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!


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…

Gala Show with ISHTAR!

Get ready to rock with this live music show featuring ISHTAR and professional regional bellydancers! Join bellydancers from around the region as they improvise sets to the surf rock bellydance tunes of Ishtar.

Saturday, April 27th | Pittsburgh Bellydance Festival Gala Show
Doors at 7:30pm and show starts at 8pm

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door! Don’t miss out on this amazing evening!

To purchase hafla tickets click here:

Stay up to date on the entire festival by clicking on our Facebook event page!

Become a VIP for $100 and enjoy Friday through Sunday!

Vintage Veil Workshop

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Vintage Veil with Hip Art Collective

Join Hip Art Collective as they guide us through their signature veil combos and short choreography!

The Hip Art Collective is a Central Ohio based troupe that loves to approach props in creative and theatrical ways. Join them as they show you creative combinations and a choreography for you to use at your next show to dazzle your audience.

$35 in advance and $40 at the door. You can also join us for the entire weekend with a VIP Pass!

Visit our Facebook event page for up to the minute information!

2019 Bellydance Festival VIP Pass

We are keeping you all on our toes with our last minute Festival Line-up, but I promise you, it is worth it!  Our festival will run Friday evening through early Sunday afternoon! Each workshop and the gala show have links for payment separately if you go to our Workshop page.

If you would like to join us for the entire weekend, you can purchase a VIP pass for only $100 which will give you workshops with Ishtar, Nneka and Hip Art Collective as well as a ticket to the show!


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

Saturday, April 27th | Afro-Beastiletto with Nneka Irobunda 

  • Workshop 1, 3:00-4:30 pm: AfroBeastiletto technique and training (beginner friendly)
  • Workshop 2, 5:00-6:30 pm: AfroBeastiletto combos and choreography (intermediate to advanced)

Saturday, April 27th  |  Pittsburgh Bellydance Festival Gala Show

  • Doors at 7:30pm and show starts at 8pm

Sunday, April 28th  |  10-11:30 am Vintage Veil with Hip Art Collective


2019 Festival…Surprise!

I have been on the fence about continuing the Pittsburgh Bellydance Festival. 2018 was a year off to focus on our new dance studio at Art in Motion Pittsburgh, my professional work, and time with my partner and daughter. However, sometimes the stars align and everything falls into place almost effortlessly.

2019 is that effortless event year it seems. While simply trying to plan a hafla with the talented Ishtar, the only free weekend we struck upon already featured the incredible Nneka Irobunda who is coming to our studio to teach her signature Afro-Beastiletto style. Nneka will be hosted by the Pittsburgh Samba Group and as we love Lucianna and her talented dancers, we thought, why not create some synergy around that workshop. VOILA! We will now feature workshops, photo sessions, and a gala show!

Friday begins at 6pm with Ishtar’s Dancing with a Live Band workshop. On Saturday, Nneka arrives to teach from 3-6:30pm followed by our gala and live music show on Saturday night at 8pm. On Sunday morning and afternoon, Sheri of Zikrayat Photography will lead mini photo sessions for dancers, and The Hip Art Collective will lead a Vintage Veil workshop at 10am!


Hope you will join us! You can register and see more info on this PAGE!