Andrea's Oriental Dance

Belly dance classes and bellydancing courses in Leicester.
Learn the art of belly dance with one of the best teachers in East Midlands. Hire belly dancer. Andrea is a professional belly dance artist renowned for her grace,energy and stage presence.

2016

 Leicester Mercury 

Belly dance your troubles away...

Andrea talks to Cheslyn Baker about moving to UK, obstacles she overcame, what inspires her and how the Belly dance positively changed lives of hundreds of women she have met over the last 10 years. Full article

 

 

Festival guide in Leicester Mercury 

Chaines dance company featured in the middle page of Leicester Mercury.

 

2015

BBC radio Leicester 

Andrea's story caught an eye of the BBC radio Leicester reporter who then interviewed her to get an insight of how she created a successful dance business from a scratch.

Interview was conducted for a national project  "100 stories of migration" and was broadcasted on a number of occasion as an inspiration for young people in UK. Andrea highlighted there is no secret to success. Success comes when you work hard with what you have got, try your best, keep positive and don't give up on your dreams.

2010

Boogie Woogie UK final 

In 2010 Andrea's Oriental Dance appeared as a guest performer at biggest Asian talent show contest in UK. Boogie Woogie UK final was televised by Sony Entertainment TV in October 2010. Andrea and her dance group had a chance to demonstrate the art of Belly dance and pass some skills onto the show presenter.


Leicester mela
 
Andrea and Chaines dance company are one of the Leicester's favourite acts on the stage each year. Every season they bring something new to the show and have now a faithful group of followers at this amazing festival of South-east Asia. Clip form Andrea's performance from Leicester Mela was featured on both ITV and BBC regional news five years in a row.
 
BBC Asian network:

"It’s Mela Time!
BBC Asian Network is covering its biggest and best summer of Melas ever. This years run of 12 events started on Sunday 6th June and ends on Sunday 8th August.

Highlights from the Leicester Belgrave Mela will be available on the red button on BBC1 from Monday 16th August."



 

The main entertainment stage was hosting a glittering mix of live performances from the biggest stars on the Asian music scene, including Preeya Kalidas, H Dhami, Mumzy Stranger, along with superstar producer Rishi Rich and the rising star Jernade Miah.


Andrea's Oriental Dance group was proudly performing on the same stage as a part of  fantastic line up of entertainment from local performers and community groups throughout the day, as well as sets from BBC Asian Network, Sony Entertainment Television and Sabras Radio.


 

Leicester Mela organisers:

"A Big thank you to Leicester City Council, Arts Council England, BBC Asian Network for providing the Headline Acts and to all of our Sponsors and supporters, media partners, staff, volunteers, artists and performers who made the staging of this event possible. The Festival went amazingly well and feedback from the public has been fantastic.

 

gallery   http://www.bbc.co.uk/asiannetwork/events/melas/2010/leicester/1/


Princess Trust - Regional Volunteer Conference 2010

A big thank you to everybody who could attend The Prince's Trust Regional Volunteer Conference on the 9 February, 2010 at the Marriott Hotel in Leicester.


A high number of visitors - 50 volunteers, nine exhibitors from across the region and many Young Ambassadors as well as staff members - made this a great networking event for everybody. Feedback was highly positive this year, with all attendees stating they were either "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with all aspects of the event.

Entertainment was provided by Andrea's Oriental Dance, a Leicestershire Prince's Trust business and pictures were taken by a developing Nottinghamshire business, Bright Photography.

Each volunteer took part in informative workshops with staff members leading discussion on the following topics:


Recruitment from Diverse Backgrounds

Partnerships

Training

Quality Standard

Supporting Young People

 

Each key topic will be taken forward to inform our work at The Prince's Trust for the coming year on the volunteer team.


To support the young businesses in attendance at our event please see the following information:

  • Hannah Jewellery Designs - modern, stylish handmade jewellery using a variety of different metals, gemstones and other media; commission work available as well as producing limited edition ranges - call 07877872585 or visit www.hannah-jewellery.com
  • X Nitro RC - radio controlled models and toys, cars, boats, planes, jets, tanks, gliders and helicopters -  07871 689149 or email richard@xnitrorc.co.uk
  • Kelly Marie Designs - handmade gifts and fashion accessories, including bags and purses; each item is individually designed with attention to detail, some recycled and sustainable - 07979155924 or email kellymcrobie@hotmail.com
  • Gifted - personalised frames, seasonal gifts, Valentine’s Day specials and more - 07515 026029 or email ruki_gifted@yahoo.com
  • Elefair Giftware - handmade and fairly traded felt and silver accessories and jewellery from Nepal - 07949 018053 or email elewalk@hotmail.com
  • Screaming Green - online retailer of all thing eco for mother and baby; real nappy experts and nappy laundry service - 07833933561 or visit www.screaminggreen.co.uk
  • H2GO Installations Ltd - supplier and installer of hydrogen fuel cells to vehicles of all sizes, which help to reduce fuel costs as well as lowering emissions by up to 95% - 07871 689149 or visit www.h2gofuelcells.co.uk
  • Sublime Science - entertainment for children's occasions with a unique blend of engaging demonstrations and hands-on activities - 0845 508 5387or visit www.sublimescience.com
  • Loz Atkinson - producing and selling original artworks from small affordable print works to large format digital investment pieces - 07794891569 or visit www.lozatkinson.co.uk
  • Andrea’s Oriental Dance - call Andrea on 07704 334 121 or visit www.andreasorient.webs.com
  • Bright Photography - call Jasmine Walters-Bright on 07969506445 or email bright_photography@hotmail.com 

 


All photos were taken by Prince's Trust supported business Bright Photography