It’s that time of year again. As we finalize our preparations for our 9th Annual World Belly Dance Day Celebration.

Each year we strive to bring you something a little different!

This year is no exception. We are partnering with Bonamia Restaurant in Walker Drive to raise awareness for the Domestic Animal Care.

Jessica and I are proud of the work our students have put in during this first part of the year. And this first opportunity to showcase the students’ progress, is always a much-anticipated event for all of us.

The night is promising to be a yummy evening, full of dance, great food and plenty of beverages (alcoholic or not). Bonamia will be creating a selection of specials for our guest to choose from. Which will include either one free drink or pudding with your main meal.

Based on feedback, from our previous events, where patrons have enjoyed interacting with the dancers. With that in mind, we decided to have a meal with you. So instead of just dancing for you, although it is always fun to be on a big stage, with all the costumes (we did do that last year), we will be sitting and chatting between sets. And there will be plenty of photo opportunities.

PS, make sure you have comfy shoes on – we have a surprise in store for the brave among you.

Melanie Wallis

Melanie started dancing and performing for Janka’s Oriental Dance Studio in 2006.  Under the mentorship of Janka Kliment, Melanie began her training to become an Oriental Dance teacher in 2008 and completed it under Asja Samia in 2011.  Melanie is also a certified health and fitness instructor.   Following Janka’s return to Slovakia in 2013, Melanie and Jessica chose to carry forward the vision of their friend and mentor.  They purchased the studio and continue to teach the art and beauty of the dance to all aspiring belly dancers.