Should I hire a bellydancer for New Year's Eve?
If you're planning a party, special dinner or event for New Year's Eve it's not too late to hire a bellydancer or a group of dancers and musicians for your event. We pride ourselves in offering the most dynamic shows with the best bellydancers and musicians in Melbourne. If you want to give your guests a special surprise you need a bellydance performance at your New Year's Eve Party.
7 things you need to know when hiring a belly dance performance on New Year's Eve:
Join us for a celebration of live arabic music and bellydance to shimmy us into December! Performances by musicians Aziza Band, led by Phil Gunter and dance by Melbourne Bellydance performers.
This event has limited seating. Tickets on sale now.
Aziza BandVibrant Tribal, Middle Eastern Grooves with:
Phil Gunther has a master's in ethnomusicology and did postgraduate studies at the VCA. Phil performs in various ensembles, including with Melbourne Symphony musicians at the Melbourne Recital Centre, and most of the major Australian festivals. Phil has achieved further training with Master musicians in New York, New Mexico, Turkey, Egypt, India and Australia. “Singing and playing music feeds my soul and are essential for my well being” says Phil
Grant Smith has been performing percussion since the 90’s in live hip-hop, reggae, world music and folk outfits. He has been privileged to tour with renowned international artists such as Horace Andy (Massive Attack) and the Congos and The Abyssinians of Jamaican fame. He brings a unique, dynamic
contemporary style on his beautiful Australian hardwood percussion kit.
Ernie Gruner played with middle-eastern band Yalla! for over 10 years, and has played Arabic and Turkish music since. He plays with Saray Iluminado which includes related Jewish Sephardic and Bosnian Sevdah styles. Ernie plays in Bohemian Nights with Phil Carroll who studied those styles in Egypt and Turkey.
Playing Darabuka and Egyptian Tabla Andrew Kuhlmann specialises in percussion styles from across the Middle East and North Africa. Andrew has played and recorded with a number of Melbourne based outfits including Yalla, Jadida and La Kasbah.
Melbourne Bellydance and Friends
Melbourne Bellydance provides premium bellydance entertainment and dance tuition. We are the home of internationally experienced bellydancers in Melbourne. We only work with the best dancers and musicians to create stunning shows that have entertained a variety of audiences at leading Melbourne restaurants, events, corporate parties and weddings.
We spent a lot of time late last year wondering whether we could ever get back to our events program due to all the restrictions and issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic. We had long discussions about how we could possibly make plans for 2022 and have the safety of our performers and our guests at the forefront of everything we do.
In the end we decided to push ahead, knowing we have the resilience to change plans at the last minute. We also have the confidence that we can run a safe event and ensure our performers are safe as well as our guests.
So here we are, with our first monthly event coming up on the 25th February and plans for a whole year of events. So come and join us! We wont be able to have our guests busting moves on the dance floor but that doesn't stop us standing on our chairs and having a wild time anyway. After all, we are bellydancers, we know how to party!!
Register for our Bellydance Mirage event on the 25th February for a wonderful night of live music, amazing performances and great food from our favourite chefs at Waterfront on the Pier in Port Melbourne.
Strut Studio Open Week celebrates our re-opening for 2022 with a fabulous offer during Open Week. Come and join us for classes in Be3llydance, Reggaeton and Latin fundamentals on the 31st January.
If you're new to Strut use the code FIRST-TIME for a special discount so you can try out a class or even two, and start a new beautiful habit this year, bringing the joy of dance to your week! Not to mention all the new friends you'll make. Be Bold. Feel Beautiful. Do it different in 2022!
Enrolments are now open for our Performance Course in Bellydance. In a 10 week course, learn Bellydance choreography and receive the opportunity to participate in upcoming Bellydance Performances and Video Projects with Melbourne Bellydance. Aimed at intermediate to advanced Bellydance students, our performance team trains for 2 hours each Monday from 7:30 – 9:30pm.
Training sessions are broken up into an hour of technique training with our Intermediate & Advanced students, followed by an hour learning new performance choreography and positioning for performances. The fee for this course includes your 2 hour training session each week, as well as a costume supplied for your performances.
Our performance course this term will focus on a Bellydance fusion choreography including sword work, working towards a live performances starting in July 2021 as well as the opportunity to film a concept video. The course also provides opportunity to participate in future performances with Melbourne Bellydance. With a limited 12 spaces for this course, book now to secure your place.
We are so blessed to say that bellydance performance is back. We are well and truly back performing both bellydance and samba. You can hire a bellydancer or samba group for your party to really create a memorable moment and surprise your guests. Here are some of our recent performances at Deluxe Bar and Aquarius Shisha Lounge and a special performance at Degani in Wendouree.
To book a bellydance performance CLICK HERE
For Samba bookings go to our sister site Strut Studio
We are currently teaching dance online and getting ready to release some exciting online dance courses! If you would like some information about dancing online with us, please contact us or go to StrutStudio.com
If you have ever wanted to learn how to make the silk in your veil dance seamlessly with your own movements in bellydance and how to remain calm and collected while balancing a sword on your head...then this is the workshop for you! I'll be teaching at the Far East Bellydance Festival on Sunday 23rd Sept at 2:15pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!
For more information about the festival go to http://fareastbellydance.com or to book the workshop follow the link below:
I just spent the last two weeks on the set of Channel 7 filming a brand new variety show called "All Together Now". I was lucky enough to be selected from one of 100 singers and entertainers who will be judging contestants as they sing their heart out for a grand prize of $100,000! It was a truly amazing experience and I am looking forward to sharing more information with you as soon as publicity shots are available. In the meantime watch out for glimpses of the promos on Channel 7 and stay tuned for more news soon!
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