goal of the International Bellydance Conference of Canada is to put
Canada on the world map as an international centre for Bellydance-related arts. It will create an exciting network environment for artists
and presenters from around the world. The conference will serve to
foster a broad range of education with workshops, panel discussions
and lectures, performances and social events all geared towards enriching
the Bellydance community. Each year it will feature a different line-up of artists and interests such as Egyptian Style, Classical Styles,
North African, Folklore, Fusion, Persian, Bollywood, Tribal, Yoga,
Drumming, Language, Music, History, Women's Issues, Health & Fitness
and honouring pioneers.
years of encouragement from Ali Hamidzedah of Turquoise International,
and the inspiration from the International Conference on Middle Eastern
Dance and Rakkasah Middle Eastern Dance Festival, Yasmina Ramzy envisioned
an international Bellydance conference to take place in Canada. Offering
many years of experience organizing similar events, Eiko Kocher from
Indiana has taken charge with the initial set up and administration
is managed by Halli Villegas. With sponsors, and the support of enthusiastic
community members, this is sure to be a ground-breaking event for
the Bellydance community.
miss this wonderful opportunity to network and share your talents
with new Bellydance friends and dance industry presenters from all
around the globe while learning from your favourite International
and Canadian Stars.
16 two-hour workshops with star instructors.
Lectures and Panel Discussions
14 lectures and 4 panel discussions by renowned speakers discussing a
wide variety of topics and timely issues concerning today's Bellydancer.
Saturday Gala Performance
A two-hour performance in a 1200-seat theatre starring the featured
Main Stage Performances
Main Stage featuring 16 Solos/Duets and 16 Ensembles all chosen for
their artistic merit performing in 2 two-hour performances.
4 ninety-minute afternoon performances featuring Solos, Duets and Ensembles.
Shop from vendors to find that special Bellydance item you have been
Welcome & Good Bye Parties
Dance to Live Arabic music, eat, drink and be merry!
Dumbek classes, Arabic Music Comprehension classes, free food and refreshments
all day long.