Postponed – we’re pausing bookings just for now

Rachel Bennett School of Bellydance presents:

Bellydance Heaven & Shimmytastic Showcase

Starring World Champion Bellydancer: Queenie of Belgium

Berkshire’s Bellydance Festival – Weekend Dates TBA

Treat yourself to a weekend of wonder with an international champion bellydancer! We’ve got wow-factor workshops designed for ambitious improvers, intermediate, advanced and professional lovers of bellydance. Sparkle at our showcase and enjoy the ethereal beauty of Queenie’s world-class dreamy performances.

Saturday date TBA
11.00am to 1.00pm – Swooshes, Sways and Arabeques
1.30pm to 3.30pm – Slow Motion Potion

Sunday date TBA

1.00pm to 3.00pm – Queentessence - The Finishing Touch
4.00pm to 6.00pm – Shimmytastic Showcase starring YOU and Queenie

Venue both days: Loddon Hall, Loddon Hall Road, Twyford, Reading, Berkshire RG10 9JA

Please contact Rachel if you prefer payment by cash in class or BACS transfer.

Workshops

Workshop Essentials

  • Queenie will teach from a raised stage to guarantee an excellent view and a quality learning experience.
  • Large airy venue with dance-sprung floor to look after your knees and plenty of personal dance space.
  • Central Berkshire location, on the A4, just off junction 8/9 or 10 of the M4 and 10mins walk from commuter train station.  Twyford is on main lines for Reading, Slough, London Paddington, Oxford.
  • Free on-site parking, close to local bus stops
  • Price – early bird deals until end July and workshop bundle discounts available.  Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable regardless of circumstances.

Queenie of Belgium is an international performer of Middle Eastern Dance, as well as a certified teacher and coach.  Her captivating performances and her enthusiastic classes and workshops thrive on her elegant and dynamic style.  Queenie has won several awards, including Jewel of Yorkshire’s Rising Star and Bellydancer of the World 2011.

Saturday date TBA

11.00am to 1.00pm – Swooshes, Sways and Arabeques - Queenie’s signature elegance doesn’t get any better than this!  Juicy swooshes, powerful sways and floaty arabesques to make you swoon!  Not to be missed! Level: Ambitious Improvers, Intermediate, Advanced students and Professionals

1.30pm to 3.30pm – Slow Motion Potion – Slow moves boring?  No way!  Learn how to turn your slow moves into fascinating, gooey power-moves!  Level: Ambitious Improvers, Intermediate, Advanced students and Professionals

Workshops

Sunday date TBA

1.00pm to 3.00pm – Queentessence - The Finishing Touch – A bespoke Bellydance Heaven workshop capturing the quintessence of bellydance:  Posture, elegance, stage presence.  What makes your dance polished and refined?  What are the tiny details that make the difference between a good dancer and a great dancer?  We explore hand and arm positions and patterns, as well as lovely leg moves to enhance your hip work and transitions.  Learn how to bring out your inner Queen(ie) on stage, performing with balance, grace and confidence, captivating your audience.  Level: Ambitious Improvers, Intermediate, Advanced students and Professionals

4.00pm to 6.00pm – Shimmytastic Showcase starring YOU and Queenie

Enjoy the paying Loddon Hall Bar and BYO nibbles and drinkies to our family-friendly pop-up showcase.  All performers are kindly asked to purchase tickets.

Workshops

  • Advanced ticket sales only. Early bird ticket discounts run until end date tba.  Discounts on weekend & day-pass packages:
  • All-access weekend pass including 3 workshops & half-price showcase ticket - £85.50 until date tba.  Thereafter £105.50.
  • Saturday full day ticket including 2 workshops - £60.50 until date tba.  Thereafter: £70.50.
  • Sunday full day ticket including 1 workshop & showcase - £40.50 until date tba.  Thereafter £50.50.
  • Individual workshop only - £35.50 until date tba.  Thereafter: £45.50.
  • Showcase only - £10.50 until date tba.  Thereafter: £15.50.  Children - £5.50.  Under 5s free.
  • Contact Rachel to apply to perform at Shimmytastic Showcase.
Workshops