Leyla Hayat

Leyla is a London based folklore and Oriental dancer with Algerian roots. She has been teaching classes and workshps for over 3 years now all over the UK. Leyla loves meeting new people and sharing her heritage. She dances and teaches with great passion, she particularly enjoys  seeing dancers grow and learn whilst having fun in her workshops.


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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