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Bookings are taken throughout the year and up to one year in advance.  We recommend that bookings for July and August are made as soon as possible, in order to avoid disappointment.

* * PLEASE NOTE * * that we charge for our performances

Charges are based on the following factors:
1. Type of Event: Village Fete, WI Group, Private Party, Corporate etc
2. Audience number expected
3. Length of Performance (average set is 20 minutes)
4. Number of Performances
5. Costume change required
6. Distance from our 'dance base'
7. Provision of sound equipment by Mystic Bellydance
8. Themed performances

Guideline examples:
Small local village fete: 2 performances of 15-20 minutes each (approximately 4 dances), first set at 1.30pm and second set at 3pm, plus audience interactive track at the end of the second set: starting from £100 to 150

WI Group: 1 hour session: dance talk, demonstration and dance performance with use hip-scarves for audience interactive, and use of our own sound equipment: starting from £120 to £150

In comparison (averages): DJ hire for a wedding - 5 hours @ £400-£700, Solo Harpist 1 hour performance @ £200-£350, Music/Dance Band £500-£1000, Ladies Haircut and Colour £80!

On occasion we have been known to waiver our dance fees for an event, BUT the circumstances are usually when a troupe member (NOT our general students) is directly involved in the event, or it is to support one of our chosen charities.  We DO NOT make a habit of dancing for free, as this deeply affects the wider belly dance community and damages the work and dedication that we and our dance colleagues put in to offering a carefully planned performance, which reflects our commitment and time.  You are paying for a dance experience based upon our individual and collective artistry.

The funds from our performances are used towards our own troupe projects which can be anything from hosting or taking part in charity dance shows, paying for rehearsal space for performances, or further dance education.

How you can book Mystic Bellydance:
1.  Contact the
Troupe Director to discuss your event
2.  Complete the required booking form & enclose a 20% deposit
3.  Advise the Troupe Leader on performance times
4.  Final payment is to be handed to the Troupe Leader on the day

If you provide us with details of your event, we will cross-promote this using our various media outlets and contacts.  We are happy to provide you with promotional information or photographs, should this be necessary.


30th - Fun Day in Aldeburgh

27th - Hafla in Great Bromley, Colchester

4th - Village Fete in Rendham
12th - Family Fun Day in Ufford

31st - Village Fete in Rendlesham


15th October - Essex event TBA

7th - Hafla (Essex) 
28th - Hafla in Suffolk


YouTube Video

Leela (Mystic Bellydance's director) performing at the East Anglian Belly Dance Superstars Charity Show in October 2013, with an improvised routine dedicated to the memory of her mother who passed away earlier in the year.  Only the entrance and first 10 seconds were planned... the rest is an expression of 'in the moment' dancing.

DANCE: GEIA (Show Rehearsal - East Anglian Belly Dance Super Stars)

YouTube Video

We have performed at a number of events over the years, and have listed these by year for your interest.

2014 Performance Schedule
March 19th - Wolsley Theatre Group Meeting: Talk & Performance, Con Club, Ipswich
April 5 & 6th - Woodbridge Mind Body Spirit Event for Life Arts
June 14th - Wickham Market School Fete
July 5th - Eastern Delight Hafla
July 12th - Private Party
July 13th - Ufford Bygones & Family Fun Day (supporting our 2014/2015 charity the St Elizabeth's Hospice)
August 9th - Private Function (Wedding)
September 9th - Private Function (Wedding)
September 13th - Private Function
September 20th - Private Function (Wedding)
October - Wiggle It Hafla
November - Woodbridge MBS Event

2013 Performances
January 9th - Levington WI Performance
March 3rd - Felixstowe MBS with Gypsy Dreams Belly Dance
April 20th/21st - Woodbridge MBS with Gypsy Dreams Belly Dance
April 27th - Felixstowe Dancing Event with Bellylicious Babes
May 26th - Leiston & Aldeburgh SNT Family Fun Day
June 9th - Halesworth Carnival
June 26th - Bucklesham WI Performance
July 6th - Woodbridge Carnival & Performance
July 13th - Trimley Carnival & Performance
July 14th - Ufford Bygones & Family Fun Day
July 20th - Brook Farm Family Fun Day
August 10th - Felixstowe Carnival Procession & Performance
August 26th - Rendlesham Village Fete Performance
September 7th - Boyton Village Fete Performance
October 5th - East Anglian Belly Dance Superstars Charity Show
October 19th - Wiggle It Charity Dance Show (Clacton)
October 26th - Shiva 'n' Sheik VI - Halloween Hafla


2012 - Performance schedule
March 4 - Felixstowe Mind Body Soul event (with Gypsy Dreams Belly Dance)
March 10 - Spring Fling Gathering - Evening Hafla: Goddess Rising.  
March 17 - East Anglian Bellydance Superstars Charity Show hosted by Joanna Vanderhoeven of Gypsy Dreams Belly Dance at the Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge
April 21 & 22 - Woodbridge Mind Body & Spirit Festival (with Gypsy Dreams)
June 2 - Leiston & Aldeburgh Safer Neighbourhood Team Fun Day
June 2 - Private Party (Leela)
June 4 - Saxmundham Jubilee Celebrations
June 5 - Bruisyard Jubilee Celebrations
June 10 - Halesworth Carnival
July 21 - Brook Farm Family Fun Day, Saxmundham - times TBC
August 11 - Benhall Fete
August 18 - Felixstowe Carnival - Theme: Imagination
September 1 - Boyton Fete - 3pm
September 2 - Brampton Fete - 12.30pm
September 9 - Social Gathering
September 21 - Social Gathering (Girls Night & Baby Shower)
October 20 - Shiva 'N' Sheik V - Halloween Hafla in Kessingland 
October 21 - Felixstowe Mind Body Soul Event  
November 24 - Winter Hafla - hosted by Leanne of Mystic Bellydance 
December 5 - Wenhaston WI - 7.30pm 
December 7 - Saxmundham Xmas Fayre (tbc) 
December 9 - Woodbridge Mind Body Soul Event

2011 Performances were...
Friday 25th March - Stowmarket Charity Show:
Strictly Suffolk: Charity Dance Fest
Sunday 17th April - Woodbridge Mind Body & Spirit Event
Saturday 4th June - Family Fun Day - Leiston & Aldeburgh Safer Neighbourhood Team
Sunday 12th June - Halesworth Carnival
Saturday 2nd July - Rendlesham Primary School Fun Day
Saturday 16th July - Eastern Delight Hafla
Sunday 17th July - Peasenhall
Pea Procession
Saturday 23rd July - Brook Farm Family Fun Day
Saturday 23rd July - Fundraiser at Bruisyard Village Hall (evening)
Sunday 31st July - Fundraiser for the Cats Protection League at St Clements Social Club, Ipswich.
Saturday 13th August - Felixstowe Carnival
Sunday 21st August - Trimley Football Club Fundraiser
Monday 29th August - Rendlesham Street Fair & Fete
Saturday 3rd September - Yoxford-Oxfayre Procession
Sunday 4th September - Private Performance by Leanne - Egyptian Wedding in Ipswich (evening)
Saturday 15th October - Performance by Invitation (Children In Need), Clacton with Wiggle It
Thursday 20th October - WI Talk with Demonstration by Mystique
Saturday 22nd October - Shiva N Sheik IV, Kessingland - Performances by Mystique and Alchemy East

Sunday 20th November - Woodbridge Holistic Fayre at the Community Centre www.lifearts.co.uk
Friday 2nd December - Christmas Parade & Performance
December 2011 - Trinity Park Christmas Events 'Eastern Promise' 
PREVIOUS EVENTS 2010 - Performances, Carnivals, Parades & Shows
30th January: Charity Show - Needham Market 
with Bellycise
18 March: Models: FCC Portrait Night
10th April: Hafla Performance - Light of the Nile Show - with Nawarra , Light of the Nile, Akula Tribal,  Spirit of the East, Mazazik, Amira, Eastern Delight and other solo performers
14th April: BBC Suffolk - Radio Interview on the James Hazell show
12th June: Private Dance Function in Ipswich - Mystique
13th June: Halesworth Carnival - 1st Prize Trade Float
9th July: Bellycise Hafla & Disco 
17th July: Crowfield Village Fete -
18th July: Peasenhall Pea Festival - Parade & Performance by Mystique
24th July: Brook Farm Residents Association Family Fun Day -
25th July: Xtreme Fest 
7th August: Snape Village Fete - Mystique
14th August: Felixstowe Carnival
19th September: Felixstowe Mind, Body & Spirit event at the Leisure Centre
2nd October: Hafla Performance with  Eastern Delight Hafla in Great Bromley
9th October: Performance at the Belly Dance Charity Event in Stowmarket
23rd October: Shiva N Sheik Halloween Hafla, Kessingland
14th November: Woodbridge Mind, Body & Spirit Event 
27th November: Charity Show with Wiggle It in Clacton on Sea, Essex

Previous Performances

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Halloween Performance 2011 by Mystique
Shiva N Sheik III - Return of the hip

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Carnivals: Halesworth, Felixstowe and Yoxford Ox-Fayre
Performances: Britannia Primary School Fun Day, Sidegate Primary Fun Day, Brook Farm Residents Association, Sweffling Village Fete, Rendlesham School Fun Day, MEGA Ladies Driving Challenge, Shiva N Sheik, Aldringham Care Home
Events: The Heart & Soul Festival, Summer Sparkle, Burlesque the Art of Tease workshop, Bollywood Dance Workshop, Mothers & Daughters Dance
Fundraisers: Children in Need Appeal - Shimmython Event

Other events 2004 - 2008
Ip-Art Festival (2008), Aldeburgh Carnival, Halesworth Arts Festival, Saxmundham Arts Festival, Ufford Bygones & Family Fun Day, WI's (Hollesley, Wisset, Spexhall & Benhall), MIND Charity fundraiser, Sizewell Club, Law Society Annual Christmas Dinner, Erin-Lee Murphy's Summer School, The Galley Restaurant (Woodbridge), Ipswich Hospital (Back Injury Group meeting), Turkish Night (Ipswich), Private Birthday Parties (80th, 21st, 18th & 12th)

Hire Mystic Bellydance for your event!
Our charges are based upon the East Anglian Belly Dance Community recommended charging system.  

All genuine enquiries are considered and we will supply you with a schedule detailing what we offer, general information about our performances and the relevant charge.

When you hire Mystic Bellydance for an event, you are not just hiring a group of dancers.  Our charges are based on the level of knowledge, hours of study, investment of time and energy that has been undertaken through a number of years as individuals and as a troupe.  A great deal of care and time goes into creating our own unique and varied dance routines which we rehearse throughout the year ready for our performances. We source, customize or make our performance outfits, accessories and props and are passionate about supporting the dance community and portraying our chosen dance form with the respect it deserves.

For performances we will have carefully selected our dance routines to make the best of our time at your event, have taken care to create a specific playlist on CD and MP3 to perform to, carefully applied our make-up, styled our hair, ensured our costumes are ready and looking their best before even arriving at your event in good time, and ready to perform.

The funds we raise from our performances help us to fund rehearsal space and special costuming for our charity work  and annual show and so please bear in mind that you are not just paying for a person to turn up in a costume and wobble their belly.... you are
paying for our individual and collective artistry.

What about dancers who will perform for free for our event?
Well for a start, how can you be certain that you have booked a person or group that can actually dance?  What training have they had?  Have you seen them dance elsewhere? Have they considered the audience they are going to be performing to?  Are they dressed in appropriate costumes that are suitable for family audiences? 
Have they even considered the health & safety implications for themselves and the audience at your event?  Do they have 3rd party insurance?  Are they a professional or even semi-professional dance troupe?

There are lots of questions you should be asking, but more importantly, why are they happy to dance for free?  Any singer of a good calibre won't perform free of charge!  If they choose to waiver their fee, that's fine, but you should at least know what they would be charging you, and why they have chosen to waiver this.  

Often many teachers will take out their newer students to perform, so they get the experience of dancing in public... and that's fine, but the event organiser and audience need to know this, as it can be damaging to those dancers and troupes who work incredibly hard behind the scenes to try and give memorable, fun, exciting and inspirational experiences to their audiences.

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