Phoenix Belly Dance is a multi-award-winning entertainment company and dance troupe based in Auckland, New Zealand. We love sharing the art of Middle Eastern dance through our classes, workshops, and performances that fuse contemporary concepts with the traditional roots of belly dance. Candice Frankland, the Director, has had the privilege of performing and teaching overseas, and has been working hard at growing the community and elevating belly dance in New Zealand to be taken as a serious dance form through extraordinary performances, theatre shows, collaborative projects, hosting international teachers and the annual Weekend Belly Dance Retreat featuring Aziza, Marta Korzun, Anasma, Hadia, Irina Akulenko, Joana Saahirah, Jrisi Jusakos, Rose Ottaviano, Helene of Norway and more.
We also offer large scale performances by our team of professional belly dancers for hire for corporate functions, festivals, concerts, and theatre productions. We take care of the hassle of entertaining your guests with stunning costumes, dynamic group and solo dances and interactive fun!
Our belly dance teachers are among the best in NZ and we offer belly dance classes in Central, East, South, West Auckland and the North Shore, in Birkdale, Western Springs, CBD, Ellerslie and Mt Eden.
Our awards include:
• Best Nationwide Entertainment Company by People’s Choice Awards, Corporate Events and Wedding Guide (NZ)
• Trained by the Stars Award (Istanbul, Turkey)
• Winners of the Jambalaya Dance Festival Competition (NZ/Sydney)
• Belly Dance Evolution International Competition Winner (Los Angeles/Sydney) 2014 & 2019
• Viva Eclectika 2013 Asia Vision Cup (NZ)
Our vision is to develop and encourage participation by women and young girls of all walks of life to take part in the art of belly dance by providing regular classes, workshops, and performance opportunities. The relationships developed within the belly dance community, which include students of all ages and abilities, families, performers and teachers, are a vital influence on the success of this growing art form, and are life-changing for those who experience these bonds of friendship. Therefore, our mission is to promote a fun learning environment and supportive performance demonstrations, with pride, passion, and grace.
Looking for regular classes?
We offer lessons in the following locations:
North Shore (Birkdale)
Auckland CBD (Wellesley St)
West Auckland (Western Springs)
Central/South Auckland Mt Eden (Dominion Rd)
City Fringe (Newmarket)
Click here for more info.
2019 Term Dates are out
Our belly dance teachers are among the best in NZ and we offer belly dance classes in Central, South, West Auckland and the North Shore, in Birkdale, Western Springs, CBD, Ellerslie and Mt Eden! Check out our timetable, pricing, and term dates and before the spots fill up. Fill out the registration form here.
2019 Retreat Registrations are Open!
Head over to our retreat info page and find out about our International and NZ teachers at this year's 9th annual retreat with the incredible Marta Korzun as our international superstar, and joining her is Kateryna Siham who is coming to us from the Middle East, or go on and fill in our registration form if you're ready to sign up!
Announcement of the Belly Dance Evolution Casting Competition Winners!
The March 2019 tour for the Los Angeles based Belly Dance Evolution's theatre show, Fantasm is going to Australia, and the winners of the casting competition have been announced! We are so happy to announce that three New Zealand dancers were selected and all THREE of them are from Phoenix Belly Dance!! What an incredible achievement for our principal Candice, and our teachers and performers, Vanessa and Elea!
Wedding & Hen's Party Entertainment
Looking for some top-quality entertainment for your hen's party or wedding reception? Look no further- you've come to the experts. With several years of experience, glowing testimonials and an endorsement from Wedding Guide NZ, our team of professional dancers are ready to make your event extra special.
Head over to our performances page to find out more about our pricing options and packages, or fill out the booking form and we'll get back to you with a personalised quote. We can usually accommodate special requests, so don't hesitate to tell us what you have in mind!