Leslie Bellydance


Leslie Bellydance

Instruction • Performance • Events

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Performances and Classes

More information and details about instruction on the classes page. Or hire Leslie for your next or event or party today.

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Garuda Classes

Looking for a new workout that simultaneously strengthens and stretches your body? Garuda is a great choice to compliment their other activities like running or dancing, and especially for anyone that does office work. A pilates/yoga/dance based workout, Leslie’s Total Movement Garuda classes are just what you need. First class is free! Winter term starts January 6! Drop in or register- whatever works best.

Garuda: Total Movement- Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30PM, Thursdays 4:30-5:30PM, and Sundays from 10-11AM at True Movement

Bellydance Foundations Workshop

Special one time class focussing on those essential foundations we all need as bellydancers:

1- Technique

2- Dance Movement (with cymbals- optional)

3- Musicality and Improv

Class will begin with a conditioning warm up with an emphasis on Garuda pilates principles. We will focus in on bellydance technique from the Salimpour School, followed by dance movement across the floor (with or without cymbals), and then end with an combination exercise taking dancers in and out of improvisation. It is a jam packed 2 hours!!

2 hour class from 1-3PM at Bedouin Beats on Sunday, February 24th

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Drop in Beginner Bellydance

Want to drop in on a beginner class? This is a perfect way to try bellydance on your schedule.

Once purchased, Leslie will email you the address of the class (central Edmonton).

Class is Tuesday evenings from 6-7:15PM (February 12, 19 and 26)

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Leslie is a bellydance instructor and professional bellydancer with over a decade of experience located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is passionate about this Middle Eastern art form, and has focused much of her dance training and performance on Raqs Sharqi and Cabaret stylizations.

Leslie performs regularly at local events and festivals, as well as private events and parties.  Her performances are known for being full of energy and sparkle.

When she isn't performing solo, she performs with Blush Bellydance Company and is the captain of the Edmonton Salimpour Collective. Leslie is also honoured to be a long distance member of Bal Anat, the longest running bellydance troupe in the world. In 2018, Bal Anat is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a world tour.

Leslie is also passionate about quality and responsible dance instruction, rooted in her own ongoing education and growth. She develops long term relationships with her students to keep them motivated and growing in their personal dance. She teaches beginner to advanced level classes, with an emphasis on technique based on the Salimpour formats. Leslie also hosts Level 5 Instructors from the Salimpour School on a regular basis. Leslie is certified Level 3 in the Suhaila Salimpour Format, and Level 2 in the Jamila Salimpour Format. She is a dedicated and long time member of the Salimpour School. 

In 2018, Leslie began teaching Garuda (a pilates based exercise) at True Movement Studios. She finds it not only to be complimentary to her own dance practice, but also amazing for dealing with chronic injuries and pain. Join her in class to see the benefits for yourself.

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Great for weddings, birthday parties, and corporate events!

Leslie performing with MENAME. Photo by Amy Senecal Photography