Shema International Bellydance Artist

Bellydancer and Bellydance Teacher teacher

Based in
Taunton, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Devon, Europe, London, Somerset, taunton, UK
Shema International Bellydance Artist | Bellydancer and Bellydance Teacher teacher

Rates: Vary - see listings

Make an enquiry Phone: 07805 354312

Shema is an internationally acclaimed UK based professional Middle Eastern Dance Artist, Musician and Writer, in demand all over the world for her dynamic and authentic performances and exceptional teaching skills.

"Beautiful and delicately lovely...[her] versatility and absolute joy to behold"

"Delicately lovely", Shema is renowned for her elegant and feminine styling with a powerful yet sensitive approach to Middle Eastern dance. Always interested in the history and development of this art form, Shema specialises in presenting Egyptian Bellydance, as well as traditional Folk dances from the Middle Eastern and Arabic World and exploring how they have influenced modern styles.
These include Tannoura (Egyptian Whirling), Sai'idi (Northern Egypt), Khaleegy (Gulf region), Iraqi Kawleeya and Raqs al Hecha3, Egyptian Baladi, and Moroccan Tanjaoua Sha'abi as well as props such as veil, daggers, and sword.

Shema is available for all events: including at corporate events, private parties, weddings, shows, community festivals, ME dance festivals and more. She is a lively and mesmerizing addition to any event and will tailor her performance to suit your needs.

Tuition and Dance Events
Shema maintains an integrity within the dance - her authenticity, musical interpretation and approachability make her a sought after artist and teacher and she is passionate about encouraging students and other professionals to share in her absolute love and devotion to this dance.

Over the course of a 20-year career, Shema has travelled across the world to teach, perform, and study. Her experience includes being a member of Arabesque Dance Company in Canada, leading dance tours in Morocco, teaching and performing at major dance events in the UK, US, Norway and Jersey, presenting research at dance conferences in the US and Canada, and dancing live with musicians for two years in Egypt whilst living and learning within a Bedouin community.

Group Classes

Egyptian Bellydance Class

Introductory Workshop APRIL 2nd 2-4pm
If you have ever wanted to try out Bellydance then this is the place to come in Somerset! Shema is an internationally renowned dancer with experience teaching and performing across the world. Based in Somerset, she teaches classes in Taunton for all levels- the introductory class is for complete beginners (or those who have studied with other dancers and wish to improve technique or revisit the basics)and the development level class is the next stage on from the basics, again suitable for dancers who have studied elsewhere or have completed at least one term of the introductory level class.

Classes are great fun but very informative- you will learn all the basic moves for Egyptian Bellydance and how to strengthen and isolate muscles to create beautiful movements, as well as traditional styles from across the Middle East.

Shema is an excellent teacher and is knowledgeable about many aspects of the dance, including culture, language, music, rhythms and much more so that even though you will work hard, you won't notice it! There are end of term events where you can perform or sit and watch others perform (!) and experience some of the culture first hand.

6 week block £48 (May 4, 11, 18 and June 1, 8, 15)

Classes are non-refundable and non-transferable (except with written agreement from Shema)

It's a: 
St Luke's Centre
Cotford St Luke, Somerset, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Wednesdays (May 4th - June 15th) 6weeks with a week's break 7-8pm Introductory Level (complete beginners/returners/more advanced dancers also catered for- please enquire)
6 weeks £48


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


All choreographies and class contents are copyright. Bookings for classes are non refundable and transferable only by individual agreement with Shema.

Make an enquiry Phone: 07805 354312

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