Egyptian Dance Norwich

Welcome to Egyptian Dance Norwich

Providing Egyptian-style bellydance classes and performances in Norwich and Norfolk.

Origins Of  Belly Dancing


The term “belly dance” is a translation of the French term “danse du ventre”, which was applied to the dance form in the Victorian era which had a fascination with everything ‘Oriental’. For most people, when they think of Egyptian dance, the first words that spring to mind are ‘belly dancing’. This is something of a misnomer, as every part of the body is involved in the dance; the most featured body part is usually the hips.

In Arabic, the dance is known as “Raqs Sharqi” (Eastern Dance) or “Raqs Baladi” (Country Dance). Social dancing in the Middle East is ‘baladi’ ie the dance of the country and is predominantly passed down from mother to daughter. This form of dancing has, however, also been elevated to a highly technical art form by top professional performers.

The captivating melodies and the earthy rhythms of Egyptian and Middle Eastern music are played at class, where graceful and elegant movements are combined with powerful hip movements to create an amazing dance experience.

Norwich Egyptian Dance classes have been established since 2011 and delivered by Kay, an experienced dancer and teacher.

Kay aims to share the joy this dance form gives her with others. Classes will not only introduce you to the music and dance style of Egypt also provide an opportunity to find connections, form friendships, increase body awareness and confidence and aid relaxation all in a supportive environment.



The Norman Centre - Tuesdays @ 7pm-8pm

The Norman Centre
Bignold Road

The Garage - Wednesdays @ 12pm-1pm

The Garage
14 Chapelfield North

Rackheath Pavilion Thursdays @ 7.15-8.15,

The Pavilion
Stracey Sports Park
Green Lane West
NR13 6LT




“Egyptian dance is a beautiful and feminine dance form. Dancing is a great way to have fun whilst exercising. It’s great for increasing stamina and overall flexibility and suppleness.”

– Kay Wheatley

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