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 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 (Albany)
Auckland CBD (Wellesley St)
West Auckland (Western Springs)
Central/South Auckland Mt Eden (Dominion Rd)
Birkdale (Flynn Str)
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The Rhythm Divine
Phoenix Belly Dance is proud to present ’The Rhythm Divine’. Featuring high quality student, professional and international dancers for one performance only.
Choreographed by Candice Frankland, The Rhythm Divine is all about the enchanting melodies and music of the Middle East, paired with elegant dancers in exquisite costumes. The dancers have been tasked with representing the folkloric rhythms and styles in new and modern interpretations as we traverse through the depths and mesmerising art of Oriental dance. Allow yourself to sit back and let the music wash over you, as you get lost in the swirls of colour, fabric, and movement.
Early Bird tickets until 15 Sep $25
Adults after 15 Sep $29 / Kids,Seniors $17 / Door Sales $35
We are once again raising funds for the North Shore Women's Centre that provides essential support services for women. These services include a free legal clinic, counselling, social work, information and referral and holiday programmes for young women who suffer from domestic violence and related difficulties. Please bring your wallets and purses to bid on our auction items at the show. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the cause.
If you have any items you wish to sponsor, please get in touch with us at email@example.com .
Journey Through Egypt Course - Phoenix Belly Dance 7th Annual Retreat
Announcing the 2017 Special Edition Retreat with the internationally renowned Dance Ethnologist Sahra Saeeda, who will be presenting 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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2017 Term Dates
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 and Mt Eden! Check out our timetable, pricing, and term dates and before the spots fill up. Fill out the registration form here.
Belly Dance Retreat with Anasma
We had the most fun ever at the 6th Annual Retreat with Anasma! Check out the video that pretty much encapsulated the fun we had on the right!
We also announced the 7th Special Edition Retreat with the internationally renowned Sahra Saeeda who will be presenting the Journey Through Egypt Level 1 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.
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!