Belly dancing bonanza comes to West Bradford

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Belly dance - Beat those winter blues and shimmy and sway to great music at a Hafla Belly Dance Party in West Bradford Village Hall on Saturday, from 7-30 p.m.

This is a first for the Ribble Valley, an introduction to a variety of belly dance styles, superb performances from Az Kabile American tribal style dance troup, and the Mermaid Dance from Carol Menzies, among others. You will be able to join in if you wish or just sit back and enjoy the performances and the amazing costumes and ambience from the sights and sounds of the Middle East.

You can shop at the Whirling Dervish souk, a Moroccan-style bazaar, have a henna tattoo, or have your photo professionally taken with friends. To keep costs down, take food to share for a Middle Eastern Jacob’s join, and there is no bar so take your own drinks, including plenty of soft drinks to rehydrate you if you dance.

Dressing up will add to the fun, but isn’t essential as you will be spirited to the Kasbah from the moment you arrive and take your slippers off at the door, so come along with a few friends for a magical evening. Tickets in advance from Mandy Brennan 01200 441551. Everyone welcome. Proceeds to help build a village pavilion in Grindleton.