Help us achieve our dreams!
Company of Dreams is a totally unique dance company aiming to make real, tangible difference to the world.
Working with women recovering from trauma
Anyone who bellydances will tell you that bellydance has a remarkable and unique ability to improve self esteem and foster positive body image in women. In particular, women who have suffered in abusive relationships, who have self harmed through various means, or who are living with radical surgery from cancer often benefit in profound ways from learning to bellydance and all our teachers have seen deeply heartwarming and uplifting results in their students from all walks of life.
This is why we are in the process of setting up a network of specialist classes in partnership with agencies and support groups to help deliver the health and wellbeing effects of bellydance for women who have been affected by traumatic experiences. We believe this work really can make a difference to the lives of women who have been scarred by such experiences.
Helping overcome prejudice, changing perceptions
At a time when the Middle East is synonymous with war, terrorism and destruction, Company of Dreams reminds people of the rich vein of myth, magic and storytelling which threads through those ancient lands.
Through our exciting and innovative dance productions we hope to bring westerners and middle eastern people together in joint appreciation of middle eastern culture, to help overcome prejudice towards the middle east and its dance form, to help keep alive that dance form at a time of threat in its native lands and to share the joy and pleasure of belly dance with the wider world.
Bellydance is one of the most misunderstood of all dance forms. Often derided as being akin to striptease, in fact it’s a beautiful art form with a fascinating history and a unique relationship to music. Through talks, lectures, magazine articles and dance productions Company of Dreams is working to overcome negative and mistaken perceptions of bellydance amongst the general public and the wider dance sector.
Company of Dreams is passionate about creating world class oriental dancers to help our dance take its rightful place alongside the greatest art forms. We are working hard to raise the artistic and professional standards within the sector to ensure greater artistry and excellence in the dance form.