Siobhan and Greenstone Belly Dance are ecstatic to announce that we’ll be hosting Shems (USA) to teach a saidi workshop and perform at our winter hafla in Delft in January 2019! Read on for all the details.

Greenstone Belly Dance Winter Hafla Delft Netherlands 2019 (2)

Shems is a professional belly dance instructor and performer currently residing in Enschede. Previously based in Baltimore, Maryland, Shems directed the professional dance company Barakaat, taught regular classes and workshops, produced theatrical dance events, and was a popular performer at regional venues and national events. Shems has studied with several internationally renowned Middle Eastern dance instructors, and has been honored to perform with world-class musicians. Shems honors the many beautiful cultural dance traditions of the Middle East and North Africa and continues to learn, practice, and share the joy that they bring her with others.

Open-level dance workshop with Shems (USA), followed by Winter Hafla (casual belly dance party/show!)
Buurthuis de Wending, Raamstraat 67, Delft
Saturday January 19, 2019
Workshop Details:
Open-level Saidi workshop with Shems (canes provided for those who register in advance). 30 euro before January 6, 2019, 35 euro thereafter.
Hafla Details:
A fun, casual event, this hafla (the arabic word for “party”) will allow dancers and non-dancers alike to mingle, have a shimmy, and enjoy belly dance performances .From 19:00 onwards, nibbles provided. Spectator tickets are 7 euro (payment via bank transfer or exact change only; performers do not pay entry).
To Register: Simply visit Greenstone Belly Dance’s event page.

Saidi Workshop and Hafla with Shems (USA) in Delft, Netherlands. Greenstone Belly Dance.

A special thank you to Luna and for sharing our event on their website. Check it out to stay up to date with belly dance events around the world!

Things are getting busy in the lead up to Christmas and the New Year here in the Netherlands! I’ve been performing at several private and public events, and I’m organising the 2019 belly dance class roster. If you want to learn belly dance in Holland next year, stay tuned, as Greenstone Belly Dance will be offering classes in multiple locations!

At the beginning of this month, I danced to a favourite classic at MounaMay’s 10 year anniversary show in Den Haag – the beautiful Lissa Fakir! Watch it below!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope those of you in the Northern hemisphere are keeping warm, and that those of you in the Southern hemisphere are starting to get some more sun!

As many of you know, this year I made the big move to the Netherlands from Montréal, Canada. I have to admit, one of the things that made me most sad about leaving Montréal was leaving the vibrant, thriving, and high-level dance scene.

However, I’m really excited to be getting involved in the Dutch dance scene, and I’ve been so pleased to find that dancers here are friendly, welcoming, and warm! 😀

I had a great time getting to meet a whole lot of dance students, performers and teachers last month at Festival Oriental Impressions, and it was great to chat and watch everyone dance!

I performed a piece that Leyana and I choreographed as a duet for my leaving hafla in Montréal – so it’s a nice little nod to my Montréal dance life while embracing the new dance scene here in the Netherlands. 😉


Are you looking to organise a Christmas party, end-of-year work function, or any other corporate event in the Netherlands to celebrate the New Year? Make your event unforgettable with a professional belly dance performance! Enquire now to find out about our different performance packages available across Holland.

A professional belly dance performance from Greenstone Belly Dance in the Netherlands will set your event apart and make it unforgettable! Enquire now for Christmas party and corporate e

Bent u op zoek naar een kerstfeest, eindejaarsfeest of een ander bedrijfsevenement in Nederland om het nieuwe jaar te vieren? Maak uw evenement onvergetelijk met een professionele buikdansoptreden! Informeer nu naar onze verschillende voorstellingspakketten die in Nederland verkrijgbaar zijn. 

Happy Monday, everyone!

In case you missed it over on our Facebook page, Siobhan’s performance from this year’s edition of Tribal Momentum in Montreal, Canada is now online!

Siobhan originally performed a semi-choreographed version of this piece to a small group of dancers in the Laurentians at Aziza of Montreal’s 2017 Dream Camp with Shahrzad. So here it is, revamped and souped up for Tribal Momentum – hope you enjoy!