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Hips Don't Lie 2024
Hips Don't Lie 2024

Sat, 16 Mar



Hips Don't Lie 2024

Annual Nottingham Based Belly Dance Festival. In this edition join us for 5 hours of Belly Dance Workshops from some of the best Belly Dance teachers in the UK, show off your dance skills and what you been working on in the last year in the Gala Show and join us for our Hafla after.

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Time & Location

16 Mar 2024, 09:00 – 23:00

Nottingham, Mapperley Plains Recreation & Social Club, Plains Rd, Nottingham NG3 5RH, UK

About the event

Schedule and FAQs

Workshop Schedule

9:00am - 10:00am: Arrival and registration (Have a coffee and meet some of your belly dance friends)

10:00 - 11:30: Workshop 1 (Yallar: graceful arms, dynamic hips, lyrical song choreography)

11:45 am - 1:15 pm: Workshop 2 (Eleanor: Show Stopping Drum Solo)

14:15 - 16:15: Workshop 3 (Leilah: Mejanse choreography)

Time to have dinner, get ready for the show and take some photos.

Gala Show & Hafla

6pm: Doors open for the Gala Show

19:00 - 20:00: Gala Show Part 1

20:30 - 21:30: Gala Show Part 2

21:30 - 23:00: Hafla

Performance Slots.

To reserve a slot in the Gala Show and perform your routine on the main stage, please complete this form

If you are still working on your act and don't know some of the details, you can reserve a slot by emailing me at

Please note that if you do not complete the form by 12 February you will lose your performance slot. This is to allow time for the running order to be finalised and for the programmes to be printed.

The number of performance slots is limited, people with a Gold Package will have priority.


Parking is available on site, subject to availability. 

Food & Drink.

Food trucks will be available throughout the day. TBC on who will be joining us, but you will have the opportunity to get some food during the breaks. 

Student and Group Packages can be booked via email or instagram

Any other questions please DM me on Instagram @hipsdontlie_festival or email


  • Gala Show and Hafla Only

    Gala Show and Hafla (Party) Entry from 6pm.

    +£0.25 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Golden Package General

    Includes All 3 workshops plus Access to Gala Show and Hafla and Priority on performance slots.

    +£2.00 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Workshop 3 with Leilah Isaac

    16th March 2:15pm - 4:15pm Oriental Mejance Choreography: This raqs sharqi (belly dance) opening number typically begins with a fast rhythm that allows for the dancer to cover space as she "greets" her audience and captures their attention, then changes in rhythm and melody so that the dancer can take their audience on a sort of journey through a variety of Middle Eastern dance styles.

    +£0.75 service fee
    Sold Out
  • Workshop 1 with Yallar

    10:00am - 11:30am Graceful Arms, Dynamic Hips: A lyrical Song Choreography

    +£0.63 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Workshop 2 with Eleanor

    11:45am - 1:45pm Show Stopping Drum Solo Choreography

    +£0.63 service fee
    Sale ended



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