- Belly dancers compete to live music chosen on the spot -
- Live judge feedback and a voting audience -
- Delicious dinner and beverages -
- And so much more! -
Belly Dance Off is a full-scale interactive show by Suzanna & Friends featuring selected pro belly dancers competing to live music chosen on the spot, with live judge feedback and a voting audience! The audience enjoys delicious dinner and entertainment filled with glamour, education, passion, and traditional Middle Eastern music as dancers enter in their best costumes and perform their hearts out to music randomly drawn from a hat! With live judge feedback, the audience gains insights along with the dancers on the belly dance art form and the secrets of entertaining and polished performance entirely improvised with live music. Together with the judges, they score the dancers and help decide the winners! Audience is also invited to dance with the band at halftime, with a special prize for the best shimmies!
Since founding in 2010, Belly Dance Off has held 23 events in 8 venues across 3 cities. Each event has featured a different mix of dancers, musicians, and judges, with a relentless focus on theatrical quality, entertainment, and widespread audience engagement. Check the blog links on the Media page to learn more about the history of this event.
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As far as I'm concerned the real winner last night was the audience, as all the performances were AMAZING!!!” – Bob Armstrong, 2016 Round 3 attendee
Thanks for another great Belly Dance Off! I love that you have live music. I love that the audience gets educated into the deeper appreciation of the art of belly dance. The dancers are really receiving a valuable experience; the ones in the audience as well as on stage. Fun venue and love the video screen! You go girl!" – Delilah Flynn
One of the best shows I've been to in quite a while. Thank you to the performers who gave it your all! You were all wonderful!” – Michael Shipley, 2014 round 2 attendee
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