Best Festivals to Get Your Groove Back: Bellydance Edition

Are you looking for your next bellydance fix? In need of some workshops, some dancer camaraderie, some shopping therapy, and some delicious Middle Eastern foods? Check out this great list of bellydance festivals that will help you get your groove back!

Art of the Belly – Ocean City, Maryland (USA)

Fun, inspirational, and all inclusive! This is what AOTB is all about. Since 2011 we have been bringing all genre's and levels of belly dancers together to experience the warm, friendly and supportive atmosphere that is Art of the Belly. We absolutely LOVE our attendees and strive to give all a chance to perform in front of one of the best audiences on the East Coast! 3 Shows, 2 Intensives, and numerous Workshops with some of the Top Teachers in the World. We are a mini-vacation, educational experience and family reunion all rolled into one! Come join us and become part of the AOTB family!

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Bellydance Blossom Festival – Toronto, Canada

The Bellydance Blossom Festival is an all-immersive experience where international dance artists and scholars engage with each other in creative collaborations and meaningful discourse.

Internationally known Master Teachers are invited to teach, perform and participate in discussions where possible. All registrants are highly encouraged to participate as a dance artist, choreographer or speaker in one or more of the various categories; Collaborative Works, Explorative Works, Blossom Talks, and Panel Discussions.

All participants are encouraged to take part in all discussions. Collaborative and Explorative artists will explain their creative process while working across international borders and across genres and styles.

The Austin Belly Dance Convention – Austin, Texas (USA)


The Austin Belly Dance Convention has been bringing together the Middle Eastern dance and Belly Dance community since its inception. Cabaret, folklore, and tribal dances are all represented by our collection of hand-picked performers and instructors from across the globe.

Celebrate or find your own style. 50+ hours of workshops over the course of three days. Two Evening Gala shows with professional dancers and Afternoon Shows open to any performer. Find your perfect new costume, dance accessory, and music. Learn, perform, and shop all under one roof and experience everything our convention has to offer!

Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition – Anaheim, California

Luscious choreographies, tantalizing technique classes, inspiring lectures provided by the icons of the BDUC judging panel. Learn to be the best version of yourself and all that you can be by learning from the producers and executive judging panel of BDUC. The gold standard of competitive events.

Sirens Fest – Sebastopol, California (USA)

Our 10th year is going to be a good one! Two years ago we moved to our new Space at Sirens Studio & Theater and it's a great fit. We also changed our name from North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar to the new "Sirens Fest". We are excited to offer one pass price with so many things included; Over 100 performers, Fire Show, Shuttle service, After Dark party, Competition, Dj, Live Dance Music, with no extra fees!

Rakkasah West & Rakkasah East – Concord, California (West) & Somerset, New Jersey (East)

Two stages of dancing, vendors, and workshops! The oldest bellydance festival around!