Elspeth started belly dancing in 1997. After getting over the shock swapping the leotard and tights she'd always worn to tap and ballet class for bare feet and long skirts, she was hooked. Her first solo bellydance performance was to Donna Summer's Macarthur Park, but now she's a devotee of the modern Egyptian style of bellydance as personified by Dina, Randa Kamel and Lorna of Cairo. Elspeth is a team player in Edinburgh's bellydance community, making opportunities for and giving encouragement to students who want to perform at haflas (bellydance parties) and other events, like the 2012 bellydance flashmob in the National Museum of Scotland.
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