How satisfied are you with your dancing right now?
- Do you know you could be a better dancer but feel stuck?
- Do you hate watching your performance videos back because you never look like the dancer you see in your head?
- Do you wish you could put your finger on what exactly was wrong with your dancing?
- Or you know what’s wrong but just don’t know how to correct it!
You’re not alone!
Most bellydancers feel exactly the same as you, but once you are at a certain level in your bellydancing, there’s very limited support and training out there for you.
The result is that most bellydancers never feel completely happy with their dancing.
Don’t worry help is at hand!
We are Aziza and Charlotte, and each of us in our own way has been responsible for raising standards of artistry and professionalism in the international bellydance sector for decades.
Together we’ve created two remarkable mentoring programmes which are enabling dancers at all levels make amazing breakthroughs in their dancing. Dancers tell us the programmes are the answer to their dreams and we are seeing exciting transformations and powerful performers emerge.
Read what our graduates say!
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Kim Farnum: I finally had a path to becoming the dancer I ‘saw in my head’ but had never quite attained before
For me, it provided the breakthrough that I needed to become a more confident soloist, one who could own the stage!! What’s particularly great about it is that each participant sets her own objectives, and with Charlotte and Aziza’s help, develops a personalised programme that works on the particular technique or skills to achieve those objectives. In my case, it meant that I finally had a path to becoming the dancer I ‘saw in my head’ but had never quite attained before. And I feel like I’m set up to continue developing into that dancer once the programme has finished.
It’s not necessarily an easy programme. I’ve had to practise and push myself way more than before, but within just a few months I began to see results, which was really encouraging. I could watch videos of myself and not cringe, because the dancer I saw on video was lining up with the dancer I had dreamed I could be. And Charlotte and Aziza don’t let you rest on your laurels either; they encourage you to keep reaching beyond what you think you’re capable of!
And often you surprise yourself at what you can then achieve!
Tevec Ibrahim: When you get to a professional level it’s difficult to find something suitable for your level.
The Undeniables is a great idea no matter what your level and I have really enjoyed being a part of it. Charlotte is a great coach and mentor and works to your level. She helped me realise my potential and identify opportunities to progress my belly dance career. Charlotte gave me the confidence to go for my dreams and guidance on how to work for it. Having Aziza is an added bonus. Thank you Charlotte.
As a busy working mom living in Ireland, being able to do this course remotely via Skype made sense.
As a dancer and instructor in a remote community, without access to regular performance or training opportunities, I have always struggled with isolation and yet been driven to improve as a dancer, teacher and choreographer in my own right.
And so, this individually focused advanced training was an honest opportunity and blessing – a way for me to really develop my own unique style, with informed, culturally appropriate confidence.
The knowledge that Charlotte and Aziza have is unfathomably vast and their empathy, understanding and willingness to share all, has made the last year so worthwhile. I learned much more than I ever thought I could learn and I have developed so much technically, mentally, emotionally and physically.
As a busy working mom, it’s a challenge to get to the UK regularly for dance training and being able to do this course remotely made sense. I was finally able to satisfy my craving – the opportunity to develop and advance my technique in a serious way that was specific to my own dance abilities and lifestyle demands.
With learned instruction from two absolute masters of this art form, who I respected and who met me with equivocal respect, this course really helped me work out and work on my specific dance needs.
I am so so grateful for the compassionate and encouraging training I have received this year.
Sophia Furber: Participating in this programme has completely transformed my bellydance.
Roxane Grant: The mentoring programme with Aziza and Charlotte has been fantastic.
Although there are 12 of us taking the course, it’s individually tailored and we can focus on what’s important to us. We’re a mixture of different levels (from teachers to intermediate students) and specialise in different styles. I like that we meet up once a month to share what we’re doing and have a secret little Facebook support group.
Getting feedback and reassurance from Aziza has been amazing. I went into this course with a single aim in mind but have discovered new things about myself as a dancer. The course has also made me realise that I need to be much more strict about my discipline and my approach to learning. Each week I can see that I’m improving and I’ve already had people comment that they can see changes in my dancing.
One of the best things that I’ll take away from this course is a renewed confidence in my abilities as a dancer and a stronger love of dance!
Hear what Kim has to say…
Kim Maria took the Undeniables programme in 2017/18. Originally a good troupe dancer, she has become a powerful soloist on the London bellydance scene and is now making her presence felt internationally. In 2019 she was highly placed in her first international competition and she is currently doing the Elite bellydancer programme.
In this video Kim talks about her experience of the Undeniables – the challenges, the breakthroughs and the importance of investing in yourself