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!

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Calling all performers!

Calling all performers!!!

We have an INCREDIBLE Show with ISHTAR, our very own Raq-ing bellydance band, on Saturday April 27th at 8pm, and we want YOU to dance with us!

Drop me a message if you would like to be part of this incredible line-up!*

Ishtar will be leading their signature workshop the evening before “Dancing with a Live Band” that is geared to professionals and amateur dancers or anyone who wants time to learn with our untapped local bellydance music resource. **

*Performance spots are offered to workshop participants.

** Take a look at our full line-up for the weekend…

Victoria Teel Sunday!

Victoria ad Victoria Teel will be teaching Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Pittsburgh Bellydance Festival and we CANNOT wait to host her! From her dynamic drum solos, to her fluid fan veil technique, learning from this instructor is an opportunity not to be missed!

Register now and reserve your spot! You can also catch Victoria performing at our gala show on Saturday night! Tickets are available HERE!

3 weeks until the 2015 Pittsburgh Bellydance Festival!

2015 PBFC is almost here! Time to register!

Trophies are in!

Trophies have arrived for our live and recorded music competitions!

Our competitions and workshop series for the 2015 Pittsburgh Bellydance Festival promise to AMAZE! We have both live and recorded music competitions, each with a dynamic twist! We have choreography workshops in cabaret, tribal fusion and jazz fusion styles,  an exciting workshop learning to dance with a live band, and chance to experience Rosa Noreen’s signature Delicious Pauses!

Don’t miss out on the fun and register now for your favorite workshop(s) and competitions. Can’t decide, consider a VIP pass and take them all!

2015 PBFC Workshop Series!

Our workshop series for the 2015 Pittsburgh Bellydance Festival promises to AMAZE! We have choreography workshops in cabaret, tribal fusion and jazz fusion styles,  an exciting workshop learning to dance with a live band, and chance to experience Rosa Noreen’s signature Delicious Pauses!

PBFC WorkshopsDon’t miss out on the fun and register now for your favorite workshop(s). Can’t decide, consider a VIP pass and take them all!

SATURDAY, 10:00 -11:15 am

Babette will be teaching: Jazz/Bellydance fusion

Learn a sassy and fun choreography incorporating Bellydance and jazz moves to a smooth Lana Del Ray song. Babette will lead students through a long warmup, and after that we’ll dive straight into choreography so we have as much time as possible to dance! Students should know that the choreography does include floor work, however Babette is prepared to offer modification to those who need it. Get ready to strut your stuff!

SATURDAY, 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Sherena will be teaching: A high energy, fast paced Cabaret Choreography as part of the Recorded Music Competition! Non-competitors are welcome to take the workshop and learn some of Sherena’s sizzling shimmies and moves!

SATURDAY, 2:00 – 3:15 pm

Maria will be teaching: A Tribal Choreography as part of the Recorded Music Competition! Non-competitors are welcome to take the workshop and experience first hand Maria’s slow and juicy signature moves!

SATURDAY, 3:30 – 4:45 pm 

Fairuza will be teaching: Dancing with a Live Band, working closely with Ishtar, our competition band, Fairuza will lead you through the challenges and opportunities of performing to live music! This is a rare opportunity to Dance with a Live Band, so don’t miss out on the fun!

SUNDAY, 10:00 – 11:15 am

Rosa will be teaching:

Delicious Pauses for a drum solo vs. Delicious Pauses for a taqsim, creating stillness in movement. Learn the technique that has made Rosa a name in modern bellydance!

LECTURES

Saturday BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) Lecture

Sherena will also be leading a lecture on establishing your own personal practice: Learn ways to improve your personal practice and to set goals toward becoming the best dancer you can be!

Sunday BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) Lecture

Fairuza will also be leading a lecture called Silhouettes: Techniques you need to perfect your unique silhouette. This lecture will include the techniques you’ll need to create a character, embody the music and perfect your unique silhouette. I will work individually with all the participants and give them advice on how to make their own costumes or help them find costumes that will look amazing on them.

Meet Babette Soleil!

Babette SoleilMeet Babette Soleil  (the 2015 Sherena’s Shakedown Winner)
BIO: Babette has been dancing almost as long as she could walk. She has studied ballet, jazz and bellydance for 15 years and tap for 5 years. As a young dancer she was accepted into the prestigious Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet where she danced for 2 years and performed in their ballets “The Nutcracker” and “Snow White”. As a young teen she was awarded a full scholarship based on ability to the University of Akron’s Dance Institute where she studied for a year. She soon after moved to Love 2 Dance Studio in Fairlawn, Ohio. It was at Love 2 Dance that Babi met Andrea Love (the owner and director of Love 2 Dance) who saw her natural abilities and quickly took her on as a protege. Babi worked closely alongside with Andrea for 3 years, assisting her in class, helping around the studio and participating in her competitive dance company. As Babi began to develop her skills as an assistant teacher she found that she not only loves being in the dance studio, she also loves and excels in working with children. In 2012 Babi took the title “Princess of Raks” in the Rising Star division of the Cincinnatti Bellydance Competition and in 2013 she took 3rd place in the “So You Think You Can Bellydance” competition in Las Vegas, NV (where she was the only dancer under 18 years old). In 2014 Babi returned to the “So You Think You Can Bellydance” competition and took second place. She also recently placed 1st in the Professional category at “Sherena’s Shakedown” 2015! Babi spent her senior year in high school concentrating on bellydance as an instructor and a student at Dance du Soleil. Babette is known for her grace and balletic style that comes through in her bellydancing as well as her stage presence. She is very excited to be an instructor, judge, and performer at the Pittsburgh Bellydance Festival 2015!

Babette will be teaching: Jazz/Bellydance fusion

Learn a sassy and fun choreography incorporating Bellydance and jazz moves to a smooth Lana Del Ray song. Babette will lead students through a long warmup, and after that we’ll dive straight into choreography so we have as much time as possible to dance! Students should know that the choreography does include floor work, however Babette is prepared to offer modification to those who need it. Get ready to strut your stuff!

See Babette in action!

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Pre-Order Your Competition DVD’s!

Pre-Order Your Competition DVD’s!

Ferencik Films will again be on hand to record each and every competition performance! Capture your performance and those in your category by special ordering your very own DVD.

Click here (belly14) to download the order form or visit her table at the competition!