & start with gentle movements to get everybody warmed up. We pride ourselves on rapid teaching methods to keep our classes fun & interesting so you can expect to learn multiple movements each lesson. Our classes can help you with fitness, coordination, self confidence & stress reduction whilst also burning calories & helping tone many different areas of your body. Above all you can expect to relax & have FUN whilst learning something amazing!

Our classes are aimed at all ability levels, age groups & body shapes so whether you're a complete beginner, professional dancer, teenager or OAP, you are always welcome!

Class Levels & Information:

Beginner - These Classes are dedicated for beginners with little or no dance experience. They will cover the basic movements & will give you a solid foundation on which to develop.

All Level - These Classes are for everybody. They will cover both basic and other movements. Beginners are welcome along with dancers who already have grasped the basics. The classes will be tailored to the level of the dancers on the day.

Intermediate/Improver - These Classes are not suitable for beginners. They are dedicated for those wishing to improve their technique and learn more advanced movements.

Course prices start at just 85 or 15 drop in per single lesson. Please use the "Buy Now" button below to book either option.

If you book a course, this will guarantee your place for the entire duration or alternatively you can drop in and pay each week. Drop must be paid for online using the buy now button below. Drop in & course students who book online at short notice (less than 72hrs) are advised to contact us via email or telephone to ensure they have been added to the class list.

For studio information including location please click on venue logo here for the relevant gym/studio.

Our timetable is continually changing & new classes are being introduced all the time.
All new classes will be advertised on our website so please keep a regular lookout or contact us for the latest info. If we do not offer a class that suits you, we may be able to start a new class in your area or at your workplace. Please contact us to discuss further options. 

Vanessa's classes are brilliant for any level of student, she is a great teacher as she has immense patience & makes you feel comfortable throughout the class.
Noshin, Birmingham



19:00-20:00 Belly Dance Class Beginner
Fully Booked... Please contact us to register your interest

(No public classes at present)

(No public classes at present)

18:00-19:00 Belly Dance Class All Level
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                                  1 Hour Super Shimmying Session!
YMCA CENTRAL, Great Russell St, WC1B 3NQ (By Tottenham Ct Rd)

15:00-16:00 Belly Dance Weekend Class All Level

Seymour Leisure Centre, Seymour Place, W1H 5TJ
(Central London close to Edgware Rd)
Fully Booked... Please contact us to register your interest

(No public classes at present)

Super Class Payment


What to wear?

You should be able to move freely so comfortable clothing is best such as shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms with a gym top or T-shirt. Tighter fitted sport clothing is preferable (but not essential) so that your body movements are visible to your instructor who can then give you accurate feedback on your technique. Coin belts & hip scarves will really help you gain the most from your lesson. They will allow you to follow the music with your own rhythm adding the jingle from your belt. These are available to try or buy from your instructor. We usually dance bare-feet but you can wear ballet shoes instead if you like. Revealing your belly is optional.

There are a whole host of other accessories that you can use too. These can be a great way to enhance your movements, creativity & make a more spectacular show. Speak to your instructor for information about our accessory options.



Click to enlargeIf you frequent our regular classes or sign up for a course you can expect the fun to continue whilst also improving your skills......

You will learn the basics first & before long you will have mastered shimmying, variation hip circles, undulations, hip drops & figure of 8 moves. Once the basics have been grasped you can expect to introduce arm movements & other combinations using other parts of your body to create intricate dance moves. Your co-ordination will be enhanced as each muscle group is worked either in isolation or as an ordered pattern. As you progress you will learn to co-ordinate different parts of your body simultaneously & eventually introduce entertaining facial expressions too.

You will be encouraged to invent your own styles that allow you to bring out your inner interpretations of the music. This is something you can also work on in your spare time as your shimmies are not just confined to the studio!

total belly dance will not only teach you about movements. Each new student can expect to receive information about the art & culture they are learning. We feel it is important to recognise & be educated about the history & background of belly dance in order to benefit most from your lessons.

Having never done belly dancing before I signed up for a course with total belly dance. I tried it and enjoyed it so much I started to come every week. It exceeded my expectations.
I learnt so much & really had fun at the same time. It gave me the confidence to do a small performance as a treat for my husband on his birthday after just a few months of learning!

Karen, London


Speciality Workshops

Click to enlargeOnce you have mastered the basic movements, you will be invited to join a speciality workshop. These take place periodically & cover magical belly dance artforms using accessories such as veils, canes, swords & Isis wings. Whilst exploring these various areas of belly dance you will take the traditonal moves that you learnt in your regular lessons to another level. You will learn graceful tricks & be able to create beautiful images & magical effects with the help of your new accessories. The workshops are generally of longer duration than our regular classes & are often attended by a mixture of students from our different locations.

Wow. Truely amazing!
Adrianna, London
It was great putting what we learnt during our normal lessons to such good use. I had no idea they used canes whilst belly dancing. When's the next workshop? I want to try the veils!
Preeti, Watford


Classes At Your Workplace

If you would like to learn belly dance during your lunch break or before/after work, why not get a small group together from the office? We can bring our class to your workplace offering you great convenience & a fun learning experience with your colleagues. These are proving extremely popular & classes/courses can be tailored to suit your individual requirements. All our classes are fully insured & we provide all the equipment. Please contact us to arrange a trial lesson or for further information.

It's brilliant to be able to transform a meeting room into a dance studio in a matter of seconds.
Jayne, office worker, London


Private Tuition

If you would like to have you own lesson at a time & place convenient for you & tailor made to your exact requirements, our private classes will be perfect for you. These can be purely for yourself or you can share with a few friends or family members. We offer the ultimate convenience of teaching you in your own environment & being able to give unique attention to your dance. We can teach beautiful choreographies that you can use to surprise your loved ones & friends or just help improve general techniques & build confidence. These personal lessons are to your specific needs & can also include dancing with speciality accessories such as veils, canes, swords & wings. Private lessons can be offered at your home, in a studio or at special locations around the country.

Please contact us to arrange your unique & personal experience.