Theresa Darvill

Theresa Darvill has been teaching bellydance in Southampton for 16 years. With her troupe Mystical Fusion she takes every opportunity to  dance at events across the South, and is a founder member of the Mega Hafla which show cases local dancers fom across Hampshire whilst raising money for Womens Aid. Theresa has been dancing since the age of 3 Ballet,tap and modern. After a break she found a local bellydance class and fell in love with the art form, and has not looked back. Theresa has studied in Istanbul and India, and has attended workshops with many of the great teachers of the world. Theresa still pushes forward to learn as many new dance genres as he can, so as to introduce them into her fusion styles She is currently learning Charleston & Flamenco.


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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