Jade Belly Dance performances keep audiences entertained; the dancers are continuously adding new dances, props and costumes to their range. Audience contribution is included where suitable to engage people in the act. They are knowledgeable performers in front of large (thousands!). And small audiences alike, tailoring each set to the needs of event organizers. Previous events include the Orara Valley Fair, SCU multicultural festival, Coffs Harbor museum Medieval day 2007/08, Toast Urunga, Mid North Coast Belly Dance Festival, Utopian Dream Dance Festival, WA Middle eastern Dance Festival and various private and corporate events such as work for Centro and Cetnaj. Focusing on a fun, audience interactive style of performance, Jade Belly dance provides an appropriate act for adults and families alike including weddings, birthdays, hen’s nights, multi-cultural events, business openings, Christmas parties, etc.
Jade started studying Middle Eastern Dance in 1999 at the Awalim School of Middle Eastern Dance and drumming. As a mother, Jade has particular interest in teaching children and teenagers. She began teaching adult classes in 2003 and children in 2004. “What I love most about this style of dance is that it allows dancers a great range of imaginative freedom. And is appropriate for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. You can use it simply as a form of exercise to keep fit and healthy, a way of picking up a few moves to use on the dance floor. As a device to express yourself creatively” says Jade.
She has a great love of the folkloric style of the dance but also enjoys Egyptian, Bellynesian, & ethnic synthesis. Her specialties include finger cymbals, sword dancing and Polynesian / belly dance fusion (Bellynesian). Click here for more info on Jade or here for more photos.