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.

Presenter-Only Submissions

Lunchtimes (1:30-2:20pm) and morning (9-9:50am) 50-minute slots

SUBMIT the following to us in an e-mail separate from your Eventbrite registration submission fee:

–       Your topic description (200 words maximum, program-ready, in a paragraph)
–       Website link(s)
–       Bio (200 words max, program-ready)
–       Resume or CV that includes other related presentations or workshops you have given
–       Two references, preferably from event organizers who can speak about your teaching or presentation experience, if we have questions; include phone and email for each.


IF PANEL DISCUSSION PROPOSAL: Description of the panel you’d like to lead as moderator (200 words max, program-ready, that includes one sentence that describes your connection to this topic), and 10-12 questions you’d like to see addressed by panelists.

IF WORKSHOP: 5-minute clip of teaching class, class plan (with realistic time outline and obvious connection to bellydance), resume or CV
A workshop handout for participants is recommended.

IF PAPER/TALK/SLIDESHOW: Written abstract (150 words max)
Resume or CV – list of previous academic and/or professional presentations and work.
For our event, an academic paper talk MUST HAVE Powerpoint or multimedia slideshow (with tech needs worked out with us in advance) or some physical demonstration (like using selected dancers or dancer volunteers), not just reading aloud.
Optional but recommended – video of you presenting at an event or selected pages from your PowerPoint presentation.


TIP BEFORE APPLYING: Look at these links under LUNCHTIME ACTIVITIES 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. We will be offering some morning talks/panels this year as well.

Direct links:


Click HERE to complete the Mainstage Performers 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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