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The 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.

After 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.

Don't 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.

Dance Workshops
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 instructors.

Main Stage Performances
Main Stage featuring 16 Solos/Duets and 16 Ensembles all chosen for their artistic merit performing in 2 two-hour performances.

Open Stage
4 ninety-minute afternoon performances featuring Solos, Duets and Ensembles.

Vendor Bazaar
Shop from vendors to find that special Bellydance item you have been looking for.

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.