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Book a Bellydancer

A bellydancer is a wonderful addition to many events. Whether you want a dancer for a corporate function, a restaurant, a private party, an opening, school, charity or any other event we have skilled, experienced, well presented bellydancers who can provide you with a professional service and add some sparkle to your occassion. For details of our party packages

Corporate Events
Hen & Birthday Parties
Restaurants
• Weddings
 Fundraisers
Photoshoots/ Videos
School Events
& much more
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Charity Events
Party Performances
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Weddings

Performances, Zeffa

Traditional Wedding Procession “Zeffa”


A Zeffa is a joyous Egyptian wedding procession frequently led by a belly dancer usually wearing a shamadan (a large candelabra balanced on the dancers head) and playing the zeffa rhythm on finger cymbals. It is used to introduce the newly married couple to the wedding guests in the reception hall and is a great way to make an entrance!

 

Performance Options


We can provide a solo or group bellydance performance as part of your evening entertainment. It’s a great way to get people up dancing!

 

Whether you want a traditional wedding “zaffa”  to your top table and/or more of a show we are willing to work with you to make your day  truly memorable!

Performances

Egyptian, Turkish, Lebanese, Folkloric



Performance Options

 

We can provide a solo belly dancer or you can book several of us for a group bellydance performance as part of your entertainment. We can dance with a variety of props- Veils, Cane, Shamadan, Zills, Wings, Tabla for extra wow factor.

 

We do not do just Egyptian bellydance but are trained in other bellydance styles including Turkish and Lebanese.

 

We are experienced in working with live music from Middle Eastern bands as well as with pre-recorded music.

 

 We performed a variety of Middle Eastern folkloric and modern styles of dance that we can incorporate in our sets (depending on suitability). Examples include Saidi, Khaleegi, Kolbasti and Algerian amongst others.

 

Sorry we do not dance for all male groups and our dancers may be accompanied for gigs. Our entertainment is family friendly. For more conservative functions we can wear more covered costumes. Just ask.

Don't just take our word of what we provide...to see some examples of us performing in a variety of settings see our video gallery or for more videos our youtube channel

Example performance set

Our standard sets are perfect for parties and restaurants and very budget friendly.

They usually comprise:

15-30 minute performance set by 1 dancer (cost varies with length).

  • Starts with 1 or 2 performance/ entrance songs. Usually with prop(s) (prop choice space dependent).

  • If a birthday we get the birthday girl/boy up for a dance

  • Audience participation dancing

  • If a birthday the quote usually includes a complimentary hipscarf for the birthday girl/boy.

  • We usually bring a dressing up bag containing hipscarves and fezs

  • We can provide more dancers for your occasion to do more of a group show.

  • Options of music/ style/ costume/ format/ surprise (?) always discussed. We provide a bespoke service.

  • we can split our set into, for example, 2 15 minute slots with costume change. We charge a bit more for this than for a single set.

Testimonials

 Also see our Tuition and Party pages for more testimonials 

"Very good and excellent service provided. Caroline was exceptional and entertained the crowd well my father father was very pleased. We would definately hire again and with more dancers next event".

J. Ambrose Oct, 2018

"We had an absolutely fabulous time and Mel was amazing as always. Loved the performance with the shamadan. Highly recommend it. There were loads of referrals and you will get more requests from last nights party for sure. Thnx so much".

N.R, Birthday Surprise, Sep 2018

"Thank you so much [Esther] for your performance! You was amazing!! Everyone is still complementing the party today!! You outdid our expectations! & we will definitely be seeing you again soon!!! Once again thank you so much for the  performance yesterday! It was a pleasure having you"

S.S Bridal Mehendi Party July 2018

"Melanie was great and we had a fab time. A big thank you to her- a lot of the guests were asking about you"

Z.B, Surprise 18th Birthday  performance, July 2018

 

"You were amazing!!! Shirl and Becks [Bride & Groom] loved it."

Via Instagram, 'Surprise' wedding performance by Esther & Mel, June 2018
 

"Thank you so much [Esther] everyone had a really good time and really enjoyed it. Thanks once again"

A.J, Birthday Party performance, June 2018

"Great big thanks to the ladies [Esther & Rosie] at Sirocco Dance Academy who demonstrated at our Charity Fundraiser on 22nd March at the Cottage Restaurant, Warrington. Superb!"

S. Scully, Homestart, April 2018

"Absolutely fabulous night. Also supporting people with dementia and or Alzheimer's. Hats off to Rosie who came and entertained our residents also took the time to get them up an show them what to do. They have never laughed so much. It was also great for them to have that one moment to have a sense of purpose."

S Seville March 2018

"Would highly recommend Sirocco. Dancer was highly talented, lovely demeanour and really looked the part. Grateful to Sirocco for being so helpful and accommodating for a last minute booking especially as the she had to perform elsewhere that night. We wanted a bellydancer for our Turkish celebration that reflected my husbands culture & she did just that. She was great at working the crowd and got friends up dancing who we thought never would including an awesome authentic regional dance at the end that was completely unexpected . If you want a bellydancer that knows what they are doing then use Sirocco. They impressed from the outset with their personalised approach to our requirements. My daughters are still talking about the lovely bellydancer. Thank you! "

A. Olgun Jan 2018

"I like to say thank you [Esther] for New Years Eve. Customers were so happy I hope we can work again next year"

Al, Wirral Restaurant, December 2017

 

  "Hi Esther [and Mel], Just wanted to say a Huge thank you for performing at our wedding. Everyone loved it :-) Thanks again"

T.A, Wedding set,  Aug 2017

     "We booked SAED dancer for one of our theme nights. They were extremely professional from start to finish! Can't fault them in any way. Dancer was great, I was worried about the small space and the music not being loud enough but they were totally prepared for it. Fabulous entertainment 😁"

C.Afifi, Medjool Bistro, March 2017

 

      "Mel’s performance was great and it definitely became the talking point of the night’s activities. Everyone absolutely loved it and Mel got lots of audience to participate too which went down really well including children. Mel was such a nice and friendly person to deal with and she arrived on time and managed to deliver the surprise exactly how we wanted. Overall experience of booking to performance with SAED is 10 out of 10. Great job. We will definitely use you again will recommend others to do it too"

N. Dordogne, Birthday Party Surprise, Nov 2016

    "Hi, just wanted to say a huge thank you again to Caroline who was brilliant as always. She really is fantastic and her enthusiasm got everyone involved even the most shy and reluctant participants. A great time was had by all and just under £300 raised for our charities, we are just sad that we don't live close enough to make your weekly classes".

M.Brunsden, Charity Fundraiser night, May 2016

"Learnt to laugh again, to let go and have fun. Enjoyed laughing with others, feeling good and to move my body. Never again will you sigh at the thought of exercising when you have given belly dancing a try".

Wellbeing Organisation Workshop (with Rosie), June 2015

    " Melanie what can I say, you were wonderful! Thank you so much for performing at my birthday party, the bellydancing was such a great addition"

T Lewis, May, 2014

"Rosie Sedgwick rocked with her belly dancing masterclass @getupandgo this week. Love what you guys do"

L Newman, Tuesday Club Womens Networking Group, 2014

" Just wanted to say a huge thankyou to Caroline - she was great! We all had fantastic fun, got some great pictures and just thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening! Caroline is a beautiful talented dancer and made everyone so comfortable that we all had a go. She even managed to get the (very shy) bride to dress up and dance with us for her....Brilliant night cannot recommend you highly enough (already passed on your website onto two of the party)".

L.Walker Feb 2013

"I would just like to say a big thank you to Rosie who came to our social hub Endeavour for the older generation on the 14th May 2013. The talk and demo was interesting, fun and enjoyable and all the clients had a great time. Thanks again!"

P Collins, Endeavour Social Hub, 2013

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      "I hope you can pass on my gratitude to Esther for a fantastic performance at my wedding on Saturday. She was amazing. The music was great too. Not only was she an excellent dancer but she was kind enough to let my 3 year old niece share the limelight! Everyone else enjoyed joining in too. I was also impressed she brought alternative outfits in case anyone my be sensitive about a 2 piece outfit. That shows amazing thoughtfulness. Thanks again for the great service".

S.G, Chester 2011

Workshops/ Talks & Tasters

Tailored Sessions, Educational



Options and Ideas

 

Whether you are looking for a fun beginners’ belly dance workshop, a school workshop for Egyptian history or diversity days, something for a ladies party, a corporate team building event, or you belly dance and fancy something a bit more challenging, or even a bellydance talk and taster,  our teachers with their accumulated knowledge are a great option! Whatever you want just ask- Our teachers can provide tailored workshops to your request.

 

We can combine workshops with performances (for examples see our hen party packages) and will provide a bespoke professional service.

 

We work with many groups and organisations including schools, womens networking groups, private businesses, charities,  festival organisers and community groups.

 

SAED teachers are skilled in various aspects of Egyptian dance and other styles, from classical to modern oriental bellydance styles, to more folkloric dances like saidi. Want to know how to use props- yes we cover that too!

 

We also teach folkloric and ‘street’ dance styles from the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

SAED also has Esther who is a qualified makeup artist. She can provide makeup workshops specifically for the needs of dancers.

 

Children's Ancient Egyptian Dance Workshop


Great for Schools. Pupils will engage in some traditional Egyptian music and dance. During the workshop they will learn basic drum rhythms and use these in a traditional line dance. They will also look at some traditional costuming and have a short talk in the history of this dance. The workshop is delivered by an experienced and qualified teacher. Full DBS. Workshops and prices can be tailored to requirements. See our Children's workshops page for more children's workshop options

Talks and Taster Sessions

 

If you want to know a bit more about the context of Egyptian dance SAED teachers can provide talks on various aspects along with taster dance sessions. These can be tailored to your request.

Client Examples

Labour Party Conference Diversity Night, Armadillo Restaurant, Amigos restaurant, A La Turka (Stockton Heath), Antep BBQ restaurant, Al Moroccan, Medjool Bistro, Zagros restaurant, Ego Heswall restaurant, Ego Liverpool restaurant, Anatolian Charity- various nights, Winky's, BIBA Expo, Cuba Lounge, Flavours Turkish Restaurant, The Big Saturday (Liverpool Arab Arts Festival), The Fig Bistro, Eton Place - Crosby, Mersey River Festival, Cellar Bar (part of Chester Fringe), Endeavour Community Centre, Istanbul Grill,  Saffron Lounge, Mezza Club, Heddys restaurant, Yasemins restaurant, Christakis restaurant, Limassol restaurant , Mezze restaurant,  Alanya restaurant, Mango Lounge, Tarboush, Saray Istanbul Grill, Bryn Yr Haul care home, The Cottage restaurant,  The Women's Institute, Eton Place, Antalya restaurant, Figo's, A La Turka (Monton), The Blind Tiger Bar & Restaurant, Mayor of Warrington's Inaugaural Gala

 

plus many more restaurants and events from fundraisers, special occassions, private parties, Arabian events....

 

As professional peer approved dancers some gigs have been performed as representatives of the Taste of Cairo or Book a Belly dance agencies.

Deposit
Only £20 deposit to secure booking

Tel: 07799715238

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