New Zealand Belly Dance Teachers
- South Island


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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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South Island Belly Dance Teachers

Marlborough

19 Oct 13

Atlas: Teacher with Belly Divine

Email: bellydivine@gmail.com
021 123 6237 (Blenheim)
02 Mar 11

Ruth: Teacher

Email: gruth@xtra.co.nz
(Blenheim)

Nelson/Tasman

08 Feb 13

Debbie Sumner: Teacher with ZENDA Belly Dance

Email: dbsumner@xtra.co.nz
03 542 2092 cell: 027 689 0558 (Nelson)
03 Feb 13

Gretchen Howard: Teacher with ZENDA Belly Dance

Email: kitesfun@ihug.co.nz (Nelson)
04 Nov 10

Sabina: Teacher with Belly Dance with Sabina

Email: magic.happens@slingshot.co.nz
Phone: 03 546 8511 (Nelson)

Canterbury

Kashmir .
18 April 17

Kashmir: Teacher with Belly Raqs® with Kashmir

Web: www.bellyraqs.co.nz
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bellyraqs
Phone: 027 438 7277
  Styles: Orientale, Beledi, Folkloric, Social. Especially Egyptian styling Orientale offered . Beledi offered . Folkloric offered . Social offered .
  Classes: Weekly classes in South Brighton and CBD, Christchurch
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 . Classes accept men .
  Background: Started in 1991. Began teaching in 1997.
Kashmir has studied MED from a wide range of instructors including many from Egypt such as Denise Enan, Aida Nour, Dr Mo and Yousry Sharif. In addition to time spent teaching high school, she has a Certificate in Dance Teaching from QUT (2003).
Some professional dance experience.
 
  Influences: Egyptian especially my teachers Denise Enan, Aida Nour, Dr Mo Geddawi, Yousry Sharif and also the earthy Fifi Abdou and the wonderful Naima Akef.  
  Maintenance of Expertise (in the last 5 years):
2017 with Zaghareet Daniela (10 hours)
2016 with Dr Mo Geddawi (40 hours)
2015 with Nerissa (8 hours)
2014 with Tanya (6 hours)
2014 with Ava Fleming (8 hours)
2014 with Karim Nagi (4 hours)
2013 with Jen Allen (12 hours)
2012 with Ranya Renee (NYC) (8 hours)
2011 with Momo Kadous (Egypt/Germany) (20 hours)
2010 with Aida Nour (Egypt) (19 hours)
2009 with Caroline (Australia/Egypt) (9 hours)
2009 with Lubna Emam (Egypt) (9 hours)
2009 with Mohamed Kazafy (Egypt) (9 hours)
2008 with Fahar Tour (12 hours)
2008 with Amera (Australia) (9 hours)
2008 with Denise Enan (Egypt/Canada) (40 hours)
2007 with Aida Nour (Egypt) (40 hours)
A'mal .
20 Dec 10

A'mal: Teacher

Email: incitatus26@hotmail.com
Phone: 027 301 5897
  Styles: Orientale, Folkloric. Tribal Fusion, Saiidi, Rom, Turkish Orientale . Folkloric .
  Classes: Weekly classes in Christchurch central
Classes available for Beyond Beginners
Workshops and Private classes available. Will travel if required.
Weekly Class . Beyond beginner classes .
  Background: Started in 2002. Began teaching in 2005.
7 years of regular training in oriental and folkloric styles, 2 years of Tribal Fusion training. Undertake training with professionals at least twice a year.
Regular professional dance experience.
 
  Influences: Influences: The Egyptian Greats (Fifi Abdou, Dina...) and my first teacher in oriental, Gendi Tanner as well as the great San Francisco Tribal Fusion pioneers, The Indigo.  
  Maintenance of Expertise (in the last 5 years):
2010 with Rachel Brice (12 hours)
2010 with Caroline of Cairo (4 hours)
2010 with Tais (3 hours)
2010 with Mardi Love (9 hours)
2010 with Mira Betz (6 hours)
2010 with Heather Stants (6 hours)
2010 with Amy Sigil (UNMATA) (6 hours)
2010 with Melusina (5 hours)
2010 with Zahraa (4 hours)
2009 with Deb Rubin (10 hours)

Victoria .
30 Apr 14

Victoria: Teacher

Email: victoriaescaip@hotmail.com
Phone: 021 2161 021
PO Box 36451, Merivale, Christchurch 8146
  Styles: Tribal. Fusion & Zills Tribal .
  Classes:
Classes available for new Beginners, Beyond Beginners
Workshops and Private classes available. Will travel if required.
Beginner classes . Beyond beginner classes .
  Background: Started in 1998. Began teaching in 2003.
Training with Gendi Tanner, Cassandra, Denise Enan, Hadia, Karen German, Melusina, Deb Rubin, Lily, Terri Walden, Flo Bargar and other amasing NZ teachers such as Tanya, Yurie, Zumarrad, Tais, Amy Wilson.
Some professional dance experience.
 
  Influences: My teachers and fellow dancers. Any kind of fusion...  
Zumarrad .
29 Apr 14

Zumarrad: Teacher

Email: zumarrad@gmail.com
Web: www.zumarrad.co.nz
  Styles: Orientale, Beledi, Folkloric, Social. Orientale . Beledi . Folkloric . Social .
  Classes:
Workshops and Private classes available. Will travel if required.
  Background: Started in 1998. Began teaching in 2002.
Primary training with Gendi Tanner. Taught weekly classes for seven years until 2009. Regular work with Yurie Somerville of Christchurch and national and international teachers whenever possible. Some ballet and Latin training.
Some professional dance experience.
 
  Influences: Egyptian orientale and folkloric dancers from the Golden Age to today, Gendi Tanner, Cassandra Shore.  
  Maintenance of Expertise (in the last 5 years):
2014 with Ava Flemming (4 hours)
2014 with Karim Nagi (8 hours)
2013 with Trisnasari Fraser (4 hours)
2013 with Tamara Taylor (4 hours)
2013 with Paivi Mielikainen (4 hours)
2012 with Ranya Renee (NYC) (10 hours)
2012 with Mahmoud Reda (Egypt) (5 hours)
2012 with Sarah Kent (USA) (4 hours)
2010 with Sema Yildiz (Turkey) (2 hours)
2010 with Cassandra Shore (USA) (2 hours)
2010 with Amel Tafsout (Algeria/UK) (2 hours)
2010 with Hadia (Canada) (2 hours)
2010 with Yasmina Ramzy (USA) (4 hours)
2010 with Jillina (USA) (2 hours)
2010 with Tais (2 hours)
2010 with Tanya Bamford-King (4 hours)
2009 with Caroline Evanoff (Australia/Egypt) (6 hours)
2009 with Jennifer Allen (UK) (10 hours)
28 Aug 14

Aaralyn: Teacher with TribalDiva Belly Dance Company

Email: tribaldiva.bellydancers@hotmail.co.nz
Phone: 027 756 4460
27 Jun 12

Beth Stuart: Teacher

Phone: 03 684 9515 Cell: 027 433 6844 (Timaru)
04 Nov 10

Farida: Teacher with Desert Veils Dancers

Phone: 03 337 2683 Cell: 021 344 455
18 April 17

Kathryn: Teacher with The Beledi Eastern Dance Group

Email: kaggee53@gmail.com
Phone: 03 612 6138 Cell: 021 183 4476 (Timaru)
04 Nov 10

Margy Morris: Teacher

Email: margyathome@clear.net.nz
Phone: 03 304 7804 (Akaroa)

West Coast

19 Sep 16

Joy: Teacher with Dazana Fusion

Email: joy@secan.co.nz
Phone: 021 569 252 (Greymouth)

Otago

16 Aug 12

Cydonia: Teacher with Red Mars Dance Project

Email: ilshanah@yahoo.com
18 Jul 13

Fern: Teacher with Kazbah Studio

Email: yrth@callsouth.net.nz
Phone: 03 471 0247
04 Nov 10

Petra: Teacher

Email: pcolwell@xtra.co.nz
Phone: 03 478 0012
04 Nov 13

Stefanie: Teacher with Khamzin Tribe Belly Dancers

Email: woodkal@xtra.co.nz
Phone: 03 478 0647 Cell: 027 330 5503

Southland

Sorry - no teachers known currently.

Also see North Island Belly Dance Teachers