Friday, August 19, 2011

Miami Bellydance Convention 2011!

What is the Miami Bellydance Convention, you ask? Are you kidding?! International belly dancer - and the best boss ever! - Nathalie Zarate brings a highly anticipated weekend of belly dance competition and performance every Labor Day Weekend (September 2 - 5) to Miami, FL! It's only the BIGGEST belly dance event in Miami! Already known for great food, dynamic culture, beautiful beaches and hot climate, the MBC brings even more HEAT to South Florida.

The Miami Bellydance Convention has grown each and every year, bringing talented instructors and performers from all over the world to share their interpretation of the dance we have all come to know and love, teaching workshops to eager belly dance enthusiasts from beginner-level to seasoned dancers.

So what should everyone look forward to in 2011?
  • Change of venue! The 4th annual MBC will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Miami
  • Bigger dance spaces (workshops)
  • A wider variety of vendors and merchandise
  • A fierce fashion show
  • Pre-gala formal cocktail reception
  • An amazing gala show featuring worldwide talent
  • Open preliminary competition
  • After-parties!!

The cast of MBC 2011 include the following*:

*For a complete instructor list, please visit

  • Yvonne Pereira (Winner, MBC 2010)
  • Joana Saahirah (Egypt)
  • Mayra Huzid (Argentina)
  • Belly Queen (New York)
  • Moriah Chappell (USA)
  • Renata Lobo (Brazil)
  • Lacey (USA)
  • Valerick Molinary (Puerto Rico) and many more!

The competition is going to be ON FIRE this year. With amateur and professional categories, there's a little something for everyone. If you want to push yourself and your craft to the next level, be sure to register for MBC 2012's competition. 2011 categories are officially CLOSED.

If you plan to attend the Miami Bellydance Convention this year and are interested in reserving a room at the Hyatt Regency, you must do so by August 22nd before the rates increase. Take advantage of the discounted rate NOW!

DO NOT miss this event! If for one reason or the other you can't make it this year, there will be an even bigger, better Miami Bellydance Convention in 2012. The Saturday evening professional gala show will be available for viewing online so join the MBC Facebook Fan Page for upcoming details on how to watch the show from the comfort of your living room.

On a personal note, I lived in Atlanta when the MBC started so I haven't really experienced it. I took one workshop last year, which was my only exposure to the event. I must say that I cannot WAIT for Labor Day Weekend. I will be working/performing at this year's MBC and look forward to what will prove to be nothing short of an amazing experience. Don't wait three years like I did. Get your butts down to Miami and experience the MBC!

A glimpse of MBC 2010

What to expect in 2011

Important links:

MBC Facebook Fan Page

Hyatt Regency Online Reservations

See you at the Convention!


Wow, I've really abandoned my "weekly post" weight loss check-ins, eh? Too busy! There is so much going on in my belly dance world! I have not stepped on a scale in days but my jeans are loose!!! Yay! :)