Kay Wheatley

Kay started learning Egyptian dance in 1997 under the expert tutelage of Lorraine Theobold who has continually encouraged and supported her over the many years.

Kay has attended many dance workshops and master classes. Throughout 2014, Kay attended Elis Pinheiro's Technical Development for Bellydancers' course. Other study that she found particularly inspirational included courses with Zaza Hassan, Yousry Sharif, Jillina, Virginia, Aziza, Serena and Hossam Ramzy, Nawarra, Tito Seif, Khaled Mahmoud and Aida Nour.

Through her expert delivery and knowledge of Egyptian dance, Kay started teaching her own regular classes in 2011. 

Egyptian Belly Dance
Belly dance is primarily a torso-driven dance, with an emphasis on articulations of the hips. Unlike many Western dance forms, the focus of the dance is on relaxed, natural isolations of the torso muscles, rather than on movements of the limbs through space.

The term "belly dance" is a translation of the French term "danse du ventre", which was applied to the dance in the Victorian era, and probably originally referred to the Arabic tribe Ouled Nail dancers of Algeria, whose dance used more abdominal movements than the dances described today as "belly dance". It is something of a misnomer, as every part of the body is involved in the dance; the most featured body part is usually the hips.

In Arabic, the dance is known as "Raqs Sharqi" ("Eastern Dance") or "Raqs Beledi" ("Country Dance" or "Folk Dance").

In the workshops offered at Drum Camp, Kay will be incorporating a range of Egyptian Dance movements leading to a simple but fun choreography suitable for beginners and improvers.

Kay runs regular classes in Norwich and you can find out more about these via her website at www.danceegyptian.co.uk
Some videos of Kay performing here

Year Contributions
2017 Egyptian Dance Workshops
2016 Egyptian Dance Workshops