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 February 23rd to 25th, 2024
Saint Augustine, FL

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Our event will be held at the Renaissance Resort in beautiful St. Augustine Florida. All workshops and shows will be conveniently located downstairs in the Ballrooms.

The resort offers a full-service restaurant, bar, and full breakfast buffet including made to order omelets. There is a shuttle to the Historic Downtown if you should desire to leave the Resort or have family traveling with you. The Resort is located on a world class golf course for sports minded individuals. Our Master Instructors include Omaris, Silvia Salamanca, Yana Maxwell, Najma Nour as well as our event hosts Ahmed Hussien and Gina Marie Newman. We will post additional class descriptions and scheduling as we get a little closer.

 

Our competition will be held Friday evening. Competitors must purchase a full weekend pass and your competition slot. The Saturday Gala show is not a competition and all full pass holders are invited to perform.

 

We have one day passes and show passes available for purchase as well. Categories will include age and stylistic options.

Meet Our Instructors
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Yana

Instructor

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Omaris

Instructor

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Silvia Salamanca

Instructor

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Najmah Nour

Instructor

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Gina Marie

Instructor and Host

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Issam & Muazz

Live Music Workshop

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Ahmed Hussien

Instructor and Host

FULL PASS
Best Value!

 The full pass, one-day passes,

show tickets and competition slots/seats for the show are now open for purchase

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Contact us for Early Bird Troupe Rates

 

 Register via Zelle or Venmo

Zelle #904-540-2313   

Venmo ravenstar6@hotmail.com

Checks via mail - Contact Gina Marie for address

Call for information

Gina Marie (904-540-2313)

Ahmed Hussein (904-377-7764)

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LIVE MUSIC
Workshop and Show

Live Music
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Show

LIVE MUSIC

Workshops

Competition

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February

23rd - 25th

2024

Our Beautiful Location

World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort 

500 South Legacy Trail St. Augustine, FL 32092

Hotel Bookings:

Must be registered to receive the hotel booking discount.

Call or Text Ahmed at #904-377-7764 or email ahussien90@gmail.com

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Become a Vendor!

Sweetheart Bellydance Festival and Competition

Vending slots are available to provide a quality shopping experience for our valued guests.

Gina Marie

904-540-2313|ravenstar6@hotmail.com

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The Sweetheart Bellydance Festival and Competition is an esteemed and captivating event that celebrates the art of Middle Eastern Dance and fusion. Founded in 2013 by Gina Marie, a passionate advocate of bellydance, the festival has gained recognition as a premier platform for showcasing talent, hosting renowned instructors, and fostering a vibrant community of dancers.

In 2021, Gina Marie joined forces with Master Egyptian Instructor Ahmed Hussien, a respected figure in the bellydance world, to introduce a prestigious competition element to the festival. This collaboration elevated the event to new heights, attracting dancers from around the globe who aspire to compete and showcase their skills.

The festival takes place in the enchanting city of St. Augustine, Florida, known for its rich history and charming ambiance.

Every year, during the last weekend of February, dancers, enthusiasts, and artists gather to immerse themselves in a weekend filled with shopping, breathtaking shows, enriching workshops,

and exhilarating competitions.

At the Sweetheart Bellydance Festival and Competition, participants have the opportunity to learn from the most sought-after and world-renowned instructors in the realm of Middle Eastern Dance and fusion. These instructors bring their expertise, passion, and diverse styles to the festival, offering an unparalleled learning

experience for dancers of all levels.

The festival also provides a platform for dancers to showcase their talents through a highly anticipated competition. Dancers compete in various categories, displaying their technical prowess, artistry, and creativity, vying for prestigious titles and recognition within the bellydance community.

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Beyond the competitions and workshops, attendees can indulge in a vibrant shopping experience, where they can explore an array of vendors offering unique costumes, accessories, and musical instruments. The festival's marketplace is a treasure trove for bellydance enthusiasts, providing a delightful opportunity to discover and acquire exquisite items.

The Sweetheart Bellydance Festival and Competition has established itself as a must-attend event for bellydance enthusiasts, whether they are seasoned professionals, aspiring dancers, or simply admirers of this captivating art form. With its stellar lineup of instructors, mesmerizing performances, exciting competitions, and a warm and welcoming community, the festival continues to inspire and elevate the world of Middle Eastern Dance and fusion.

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