Upcoming Belly Dancing Shows Portland, OR

Portland has a thriving belly dance community.  Come out and experience the wonderful musicians, dancers, and fans in some really great venues. Listed in chronological order.


The Belly Dance Off!  Round 2 – Portland
5.3.15 (SUN)
Starts at 5:30 p.m.
Vie de Boheme
1530 SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
$12.50 in advance / $18 at the door
Exploring the secrets of entertaining and polished performance entirely improvised to live music, BELLY DANCE OFF returns to Portland for Round 2! Guests enjoy the chic and exquisite tastes of Vie de Boheme as dancers arrive in their best costumes, draw songs from a hat, and perform with live music by Ritim Egzotik. Three expert judges present feedback on the mic. Audience and judges vote to decide the winner! At halftime guests are invited to dance, with a special prize for the best shimmies.
Judges: Cassiopeia, Henna, Alana Rox
Live Music: Ritim Egzotik
Produced by Planet Suzanna & dhavir productions.
Raq the Casbah – Mother’s Day Edition5.9.15 (SAT)
6:00 p.m.
Mississippi Pizza
3552 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 288-3231

Mid East ensemble Ritim Egzotik presents another fun filled Raq the Casbah as they perform their take on classic Arabic and Turkish music with a variety of area Belly Dancers in the wonderful Mississippi Pizza Music Room.  Special guest mama, Mia Baki, on nay.
This is a family friendly community show that encourages participation of all levels and ages of dancers. There is also a new show format, so there will be plenty of open dance time for the audience.
Dancers: Henna – Maia – Gretchen – Aksana – Shala – Chandni
From the Hip Showcase – The Art of Bellydance
5.30.15 (SAT)
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The Clinton St. Theater (ALL AGES!)
2522 SE Clinton St, Portland

featuring the stellar performances of:
Ashley López
Danielle Elizabeth
Erika Ryn
Gypsy Heart Tribal
M.C. Karissa Lowe of Offbeat Belly Dance!

Live Musical Guests
Paul Evans, Bobak Salehi and Martin Zarzar
Advance tickets available soon: cstpdx.com
Subscribers to From the Hip pay only $10 for advance tickets!
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Jamballah NWJamballah NW – August 7 – 9th, 2015
This awesome festival takes place every August in Portland, OR.  A weekend of workshops, performances, and shopping for all your bellydance needs and desires.
I’ll be teaching a class on the earthy and effervescent shimmy!  Check out the entire line up of awesome teachers at www.jamballahnw.com
Raq the Casbah - Jan. 3, 2014Jan. 3rd, 2015 (Sat.)
Raq the Casbah with live music by RiTiM EGZOTiK
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Mississippi Pizza Pub
All Ages
Suggested $5 donation
Jan. 24, 2015 (Sat.)
Groovin’ Greenhouse – Fertile Grounds
hosted by the Polaris Dance CompanyPerforming with Raqs Ayana as part of the Portland Bellydance Guild
6:00 p.m.
BLOSSOM2015FLYER-WEBFeb. 21, 2015 (Sat.)
Blossom – Raqs Ayana Student Showcase
Peninsula Odd Fellows Hall
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
performances by Henna, Fanina, & Emilie Lauren
group and solo performances by our students
Live music by RiTiM EGZOTIK
$10 at the door / kids under 10 are free
complimentary refreshments provided