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Upcoming events

    • September 07, 2019
    • December 05, 2020
    • 16 sessions
    • Mississippi Pizza - 3552 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

    Join Mid East ensemble Ritim Egzotik for The Casbah Raqs as they perform their take on classic Arabic and Turkish music featuring professional, student and hobbyist Belly Dancers in the wonderful Mississippi Pizza Music Room.

    We have a mix of great NW dancers each month, co-hosted by our house dancer, Henna.

    This is a family friendly community show that encourages participation of all levels and ages of dancers and with all manner of audience members - kids to grandparents!

    • January 06, 2020
    • January 27, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Studio Datura--116 NE Russell Street

    Are you ready to try something new? Move your body in different ways? Develop a deeper mind-body connection through dance in a positive, supportive, community focused environment? Come take a dance class with us!

    American Tribal Style® BellyDance is a global art form developed to connect people of all ages, cultures, ethnicity and background through group focused, improvisational belly dance.

    This four-week series is designed around level one slow and fast movements, but suitable for all levels. It's great for beginners wanting to try out a new hobby or the professional looking to refine technique and add ATS® concepts into their choreography.
    Advanced dancers will have the opportunity to work on refining technique and group leading/cueing skills.

    Classes include warm-up, detailed breakdown of steps and plenty of drills for stamina and muscle memory.

    For this series, each week we’ll explore the movements as they relate to four elements.

    Earth: Balance and grounding practice focused on feet, knees and lower limbs

    Water: Fluidity and expressive movement of hips and pelvis

    Fire: Confidence, energy and core engagement including twists

    Air: Connection, breath and expansiveness through grace and strength of shoulders and arms
    This series is perfect for all levels! Novice and professionals will both shimmy away with more understanding of the anatomy and subtle body energies of belly dance!

    All this excitement will be held at the NEW location of Studio Datura!

    Classes begin Monday January 6th
    Four week series $50
    Drop in class $15

    For more information about your instructor and this exhilarating dance style visit PranaDanceCompany.com

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1012000809169272/

    • January 06, 2020
    • January 27, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Studio Datura--119 NE Russell

    American Tribal Style® BellyDance is a global dance language connecting thousands of dancers worldwide through it's vocabulary of dance steps, variations and combinations, but learning the movement technique is just the beginning!

    In this four week series, we'll go beyond just the steps and delve into what truly makes this art magical......group improvisation, team work and leadership.

    We'll work on showcasing the music together through cues, body language, energy of movement, intention and more. You'll learn what makes a performance dramatic, exciting and a true experience for you, the group and your audience.

    Concepts include, but are not limited to, musical phrasing, crafting a dynamic set, transitions, clear cues and keeping the performance alive when mistakes and surprises happen.

    New steps may be introduced as needed, but this series is focused on more advanced concepts. It is *highly* recommended that this series be taken in combination with the 6:30pm Essential Elements class to ensure you and your fellow dancers get the most benefit from the course.

    Students new to intermediate level ATS® must have prior approval before joining. Please contact pranadancecompany@gmail.com with questions.

    This series will be held at the NEW location of Studio Datura!

    Classes begin Monday January 6th at 7:30pm
    Four week series $50
    Drop in class $15 

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1008955619479445/

    • January 07, 2020
    • December 15, 2020
    • 50 sessions
    • Znama Studio - 232 SE Oak St, Portland, OR 97214

    Wear comfy clothes and bring a water bottle!

    Register for classes at https://katesoleildances.com/classes/

    $15 single class

    $48 four class package

    $88 eight class package 

    • January 07, 2020
    • December 15, 2020
    • 50 sessions
    • Znama Studio - 232 SE Oak St, Portland, OR 97214


    My beginning belly dance classes at Znama Studio focus on introducing the fundamentals of Egyptian Oriental style belly dance. This class is designed for the absolute beginner or those with less than of belly dance experience. In my classes, I offer a warm space for all to reconnect to their femininity. Together we will cultivate a supportive community which seeks joy, solidarity, cultural competency, and creative expression through Egyptian Oriental style belly dance.

    Wear comfy clothes and bring a water bottle!

    Register for classes at https://katesoleildances.com/classes/

    $15 single class

    $48 four class package

    $88 eight class package 

    • January 09, 2020
    • February 27, 2020
    • 8 sessions
    • Studio Datura--116 NE Russell St Portland, Oregon 97212


    Start your 2020 by diving into this 8 Week Series of technique classes based on Suhaila and Jamila Salimpour Formats at Studio Datura with Elinore Eaton & Morgan Fay!

    Full Package Tickets $160 (this includes both the Technique Intro & Jamila Style Intro): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-suhaila-jamila-salimpour-format-8-week-belly-dance-series-tickets-86302407825

    Technique Intro: Based on Suhaila Format ONLY $90: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-suhaila-salimpour-format-8-week-series-at-datura-tickets-86303456963

    Jamila Style Intro ONLY $90: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-jamila-salimpour-format-8-week-series-at-datura-tickets-86303773911

    Drop Ins welcome: $16 per class

    Class Information:

    1. Technique Intro: Based on Suhaila Salimpour Format (Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Jan. 9th - Feb. 27th): Start 2020 with a power packed introduction to Suhaila Salimpour technique! This 8 week introductory series will give you the tools to execute powerful, muscular driven isolations, crisp locks, and teach you Salimpour nomenclature, a clear and precise vocabulary for belly dance movements. Classes are structured on the Suhaila Salimpour format and include power packed warm ups, technique focus, vocabulary, and more. Your instructors, Elinore Eaton and Morgan Fay, are both Suhaila Level 2 and Jamila Level 2 certified and are pursuing their Suhaila Salimpour format teaching certification.

    Week 1: Singles Focus

    Week 2: ¾ Focus

    Week 3: Pelvic Lock Focus

    Week 4: Interior Hip Square Focus

    Week 5: Interior/Exterior Hip Circle Focus

    Week 6: Vertical Figure 8 Focus

    Week 7: Horizontal Figure 8 Focus

    Week 8: Twist Focus


    2. Jamila Style Intro (Thursdays 7:30 - 8:30 pm Jan. 9th - Feb. 27th): Curious about Jamila Salimpour Format? Want to dive deep into West Coast belly dance history? Want to learn more about the relationship between Jamila’s vocabulary, American Tribal Style®, Datura Style, and Fusion belly dance? This 8 Week series is an introduction to Jamila Salimpour vocabulary, a comprehensive catalogued collection of steps and movements organized in step families and from Suhaila Salimpour technique and nomenclature. The Jamila Salimpour format is a thriving and globally used stylization of belly dance. Your instructors, Elinore Eaton and Morgan Fay, are both Suhaila Level 2 and Jamila Level 2 certified and are pursuing their Suhaila Salimpour format teaching certification. Please bring you finger cymbals to this class!

    Week 1: Basic Egyptian Family Focus

    Week 2: Basic Egyptian Family Review & Drills

    Week 3: Taqsim Family Focus

    Week 4: Taqsim Family Review & Drills

    Week 5: Shimmy Family Focus Week 6: Shimmy Family Review & Drills

    Week 7: Arabic Family Focus

    Week 8: Arabic Family Review & Drills

    • January 10, 2020
    • December 11, 2020
    • 12 sessions
    • Marinos Adriatic Cafe - 4129 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97255

    Start your weekend with a fun belly dance show at Marinos Adriatic cafe and grab a fabulous cup of coffee, and a yummy panini and dessert!

    Hosted by Jadeeika/Julie Cardin-Warling.

    Different dancers each month. Open to the public. Family friendly.

    Entry=donation of canned or dried goods food for Beautiful Portland to feed the hungry in Portland. 

    • January 15, 2020
    • December 30, 2020
    • 51 sessions
    • OM Movement Studio - 14 NE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97232

    Tribal Heart Style Bellydance class - Roots - it's where you start to grow.

    Perfect class for new dancers who are curious and want to explore what Tribal Bellydance offers. Also a great class for experienced dancers who want to strengthen their understanding of foundational techniques.

    An inclusive and supportive environment taught to all levels of experience.

    $12/drop in, $40/4 classes. Cash or check paid at class.

    https://www.tribalheartbellydance.com/classes

    • January 25, 2020
    • December 26, 2020
    • 12 sessions
    • Oasis Lebanese Restaurant - 7109 NW Imbrie Drive, Hillsboro, OR 97124

    Come to the Oasis for a wonderful belly dance show and a delicious Mediterranean meal! Hosted by Jadeeika/Julie Cardin-Warling.

    Different dancers each month. Open to the public. Family Friendly. No entry fee. There is a $15 min purchase of food.

    7109 NW Imbrie Drive, HILLSBORO, OR 97124.

    Call to make reservations for best seating: 503-372-6503. 

    • January 26, 2020
    • March 15, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery- 928 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

    Ideas to share? Want to make something happen in your bellydance community? Want to get involved? Come down the the Guild meeting! All members are welcome.

    Meeting in the main room at The Rogue Eastside Pub and Pilot Brewery, 928 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214.

    • February 01, 2020
    • February 01, 2024
    • 5 sessions

    Please nominate someone you know, or nominate yourself! We need members to run for council--it's a great opportunity to help your dance community and shape the future of the guild! You, yes you, can do it, even if you've never done anything like it before! Keep an eye on your email and Facebook for a link to the nomination form!

    • February 28, 2020
    • February 28, 2024
    • 5 sessions


    • March 01, 2020
    • March 07, 2024
    • 5 sessions

    Time to vote for you Portland Belly Dance Guild Board! Look to your email or Facebook for a link to the voting form, and thanks for voting!

    • March 08, 2020
    • March 08, 2024
    • 5 sessions


    • September 12, 2020
    • September 13, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Battle Ground High School - 300 W Main St, Battle Ground, WA 98604

    The Double Crown Belly Dance competition RETURNS to SW Washington! Prizes, prestige, and fun! Produced by Malia Christina, this two-day annual event happens the second full weekend in September. One-day admission tickets starting at $10. Full details, including competitor registration, at www.DoubleCrownBellyDance.com.

Past events

December 15, 2019 Annual Celebration of Light: brought to you by Tribal Heart and The Portland Bellydance guild
December 08, 2019 Portland Bellydance Guild Showcase Workshops
December 07, 2019 Portland Belly Dance Guild Showcase
December 06, 2019 Oasis Belly Dance Show With Live Musicians
November 17, 2019 Portland Belly Dance Guild Meeting
November 15, 2019 Deadline for Performer Applications for the Guild Showcase
October 30, 2019 Basic Level Bellydance with Henna
October 20, 2019 The Portland Bellydance Guild Presents: HAFLAWEEN!
October 17, 2019 Portland Belly Dance Guild Meeting
October 16, 2019 Tribal Quest Summit
October 13, 2019 Workshop with Lebanese Simon: The Arabesque
October 13, 2019 Workshop with Lebanese Simon: Lebanese Pop Combos
October 12, 2019 MEDGE 16th Annual Fall Festival featuring Lebanese Simon
October 12, 2019 Workshop with Lebanese Simon: The Dabke
October 07, 2019 Magical Musicality: Phrasing and Dramatic Slow for ATS® with DeAnna Freeman
October 07, 2019 Casting Circles: Spiraling Turns and Spins for ATS® with DeAnna Freeman
October 06, 2019 SHAKTI: Classical Indian Dance Showcase
October 05, 2019 Dead Men Tell No Tales
September 29, 2019 Tribal Heart Dances at Oktoberfest at Edgefield
September 19, 2019 New Beginner Belly Dance Series! with DeAnna Freeman
September 02, 2019 Quartets and Dueling Duets with DeAnna Freeman
September 02, 2019 Shape Up Your Shimmies with DeAnna Freeman
August 02, 2019 Jamballah Northwest
July 28, 2019 It's Alive! Dancing to Live music with Henna & Ritim Egzotik
July 27, 2019 PBG Summer Hafla!
July 21, 2019 Portland Belly Dance Guild Monthly Meeting
June 29, 2019 Ovation, by the Raqs Ayana Collective
June 29, 2019 Workshops with Kamala Almanzar, presented by Raqs Ayana Collective
June 09, 2019 PBG Community Picnic
May 26, 2019 Tribal Heart BellyDance at Rose Festival
April 28, 2019 Portland Belly Dance Guild Meeting
April 08, 2019 Portland Belly Dance Guild Election results announced
April 07, 2019 Portland Bellydance Guild's Spring Hafla and Costume Swap
April 01, 2019 ATS Performance Prep, Part 2, with Collette/Scarlet Thistle
April 01, 2019 ATS Essentials with Collette/Scarlet Thistle
March 31, 2019 Portland Belly Dance Guild Elections Open
March 24, 2019 Tribal Heart BellyDance at Pagan Faire
March 23, 2019 Allegro Dance Company Spring Fundraiser
March 21, 2019 Portland Belly Dance Guild Happy Hour
March 16, 2019 FOUNDATIONS OF "BELLY"DANCES with JESSAIAH ZURE
March 09, 2019 The Magic of Henna: Beginning Basics
March 02, 2019 Workshops with Khadijah
March 01, 2019 Khadijah & PNW Guests Show
February 21, 2019 PBG Happy Hour
February 18, 2019 ATS Performance Prep, Part 1, with Collette/Scarlet Thistle
February 18, 2019 ATS Essentials with Collette/Scarlet Thistle
February 16, 2019 Zantheas Community Belly Dance Showcase
January 27, 2019 Portland Bellydance Guild Monthly Meeting
January 09, 2019 Beginning 1/Tribal Roots with Tribal Heart BellyDance
December 15, 2018 Portland Bellydance Guild Community Hafla
December 09, 2018 Celebration of Light Solstice Celebation
December 01, 2018 Oasis Belly Dance Show With Live Musicians - Hillsboro
November 25, 2018 Portland Belly Dance Guild Meeting
November 13, 2018 Beginning Belly Dance with Kate Soleil
November 05, 2018 Cabaret Variété: A Vaudevillian Dance Revue
October 28, 2018 Portland Belly Dance Guild Board Meeting
October 14, 2018 MEDGE workshop with Abigail Keyes
October 13, 2018 MEDGE Fall Festival
October 13, 2018 MEDGE Workshop with Abigail Keyes
October 12, 2018 Lecture by Abigail Keyes: “All in the Family: The Salimpour Legacy”
September 12, 2018 Beginning Mindful Belly Dance
September 05, 2018 Belly Dance Level 1 with Malia Christina
July 21, 2018 ADAPTABLE COSTUMING WORKSHOP with Marisa Copley
July 11, 2018 PBG Happy Hour cancelled this month
July 09, 2018 Floorwork and Levels for Belly Dance with DeAnna Freeman
July 09, 2018 Discover Your ATS with DeAnna Freeman
July 08, 2018 Portland Belly Dance Guild Board Meeting
June 23, 2018 Belly Dance at Oasis
June 03, 2018 Portland Bellydance Guild Meeting
May 19, 2018 Colleena Shakti Intensive Weekend
May 12, 2018 Bellydance New Beginners & Mad Drillz with Ashley Throw
May 06, 2018 Portland Bellydance Guild Meeting
May 05, 2018 Allegro--Lost in Perceptions
May 04, 2018 Women's Ritual Dance Retreat with Amel & Sedona
April 15, 2018 Portland Bellydance Guild Meeting
April 14, 2018 MEDGE Workshops with Roxy
April 04, 2018 Intermediate Drills with Ruby Beh
April 04, 2018 Tribal Grooves with Paulette Rees-Denis
March 28, 2018 The Arabesque Middle Eastern Music & Dance Show
March 18, 2018 PBG Monthly Board Meeting
March 10, 2018 PBG Spring Hafla
February 22, 2018 Reigning Down On Oregon
February 16, 2018 2018 Council Elections
February 07, 2018 Ritual Temple Dance Spring Series
February 03, 2018 Club Layali at Pasha Restaurant
February 03, 2018 Michelle Alany and the Mystics featuring Jewels and Danielle Elizabeth
January 18, 2018 Zoe Jakes & Special Guests: A Dance & Variety Revue
January 16, 2018 Zoe Jakes Workshops In Portland
January 11, 2018 Thursday Evening Bellydance class with Ahndine
December 17, 2017 GypsyHeart Tribal Solstice Celebration
December 15, 2017 OffBeat BellyDance
December 09, 2017 PBG Winter Hafla and Costume Swap
November 29, 2017 BEGINNING 2/ TRIBAL BONES WITH GYPSY HEART TRIBAL
November 29, 2017 BEGINNING 1/ TRIBAL ROOTS WITH GYPSY HEART TRIBAL
November 25, 2017 Roving Horse Henna Small Business Saturday Open House and Salon
November 21, 2017 INTERMEDIATE/ TRIBAL GLOW WITH GYPSY HEART TRIBAL
November 06, 2017 Tribal Style Variation and Drills: Belly Dance with Colette Todorov
November 06, 2017 Tribal Style Fundamentals: Belly Dance with Colette Todorov
October 21, 2017 Zantheas Belly Dance Showcase
October 15, 2017 Make it Big: Formations for Groups and Ways to Play with Scarlet Thistle
October 15, 2017 A Dancer's Orbit with Scarlet Thistle
October 14, 2017 PBG's Haflaween!
October 14, 2017 MEDGE
October 14, 2017 Tribal Grooves Teacher Training Portland
October 08, 2017 Finger Cymbal Technique with Baksana
October 01, 2017 Baksana Vocabulary Classes
September 29, 2017 GypsyHeart Tribal and Brothers of the Baladi
September 24, 2017 GypsyHeart Tribal at Oktoberfest
September 23, 2017 *Sold Out!* PBG- Principles of Performance Make-up with Miriam Behar
September 16, 2017 Dance and Desire :: Your Heart and Your Hustle
September 12, 2017 Teen Bellydance
September 03, 2017 Collective Soul Level One --Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance Intensive--
September 02, 2017 7th Annual Arab Festival
August 26, 2017 Ruby Beh Presents Ozgen in Portland
August 09, 2017 PBG Happy Hour
July 29, 2017 Club Layali at Pasha's
July 29, 2017 PBG Summer Hafla
July 26, 2017 Tribal Grooves
July 25, 2017 Upper Level Belly Dance Training with Claudia
July 01, 2017 Club Layali at Pasha
June 24, 2017 Traditional Bellydance Baladi & Ciftetelli (Musicality)
June 20, 2017 Upper Level Belly Dance Training with Claudia
June 16, 2017 Gaylene's Boutique Open House
May 31, 2017 Tribal Sword Workshop
May 26, 2017 Geeklesque From a Galaxy Far Far Away
May 20, 2017 The 8 Elements™ : Culmination Showcase
May 13, 2017 Fundraiser for City Repair and The Marissa Mission
May 10, 2017 Beginning Bellydance with Ruby Beh
April 29, 2017 Cultural Appropriation in Dance
April 27, 2017 Paulette Rees-Denis presents the 24th Annual Women’s Dance and Desire Weekend Dance and Desire: From the Body to the Page
April 22, 2017 Michelle Joyce: Stage Presence and Improvisation
April 22, 2017 Tribal Grooves Teacher Training
April 22, 2017 Michelle Joyce : Middle Eastern Fusion Choreography with a Techno Beat
April 09, 2017 Aziza Technique Intensive Workshop
April 08, 2017 Aziza Veil Choreography Workshop
March 30, 2017 Desires, Doubts, and Dares
March 12, 2017 Gala Show with Claudia and Elena Villa
March 11, 2017 Belly Dance Choreography Workshop with Claudia and Elena Villa
March 10, 2017 Dance Takeover!
March 10, 2017 Marinos Bellydance Show With Live Musicians
March 10, 2017 OffBeat Belly Dance
March 07, 2017 Beginning Bellydance with Claudia
March 07, 2017 Upper Level Bellydance Training with Claudia
February 09, 2017 Reigning Down on Oregon
February 05, 2017 Modern for Bellydancers
February 04, 2017 Ballet for Bellydancers
February 04, 2017 Rhythms of the Dance Belly Dance Workshops with Elena Villa
January 28, 2017 Into the Night: An Exploration of Life, Love, & Loss
January 20, 2017 Fertile Ground Festival
January 17, 2017 Beginning Bellydance with Claudia
January 17, 2017 Upper Level Bellydance Training with Claudia
January 16, 2017 Tribal Grooves
January 11, 2017 The Arabesque Middle Eastern Music & Dance Show
January 11, 2017 PBG's Bellydancer Happy Hour!
January 08, 2017 PBG Board Meeting
January 04, 2017 Absolute Beginning Bellydance with Ruby Beh
December 18, 2016 Winter Solstice Celebration hosted by Gypsy Heart Tribal
December 17, 2016 Rue Royale Burlesque starring Raquel Reed
December 17, 2016 Raqs Ayana Student Show & Hafla - Shimmy Wonderland
December 16, 2016 Cultural Appropriation Panel
December 11, 2016 PBG presents: Winter Hafla! OPEN TO ALL!
December 03, 2016 From the Hip Presents: The Art of Bellydance
December 02, 2016 Java Lounge Belly Dance Show with Live Musicians
November 12, 2016 The 2016 Swashbuckler's Ball
November 12, 2016 NW Stars Collide Belly Dance Show
November 11, 2016 Marinos Bellydance Show With Live Musicians
November 09, 2016 Zambra & Flamenco Arabe Intensive with ELENA VILLA
November 08, 2016 Intermediate/ Tribal Glow with Gypsy Heart Tribal
November 07, 2016 American Tribal Style Variations & Drills with Scarlet Thistle
November 07, 2016 ATS Fundamentals with Scarlet Thistle
November 06, 2016 American Tribal Style® Belly Dance Level 2 with Deanna
November 06, 2016 American Tribal Style® Belly Dance Level 1 with Deanna
November 03, 2016 Intermediate Belly Dance Class ~ Thursday's at Datura
November 03, 2016 Multi-Level Belly Dance Choreography with Henna
November 03, 2016 Beginning Belly Dance Class ~ Thursdays at Datura
November 03, 2016 Brand New to Belly Dance with Henna
November 03, 2016 Hybrid Fusion Bellydance with Bevin
November 02, 2016 Beginning 2/ Tribal Bones with Gypsy Heart Tribal
November 02, 2016 Beginning 1/ Tribal Roots with Gypsy Heart Tribal
October 25, 2016 Multi-Level Belly Dance Choreography with Henna
October 25, 2016 Brand New to Belly Dance with Henna
October 10, 2016 Dance And Desire: From the Body to the Page
October 10, 2016 Tribal Grooves-- a six week class
September 07, 2016 Classic Belly Dance Technique & Choreography, Levels 1 & 2 with Elena Villa
September 03, 2016 Classic Belly Dance: Technique & Rhythms, Level 1 with Elena Villa


The Portland Bellydance Guild is fiscally sponsored by the Marissa Mission, a  subset of the Present Time Dream Factory, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting the arts in Portland, OR.

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