Fantasia Festival 17th February 2024

Experience the UK’s longest-running Bellydance Festival at an exciting new venue
Bookings are now open

Date: 17th February 2024
Time:  Workshops 9am to 17.00
Main hall, souk and open stage from 16.30 – 18.30
Evening Gala show:  19.00 – 22.30
Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL

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An amazing event with an amazing lineup.  Our Cairo star:  Randa Kamel


This is a unique opportunity to study with our Cairo superstar:  Randa Kamel.  The workshops with Randa on Saturday are in our main hall with unlimited numbers.  Workshops on Sunday are limited in numbers and only open to dancers with our Superstar package.  SUPERSTAR PACKAGES ARE SOLD OUT.  Don’t despair – you can still join Randa on Saturday for her workshops and a touch of Randa magic.

Learn, Discover, Dance, Enjoy!

Fantasia Festival is the longest-running Bellydance festival in the UK and is hosted by Bellydance Now. We aim to provide an opportunity for dancers to get together, try a workshop in different styles or techniques, catch up with Bellydance buddies and make new ones, take part in lectures, shop and of course, enjoy a wide range of performances in different styles from dancers worldwide.

  • Our fabulous teachers for 2024 are:
  • Randa Kamel (Cairo)
  • Ozgen Ozgec (Turkey/UK)
  • Yasmina of Cairo (Cairo/UK)
  • Sara Farouk (Cairo/UK)
  • Katie Alyce (UK)
  • Naama Gelber (UK)
  • Carmen Tormo (Spain)
  • Moyra Banks (Scotland)
  • Bonita (UK)
  • Find out more about our teachers here.

We have 4 time slots for workshops – some are in the main hall which can accommodate a lot of people comfortably – and then we have 2 smaller rooms which will hold 20 dancers.  Randa of course will be in the main hall.  After that whichever workshop has over 20 participants booking will take place in the main hall.   Click here to see the timetable and read the descriptions of the workshops to help you choose which to go to.

Open Stage
Our open stage will be before the main Gala show.  An opportunity for participants to showcase themselves and their troupes.  If you are ONLY coming to the Open stage then you need a ticket.  If you are coming to the Gala show, your Gala show ticket includes access to the open stage.  If you have paid for workshops, you can also watch the open stage without a ticket.  If you are only coming to watch the open stage, get your ticket here.

Gala Show
Our Gala show will host the final of our BellyDance Now International Challenge.  These dancers signed up for a year of challenges to develop their dance.  We go slightly ‘Strictly’ and show videos of their journey as well as their final competition performance.
And, of course our amazing teachers will perform including the inspirational Randa Kamel.
Get your Gala show tickets here

Book your workshops here

Good to know

Conway Hall is set in a quiet square with lots of restaurants and bars a couple of minutes walk away.  There is also a Premiere Inn nearby.

Coronavirus – if the UK goes into another lockdown and we have to cancel or postpone, all monies will be refunded minus and bank/processing charges.  We sincerely hope this will go ahead.  Full terms and conditions are on this link.

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