Shimmy and Shake at the Hawai‘i Belly Dance Convention

Learn more about the belly dance culture at various venues on Oct. 8–12.




From a shimmy showcase to a marketplace of costumes and Middle Eastern wares, the 11th annual Hawai‘i Belly Dance Convention, held at different venues around town Oct. 8–12, covers all aspects of belly dance culture. Expect to see dancers from all over the world as well as local acts, such as Shakti Dance Movement, pictured here. And you don’t have to be a dancer to participate: A new, free workshop is targeted for beginners of all ages. To see the performance schedule or to purchase tickets, visit