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** More coming in every week, so reserve early! **

(Note: not all of my performances are on this page or my calendar; in fact I'm not posting many of the events that are closed to the public. So if you're interested in a certain date, please contact me early to reserve it! Also, different events take different amounts of time, so if something's already posted on your date, contact me and I might still be able to make it, or recommend someone who will do a fantastic job. Thanks!)

Events Archives



January 7: BELLYDANCE GRAND RAPIDS 5th Anniversary Party!
    The former Mayne Studio has changed its name and image -- now we're Bellydance Grand Rapids! To celebrate that and our fifth birthday, we're holding a party on January 7! RSVP to

Jan 21 -- Na'imah performs at Veterans' Benefit


February 11: Bellydance Extravaganza 2 @ Shiraz Grille, featuring Na'imah and the Anandani Dancers as well as Bellydance Grand Rapids students, Sarah Mayne, and the Delkash Dancers!

February 18: AUDITIONS for Anandani Bollywood Dance Troupe. If you missed this day of auditions, contact Na'imah at and sign up for your audition anytime. :D

February 25: Performance in South Haven with Sarah Mayne and the Delkash Dancers.

MARCH 2012

March 10: Costume Exchange and Bellydance Benefit for Thrive Refugee Support Program - hosted by Black Lotus Tribe, Na'imah performs :D

March 10: Tiger Lilly Arabic Language Academy Cultural Presentation by Na'imah: "Music and Dance in Middle Eastern Culture" & Brief Performance

March 14: Na'imah and the Anandani Dancers open the GR Ballet Co "Dance Showcase" for LaughFest! FREE show, 7pm, Wege Auditorium!

March 24: "Sensual Salon" EXCLUSIVE Pampering Party for BDGR Rak Star members -- open to limited non-member ticketholders at $20/ticket. For more information,

March 29: GVSU Bellydance Club "A Night Of Bellydance" - Pere Marquette Room, GVSU Allendale, Kirkhoff Building.

March 31: GVSU Desi Student Union "Bollywood Fever" - Na'imah and Anandani Dancers perform, GVSU Allendale campus.

APRIL 2012

April 7: Na'imah performs @ Boheme April Fool's Hafla - tickets available

April 12: Na'imah teaches "Bollywood Night" at Albion College, 9 - 11pm - for more information, or call 616-862-1900

April 14: "Timeless Dance" Habibi Workshop / Show, Lansing - tickets and registration at

April 21: Na'imah teaches/performs "Bellydance on the Quad" at Albion College, time TBD - for more information, or call 616-862-1900

May 2012

MAY -- NO SUNDAY CLASSES AT BDGR IN MAY-- **SUNDAY ONLY**!! Sunday classes will happen on the regular schedule in April and June, and all other weekday classes will continue as usual in May, except for May 2 (Wednesday). :D

May 2 (Wednesday): NO WEDNESDAY 7pm CLASS!! Class will still meet 4x in May. :)

May 2 - 6: Na'imah attending International Bellydance Conference of Canada, Toronto Canada -- information and registration available at ***CONGRATULATIONS TO ANANDANI DANCERS FOR BEING SELECTED TO PERFORM ON MAIN STAGE!!***

May 13: Happy Mother's Day!

May 18 - 19: Planet Bellydance, Lansing: Na'imah will be teaching a "NO-SEW GLITZY GLAM SHOES" class, in which you'll learn to create quick and easy sparkly custom dance shoes to match *any* costume -- and you can use this technique on ANY CLOTH SHOES for ANY EVENT!! Sign up early, this class will be SURE to fill. :D
  • May 18: Anandani Dancers perform at Planet Bellydance
  • May 19: Na'imah performs at Planet Bellydance


    May 26 - 27: Na'imah attends / performs at Dahlia Carella workshop in South Bend, IN - information and registration available at

    JUNE 2012

    JUNE 6 (Wednesday): NO WEDNESDAY 7pm CLASS!! We will meet at a later time TBD for make up class.

    June 3 - 10: Na'imah attends / performs at Cassandra's Weeklong Intensive Workshop in Minneapolis, MN - more information at

    JULY 2012

    July 28 - 29: Na'imah Workshops in Indianapolis: "The Indiana State Association of Middle Eastern Teachers and Dancers (ISAMETD) is pleased to announce a two day workshop by Na'imah, featuring workshops on Bellydance and Bollywood style dancing." More information at

    AUGUST 2012

    August 4-5: Na'imah performs at "Shimmy in the Grain" workshops and show in Wisconsin

    August 18: Na'imah attends hip-hop workshop with Bird Clarkson and performs in "Tribal Heat" gala show, Saginaw MI

    SEPTEMBER 2012

    September 12 - 16: Na'imah attends and performs at Oasis Dance Retreat in Traverse City, MI

    Sept. 28: Rak Star party event "Harem Nights" @ Bellydance Grand Rapids

    Sept. 29: "Perfect Stage Makeup with Na'imah" and "Bollywood Sew & So" workshops at Bellydance Grand Rapids -- Sign up online here!!

    Sept. 30: AUDITIONS for October's Community Showcase at Dog Story Theatre on October 11 -- For more information, email naimahdance at gmail dot com!!

    OCTOBER 2012

    October 4, 7pm: The Anandani Dancers will be performing from 7 - 7:30pm at Mosaic Space's Art 2 Art Expo -- more info available on FB, or email Na'imah at naimahdance at gmail dot com for more info!! Mosaic Space, in conjunction with ArtPrize, is hosting this downtown large scale bazaar featuring over 5o local artists, designers, crafters, musicians, just oh my gosh, COME SEE IT. If you can't make Anandani's show on Thursday, I hear the Knotty Bits Sideshow is performing on Wednesday night, WHICH IS AWESOME. :D

    October 6, 10pm: Na'imah bellydances in "Cirque Du Mosaic" at Mosaic Space in downtown Grand Rapids. Performing with many other acts!! More info at

    October 11, 12, 13: "Tales from the Sultan's Tent" - a multi-night Bellydance and Bollywood Extravaganza at Dog Story Theater in downtown Grand Rapids, featuring Anandani Dancers and Na'imah, Sarah Mayne and the Delkash Dancers, Bellydance Grand Rapids' students in our Thursday night student show, and many MANY guest artists - the roster is currently at 25 dnacers, and we're not done yet - an event like this comes along only once in a great while, and it's just too good to miss. Tickets available at Dog Story Theater's website. More information at BDGR's website.

    NOVEMBER 2012

    Nov. 16, 17, 18: Na'imah teaches, and Na'imah and Anandani perform at the Great Lakes Bellydance Convention in Lansing MI. Na'imah is once again teaching at the GLBC! This year she's teaching one of the featured two-hour choreography slots, and she's teaching a Bollywood Burlesque Choreography -- snaky and flirty and ust a litle naughty. :D SIGN UP NOW -- CLASSES ARE ALMOST FULL, including Na'imah's class!!


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