POWER & PLAY: A DRUM SOLO CHOREOGRAPHY
by Victoria Teel Sunday, November 12th
Learn one of Victoria’s favorite drum solos that encompasses the contrast of strength and fun. This piece is filled with powerful technique mixed into playful combinations.
Part of our Sunday intensive with Victoria, register here!
Amartia will cover the combinations, styling and techniques inspired by the legendary Egyptian bellydancers….or were they? Our favorites such as Nagua Fouad , Katy, Samia brought in influences from their own cultures and created a niche hybrid of dance called Raks Sharqi. Discover all of their secret pasts. Delve into the Lebanese, Tunisian, Syrian, Latina, Greek and Egyptian dancers whose movies and moves we love to watch. Learn how to blend their cultures (and yours) into a unique style of Raqs Sharki!
Register for this unique Saturday festival workshop!
Ever want to dance with a live band but find yourself unsure of how to even begin? Our ISHTAR workshop is the workshop for you! Dancers will work directly with our competition band to learn the best way to follow musicians while entertaining the crowd! This is always a fun and dynamic workshop so register now and do not miss out!
From easy tricks to quickly identify rhythms on the fly, to communications between drummer and dancer, we’ll spend our time answering the questions you never get the chance to ask and dialogue about what a live performance feels like from both sides of the equation. Join Bryan Bowman in his Saturday workshop for Rhythm & Raqs, Conversations with your drummer! Register now for this affordably priced, incredibly informative workshop!
Below, Lisa Zahiya performs a live drum solo with Ishtar in our past PBFC!
We have a new vendor for the Bellydance Festival weekend! Besides our incredible fashion maven Amartia, we also are welcoming Lavender & Thyme, making natural beauty products that smell so good you can eat!
Tickets can be found here for our workshops and gala show! Don’t miss out!
This just in!
Cosmopolitan Costumes and the Bellydance Costume Club will be vending at this year’s Pittsburgh Bellydance Festival! These exclusive, one of a kind costumes will be available to try on and to place custom orders on Saturday, November 11th. Don’t miss this chance to up your style game!
Urban, Greco, Intelligent and Sassy!
If you have a flair for the Hellenic, for the unique and for the stylish, then this is the costuming line for you!
VIP 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!