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Bellydance events listed are either run by Farida Dance or one of the Farida crew, or we are teaching or performing or have the Farida Dance souk at the listed event

Alba Shamadan with Candi Bell

Mar 27th / 17.00 - 18.30 / £20.00

Add some drama to your dance, make a magnificent entrance with a shamadan,

Candi is the UK’s top expert on this prop.  Her troupe will be performing in the Saturday Gala show.  Come and learn more about the shamadan and how to dance with it with Candi.

Alba Orientale, Thomas Morton Hall, Edinburgh – for packages and more information, click here

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Alba Friday Gala Showcase

Mar 27th / / £17.00

Join us for our Friday Gala show:

  • Includes:
  • Gypsy Caravan opening the evening
  • Our amazing participants from the UK and International guests.
  • Arabic Disco
  • Alba Orientale, Thomas Morton Hall, Edinburgh – for packages and more information, click here

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Alba Bronze Package

Mar 27th / 17.00 27th March 2020 - 16.30 29th March 2020 non residential / £50.00

Alba Orientale:  Thomas Morton Hall, Edinburgh EH6 4AE
27 – 29th March 2020
Full cost of Bronze Package £90
You can save over £10 on cost of individual workshops with this package.

This Bronze Package is great value for those who have limited time or want to do less dancing.  It does allow you to perform as part of a troupe.  For full details of what is included, see below.

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Alba Silver Package

Mar 27th / 17.00 27th March 2020 - 16.30 29th March 2020 not residential / £50.00

Alba Orientale:  Thomas Morton Hall, Edinburgh EH6 4AE
27 – 29th March 2020
Full cost of Silver Package £180
You can save up to £50 on price of workshops with this package.

This package is great for those who want to reserve their energy.  You can choose 5 workshops across the weekend – and get to see both shows.  You also get access to the competition hall Friday afternoon if you want to watch.

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Alba Gold Package

Mar 27th / 17.00 27th March 2020 - 16.30 29th March 2020 not residential / £100.00

Alba Orientale:  Thomas Morton Hall, Edinburgh EH6 4AE
27 – 29th March 2020
Full cost of Gold Package £270
Amazing value with savings of up to £70 on individual cost of workshops.

Dance, Dance Dance …….all weekend long.  This gold package allows you access to all workshops  (except professional development ones).   You also get tickets for both shows – for full details see below.  Limited to 25 packages.

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Alba Platinum Package

Mar 27th / 17.00 27th March 2020 - 16.30 29th March 2020 not residential / £100.00

Alba Orientale:  Thomas Morton Hall, Edinburgh EH6 4AE
27 – 29th March 2020
Full cost of Platinum Package £335
Save up to £60 on the cost of workshops with this package

If you want to dance, dance, dance, then this package could be for you.  There are only 20 Platinum Packages.  You get 3 classes with our stars pitched at professional dancers limited to Platinum holders – and access to everything else on the timetable.

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Alba Rosadela Technique

Mar 28th / 09.30 - 11.30 / £40.00

Rosadela style technique with Rosadela herself.

An opportunity not to be missed.  Rosadela is a great teacher – you will get so much material to take away and use in your own dance

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Alba – Sassy Saidi with Lorna

Mar 28th / 10.00 - 11.30 / £25.00

This is your chance to study Saidi dance with the amazing Lorna.

Book your place now.

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Alba: Iraqi/Khaleegy with Soraia

Mar 28th / 11.45 - 13.15 / £35.00

An amazing opportunity to study this dance style with one of Cairos top performers.  Find out the differences between Iraqi and Khaleegy …. and how to dance to them.

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Alba – Sha’abi with Soraia

Mar 28th / 13.30 - 15.00 / £35.00

Soraia is known for her great sha’abi.  She loves incorporating current hits into her Cairo sets.  Her audiences love it.

Learn new moves from Cairos top star.

Saturday:  13.30 – 15.00:  £35

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Alba Live Tabla with Kay and Joelle

Mar 28th / 11.45 - 13.15 / £25.00

Join Kay and Joelle for this fabulous session.

Explore the energy and inspiration that comes from dancing with live music.

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Alba Spanish Skirt with Deirdre

Mar 28th / 13.30 - 15.00 / £20.00

Join Deirdre and learn some sizzling Spanish skirt moves in the Gypsy Caravan style.

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Alba – Oriental Technique with Yasmina

Mar 28th / 15.15 - 17.15 / £35.00

A great opportunity to study technique with Yasmina of Cairo.  This class in oriental technique and combinations will be both challenging and rewarding.

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Alba: International Gala Show

Mar 28th / 19.00 - 23.00 / £25.00

Join us for our fabulous International Gala Show.

  • Including:
  • Soraia from Cairo
  • Rosadela from Spain
  • Yasmina – Cairo/UK
  • Lorna – Cairo/Scotland
  • Kay – UK
  • Candi – UK
  • Carmen – Spain
  • Moyra – Scotland
  • plus other amazing guests
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Alba: Soraia Technique

Mar 29th / 13.30 - 15.30 / £45.00

What makes Soraia a star?

Learn some of her signature moves to add to your repertoire.

A great opportunity.

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Alba: Understand you Magency with Rosadela

Mar 29th / 09.30 - 11.30 / £40.00

Join Rosadela and find out how she approaches dancing to a magency.  A magency is the piece of music a dancer starts her set with and the different sections allow her to showcase her skills.  Rosadela breaks down and explains the sections.

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Alba: Fantasy Veil with Carmen

Mar 29th / 10 - 11.30 / £20.00

Join Carmen and loose yourself in this workshop exploring Oriental Fantasy Veil.  New ideas and techniques to wow your audience.

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Alba: Shimmylicious with Soraia

Mar 29th / 11.45 - 13.15 / £35.00

Soraia is the shimmy queen.

Learn from one of Cairos top stars.

From tiny to big, layering and travelling.

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Alba: Melaya with Moyra

Mar 29th / 11.45 - 13.15 / £20.00

Join Moyra for this fun and engaging Melaya class.

Find out about it’s origins, lean how to use it as a prop and put together some combinations.

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