Message from Fleur
Welcome to my journey! I started dancing at the age of 3 at Vacani Ballet School but didn't voyage through belly dance until my teenage years, through my love of Bollywood and Tamil cinema.
I was attracted to belly dance like a moth to a flame.
I had an avid interest in intuitive ways of living and healing through movement. After suffering serious health challenges and feeling disconnected from my body, I was in need of grounding and feeling whole again. I found my home in belly dance, because it reconciled me with my dear body. I'll forever be grateful for how deeply healing belly dance is to our soul, body and mind :-)
Whether you are attracted to learning belly dance for fun, fitness, femininity, co-ordination, endorphins, posture, muscle control, reconnection, art, healing, spitirual reasons, meeting new friends or for no other reason than simply a gut feeling - I hope your journey is filled with magic.
Love, Fleur x
Message from one of our wonderful students
The below is written by Nicole B., one of our dear students and the talented web designer behind this website :-)
"A truly dedicated, gifted and visionary dancer, teacher and choreographer, Fleur Estelle is a globally known name in the Belly Dance world. As a teacher, Fleur is gentle and encouraging. Moreover, she possesses a gift to bring out the joy and freedom of your soul through dance - this is true for even the shiest beginner! Fleur is a remarkable dancer, woman and entrepreneur, who will leave you fulfilled in your dance practice, or absolutely bewildered by one of her choreographed shows! As one of her students, and someone who has taken various dance and also works in film and the arts, I can assure you, Fleur Estelle is one of a kind!"
- Nicole B.
Discover more about Fleur
Dancer in Aladdin live action movie (2019) alongside Will Smith
Belly Dance consultant to Jamal Sims (choreographer) and Naomi Scott (lead actress) of Aladdin movie
Belly dancer in TV commercial for Tchibo in Germany
Dancer live on TV in Muscat (Oman) for AFC Awards
Performed for Gordon Ramsay, Alan Titchmarsh, Akon, Kasabian, Nick Cave, Simon Cowell, multiple TV Channels, members of the British Royal Family, the Jordanian Royal Family and the United Arab Emirates Royal family
Teacher trainer to instructors of Fleur Estelle School
Mentor to Fleur Estelle Dance Company troupe performers
Organiser of the Fleur Estelle Showcase stage show for 14 years
Volunteer belly dance teacher for Ovacome Charity
Fleur / Fleur Estelle Dance Company have performed in Morocco, Mauritius, Oman, Greece, France, Portugal, Egypt, Spain, Scotland
The Ritz, Annabel’s, Mandarin Oriental, The Savoy, Hampton Court Palace, Victoria & Albert Museum, The Dorchester, Claridge’s, Grosvenor House, Cliveden, The British Museum, The National History Museum, The Langham, Chinawhite, Merchant Taylor’s Hall, The Hurlingham Club, Kensington Roof Gardens, The American Embassy, Gilgamesh, Goldman Sachs, Google, Microsoft, BNP Paribas, BBC Magazines
Brief appearances on CD:UK, Don’t Tell The Bride, Hustle, Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes 2, Britain’s Got Talent Opening Parade 2014, and many more.
Many of our beloved students (some of which even started as complete beginners in our classes years ago!) became instructors through our Teacher Training program and ongoing mentoring with Fleur.
They have direct experience of what it is like to be a student in our school, and with care and compassion can apply their expertise as well as relatability by welcoming and teaching our new students.
Due to the freelance nature of their teaching and schedules changing in our busy modern world, check our shop page to see which classes are taught by our school instructors for this most current term and to read their bio directly on their class page :-)
All our instructors have at some point been part of our performing troupe and you can catch their performances on our YouTube channel!
We're grateful to our wonderful students and all who come to learn with us, whether for just 1 class or for many years of shimmy adventures!
Each of you bring your light to class and share your enthusiasm and own unique energy with the group around you. Thank you for dancing with us and we hope you meet many lifelong friends in our school!
Many of you already know that pre-Covid we had an end of term Showcase with opportunities for our students to perform on stage what they learned that term as well as loving friends and family coming to clap in the audience :-) Whilst these are currently on pause as we navigate the post-covid era, we do hope to revive our Showcase and bring it back to life very soon! Stay tuned...