Phoenix Belly Dance is a multi-award-winning entertainment company and dance troupe based in Auckland, New Zealand. We love sharing the art of Middle Eastern dance through our classes, workshops, and performances that fuse contemporary concepts with the traditional roots of belly dance. Candice Frankland, the Director, has had the privilege of performing and teaching overseas, and has been working hard at growing the community and elevating belly dance in New Zealand to be taken as a serious dance form through extraordinary performances, theatre shows, collaborative projects, hosting international teachers and the annual Weekend Belly Dance Retreat featuring Aziza, Hadia, Irina Akulenko, Joana Saahirah, and more.
We also offer large scale performances by our team of professional belly dancers for hire for corporate functions, festivals, concerts, and theatre productions. We take care of the hassle of entertaining your guests with stunning costumes, dynamic group and solo dances and interactive fun!
Our belly dance teachers are among the best in NZ and we offer belly dance classes in Central, South, West Auckland and the North Shore, in Albany, Birkdale, Western Springs, CBD, Newmarket and Mt Eden.
Our awards include:
• Best Nationwide Entertainment Company by People’s Choice Awards, Corporate Events and Wedding Guide (NZ)
• Trained by the Stars Award (Istanbul, Turkey)
• Winners of the Jambalaya Dance Festival Competition (NZ/Sydney)
• Belly Dance Evolution International Competition Winner (Los Angeles/Sydney)
• Viva Eclectika 2013 Asia Vision Cup (NZ)
Our vision is to develop and encourage participation by women and young girls of all walks of life to take part in the art of belly dance by providing regular classes, workshops, and performance opportunities. The relationships developed within the belly dance community, which include students of all ages and abilities, families, performers and teachers, are a vital influence on the success of this growing art form, and are life-changing for those who experience these bonds of friendship. Therefore, our mission is to promote a fun learning environment and supportive performance demonstrations, with pride, passion, and grace.
Looking for regular classes?
We offer lessons in the following locations:
North Shore (Birkdale)
Auckland CBD (Wellesley St)
West Auckland (Western Springs)
Central/South Auckland Mt Eden (Dominion Rd)
City Fringe (Newmarket)
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2018 Term Dates are out
Our belly dance teachers are among the best in NZ and we offer belly dance classes in Central, South, West Auckland and the North Shore, in Birkdale, Western Springs, CBD, Newmarket and Mt Eden! Check out our timetable, pricing, and term dates and before the spots fill up. Fill out the registration form here.
Phoenix Belly Dance Annual Retreat
The 2017 Special Edition Retreat with the internationally renowned Dance Ethnologist Sahra Saeeda, presented the Journey Through Egypt Level 1 Course for the first and only time in New Zealand! Journey Through Egypt 1 is a 20 hour intensive course on the movement, steps, posture, clothing, history, and cultural diffusion in the different regions of Egypt. Sahra’s unique perspective follows how the dance transforms from the homes of the people to the sparkling stages of Cairo and beyond.
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Wedding & Hen's Party Entertainment
Looking for some top-quality entertainment for your hen's party or wedding reception? Look no further- you've come to the experts. With several years of experience, glowing testimonials and an endorsement from Wedding Guide NZ, our team of professional dancers are ready to make your event extra special.
Head over to our performances page to find out more about our pricing options and packages, or fill out the booking form and we'll get back to you with a personalised quote. We can usually accommodate special requests, so don't hesitate to tell us what you have in mind!