Saturday, November 22, 2014

Help a Fellow Belly Dancer

A lovely belly dancer in our area was diagnosed with MS this year, and she needs help paying for her medical bills. If you are able to donate even a small amount, it will help ease some of the stress she is facing. Please spread the word. Click here to follow the link to her online fundraiser.

Monday, September 15, 2014

2014 Yankton Riverboat Days Videos

The Diamond Dust Dancers and the Celestial Sisters performed at Yankton Riverboat Days. These are two videos from the show.



Monday, September 8, 2014

2014 Shimmy 4 the Cure

Shimmy 4 the Cure is the belly dance event to attend on Saturday, October 4th, 2014. Shimmy for the Cure is an annual event in Topeka, Kansas hosted by Irie Tribal. 100% of the money raised will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Shimmy 4 the Cure logo from Irie Tribal

This is going to be a great belly dance show with performers from all over the Midwest. Dancers and troupes from Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota are going to share their art in order to support this charitable fundraiser.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Belly Dance Lessons in Iowa City

If you live in or nearby Iowa City, check out Shira's belly dance classes. Registration is open for September-November, 2014. Shira is a knowledgeable instructor who explains and demonstrates her content clearly using multiple approaches in order to teach many different types of learners. Furthermore, she is a valuable resource regarding historic and cultural information about belly dance!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Amaya Workshop

Amaya is coming to Omaha on September 20th and 21st, 2014 for Presenting Your Dance. On Saturday, the classes include: Combinations/Technique and Stage Presence. On Sunday, Amaya will teach a short choreography with floorwork. This workshop will take place at Chrysalis Studio in Omaha, NE. More information and registration is available on Della's belly dance website. There is a discount for signing up for multiple classes.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Liquid Hip Therapy Discount

Photo from the Liquid Hip Therapy facebook page

Help Liquid Hip Therapy celebrate their 8th birthday! As a special gift to their students, the belly dance instructors of Liquid Hip Therapy are offering a huge discount on their class punch-cards. During the entire month of September, students can buy 6-class punch cards for only $50. Students can stock up on the cards to use on belly dance lessons throughout the year. These punch cards make great gifts for friends and family members in the Sioux Falls are who love to belly dance or have always wanted to give it a try.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sioux City Belly Dance Lessons

If you're looking for belly dance lessons in Sioux City, head to Rain Drop Studios! Eden, from the Celestial Sisters, teaches belly dance at 6:30 on Mondays. (There is no class on September 1, 2014 due to Labor Day.) Eden's belly dance classes are a lot of fun, and they are a great way to get moving and learn a beautiful dance. Eden teaches her students a variety of Middle Eastern dance movements and provides adequate drilling in order to synthesize the movements.

Eden's students and the Celestial Sisters at Rain Drop Studios, August 2014.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Belly Dance in Bellevue, NE

There's still time to register for belly dance classes at Bedouin Star in Bellevue, NE. Classes for September, October, and November include: Egyptian Style Cabaret, Belly Dance for Beginners, and Tribal Style. There is a discount for registering for all 3 months at once.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Clash of the Titans A Benefit for Kathy Mual

Join the Basharaat Belly Dancers on Saturday, August 30th to help raise money so Kathy Mual can defeat her medical bills. The Clash of the Titans event will be at the Conservatory of Contemporary Dance in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

September ITS Belly Dance in Lincoln

Join Hallie to learn the art of Improvisational Tribal Style belly dance in Lincoln, NE. Classes will be Wednesdays at 7:05 pm. Register online before the September class fills.

Julia's Belly-Blast Challenge



Julia from Thunder Shimmy is offering the 21 Day Belly-Blast Challenge. Her classes will be taught online, so you can participate anywhere with internet access. Julia is offering this $175 class for free for September, 2014. Sign up before August ends, and space is limited. Register here.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

August Belly Dance Lessons in Vermillion


Summer isn't over yet! Check out the belly dance lessons at the University of South Dakota at the Wellness Center, 1031 N. University, Vermillion, SD. The classes are at 5:30 on August 7th and August 14th. These belly dance lessons are free for students and Wellness Center members, but anyone in the community can take join the fun. The cost for non-members is only $5, and it's easy to sign up at the front desk.

These belly dance lessons are perfect for drop-in students. No previous dance experience is needed, and each class is unique. Two basic movements will be taught, drilled, and used in a dance combination.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bellydancers' Ball

The 2014 Bellydancers' Ball is going to be in Kansas City, MO September 19-21. Amy Sigil and April Rose are the instructors, and there will be a hafla and professional show during this event.

Banner from the Bellydancer's Ball event page.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

2014 Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Drummers at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival in 2012. Photo by Klaire.
Cassandra Shore and Jawaahir are going to perform at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival in Shakopee, MN during the Silk Road Weekend August 30th, 31st, and September 1st. John Khoury's Arabic Ensemble will play Middle Eastern music at the Pavilion.

Belly dancer at the 2012 Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Photo by Klaire.
This will also be the weekend of the Middle Eastern Belly Dance Competition. Competitors that register before August 22nd will get a free ticket to the Renaissance Faire. Registration is available online here. There will also be free belly dance lessons throughout the day.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Rock Out with Your Belly Out

Jewel in the Lotus is hosting a rock themed belly dance show at Duggan's Pub, 440 So 11th St, Lincoln, NE 68502. Rock Out with Your Belly Out is July 26th at 8:00 pm.

Flyer from Jewel in the Lotus event page.

2014 Zombie Fest in Lincoln

Jewel in the Lotus is going to perform at Lincoln Nebraska's 2014 ZombieFest! The chaos and fun will take place August 23, 2014.

Jewel in the Lotus Zombie dancers will eat entertain you before eating your brains.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sioux City Belly Dance Lessons

Mondays can become your favorite day of the week if you just add a little belly dance into your life! Join Eden at Rain Drop Studios, 4014 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51106. Classes are at 6:30 pm, but be prepared to have fun!


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Celestial Sisters at Herb Fest 2014

Join the Celestial Sisters at the 3rd Annual Health and Harmony Herb Festival on July 19, 2014. The event is in at Red Road Herbs, 57190 835 Rd, Stanton, Nebraska 68779. Tickets are only $10.

The Celestial Sisters at the 2013 Herb Fest.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Shimmy Mob Vermillion Video


This is a highlight video of the Shimmy Mob flash mob performances in Vermillion and Yankton, South Dakota. The Celestial Sisters, Diamond Dust Dancers, and other belly dancers from Siouxland came together to celebrate World Belly Dance Day in May, 2014.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Belly Dance Lessons on USD Campus

Picture by Entity Photographic Image

There will belly dance classes on campus at the University of South Dakota July 10, 17, and 31, 2014. The lessons are Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Wellness Center, 1031 N. University, Vermillion, SD 57069. Students and members can take the classes for free, and non-members can register at the desk for $5.

This class is designed for beginner students who want to try a new form of dance through breakdowns of movements and repetition. Dancers with prior experience who want to practice drilling movements and combinations will find this class beneficial as well.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Whovian Belly Dance Saturday

Flyer from Jewel in the Lotus for British Fest.

Don't miss out the Doctor Who Belly Dance show at British Fest on Saturday, June 28th! Jewel in the Lotus Dance Company will perform at 4:00 pm. This will be a very unique dance show all themed around Doctor Who. The dancers will perform as various characters including the TARDIS, the Doctor, Weeping Angels, and Daleks.

If you have nothing to do in Omaha on Saturday, and you're looking for something fun to do with the family, check out British Fest. It will be at Omaha Comfort Inn & Suites Central. If you already have your tickets, make sure you check out the show!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Doctor Who Belly Dance in Omaha

British Fest is happening this weekend: June 27, 28, and 29 in Omaha, Nebraska. The best part will be the Doctor Who Belly Dance Show! The show is included with admission, and tickets can be bought here.

The Whovian Belly Dancers will perform on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm. The event will be at Omaha Comfort Inn & Suites, 7007 Grover St., Omaha, NE 68106.

The red "X" is where the show will be at 4:00 on Saturday.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Shimmy Mob Vermillion

Shimmy Mob, a belly dance flash mob, is going to happen in Vermillion, South Dakota this year! The last day to register is March 31, 2014. This is a fundraiser for organizations that help women and children. Anybody can participate in this flash mob as long as they register and watch the instructional videos. It is a lot of fun, and it's for a good cause.

Visit the Shimmy Mob website for more information and the signup.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Weekly Belly Dance Classes in Vermillion

Weekly belly dance lessons will be available in Vermillion! The first class begins March 2, 2014. The belly dance classes are on Sundays at 5:00 pm at the University of South Dakota Wellness Center, 1031 N University, Vermillion, South Dakota. Belly dance class is free for USD students and members, but non-students can pay at the front desk. The classes are only $5, and new participants need to present a driver's licence at the desk. Punch cards can be purchased for a discount, thus making the classes only $4 a lesson! This is incredibly affordable because it's on campus!


Each class will be unique and independent, so drop-ins are welcome. Participants don't need any previous experience because new movements will be taught in each class. Weekly combinations will only use movements covered in those classes. There will be a lot of drilling, which will help the dance steps move into muscle memory for beginner belly dancers. The drilling will be beneficial for experienced dancers to help polish steps and build stamina!

Wear comfortable clothes, feel free to bring a scarf to tie around your hips, and be prepared to have fun and work hard! (Dance shoes are recommended, but socks are okay to wear too.)

If you live within the Vermillion area in Siouxland, feel free to check out this class. It's not too far of a drive from Yankton, Dakota Dunes, North Sioux City, or Sioux City to belly dance!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Belly Dance in Vermillion

Belly dance lessons at the University of South Dakota Wellness Center begin Sunday, March 2nd! The dance lessons are free for USD students and are included with membership. Monthly membership is $35 for an individual. Classes are in room 113 in the Wellness Center, 1031 N. University, Vermillion, SD 57069.

Monday, February 10, 2014

ATS® Basics, and ATS® and Beyond

Cyndi Cyreinga Elliott is coming to Sioux City, Iowa to teach authentic American Tribal Style Belly Dance! These classes will be on Saturday, April 26, 2014. If you're in the Siouxland area, don't miss out on this event. Tribal belly dance is a lot of fun, a great workout, and it's not often that a certified ATS instructor comes to Sioux City. Register before March 1, 2014 for an early registration discount!

Cyndi Cyreigna performing authentic ATS belly dance. Photo from the Facebook event page. 

Classes will be taught by Cyndi Cyreigna Elliott a FatChance® BellyDance ATS® Instructor. Certified in General Skills, Teacher Training 1 and 2, and is a FCBD® Sister Studio

Level 1 - ATS® Basics - Getting back to basics! Review and refine! Technique, formation, and control. This class is designed using the FCBD® format. Level 1 helps reinforce ATS® posture, angle, technique, and control of the basic fast moves as well as basic slow.
Whether you are a seasoned dance or a newbie, these classes will be beneficial to help refine, and reinforce the ATS basic vocabulary and beyond!

Level 2 - ATS® and Beyond - This is where we have some fun!! Learn the more dynamic steps that keep an audience wanting more! Refine individual technique by drilling basic steps and their variations in creative combinations. If there are steps you specifically want to go over, now is the time to ask! Be ready to drill and zil! and have a GREAT time!

Bellydance experience is not required, but helpful (especially in level 2). The only requirements are that you come to classes, ready to learn some pure ATS® as created by Carolena Nericcio!

Dress for Irie Tribal Dance Company dance classes: Full skirt or loose pants, hip scarf, short top or leotard (just wear something comfortable). Bare feet or dance shoes only in dance studio. You will need a pair of zils (finger cymbals). Door will open for check-in/registration at 9:00 am with classes to start promptly at 9:30!


To learn more about this fun event or register, visit the American Tribal Style® Belly Dance Comes to Sioux City event on Facebook.

Friday, February 7, 2014

American Tribal Style® Bellydance Workshop comes to Sioux City

Saturday, April 26th is an important date! Cyndi Cyreigna Elliot from Irie Tribal is going to teach two different certified American Tribal Style Belly dance workshops. The classes will be at Rain Drop Studios at the Co-op in Sioux City, Iowa. Visit the ATS Belly Dance Workshop event page for more information and to register.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Spring Shimmy Showcase 2014

The Spring Shimmy Showcase is scheduled for Saturday, March 22, 2014. This will be a fun even to see some great belly dancing and do some shopping. The performance will be at the History Club, 758 S. Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. If you're a dancer or vendor, visit the Spring Shimmy event page to reserve a spot by February 15th.


Friday, January 24, 2014

Omaha Raqs

Tarik Sultan is coming to Omaha from February 28th-March 2nd for Omaha Raqs! There will be an instructional workshop and a performance on March 1st. There is a second workshop on March 2nd.


To learn more and register, visit Udjat Dancers.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

2014 Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever, hosted by Karavan of Dreams, is going to be February 8th. The presenter is Martha Rosas. The workshop is in Grand Island, Nebraska. For more information, visit the Cabin Fever event page.

Friday, January 17, 2014

No Holds Barred Variety Show

Join Jewel in the Lotus on January 24th, 2014 for a belly dance variety show at 8:00 pm. The No Holds Barred Variety Show is at Duggan's Pub, 440 S. 11th St., Lincoln, NE.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Belly Dance Classes in Sioux City

Belly dance is a fun way to workout and make new friends. There are ongoing belly dance classes in Sioux City, Iowa! There is a beginning belly dance class at Rain Drop Studios, 4014 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, Iowa. Classes are Monday nights at 6:30 pm and are $35/month.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Nassim Workshop on January 18th


Nassim Belly Dance is teaching a workshop at the Sioux City Community Theatre on Saturday, January 18th, 2014. Cost is $20. Class begins at 10:30 am.

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