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Belly Dancers will make your event special!

"We have had quite a few bellydancers over the years as my husband's family ... grew up with bellydancing in their culture. You definitely stand out as our best!!!!"

Debbie L.

As one of Sydney's top Belly Dancers, Rachel performs regularly at restaurants, functions and festivals throughout Sydney. Book now to bring colour and sparkle to your:


~ Corporate Function ~
~ Christmas or New Year's party ~
~ Birthday celebration ~
~ Children's party ~
~ Wedding / Anniversary / Engagement ~
~ Hens' night / Bridal shower ~
~ Arabian Nights theme party ~

or any other event where you want to impress your guests! Performances are suitable for audiences of all ages and backgrounds, whether Middle Eastern (e.g., Egyptian, Lebanese, Turkish, Greek, Assyrian and Persian), Australian, or multicultural.

Shows make use of a range of props such as:

...to give a mesmerising show. Folkloric elements such as shamadan (candelabra balancing) and khaleegy (Gulf dance) may also be included on request. Visit the Gallery page to view a performance video clip.

Costuming is always stunning, with glamorous Egyptian designer outfits that can be selected to co-ordinate with your event's colour scheme. The range of styles spans classical to modern, elegant to funky. Full dresses are available to suit more conservative audiences, and folkloric costumes may also be requested.

Music is chosen to be appropriate to the venue and the audience or client's preference, usually including a combination of classical Arabic music and modern or pop music from the appropriate country.

Not sure what to expect?
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions or read what customers say about Rachel's performances.

Regular Shows

As well as performing at private functions, Rachel is the resident dancer at Orchid Persian Restaurant.

She performs every Friday and Saturday night (subject to bookings) at
Orchid Persian Restaurant, 325 Penshurst Street, Willoughby, tel. 9417 7344. 8.45pm weekly.
Recommended in the SBS Eating Guide to Sydney; features live Persian music.

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Past Performances

Some of Rachel's past performance venues include:
Function centres:
Adeel's Palace, The Bellevue Bankstown, The Bellevue Riverside, Bosphorus Reception Auburn, The Colebee Centre, Conca D'Oro, Concord Function Centre, Dockside at the Rocks, The Doltone House, The Dresden Lounge, Elizabeth Farm, The Emporium, Fontana Amorosa, Golden Nights*, The Grand Barclay, The Grand Roxy, The Grand Westella, The Haldon, Lachlans Old Government House, La Fontana, Le Montage, Macquarie Function Centre, Manly Pacific Hotel, The Palais, ParraVilla, Oatlands House, The Red Rose, El Rouche, Swiss Grand Hotel on Bondi Beach, The Taronga Centre, Twins Reception, The Vaudeville, Venus Reception Centre, Wadi el-Arayesh (formerly El Bardowny)*, WatersEdge at the Rocks, White Castle Receptions*.
Arabic venues:
Al Khiam*, Al Madina*, Arax*, Cadmus, Cedars Valley, Christina's*, El Phoenician*, The Emerald, Euro Flava, Hannibals, Johnny's, LBC, Rimal Restaurant, Romeo's, Sahra at Brighton-le-Sands, Sumac, Summerlands*, Three Gypsies, The Prophet, Tony's Family Restaurant*.
Turkish venues:
Efes, Erciyes, Erciyes II, Grand Bazaar, Koza, Laziko*, Pasha's, Rakkase, Shatto Lounge.
Persian venues:
Apadana, AnaHita*, Orchid, Persepolis* (now Kolbeh).
Greek venues:
Enigma*, Mykonos on Crown*, Mythos, Red Martins*, Sophocles*.
Concerts and Festivals:
Sydney Middle Eastern Dance Festival 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006; Bellydancers' Ball 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007; Mid North Coast Bellydance Festival, 2005, 2006, 2007; Australian Bellydance Competition, 2003. Numerous Haflas curated by Dreaming of Jeannie Bellydance Academy and Hathor Dance Studio.
Charity Functions and Community Events:
Festival of the Olive, 2005; Arabic Carnivale, 2005; Egyptian Festival, 2004-7; Get Active Sydney, 2004-5; Strathfield Spring Fair, 2005*; Afghan Women's "Bellydance Extravaganza" fundraiser, 2003; Braeside Hospital, 2003; Kingsford Refugee Support Centre, 2002; University of NSW Cultural program, 2001; Botany Bay Council Multicultural Day, 1999, 2000; Coogee Family Fun Day, 1999, 2000, 2001; Australian Genies Ball; Fairfield East Community Organisation: Villawood International Women's Day.
Other venues and events:
Arabia 2moro CD launch, December 2004*; The Victoria Room; Fairfield RSL and Merrylands RSL Arabic nights*; Marrickville RSL; Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club; Canterbury Bulldogs Leagues Club*: The Meat & Wine Co Darling Harbour, Kazbah Moroccan Restaurant Balmain*; NaNa's Mediterranean Restaurant Bondi*; Sarah Brightman CD launch*.

* Several of these shows were in conjunction with other dancers, troupes or agencies. I am grateful for the support of my colleagues in the Middle Eastern Dance sorority! In particular I wish to acknowledge the support of Amera, Sahara and all the staff at Amera's Palace, Georgette, Despina, Jrisi, Dounia, Jane and Ana.

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Awards: At the annual Bellydancers' Ball on October 13th 2006, Rachel was presented with the Amera's Palace Award in appreciation of the consistently positive feedback given by customers, who commented on my performance skill, professional manner, polished appearance and quality Egyptian costumes, happy and bubbly personality, and ability to make every party a success.

Read what more customers say about Rachel's performances.

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To make a booking or enquiry, please contact Rachel now by:

email: info@bellydancer-rachel.id.au

telephone: 0403 771134

If you need a venue, I can help with finding one, whether a function centre or a restaurant. Have a look at the list of restaurants above under "Regular Performances". For larger functions such as weddings, there are many reception centres. I can recommend: just ask! Duet and troupe shows are also available, and live music and/or drumming can be arranged on request.

Not sure what to expect from a performance?
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