My first experience of belly dancing was attending a local class run by Gabriella Middleton. I went onto further develop my dance skills through attending a wide variety of workshops in Britain, Cairo and Berlin with; Liza Wedgwood, Bayda. Anne White, Candi and Khaled, Shalaby, Mona Mostafa, Randa Kamel and many more.
I completed my Certificate of Education at Nottingham University, specialising in belly dance and personal development. I have also completed the Exercise to music (CYQ) certificate. I firmly believe that belly dance is a great confidence builder, of which I am proof, and I encourage students to find and develop their own special style. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and passing on my knowledge of the skills, culture and enjoyment of belly dancing to students.
I founded Belly Dance World in 2006 as I had identified a lack of a cohesive belly dance provision within the Nottinghamshire area. This has given me the opportunity to deliver classes, workshops and perform at events in and around the East Midlands. I currently run approximately nine classes a week including college classes, I run a bi-monthly belly dance event and organise master class workshops that highlight different dance styles /techniques which is lead by an invited expert in that particular field.
I am always inspired by the enthusiasm, passion, motivation, energy and wealth of talent that is shown by new and experienced dancers.
My clients include:
- Nottingham Business Venture
- Vision Development Consultants
- Nottingham City Council
- Nottinghamshire County Council
- Sure Starts Children Centres (across the country)
- Day Centres
- Residential Homes
- Castle College
- South Notts College
- Sutton Centre
- Women’s Institute
- Virgin Active Gym
- JJB Gym
- New College Nottingham
Belly Dance World Nominations
Nominated for Community award by Women4Women – December 2007
Winner of Alternative Belly Dancer at Jewel of Yorkshire 2011
Please contact Malika if you wish to book her to deliver classes or workshops.