I fell in love with belly dance when a friend dragged me along to a class in college. After shimmying, circling, and twisting for an hour to fun, fascinating music, I was hooked. I love exercising my body and brain to express joy through dance. The variety in belly dance is endless – music, styles, props, costumes … it’s impossible to be bored.
I am part of the local grassroots belly dance scene in Northern Ireland. I enjoy performing for local belly dance events, organising informal performance opportunities, and attending local and international workshops when I can.
Some of my favourite events that I’ve previously attended are the Jewel of Yorkshire Festival (Saltaire, UK), the JWAAD Summer School (Berkshire, UK), JWAAD accredited belly dance training courses (UK), live band workshops with The Arab Quarter (London, UK) and Alia Thabit’s Creating Dance Art course (online).