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What is the Belly Dance Guild?


The Belly Dance Guild is a membership organization for belly dance performers, artisans, musicians, photographers, teachers, students, vendors, producers, and enthusiasts in Northern California and beyond. Our mission is to create an inclusive community that promotes the expressive arts rooted in Middle Eastern, North African, Hellenic and Turkish (MENAHT) culture; and ensure the continuing presence of belly dance as a vital and growing art form.


  • Expand the reach of Belly Dance to a wider audience
  • Attract fresh members and foster novel collaborations
  • Enhance the frequency of events and opportunities to maximize member benefits
  • Establish a comprehensive online resource hub (website) encompassing, though not limited to, the following components:
    • Community Event Calendar
    • Directory of Teachers and Classes
    • Member and Artist Profiles
    • Guidelines for Best Practices and Code of Conduct
    • Archive of Historical Materials and Bibliography
    • Discography and Reviews of Music / Musical Resources
    • Membership Details
    • Bylaws
  • Advocacy for Members, Allies, and the Larger Community
  • Support for Allied Organizations and Charitable Initiatives


  • Stacy Braslau-Scheck
  • Racquel Hagen
  • Petra Pino
  • Karen Stevens

There are no elected members yet; elections will be held in 2024.

The Belly Dance Guild is a registered
501c(7) non-profit  organization.
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