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Words from our students:
Time is flying, I can not believe it is last quater of 2014, what a whirlwind year for me, well, one of the things make me feel sooo proud of myself this year is to learn Belly dance especially to join Sophia's professional class at Desert Roses.
I respect their professionalism, Sophia and lily never give in to their standard in order to make their students happy instead they try their best to inspire you, to mold you , to shape you.
Being a good dancer is easy, being a good instructor definitely is not easy, Sophia is beyond a good instructor , she is a good friend. I often moved by her passion not only into dance, but also friendship. She often spend extra efforts and time on her students.
Would like to take this opportunity to appreciate Sophia for all your efforts, encouragement and patience with me.
Desert Rose is the best choice of mine in 2014, hope it is yours too.
"Due to my Arabic roots, I have always been inspired by Belly dance and wanted to learn.
After few years working in a male-dominant environment (IT in investment banking), I was feeling a bit lost with myself as a woman. I was not able to balance between this demanding and pressurized
environment, my professional ambitions, and my personal goals.
In parallel, I have been living as an expat since 2008 and was in need to reconnect with the Arab culture that I was missing a lot.
That’s how the call for Belly dance became louder and I finally jumped into that world.
I have been practicing for 18 months and I see it as a complete way to connect with my femininity.
Belly dancing enables me to express myself as woman, confident, seductive, sensitive, generous and vulnerable. It is also a perfect, fun and complete workout for body conditioning.
My first public performance with The Desert Roses was a blast! I feel that I have taken a huge step in finding my own voice. I am grateful to have this beautiful channel of expressing myself and to meet such
inspiring and beautiful women as The Desert Roses!
I was inspired by the artistry of Belly Dance, after chancing upon a performance a few years ago. Following my son's birth, I was excited to get back in shape and belly dancing was the perfect combination of dance plus fitness.
After several months of dance classes, I felt ready to enrol in the Pro Performing Course and after which, the Pro Instructor Course. The months of preparation and practice were challenging and motivated me to expect even more from myself.
My experiences from the start of my belly dancing journey has been extremely enjoyable. Though I've been dancing since age 5, this is the 1st time that a dance form has sparked such a high level of passion within me and I'm simply captivated...
I began belly dancing purely as a physical workout, however what it has given me, is a true sense of self...a beautiful way to express confidence and happiness from within!
Instructor & course structure review:
As I've taken 2 comprehensive courses under Sophia, I feel that since day 1, I've received very detailed instruction and corrections from Sophia. Her instruction and corrections are clear, easy to follow and to execute (in class or self practice).
She expects a good amount of effort from us and it shows that Sophia truly cares about how much we can improve (as it's only within a few months) so that we can aim to realise our full potential.
It was helpful that the perf. course had 'self-prac. technique homework' required each week, during the course & I feel that future Instructor course students would also benefit from required technique 'homework' as well. :)
Overall, it was a great experience & I'm really glad that I joined both courses!
I am glad that I have taken up the Pro-instructor course with Master Sophia Meng at Desert Roses. In this 2 1/2 months intensive training, I have built confidence, improved my techniques and mastered practical teaching skills.
Sophia is such a talented master and she is more than willing to share her passion and knowledge with us. With her encouragement, I am motivated to work hard toward my goal. It is indeed an enjoyable journey and I am looking forward to share my knowledge in the near future. Thank you Sophia for your guidance and sharing your wonderful experience.
To master and be a professional belly dancer will take years of discipline, practice and study.
I am glad and grateful to join Desert Roses Professional Belly Dance Instructor course. The course taught me to better myself as a belly dancer and how to be a dance instructor.
Sophia who conducted the course is an inspiration. She is strict but very result oriented in the lesson. She is very patience and caring which help me a lot.
Her classes has a series of combination and drilling specially design for trainees teachers. From the course we learn how to do sequence from how to start and end a class, time control and various ways of explanation. She also taught us how to conduct the class in a fun and easy way.
Thank you Desert Roses for coming up with this course… It was a great opportunity for any dancer who want to develop themselves further not only just be able to dance but to be able to teach a class.
International Belly Dance Champion World Class Belly Dance Master
Desert Roses Star / Art director (Belly Dance Artist / Choreographer)
International Belly Dance Champion and Master
Sophia Won International Belly Dance Champion
for Singapore (in Korea 2012)
Celebrity American percussionist Amit Gilboa
Sophia Master Performance @ Golden Sands International Belly Dance Festival 2013
Sophia Master Performance in Malaysia
A world class belly dance performer and master, Sophia Meng is a trained Chinese folk dancer since young with a strong dance background. She was in the dance performance team since primary 3 and was promoted to be the choreographer and team leader since her middle school. Her team has won countless awards in school and also in the city. She graduated with a dance diploma in Tianjin University of Sport in China. She obtained both dance instructor certificate and yoga instructor certificate, and worked as a dance instructor and yoga instructor in China during college.
She has been performing in Middle Eastern dance (belly dance) since 2005 after training in China. Later in Singapore she also learned from local teachers as well as workshops with Dina and other Egyptian masters.
She is currently the Art Director and core instructor of Desert Roses Belly Dance where she both leads the performance troupe as well as trains students. She had taught belly dance at the National University of Singapore and new classes were added to due to the popular demand from students. She has also been invited every year to give one day belly dance workshop in Australian International School since 2010 and received appreciation email from the school.
In June 2010, she was invited to perform overseas in Abu Dhabi for summer in Abu Dhabi festival for 1 month to showcase Chinese Dance together with Malay and Indian dancers to represent the beauty and harmony of Singapore culture and was interviewed and reported in local newspaper.
She has been the residential professional belly dance performers in three authentic Middle Eastern restaurants respectively from 2009, where the most famous belly dancers in Singapore perform throughout the week.
From 2009 to the present, Sophia has performed in many NAC-AEP programmes in local schools and countless other company function performances outside of schools, highlights include F1 Singapore 2009.
In 2010, Sophia joined Mediacorp channel 5’s talent show One Moment of Glory (OMG) with other two instructors from Desert Roses Belly Dance Singapore. Desert Roses maintained in the program for 11 episodes and won the top 6 in the talents competition. Sophia and friends were invited to perform for the biggest countdown party of 2010 by channel 5 and also performed with many TV celebrities in President’s Charity Show 2010.
She was awarded first runner up and group championship, in Asia Global belly dance competition 2012 at Singapore Street Festival.
In 2012, she represented Singapore and won the first international belly dance champion in Nagwa Fouad Competition in Seoul, Korea. She was interviewed on mediacorp TV Channel Newsasia and Channel 8 (Good Morning Singapore) for the grand awards she brought back for Singapore.
She is young and talented, yet very experienced and inspiring belly dance instructor. She is extremely good at stage performance, has wowed audience with her graceful movements, superb techniques, extreme flexibility and exceptional passion and freedom in her dance moves. Countless appreciation messages were received through words, sms and emails. Her love for dance and students keeps inspiring her students to explore more in belly dance with her.
Learn Belly Dance from the best instructor team in Singapore, please go to Desert Roses studio class schedule page and check out more.