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Upcoming events

    • January 09, 2019
    • December 18, 2019
    • 50 sessions
    • Om Studio, 14 NE 10th Ave

    Every Wednesday! 5:50pm 6:45pm

    Dancing in a safe and nurturing circle, learn tribal basic steps, build core strength, and have fun! Great for women new to belly dance in general or tribal belly dance in particular. Work on isolations and strengthening for all levels while learning basic moves and adding layering, duets, drills, and Tribal Technique.

    **** For all classes, please come in comfortable dance-wear that will allow you to move and sweat. It is helpful to wear clothes that will let you see your body and belly as you hone your movements. If going barefoot isn’t comfortable for you, you may wish to bring lightweight dance shoes. Many dancers choose to wear tribal style accents — skirts, embellished belts, cropped choli tops, flowers and feathers — but you should wear what pleases YOU!

    OM Studio 14 NE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

    • February 16, 2019
    • November 16, 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Aladdin's Cafe, 6310 NE 33rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97211

    Join us for our belly dance showcase at Aladdin's Cafe. Divine Mediterranean cuisine with outstanding service. Come support the beautiful dancers. Lineup to be posted. https://www.facebook.com/Zantheas.bellydance/ 

     Hosted by Zantheas and Aladdin's Cafe. No cover. Family friendly! Please call for reservations: (503) 546-7686.

    If you are an experienced belly dancer (any style) and would like to dance, please email us at zantheas.bellydance@gmail.com.

    • March 16, 2019
    • March 07, 2020
    • 52 sessions



    $15 A DROP IN OR $40 A MONTH

    • 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!

    • November 17, 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • The Rogue Eastside Pub, 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 back room (The Barrel Room) at The Rogue Eastside Pub and Pilot Brewery, 928 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214. Minors are welcome.

    • December 07, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • New Expressive Works 810 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214

    Portland Bellydance Guild Winter Showcase

    Doors open at 6:30, show at 7:00 PM

    Featuring Amazing Local Talent & Proud PBG Members

     Darshan, Elinore Eaton, Miriam, Morgan Fay, Ashley López & Rachel Smith, Ella Moore, Jules Barrera, Laura Blake, Mia Donna, Radeyah Vashti, Sitara Razaqi Lones, and Souzana Van Horn!

    To buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/78569035099

    • December 08, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • New Expressive Works 810 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214


    Sunday, December 8th, 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.

    Purchase workshop tickets at Eventbrite

    12:00-2:00 p.m. 

    • Go with the Flow: Finger Cymbal Compositions & Improv with Morgan Fay

    • Kinesthesiophilia: For Love of the Feeling of Dance with Darshan

    2:30-4:30 p.m. 

    • Sword Secrets with Elinore

    • Makeup for Dancers with Miriam

    Instructor Bios & Workshop Descriptions


    Miriam is a Portland native, but spent half her career in Miami, Florida, working as a professional makeup artist and hair stylist for production and photography sets. She is a former MAC makeup artist who yearned for independence, and sought out her own agent and was signed by FORD Artists. Miriam’s work has been seen nationally and internationally. She has been performing as a dancer for many years. Miriam currently practices the art of makeup artistry and eyelash enhancements at Wink Lash Parlor in SE Portland. She pleased and honored to be invited once again by The Portland Bellydance Guild, to share her knowledge and experience with our dance community.

    Workshop: Makeup for Dancers

    FIRST 5 people to sign up receive a complimentary pair of strip lashes to take home!

    In this fun workshop, Miriam will prepare you to put your "best face forward" both in life, and onstage! She will break down the principles of highlight and contour in a comprehensive way, discuss skincare basics, how to find your ideal brow shape, brushes, color theory, and recommend some of her tried-and-true favorite products with serious staying power!

    Please bring to the workshop:

    - TWO foundations (liquid or cream) or concealers: ONE two shades darker, AND one two shades lighter than you skin tone, plus your usual foundation that matches your skin tone.

    - One shade of highlighter

    - 2 Blending sponges (Real Techniques (TM) makes a great orange one and can be found at the drug store!)

    - Cleansing wipes for the face.

    - Your favorite light moisturizer.

    (Optional additional: lip color, mascara, brow color, loose setting powder)

    Morgan Fay

    Morgan Fay is a Raqs Sharki and Fusion belly dancer based in Portland. She is a member of the Portland Salimpour Collective, as well as Baksana. She is currently studying with Claudia, Henna, and Suhaila Salimpour. Morgan is also studying darbuka and riq.

    Workshop: Go with the Flow: Finger Cymbal Compositions & Improv 

    Let's dive deep into finger cymbal skills! We'll discuss concepts for creating finger cymbal compositions and how to support and connect with your music, whether the music is recorded or live. We'll also take a moment to discuss finger cymbal improvisation and play some games to get you exploring new patterns and sounds with your cymbals.


    With over 25 years of substantial dance adventures under her belt, Darshan has come to enjoy a truly multidimensional relationship with Dance. From theater, to parade, to education space, to ritual, to activism, to exercise, to physical and energetic rehabilitation - Darshan has guided thousands on different parts of their dance paths. Her creative and engaging approach has helped expand horizons for many dancers who have gone on to various forms of success and love in dance, as well as those who have taken their dance to empower internal processes, not to mention those who’ve wanted to use their love of dance in service to global and local causes, and those who just wanted to feel their bodies move. Everyone receives the gift they need from Dance.

    Darshan credits her most influential mentors in Middle Eastern dance forms: Dalia Carella in NYC, with global and theatrical tendencies; Paulette Rees-Denis in Portland OR, with stylized Tribal; Aurelia in Portland with joyful charismatic American Cabaret. Other studies include Flamenco, Latin, Capoeira, Samba, Afro-Cuban and African diaspora, Kathak, Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Swing, aerial, and more, plus movements of martial arts and yoga.

    Currently working as a chiropractic physician specialized in movement as medicine, and teaching hot yoga a few times a month, Darshan continues her research deep into the nuances of facilitating the movement of energy, and brings the distilled juices of that work to you, in a tall curved glass, to drink your fill.

    Workshop:“Kinesthesiophilia: For love of the feeling of Dance”

    Join Darshan for a combo-driven foray into authentic movement that feels right and tells a story.


    Elinore Eaton has been dancing her entire life. As a teen, she saw Rossah Bendahman's Hand of Fatima Dance Tribe perform in Santa Cruz, California and fell in love with the magic, illusion, and energy that is unique to bellydance. She has since studied many styles of bellydance with world-renowned teachers through the years in AmCab, Egyptian, folkloric, tribal fusion, ATS, and is most influenced by Salimpour Formats. Elinore is currently Level 2 certified in both Suhaila and Jamila Salimpour Formats, and has several other dance certifications under her belt. She has always loved dancing with props and it is a part of her dance passion to excel at the drama and creativity that props can bring to a performance, and sword dancing has been one of her favorites.

    Workshop: Sword Secrets

    Would you love to bellydance with a sword but are nervous that it will hinder your performance, or that it just won't be enjoyable or right for you? I will share sword secrets and fundamentals to help improve your confidence and bring that next level beauty and excitement of the sword to your dance. We will learn how to make sword balancing easier and more fun, performance do's and don'ts, transitions, and balance practices, as well as a few sword specific dance combos to mix and match into your shows. Come ready to move, explore, and have fun!

    This class is focused on sword technique, performance, and dance combos rather than bellydance movement breakdowns, so at least one year of bellydance is recommended.

    I will have several wooden mock swords on hand, but the real thing will help to really understand weight and control, so please bring your favorite balanced scimitar to class if you have one.  

    Here is a link for a great sword supplier: https://www.atlantabellydance.com/store/SwordsCanes.html. You may find some options on Amazon.com as well.

    • December 15, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Tango Berretin - 6305 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206

    Caravan Heart Tribal bellydance hosts their annual winter holiday celebration, with sponsorship from the Portland Bellydance Guild.

    Some food provided, and hosted wine by donations. Pot luck encouraged.

    Dance Performances and live music as well as open dancing!

    Vending: Roving Horse Henna, Golden Horn and Dark Fusion Boutique

    • 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

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 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
January 27, 2019 Portland Bellydance Guild Monthly Meeting
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 25, 2017 Roving Horse Henna Small Business Saturday Open House and Salon
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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