About Hot Raqs

This year Hot Raqs will be online! We are adapting to the new world we are currently living in and have decided to make Hot Raqs happen in the virtual world. We will still have all the fun and excitement of the shows, concerts, vendors and competitions! This will take place via Zoom! So stay tuned for more information coming soon!

Hot Raqs is an event with a vision founded by Season 1 winner of Project Belly Dance, Andalee and her Husband, Mike Owens. The intention of Hot Raqs is to facilitate a meaningful community event, where participants are encourage to challenge themselves and grow as performing artists within a supportive environment through competition or non-competitive performance and education. Of course we make this happen while having a lot of fun! The community loves Hot Raqs for the detail oriented organization, live music opportunities, great vendors, top notch sound and lighting, fabulous location, and overall positive and supportive attitude of the whole Hot Raqs team! Thank you for being a part of the HOT RAQS family!
-Andalee

Who's Coming?

We are so proud to have our fabulous featured instructors for Hot Raqs 2020!

speaker
Özgen

London

speaker
Pierre Khoury

Canada

speaker
Roxxanne Shelaby

Los Angeles

Event Schedule

Here is our awesome schedule for Hot Raqs 2020! Located in the virtual world.

  • Time
    Festival
    Whats going on
    Venue
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Ozgen Workshop
    Turkish Orientale
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Lunch Break
    Eat what you like!
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Social Time
    Where everyone can see and talk via Zoom
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Trivia Mania
    GameShow W.Courtney Duchardt!
  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Social Time
    Where everyone can see and talk via Zoom
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Live Music "Dinner Show"
    Featuring Ali Paris & Faisal Zedan. Performances by Heaven Mousalem, Abigail Keyes, Mychelle Crown, Samantha Karim, Laura Leyl
  • 7:00 PM - ?
    speaker-thumb-one After Party Social Time
    Fun after party Social gathering and dancing.
  • Time
    Festival
    Whats Going on
    Venue
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Ozgen Workshop
    Turkish Roman
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Lunch Break
    Eat what you like!
  • 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Apprentice Category
    Apprentice Category
  • 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Virtual Vendor
    Diamond Pryamid
  • 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Announce Winners & Festival Performances
    Apprentice Winners Announced & Festival Dancers: Hip Logic & Niusha, Linah
  • 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Virtual Vendor
    BellyDance.com
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Pro Cabaret Competition
    Pro Cabaret Competition
  • 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Virtual Vendor
    Dhyanis
  • 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Finalist Announced
    Announce The Professional Cabaret Finals
  • 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Festival Performances
    Festival Performances: Mindy & Danica, Shalimar, Kamrah, Navi Sparrow, A'isha
  • 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Virtual Vendors
    Turquoise International, Stellar Advantage and more!
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Roxxanne Workshop
    Dabkeh For All!
  • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Dinner Break
    Eat and come back for the show!
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Saturday Gala Show
    Featuring: Corina, Basinah, Talia Soliel, Lydia, Ma*Shuqa, SiSi, BlueStocking, Crystal Ravenwolf, Janelle Rodriguez, Innah, Courtney Duchardt, Pierre Khoury and Ozgen!
  • 8:00 PM - ?
    speaker-thumb-one After Party Social Time
    Fun after party Social gathering and dancing.
  • Time
    Festival
    Whats going on
    Venue
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Ozgen Workshop
    Tango Orientale
  • 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Lunch Break
    Eat what you like!
  • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Fusion Category
    Fusion Category
  • 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Virtual Vendor
    Bali Isle
  • 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Announce Fusion Winners
    Winners will be anounced for the Fusion Category!
  • 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Festival Performances
    Festival Performances: Kathu Gandara, Al-Hambra Dance Company, Caridwen
  • 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Virtual Vendor
    Color Street
  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Festival Performances
    Festival Performances: Azza, Kush, Shoshanna, Tara, Jerimiah Soto of Solace & Talia Soto
  • 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Virtual Vendor
    Zunique of Lagunitas
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Pierre Khoury Workshop
    Raqs Sharqi Choreography: Zay el Hawa
  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Festival Performances
    Festival Performances: Zahia, Mimi, Gregory & Wallace, Vahana & Jewel of the North, Jessara
  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Virtual Vendor
    Linah's Boutique
  • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Dinner Break
    Eat and come back for the show!
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    speaker-thumb-one Live Music Finals Featuring the Georges Lammam Band!
    Performances by Roxxanne Shelaby, Andalee and the Professional Cabaret Finalist!
  • 8:00 PM - ?
    speaker-thumb-one After Party Social Time
    Fun after party Social gathering and dancing.
4 Instructors
Shows and Workshops
Vendors
3 day event

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$25.00

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  • Georges Lammam Band

  • Pro Cabaret Finals

  • Performance by Ozgen

  • Vendors

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