Ann Blagden

Build your confidence, improve your fitness and discover your feminine side! Ann’s style is playful, elegant, graceful and fun. She aims to help every student feel relaxed and comfortable while learning modern and traditional Egyptian and Indian moves, techniques and dances to great music.

Each term you will learn a combination of key moves every Belly Dancer should know and how to put the moves together in an exciting group dance choreography to different styles of music. If you have an interest in Egypt and India, there is a bit of history and culture thrown in too!

Wear comfortable clothing. Dancing is done bare boot. Coin hip scarves are available to borrow.

Ann is a qualified teacher who has a passion for studying and teaching the different styles of Indian, Arabic and Egyptian dance and is the founder of “Egyptian Spirit Belly Dance” in Cheltenham & Gloucestershire, offering classes, workshops and talks to adults of all ages.

Ann started her dance journey over 25 years ago in London, learning classical Indian, Bollywood, Bhangra and Belly Dance styles, and has experienced a fascinating and exciting journey, dancing in Egypt, India and Morocco with professional dancers, locals and indigenous peoples. Ann has also worked on projects supporting the Bedouin of the Sinai Desert in Egypt with the Makhad Trust.