Pamela

Not only a belly dancer, Pamela is also trained in Samba and has performed in the Rio Carnivale, Mardi Gras in Brazil. Pamela is based in Melbourne and can be booked through Arcana Star

Zabelle

Zabelle teaches belly dancing in several locations around Melbourne and performs widely both there and interstate.   Here she is dancing with Bellyslap at the Darebin Music Festival: Unlike many bellydance schools, Zabelle teaches daytime as well as evening classes.  Find the timetable plus more information about Zabelle on her website, Zabelleydancer.com (love the name!)

Sianna

Sianna is a teacher and choreographer based in Footscray in Melbourne, and part of the Hipnotic Beats dance troupe, seen here dancing to Bidajeej, a drum solo written by Anita Larkin and played by Bellyslap: The other dancer seen here is Kaylah, who performs solo as well as being part of Hipnotic Beats For details…

Alia

Thanks to Bellyslap Drummers for sending me this clip of Alia in action at Toula’s Kismet Bazaar. I like the choreography because it has that element of surprise – at first you think she’s dancing with a veil, then you realise it’s double veil – then, no wait, it’s double veil-pois! Alia performs at several…

Zahraa

Zahraa (aka Barbara Wolfcamp) has been performing and teaching belly dancing for almost 20 years, and still travels to Egypt annually to keep updated. Her Melbourne school, Bellydance Kizmet, offers classes in four different locations. If you’re keen to improve your belly dance technique, look out for Zahraa’s workshops at events like the WA and…

Marina Bistrin

Marina takes fusion to a new level – she studies and teaches many different, but related, styles of dance including Middle-Eastern, Silk-Road, East European Gypsy and Flamenco. The clip below shows a Silk-Road inspired dance, but Tribal dancers will recognise the fans! Marina is based in Melbourne and her website is appropriately named Dance Explorer….

Ainslie

Formerly well-known as a professional belly dance performer in Brisbane, Ainslie is now based in Melbourne. In this clip, she’s performing to shaabi/beledi: Ainslie is not currently teaching, but is available for performances (call 0408 700 938 for a quote).    For a full biography and more video clips, visit her website at www.ainsliebellydancer.com Interview with…

Jasmina

Princess Jasmina is one of Melbourne’s busiest belly dancers, performing at venues all over the city.  Watching this clip, one can see why she’s so popular! (note – some of this video is shot sideways, but it’s worth making the effort to watch it as she has some lovely moves) She often dances in a…

Chris

I’m pleased to welcome another male dancer to the site – this time from Melbourne.  Chris’s belly dance school is based at the Dance Factory, Richmond. As well as solo performances like the one above, Chris also dances in partnership with the Princess Jasmina. If you’re inspired to learn belly dance from Chris, you can…