Anne Garside

Anne has been teaching Bellydance and Latin American dance for the last 10 years. She has travelled and danced in a variety of countries, bringing a fusion of dance styles and techniques to her classes. Anne has an open and empowering style of teaching, bringing humour and fun to her classes, inspiring self confidence and personal evelopement.


Celebrating Dance is an annual dance festival held each October at the Toorak Hotel in Torquay, Devon. It is the only belly dance festival in the UK that is held in a 3 Star hotel and has a strong reputation for its friendly & fun atmosphere, offering quality workshops from international stars and popular UK-based teachers. It was created and run for 16 years by International Teacher & Performer Afra al Kahira & John F Hancock. Although Afra & John remain on the team, from 2017 they have handed over the reins to new Group Organiser Nikki Livermore a well-respected Teacher & Performer.

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