Mindy Melayal

Egyptian dance has been Mindys passion for the last 25 years, teaching, studying and performing in a group and as a soloist. While 20 + trips to Egypt have helped her gain an understanding of how saiidi, the dance of Upper Egypt permeates every aspect of this wonderful gift that Egypt has given us. Mindy is grateful to all of her teachers but the ones you may reognise are  Randa Kamel, Eman Zaki, Ibrahim el Suezi, Farah Nasri, Kazafy, the Maazin family of Luxor and  Sara Farouk. What Mindy loves about Saiidi is the strength, the energy and the fascinating balance  between the masculine and feminine that are present when the tahtib meets the assaya!


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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