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