The internet offers a long list of sites that list Belly Dancers HOWEVER, their only requirement is payment to set up a profile on their site. This makes it difficult for you to know if you are truly hiring a legitimate Belly Dance Artist. The dancers who appear on this site have been scouted and screened for talent, technique, experience dedication and legitimacy.. Because we do not collect money from the artists who appear on our site, you can feel confident about hiring a true professional for your next special event.
The first time I saw a Belly Dancer was in a small Greek restaurant in Kelowna British Columbia. I was 16 years old and a student of dance so I was interested in seeing a dance form that I knew nothing about. Well...it was...different. The music was mmm...boring. I know that doesn't sound culturally savvy but do you really want me to lie? Anyway, I'd never seen Belly Dancing before so I had no point of reference. Good, bad...I had no idea. Her costume was...I don't know. I don't remember. My first impression of Belly Dance was...Not impressed.
Fast forward 5 years, by a weird twist of fate, I saw another Belly Dancer perform. She was mesmerizing. Every element of her show moved me. The music went straight to my soul. The costume was, by itself, a work of art. The dancer moved like liquid gold. I had never seen anything like that before. Her performance was playful, flirty, serious, sexy, feminine, artful, cultural, glamorous, sophisticated, down to earth...get the idea? All in one 20 minute set. WOW! I was an instant fan.
Why am I telling you this story? Because it explains my motive for creating BellyDance.World. Clearly, the first performance I saw was not a professional one. If I had never gotten to see that second dancer, I never would have fallen in love with this amazingly beautiful dance form. The point is, my agenda is to do what I can to help you find those wonderful artists who are creating amazing experiences. If you are not familiar with Belly Dance, BellyDance.World is here for you. I am here for you. I have been dancing professionally for more years than I care to say. It's safe to say, 'I know a pro when I see one' and I am scouting them for you so that your first impression of Belly Dance is like my second impression was...WOW! Belly Dance is such a wonderful form of entertainment. Let me introduce you to the artists in our industry who are truly professionals. You won't be disappointed.