The Desert Diamonds Bellydance Troupe

Members of all SMBA classes will get a FREE bonus 40 minute live- stream Belly-Lates class on a Monday night from 8.20-9.00. Details of how to join will be sent to you when you register for your course.

The Desert Diamonds are a bellydance performance troupe directed and choreographed by Helen Santa Maria, Cherie Marshal and other troupe level SMBA coaches. Based in Berkshire, they perform at local and national events and showcases as well as festivals and parties.

Rehearsals are held Thursdays 8.30-9.30pm (please arrive already warmed up)
Term starts: Thursday 23rd April 2020
Venue: The class will be live-streamed from Cherie’s teaching room at home. Instructions on how to join will be sent to you when you sign up Read Dance and Theatre College, St Bart’s Theatre, St Bartholomew’s Road, Reading, RG1 3QA (map below). The studio is in the church with the entrance at the front to the left, the door is under a porch.
Parking: Some parking in the small car park directly in front of the church and on St. Bartholomew’s Road. There is also parking at Palmer Park Stadium close by.

Curriculum: Coach Cherie is back with a wonderful choreography that you can learn as a solo – but with the idea that you can perform it together as a group when the time is right. You’ll be learning a gorgeous piece featuring Khaleeji with a stunning intro and exciting finale. You might be learning it under lock-down, but it will be truly joyful when you will dance and perform it together.

Coach: Cherie

12 week week Course fee*: £105 discounted and extended early bird deal £88.50 until 22 April

Registration is by invitation only.


* Please note bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable regardless of student circumstances, e.g. holiday and illness. Thank you for understanding.

Desert Diamonds performing at Strictly Oxford

Click here for a photo gallery of The Desert Diamonds
Highlights from past performances:

* 22 October 2014, Sheikh It! Bellydance Show, Kenton Theatre, Henley
* 16 July Summer Spectacular, Reading
* 5 June 2011, East Ilslsey Sheep Fair
* 22 May 2011 Dancia International Reading
Dance Showcase at Rivermead Leisure Complex
* 7 April 2011 Arabesque, London
* 3 April 2011 The Shimmytastic Show, Twyford
* 27 March 2011 Hipnotic, Reading
* Royal Berkshire Bengali Association in aid of Kankhal Medical Aid, Slough, January 2011
* Silk Route at Bellyworld, London Sunday 28 November 2010
* Christmas Show, Loddon Valley Leisure, Sunday 5 December 2010
* Hipnotic, September 2010
* Ascot and Sunningdale Carnival, September 2010

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