Monday, 1 August 2011

Isis Dance

So here is the start of our Hen Party special.  Every day for the next week Lancashire Bride will present you with the latest and unique ideas when it comes to organising your Hen Party, along with a few tips along the way.  And what a lovely way to start the week by introducing this lovely lady.
Carol Menzies is the owner of Isis Dance based in Preston, where she offers weekly belly dancing classes and taster sessions suitable for birthday parties and hen partys. 

Far away from the stereotypical sleazy dance that we have all seen in movies, Isis Dance is able to offer an elegant dance that can empower women and offer them the freedom to express themselves. Making it the perfect way to entertain your hens!  Your party will start with a demonstration from Carol and then you and your hens get to give it a whirl.  You'll also get to dress up in the gorgeous hip scarves to make your experience that little bit more authentic!  You could even combine it with an Arabic fancy dress theme.

Isis Dance is also able to offer Belly Dancing entertainment on your wedding day.  And believe me when i say that it is one of the most fun I have ever had at a wedding!.  Its something that even gets your great Aunt and Father-in-Law up on the dancefloor!  "Normally the bride and groom do a first dance and then a few people join in... but then everyone disappears.  My latest venture is to offer taster sessions at wedding receptions because belly dance can be done by anyone from the age of 3 and upwards.  And men can belly dance too- its good fun to see men discover they have hips and they can move them!"

Belly Dancing is also a really good way to get fit for your wedding day. "Brides to be can come to my weekly classes and have a great workout to fantastic music.  It is a low impact excercise but it really does work wonders for the figure.  Despite its name, belly dancing tones up ALL the muscles, it will also help you with poise and posture.  As a teacher it is such a pleasure for me to see students become more confident each week and become proud of their bodies. Not only will you tone-up but through my teaching style you will also gain improvement in your personal and body confidence." 

Prices depend on numbers of participants and travel costs (if outside Preston). I will travel to the venue of your choice.

Hen Parties start from £60 for up to 25 ladies - so that is only £2.40 a head
Wedding parties start from £150
Little Girls Parties from £25
Teenagers and Ladies parties from £50
Carol is offering Lancashire Brides 5% discount for parties if you quote Lancashire Bride when booking.

"If you would like to come and chat about your Hen Party or Wedding Party you can always pop in to St Marys before my lesson anytime from 6.30 to 7.15 before my lesson starts at 7.30 pm on Wednesdays. Or we can meet for a coffee in Preston and have a chat about your special event."


  1. Sorry folks the lessons at St Maryshave moved up to Fitness First at Preston North End Football Stadium. Apologies I gave the wrong rate for Little Girls parties this should be £40. £25 is for Rainwbows/Brownies/
    Guides meetings.

  2. Thanks Joanne for the wonderful blog about my hen parties. best wishes, Carol xxx

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