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I am available for regular classes (group and private), one-off workshops weddings and hen parties. If you would like to book a space contact me on or 07917238341



Thursdays: 6.30-7.30 pm


Block 1: Thursday 12 April- 31 May (8 weeks)

Block 2: Thursday 7 June- 26 July (8 weeks)


CLASS DESCRIPTION: as this is a mixed level classs, we will cover basics but progress into more complex movements and choreographies as the term moves forwards. If you are a total beginner you will benefit from learning basic bellydance moves and if you have some experience in this style there are still lots for you to learn. We will also make sure that each student gets to their fullest potential, therefore there will be personal feedback for each student, to help them progress regardless of their level.


There are so many ways of moving your hips that you would be surprised!! And learning hip movements will not only be fun but also will strengthen your pelvic floor and core muscles, which most students find satisfying as it helps them develop a strong technique.


**please note that as part of Iraya Dance mentoring programme some of my advanced students might be present during the class and might be involved helping and assisting students:


VENUE: LifeCare Centre Stockbridge, 2 Cheyne Street Edinburgh EH4 1JB.



BLOCK 1: £70

BLOCK 2: £70



DROP-IN: £10



Mondays: 6.30-8.00 pm


Block 1- 16 April - 4 June (8 weeks)

Block 2- 11 June - 30 July (8 weeks)


CLASS DESCRIPTION: A minimum of two years experience in this style is a must.


You will practice more complex choreographies as a way to learn new skills and improve technique. You will also be given the chance to explore and experiment with music and movement on your own way, as this will help you develop your own dance style.


As part of the class, you will learn how to play cymbals, so if you are planning to sign up for this group you will need to get your own. If you get in touch with me I can help you select the most appropriate ones, and if you are not sure we can discuss this on the first day of class and in the meantime use spare cymbals provided by the teacher.


Please be aware that in order to join this group you need to feel comfortable with improvisation exercises. The focus of this class is to help you develop your style and therefore there will be a lot of individual work.


VENUE: Leith Community Education Centre, 12A Newkirkgate Edinburgh EH6 6AD



BLOCK 1: £100

BLOCK 2: £100



DROP-IN: £15


Those who want to learn bellydance, expand their dance vocabulary, be creative, develop core strength and flexibility and have lots of fun!!


All classes are designed to improve not only your dance skills but also your strength and flexibility, therefore we will always start with an energising warm up and finish with a stretch or relaxation.


Bring comfortable, stretchy clothes. If you have a scarf to tie around your hips feel free to bring it, although scarfs and skirts will be provided but not for every class. Bring water!





BOOKINGS AND PAYMENTS: cash is accepted on the day, however spaces are limited, so booking and payment in advance is recommended. Advanced payments can be done by bank transfer upon request of bank details by the first day of the term.

Please note your space will not be secured until you have done the payment prior to the class.

No student will be accepted unless their payment is done either in advance (bank transfer) or just before the start of the class (if you are paying cash).


DROP-INS: if you are doing drop-in then you don't need to book in advance, just turn up!


RETURN POLICY: if you have paid for the whole term (or one block) in advance by bank transfer, this fee will be returned 100% if the cancelation happens up to 3 weeks before the start of each term/block and 50% if cancelation happens 2 weeks before the start of each term/block . After this, no refunds will be made.


CLASS SUITABILITY: Many students find these classes fun and ideal to socialize and meet new people. If you are just looking for a fun class where you can exercise and dance in a relaxed environment, I would recommend you to sign up for the Thursday class in Stockbridge, which is a mixed level (beginner and low intermediate). For the advance/high intermediate, although we still want you to have fun and socialize these are not the main purposes for this group. I welcome anyone in the advanced group who is willing to work in a more disciplined environment as these classes are designed to improve your level of fitness, body awareness and help you develop your own style, so please sign for this group if you wish to take your practice further and are willing to keep up with a more demanding level.


CONTACT: if you need more information about the classes or want to book a space please do not hesitate to contact me by email at, phone 07917238341 or pm on Facebook page Iraya Dance.


We aim to make this classes as inclusive as possible. However if you have any condition or disability that might affect your attendance and/or your mental/physical health, this will be entirely on your own responsibility, and the refund policy will still apply in this case. So please bare this in mind when paying for a block or a term in advance.



"I have absolutely loved every class. Whether I feel energetic or tired from work there's always something there for me, from an excellent core work out to a fun lifting dance session. What resonates with me in Iraya's style is the freedom in developing our own style and understanding the movement. To sum up, Iraya is very friendly, warm and genuine person and I would definitely invite you to join her classes" Eleni SIdiropolou.

watch my students perform

Choreography: Iraya Noble

Dance: Sophie Ramette, Magdalena Fraczek, Eleni Sidiropoulo, Aggeliki Biliri, Helen Gestwicki, Rowan Flett and Zuri Fernandez.

Music: The Art of the Drum Solo by Issam Houshan

Choreography: Iraya Noble

Dance: Sophie Ramette, Eleni Sidiropoulo, Rowan Flett, Marcella Ruggiero, Zuri Fernandez, Sylvia Periogianni and Iraya Noble.

Music: Taqasim Nai (The Beloved, Suraya Hilal) and Najwa (I remember Egypt)