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Dance Courses and Lessons in Liverpool and Wirral  BOOKING NOW FOR APRIL 2018

Ten-week courses / Classes and Private Lessons

Learn to dance with an experienced professional dancer and qualified teacher. Tone up, get fit, make friends, enhance confidence and experience creative movement.  All women, all ages, release the inner goddess in a safe supportive space.

Cabaret /folkloric/oriental/ fusion/healing and shamanic dance/ yoga for dancers


Liverpool Bluecoat and Wallasey, Tuesday/Thursday  (Enrolments up to week three)

Contact 07944564302/ 

Ishtar / MSc/BA Hons/ City and Guilds teaching cert / IIHHt Holistic therapies. Insured, Member of Scientific and Medical Network

New courses start week beginning 30th April  Monday /Tuesday Liverpool Thursday Wallasey. You can come for a drop in on current classes for £7 per class

Ishtar, Wirral's Goddess Wirral Globe Ishtar is spectacular we are completely mesmerized and inspired by her incredible belly dance routine - Kindred Spirit

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Dance at The school of Ishtar -Longest established and most popular Belly Dance School in Merseyside! (as seen on TV).     Watch Promo Video 


Tuesday -Belly Dance Technique / Props / Cabaret / Folkloric/Fusion/ Well-being 


LIC studio, Liverpool Bluecoat Arts Centre,  Liverpool L1 3BX(Meet in reception).

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Thursday- technique, and well-being 


Charlotte’s Brightside
Molyneux Drive
New Brighton
CH45 1J

(top of RD by flats entrance, is not well sign posted. has parking). 





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Private Lessons-Total beginners to advanced. Technique, wellbeing, custom choreography

Prices for ten-week courses

Working- £50 / Student/unwaged £40   /  Taster £5  Private lessons from £20 for an hour lesson

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   " These sessions are great fun. There is a lovely atmosphere and I always leave feeling really re-energized, like I can take on the world!b I am naturally quite a shy person and had worried beforehand about feeling self-conscious but these fears quickly went at my taster session. No special clothes are needed just something that you feel comfortable in, although I'd recommend trousers (leggings or jogging/yoga bottoms). It's great for toning up & a natural confidence booster. Don't feel worried if you are going alone as I do and most of the other ladies seem to be. Also, there is a mix of ages, shapes & sizes so please don't let body image put you off. I really enjoy the well-earned 'me time' hour although my son doesn't appreciate me practicing in the kitchen!! "

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  The program teaches dance in a professional way that creates quick results in learning dance as well as improved fitness, flexibility, and confidence.

Styles taught include cabaret and folkloric forms from Egypt, Turkey, and the Gulf. Bollywood dance is also explored. Props taught include; Sword, veil, stick and zill’s (finger cymbals). Chances to dance with snakes for those who want to!

Classes are for beginners to advanced dance practitioners. The courses and lessons are suitable for women and girls aged from 10 upwards. All body types and nationalities welcome.

Classes often involve yoga and other Eastern movement/energy systems. Mixed with belly dance, this unique synergy can bring improvements in weight loss, beauty, posture, stamina, flexibility, and confidence.

Ishtar's classes have a policy of diversity, inclusion, and acceptance of difference. Bitchiness, exclusion, and discrimination are forbidden in Ishtar's classes. Ishtar practices an ethical approach to teaching dance that condemns spreading malicious gossip about other teachers. Very competitive behaviour is rejected, so please don't come if this does not sound like your type of environment. Established students share these core beliefs. 

In belly dance classes you can be part of a community which studies show improves health and well-being. It is general knowledge that physical movement is essential to health and happiness. Body acceptance is fostered by Belly dance, unlike other dance forms which can create negative body perceptions in those over a size 8. Slim girls, big girls and everyone in between can all look great belly dancing!

Opportunities for performance (for those who wish).

These classes provide a great opportunity to socialise and engage with supportive women of all ages, body types and nationalities. (Trans-women, as well as gay men and women, are very welcome).


Frequently asked questions

To chat about belly dance classes please call 0794456430


Frequently Asked Questions       

What to wear? It really is up to you, dress as up or down as much you want! However, it is best to wear Loose and comfortable clothes leggings, dance pants any top, a scarf around the hips if possible. Look at class pictures These pics show people in class training and performing at student shows in cabaretBollywood and folkloric costumes.

How do I book a class?Simply send a £5 payment through pay pal or send a cheque to secure your taster session. Bring your PayPal receipt to class. You can also pay the full amount on the booking page above. For other ways to pay please email 

Am I too old/fat/thin/small tall to belly dance? NO! Belly dancers are all shapes and sizes. Belly Dance is for women of all ages, nationalities and sexualities. I teach children from age 8.

If it's not for me do I have to pay for the whole course? Of course not, that is why we have a £5 taster option.

Can I pay weekly? No sorry, that does not work for me

Do you hold private lessons? Yes! Contact me on for details

Will it help me lose weight? Like all aerobic exercise, it can help you burn around 500 calories an hour. My classes are designed to have aerobic benefits.However, you will nned to do a few times a week at home.

Will it help me tone up? Yes! If you keep at it! My classes also include stretching, stamina and conditioning exercises. 

How long will it take me to learn How long is a piece of string? It depends on how often you come to class, and how often you practice. If you use the Arabesque Video between classes this will greatly enhance your learning - I have seen people performing after only six months and looking lovely.

Do I have to show my belly? Only if you want to, its fine to keep your belly covered.

What will a typical course consist of? It will be a selection from the aspects mentioned in class details. I do hold workshops and small group sessions to develop various strands of Bellydance. Classes will give an introduction, but may focus on one element per course. Each lesson will have a large element of stretching and conditioning moves as well as technique.

I have health/mobility problem can I do belly dance? Please ask a health professional if you have any health concerns. Belly Dance can help alleviate a wide variety of mental and physical health problems.The class has floor work exorcizes so may not be suitable for those who cannot get onto the floor.

Is it you who teaches all the classes? Definitely most of them. If I can't then it will be someone fab who takes the class.

Ishtar I really want to perform any chance of you helping me do this? Of course! I organise shows for this reason. However, I don't have performance platforms for dancers who are not part of the Ishtar school. To be involved You will have to commit yourself to rehearsals.

Ishtar I really don't' want to perform, will I be pressured to do this? Of course not, not everyone wants to perform. 

Can men join? Men are welcome at shows and certain workshops. TS girls or one who defines themselves as a woman are welcome. 

I want to come to a belly dance class but I feel shy and insecure. Please don’t worry lots of people feel this way. Belly dance makes people feel much more confident. My classes are filled with nice, friendly women who will make you welcome.

Ishtar what experience of belly dance have you got? Do you have any teaching or other qualifications? Please see my biog here!

Please feel free to  Email me if you have any other questions.


Private and Skype Lessons

Take place in Ishtar's mirrored dance studio.

£10 deposit required. Please click Private lesson to pay  ONLY after you contact Ishtar, to negotiate a mutually convenient time for your one hour lesson.

Email:  M: 07944 564 302

Complete beginners to advanced. From one to three people.

Learn basic to advanced belly dance.

Focus on technique, creative application, performance skills

Develop your own unique choreography.-A choreography designed to bring out the best in you 

Props -Sword, Stick, Veil, Zills, candelabra, veil  fans

Yoga for dancers

Belly dance for fitness, confidence, body shaping

Spiritual belly dance. Goddess archetypes

Healing Zaa Trance

Ishtar may consider using your venue but travel expenses/time will be added.


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