How To Plan Smooth-Running Belly Dance Events

October 2, 2014 2 Comments

This is the latest installment in the occasional series, “Raks Me A Question” where I answer bellydancers’ questions about learning, teaching, performing or doing business in Bellydance Land. If you’ve got a dilemma, an obstacle you haven’t found your way around or a sticky situation and you’d like some advice – just send it in ! You may find your answer in the next installment of “Raks Me A Question”!

From monthly haflas to full-blown theater belly dance shows, there are a lot of logistics for a show producer to handle! Being the coordinator of such an event is really a big job, and it often involves a fair amount of headaches and frustration before you get the applause. That’s the topic of this edition of “Raks Me A Question”…

A Daily Bellydance Quickies subscriber wrote…

“I host a small local event. For the most part it’s smooth sailing and the dancers are great to work with, but every now and then we get someone who just ignores the rules of the event or needs a lot of hand holding. Do you have any advice for expressing and enforcing the event guidelines in a way that doesn’t make me look like a big ‘ol meanie?

– Hijacked Host

I’ve hosted everything from class haflas to full-day festivals with over 100 dancers – I can truly relate to this question! Here’s what I have to say…



Do you have any suggestions to add if you’ve been a show producer or a participant in a show? Share them in the comments below…


Mahin (121 Posts)

Professional instructor and performer of Middle Eastern belly dance, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and author or the “Daily Bellydance Quickies”. Belly Dance Artrepreneur, Workshop instructor, performer, event producer, and bellydance writer.

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