Haflah (Arabic for party)

Djembe drums

The Belly Belles hold a Haflah at least once a year,and have been doing so for about 8 years, this is a great chance for the students to show their friends and families, their new found skill of belly dancing.  It's also an opportunity for the students to meet other Belly dancers and indulge in their passion for the dance, the music and the beautiful costumes being worn on the night!
As well as performances by the Belly Belles Egyptian Dance Group, we usually have guest dancers and musicians to entertain us. A popular guest to our Haflah's are the Drum Circles, these being the Baobab Jungle, Steve Ball  from Jazzexplorium and the Bishops Stortford Drum Circle. New for 2010, we have Adam Amor and his Saxaphone, entertaining us with music from Arabia and Greece. We were also very lucky to have Efua Sey Cultural Academy Limited  (African drum and Dance group) at the 2011 Haflah in Ware.
During the evening we hold a raffle, we also have a mini Bazaar selling all things nice, a licensed bar, and a chance to dance the night away with the disco which follows after the dance performances.
All in all a great night, full of lots of fun and laughter, often called the 'night of a thousand smiles'!!!!

Gallery of past Haflah's
2004 Haflah at Bishops Stortford
2005 Haflah at Bishops Stortford
2006 Haflah at Bishops Stortford
2007 Haflah at Much Hadham
2008 Haflah at Ware
2009 Haflah at Ware
2010 Haflah at Ware
2010 Xmas Haflah Ware
2011 Haflah Ware
2013 Haflah Birchanger
Please scroll down to see photo's

2004 Haflah at Bishops Stortford:
Ahhhhh so sweet, those tiny dots in front are beautiful young ladies now!
women and children belly dancing
2005 Haflah at Bishops Stortford:
2006 Haflah at Bishops Stortford:
belly dancers on stage
2007 Haflah at Much Hadham:
2008 Haflah at Ware:
Our guest watching the show :)
Crowds wearing fez and Egytian clothes
             Photo by David Cory
 2009 Haflah in Ware:
Dancing to the drums!
baobab jungle with Seneke

 Photo by David Cory

2010 Haflah in Ware:
Check out this video by the Hertfordshire Mercury newspaper:
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Below is a photo of the 'Burlesque' style Belly Dance performed at the Haflah.
stockings and long gloves
2010 Xmas Haflah 
Here is a photo of the Gothic Belly Belles after their performance at the Xmas Haflah!
Sisters of Medusa

 Photo by Dave Cory
2011 Haflah
A night of a thousand smiles, so true to it's name, lots of fun was had by all!
bollywoodChinese silk fan veils

   Photo's by Hannah Baker

2013 Haflah
A lovely eveining was had by all, a small but amazing night! Such a variety ofperformances including Gothic and Indian fusion as well as Melaya Leff and Isis wings. Lots of solo performances from  the Belly Belles students as well as a guest performance from the Takely Village gIrls !
Short lycra dresses
                                                        Photos by A.Moulsdale