Travel Tip Of The Day: How To Learn Belly Dancing In Cairo

If you’ve ever been out on the town in Cairo, you’ve probably seen a few belly dancing performances.

Belly dancing has a long history and Egypt and was traditionally entertainment for the kings — it’s also fairly common today in private upscale settings like luxury hotels or river cruises.

And if you’ve ever thought you might want to learn how, there’s no better place than the area of the world where it originated.

Luckily, many of the well-known dancers around Cairo offer dance classes for both individual and groups.

One of the most well known in the city is Leila Farid, she offers regular dance classes at her studio in Dokki, Cairo and has also taught internationally.

If you are interested in taking a class with her, check out her website at or contact her at

If you want to learn about folklore with your lesson, Dr. Hassin Khalil has over 50 years of experience in Middle Eastern Dance and Folklore and was the former choreographer for many Egyptian movie dance productions.

To find more about his workshops, visit his website at or contact him directly at

Another great place to learn belly dancing is with Yasmina, “The English Rose of Cairo.”

While she isn’t originally from Egypt, she has over 25 years of experience and has been living in Cairo since 1995.

You can find out more about her dance classes at

And if you want a full belly dancing package with shows, dance lessons, and accommodation, check out these upcoming specials for 2015/2016 on offer from Farida Adventures.

There are also several belly dancing festivals around Egypt that also offers courses including the Nile Group Festival, which offers some free classes, and Ahlan wa Sahlan, one of the largest belly dancing festivals in the country.


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