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  • Talma Gotteiner

Yalla Bella: A Fusion & Belly Dancing Festival at the Dead Sea

Hi there!

This is the second year that this unique festival is taking place. The festival is the result of a shared passion of three Russian friends who come from the world of dance and fitness. The dance festival is attractive to anyone who wants to combine their love of dancing with a perfect weekend getaway in one of the nicest winter locations in Israel. It's open to men and women alike with transportation and half board included so that you are free to relax and enjoy!

Bella Goldbaum, responsible for the artistic aspects of the festival is a dance instructor and choreographer who both appears and organizes dance events both in Israel and abroad year round.

WHEN: Mar 5th-7th, 2020 inclusive (3 days)

Yalla Bella: A Fusion & Belly Dancing Festival at the Dead Sea
Credit: Shirley Goldbaum

Basically, the festival includes several dance workshops teaching different dance styles that you can practice during the late night DJ Dance Parties, dance competitions for both solo and group dances taught by the instructors with monetary prizes, booths selling dance apparel and equipment and all the benefits of the hotel. The main styles taught in the workshops this year include belly dancing, flamenco, burlesque and tribal.

Hod Bamidbar Resort & Spa Hotel

The festival will take place at the Hod Bamidbar Resort & Spa Hotel same as last year. The hotel is a 4-star hotel with a private beach of its own and a saltwater swimming pool. In addition, there is a spa and wellness center that you can take advantage of during your free time. Meals are served in a rich buffet and in general participants last year were very pleased with the arrangement. Lastly, because the accomodation is in double rooms, your spouses or best friends can register too.

Festival Schedule

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

11:00 Pickup

14::00-15:00 Room allocation

16:00-18:00 Dance workshops

18:00-20:00 Dinner

20:30-21:30 Dance Competition

21:30-22:30 Teacher's Gala (i.e. show)

22:30 DJ Party into the Night

Friday, March 6th, 2020

8:00-10:00 Breakfast

10:30-14:00 Workshops

Free time

17:00-18:00 Workshops

18:00-20:00 Dinner

20:30-21:30 Open Stage

21:20-22:30 Solo Competition

22:30 DJ Party into the Night

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

8:00-10:00 Breakfast

10:30-12:15 Dance workshops

12:30-13:30 Festival Closeout

13:30-15:00 Lunch

16:00 Late checkout and return


If you're interested, there is 5% coupon code on my on my 'members only' page. If you're not a member, you'll be directed to subscribe.

Importantly, each person in the room registers separately, so if you don't bring your own partner, you'll be appointed a room-mate unless you prefer to pay extra for a private room.



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