We love Ishtar!

We love our very own Bellydance band, Ishtar! They have been raqqin’ out for us for over a decade, and we can not wait to feature them again at this year’s festival!

Friday, April 26th  | 6-7:30pm | Dancing with a Live Band featuring ISHTAR!

Learn how to bellydance and work with live musicians in a comfortable setting. Workshop price is $20 online and $25 at the door.

Saturday, April 27th  |  Pittsburgh Bellydance Festival Gala Show

Rock out with ISHTAR and an incredible line-up of dancers for this Saturday night gala show. Doors at 7:30pm and show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

The show is family friendly and BYOB! We will be celebrating at halftime so get ready to sing. Want to dance? We will have an open dance floor at the end to show us your very own moves!!!!

Come out and dance with us!

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Let’s Dance April 26th-28th!

Pittsburgh Bellydance festival is April 26, 27 and 28! Are you registered to dance with us?

Workshops include “Dancing with a live band” with Ishtar, Afro beastilettos with the incredible Nneka Irobunda, and Vintage veil with the Hip Art Collective! Join us for our Gala Show on Saturday night as well!

We still have space for performers in our show! Contact us if you would like to be a par to our weekend!

VIP pass!!!!

vip-join--201606--gl--3up-tout.jpegVIP passes are still available for the entire weekend at the Pittsburgh Bellydance Festival! With this VIP pass you can take every single one of our workshops, join us for the gala show, the competition, and the fashion show! You will have access to 5 sensational instructors including Victoria Teel, our headliner this year!

What are you waiting for? Be that VIP you know you are!

Victoria Teel!

Have you seen her dramatic drum solos? Here is an example of what makes Victoria tick…incredible musicality, flawless technique and dynamic combos!

She will be teaching a drum solo workshop at this year’s festival! Sign up before August 31st to save on the early bird pricing!

Saturday’s PBFC15 Workshop Festival Line-up

Saturday’s festival line-up packs in the punches with an incredible offering of regional talent! We have workshops, a lunch lecture, vendors, competitions, and a gala show! Here is a quick guide to what is available! Sign up now and don’t miss out!

  • 10:00 am Babette Soleil’s Jazz Fusion choreography and combos
  • 11:30 am Sherena’s Sizzling Cabaret Choreography
  • 1:00 pm Lunch lecture with Sherena
  • 2:00 pm Maria Hamer’s Slow and sultry Tribal Choreography workshop
  • 3:30 pm Ishtar and Fairuza present Dancing with a Live Band
  • 7:00 pm The Live Music competition and Stars Gala show begins!

VIP PASSES still available for PBFC15!

bellydance show 060 The PGH Bellydance Festival Competition registration is closed but you can still sign up for our workshops, lectures and gala shows! Save money with a VIP pass and do it all or register a la carte or any of our events! There is something for everyone here!

A VIP pass gives you access to all 5 of our workshops, our 2 lunch lectures, and all of our competition and gala shows! For only $130 you can enjoy the entire weekend with your fellow dance enthusiasts. Sign up now and be part of the magic!PBFC Workshops

Do you have your PBFC15 Gala Show Tickets?

We have two incredible shows with star studded line-ups! Get your tickets in advance and join us for two days of celebration!
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2014 Competition highlights!

Pittsburgh Live Belly Off Competition and Showcase of the Stars

Saturday, November 7th, 7 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm   |   Admission $15.
Pittsburgh Awards Ceremony and Closing Showcase
Sunday, November 8th, 3 pm    |    Admission $15
  • Saturday and Sunday: Join us for an evening and afternoon of live music, nail biting dance competition, and the stars’ performances!
  • Saturday Night: The Live Music Belly-Off is a competition that focuses on impromptu dancing to a live band. All contestants will receive a short taxim followed by an upbeat tune to finish their mini set. The upbeat tune will be drawn from Ishtar’s repertoire and challengers perform the selected tune on the spot. An internationally renowned panel of judges will determine the winners!
  • Sunday afternoon: The Recorded Music Belly-Off is a competition similar to So you think you can dance format. Competitors learn a routine and perform it the following day, closing the performance with his/her own choice of music!
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2014 Gala Show highlights!

Both events are BYOB! Full festival schedule here!

Pittsburgh Dance Center, 4765 Liberty Avenue, 2nd Floor
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Ishtar, playing at Saturday’s gala show for the competitors and stars!

Pittsburgh Samba Group will be performing on Sunday!

Pittsburgh Samba Group will be performing on Sunday!

King Fez performing at the Sunday Gala Show

King Fez performing at the Sunday Gala Show