NISHA Lall, above, will be on home ground when she joins a belly dance show in Sheffield on Sunday.
The dance teacher and performer, who lives in Bradway, is part of the Tarab Dance Company, which brings a UK tour to the Library Theatre in Tudor Square from 2pm.
The show traces the origins of belly dance and indicates how it has crossed into western culture. Performances include folk, oriental, cabaret, pop and tribal fusion styles.
Nisha, who has been involved in the Sheffield belly dance community for eight years, said she hoped it will attract curious members of the public.
She is self-taught, dancing since she was young, and launching her business after being a web designer for five years. “I decided I didn’t want to sit behind a desk,” she said.
There are about ten groups in Sheffield with their own teachers, she said. “A lot of people go for a way to keep fit and a lot like the music. It gives them a lot of self-confidence. They go to classes with people of all ages and sizes.”
lTickets for Rihla, the Journey of the Belly Dance, cost £10/£7.50. There will be demonstrations by local dancers from 1.15pm. For more infromation, visit www.tarabdance.com.