Upcoming Bellydance Events!



January 2019

New Year Hafla - presented by Sunny Belly Dance

January 12

5 - 9 p.m.

King's Tower

S Cecil ST. Charlotte, NC 28204

East Coast Classics Competition and Bellydance Festival. 
January 18 -20

Virginia Beach, VA

February 2019
Zarifa Studio's Hafla

Saturday February 9th

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

March 2019  

Art of the Belly, Ocean City MD 

March 21 - 24th

Teaching Double Veil - Double the Veil Double the Fun

Please visit the AOTB website for registration and information


Punk Rock Belly Dance Show

Hosted by Soul Siren Creative Collective

March 30th  7 p.m.

Tommy's Pub 3124 Eastway Drive, Ste 710

Charlotte NC 28205

April 2019

Boom Boom Shake at the New Deal Cafe

Thursday April 11,  7 - 9:30 p.m.

113 Centerway, Greenbelt MD 20770

BBS will be on tour from NY! Join us for a night of music and bellydance featuring Shane Chikeles, Elizabeth Muise, Devin Daversa and Zeb Kandros. We are thrilled to have special guest dancers Asala, Nikki Elmore, and Naimah, the Amandari Dance Company and Amustela joining us! Show is from 7:30-9:30!

With middle eastern roots and a modern vibe, Boom Boom Shake (BBS) brings together a unique show that is fun and entertaining. Blending rock, world, surf and jam genres together to create a signature sound that can only be BBS, Elizabeth and Shane play electrifying doumbek duets and inspire you with unforgettable guitar melodies. Bellydancers fascinate with fiery veil dances and mesmerize with movement. Bring your dancing shoes, because you won’t be able to resist the groove!

Pita Kabab Celebrates Middle East Music and Dance

Saturday April 20th 7 - 9 p.m.

LIVE music from the 2nd Hand Gypsies

Pita Kabab Grill

131 E. John Street, Matthews  NC 28105

May 2019

Under a Bellydance Moon

Workshop and Show Event - featuring competition winning instructors from 

East Coast Classic Bellydance Festival 2019

May 4th 2019

Workshops from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Evening show at 7:30 p.m.

Location in Charlotte NC TBA

June 2019

Austin Bellly Dance Convention

June 28-30


Reviews and Testimonials


I never appreciated the music of Om Kalthoum like I now do after my workshop with Amustela - thank you so much for such an amazing workshop. 

​- Workshop feedback from ECC 2017

I LOVE AMUSTELA!!  More Am-Cab Please!

 - Workshop participant from Jewels of the Orient

Professional - always professional, "the" best and most favorite dancer at my establishment! 

 "Hadji" Zouine, owner of the Pashaland Restaurant. 

"You have spins that last forever and are spectacular.  I am AMAZED at your knowledge of middle eastern music, and of course not to mention a fabulous teacher. You really zone in to what each of your students styles are.
"Zilrah" student of Amustela


Lyrical Veil Performance "Bloom" 2018