Desert Veils Dancers

News And Events

BellyTalk - April 2018

Hi Everyone,

Autumn days and darker days still have lovely days like today.

I went to the MEDANZ festival in Napier. I hadn't been to Napier for about 30 years or more so good to see again. The earthquake area in the Museum and Art Gallery was interesting and reminded me again of how it was in Christchurch. Interestingly Napier rebuilt within 22 months and we are at 7 years with still a way to go!!!  The Festival was small and friendly  - good to catch up other dancers as always, do some different workshops with our lovely NZ teachers and the guest Saqra from Seattle, USA, and  importantly MEDANZ did not close down. Somehow I am now treasurer so be interesting to see where it all goes for the next year.

On Wednesdays I will teach a beginners class -"from the Beginning" to  people new to the dance and to catch them up to our regular beginners class. This will be 6 weeks for $60 from May 16th.

The Gypsy Ball  for 2018 will be July 7th you are guaranteed of fun and dancing from performances and the ever popular Gypsy Ball Band or some other name they are thinking of-Asphalt Brothers and Darin Young - for you to dance the night away

The lovely Rachael  aka  the Ruby Lady is leaving our shores for Canada and we hope she finds fun and dancing there. She will be missed for the colour and energy she added to the Christchurch bellydance scene.

Events Coming Up

MEDANZ festival 2018 is in Napier 13th - 15th April. featuring Saqra from the USA.

Soul Star Tribe Hafla is on 26th May in association with workshops featuring Christine Haviland 

Desert Veils Gypsy Ball 7th July

TribalDiva are hosting April Rose from the USA on the 28-29th July




Beginners Bellydance is on Tuesdays at 7.15 - 8.15pm. Please let me know if you would like to come along. Always happy to have new students. Starts again on 3rd October.

Advanced Bellydance
is on Tuesdays at 6 - 7.15pm.

Intermediate Bellydance
is on Wednesdays at 6.15 - 7.15pm.

Belly Noir  is our 'fusion' class on Wednesdays at 7.15pm come along to try the funky moves that distinguish this style. This class is on hold for the moment

Sonidos Flamenco classes are on Mondays from 6-7.30pm you would like to come along to these flamenco classes. Chad plays guitar for these classes and it great to learn with live music.

Events Coming Up  
Gypsy Ball 2017     -   July 7th
tickets - $15
available from:  03 3370683
                (021 344 455)
                (021 341 230)
BYO everything               

Chrystal Palace is available for hire - contact Farida (

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Annual Desert Veils Dancers End of Year Hafla/Party


Early December
  from 7.00pm

Chrystal Palace, 12 Chrystal St.

Tickets:  $ (children under 5 years - free)
from Farida
ph 3372683 or 021344455 or


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