Sandrine has learnt Belly Dance in London, through private tuition with Sevda Turkish Dancer, amongst others... And thanks to studying videos of Hilary Thacker, Persia, Veena and Neena's, amongst other teachers... She constantly studies techniques from international masters of the art.
Even before starting with Raqs Sharqi, she had grown accustomed to performing on stage from age 16. Acting, Singing, Caribbean and Latin dance forms-in the West-Indies, and in the UK.
She took Ballet, Belly dance, Samba and Jazz in London.
She is now performing and teaching this sensuous and expressive dance in various venues, on a regular basis.
As a belly dancer, She can perform Egyptian and Turkish Cabarets, Classic Egyptian, Samba or Flamenco Fusion styles, and Street shaabi..... She also uses the arts of veils and fan veils; Saidi cane, and can play the zills.
Skara is very good at improvisations/ Live music, and with Drum Solos.
She performs a spectacular Sword or Prop Balance show, including Fire Candle tray.
She enjoys creating Fusions of Arabic and Latin dance (including Samba), working with Classical music; benefitting from her rich cultural background.
Please visit her Video Sample page.
She is also a beautiful Brazilian Samba dancer, as well as a teacher performer of Pop Funk or Latin Funk styles.
A very elegant mover, she has also won rave reviews for her agility, and her technique. She also relates to the music form the heart, and loves to share this with the public.
She is a member of Unesco's International Dance Council CID.
Past Clients/ Classes:
She has had the privileged of performing or/ and teaching various styles of Belly Dance at the following venues and events, amongst others:
Saqarah hafla (London)
The Triangle (Crouch End)
Nafoura hafla, London
Gallipoli restaurant (Islington)
Earls Court Exhibition centre
NEC Birmingham exhibition centre,
Sameera's Shimmy Nites
Silk Route Show, London
Destinations &Travel shows
North London Latin Congress
Marriott hotel East India Quay (Birthday party)
Tarana Indian restaurant
Arabesque Nights Hafla
Fez restaurant (Fulham)
Finger in the Pie Cabaret
Womens Institutes Buckinghamshire/ Kent/ Bournemouth/ Bedfordshire/ Hertfordshire/ London
Camden School for Girls (Classes for female staff)
Bel Air Greek Restaurant (resident dancer)
Hilton hotel Dartford (Hen night)
Holiday Inn Surbiton (Wedding)
Cyprus Gardens Turkish events venue, North London
Arabic Night hafla
Madame Jojos (Soho)
Tottenham Festival (Carnival)
Golden Palace North London
Adam Street Members club
Millfield Arts Centre
The Cockpit (Marylebone),
Dance Attic Fulham
Various care homes and hospitals across London/ Hertfordshire/ Buckinghamshire
Virgin Holidays, West End London
Aum Abs Fitness Club (Acton)
Music video, Rock (The Dead Eye Mariners)...
Layalina Privee, Knightsbridge
Angel Canal Festival, Islington 2017
David Lloyd gym, Hounslow
Gatsby restaurant, Berkhamsted
Pera kitchen, Bedfordshire
Music video, Techno (Minus Tone productions), Windsor
Belly dance improvisations on stage to Live music, Rock band (Mirage Men), Bournemouth
Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow
Mayfair Hotel, London
She also has danced at various private parties, inviting guests to learn some movements with her...
Sandrine has run dance classes for hen parties in Belly dance, Pop, Latin or Funk themes. London, Oxford, Buckinghamshire, Chester.
She has run several terms of public classes for beginners; and has taught both Beginners and Intermediate students in private coaching sessions.Please see her teachers' biography under the "Classes" chapter.
In 2003, she started her dance company Red Glass Sky.
She also writes Dance and Music Psychology essays:
Anthropology of Dance by Sandrine:
Skara is fully insured and
has obtained an enhanced CRB Disclosure.
Murder mystery party:
"We hired Sandrine for a belly dance workshop at a party the week before last. She was brilliant from beginning to end. Everyone got involved and had fun! Thank you so much!"
Hannah D. & Dean, Ickenham West London
Cultural presentation and workshop:
"Now we were invited to dance and take part
But what to shake where and how should one start?
Well we wriggled and jiggled and shimmied and shook
Until eventually we stopped and were let off the hook!
But it was such great fun that can’t be denied
“It saves seeing a chiropractor!” one woman cried,
“Any questions?” asked Sandrine now ending her session.
No, but thanks, it really eased a spinal compression!"
Excerpt for Chris P's poem, Warwickshire Womens Institute.
"I hired Sandrine for a ladies luncheon event. My guests were truly entertained by her dancing & her samba costume. We also had a workshop where we were provided with colourful scarves & every guest had the opportunity to try out some samba moves! Sandrine was very accommodating and even took time out to pose for some group photos afterwards. This is definitely a great way to provide entertainment at a function or a party and it will truly surprise your guests!"
Ebun, North London
Cultural presentation and workshop:
What a wonder you are! Such a good idea to perform that dramatic and impressive Gold Wings dance first. It was magic the way that you got all those shy and (some) reluctant ladies up to don scarves and join in! It is thanks to your care and patient teaching that everyone was included and their wide smiles tell their own story - such FUN! Thank you sincerely from Finchley WI!!"
Finchley Womens Institute
Festival, kids party:
"Thank you for entertaining us. You were great with the kids."
Tom, St Albans/ Parish festival/ Client.
Weekly restaurant shows:
"I came back here (Restaurant) just to see you perform again, and brought my friends to watch you. I think you are great."
Erin, Female restaurant Customer. North London.
Ladies night event:
"You were fantastic at dancing, and very lively. I hope you are coming back to our next event."
Turkish women, Ladies Night. Golden Palace, North London.
Birthday party, show and workshop:
"Thank you so much for sharing in my evening and for making my birthday event a memorable event."
Heather G., student/ Client." North London.
Carnival workshop with teenagers:
"Sandrine is a respected professional amongst our network. She has always delivered work of a high standard whilst remaining flexible in her approach, in order to meet the needs of our service."
Alan S, Yess Entertainment. North London
Aylesbury Festival. Bucks Herald press, 2012.
Hafla and Christmas party:
"Sandrine is passionate about dance and a highly talented performer. If you want to create a special atmosphere and an extraordinary occasion, Sandrine will add inspiration to free the evening and break through the barriers that seem to stop so many people in our culture from truly enjoying themselves through dance, music and movement. Strongly recommended." Matt Thornton Brown, business entrepreneur, Worcestershire
"Hi, you were interactive with adults and children, smiling and energetic, had children take pictures with your wings and stayed longer, it was great."
Fanta, events organiser, London
Casino Royale themed party:
"... the highlight of course being the party and in particular your performance and the hilarious dance competition..."
"Thanks again for being such a good sport and for making our party so special."
Guy T., Fulham, West London
"Thank you so much.. You did a fabulous job entertaining every one and especially the little ones, they loved it!!"
"You were a great sport and every one enjoyed them selves."