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The HBDC "Reflection”  A Belly dance first - PEER REVIEW!!!

Join us October 10th 2019 at Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre for an intimate night of performances and commentary.

10 pre-selected performers will dance before a panel of world-renown performers. Reviews will be structured to guide the commentary and ensure all feedback is positive and constructive. Through written notes and a moderated verbal discussion, the panel will provide valuable feedback to help performers fine tune their piece for future audiences.This years panel will include :

The event will start with a Q & A with all visiting instructors, followed with performances by dancers looking to get an opportunity to improve their dance by getting the feedback of top professionals!

Reflection Purpose and Mission-To help build a positive Belly Dance community and foster in person communication between community members.  As performers we have an obligation to our audience and as our dance scene continues to grow, our audiences will come to expect more from the belly dance scene as a whole. With the Performance Review opportunity, we can utilize our different skills and visions to build a stronger performance culture.
Process –Each performer will setup his or her act with all available costuming, props, music and anything else as necessary for performance. The performer will demonstrate the act in its entirety.Upon completing the performance, the HBDC panel will write notes for the performer. Sharing feedback on the performers act - visual presentation, musicality, technique and charisma just to name a few!
Audience –All members of the dance and art community are welcome to participate.  Be prepared to write/share.  We will provide you with index cards and pens. Please write down the highlights of their performance and notes to the performer
Visual Presentation-Costume, hair, makeup and how it relates to the dancers movement, music type, style
Musicality-The dancers comprehension of the music and how they choose to interpret it
Technique-The dancers level of control of their body and movement
Charisma-Connection with audience and the entertainment quality of the performance

Like a reflecting pool that mirrors the features of its subject, one of our greatest tools for learning and growth is feedback from our peers. As performers, we have an obligation to our audiences. As we grow as dancers our audiences come to expect more from us. Through meaningful collaboration, we can utilize our various skills and creative vision to build a stronger performance culture.

Now in its 14th year, the 2019 Hawai‘i Belly Dance Convention will bring performers and teachers from near and far to Honolulu to share the beauty and drama of Middle Eastern dance.

Friday October 11th, 2019
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Doris Duke Theatre, 
900 South Beretania St. Honolulu Hawaii 96814.  
This wonderful theatre seats 280 people and will feature the dancers & teachers who are participating in this years Hawaii Belly Dance Convention this year! 
Theatre entrance is on Beretania Street, between Victoria St. and Ward Ave.


$12 General Admission $10 Museum Member/ Military

Honolulu Museum of Arts, Doris Duke Theatre
Parking & location info HERE

6:00pm- Doors


Q & A with the 2017 Panel: Artists TBA

7:00pm- Reflection a positive performance review.
Panel will include the 2019 HBDC Headliners



The Hawaiʻi Belly Dance Convention shares the enchantment of Middle Eastern dance with friends from around the world in the spirit of aloha🌺

This is such an incredible event! Malia's passion for belly dance and people shines through. Every aspect is extremely well put together and professional. I have attended the last three years from Seattle and am excited about going again this year! At my very first convention, I was touched by how welcoming and kind everyone was. They truly showed me the Aloha spirit! 

Whether you are a belly dancer, want to learn, or looking for some incredible entertainment, this is the convention you don't want to miss!

                                                                        Trinda H.

​                                                              Lynnwood, WA

Weekend of Seminars will be held at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Hawaii Suite 7-12.

2017 Hawaii Belly Dance Convention
DAY RATE Package
Saturday $240 & Sunday $225 
Limited space available and will sell out!

Customer Raves

The Hawaii Belly Dance Convention in partnership with Honolulu Museum of Art Presents "Shimmy Showcase ".  A one night event and opportunity for convention participants to see their teachers in action, and for everyone to appreciate the enchanting art of Middle Eastern dance.



 I have seen performers in her shows that are all sizes, shapes and colors, including transgender and very pregnant. Talk about body acceptance!

The 12th annual Hawaii Belly Dance Convention coming up October 13-17 is another event that I feel great going to. Talk about the aloha spirit! At HBDC, you are always made to feel welcome. Malia puts together a stellar event where everyone is invited to attend the welcome gathering on Waikiki Beach, outdoor activities, after party, variety of workshops, a Middle Eastern Marketplace, gala shows and so much more.


Our Story

“We’re so excited to announce the annual Hawai‘i Belly Dance Convention. This year will be the best yet, bringing some of the best belly dancers in the world to Honolulu to share their knowledge and passion with dancers and dance lovers alike,” said convention founder Malia Delapenia. “We hope you’ll join us this October.”


Crazy fun after party at WISP HAWAII!!! 8:00pm-12:00am 

Hosted by DJ Rombus & Tiphany Star

21+ $5 Cover

Entertainment by Belly Dancers, Burlesque Performers and a few surprise guests
 Honolulu Hi

Shimmy with Aloha