Sarah Swirled Belly Dance

Dancing Schools in Preston (Lancashire)

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Opening hours

Monday: 9am - 9:30pm

Tuesday to Sunday: 9am - 6pm

Key Services

belly dance, dancing school, fitness


  • NEW Arabian Nights Hen Party
  • Beginners Starter Course
  • Beginners Classes
  • Weekly Belly Dance Classes (Improvers)
  • Children's Birthday Parties
  • Adult Birthday Parties
  • Educational Talks (Community and W.I.)
  • Belly Dance Workshops

Children's birthday parties

If your little one has a birthday coming up but wants a party with a difference then this could fit the bill. I can come to the venue of your choice, but please note travel costs may be incurred. Sarah Swirled belly dance can provide a party for your little one to meet her needs. party content may vary according to the ages of the children attending, and what the birthday girl want to include but as an example: Sarah can come and teach the children a simple choreography using either a prop (veil, or finger cymbals) or without, using basic belly dance moves appropriate to the children's ages. I can include one or two party games if time permits, but only upon prior agreement.

Included in the price are: party invitations, a bindis for each party guest to wear, the use of a coin hip belt for the duration of the dancing, the use of a prop (if using) for the duration of the dancing. prizes for any games played.

Extras include: party bags, a coin hip belt for the birthday girl to keep, a prop for the party girl to keep, a birthday cake.

*** Please note: any extras required must be discussed and agreed prior to booking. ***

Parties cost from £75 per hour and for up to 15 guests. I can cater for more, but at extra cost of £2 per extra child. Boys are most welcome to attend, but I ask that you let me know of numbers upon booking so I can cater for them. Should you wish a birthday cake, please discuss this with me first. The cost of the cake will vary depending on the ingredients used and the decoration used, but this will be agreed prior to booking,.

Adult Birthday Parties

Why should the children get all the fun? Sarah Swirled can provide an adult party too. Please note: Sarah does not provide a male only party service. If you have a special occasion coming up and want something different then Sarah Swirled can cater for you. Sarah can come along and teach you and your guests a simple choreography with props (choose from veil, stick or finger cymbals), or not. I can use a piece of music of your choice (please give me chance to choreograph this) or I can use some of my own music. If you wish, Sarah can provide a demonstration for you too, to be discussed. Parties cost from £100 per hour and a half. I can come to the venue of your choice but please note, travel costs may be incurred. For more information please visit my website.

Belly Dance Birthday Cake

Sarah Swirled Belly Dance has designed a beautiful birthday cake specially for children. The cake can be made from either sponge (flavours include plain, chocolate or lemon) or fruit. This is then decorated in the colours of your choice (if available). I try and use as much edible decoration as possible, but there are times when I have to resort to non-edible. For example, the clothes that I make for the oll were made out of felt and therefore are not edible. Likewise, some of the beading on the skirt were inedible also. Please note: any inedible decoration will be removed before the cake is cut into. The figurine is NOT a doll, but a cake-makers accessory but you may keep her should you wish. The price of the cake will vary depending on the ingredients used and the decoration, but you will receive a full breakdown of the cost upon request. Please contact me for more details.
To see a photo please visit my website (sorry - photo was too large to include on this website)

Educational Talks

Sarah is very proud to announce that in August of 2014 she became an approved speaker for the Women's Institute. In order to become so, she had to present a twenty minute presentation to selected W.I. members and win them over. The talk which Sarah became accepted with is entitled :

Belly Dance: Styles and Costuming.

Suitable for everybody, adults and children, this talk is not only informative but entertaining. Sarah takes you on a journey of Egypt and the surrounding areas, describing different dance styles as we travel. Not only that, but you will get to see examples of each dance style as well as passing around the many different costumes which accompany each dance style so you can feel the weight and see the way they are sewn.

By the end of the evening, you will (hopefully) begin to understand that there is much more to what we know as 'belly dance'.

The talk normally lasts for one hour although times can be varied accordingly (please note that talks shorter than one hour will still be charged at the hourly rate).

A one hour talk costs £50 but travel costs may be incurred. A full breakdown of expenses will be provided and I am open to negotiation.


Workshops are a perfect way for a group of you to give belly dance a try. Whether you are a school learning about dance in general, or learning about Egypt, my workshops are a lovely way of linking physical activity to your learning. Although belly dance is associated mainly with women, men and boys are also welcome to attend these workshops. I have three workshops available at the moment:

1) An Introduction to Belly Dance. - In this workshop I will teach you some of the basic moves used within Egyptian belly dance. Once we are comfortable with these moves, I will then move on to teach a simple choreography to a fun pop piece using the moves we have learned.

2) An Introduction to Saidi Stick Dance. - This workshop concentrates on the Saidi style of belly dance. The dance is linked with a form of martial art which was used in Ancient Egypt, and as such this dance is linked with men. I will show you how to manipulate the stick as well as teach you some special stick moves that can be used in the dance before moving on to a simple choreography.

3) An Introduction to Veil Dance - The veil is a beautiful prop with which to dance but it isn't always as easy as it looks. I will teach you how to hold the veil as well as manipulate it. We will also learn some lovely veil dance moves before moving on to a simple choreography using our veils.
It is recommended that you allow at least an hour and a half for a workshop to get the most out of it, although I can shorten or lengthen them accordingly. All moves used are appropriate for children as well as adults and all workshops can be altered according to experience.

For further information contact me directly or visit my website.

Weekly Belly Dance Classes

Class Times:

6pm - 7pm - Ideal for complete beginners
7.10pm - 8.10pm

Venue: Penwortham Youth & Community Centre
3 Priory lane

Classes cost £6 per week OR for new students only I am offering a FREE hip belt if you book 6 classes in advance at £35

Work shifts? Not sure if you can make each week? Don't worry. If you cannot attend because of work, let me know in advance and I will carry that week over for you so you don't miss out.

Can't make your preferred class time? Come to the other class - just let me know in advance so I can tailor the class ias required.

You can't ask fairer than that!

For more information and to book either one class or a block of 6, please visit:

Gift Vouchers

Suitable to use for any occasion and available for difference cash amounts. Use towards dance classes, services or goods available from Sarah Swirled. Gift vouchers are available in several denominations, with the name of the giver and the recipient. They also come in their own envelope and tied with a bow.
Available to buy from my website.

Special Belly Dance Gift Package

What's included:

A voucher for the 6-week beginners crash course
Belly Dance Hip Belt
A Voucher for 2 free classes
A personalized gift voucher for all the above

And all this for just £60!!!

So why not give the gift of dance to that special someone?

Further details and booking available via my website

NEW Arabian Nights Hen Parties

Organizing an event is always stressful, but add a Hen and it can be even more difficult. Why not take the strain off and let somebody else run the event for you.

Dress up in the home-made costumes provided before enjoying a photo shoot with your friends. If there are any special groupings you would like let me know. All photos are edited and emailed to the organizer after the event. Then, learn some dance moves and a group choreography to your favourite song. Or why not use a Middle Eastern song instead? The choice is yours. You get a free bottle of Prosecco and there's even a gift for the Hen.

Party length is normally between 1.5 - 2 hours and starts at £175.00

More details available on request.

Beginners Classes

Beginners classes are suitable for anyone who is brand new to belly dance, as well as those who have a few months under their belts. I do have mixed abilities, but I do tailor my classes according to who is attending,

At the moment I am only teaching summer workshops but my weekly classes are due to resume on 14th September. I am still running them as 6-week blocks which I ask everyone to book in advance. A six-week block costs £35 and can be booked via my website

My next six week block dates are: Weds 14th September - Weds 19th October

I have three classes available:

6pm - 7pm
7.10pm - 8.10pm
8.30pm - 9.30pm

I am currently asking students to book 6 classes in advance as class numbers are limited

Venue: Penwortham Youth & Community Centre, 3 Priory Lane, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0AR

Booking is essential via my website:

Please note: If you would like to join but know in advance that you cannot make a lesson, please tell me in advance so I can adjust the price accordingly.

Have any questions? Please get in touch.

Beginners Starter Course


I am unable to offer this course in-house at present. However, I can provide mobile courses.

Mobile Courses

The format for the out-of-house course is still the same as the in-house; six hours of learning, but you get to choose when and where it is taught. Examples include: 2 hours over 3 consecutive days, 3 hours over two days, or a weekend, etc. You even get to choose where it gets taught too. AND you still get your class hand-outs and a free CD for all attendees.

Please bear in mind that travel costs may be incurred, and that if you do want me to book the venue this will be charged to you also. However, discount is available depending on people attending. A full breakdown is provided, and all aspects will be discussed prior to booking.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, why not contact me today to find out more?

It's great fun, brings people together, and it's a way of getting fit too.

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Weekly classes cost £6 each However, if you book 6 classes in advance, you will receive a FREE coin hip belt. You even get to choose the colour What's more, if you cannot make a class because of work shits, don't worry. I will carry that week over for you so you don't lose out! Have to work later, meaning you can't make the 6pm class? Don't worry. Come to the later class! Just let me know in advance so I can tailor my class accordingly. You can't ask fairer than that!

Terms: The transfer of classes will only be done for work shit paterns, and will not be considered for illness or for not turning up to class Prior notice must be given to enable the class transfer, preferrably 24 hours before

Expires: 31/12/2024


Sarah Swirled Hafla

A Belly Dance party which includes performances, social dancing, a souk, and a raffle for charity The charity is Just Because, a charity helping the women in Egypt suffering from breast cnacer.

Price: £5

When: 16/03/2024 to 17/03/2024, 7.30pm

Products and Services

Belly Dance Cross Stich Cards

These beautiful cross stitch cards have been hand designed and made by me. There is only one design available at the moment, but each design can be made to your liking, so you get to choose the colours

Price: £4.50 each

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