Tag Archives: Belly Dancing

Tattoo Convention

Tattoo Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah, Salt Palace, Art, Fashion, Drawing, Illustration, Children's Activities, Belly dancing, Gypsy, Workshops

The Salt Lake City Tattoo Convention continues to feature a select group of world-class artists showcasing a variety of styles and techniques.

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2013 March 22-24
Exhibit Hall 5

2011 February
Salt Palace Convention Center 100 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101  (801) 534-4777

Salt Lake Greek Festival

Greek Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah, Dancing, Music, Food, Family, EntertainmentCome experience authentic foods, and exciting entertainment at Salt Lake City’s annual Greek Festival. The lively event often attracts up to 50,000 attendees and also features art displays and both 5K and 10K runs.

OPA!! Welcome to the Greek Festival. Here you will witness a variety of traditional Greek folk dances performed by our dance groups. The suite of dances will consist of Pan-Hellenic dances (danced throughout Greece with regional variances) and dances from the mainland and islands.

The most popular form of the Greek folk dance is the open circle, with regular handhold position, moving counter-clockwise. Next is the straight line with arms on shoulders of adjacent dancers. The third form is the curved-line dance with the basket-weave hold.

Meeting of the Tribes

Jason and Ar-Ar Belly Dancing, Salt Lake city, Meeting of the Tribes, Masonic TempleBelly Dancers Showcase Shimmies at Masonic Temple April 23, 2011

There is no shortage of chances to see belly dance performances in this valley, with the large number of belly dancing groups, classes and associations available. But the Meeting of the Tribes is one the biggest belly-dancing performance of the year, encompassing “tribes” throughout the state in an extravaganza, Saturday, April 23, of more than three hours at the Masonic Temple Auditorium, 650 East South Temple, 1-4:30 pm.

Performers include Juana Ghani Gypsy band, Moroccan Winds, Isis, Christopher, & Katherine, Perizada,Troupe Tarab, Oryantal Dansi, Belly Dancing By Thia, Scimitar, Sahara Dreams, Amaya Saltana, Gypsy Flame, Sight of Water Dance Studio, Celeste and Amura.

Admission is $7 at the door.

  • Masonic Temple
    650 East South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84102 (801) 363-2936

Belly Dance for the Birds

Belly Dancing for the Birds, Wasatch Avian Education Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, Shahravar Belly DancingThe Wasatch Avian Education Society (W.A.E.S.) and Shahravar are pleased to announce Belly Dance for the Birds, a Middle Eastern dance showcase and fundraiser for avian education along the Wasatch Front on Saturday, April 30th from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the UOU Post Theater.

Enjoy some of Utah’s top professional belly dancers including Shahravar and her students including Susan Kelly, president of W.A.E.S. along with shimmering veils, singing cymbals, sharp swords and a fantastic variety of inspiring performances.

There will also be a silent auction for an assortment of gift baskets, gift certificates, and artwork by local artists.

Wasatch Avian Education Society is a registered nonprofit organization in the State of Utah, located in the Salt Lake City area. 2011 marks the 17th year of service to the community and the exotic birds that are so much a part of our lives. They are dedicated to the study and keeping of birds, with an emphasis on having parrots as pets. They also offer rescue and adoption services.

Shahravar will be celebrating her 20th year in Belly Dance! She began studying and performing Middle-Eastern Dance styles in 1991. Her dance background includes Egyptian Cabaret, Turkish, American Tribal, Saudi Folk, Khallegy, Tunisian, and Lebanese Debke line dances. She began teaching in 1993. She’s a founding and current member of Habibi Habibi, a professional Middle Eastern style dance troupe. Shahravar also created the Shah Sitara Collaborative in 2005. In 2009, she was awarded “Best Fusion Belly Dance” by City Weekly. She now teaches a variety of classes throughout the Salt Lake Valley and opened her Urban Gawazii Belly Dance studio in 2009.

Tickets for the event are $10.00 and will be available at www.slcbellydance.com, www.wasatchavian.com/specialevent.html or at the door the night of the show. All proceeds go to Wasatch Avian Education Society..

Post Theater (University of Utah, 245 South Fort Douglas Boulevard, Bldg 636)