Take your dancing to new heights with award winning dancer Helena. Develop advanced technique, strengthen your musicality and tackle routines that will push you as a dancer. These classes have gained a reputation for being fun, accessible – yet seriously challenging!

Performance Group:

For those with a year or more of belly dance experience who want to perform with Helena’s Harissa student dance troupe


Next Dates:

  • 1st July – 16th September 2024 (10 weeks, £80) – NO CLASS 19th AUGUST
  • 30th September – 2nd December 2024 (10 weeks, £80)

See here for further information and pricing: bookwhen.com/bellydanceleeds

This class is in studio 3. Please make your way straight to Mill 3 on arrival.

Studio 3 is located in Mill 3 which is on the right hand side as you enter the car park down the ramp.

Additional Info Dates: Monday Age Group: Adults (min. 16 yrs) Level: Intermediate / Advanced What to bring: Coined hip scarves provided so you can really get into it! Socks or suitable dance shoes (ballet shoes). Please bring your own water bottle. Wear comfortable clothing that we can move around in easily like leggings and a vest top or t-shirt. No need to show your belly!! Some light warm layers can be a good idea to wear during warm up/cool down. Do I need to book? Yes (Drop in may occasionally be available - please contact Helena)
Tutor Bio Award-winning Oriental dance artist Helena is known for her vivacious elegance, infectious enthusiasm....and earthshaking shimmies! Specialising in both authentic Egyptian Oriental dance and its glamorous westernised cousin, belly dance, Helena has more than ten years experience under her shimmy belt. Her expressive style makes her especially popular with Arab audiences, who delight in finding a Western dancer with such a genuine connection to the soul of their dance. An ever-popular instructor, Helena's enthusiasm and joy in dance are equally apparent in the classroom. Don't be fooled - her humorous, easy-going style belies the serious amount of technique and detail she packs in. In addition to her solo work Helena is director and choreographer of Orientale Dance Company and is also a qualified yoga instructor. Helena has collaborated with Dance Studio Leeds since its inception, offering courses in Beginner Belly Dance, workshops, one to ones and hen party tasters.