International Belly Dance Congress

The team - Charlotte Desorgher

Charlotte Desorgher is one of the top bellydance teachers in the UK and founder of the south-east based bellydance organisation, hipsinc. Her popular weekly classes in Croydon attract students from all over London and she teaches and performs regularly at major UK festivals and events.

As a dancer Charlotte lights up the stage with her warm, vibrant personality and that warmth extends to her teaching too. Her regular weekly classes take students from their first steps through to performance and professional level and her teaching combines strong, solid technique with a sense of fun.

Charlotte has been dancing since the age of five, training in ballet, jazz and contemporary dance and going on to gain an honours degree in Dance and Education from the London University Institute of Education. She saw her first bellydancer at a nightclub in London in the early 1980s and it changed her life.

Charlotte went on to travel and work in the Middle East where she begged the local women to teach her how to dance. She continued her professional development with private study with Hossam and Serena Ramzy and currently studies privately with US star, Aziza. She also travels regularly to Cairo where she takes private lessons with the top dancers there.

In 2007 Charlotte founded hipsinc — the culmination of a dream to extend the pleasure of bellydancing to as many people as possible and to broaden what she could offer them. Hipsinc currently has more than 700 students attending its bellydance classes all over the south east and learning a variety of bellydance styles.

In addition, the school puts on regular shows, haflas and restaurant nights and brings some of the best dancers of the world to the south east to teach and perform.

 The team