Welcome                                pages last updated 22/03/19

Hi and welcome to my website.

Mirage Belly Dance was born out of my love for this wonderful dance form.

I wanted to bring it to everyday women like myself as a wonderful way to exercise and have fun.

The fact that you can express your feminine side and gain confidence and self-esteem through dance is a very powerful thing to experience.

Many of my students have formed long friendships with each other and enjoy nothing more than dressing up and dancing.

My classes are fun and will teach you to move in ways to music that you never thought possible.

I enjoy watching these ladies gain confidence and each year I hold a show for all my students who want to perform to show off their new found skills to family and friends.

Writing choreographies and seeing them come to life through my students is one of my greatest pleasures.

I am a fusion Belly Dance teacher, I take belly dance moves and put them to world music such as Indian, Spanish Gypsy, Turkish, Egyptian.

To mix things up a little I also use modern pop and rock music! It’s good to use music that people know as this allows our audiences to interact and get involved, it gets them giggling on the side-lines.

You will see as you browse though my gallery, we are all shapes, sizes and ages.

There is no need to have any previous dance experience to come and enjoy my classes, everyone is welcome.

I hold my classes in a bright mirrored studio in Cheltenham where there is parking, it’s also on a local bus route.

You may have seen Mirage performing in our local parks and at festivals through the summer alongside Syren Alternative Belly Dancers. Syren performs at live music venues and music festivals to rock and alternative music.

You can find Mirage/Syren Belly Dancers on Facebook where we have many followers.

All the information for contact and classes will be found on this site.

Thank you for taking the time to look us up.

Carol Gibbon.


“Mirage and Syren belly dancers have run workshops and performed shows at Wychwood Festival for numerous years. Their sessions are really popular with all ages and their relaxed and approachable style puts all the participants at ease”.
Wychwood Festival
"fabulous dance treat for our August Bank Holiday Carnival - the ladies provided a colourful and entertaining set of dances, professionally performed by a friendly and well organised group" Ledbury Carnival Committee
In my experience Carol Gibbon has always been professional, well planned and prepared when attending events to either perform or teach workshops.
Her troupe are well rehearsed, pleasant and well presented with professional coordinated costumes.
Her style is appropriate for family entertainment, engaging all age groups. I would be happy to recommend her and her troupe of dancers to perform at any festival or family event.
Ann Blagden Egyptian Spirit
"Midsummer Fiesta in Cheltenham has worked with Carol and her belly dance and belly rock groups, Mirage and Syren for many years. Their shows are always colourful, entertaining and attract great crowds. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any festival or event." Andy Hayes - festival organiser
"Carol has supplied dance troupes for Lechlade Festival for a number of years. We are constantly wowed by the fabulous performances and our festival goers love to try out the workshops. Carol is lovely to work with; professional, flexible and understands our event needs perfectly."
Jennie Rainsford, Festival Director, Lechlade Festival, Cotswolds.