Dance Teachers - Northland

Kerikeri/Russell, Whangarei



AngelaMottShakeelah (Angela Mott)

021 848 913

(Russell, Bay of Islands)

The Classes:

Philosophy: To fuse together the joy of the music with clear dance technique and cultural understanding, resulting in skillful, knowledgeable, expressive and entertaining dancing.

Styles Offered: Egyptian, American, Folk, Fusion

Availability: Evening classes in Russell, Northland. Private classes. Workshops.

The Teacher:

Angela is now considered to be a veteran of the New Zealand belly dance community, having studied this dance style for the last 24 years. Her enthusiasm for the dance has not diminished over this time, and she still enjoys the challenge for better technique, an understanding of its stylization and complex musical rhythms.

Started MED: 1993 Started Teaching: 2002 Joined MEDANZ: 1998 First Aid Certificate: 2012

Training for Teaching: Community Education Teacher Training( 2005); Belyssa’s Academy of Belly Dance Teacher Training (2004)

Maintenance of Dance Training: 2014, 2012, 2009 (Details available on request)

            Updated: 16/10/2017


Brier Abal (Brier Taylor)
with: Tiny Camel Belly Dance

09 432 2047
022 398 6890

The Classes:

Philosophy: Tiny Camel Belly Dance is an all conclusive Belly Dance school in the centre of Whangarei. I encourage individuals of all ages and abilities to join in a weekly class and learn the fun and sensual art of Belly Dance along with learning a new art-form.

Styles Offered: Folkloric,Cabaret/Oriental,Fusion

Availability: Evening  classes in Badminton Hall, 41 Porowini Ave, Whangarei. Private classes. Workshops.

The Teacher:

I have been interested in Middle Eastern dance since 2005 when I first saw it performed. I immediately started to teach myself - eating up instructional books and videos. I started classes in 2012 and began dancing with the Mirimah dance troupe in 2013. I became a resident restaurant dancer in 2014 and began taking classes with another local teacher until she moved away leaving me her dance students.

Started MED: 2012 Started Teaching: 2016 Joined MEDANZ: 2013 Has current First Aid Certificate: 2015

            Updated: 10/07/2017