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!

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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.

Updated Festival Schedule and VIP Passes!

10403652_10152386753232105_4477653289674306281_nIf you haven’t registered to compete in our live or recorded categories, to perform in our gala shows, to learn exciting new bellydance repertoire in our workshops and lectures or watch the gala shows and competitions at this year’s festival, now is the time to register!

Your best bet is to purchase a VIP Pass! We have consolidated our festival to Saturday through Sunday and your VIP pass now includes the following:

  • 5 workshops with our incredible teachers
  • 2 informative and interesting lunch lectures
  • 1 entry to our Saturday gala show
  • 1 entry to each of our competitions on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon
  • all our thanks for registering!

PBFC WorkshopsNot enough time for you to attend it all? You can also register for any of our workshops, lectures or shows a la carte!

Want to compete in our live music competition or our recorded music tribal or cabaret competition? It is not too late to join in to win and become our star teacher in 2016!

We are a small festival and because of this we can offer you a cozy experience chock full of learning and socializing with your bellydance peers from afar. In order to keep bringing this level of talent and event size to Pittsburgh, we need your support! Please join us this year and see what Pittsburgh Bellydance has to offer!

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So you think you can Bellydance?

This year, the Recorded Music Competition has a new twist, with Tribal and Cabaret categories!

Contestants will learn either a mini cabaret (by Sherena) or mini tribal (by Maria Hamer) choreography (approx 1:30-2:00 minutes long) on Friday and then perform it on Sunday.

Contestants will be allowed to finish with their own 2 minutes of music (i.e., drum solo) at the end of the learned piece. This is our very own version of “So you think you can bellydance!” 

Do you have what it takes to compete? Join us and register before competition spots fill up!