Friday, December 21, 2012

Day of aMUSEment

The 5th Annual day of aMUSEment is going to be March 23, 2013 at Snus Hill Winery in Madrid, Iowa. Cyndi Cyreigna is going to teach certified American Tribal Style belly dance.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cabin Fever 2013

Karavan of Dreams is hosting another Cabin Fever workshop. Cyreigna from Irie Tribal is going to teach at this event. Irie Tribal is a certified ATS sister studio. The workshop is in Grand Island, NE on January 26th, 2013.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Free Dance Lesson in January

If you’re in the Bellevue area in Nebraska and want to give belly dance a try, there is going to be a free belly dance lesson at BedouinStar on Sunday, January 6th, 2013. This is a beginner lesson so you can give belly a try to see if it is for you with no obligation.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Bedouin Star Promo Video

Are you looking for a fun way to workout in Bellevue, NE? Check out this video from Bedouin Star.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Tribal Boot Camp: Kick Jack Frost in the Face

There will be two awesome workshops in Bellevue, NE on Saturday, December 8th Tribal Boot Camp is going to be at Bedouin Star. The beginner workshop is first, and no finger cymbals are needed. However, the second workshop requires zills. Registration is due December 5th.

There will also be a hafla at 6:00 pm, which will be a lot of fun!

Friday, November 2, 2012

2013 Midwest Gala of Bellydance

The Midwest Gala of Bellydance will be April 20-21st, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa. Rania is going to teach “Rhythms & Combos” and “Elements of Choreography” on Saturday, April 20th. On Sunday, she will offer special one-on-one choreography critiques. Space is limited so register soon. Register by contacting Malaika.
Flyer from Malaika's website.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wine & Whiskers 2012

Fatimah from the Diamond Dust Dancers is going to belly dance at Wine and Whiskers, an event hosted by the Heartland Humane Society in Yankton, SD. It’s on Saturday, November 10th at Minerva’s at the Kelly Inn at 6:00 pm. There are many silent auction item to bid on including a belly dance party, artwork, gift baskets, and a hot air balloon ride.
Flyer from the Diamond Dust Dancers' fan page.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Veils from the Crypt this Friday

Ananda Devika and Kassara from Raqs Awn were on the Morning Blend this morning to talk about this Friday’s show: Veils from the Crypt! Follow this link to see the video.

Flyer from Raqs Awn's website.
Veils from the Crypt is going to be at the First Methodist Church in Omaha on Friday, October 19th at 7:30 pm. It’s a family-friendly Halloween show that will feature many dancers. Some of the performers include: Sapphire Phoenix, Motion 41, Malaika, Nefret, Sultry Sirens, Baraka, Christie, Sirens, Jendayi, Lotus Dancers, Karank, Prairie Moon, Margaret, Jendayi, Sapphire Phoenix, Sophia, Azhriaz, Nefret, Kassara, and Kamaria.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Celestial Sisters, Diamond Dust Dancers, and Danza Mystique

Nasira from Danza Mystique danced with fire fans at Riverssance in 2009
Photo by Karnak
There will be a lot of belly dancing at the Kingdom ofRiverssance this weekend, October 6-7. Riverssance is Sioux City’s annual Renaissance festival hosted by River-Cade. The festivities take place at Riverside Park, which is exit 151 off I-29.

Karnak belly danced with swords at Riverssance in 2010
Picture by Robin
Saturday Belly Dance Schedule

Red Tent of Isis
10:15 Celestial Sisters
12:30 Diamond Dust Dancers
1:30 Diamond Dust Dancers
2:30 Celestial Sisters
3:30 Diamond Dust Dancers
5:30 Diamond Dust Dancers

Merlyn’s Stage
11:15 Danza Mystique
1:00 Danza Mystique
5:00 Danza Mystique

State Steel Sunneyfield Downs
11:00 Diamond Dust Dancers with Birds of Prey
2:00 Diamond Dust Dancers with Birds of Prey

The Pub
8:00 Fire Show and Drum Circle

Sunday Belly Dance Schedule

Red Tent of Isis
12:30 Diamond Dust Dancers
2:30 Diamond Dust Dancers
4:30 Celestial Sisters

Merlyn’s Stage
11:15 Danza Mystique
1:00 Danza Mystique

State Steel Sunneyfield Downs
10:15 Diamond Dust Dancers with Birds of Prey
1:00 Diamond Dust Dancers with Birds of Prey

River-Cade's Kingdom of Riverssance Festival Map

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

2012 Riverssance Schedule for Belly Dancing

Fatimah belly dancing with a sword
Photo from the Diamond Dust Dancers's Fan Page

There will be several opportunities to catch belly dancers at Riverssance, Sioux City’s annual Renaissance Faire on Saturday October 6th and Sunday October 7th. To see belly dance performances, seek out Fatimah’s purple and yellow Tent of Isis. The Diamond Dust Dancers will not only dance at the tent, but they’ll also be at the Birds of Prey.

Eden Nadirah from the Celestial Sisters belly danced at Riverssance in 2010
Picture by Robin
10:15 Celestial Sisters
11:00 Diamond Dust Dancers at Birds of Prey
12:30 Diamond Dust Dancers
1:30 Diamond Dust Dancers
2:00 Diamond Dust Dancers at Birds of Prey
2:30 Celestial Sisters
3:30 Diamond Dust Dancers
5:30 Diamond Dust Dancers

10:15 Diamond Dust Dancers at Birds of Prey
12:30 Diamond Dust Dancers
1:00 Diamond Dust Dancers at Birds of Prey
2:30 Diamond Dust Dancers
4:30 Celestial Sisters

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Belly Dance Lessons in Yankton

If you’re in the Yankton area and looking to learn how to belly dance, seek out Fatimah from the Diamond Dust Dancers, East Meets West Belly Dance of South Dakota. If you’re not looking for lessons, but you want to hire an entertainer for a party or event, Fatimah is a professional performer too.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

2012 Riverssance Flyer

Sioux City’s annual Renaissance Festival is less than a fortnight away! There will be many belly dancers at Riverssance, including: Celestial Sisters, Danza Mystique, and the Diamond Dust Dancers.

Follow this link to share the photo on facebook.
Of course there will be more than just dancers at this festival. The Rogues will be there, so don’t miss this chance to listen to live Celtic music for only $10. (The shows are included with the price of admission, except the smoker.)

This is a fun weekend for the entire family. There will be a lot of fun entertainment, shopping, and there’s always something good to eat. Don’t sit at home thinking there is nothing to do in Sioux City when you can be at Riverssance October 6th and 7th at Riverside Park.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lessons with Madgalena Christina

Magdalena Christina is going to teach belly dance in Omaha at the Camelot Community Center.
Belly dance flyer from Magdalena Christina's facebook page.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tribal Riot 2012

Save the date for Tribal Riot at 9 Muses Studio in Lincoln, NE! This will be a fun belly dance event. On Friday, November 2nd will be the first Friday halfa from 6:00-9:00 pm. On Saturday, November 3rd workshops will include: Hair workshop with Sher, and Certified American Tribal Style I and II with Cyreigna from Irie Tribal. There will be an informal halfa that night too. On Sunday, November 4th, Joe William will teach Delsarte classes.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Weston A. Price Foundation Movie Night

Fatimah and the Diamond Dust Dancers will be at the WestonA. Price Foundation Movie Night on September 18th in Yankton, SD. They’ll have a booth from 5:00-7:00 pm and they’re going to give away a free “Learn to Belly Dance” party! There will be a lot of dancing. Fatimah says this will be a lot of fun!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fatimah at the Center

On Saturday 18th, Fatimah will be at the Center in Yankton, SD from 11:00-11:30. She’s going to share the history of belly dance and perform.

Veils from the Crypt

Poster from the Raqs Awn website.
Raqs Awn’s annual belly dance Halloween show will be Friday, October 19th at First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass St., Omaha, NE. Doors open at 7:00, so get there early to make sure you get a seat. This performance is always a lot of fun, and it’s perfect way to spend a eerie October evening in Nebraska.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bedouin Star October Classes

If you’re looking for a fun place to take dance lessons, check out Bedouin Star in Bellevue, NE. They offer a wide variety of classes at various times. Some of their classes include: Belly Dance Basics, Skirt Dance, Bollywood, Hula, and Hula Hooping. Go to their October class schedule for class description, times, and costs.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Riverssance October 6-7

Karnak belly danced with Isis wings at the Riverssance Festival in 2011
Picture by Jonathan

The Celestial Sisters are going to be at Riverssance, the Renaissance Festival in Sioux City, Iowa. Riverssance will be October 6-7, 2012 at Riverside Park.
Nadine belly danced at the Sioux City Renaissance Festival in 2010
Picture by Robin
The Renaissance fair in Sioux City is always a lot of fun. There are so many stages of entertainment, included with the ticket price. There will be belly dancing, jousting, and music!

Eden Nadirah had fun performing at Riverssance in 2010
Photo by Robin

Advanced tickets are available during the month of September at Hy-Vee grocery stores in Sioux City, IA and South Sioux City, NE. Purchase your ticket early to save $3.

Azizi danced with a tambourine at Riverssance in 2009
Picture by Randall Williams

Monday, September 3, 2012

Thunder Shimmy Fundraiser

Thunder Shimmy Belly Dance is going to be at A New Day Yoga and Pilates Studio to help raise money for Codington County Cares. Dance lessons will be from 6:45-8:00 pm on September 6th and 7th. They will accept donations.

Julia from Thunder Shimmy at the 2012 Nebraska Belly Dance Spectacular

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sword Dancing in the Park

Poster from the Liquid Hip Therapy facebook page.
There are going to be sword belly dance lessons in Sioux Falls, SD! Liquid Hip Therapy is hosting “Sword Dancing in the Park” on Saturdays in Tuthill Park. The classes begin September 8th and end the 29th. The lessons are at 10:00 am.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Friday Belly Dance in Watertown

There will be some great entertainment in Watertown, SD at Dempsey’s. At 7:45 on August 31st, there will be belly dancing, hula hoop dancing, flamenco, and classical guitar.

Bedouin Star's Fall Open House

Celebrate Bedouin Star’s 6th birthday on Saturday, September 1st in Bellevue, NE.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Shimmy for the Cure 2012

Irie Tribal is going to host Shimmy for the Cure on Saturday, October 6th, 2012 at 7:00 pm. The family-friendly fundraiser will be in Topeka, Kansas. In addition to performances by Irie Tribal, the Whorlwinds will also be there. Tickets are $10, or $15 at the door.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dance Artistry with Rafi'ah

Rafi'ah is going to teach a few workshops in Omaha. Della is going to host a weekend of workshops on September 22nd and 23rd, 2012. The classes include: Endless Shimmies and Dramatic Moves for Drum Solos, Refine the Move then add the Mood, and Mesmerizing Slow Moves-from Earthy to Sublime. There will also be a hafla on Saturday night from 6:00-8:30 pm.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Fatimah at the Clay County Fair

Fatimah, founder of Diamond Dust Dancers, is going to belly dance in Vermillion on Friday, August 10th, 2012. The show is at the Clay County Fair and begins at 5:30 pm. The Celestial Sisters will be at the performance too.

Fatimah's photo from her fan page.

Celestial Sisters

Health & Harmony Herb Festival in 2012
Photo by Nanette Day
The Celestial Sisters Belly Dance Troupe is new in the Siouxland area. Click here to follow them on facebook so you won’t miss an upcoming performance in Sioux City, IA or the surrounding areas.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

2012 Clay County Fair

Fatimah from Diamond Dust Dancers is scheduled to belly dance at the Clay County Fair on Friday, August 10th. The show begins at 5:30.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

4th of July with LHT

Liquid Hip Therapy will perform in the Mayor's 4th of July parade in downtown Sioux Falls on the 4th of July, 2012. The parade starts at 10:00 at 13th Street & Phillips Avenue, heading north on Phillips and ending at a picnic at Falls Park.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

2012 MN Renaissance Festival

If you want to get into the 2012 Minnesota Renaissance Festival for free, just sign up to compete in the Middle Eastern Belly Dance Competition! Fill in the form before the deadline, take the free lesson, and have fun at the competition! In the past, it has been very low pressure. There are usually drummers, and dancers improvise to live music. There are different age groups, and anyone can win! The themed weekend “Silk Road, Discover the Riches” is September 1-3 in Shakopee, MN. There will also be live music, free belly dance lessons, and performances by the Sisters of the Sahara.

(Photo from the MN Renaissance Festival website.)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Raq the Casbah

Raqs Awn Belly Dance Collective is hosting “Raq the Casbah” on Saturday, June 16th, 2002. The show begins at 7:30 at the P. S. Collective, 6 Maple St, Omaha, NE. Proceeds will go towards the Autism Center of Nebraska, Inc. The show will feature group and solo performers from the Nebraska area.

Monday, May 14, 2012

2012 Shimmy Mob Sioux Falls

Liquid Hip Therapy’s Shimmy Mob was a success! If you missed it, you can read about it on the KDLT website.
Here's the video.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hafla & Bazaar May 12, 2012

Liquid Hip Therapy is hosting a Hafla and Bazaar to benefit Children’s Inn on May 12th at 3:00 pm at Dance! Ballroom and Studio, 1200 E. 57th at South Cliff Avenue, Sioux Falls. There will be Middle Eastern music, belly dance student performances, henna tattoos, and shopping! Admission is free ($5 suggested donation).

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Basharaat presents: The Entrancing World of Bellydance

Basharaat is going to perform at the Zoo Bar in Lincoln, NE on Saturday, April 28th at 9:00 pm. Cost is $8. This show is called The Entrancing World of Bellydance.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

ATS® Level 1 and Level 2

Cyndi Cyreigna Elliott is coming to Lincoln, NE to teach authentic ATS® workshops on Sunday, April 29th. For more information, visit the event page or contact either Basharaat Dance Co. at or Irie Tribal Dance Co. at

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bedouin Star 5th Annual Studio Recital and Show

Want something fun to do that’s free? The Bedouin Star 5th Annual Studio Recitaland Show begins at 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 21st. The show is at Bellevue University Criss Auditorium. Some of the performers include: Shakira Al Fanninah, Bedouin Star Dance Company, Ashiya and Naajidah, Della Gushen, Hallie Tibbs, and T'Ali.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Belly Dancers in a Church

Karnak and Suzette performed at the 125th birthday Celebration for the Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ on March 31, 2012.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sizzlin’ Summer Shimmy

(Flyer from On the Fringe Belly Dance.)

Jim Boz is coming to Omaha, NE. He is going to teach at Sizzlin’ Summer Shimmy in Omaha, NE. On Saturday, July 28th, 2012, there will be 3 workshops. Jim Boz will teach “Thrills, Drills, and Chills” at 9:30 am and “Slow and Sultry” at 1:00 pm. Malaika will teach “Wings of Isis.” There will also be a show at 7:00 pm that night, so you can watch your favorite belly dancers. Register through On the Fringe by June 22nd.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Second Saturday (March 3)

Check out the Second Saturday Dance Circle at Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso 1624 South St., Lincoln, NE. It’s hosted by Basharaat Dance Company, and dancers and musicians are welcome to perform. The party starts at 7:00 pm on March 10th, and it sounds like a lot of fun!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

NBDS 2012 New Location

The 2012 Nebraska Bellydance Spectacular will be at a new venue. The show is at Strauss Performing Arts Center, University of Nebraska Omaha at 66th & Dodge on Saturday, March 3. The new location means the tickets will be cheaper: tickets only cost $18. Purchase tickets through or call 402-345-0606. Doors open at 7:00 pm, and the show begins at 8:00.
There will be shopping! Athena’s Closet will be there, and there will be original belly dance paintings on sale. Some of the dancers include: Magdalena Christina, Lotus Dancers, Ashiya, Raqs Awn, Della, Troup Udjat, the Desert Angels, and more! The 2003 Champion of the Middle Eastern Dance in North America Competition, Shiara, will be dancing too.

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NBDS Promo Video 2012

Here is a video of Magdalena Christina promoting the Nebraska Bellydance Spectacular in Omaha on the Morning Blend:

Friday, February 24, 2012

Discount Tickets to NBDS

Today (02/24/12) is the last day to order tickets to the Nebraska Bellydance Spectacular at a discount! Save 20% when you buy 2 or more tickets. Just enter or say the password “HABIBI” when you order before noon today. Dancing Down the Silk Road will be Saturday, March 3rd at 8:00 pm at the Holland Center, Omaha, NE.

To order:
Phone 402-345-0606, Online, or in Person at Holland Performing Arts Center 12th & Douglas, Omaha/

Friday, February 10, 2012

NBDS 2012 Tickets

The Nebraska Bellydance Spectacular showcase is March 3, 2012. The show begins at 8:00 pm at Scott Recital Hall in the Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha, NE. Tickets are available online through TicketOmaha. You can also order a reasonably priced meal at the same time, and the Desert Sampler Platter looks delicious!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Shimmy Mob

Celebrate World Belly Dance Day in Sioux Falls, SD this year by participating in Shimmy Mob. Dancers are needed to make this event a success. Cost is $35, and proceeds go toward women’s and children’s shelters. Participants will learn a belly dance choreography and get a t-shirt to wear on May 12th. The deadline to register is March 21st. Visit the Shimmy Mob website to register and more information.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Raqs Amore 2012

(Flyer from the Raqs Awn website.)
On Saturday, February 18th, Raqs Awn Belly Dance Collective will present their annual Raqs Amore show at the Pizza Shoppe Collective in Omaha, NE. The performance begins at 7:30, but get there by 7:00 to get a good seat. Proceeds go to ALS in the Heartland. Visit the Raqs Awn website for more information.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Mudd-Slide 2012

Mudd-Slide is February 18, 2012 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. It’s in Kansas City, MO. For more information, visit the event page onfacebook.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Second Saturday with Basharaat

Basharaat will be at Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso in Lincoln, NE on Saturday, January 14 at 7:00 pm. This will be a dance circle and anyone who wants to perform is welcome. Visit the event page for more details.