Are you wanting to get fit, have fun and learn to shimmy? Join “Britain’s Best Bellydancer” Sophie Mei, a Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist for belly-dancing classes, workshops, shows and parties.
BellydanceFit – In person:
Dance, workout, stretch and feel free to party or just go with the flow.
Join us today for non-judgemental feel-good weekly classes in Wakefield or private classes available.
BellydanceFit & Flow – Online
Wherever you are in the world whether you’re home or away, you can learn to bellydance live online (or check out our on-demand classes here). Some of our classes involve a unique blend of yoga fitness too.
About Sophie Mei – “Britain’s Best Bellydancer”: Bellydance performer, health coach & dance fitness teacher
Sophie Mei shot to bellydancing stardom when she reached the semi-finals of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent with Simon Cowell declaring she has “absolute star quality.”
She has been bellydancing for 17 years and has performed and taught workshops across the globe.
Sophie is so passionate about the art of bellydancing that she even made a documentary for ITV on Bellydancing in Egypt.
She is passionate about women’s holistic health and wellbeing, supporting women to feel strong and sensual inside out through her Squats and Sparkles Women’s Health Club.
Sophie dedicates her life to mind, body and soul fitness through creative communications in media, movement and online through her channels which have a combined following of 110k, a youtube channel with 22 million views and two northern newspaper columns.
Whilst Sophie’s speciality is bellydancing, she has also performed in Bollywood, Burlesque and Samba Dance shows.
She also works as a Presenter, Fitness coach, Speaker and Actress .
Bellydance Parties / Workshops / Private Tuition Packages
Fancy learning the art of bellydancing but in private? Or perhaps you struggle committing to set times and venues to attend classes?
Learn to bellydance in the comfort of your own home or a suitable venue arranged by you or come to a location in West Yorkshire for your workshop.
Belly dancer Sophie Mei offers one-to-one tuition as well as group workshops and parties.
Learn the Belly Dance Basics with Sophie. Put on a shimmy belt and get to grips with belly dancing.
1 Hour workshop (including usage of shimmy belts) = £150 plus travel.
PLEASE NOTE: Travel is an extra or can be arranged by you from Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Party/workshops are for a maximum of 10 people. More can attend but at an extra cost. Also if you want a longer session or a venue / catering etc included this can also be arranged and quoted for in advance.
Benefits of Bellydance: Why everyone should shimmy
Bellydance boosts your mood, core, confidence and contributes to your total fitness.
We often steer away from gentle exercising that’s low resistance and ‘slower,’ but whilst I may perform acrobatic sets during a Bellydance performance, the core of this art form and dance derives from enjoying your body as it moves.
A good shimmy and Bellydance class not only burns calories but Bellydancing helps to strengthen your core which improves your posture and it provides a full workout for your mind and body.
Bellydancing is based on small but isolated movements, as well as holding a ‘core posture,’ which means you engage and use a range of muscles that are often neglected.
The isolating moves of this dance form, from the percussive hip drops to the undulations of a belly roll and your posture as you perfect your snake arms movement, all contribute to a power-packed full-body ‘exercise class.’
The results are much more transformational than physically a “stronger leaner body,” however. You’ll improve your confidence, become part of a community, and learn the art of breathwork as well as work in the ‘flow’ with your body rather than against it.
Many of my Bellydance students find that this dance class helps to ease aches and pains, improve flexibility and reduce inflammation throughout your body thanks to the gentle joint movements of the wrist in your hand positions and the mobility of the spine through fluid movements.
Plus when I discovered Bellydance aged 14, I finally embraced who I was inside out.
So whilst the physical fitness benefits of Bellydance are impressive, the results of regularly practising this low-impact dance can be life-long.
I challenge you not to feel good in mind and body after a class. Feel strong, sensual, and smile as you shimmy walk or Arabesque to the beat of your own drum.
Sophie teaches classes live and on-demand online or one-to-one in person and via video call as well as running regular classes from Wakefield City Centre, West Yorkshire. She teaches and performs at events, weddings, parties, venues and teaches workshops throughout the UK.