The Society's Committee

This is the team for the academic year 2017/18! We are here to ensure that the society runs as smoothly and is as successful as possible, but we are also in charge of making sure you guys have the best experience possible in learning Belly Dancing!


Rani Mehta

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  • Roles: President & Publicity Officer
  • Degree: Physics (Undergraduate)

"Hi! My name's Rani and this year I'm the President of the Belly Dancing Society. I've only been dancing for about a year now which really shows how fast you can build up your skills. I'll be there for most classes so feel free to have a chat about any questions you may have :) Belly Dancing has quickly become one of my favourite forms of dance, not only because of the amazing costumes and props, but also because the moves are so original compared to any other dance style. I love the work out each class gives me and would definitely encourage everyone to give it a try!"

Photo: Backstage at the Dance Imperial Show

Manlin Chawla

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  • Role: Treasurer & Performance Coordinator
  • Degree: Mathematics (Undergraduate)

"Hello! My name's Manlin and this year I'm the Treasurer of the Belly Dancing Society. If I tried to write everything about why belly dancing changed my life
this list would be endless! The variations of belly dancing, the fusion with other dance styles, workshops, props, sparkly costumes, great ladies I have met,
friends, socials, dinners and the amazing food, the photoshoot, performance opportunities and confidence that I have gained throughout my time with the society are just a few of the things that belly dancing gives me. I look forward to meeting you all for some shimmying and de-stressing :)"


Photo: From the society photoshoot in January

Sarah Lowe

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  • Roles: Secretary & Webmaster
  • Degree: Chemistry (PhD)

"Hi everyone! This is my 8th year of involvement with the society, and my 5th
year on the committee - so it'll be no surprise to know that I'm passionate about all things bellydance! My favourite bellydance prop is the fan veil, but I enjoy dancing with normal veils too. I hope in the future to learn how to use isis wings (see our club logo), and also how to dance with a sword.

I hope you're all looking forward to another fun year of bellydancing! I'll hopefully meet you all at socials or in class this year :)"


Photo: Waiting to go onstage at the Dance Imperial Show

Committee Roles

Thinking of running for a role on next year's committee, but not sure what to go for? Check out the full list of role descriptions!