Workshop Programme


Leila Molaei’s 9-11am workshop on Saturday has an updated description: “learn the modern gulf style popular among the young – it’s faster fun and sexy with nods to the traditional. You will have the opportunity to perform this at the festival.”

Also, Leila Molaei’s Iraqi dance workshop on Sunday 11.30-1pm, “will focus on the basics and background to raqs hecha, Topics covered include: footwork, hairwork and head spinning, as well as other basic techniques and combinations.”

The rest of the workshops are all correct according to the below posters!



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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