Class Information


Term dates

Because of the coronavirus, all classes have been temporarily suspended. The summer term is due to start on Monday 20 April but this may be delayed. Classes will start again as soon as is sensible.

If you've never been to a belly dance class before, the start of each new term is an excellent time to join one! There are beginner level classes in Oxford (Botley), Wantage and Abingdon. We'll begin with the absolute basics. Don't worry if you think you've got two left feet and a total lack of coordination, or you just feel very self-conscious - relax! The classes are fun and friendly and you'll learn how to belly dance move by move. No previous dance experience necessary.


MONDAY St Andrews Church Hall, Dean Court, Botley, Oxford
6.30 - 7.30 pm Tribal Fusion Bellydance for Improvers/Intermediates
7.30 - 8.30 pm Egyptian Belly Dance for Beginners
TUESDAY The Beacon, Wantage
7.30 - 8.30 pm Egyptian Belly Dance for Beginners
8.30 - 9.45 pm Intermediate-Advanced (Levels 3-4)
THURSDAY Abingdon Conservative Club, Abingdon
6.30 - 7. 30 pm Beginners (Level 1)
7.30 - 8.30 pm Improvers (Level 2)
8.30 - 9.30 pm Intermediates (Level 3)
SUNDAY Stanford Village Hall, Stanford in the Vale
2.30 - 4.30 pm (monthly) Tribal Fusion class for improver level & above - see workshops page


Abingdon: Oxford: Wantage:
Abingdon Conservative Club
59 Ock Street
OX14 5AG

St Andrews Church Hall
Orchard Road
Dean Court

The Beacon
OX12 9BX

Class levels

Beginners (Level 1): For complete beginners

Improvers (Level 2): For those who have attended Level 1 classes for at least two terms and are familiar with the basic movements of Egyptian belly dance.

Intermediate (Level 3): For students who have been attending Egyptian belly dance classes for at least two years and are keen to learn more advanced movements and challenging dance routines.

Advanced (Level 4): For students who have been training for at least 5 years and want to continue developing their dance skills, as well as learn more about Arabic music and different belly dance styles.

Class fees

Students have the option of paying weekly or for the whole term at a reduced rate per lesson. Term length varies but 12 weeks is typical.

  Fee for 12-week term Weekly rate
1 hour £72 £7
1.25 hours (Tuesday Intermediate-Advanced class) £78 £7.50

Private tuition

Loreley also offers private tuition. Email or call 01367 710652 for further details.

What to wear

Wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in, such as leggings or joggers and a T-shirt, and bring a long scarf or shawl to tie round your hips. Wear flat, flexible-soled shoes or dance barefoot. Soft ballet or jazz shoes are ideal. Trainers are too clumpy. Eventually you may find you want to dress up more in a colourful skirt, top and hip scarf dripping with beads and coins!