Upcoming East Coast Belly Dance Events

By katbmon on June 29, 2015

Upcoming East Coast Belly Dance Events

There are many belly dance events around world, but it is often difficult to find them all. Here is a resource to find all the upcoming East Coast Belly Dance Events. If you know any more that are not on list please contact us to get added to the list.

July 2015

DCBA Dangerous Curves Convention

July 11-12th 2015

Hunt Valley, MD

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Dangerous Curves DC&BA Belly Dance Convention is about Expressing Body acceptance through the performing arts. In todays world it is very important that we spread the word about size acceptance in as many ways as possible, DC&BA is a belly dance convention that caters to the curvy dancer and welcomes all sizes (meaning we will have things for everyone), We will have Vendors that carry sizes for every body type, Instructors of every size that understand the curvy figure. Our statement is Love the beautiful you, share who you are through the expression of dance. DC&BA is making a big step in the Body Acceptance movement by bringing you amazing workshops, shows, dance competitions, Fashion shows and so much more.

August 2015

Bellydance Masters

July 30th - August 2nd, 2015

Orlando, FL

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Bellydance Masters welcomes ALL of you who are passionate about dance! One-two years of continuous dance study (cabaret, tribal, fusion, ballet, salsa, flamenco, latin, jazz, etc...) is recommended but not required. All classes are designed for intermediate + level though they will absolutely inspire and challenge you wherever you are in your dance Journey!

Bellydance Masters

July 30th - August 2nd, 2015

Orlando, FL

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Bellydance Masters welcomes ALL of you who are passionate about dance! One-two years of continuous dance study (cabaret, tribal, fusion, ballet, salsa, flamenco, latin, jazz, etc...) is recommended but not required. All classes are designed for intermediate + level though they will absolutely inspire and challenge you wherever you are in your dance Journey!

Chudney & Hipnotic World Dance Presents: Vanessa

August 1-2, 2015

Chesapeake, VA

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Vanessa, a native Texan, received her BFA in Ballet from Texas Christian University. She led a dual life teaching and performing classical dance genres as well as training in Danse Orientale, and then went on to dance in New York City for eight years.

Vanessa moved to Egypt in 2008, where she has been successfully working ever since. Now based in Sharm El Sheikh, one of Egypt's most prized tourist destinations, Vanessa is believed to be the first and only (American) woman to start a production company in Egypt.In addition to daily night club shows,she is contracted in many Five Star hotels.

She also provides a variety of group dance shows with her company, Vanessa Show Productions. Specializing in Egyptian folklore, her company has branched out to offer International, Latin and Oriental Dance shows. Her dancers are from Egypt and all over the world.

September 2015

Journey Through Egypt Level 1

Sept 4th-6th, 2015

White River Junction, VT

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Consists of 20 mandatory in class hours. Level 1 provides an overview of the seven dance zones of Egypt and the dances and cultures found in those zones. Classroom time is divided between lecture, dance instruction, and trying on clothing from each of the regions discussed through the course.

Journey Through Egypt Level 2

Sept 11th-13th, 2015

White River Junction, VT

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consists of 20 mandatory in class hours. Level 2 provides a more in depth look at the concepts, regions, and dances covered in Level 1. We aim to study and understand each dance zone’s movement with the perspectives of:

  • authentic nonperformance “homestyle”dance,
  • local indigenous professional performers,
  • regional government troupes,
  • national government theater stage troupes: both Reda and Kowmeyya,
  • as represented in Cairo’s Night Club Orientale Dance shows.

Essence of Bellydance 2015

September 17-20, 2015

Atlanta, GA

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Essence of Belly Dance is an annual belly dance intensive produced by Farah "Faaridah" Taylor and Team Essence, fusing Cabaret, Tribal Fusion, and world dance styles. The event includes a variety of workshops by some of the most notable dancers in the industry! We tie it all together with an all star gala and raq hard fashion show in an upscale venue! It is truly an experience! Whether you are new to belly dance or an experienced professional, you will walk away with a great foundation to help you improve as a dancer. We hope you can join us!

North East American Tribal Style (NEATS) Belly Dance and Music Camp

Sept 25th-27th, 2015

Cold Spring, NY

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Join us for a weekend retreat of American Tribal Style Belly Dance and Middle Eastern Drum Classes. Get your drum and dance jam on! Participate in our swap meet and bust out your best tribal gear for our show.

Plenty of downtime to enjoy hiking along the lake or on various trails surrounding the camp. We promise to have s'mores!

October 2015

Rakstar International Bellydance Festival

September 30 - October 4, 2015

Miami Beach, FL

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Win the coveted crown of Rakstar 2015, Starlette 2015, Mr. Rakstar 2015, the title of Rakstar Group 2015 & People’s Choice Award at the Ultimate Bellydance Event of the DECADE! Presented by Virginia & Rakstar Productions. You will be judged by the most legendary artists in the Oriental Dance world today, ​​Yousry Sharif, Mercedes Nieto, Tito Seif, Nour, Wael Mansour, Munique Neith, Mohamed Shahin and Jihan Jamal. Nowhere else in the world can you find this standard of judges! Winning this crown and title gives you immediate notoriety and credibility worldwide! ​​​This title will certainly rocket you to Raksstardom!

Rakkasah East Caravan

October 7th-11th, 2015

Somerset, NJ

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Features a variety of workshops and vendors, as well as a dancer call in on August 8th and 9th that allows any dancer the opportunity to preform.

November 2015

Pittsburgh Belly Dance Festival

November 6th-8th, 2015

Pittsburgh, PA

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Join us for the Pittsburgh Bellydance Festival. This premier festival features dynamic workshops, lectures, incredible vendors, and powerful performances. The festival includes one the most prestigious East Coast bellydance competitions, the Belly off in the Burgh. This competition includes amateur, professional, and tribal categories and features live and recorded music.

Our exciting line-up of judges and instructors includes Sherena, Maria Hamer, Rosa Noreen, Tiffani Ahdia, Ishtar, Fairuza, and Victoria Teel! Stay tuned as we add more instructors and performers to the list!