Sandy Maya's News
** Sandy Maya is back at Blast1386 at Reading College to talk to host Eddie Winship about Bastille Day Festival Reading 2019. Sandy Maya's Dance has prepared a cancan and other show-dances to add to the usual Bellydance performances at this annual event.
#BastilleDayFestivalReading #SandyMayasDance #modernbellydance #cancan #showdance #entertainment #EddieWinship #RadioBlast1386
** Sandy Maya had a flaming photoshoot with #EllyRussellPhotography and fire artist #AcroMonkey on Friday, 1st March 2019. Check out Sandy's Model portfolio here - updated 5th March 2019
** Sandy Maya's Sunday podcasts are now available to listen to.
The first episode of the series: After-class thoughts of a dance teacher went life on Sunday, 17th February. Have a listen here - updated 23rd February 2019
** Sandy Maya's Dance performed at the Magical Hafla at the Enchanted Market 2019. The Visual Vibez and the Bellyfairies danced on stage for a good cause. - updated 17th February 2019
** Sandy Maya's new pricelist 2019 for private tuition in effect from today - updated 5th February 2019
** Tickets for Dance for Clean Oceans 2019 are now available here
** Sandy Maya's new service offering: Digital feedback Add-on for Vibez students. Some students are unable to attend private sessions but still would like to get personalized feedback on their efforts and are looking for ways to improve their current level of dance. Sandy can help with that by providing feedback in digital form relating to the student's performance in their last class and with that offering customized advice and exercises to improve in certain areas for that particular individual- updated 30th January 2019
Add-on service ( for Vibez students only ) Individual concise class feedback to aid personal improvement
This digitalAdd-on is meant to help any Vibez student excell in their dance ability.
In class videos are taken to help students learn choreographies taught in class. Sandy is offering this new Add-on service to give students feedback based on that video to help them correct moves, direct them in detail and advise on practice exercises depending on the student's needs. This add on is valid for 5 feedback sessions which come in digital format so the student can view the video and listen to the teacher's feedback and in some cases ( not always a requirement ) receive links and or material to practise moves or combos at home.
This add on does not include 1to1 time with Sandy, but getting a video message highlighting what areas to focus on designed exclusively to the individual who signed up for this service.
Please note that purchases are non-refundable.
The purchase of this service is valid for 5 feedback videos ( length depends on feedback given and if exercises are being added. A video clip can vary in length. Sandy will give concise feedback totally focused on the individual who requests the feedback. It will be structured to help the student improve and master their challenges. The area of improvement will wary from class to class and previous guidelines but Sandy will highlight anything she finds helpful to the individual. The feedback given is not to be valued by length of video as too much feedback may overwhelm the individual and demotivate. Sometimes there will be more feedback than in other sessions but it is at Sandy's discretion and her experience as a teacher to advise and highlight on areas she believes to be of value to the student at that particular time of their learning journey. This add on is not a private 1 to 1 session, a digital file with information is being delivered and if anything is unlcear, a follow up email communication can clarify further.
This add on expires, regardless of complete use of all 5 class feedback sessions, after 2 months of purchase.
Please note that once you purchased this add on, it is your responsibility to "request" your feedback from Sandy before or after class. It is best to receive feedback as close to the class as possible. Feedback from an earlier class may defeat the purpose as the are of improvement may already have been looked at.
** Sandy Maya's Bellyfairies performed at day 12 of the Living Advent Calendar in Reading on 12th December 2018 - updated 13th December 2018
** The Wintervibez student case was a success with 19 performances on the day. Watch all of the wonderful dances here - updated 4th December 2018
** Sandy Maya is hosting her very first Student Showcase, called Wintervibez Show today, 2nd December 2018.
- updated 2nd December 2018
** Sandy Maya performed a L.E.D. wing dance at the Variety Show at the Progress Theatre Reading on Friday, 30th November 2018.
- updated 1st December 2018
** Sandy Maya's Birthday Hafla 2018 was a huge success with a sold out house. So many lovely performances from Sandy Maya's students, bellydance friends and herself. Photographers Scott and Manoj were there to capture some special moments of the night. - updated 26th November 2018
Scott's gallery is available here
feel free to show the love by using the donate button for Scott to invest in better camera equipment, thank you
Manoj's gallery is available here
** Sandy Maya will be back at Blast 1386 radio
on Friday, 30-November-2018 on air at 12:00noon to talk about the upcoming event
Living Advent Calendar in Reading
listen live here
- updated 22nd November 2018
** Sandy Maya's Bellyfairies are going to perform at this year's Living Advent Calendar in Reading on Wednesday 12-December-2018
Reading Living Advent Calendar 2018
Sandy Maya's Bellyfairies are going to perform on Day 12
12 December, 12:30 - 1pm | London Camera Exchange, Station Road
- updated 7th November 2018
** Sandy Maya and her students performed at Dance for Wildlife 2018
- updated 14th October 2018
** Sandy Maya started a new project which includes her students to capture the learned choreographies in videos. Here's the second video of this new series. The cabaret piece "Big Spender" performed by Sandy and the Bellyvibez Beauties - updated 28th August 2018
** Sandy Maya performed at a private Alice in Wonderland tea part on Saturday, 4th August 2018 - updated 5th August 2018
** Sandy Maya is offering a 15% discount on private sessions booked in August 2018. This offer can not be applied to any other promotions.
- updated 29th July 2018
** Sandy Maya started a new project which includes her students to capture the learned choreographies in videos. Here's the first result of a drum solo the Visual Vibez learned in 2018 - updated 29th July 2018
** Sandy Maya and her students performed at this year's Bastille Day
Festival in Reading on Sunday, 15th July 2018 - updated 18th July 2018
** Workshops for next year, 2nd June2019 have been reveiled
and bookings are open! Book your space here
A Cabaret workshop followed by a Shaabi workshop in Woodly.
Early bird prize available until 2nd February 2019 - updated 6th July 2018
** Sandy Maya is launching a new class. Show-Vibez stage presence classes start on 24th July in Earley. More info here - updated 29th June 2018
** Dance for Clean Oceans 2018 was a success and we raised £700.00 for Incredible Oceans - Whalefest this year.
** Tickets for the Charity Show Dance for Clean Oceans have now sold out - updated 7th June 2018
** Sandy Maya's Bellyvibez Beauties learned a cabaret routine on Sunday, 3rd June to be performed on Sunday, 10th June at Dance for Clean Oceans 2018 - updated 4th June 2018
** Sandy Maya returned to the radio station again on Friday to talk about Dance for Clean Oceans - updated 4th June 2018
** Sandy Maya will be on air today at 1pm at Radio blast-1386 to talk about the upcoming Bastille Day Festival Reading 2018, which Sandy has been volunteering for for the past 4 years. 2015 was the first year Sandy got involved as an artist and this lead for the bellydance community to have their yearly slot to perform at this family friendly outdoor event in Forbury garden. You can listen to the radio conversation here:
#bastilledayfestivalreading2018 #radioblast1386 #sandymayasbellydance #communitymatters - updated 29th May 2018
** The Bellyfairies have been practising and preparing for this year's Dance for Clean Oceans - updated 28th May 2018
**The Bellyfairies have been promoting the charity event Dance for Clean Oceans hosted by Sandy Maya's Bellydance today. They danced and took 3 for the sea on their beach endeavours #take3forthesea - updated 18th May 2018
Modern cabaret bellydance ongoing, requires 6 week sign up at a time.
Students performance name: Show-vibez
( Sandy Maya's Bellydance )
Venue: Vibez Studio - 81, Crockhamwell Road, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire, RG5 3JP
Course term: starts 17th July
and requires 6week sign up at any given time.
17th July - 28th August 2018
4th September - 9th October 2018
6th November - 11th November 2018
Show planned for November 2019 but to be confirmed
( several dances will be taught througout and different individuals can perform one or more dances depending on ability )
Availability: sign up here
Please note: paid performance opportunities for a Theatre production for selected individuals only.
Please note that signing up and participating in these classes does not guarantee a performance opportunity. This class is aimed at a professional level to enable serious dancers to get paid performance opportunity and strengthen their stage and performance ability. Anyone can join and learn the pieces but only those who can professionally perform them will be given a paid opportunity to appear in a Theatre Show in Reading.
**Sandy Maya is currently planning and working on a modern bellydance show to be in a local Theatre in Reading in November 2019. The show will have heavy influence of contemporary and cabaret style dance and is not meant to represent authentic bellydance nor the typical oriental/arabic music. It is also different from the usual student showcases.
Stay tuned to learn more. You can make donations to help making the show a success. Read more about it or apply to volunteer here updated 14th May 2018
Sponsor Sandy Maya's student showcases and Bellydance Show productions with your contribution
Sandy Maya's vision is to provide dancers the opportunity to perform and showcase their talent without the students needing to fund events by purchasing their own tickets. We rely on partners, families and guests to come and support the dancers who want to share skills they have learned in class. Use this purchase option to help Sandy Maya's Bellydance organise public performances which gives accomplished dancers the opportunity to get paid by the audience rather than having to pay themselves to be seen. It is still a common belief that "exposure" by dancing for free will help performing artists to make a living. If you consider the time and money it takes to cover the following: studio hire, teacher, time spent learning and perfecting, choreographing, dance wear and commute, then it becomes apparent that a dancer deserves to be paid for their effort to put a performance together. I thank you very much from the bottom of my heart as a dancer, artist and teacher, because no matter how small your contribution is today, it makes a big impact in my life as I can continue doing what I love and continue my mission to give dancers the appreciation and acknowledgement they deserve. You will be updated in which way your contribution was used, ie.: costuming, studio hire, venue fees, travel expenses, etc. Have your name appear on my dedicated sponsor appreciation page, updated on a monthly basis.Your name as a sponsor will also appear on the program of the Bellydance Show planned for November 2020.
**Sandy Maya is celebrating 1 year of self employment this month!
- updated 12th April 2018
**Sandy Maya's Easter promotion on private tuition during off peak times
- updated 9th March 2018
**Due to venue hiring price changes, Sandy Maya's Monday lunch time session prices will be raised to £6.50 beginning April 2018. The 6saver price now comes to £36.00 with immediate effect. - updated 1st March 2018
**Sandy Maya performing with the Bellyfairies, the RBSB Princesses of the Orient and with her students Bellyvibez beauties as well as having her RBSB students Genies of the Orient dance at the Enchanted Market 2018 in Bracknell - updated 12th February 2018
Tickets for "Dance for Clean Oceans" are now available - updated 1st February 2018
Limited tickets available - Dance for Clean Oceans - Charity Dance Show 2019
Date: Sunday, 9th June 2019
Time: 3pm-5pm - Doors open 2:45pm
Venue: Progress Theatre in Reading/Berkshire
Address: The Mount, Reading RG1 5HL
***Performers only require to purchase a ticket if they wish to watch the remainder of the show
( if you are in more than 2 dances, you may not want to get a ticket as you would be in and out in between the changing room and the stage )
By attending this charity event you will help keep oceans clean and spread awareness of how to create a more environmentally friendly society. All profits go to a charity chosen by the majority ataking part in the event.
Keep the oceans healthy!
I grew up by the sea, my partner grew up by the ocean, we live in England which is surrounded by the sea. All life originated from the sea and we need to protect it.
So, after last year's success I am hosting a repeat event of Dance for Clean Oceans, hoping to get everyone to #take3forthesea whenever we head to the beach and more importantly to pay attention to what is made of plastic and what other alternatives there are. Every little helps and your involvement will not only help this cause but also delight others with a performances and a raffle! I look forward to having you at this wonderful event!
Tickets are non-refundable and the profits of the event will go to the "Incredible Oceans" formerly known as "Whalefest" charity
Moneys raised via Dance for Clean Oceans so far:
2017 - £400.00 - donated to Whalefest, now known as incredible Oceans http://www.incredibleoceans.org/
2018 - £700.00 - donated to Incredible Oceans - Whalefest http://www.incredibleoceans.org/
Disclaimer for performers:
Deposits and full payments are non refundable. By signing up to Sandy Maya's workshops and events you agree that Sandy Maya Matzen is neither responsible nor accepts responsibility for any injuries or accidents sustained during, prior or after these workshops or event. Participants are responsible for themselves. Please always consult your doctor before taking part in any physical activities or exercises. Be good to your body, love your body.
**There are still places available for this workshop - updated 31st January 2018
** Sandy Maya is now on a festive holiday break and will be back in January 2018. In the meantime, check out her advent calendar to count down the days to Christmas! - updated 21st December 2017
** Sandy Maya turned into "Ariel" for a pre-school Disney Christmas Party organised by Rachel Bennett School of Bellydance - updated 21st December 2017
** Sandy Maya performed a Christmas Medley at the ACE Christmas party 2017 in Reading - updated 21st December 2017
Private tuition price list update - updated December 2017
Sandy Maya performed at the Snowflake Spectacular Show 2017 with the Desert Diamonds of the SMBA, her troupe, "The bellyfairies", her new beginners of the SMBA, Desert Flames and celebrated her "open level" group, the Genies of the Orient of the RBSB, debut on stage performing a modern egyptian choreography by Sandy Maya - udpated 21st December 2017
** The bellyfairies had their debut performance at the NBAF 2017 Show in London on Sunday, 29th October 2017 - updated 1st November 2017
** Sandy Maya is offering online Skype sessions so you can enjoy learning from the comfort of your home to a time suitable for you - updated 25th October 2017
** Sandy Maya performed cabaret style at Reading's Artigiano bar on Saturday, 21st October 2017 - updated 22nd October 2017
** Sandy Maya modeling for Antonella Russo's collection Ex-human as seen at the Paris Fashion show for parish fashion week in September 2017
#antonellarussodesigns #parisfashionweek #fashionshow #fashion #modelsandymayamatzen photos by Scott Critchley #youvebeenshotbyscott - updated 19th October 2017
** Sandy Maya performed a Saidi solo and with her Bellyvibez beauties students at "Dance for Wildlife" 2017 - updated 15th October 2017
** Sandy Maya performed with isiswings to the famous Bollywood song Dola Re Dola at Mela Reading 2017 - updated 8th October 2017
** Sandy Maya announes 2018 workshop - a cabaret style stick choreo to "Big Spender" - updated 13th September 2017
Sandy Maya took part in this year's Readingpride parade to celebrate love and diversity -updated 3rd September 2017
** Sandy Maya is celebrating her 6th year bellydance anniversary with a compilation of performances since 2012
-updated 19th July 2017
** Sandy Maya's bellydance performed together with the RBSB and SMBA at this year's Bastille Day Festival Reading in Forbury Garden. - updated 18th July 2017
** Sandy Maya's bellydance lunch drills at Vibez last class in July will be Monday, 17th July. Classes recommence in August again. - updated 10th July 2017
** A compilation including photos and videos of the Dance for Clean Oceans event 2017. Official photographer: Scott Critchley, but this compilation also contains some photos submitted by attendees. Enjoy! - updated 16th June 2017
** Sandy Maya's event Dance for clean Oceans raised £400.00 donated to www.whale-fest.com. The event was a Bellydance Hafla held at Vibez Studios in Woodley. The opening dance is the lambada inspired routine created and taught in a workshop to the Bellyvibez beauties end of May 2017. It looks promising that there will be another Dance for clean oceans event next year :) - updated 13th June 2017
** Sandy Maya performed at Mims Dance around the Globe Bellydance Hafla in Oxford on Friday, 9th June 2017
- updated 10th June 2017
** Sandy Maya performed with the Princesses of the Orient of the RBSB at the Summer Spectacular 2017
- updated 5th June 2017
** Sandy Maya's Lunch time bellydance drills begin in June 2017! Check out the details here - updated 16th May 2017
** Sandy Maya is helping out to decorate this year's Bastille Day Festival. Watch the timelapse of the first placard she created in April 2017
- updated 3rd May 2017
** Sandy Maya on the radio! Tune in on Friday, 28th April at 1pm to BBC Radio Berkshire to hear us talk about Bastille Day Festival Reading! to listen to the interview on Friday you need to tune to 1386 community matters blast Reading.
- updated 26th April 2017
** Sandy Maya modeled for Antonella Russo's collection " Ex human 2017 " in April 2017 - photographer Scott Critchley - updated 3rd May 2017
** Sandy Maya's video tours of her paintings are now available on her artwork youtube channel - updated 21st April 2017
** 1 to 1 private coaching sessions pricing changed as well as more availability during daytime. Check out the new times and pricing here - updated 22nd March 2017
** Sandy Maya will be giving two workshops as part of the RBSB summer school. On Wednesday, 12th July 1 hour workshop on All level hoop exercise from 7:30pm - 8:30pm, after that a 1 hour workshop on turns.
Spaces can be booked here - updated 9th March 2017
** Sandy Maya to perform at this year's Reading Bastille Day Festival at Forbury Gardens again - updated 20th February 2017
Saturday 15-July-17 and Sunday 16th July 2017
Bastille Festival Reading - Bellydancing with the SMBA and RBSB
event open to public, no tickets required
** Sandy Maya is collecting names of interest for a morning or lunch bellydance class in Woodley. Please use the form below, state your level, what you are looking for in a course and the best day of the week. - updated 14th February 2017
** Private lesson availability timetable makes booking a session easier as you have dates, times and pricing visible to choose from before you book - updated 23rd January 2017
** Performing with the RBSB at Windsor on ice - updated 15th December 2016
** Sandy Maya performing as Pure Island Sugar and with the Desert Diamonds at the Snowflake Spectacular 2016
- updated 12th December 2016
** Sandy Maya's improver students RBSB Sapphires of the Orient performing at the Snowflake Spectacular 2016
- updated 12th December 2016
** It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Sandy Maya created an advent calendar with daily video clips to help you countdown to Christmas day! Open your first door! ;)
** Tickets are now available for the "Dance for clean oceans" Hafla in June 2017 - updated, 19th November 2016
Purchase option on tickets is currently put on hold and will be available again from January 9th 2017
** Sandy Maya's lambada inspired bellydance workshop is now available for booking here - updated, 19th November 2016
Sandy Maya is holding a Lambada inspired bellydance workshop on
Sunday, 28th May from 10am-1pm
Venue: Vibez Dance Studio in Woodley
Availability: 25 places
Price: £25.00 per person
Partaking in the workshop gives you the opportunity to perform the choreography at the "Dance for clean oceans" charity event on Sunday, 11th June at the same venue. Event runs from 3pm-5pm
** inspired by the supermoon bellydance video last weekend, Sandy got inspired to capture the vibes in a painting - updated 19th November 2016
** When Sandy heard about the #Mannequinchallenge she got her boyfriend as videographer and her RBSB bellydance students involved to create their own version of it. It was so much fun! - updated 16th November 2016
** It's supermoon Monday today and Sandy went to Bournemouth yesterday to watch the pre-supermoon rise over the Bournemouth pier and record some Supermoon-glow-bellydance Greetings to celebrate the beautiful moon. - updated, 14th November 2016
** Sandy has been able to find time and inspiration for new paintings within the last 2 weeks :) - updated, 7th November 2016
** Sandy Maya's first timelapse video of her painting. updated, 2nd November 2016
** Sandy Maya is wishing everyone a Happy Halloween! updated, 1st November 2016
** Sandy Maya is organizing a bellydance hafla charity event for June 2017.
"Dance for clean oceans" - updated 24th October 2017
** Sandy Maya performed together with the Rachel Bennett School of bellydance at a charity ball on Saturday, 15th October 2016 - updated 17th October 2016
** DANCE READING Film is now on youtube! updated 12th October 2016
Dance Reading is brought to you by Junction Dance in association with the Reading Dance Professionals Network, Reading’s Year of Culture, The Cultural Partnership and Arts Council England, and brings together a huge number of local organisations and professionals. Watch out for Sandy Maya at 1.24mins
** Sandy Maya's Youtube Artwork channel is now live! - updated 3rd October 2016
This is my artwork channel debut video and I am ever so excited about this. I painted this piece about a year ago for an art exhibition in Reading-UK. When it was exhibited it became apparrent that this painting started "moving" depending on how the light shone on it. The beautiful golden-bronze coloured horse suddenly begins to grow shadow horns or when only a glimmer of ligh hits it, it seems to glisten which reminds me of seeing a overcast-free London by night from a plane. So the idea of making this video has been in my head since then, but I needed an assistant and had not got around to it until now :) I hope you are enjoying this as much as I am :)
Royalty free music: Night Radiance by Night Radiance
** Sandy has been working on her mermaid project with Scott Critchley and here is the result.- updated 23rd September 2016
** Sandy Maya's complete bellydance beginners course will be available via Powhow from today!
Use the promo code "summer vibez" for 10% off any video
** Sandy Maya has been participating in the short film project: DANCE READING FILM check out the behind the scenes footage- updated 25th August 2016
** Bellydance Beginners Part 2 is now available on powhow. Download it here.
** The first recorded powhow class is now avaialable for purchase: Bellydance Beginners Part 1 - updated 19th August 2016
** Get 75% off your first online lesson with Sandy Maya via Powhow, use this code: Trial lesson - it's valid until 13th August 2016 - updated 29th July 2016
** Sandy Maya to launch Bellydance tutorials for beginners in German and Italian - stay tuned! updated 28th July 2016
** Sandy Maya's Pow How online courses are now scheduled and available to be booked - updated 28th July 2016
** online classes available soon - stay tuned - updated 21st July 2016
** Sandy Maya is celebrating 5 years of bellydance today! - updated 19th July 2016
** Photos of modelling Antonella Russo's collection on the catwalk
at Bastille Day Festival Reading 2016 - updated 18th July 2016
** Photos of bellydancing with the SMBA at Bastille Day Festival Reading 2016 - updated 18th July 2016
** Photos from behind the scenes of "A midsummer night's dream" where Sandy played the part of fairy Mustardseed on Thursday, 14th July 2016 - updated 15th July 2016
** Photos of performances at the Summer Spectacular Show 2016 - updated 10th July 0216
** Sandy Maya is going to perform with the Desert Diamonds from the SMBA, the Gilded Butterflies of Jawahir bellydance and performing the bellytastic boogie with the RBSB students tonight in Reading. - updated 09-07-16
** Sandy Maya's bellydance details have been added under the Berkshire teacher registry - updated 09-07-16
** Sandy Maya is now DBS checked and certified! ** updated 01-07-16
** Private tution with Sandy Maya are now available, please use the contact form via Classes to book your lesson.
1 hour: 35.00 or 2 hours: 65.00
Learn a technique, a prop, or one of Sandy's choreographies
** Sandy Maya's paintings are currently on display at the Progress Theatre in Reading for the play:
"Daisy pulls it off" ** updated 22nd June 2016
** Sandy Maya's Accessories created the first pair of foot thongs ** updated 22nd June 2016
** Sandy Maya's youtube channel is back with a new series: Sandy Maya's bellydance prop introduction for beginners ** updated 22nd June 2016
** Sandy Maya to display her artwork at the Progress Theatre in Reading for the play " Daisy pulls it off" **
updated 22nd June 2016
** Bellydance Improver level trial lesson at £8.00 on 12th July in Woosehill. Pay your ticket online here or pay cash in class on the day ** updated 21st June 2016
**Sandy Maya has been celebrating her IDTA Gold Bar 1 with honours achievement yesterday at Bellyqueen, organised by the SMBA. Check out her performance and photos. updated 13th June 2016
** Sandy Maya to be a fairy for one night only!!! As well as having choreographed the dance scenes for ''A midsummer night's Dream'' production by the Progress Theatre Reading, Sandy is taking on the role as one of the fairies stepping in as understudy on Thursday, 14th July. If you do not want to miss her performance as a feisty fairy, book your ticket here - updated 26th May 2016
** Sandy Maya passed her Golbar1 IDTA exams with honours this month and will be performing at the "Bellyqueen" Award Presentations & Showcase 2016 hosted by the SMBA on Sunday, 12th June 2016. Get your tickets here ** photo by Cynthia Caton - updated 23rd May 2016
** Tickets are now available for purchase to watch A midsummer night's dream outdoor theatre production by the Progress Theatre in Reading. Sandy Maya has been choreographing the dance scenes for the cast in this play ** Get your tickets here - updated 5th May 2016
** Photos of the performance at the Mayor's Dance Showcase on Thursday, 14th April 2016, photo courtesy by the official photographer of the show - updated 18th April 2016
** Backstage photos of the Desert Diamonds at the Hexagon from Thursday's performance. - updated 18th April 2016
** Sandy Maya is to perform with the Desert Diamonds of the SMBA ( Santa Maria Bellydance Academy ) at the Hexagon on Thursday, 14th April 2016. For more info about the show and to buy tickets, go here - updated 7th April 2016
** Sandy Maya's private coaching sessions will be available and can be booked from mid June 2016!! - updated 7th April 2016
** A new Greeting card creation by Sandy Maya, available on Zazzle and Redbubble. updated 6th April 2016
** Sandy Maya has been creative over the Easter bank holiday weekend and created the below little Easter-gem video. Enjoy! updated 28th March 2016
** Sandy Maya performed a veil piece to the theme tune of Aladdin at the Vibez Dance Studio in Woodley on Saturday, 27th February 2016 - updated Sunday, 28th February 2016
** Sandy Maya is choreographing the dance scenes for Shakespeares "A Midsummer Night's Dream" to be performed in July 2016 in Caversham. Information about auditions for parts held at Progress Theatre - updated 11th February 2016
** New products featuring Sandy Maya's art available now at her Zazzle store.
Check it out here - update 31st January 2016
** New bellydance drop in classes in Woodley in February. Have your FREE taster class ( subject to availability ) on Thursday, 28th January 2016!
Bellydance for Beginners – Woodley
( Sandy Maya's Bellydance )
Venue: Vibez Dance Studio, Crockhamwell Road, Woodley town center RG5 3JP
Starts: Thursday, 29th January ***Free taster class***
Drop in class: £7,50 per session, £33.00 for a bundle of 5 sessions
( payments are non-refundable )
Pay cash in class or online here:
Spaces: subject to availability on any given day.
** Bookings are now open for Beginners Part 1 and 2 in Wokingham, to start in January 2015
Sign up here!
** Sandy Maya will be teaching the new Essentials course for beginners in Reading starting in January 2016. Are you interested? Book your course here:
** Sandy Maya's "anglo saxon horse'' painting is now on display at the Global Cafe in Reading. The launch night including live music will be on Saturday, November 7th. Find out more about Readart
** Sandy Maya's Artwork paintings and accessories will be displayed at the SHINE art and performance exhibition event in Reading on Friday, 30th October 2015
** Sandy Maya's Choreographies Step by Step is going to release how to learn the routine to
" Santa Baby " next month. Make sure to subscribe to get updates on new videos.
** This beautiful painting is going on display for the Readart Exhibition at the Global Cafe in Reading this November! updated on 4th October 2015
** Sandy Maya painted live at Hobbycraft this Sunday, 13th September 2015. updated on 14th September 2015
** Sandy Maya is working on a new series on her youtube channel. Sandy Maya's Choreographies Step by Step. First up in September will be "I dream of Jeannie" Make sure to subscribe to get updates on new videos.
** Sandy Maya is currently designing some unique Greeting cards which will soon be available for purchase here. updated 28th July 2015
** Sandy Maya's Accessories launched. Handcrafted bellydance accessories can now be purchased locally at different art functions. updated 26th July 2015
** Sandy Maya is featured in the latest Newsletter of the Rachel Bennett School of Bellydance introducing her as one of the new teachers. Beginner classes with Sandy in Wokingham and Maidenhead start in September 2015. Have a read here ;)
** Sandy Maya at Bastille Reading Festival on 11th and 12th July 2015
** 11th and 12th July - Save the date! Sandy Maya's Artwork will be displaying some of her paintings at the wonderful Summer event: Reading Bastille Festival this coming weekend!
for more information visit the event page. - updated 7th July 2015
** Summer break during July and August 2015
** Bellydance Beginner classes in Maidenhead and Wokingham!
Beginner courses in Maidenhead and Wokingham start in September 2015 - updated 16th June 2015
** Sandy Maya is now employed by Rachel Bennett School of Bellydance!!! Wohoo!!! If you would like to pick up bellydancing, beginner courses are starting in September 2015. - updated May 2015
** Sandy Maya's Bellydance Bliss is now available on youtube for you to practise your moves :) - updated April 2015
** Sandy Maya is going on vacation from 10th April - 27th April and won't be able to respond to any requests or emails during that time.
** A new youtube video series launched today! Check out the first published video of "Sandy Maya's bellydance faux pas moments" - updated Wednesday, 8th April 2015
Sandy Maya's Bellydance Crashcourse for beginners - Learn a move in 3 minutes now available on youtube - updated Friday, 27th March 2015
** Bedspreads and Leggings are also now available with Sandy Maya's Images! updated Saturday, 14th March 2015
Sandy Maya's Bellydance world is shaping up! Classes and Hen Party Packages will be available from May 2015. Get added to the email distribution list for regular updates by using the contact form - updated Wednesday, 25th February 2015
Sandy Maya is currently working on some France inspired paintings which will be displayed and available for sale at the Bastille Day Festival in Reading on 11th and 12th July 2015. For more Information about this event, click here. updated 11th Feb 2015
If you make your way to Hobbycraft in Reading today, you'll be able to admire 14 more of my canvas paintings on their walls - those can be found downstairs :) - updated 29th January 2015
Sandy Maya's Artwork is adding more paintings for sale and display to the Hobbycraft store in Reading this month!!! So make sure you go there to check out my work ;) - updated 23rd January 2015
Sandy Maya completed her biggest canvas yet and it also is the first painting of 2015 - updated 30th January 2015
Sandy Maya's Artwork Sylt Calendar 2015 is now available here
Get Sandy Maya's Artwork on mugs, pillow cases, phone covers, tablet skins and much more here updated 3rd December 2014
Sandy Maya's Artwork has recently added many of her painting creations to be available as prints, phone covers, pillows, bags etc. via Redbubble: http://www.redbubble.com/people/sandymayasphoto/shop updated 12th October 2014
Sandy Maya's Artwork is on vacation from 21st September until 5th October 2014. updated 17th September 2014
Sandy Maya's paintings are now available at Hobbycraft in Reading! updated 17th September 2014
Sandy Maya's Photography is now Sandy Maya's Artwork!
Happy Easter everyone. SMP will no longer offer professional services with regards to photography beginning today.
Sandy Maya's Photograpy's art can now be purchased via Zazzle.com and Redbubble.com!
Sandy Maya's Photography is closing down on Monday, 1st April 2013
This is not an april's fool.
SMP is coming to Gran Canaria in November!
SMPs Wall Calendars - Happy Thoughts Wall Calendar 2013
CHANGED SERVICE CHARGE - 21-10-2012
Sandy Maya's Photography has made changes to Service charges. A 1 hour photoshoot now costs £ 15.00 and includes 1 edited image ( additional images will be charged at £ 2.50 per image)
The previous deal was a 1 hour photoshoot for £ 50.00 which would result in 20 edited images. The new agreement will allow more flexibility and more clients will be able to afford this Service.
Working on dreams of a modern princess project - September 2012
Snow white is being shot today in Bournemouth - 16th September 2012
Aladdin is planned for Saturday, 9th September 2013
Sandy Maya comes to Sylt!
If you are interested in a photoshoot feel free to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org