Performer Submissions are now open. Please click below and fill out the form.

To be considered to perform in the Hafla of Shimmies, on Friday July 20, you will need to fill out a performer submission form. This will be the place for you to shine and bring out your best. The choreographic and improvised works selected will showcase a variety of different belly dance styles.

The performance will be at the Monroe Convention Center (not at the theater) and open to the public. The stage area will either be the carpeted floor or a dance floor.

Performers selected will receive a 10% discount off of their conference registration (full weekend or one day registrations)

If you do not find your question answered in the Performer Submission FAQ, feel free to email any questions. 


April 25:  Performer Submissions Open
May 30:  Performer Submissions Close
May 30 - June 5:  Performer Submissions Reviewed
June 5:  Notification emails on acceptance and wait list will be sent by this date. 
June 25:  Confirmed Performers need to be registered for the conference no later than this date, have tech sheets and music turned in. If all items are not completed by this date, the performer will be replaced with performer(s) from the Wait List.


Any style of Belly Dance is happily accepted for submission. You may submit either a choreographed or an Improvisational piece.

There are limited amount of performer slots available in the Hafla of Shimmies. Submitting a Performer Submission form does not guarantee a performance slot in the show. 

To be considered a performer in the Friday show, you must be a registrant of the conference and submit an online performer submission form. Any full conference registrants or one day registrants are eligible to apply.  

If you are submitting a choreographic piece in a style of fusion Belly Dance, the piece should have approximately 50% belly dance movement.

Stay true to your choreographic piece. If you are submitting a Sa'idi piece, wearing a Sa'idi costume and using Sa'idi music will work in your favor whereas performing Khaleegy, wearing a Melaya Leff costume and performing to Bon Jovi may not (not saying it could not work...just sayin'). Basically, have your performance, music and costume relate.   

You may submit up to two submissions just as long as the pieces are very different. For example one can be a folklore and one can be a fusion tribal piece or one solo and one troupe. If you are submitting two solo pieces, do not have them in the same style. 

Provide one - two video links of your performances to show your performance style and the style of dance you will be performing. The video does not have to be the piece you are submitting.

Performers from last year are welcome to apply. However, please submit a different piece than what was performed last year. Also, performing last year does not guarantee you a performance slot in the show.