Casbah Cabaret

I’m once again teaming up with Rachel Bennett to bring you Casbah Cabaret belly dance showcase! Performance applications are now closed, but tickets are on sale to see the show! Go here to get yours.

Hosted by Rachel Bennett and Helen Santa Maria

Drills & Conditioning Session with Helen

Watch this space for new dates!


It’s a 90 minute cardio-belly, belly-lates, belly-drill mash up! Fire up your inner bellydance core and re-awaken your strength, technique and stability for the new year. This 90 minute session is the ideal way to get back on the bellydance wagon after Christmas and new year! Also ideal if you’ve had a break from bellydancing and want to get back into it.

In this session you can expect:

  • Full warm up and cool down
  • Movement drills
  • Conditioning exercises
  • Focus on hips and legs as well as some arm work
  • Mirrored, air-conditioned studio
  • Free parking
  • Yoga mats available to borrow

New dates coming soon!

Vintage Style Bellydance Choreography Workshop with Helen: A Tribute to Katy Voutsaki Sold out

Webheath Village Hall, Heathfield Rd, Webheath, B97 5SQ

Saturday 24th March 2018, 2.00-4.00pm

Ever since I saw a clip of katie on the Stars of Egypt video (vhs format!) many, many years ago, I wanted to emulate her slinky, glamorous film star quality. The best way I could think of was to learn to dance one of her most famous routines myself. I’ve taken key choreographic sections and stylistic elements and blended them into a tribute piece which I’ll teach to you, step by step.

I’m super delighted to be hosted by Emma Wheate-Price for this workshop.

Workshop fee: £20

For bookings, contact Emma at Paypal payments can be made to that email address, or paid via bacs or cheque.

Vintage Style Bellydance Choreography Workshop with Helen: A Tribute to Katy Voutsaki

Saturday 28th April 2.00-4.00pm


Workshop fee £25 Places available

More info to follow!

Contact: for bookings and info

Ozgen Workshops! Tango Fusion & Romany Gypsy

26th and 27th May 2018


After last year’s sell out workshops, I’m delighted to be hosting Ozgen once again! We have two exciting workshop themes which I know you will love 🙂 I’ve listened to your feedback and this time we will dedicate all of the Saturday to learning one routine and having Ozgen help us get it performance-ready.

Both workshops are held in mirrored studios. You are welcome to film the routine at the end to help you practice at home.

Workshop 1: Tango Fusion 4 hour extended session Sold out
Learn a complete routine and prepare for a performance in this extended workshop. We will have 4 whole hours to learn and perfect the routine! You are then invited to perform the routine in this year’s Summer Spectacular on Saturday 14th July in Reading! (Though it’s not compulsory)

Spice up your repertoire and learn some traditional Tango steps to the Oriental version of the popular Tango song “La Cumparsita”. Ozgen fuses his Tango expertise with bellydance to create a fiery and passionate performance piece.

Date: Saturday 26th May 2018
Time: 11.00am-3.30pm with a 30 minute break in the middle
Venue: Dance Studio, Cotswold Sports Centre, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 6SL. Free parking. Bus route Sky Blue 16 or Royal Blue 33. Tilehurst station is a 22 minute walk from the venue.
Price: £65 £55 early bird price! Hurry, get your early bird booking until 31st March! Sold out

Workshop 2: Romany Gypsy
Join us for a more intimate workshop with Ozgen as we’ll be limiting places to just 14. Learn from the master! As a highly trained dancer in this style, there is no better teacher to learn from.

Energise your dancing with this fiery Romany street style dancing. Learn about the Romany people’s culture and some of the gestures from their daily lives.

Date: Sunday 27th May 2018
Time: 11.00am-1.00pm
Venue: *Please note this is a different venue to the Saturday Allenova School of Dance, Upstairs Studio, 1 Berkshire Drive, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4EW *Please note this is a different location to workshop 1 on Saturday!* Free parking, 10 minute walk from Thatcham station.
Price: £45 £40 early bird price! Hurry, get your early bird booking until 31st March! Last places remaining



A Classical Persian Dance Masterclass

Coach Natasha Bradley will be teaching a masterclass workshop on Classical Persian dance featuring a choreography by the Persian dance superstar Helia Bandeh!

More details to follow, bookings aren’t open yet, but the date is set – woo hoo!

Masterclass Square

Snowflake Spectacular 2017!

Thank you to all who took part. Here’s a look back at some backstage moments!