Theatrical Bellydance Conference | New York City

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We wish to bring people together, to allow diverse artists to find common ground and interests. This is an environment where dancers of all bellydance styles can work together in classes, learn together and learn from each other. The instructors, who come from a variety of bellydance genres and backgrounds of experience, will be offering workshops that will have something for everyone; not just focused on genre-specific bellydance technique, but more on universals that everyone can feel a part of, and that you can apply to your own work.

Performer-Instructor Submissions

Class slots Fri., Sat., Sun. (workshop slot) or Mon. (master class slot)
This year we are adding a new category to our submissions process, with the goal of identifying 2-4 artists who are strong performers, experienced at teaching, and who are interested in working with us to share their work both in the classroom as well as on the Mainstage. These may be individuals or a duo or group who work together. Those selected will receive mentoring from Ranya and Anasma in developing or tailoring their class material and descriptions for our unique event (as we do with all of the featured conference teachers). If selected, you will have the chance to work in a collaborative way with fellow conference teachers in the development of topical teaching paths for this year (classes that are taught by separate teachers but linked thematically over the course of a day), teach a workshop of your own or in collaboration with Anasma or Ranya, and you will receive a stipend of $100-$150 for your work, as well as complimentary attendance at all other conference workshops. Established and up-and-coming instructors are welcome to apply for these limited slots.


Submit an application for mainstage performance on, then send the following separately in an email to, with PERFORMER-INSTRUCTOR SUBMISSION in the subject heading:

–       Video link to 5-minute clip of teaching class (or let us know what counter numbers to look at); this can be filmed in one of your current classes or at a workshop. If you have a teaching DVD, you may also include a clip from that. The clip(s) do not have to be the same content that you’d be teaching at our event, but if they are, that’s helpful.
–       Your teaching specialties (200 words maximum, does not need to be in complete sentences; the directors will work with you to pick the topic that will fit our event best)
–       Website link(s)
–       Bio (200 words max, program-ready)
–       Resume or CV
–       Written statement of why you’d like to be part of the teaching team at the NYTBC (300 words max)
–       Two references, preferably from event organizers who can speak about your teaching if we have questions; include phone and email for each.
–       Your phone and e-mail for contact. If you are being considered as a finalist for one of these positions, you will need to do a phone or video interview with the directors within two weeks of submitting your application.

TIP BEFORE APPLYING: Look at these links under WORKSHOPS for previous years’ offerings (under the ABOUT link on our site), to get an idea of what types of topics fit well at our event.

Direct links:


Click HERE to complete the Performer-Instructor online submission form.


Questions?  Contact us at

THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK!  We look forward to viewing your work.

—the NYTBC Directorial Team
Ranya Renée, Anasma, & Kelley

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