International Belly Dance Congress

Everything you want, all in one place...

International Bellydance Congress is the largest weekend bellydance festival in Europe, featuring classes and shows with some of the biggest stars in the bellydance firmament!

Our lineup is headed by one of the greatest names ever —
Fifi Abdou! A true legend, she was the bellydance world’s biggest star throughout the 1980s and is one of the great icons of Egyptian dance. Fifi rarely travels and has only ever taught twice outside Egypt (and never in Europe) so we are incredibly excited and honoured to have her at Congress to teach and perform. Do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience!


But Fifi is only part of the International Bellydance Congress story! We are flying in some of the very best dancers and teachers from around the world to teach workshops and perform in our amazing star-studded shows. Not only that, but they are all staying onsite, so you may even find yourself chatting informally with your favourite dance crush!

And talking about the site, this year Congress is being held in a really lovely venue. More upmarket than Butlins, this one won’t let us down! The Lakeside Leisure Complex  in Frimley consists of hotels, theatre, bars, conference rooms, even a fitness centre with swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi! And we will be taking over the whole complex this time, rather than sharing with other groups. If you don’t want to stay on site you can stay in a local guest house or commute easily from London or the Home Counties.

But what a weekend we have lined up for you! From 1pm on Friday until 11pm on Sunday we have workshops in all styles (over 70 in total!) talks, three fabulous shows, a Planet Egypt cabaret, a tribal fusion event, DJs and bands, competitions, open performance platforms, chill out areas, and of course a fantastic souk with vendors coming from all over the world!

And once you have paid for your pass that’s it! Apart from Fifi Abdou workshops, which carry a small supplementary charge, entry to all workshops, seminars, shows and other entertainment is completely free! You can attend workshops all day, each day, with the very best teachers in the world, watch three international star-studded bellydance shows, dance the night away to top Arabic bands and DJs and overdose on everything bellydance for a whole weekend.

Go on, do it now, sign up  for the best bellydance event in the world!

the best bellydance event in the world!