New Zealand Belly Dance Teachers


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Styles Classes Offered Training
Orientale offered . Orientale
Beledi offered . Beledi
Folkloric offered . Folkloric
Social offered . Social
Tribal offered . Tribal
Weekly Classes . Weekly
Fortnightly Classes . Fortnightly
Monthly Classes . Monthly
Beginner Classes . Beginners
Beyond beginner Classes . Beyond Beginners
Children's classes . Children
Classes accept men . Men
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North Island Belly Dance Teachers

Northland

19 Sep 16

Brier Abal: Teacher with Tiny Camel Belly Dance

Email: Brier_Abal@outlook.com
Phone: 022 398 6890 (Whangarei)
04 Nov 10

Mihrimah: Teacher with Mihrimah Belly Dancers

Phone: 09 432 0115 Cell: 021 041 4925
04 Nov 13

Shahreena: Teacher with Black Rose Bellydance

Email: suzannej@ihug.co.nz
Phone: 09 401 7428 Cell: 021 339 353 (Kerikeri)

Auckland

Candice Frankland .
17 Apr 13

Candice Frankland: Teacher with Phoenix Belly Dance

Email: phoenix.candice@gmail.com
Web: www.phoenixbellydance.co.nz
Phone: 021 170 4183
Level 1 (City Dance) 260 Queen Street Auckland CBD
  Styles: Orientale, Beledi, Folkloric, Social. Orientale . Beledi . Folkloric . Social .
  Classes: Weekly classes in Mt Eden, Ponsonby, Auckland City Centre, Queen St, Swanson St
Classes available for new Beginners, Beyond Beginners, Children
Workshops and Private classes available. Will travel if required.
Weekly Class . Beginner classes . Beyond beginner classes . Children's classes .
  Background: Started in 2004. Began teaching in 2006.
Candice's style is based on her study of Egyptian and Turkish belly dance, and minor training in Spanish Flamenco, Contemporary, Polynesian, and HipHop. Candice's teaching style is visual, auditory and kinaesthetic to allow students to achieve the best learning experience.
Regular professional dance experience.
 
  Influences: My dance teachers and mentors (Aziza, Dina, Azad Kaan, Angela), my students (who inspire me in every way), and my fellow dancers of all styles and genres.  
  Maintenance of Expertise (in the last 5 years):
2013 with Ashley Lopez (USA) (8 hours)
2012 with Istanbul Tarazade Festival - Aziza (Canada), Professor Hassan Khalil (Egypt), and Azad (30 hours)
2010 with Dina (Cairo) (8 hours)
2008 with Tamalyn Dallal (USA) (12 hours)
Tais .
28 Sep 10

Tais: Teacher with Tais Belly Dance

Web: www.tais-bellydance.co.nz
Phone: 021 077 4720
  Styles: Orientale. Orientale .
  Classes: Weekly classes in Sunnynook, North Shore and City Centre
Classes available for new Beginners, Beyond Beginners, Children
Workshops and Private classes available. Will travel if required.
Weekly Class . Beginner classes . Beyond beginner classes . Children's classes .
  Background: Started in 2003. Began teaching in 2004.
Regular professional dance experience.
 
30 Apr 15

Andrea : Teacher with Blue Moon Bellydance

Email: andrea.bluemoonnz@gmail.com
Phone: 09 265 0076 Cell: 021 408 844 (South/East Auckland)
06 Feb 14

Benaz: Teacher with Persian BellyDance

Email: persianbellydancing4@yahoo.co.nz
Phone: 09 630 2563 Cell: 021 050 1550
04 Nov 10

Fina: Teacher with Ya Habibi Rock Ltd

Email: info@bellydancing.net.nz
Phone: 0800 Belly Belly
18 Jul 13

Iman: Teacher with Spirit Inc Dance

Email: 4jocks@gmail.com
Phone: 021 266 0161
04 Nov 10

Ishtar Bellydancer: Teacher

Email: ishtar.bellydancer@gmail.com
Phone: 021 648 338
12 Jan 11

Jannah: Teacher with Windows of the East

Email: windowsoftheeast@gmail.com
Phone: 09 449 2417 Cell: 021 043 5053
25 Mar 15

Lisa: Teacher with Magic Veil Belly Dance

Email: doormaal@ihug.co.nz
Phone: 021 213 0816 (Mount Roskill)
20 Jul 11

Louise: Teacher with Windblown Tribal

Email: tribal@windblown.gen.nz
Phone: 021 256 4843 PO Box 91757, Victoria St West, Auckland, 1142
04 Nov 10

Monique: Teacher with Abbraccia School of Dance

Email: elektra1@vodafone.co.nz
Phone: 09 419 7369
04 Nov 10

Raven: Teacher with Bellydance East

Email: bellydanceeast@gmail.com
Phone: 021 408 844
04 Nov 10

Sameera: Teacher

Email: entertainment@sameera.co.nz
Phone: 021 911 022
15 Nov 11

Sandy: Teacher with Lazuli School of Belly Dance

Email: sandy.danford@gmail.com
Phone: 021 034 9851
04 Nov 10

Shakeelah: Teacher with Medance

Email: angela@medance.co.nz
Phone: 021 848 913
21 Mar 12

Suraya bellydancer: Teacher with Suraya Dance

Email: suraya_the_bellydancer@hotmail.com
04 Nov 10

Tania Theron: Teacher with Aisha Belly Dancing Studio

Email: tania_theron@hotmail.com
11 Jan 14

Vicki Langford: Teacher with Purple Lotus Dance School

Email: nickandvick@xtra.co.nz
Phone: 09 426 1105 Cell: 021 164 4436
04 Nov 10

Zahiya: Teacher with Sahara Middle Eastern Dance School

Email: glenphil@ihug.co.nz
Phone: 09 836 0154 Cell: 027 272 4627

Waikato

Karen .
29 Apr 14

Karen: Teacher with Cambridge School of Bellydance

Email: nzbellydancer@gmail.com
Phone: 027 448 9001 (Cambridge)
  Styles: Orientale. Orientale .
  Classes: Weekly classes in Cambridge
Classes available for new Beginners, Beyond Beginners
Workshops and Private classes available. Will travel if required.
Weekly Class . Beginner classes . Beyond beginner classes .
  Background: Started in 1999. Began teaching in 2002.
I studied with Fatina for 5 years, Formally Trained in Ballroom dance obtained Silver Bar medal and hold an international dance teachers terminology certificate
Some professional dance experience.
 
  Influences: Fatina from Art of Bellydance NZ, Bellydance superstar Jillina  
  Maintenance of Expertise (in the last 5 years):
2012 with Belladonna (Australia) (8 hours)
2009 with Belladonna (Australia) (13 hours)
2009 with Sashi (USA) (5 hours)
Suher .
20 Aug 12

Suher: Teacher with Art of Middle Eastern Dance

Phone: 07 869 0191 Cell: 027 329 2288 (Thames)
  Styles: Orientale, Beledi, Folkloric, Social. Fusion (any kind except Tribal) Orientale . Beledi . Folkloric . Social .
  Classes: Weekly classes in Thames
Classes available for new Beginners, Beyond Beginners, Men
Workshops and Private classes available. Will travel if required.
Weekly Class . Beginner classes . Beyond beginner classes . Male students welcome .
  Background: Started in 1982. Began teaching in 1985.
Suher is an internationally experienced and recognized tutor and teacher. Travelling to Europe each year she constantly updates her skills and knowledge.
Regular professional dance experience.
 
  Influences: Mainly influenced by divas Tahia Karioka, Naima Akef, Suher Zaki, Mona Said and first teacher Zahra Bent Ammar. Also all kinds of other forms of dance (Flamenco, Ballroom, Latin American, Jazz etc)  
  Maintenance of Expertise (in the last 5 years):
2012 with Khalida + Chadia combined (Belgium) (5 hours)
2011 with Leyla Jouvana (Germany) (6 hours)
2009 with Leyla Jouvana (Germany) (6 hours)
19 Oct 13

Alison Lowe: Teacher with Te awamutu tribal belly dance

Email: alowe62@live.co.uk
07 870 1962 (Te Awamutu)
15 Apr 16

Anna: Teacher

Email: alkalnins@yahoo.co.nz
07 856 6478 (Hamilton)
18 Jul 13

Gaida: Teacher

Email: smile@catherinecorcoran.com
Phone: 07 867 1995 Cell: 021 210 2438 (Whitianga)

Bay of Plenty

Tanya Bamford-King .
29 Apr 14

Tanya Bamford-King: Teacher with Art of Movement

Web: www.artofmovement.co.nz
Phone: 021 271 2493
  Styles: Orientale, Beledi, Folkloric, Social. Fusion Orientale . Beledi . Folkloric . Social .
  Classes: Weekly classes in Tauranga
Classes available for new Beginners, Beyond Beginners, Children, Men
Workshops and Private classes available. Will travel if required.
Weekly Classes . Beginner classes . Beyond beginner classes . Children's classes . Male students welcome .
  Background: Started in 1988. Began teaching in 1992.
Tanya started dance training as a preschooler and continued as a child and young adult. In 1988 she discovered Belly Dance. Performing, studying and teaching Belly Dance nationally internationally Tanya has a reputation as one of New Zealand top Belly Dance teachers and performers.
Past professional dance experience.
 
  Maintenance of Expertise (in the last 5 years):
2014 with Karim Nagi (4 hours)
2014 with Ava Flemming (2 hours)
2009 with Randa Gamal (Egypt) (8 hours)
2009 with Yasmina (UK/Egypt) (8 hours)
2009 with Caroline (Australia/Egypt) (8 hours)
17 Oct 10

Belisha: Facilitator with Belisha Dance Club

Web: www.belishabellydance.org.nz
Phone: 07 570 2445 Cell: 021 0225 5898
  Styles: Orientale, Folkloric, Social. Orientale . Folkloric . Social .
  Classes: Weekly classes in Tauranga and Rotorua
Classes available for new Beginners, Beyond Beginners, Men
Workshops and Private classes available. Will travel if required.
Weekly Class . Beginner classes . Beyond beginner classes . Male students welcome .
  Background: Started in 2000. Began teaching in 2002.
We currently have tutors with various educational degrees, diplomas and certificates and are continuous learners ourselves in terms of dance.
Some professional dance experience.
 
  Influences: Influenced by the Awadim and other dancers who value proficiency in dance, but enjoy the group dynamics.  
  Maintenance of Expertise (in the last 5 years):
2010 with Lily (10 hours)
2009 with Peter V (100 hours)
2007 with Fateena (10 hours)
20 Oct 12

Crystal: Teacher with Fusion Bellydance

Taupo
04 Nov 10

Linley Duncan: Teacher with Arabian Spice Dance Group

Phone: 07 552 4352 Cell: 027 286 3452
06 Feb 14

Raffaella: Facilitator with Arabian Spice

Email: arabianspicebd@gmail.com
Phone: 07 576 4112 Cell: 021 124 5982
15 Oct 10

Saxie: Teacher with Turkish Delight

Phone: 07 549 0847 (Lynne Roberts)
06 May 12

Sue Graham: Contact

Phone: 07 377 0469
141 SH1 Waitahanui Taupo
29 Oct 14

Therese: Teacher with Art of Middle Eastern Dance - Waihi Beginners

Email: theresehumphries@gmail.com
Phone: 07 863 6291 Cell: 027 495 6706
04 Nov 10

Tracy Miller: Teacher

Email: stu.tracy.miller@xtra.co.nz
Phone: 07 572 4456

Taranaki

18 Jul 13

Aaminah: Teacher with Shimera Middle Eastern Dance Incorporated

Email: princessaaminah@hotmail.com
Phone: 06 758 1097 Cell: 027 478 9029
04 Nov 10

Paisj Stonnell: Teacher with Hipnotix Dance Company

Email: hipnotix@ihug.co.nz
Phone: 06 754 4435 Cell: 027 415 3514
29 Jan 14

Raizel: Teacher with 5th Element Dance

Email: raizel@5thelement.co.nz
Phone: 06 759 1739 Cell: 027 739 1380

Manawatu-Wanganui

25 Feb 13

Ahmunet: Group leader

Phone: 021 141 4257
06 Feb 12

Anoushka: Teacher with Hipnotize Bellydance

Phone: 022 691 3013
09 Jun 13

Sara: Teacher with Shannon Beginner's Belly Dance

Email: shannonbellydance1@gmail.com
Phone: 06 362 7227; Cell: 021 064 6187 (Shannon)
13 Jun 13

Teezhareem Bellydance - Tina Russell: Teacher

Email: lilmisstinarussell@gmail.com
Phone: 021 185 4078 (Levin, Horowhenua)

Hawkes Bay

19 Sep 16

Lisa: Teacher with Bellizone Belly Dance

Email: RainbowRoseEnterprises@gmail.com
Phone: 022 0340 268

Wellington

Sylvia Edge-Perkins/Ziva .
30 Apr 14

Sylvia Edge-Perkins/Ziva: Teacher with Zilzal Tribal Bellydance

Web: www.tribalbellydance.co.nz
  Styles: Tribal. ATS (American Tribal Style) as created by Carolena Nericcio and FatChanceBellyDance Tribal .
  Classes: Weekly classes in Central Wellington
Classes available for new Beginners, Beyond Beginners, Men
Workshops and Private classes available. Will travel if required.
Weekly Class . Beginner classes . Beyond beginner classes . Male students welcome .
  Background: Started in 2000. Began teaching in 2006.
I am proud to be a certified teacher and sister studio in FatChanceBellyDance ATS. While ATS has my heart, I always relish the challenge of trying something new.
Some professional dance experience.
 
  Influences: My teachers, my dancemates, my students  
  Maintenance of Expertise (in the last 5 years):
2014 with Kaeshi Chai (4 hours)
2014 with Jen Allen (10 hours)
2013-14 with Zumarrad (4 hours)
2013 with Devi Mamak and April Erzetich (18 hours)
2013 with Sashi and Sakuntala (10 hours)
2012 with Sashi and Madame Raine (10 hours)
2012 with Devi Mamak (Ghawazi Caravan, Australia) (18 hours)
2011 with Devi Mamak (Ghawazi Caravan, Australia) (10 hours)
2010 with April Erzetich (Ghawazi Caravan, Australia) (8 hours)
2010 with Devi Mamak (Ghawazi Caravan, Australia) (8 hours)
2010 with Pip E-Lysaah (10+ hours)
2010 with Kashmir (9 hours)
2010 with Tanya Bamford-King (9 hours)
2010 with Zumarrad (2+ hours)
2010 with Maarie Hutana (4 hours)
2010 with Victoria Escaip (2 hours)
2010 with Zahraa (6 hours)
2009 with Carolena Nericcio (FatChanceBellyDance, USA) (10 hours)
31 Dec 13

Angie: Teacher with Arabian Rendezvous School of Bellydance

Email: ahughes@orcon.net.nz
Phone: 06 364 0298 Cell: 021 296 1593 (Otaki, Kapiti Coast)
17 May 12

Arwa: Teacher

Email: arwaziad@hotmail.com
Phone: 022 127 1778
04 Nov 10

Charmaine: Teacher with Oasis Pearls

Email: oasispearls@gmail.com
04 Nov 10

E-Lysaah: Teacher

Email: hedonistacal@gmail.com
Phone: 021 542 013
04 Nov 10

Huda: Teacher

Email: huda.sabour@paradise.net.nz
Phone: 04 479 2255
04 Nov 10

Joy Evans: Teacher

Email: joybellydancer@gmail.com
Phone: 06 379 7566
04 Nov 10

Leilah: Teacher

Email: savages@actrix.co.nz
Phone: 021 160 2501
19 Sep 16

Lynette Marchant: Teacher with Phoenix Belly Dance

Email: lmarchantnz@hotmail.com
Phone: 021 152 3885
24 Aug 12

Melissa Bryant

Email: melissa_joy2000@hotmail.com
Phone: 027 488 8817
04 Nov 10

Shekina Moonjelly: Teacher with Moonjelly Bellydance

Email: dance@moonjellybellydance.co.nz
Phone: 027 218 2820
29 Oct 14

Traysi: Teacher with Snake Charmer Belly Dance

Email: traysinz@hotmail.com
Phone: 04 385 3878
04 Nov 10

Yasmin: Teacher with Sirocco Middle Eastern Dancers

Email: finalerh@actrix.gen.nz

Also see South Island Belly Dance Teachers

Last updated by JEWEL