• Welcome to Goddess Divine

    It's 2017 and the Goddess Divine Festival is back!

    In a divine celebration of the unique and deep-rooted contribution that the oldest continent has made to belly dance, we are honoured to bring together some of Southern Africa's most talented, passionate dancers at the 2017 Goddess Divine Festival. Draw the ancient spirit of the land into your dance and learn to express yourself in new, fiery ways with Southern Africa's belly dance greats!

    We are excited to bring to you the 6th annual Goddess Divine Festival to be held 28 to 30 July 2017! The festival will comprise of the 7th Miss Belly Dance South Africa competition, the Night of the Stars Gala Belly Dance Showcase, the Oriental Dreams Open Stage Showcase and various workshops on offer by TOP local instructors.

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    Latest News & Events

    13 February to 2 July 2017 ~ MBDSA Registration OPEN!

    Download the Miss Belly Dance SA Registration forms below, fill them in and email them to goddessdivinefestival@gmail.com ~ registration closes at midnight on 2 July 2017.


    Download the MBDSA Title Entry Form here
    Download the MBDSA Non-Title Individual Entry Form here
    Download the MBDSA Non-Title Group Entry Form here

    Friday, 28 July 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm ~ Workshops

    Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn from our esteemed 2017 MBDSA Judging Panel ~ Mandy Lapperts (Dance Descendents, Cape Town - South Africa), Sascha Olivier-Sampson (Moon Goddess, Windhoek - Namibia), Senta Duffield (Maya Dance Company, Durban - Kwazulu Natal), Micah van Schalkwyk (Raqs Sharqi Dance Company, Pietermaritzburg - Kwazulu Natal) and Tarryn Rego (Hizi Hizi, Johannesburg) AND Top Local Belly Dance Stars ~ Ayana (Desert Jewels Belly Dance Company, Johannesburg), Bhana (Bhana Belly Dance, Johannesburg), Heather Read (Tribal Angels Belly Dance, Johannesburg), Levona Bredenkamp (Fariha Belly Dance, George - Western Cape) and Thelma Rose (Alimah Roses, Johannesburg)


    Download the GDF Workshop Booking Form here

    Friday, 28 July 2017 ~ Oriental Dreams Open Stage Showcase & Bazaar

    Enjoy a colourful evening out! Doors will open at 7pm and you will have a chance to shop at your leisure at the fabulous Goddess Divine Festival Bazaar AND time to catch up with your dance chums, socialise and network with other belly dance enthusiasts. The show will start at 8pm and there will be performances from a variety of Southern African groups and soloists in many different styles.


    Do you want to perform in Oriental Dreams? This showcase is open to all dancers from all studios, from amateur to professional level, groups to soloists. Download the Performer Application Form below and email it to goddessdivinefestival@gmail.com


    Download the GDF Open Stage Performer Application Form here

    Saturday, 29 July 2017 ~ Miss Belly Dance South Africa Competition

    Celebrating the beauty and variety of this spectacular dance form, the Miss Belly Dance South Africa competition brings dancers from around the country together to uplift and grow diversity within the dance community. Goddess Divine Productions is thrilled to bring you this prestigious competition for professional and amateur dancers, in the midst of the Goddess Divine Festival. From Egyptian Oriental Belly Dance to Fusion Belly Dance, from solos to groups, dancers young and more mature will enthrall you and delight in your support.


    The competition will take place on Saturday, 29 July 2017 at the Victory Theatre in Johannesburg. Tickets can be booked through Goddess Divine Productions.


    Sunday, 30 July 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm ~ Workshops

    Another day of amazing workshops! We have created three tracks - THE FUSION TRACK focusing on Tribal Fusion, American Tribal Style Belly Dance and Fusion Belly Dance; THE ORIENTAL TRACK focusing on Egyptian Oriental, Cabaret and Folklore; and THE PERFORMANCE ENRICHMENT TRACK focusing on Performance Skills, Expression, Emotion, Choreographing, etc. Dancers can focus on a particular genre/style/skill and book all workshops in an entire track OR they can choose workshops from across all three tracks if they choose to. There is something for EVERY dancer, from beginner to professional, from student to teacher, from fusion to oriental!


    Sunday, 30 July 2017~ Night of the Stars Gala Belly Dance Showcase

    Hot on the heels of the Miss Belly Dance SA Competition, enjoy a belly dance spectacular, featuring the winners of Miss Belly Dance SA 2017, the 2017 MBDSA Judges, and local belly dance stars. The show will be held at the Victory Theatre in Johannesburg. Tickets can be booked through Goddess Divine Productions.

    2015 Miss Belly Dance South Africa RESULTS

    Congratulations to all the winners of the 2015 Miss Belly Dance South Africa Competition!

    Download the 2015 MBDSA RESULTS here

  • Miss Belly Dance South Africa ®™

    Do you have what it takes to be crowned Miss Belly Dance South Africa ®™?

    Celebrating the beauty and variety of this spectacular dance form, the Miss Belly Dance South Africa competition brings dancers from around the country together to uplift and grow diversity within the dance community.

    Goddess Divine Productions is thrilled to bring you this prestigious competition for professional and amateur dancers, in the midst of the Goddess Divine Festival. From Egyptian Oriental Belly Dance to Fusion Belly Dance, from solos to groups, dancers young and more mature will enthrall you and delight in your support.

    Miss Belly Dance South Africa 2017 will take place on Saturday, 29 July 2017 at Victory Theatre, Houghton Estate.

    Registration is open and registration closes at midnight on 2 July 2017. Download the Miss Belly Dance SA Competition Registration Forms below, fill them in and email them to goddessdivinefestival@gmail.com

    Download the MBDSA Title Entry Form here
    Download the MBDSA Non-Title Individual Entry Form here
    Download the MBDSA Non-Title Group Entry Form here


    Ticket Bookings

    To book workshops, register to enter the Miss Belly Dance SA Competition or book tickets to watch Oriental Dreams Open Stage Showcase, Miss Belly Dance SA Competition and/or Night of the Stars Gala Belly Dance Showcase contact Natalie via email on goddessdivinefestival@gmail.com or via WhatsApp / Text on 083 781 2766

    PRICES / PACKAGES

    BRONZE PACKAGE (tickets available at the door or pre-booked)

    • ONE show/event (excluding workshops)

    • Standard Ticket: R120.00 per person

    • Discounted Ticket: R80.00 per child under 12

    SILVER PACKAGE (via pre-booking ONLY)

    • TWO shows/events (excluding workshops)

    • Standard Ticket: R220.00 per person

    • Discounted Ticket: R140.00 per child under 12

    GOLD PACKAGE (via pre-booking ONLY)

    • THREE shows/events (excluding workshops)

    • Standard Ticket: R320.00 per person

    • Discounted Ticket: R200.00 per child under 12

    PLATINUM PACKAGE - FULL WEEKEND PASS (via pre-booking ONLY)

    • THREE shows/events PLUS SIX workshops

    • Standard Ticket: R1,520.00 per person

    • Discounted Ticket: R1,400.00 per child under 12

    2017 Miss Belly Dance SA Judges

    Mandy Lapperts Dance Descendants Dance Studio Cape Town, Western Cape

    Dance Descendants Facebook Page

    Sascha Olivier-Sampson Moon Goddess Dance Studio Windhoek, Namibia

    Moon Goddess Website

    Senta Duffield Maya Dance Company Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

    Maya Dance Co. Website

    Tarryn Rego Hizi Hizi Belly Dance Company Johannesburg, Gauteng

    Hizi Hizi Website

    Micah van Schalkwyk Raqs Sharqi Dance Company (RSDC) Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal

    Raqs Sharqi Dance Company Website

    COMPETITION DETAILS:

    AGE GROUPS:
    • Adult: 18 years and over

    • Teen: 13 to 17 years

    • Junior: 5 to 12 years

    TITLE CATEGORIES:

    MISS BELLY DANCE SOUTH AFRICA (Adult: 18 years and over)

    4:00 to 5:00 minute Choreographed Solo which must include:

    • A section featuring your chosen style of belly dance (Modern Belly Dance OR Folkloric Belly Dance OR Fusion Belly Dance)

    • A props section featuring one of the following props: veil, fan veils, wings, cane, or sword

    • A finger cymbals section

    • A drum solo section

    • Contestants will be required to do a 1 to 2 minutes improvisational performance straight after their choreography performance

    TEEN MISS BELLY DANCE SOUTH AFRICA (Teen: 13 to 17 years)

    2:00 to 2.30 minute Choreographed Solo which must include:

    • A section featuring your chosen style of belly dance (Modern Belly Dance only)

    • A props section featuring one of the following props: veil, fan veils or wings

    • A drum solo section

    JUNIOR MISS BELLY DANCE SOUTH AFRICA (Junior: 5 to 12 years)

    1:30 to 2:00 minute Choreographed Solo which must include:

    • A section featuring your chosen style of belly dance (Modern Belly Dance OR Drum Solo)

    • NO props to be used

    NON-TITLE CATEGORIES:

    • Adults & Teens - Music piece to be no shorter than 2.00 min, no longer than 2.30 min.

    • Juniors - Music piece to be no shorter than 1.30 min, no longer than 2.00 min.

    MAGNIFICENT MODERN BELLY DANCE (Open to Adult, Teen & Junior - Solo & Group)

    • Egyptian, Turkish, Lebanese, Western Cabaret, Egyptian Fusion, Turkish Fusion, Lebanese Fusion etc.

    DIVINE DRUM SOLO (Open to Adult, Teen & Junior - Solo & Group)

    • Egyptian, Turkish, Lebanese, Western Cabaret, Egyptian Fusion, Turkish Fusion, Lebanese Fusion etc.

    SENSATIONAL PROPS (Open to Adult, Teen & Junior - Solo & Group)

    • Any style of Belly Dance (including fusion) performed with any Traditional and Non-Traditional Prop. This category is all about the use of the prop. (No Fire Allowed)

    FASCINATING FUSION (Open to Adult & Teen - Solo & Group)

    • Tribal Fusion, ATS®, ITS, Belly Dance Fusion (fused with other dance styles /influences)

    FABULOUS FOLKLORE (Open to Adult only - Solo & Group)

    • Ethnic and Folkloric dances from the Arabian Gulf, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Levant, Maghreb and Turkey such as Baladi, Saidi, Shaabi, Zaar, Melaya Leff, Ghawazee, Tanoura, Haggala, Fellahi, Khaliji, Greek Tsiftetelli, Bandari, Qawliya, Iraqi Gypsy Dance, Debke, Turkish Rom etc.

  • Workshops

    With its deepest roots in Northern Africa and the Middle East, belly dance has grown to truly be the world's dance, drawing and embracing strong influences from the places where its branches have spread. In a divine celebration of the unique and deep-rooted contribution that the oldest continent has made to belly dance, we are honoured to bring together some of Southern Africa's most talented, passionate dancers to present workshops at the 2017 Goddess Divine Festival.

    Draw the ancient spirit of the land into your dance and learn to express yourself in new, fiery ways with Southern Africa's belly dance greats!

    Workshops will take place on Friday, 28 July 2017 and Sunday, 30 July 2017.


    WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

    WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

    Workshop registration is open. E-mail: goddessdivinefestival@gmail.com to book your spot in one of these workshops.
    Download the GDF Workshop Booking Form here

    WORKSHOP VENUE

    World of Dance Joburg, Sunninghill Village Shopping Centre, Basement Level, Corner Maxwell Drive & Edison Crescent, Sunninghill


    Download the Map to World of Dance here

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    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

    Ayana

    View Ayana's bio on: Desert Jewels Belly Dance Company Website

    Bhana

    View Bhana's bio on: Bhana's Website

    Heather Read

    View Heather's bio on: Fat Chance Belly Dance Website

    Levona

    View Levona's bio on: Fariha Belly Dance Website

    Mandy

    View Mandy's bio on: Dance Descendants Facebook Page

    Micah

    View Micah's bio on: Raqs Sharqi Dance Company Website

    Sascha

    View Sascha's bio on: Moon Goddess Website

    Senta

    View Senta's bio on:Maya Dance Co. Website

    Tarryn

    View Tarryn's bio on:Hizi Hizi Website

    Thelma Rose

    View Thelma Rose's bio on: Thelma Rose Website

  • Showcases

    Oriental Dreams Open Stage Showcase

    The Goddess Divine Festival presents Oriental Dreams ~ the OPEN STAGE showcase taking place on Friday, the 28th of July 2017 at the Victory Theatre in Johannesburg. Doors will open at 7pm and you will have a chance to shop at your leisure at the fabulous Goddess Divine Festival Bazaar AND time to catch up with your dance chums, socialise and network with other belly dance enthusiasts.

    The show will start at 8pm and there will be performances from a variety of Southern African groups and soloists in many different styles. Do you want to perform in Oriental Dreams? This showcase is open to all dancers from all studios, from amateur to professional level, groups to soloists. Contact Natalie via email on goddessdivinefestival@gmail.comto apply to perform.

    To book workshops, register to enter the Miss Belly Dance SA Competition or book tickets to watch Oriental Dreams Open Stage Showcase, Miss Belly Dance SA Competition and/or Night of the Stars Gala Belly Dance Showcase contact Natalie via email on goddessdivinefestival@gmail.com or via WhatsApp / Text on 083 781 2766

    This beautiful photo in the poster was taken by Liesel Shaw Photography


    Download the GDF Open Stage Performer Application Form here
    Download the Map to Victory Theatre here

    Night of Stars Gala Belly Dance Showcase

    Hot on the heels of the Miss Belly Dance SA Competition, enjoy a belly dance spectacular, featuring the winners of Miss Belly Dance SA 2017, the 2017 MBDSA Judges, the 2017 Goddess Divine Festival Workshop Instructors and Top Professional Belly Dancers from across Southern Africa.


    Ticket Bookings

    To book workshops, register to enter the Miss Belly Dance SA Competition or book tickets to watch Oriental Dreams Open Stage Showcase, Miss Belly Dance SA Competition and/or Night of the Stars Gala Belly Dance Showcase contact Natalie via email on goddessdivinefestival@gmail.com or via WhatsApp / Text on 083 781 2766

    PRICES / PACKAGES

    BRONZE PACKAGE (tickets available at the door or pre-booked)

    • ONE show/event (excluding workshops)

    • Standard Ticket: R120.00 per person

    • Discounted Ticket: R80.00 per child under 12

    SILVER PACKAGE (via pre-booking ONLY)

    • TWO shows/events (excluding workshops)

    • Standard Ticket: R220.00 per person

    • Discounted Ticket: R140.00 per child under 12

    GOLD PACKAGE (via pre-booking ONLY)

    • THREE shows/events (excluding workshops)

    • Standard Ticket: R320.00 per person

    • Discounted Ticket: R200.00 per child under 12

    PLATINUM PACKAGE - FULL WEEKEND PASS (via pre-booking ONLY)

    • THREE shows/events PLUS SIX workshops

    • Standard Ticket: R1,520.00 per person

    • Discounted Ticket: R1,400.00 per child under 12

  • Video

    2015 MBDSA Troupe of the Year

    Rhythm Nouveau won the 2015 MBDSA Troupe of the Year & Kash Athanatos won the MBDSA 2015 Choreographer of the Year for this performance. Click on the picture to view the video clip.

    Junior Miss Belly Dance SA 2014

    Leah Sasman of Hipnotize was crowned Junior Miss Belly Dance SA in 2014. Click on the picture to view a video clip of one of her performances.

    2014 MBDSA Troupe of the Year

    Hipnotize won the 2014 MBDSA Troupe of the Year for this performance. Click on the picture to view the video clip.

    Miss Belly Dance SA 2013

    Bianca Pieters of Dancing Divinity was crowned Miss Belly Dance SA in 2012. Click on the picture to view a video clip of one of her performances.

    Miss Belly Dance SA 2012

    Saret Steyn Dancing Divinity was crowned Miss Belly Dance SA in 2012. Click on the picture to view a video clip of one of her performances.

    Miss Belly Dance SA 2009

    Carla-Grace of Maya Dance Company was crowned SA's first Miss Belly Dance SA in 2009. Click on the picture to view a video clip of one of her performances.

    Belly Dance Evolution Alice in Wonderland Promo Clip

    Performed in South Africa on 1 May 2015 by the winners of the South Africa Competition

  • Contact Details

    Goddess Divine Productions

    Angela Sanders & Natalie Clark
    www.goddessdivine.co.za
    www.facebook.com/goddessdivineproductions
    E-mail: goddessdivinefestival@gmail.com

    Contact Form

  • Privacy Policy

    This website privacy policy describes how Goddess Divine Productions protects and makes use of the information you give the company when you use this website. If you are asked to provide information when using this website, it will only be used in the ways described in this privacy policy. This policy is updated from time to time. The latest version is published on this page. This website privacy policy was updated on 12 February 2017. If you have any questions about this policy, please email goddessdivinefestival@gmail.com

    We gather and use certain information about individuals in order to provide services and to enable certain functions on this website. We also collect information to better understand how visitors use this website and to present timely, relevant information to them. We may collect the following information: Full Name, contact information including email address, other information relevant to client inquiries. Collecting this data helps us understand what you are looking for from the company, enabling us to deliver improved services.

    We will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or the law requires us to.

    Our website may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control of websites outside the Goddess Divine domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for it's protection and privacy.

  • More

    Goddess Divine is a collaboration between two South African belly dance artists with a dream to unite the Southern African belly dance community and promote it's growth. Angela Sanders (owner of Belly Dance Goddess) and Natalie Clark (owner of Dancing Divinity) have been organising events for the belly dance community since 2006 and came together in 2011 to organise and host their first joint-event, the Goddess Divine Festival.

    In 2017, Goddess Divine will be organising the 6th annual Goddess Divine Festival and this year the focus will be on highlighting local belly dance stars! We have so much talent in our country, why not celebrate it!

    In the past, Goddess Divine Productions / Belly Dance Goddess / Dancing Divinity have hosted the following international and local belly dance stars who have all inspired and motivated our community through workshops and performance showcase evenings.

    Artists hosted by Belly Dance Goddess:

    • Rania (from USA) – 2007

    • Hadia (in collaboration with Natasha Wells van der Merwe) – 2008

    • Tamalyn Dallal (from USA) – 2008

    • Rania (from USA) – 2009

    • Bozenka (from Crete / USA) – October 2010

    Artists hosted by Dancing Divinity:

    • Beverley Al Masrah (from SA) - May 2006

    • Marissa Cuenoud of SOMA (from SA) - 2007 & 2008 & 2010

    • Liza Laziza (from Egypt) – October 2007

    • Mahmoud Reda (from Egypt) – March 2008

    • Akasha (from SA) – July 2008

    • Asja Samia (from Yugoslavia) – July 2009

    • Ansuya (from USA) – March 2010

    • Samantha Emanuel (from UK) – November 2010 (in collaboration with SOMA)

    Artists hosted by Goddess Divine:

    • Aziza (from Canada) – March 2011

    • Karim NagI (from USA / Egypt) – March 2011 and April 2012

    • Bozenka (from Crete / USA) – April 2012

    • Michelle Joyce (from USA) – April 2013

    • Kami Liddle (from USA) – April 2013

    • Jillina (from USA) – April/May 2014 and May 2015

    • Heather Aued (from USA) – April/May 2014

    • Lauren Boldt (from USA) – May 2015

    • Sharon Kihara (from USA) – May 2015

    • Danielo Mendes (from USA) – May 2015

    • Louchia (from Moldova, Russia) – May 2015

    • Barakalofi (from Spain) – May 2015

    • Khader Ahmad(from Lebanon / Germany) – May 2015

    Goddess Divine Productions has also organised performance showcase evenings featuring international belly dance stars and phenomenal local stars.

    Goddess Divine Showcases:

    • Bellydance Evolution's Alice in Wonderland featuring Jillina, Lauren Boldt, Sharon Kihara, Louchia, Danielo, Khader Ahmad, Barakalofi and the Casting Competition Winners - May 2015

    • 5-6-7-8 RAQ IT! featuring Jillina & Heather Aued - April 2014

    • Desert Dreams featuring Kami Liddle & Michelle Joyce - April 2013

    • Belly Dance Yalla featuring Bozenka & Karim Nagi - April 2012

    • Rhythmic Fire featuring Aziza & Karim Nagi - March 2011

    Not only does Goddess Divine Productions host international stars to perform and teach, but they are also the organisers of the Miss Belly Dance South Africa competition Angela was the founder of the Miss Belly Dance South Africa competition which held it's first event in 2009. Since 2013, the Miss Belly Dance South Africa competition is jointly organised by Angela and Natalie under Goddess Divine Productions. 2017 will see the 7th annual Miss Belly Dance South Africa competition being held in on Saturday, 29 July 2017 at the Victory Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Miss Belly Dance South Africa Competitions held:

    • 1st Annual Miss Belly Dance SA Competition - 2009 (organised by Angela Sanders of Belly Dance Goddess)

    • 2nd Annual Miss Belly Dance SA Competition - 2010 (organised by Angela Sanders of Belly Dance Goddess)

    • 3rd Annual Miss Belly Dance SA Competition - 2012 (organised by Angela & Natalie of Goddess Divine Productions)

    • 4th Annual Miss Belly Dance SA Competition - 2013 (organised by Angela & Natalie of Goddess Divine Productions)

    • 5th Annual Miss Belly Dance SA Competition - 2014 (organised by Angela & Natalie of Goddess Divine Productions)

    • 6th Annual Miss Belly Dance SA Competition - 2015 (organised by Angela & Natalie of Goddess Divine Productions)

    • 7th Annual Miss Belly Dance SA Competition - 2017 (organised by Natalie Clark of Goddess Divine Productions)

    About Angela Sanders

    Angela is an adoring and highly skilled performer who never ceases to leave her audience breathless. Her predominately Egyptian style is feminine and graceful yet sassy and playful – a very emotional performer who is awe inspiring to watch as she interprets the music via her soul, through her body – moving you through her dancing. Angela’s passion for the Middle Eastern dance culture is what inspires her to keep moving forward, learning and being the best at what she can be motivates her as “a dancer without passion is like the earth without a sun or moon”. Angela is the founder of Belly Dance Goddess dance company and proudly heads up the Belly Dance Goddess professional dance troupe.

    About Natalie Clark

    Natalie is a passionate and captivating performer who always leaves a lasting impression on her audiences. She has a powerfully engaging stage presence and playful personality. Mysterious and alluring, she will entice you to sway your hips and move your bodies! Natalie has a love for all belly dance styles and loves to perform and teach Egyptian Style, American Cabaret Style and Fusion Styles of bellydance. Natalie is the founder of Dancing Divinity Dance Company and Belly dancing and dance in general is her passion, it ignites the fire within in her, allows her to be creative, let go of the daily stresses of life and be a sensual, soulful and powerful goddess!