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Shimmy Hipz Bellydance

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    Alternative and traditional Bellydance classes by Debra Arnott

    Wed 7.30 to 8.30 at Slaithwaite Band Room, Beginners Improvers. £5 per class

    Tuesday Troupe rehearsals (must have basic experience) 7pm to 8pm at Marsden Parochial Hall (£16 monthly subscription)

    Thursday 7pm to 8pm The Health Shack at Almondbury (should be contacted directly for booking on 01484 907047)

    Feel Good World Dance Courses at S2R Create Space in Huddersfield.
    Courses run throughout the year Please contact them directly to register your interest or to book a space on 01484 539531 works out at £5 a class.

    ShimmyHipz runs bellydance and confidence-building workshops for adults, children, people with special needs and ladies with confidence issues. Current class at Waves Daycare Slaithwaite, Members only.

    Sessions at care homes also available for World Dance.

    Kismet Dance Troupe available for restaurants, parties and celebrations, and corporate events. Charity and community events also considered.

    Workshops in aspects of Egyptian bellydance, fusion styles and confidence training. Work with kids and youth groups, mothers groups etc.

    Also trades as Kismet Reiki, Reiki Master, specialist in Reiki surgery and poineer of Flow Therapy a new slow Dance therapy that uses the therapeutic slow moves of Traditional Egyptian Dance mixed with Reiki to help people with movement issues.

    Public speaking and demonstrations in Egyptian bellydance, available for corporate events, womens groups etc.

    We would prefer that the classes are directed towards ladies as this dance is specifically for them but men and boys can be included in the world dance and rhythm for children and people with special needs.

    For further info see


Debra Arnott
Sole trader

Manchester Road, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6HA

07769 501032

Organisation last updated

  1. 11 November 2019

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  1. Bellydance classes
  2. The Parochial Hall, Clough Lea, Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6DN
  3. Opening times:
  4. Tues 6.30 til 7.30 and 7.30 til 8.30
    1. All key services are accessible. Wheelchair access
    2. Either, there are specially marked parking spaces for disabled people, or disabled people can park within 50 metres of an accessible entrance. Disabled parking
    3. There is a toilet which can be accessed by people with disabilities including wheelchair users. This means that it complies with the standards set out in Part M of the Building Regulations,'Access to and use of buildings. Fully accessible toilet

  1. Feelgood World Dance
  2. 5-7, Brook Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1EB
  3. Opening times:
  4. 6th to 27th March Tues 1 til 2

  1. Flow Dance Course and Beginners Bellydance Basics
  2. Experience Community Cic, Slaithwaite Civic Hall, 15A, New Street, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5AB
  3. Opening times:
  4. 6pm til 8pm Wednesdays


  1. I have been teaching Egyptian Dance for 12 years and for 6years as a business locally in Marsden after having over 20 years experience and training, some of it from Betty Thompson, a Raks Sharquey trained instructor based in Horsforth, Leeds. I have also attended many workshops by well known dancers. I was also a member of a troupe, ''Arabesque'' who have performed at weddings, displays, rest homes and theatres.

    During this time I have gained knowledge of the various styles and techniques of the dance and some background history.

    I have noticed a link with the dance and woman''s health care and appreciation of their own bodies and noticed how their confidence grows.

    I presently have about thirty regular students, some of which have joined my dance troupe ''Kismet'' where we perform for charity events and Egyptian parties some of which I have organised myself. I have also organised a Mums and Kids workshop locally.

    I am currently teaching world dance and rhythm with children and people with special needs . I am running sessions at the Waves Daycare Centre in Slaithwaite from January 2014 and would also like to work with ladies who have suffered abuse or have had confidence issues due to illness, especially breast cancer and mental illness. I am currently working to make this happen at S2R Create Space, Brooke St Huddersfield.
    I am also a trained Reiki Master and i have a clinic in Marsden and one run from Sykes and associates Osteopaths in central Huddersfield. Please see my Kismet Reiki website for further information.
    I have pulled together the Reiki Healing and the Bellydance moves to create a new therapeutic dance class or one to one session called Flow Therapy.

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