Different Drummer Belly Dancers

We All Dance To A Different Drummer


Performances: Upcoming & Past

DDBD DANCING! by Lisa Shelton(c)

Upcoming Performances:


Forbidden Belly Dance & Variety Show - We're Still Here - 2017 logo

Forbidden Belly Dance -
We're Still Here- A Salute to Our Survival

WHEN: Friday, November 3rd. Doors open at 9a; Show starts promptly at 10pm

WHERE: The Back Door, 207 S College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404

TICKETS:: $10 at door
This show is dedicated to our fury and joy at surviving this past year. We will entertain you with belly dance, burlesque, and drag. Come celebrate our survival and enjoy a night of dance, music, theater, and camaraderie! This is for us!

Visit Official Website. | Visit FACEBOOK event.

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IN 2018

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Celebrate Belly Dance in Nashville, Bloomington, and South Central Indiana!

WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 2018

WHERE: Brown County Playhouse, 70 South Van Buren Street, Nashville, Indiana 47448 | 812.988.6555.

TIME: Doors open at 7:00 pm; Performance begins at 7:30 pm.

TICKETS: Adult: $15; Senior/Military/Veteran: $13; Student/Child: $10

Visit Nashville Indiana Shimmy and Shake Webpage for all information!

 


Past:


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Gen Con 50

Celebrating Gaming History

August 17-20, 2017

DDBD is honored to be dancing and celebrating the 50th anniversary of Gen Con! See us before the Costume Contest on August 16th and several roving performances throughout the event!

See all of our activities: Dancing and Classes on our Gen Con page!

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 - Spencer Pride Festival - Downtown Spencer, IN - Performance: TBA in the morning - Let us praise brave people and the right to love! DDBD is looking forward to dancing and celebraing at Spencer Pride. Join us on the Square.

LINKS:

 

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Indiana Comic Con!

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WHEN: April 14-16, 2017

WHERE: Indianapolis Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225

DDBD Schedule:

Friday:

BELLY DANCE IS FOR EVERYBODY!
4:00pm – 5:00pm // Rm. 130
Belly Dance Is For Every Body! is the war cry of Different Drummer Belly Dancers (DDBD). Belly dance is the perfect exercise/dance expression for every body. Learn to love your body through movement with an ancient dance style set to modern music! Class includes a brief history, dance instruction, and open dancing. All genders, sizes, ages, and colors welcome!

Saturday:

BELLY DANCE: AMERICAN TRIBAL STYLE®
12:30pm – 1:30pm // Rm. 130
America has its own form of belly dance: American Tribal Style®! Come experience group dance with belly dance movements. American Tribal Style® (ATS) is the PERFECT dance for LARPers and dance enthusiasts alike. You will learn to belly dance in small groups that look like you have been dancing for years. This is an excellent non-impact exercise for every body! Class includes a brief history, dance instruction, and open dancing. All genders, sizes, ages, and color welcome!

THE SHIMMY AND THE GEEK
7:30pm – 8:15pm // Line Begins In 500R
Different Drummer Belly Dancers (DDBD) brings a joyous dance experience celebrating their love of all things geek! Come and enjoy DDBD show you their favorite songs, themes, and costumes. Be prepared to enjoy yourself! Meet the dancers after the show for pictures.

Sunday:

BELLY DANCE IS FOR EVERYBODY!
12:00pm – 1:00pm // Rm. 130
Belly Dance Is For Every Body! is the war cry of Different Drummer Belly Dancers (DDBD). Belly dance is the perfect exercise/dance expression for every body. Learn to love your body through movement with an ancient dance style set to modern music! Class includes a brief history, dance instruction, and open dancing. All genders, sizes, ages, and colors welcome!

EVENT WEBSITE: Indiana Comic Con | FACE BOOK EVENT SITE: Indiana Comic Con

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Carry On My Wayward Buns - A Salute to Supernatural

WHEN: Friday, April 7, 2017

WHERE: The Back Door, 207 S. College Ave., Bloomington, Indiana

TIME: Doors open at 9 pm; Performance begins at 10 pm.

TICKETS: $10 at the door

EVENT WEBSITE: Carry On My Wayward Buns - A Salute to Supernatural

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

This event is for people 21+.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate Belly Dance in Nashville and Bloomington Indiana!

WHEN: Friday, March 24, 2017

WHERE: Brown County Playhouse, 70 South Van Buren Street, Nashville, Indiana 47448 | 812.988.6555.

TIME: Doors open at 7:00 pm; Performance begins at 7:30 pm.

TICKETS: Adult: $15; Senior/Military/Veteran: $13; Student/Child: $10

EVENT WEBSITE: Nashville Indiana Shimmy & Shake

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

Get your tickets now:

  • Online: Nashville Indiana Shimmy & Shake. (Link will open in new window.)
  • Call: Brown County Playhouse 812-988-6555 (must use a credit card).
  • Visit: Brown County Playhouse Box Office to purchase tickets at 70 South Van Buren Street, Nashville, Indiana 47448. Thursday - Sunday, Open at Noon

 

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Forbidden Belly Dance and Variety Show!

Gender Is A Drag

WHAT: Different Drummer Belly Dancers and their friends are pulling out all the stops to give you a Friday night you will NEVER forget! Drag, Burlesque, & Belly Dance, OH MY! The show theme is Gender Is A Drag! Nothing is going to prepare you for this evening of performances, dance, music, laughs, and love! Door fee is $10.

Featuring the Extraordinary Talent of:

- Juju Bone - Roxy Bordeaux - Olivia Longshadow - Marcia Melons - Oriana Peron - Jamie Spangle -

- Derek Von Zipper - Verna Vendetta - Margaret - Anaelle - Michelle - Rebakah -

and Special MC - Bloomington's Very Own Treasure - Brad Wilhelm!!

FYI: Door fee is $10; Show starts PROMPTLY at 9:30pm

Visit this event on Facebook!

WHERE: The Back Door, 207 S College Ave, Bloomington, Indiana.

WHEN: Friday, November 11th! Doors open at 9pm. Show starts promptly at 9:30pm, runs until 10:45pm.

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Gen Con 2016 Date LogoAugust 4-7, 2016 - Gen Con 2016 - Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana - Performance Times: See our Gen Con Webpage - Oh it is time to Game On! people!! We will be celebrating 10 years of dancing at Gen Con - and LOVING EVERY MINUTE OF IT!! Come visit our booth, take some classes, watch us dance in the halls, and don't miss our big show before the Costume Contest on Saturday. Oh and don't forget to game. Websites: Gen Con 2016; DDBD Gen Con Webpage. See you there!

Avengers trying to get Mjolnir off Loki while Thor laughs - and doesn't help.
Photo by Jennifer Stewart ©2015

 

Spencer Pride Festival logoJune 4, 2016 - 10th Anniversary Spencer Pride Festival - Downtown Spencer, IN - Performance: 5:00pm - Let us praise brave people and the right to love! DDBD is looking forward to a wonderful evening of celebrating Spencer Pride's 10th Anniversary. Join us on the Square.

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Avengers trying to get Mjolnir off Loki while Thor laughs - and doesn't help.
Photo by Jennifer Stewart ©2015

April 29, 2016 - Indiana Comic Con - Indianapolic Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN - Performance: 7-7:45pm - DDBD is performing at Indiana Comic Con! We are doing are favorite set AVENGE THIS!

AVENGE THIS!: A BELLYDANCING SALUTE TO THE AVENGERS
April 29, 2016
7:00pm – 7:45pm | Hall K
Line Up Begins In Hall J-3 At 6:00pm
In honor of the Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, we are saluting the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero team: The Avengers! Avenge THIS! is our belly dance salute to a great cast, fabulous characters, wonderful story, and of course, Joss “The Boss” Whedon. Come and cheer on your heroes!
Photo opportunities will occur after the performance.

Also! Verna Vendetta will be teaching belly dance classes!

  • Friday: BEGINNER BELLY DANCE 2:30pm – 3:30pm | Rm. 135 Learn to love your body through movement with an ancient dance style to modern music! Class includes a brief history, dance instruction, and open dancing. All genders welcome!
  • Saturday: BEGINNER BELLY DANCE 11:30am – 12:30pm | Rm. 135 Learn to love your body through movement with an ancient dance style to modern music! Class includes a brief history, dance instruction, and open dancing. All genders welcome!
  • Sunday: BEGINNER BELLY DANCE 9:30am – 10:30am | Rm. 135 Learn to love your body through movement with an ancient dance style to modern music! Class includes a brief history, dance instruction, and open dancing. All genders welcome!

LINKS:

 

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April 10, 2016 - Man Cave - Brown County Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren Street, Nashville, IN - 2-4pm; Performance: 2:30pm - Tickets: $20 - DDBD is thrilled to be a part of this first ever event! The Guild is partnering with Harley Davidson of Bloomington and their Jump Start machine that enables beginners to experience a big Harley without risk, Big Woods Brewing Company, and DDBD at 2:30pm, Baila Baila Flamenco at 3:00pm, and the Hudsucker Posse at 3:30pm. Come on down dancers for an afternoon of motorcycles, beer, dancing, and other fine arts. Award-winning Artist Member Lynn Dunbar will be on hand to capture part of the event. Figure painters are welcome to paint as well! See you there!

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March 4, 2016 - Bloomington Belly Dances - 2016 - Ivy Tech John Waldron Auditorium, Bloomington, Indiana - Doors open at 7:00pm; Performance begins at 7:30pm - This Bloomington extravaganza will showcase the wonderful and talented belly dancers in our fair city! There will also be flamenco dancingl! This event is loved by many people, attracting people from out of town and even out of state. It brings color, sound, and DANCE to you in a joyous evening. Come to this event! For more information and purchasing tickets, go to: Bloomington Belly Dances - 2016 Website. See you there!

Dancers bow at the first Bloomington Belly Dances.
Dancers at the first Bloomington Belly Dances in 2007. Photo by Adam Zolkover.

November 20, 2015 - Hatije's Hafla - 424 S Walnut St, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 - 8:00 pm - Margaret from DDBD will be dancing. - Hatije’s Hafla is an annual belly dance party and fund-raiser combining live music by Salaam with performances by skilled and graceful dancers. A hafla is a belly dance party, so you will have the opportunity to dance too! Bring your check-book or “folding green” to fill the dancers’ baskets in support of Middle Way House, our region’s domestic violence and rape crisis shelter. For more information, go to: Hatije's Hafla on Facebook. See you there!

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Forbidden Belly Dance and Variety Show! Friday the 13th

WHAT: Different Drummer Belly Dancers and their friends are pulling out all the stops to give you a Friday the 13th you will NEVER forget! Drag, Burlesque, & Belly Dance, OH MY!

WHERE: The Back Door, Bloomington, Indiana.

WHEN: Friday, November 13th! Doors open at 9pm. Show starts promptly at 9:30pm, runs until 10:45pm.

TICKETS! $10. You can purchase tickets at the door, but we strongly encourage you to purchase beforehand. Contact a member of DDBD and purchase from her or go to The Back Door and get your ticket there.

Come prepared to be thrilled, stimulated, and even scared...

PERFORMERS!
Different Drummer Belly Dancers: Margaret, Laura, & Michelle
Verna Vendetta
Roxy Bordeaux
Derek Von Zipper
Jaimee Spangle

Hosted by Bloomington Treasure: Brad Wilhelm!

Websites: Facebook Event Page or grab the QCR code on the right; The Back Door.

See you there!

July 30-August 2, 2015 - Gen Con 2015 - Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana - Performance Times: See our Gen Con Page! - Oh it is time to Game On! people!! Expect a lot of Avengers and Joss Whedone (due to director's obsession). Also July 31st is Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling's birthday so a celebration will be called for too! Come visit our booth, take some classes, watch us dance in the halls, and don't miss our big show before the Costume Contest on Saturday. Oh and don't forget to game. Websites: Gen Con 2015. DDBD Gen Con Page. See you there!

DDBD in their super hero costumes before Gen Con Costume Contest 2013.

June 20, 2015 - Arts Fair on the Square! - Downtown in Bloomington, Indiana - Performance Time: 4:00pm Under the Entertainment Tree, South Side of Squre - Downtown Bloomington, Indiana rocks! Come enjoy the sites and sounds of visual artists and craftspeople showing their goods. There is, of course, dancing!! Special thanks to the Bloomington Playwright's Project for organizing this event. Website: Arts Fair on the Square; Bloomington Playwright's Project.

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June 6, 2015 - Spencer Pride - Owen County Courthouse, Spencer, Indiana - Performance Time: 2:30; Booth - All Day - Join us at the lovely, wonderful, joyous event known as Spencer Pride. What a wonderful day of great food, great people, great performances, and great love. There will be colorful booths - including ours - and delicious restaurants and food trucks. Plus, of course, great performances by local artists including us! Website: Spencer Pride; Facebook Event Page. See you there!

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March 6, 2015 - Bloomington Belly Dances - 2016 - Ivy Tech John Waldron Auditorium, Bloomington, Indiana - Doors open at 7:00pm; Performance begins at 7:30pm - This Bloomington extravaganza will showcase the wonderful and talented belly dancers in our fair city! There will also be flamenco dancingl! This event is loved by many people, attracting people from out of town and even out of state. It brings color, sound, and DANCE to you in a joyous evening. Come to this event! For more information and purchasing tickets, go to: Bloomington Belly Dances - 2015 Website. See you there!

Dancers bow at the first Bloomington Belly Dances.
Dancers at the first Bloomington Belly Dances in 2007. Photo by Adam Zolkover.


DDBD Double Header Friday, November 21st!

FIRST:

Indiana University Women's Basketball Facebook iconNovember 21, 2014 - Half-Time Show, IU Women's Basketball Game - Game Starts 7:00 pm; Half-Time Approx: 7:30-7:45pm. Tickets to game: $5 adult; $3 youth; Free for IU Students, Staff, & Faculty. This is a dream come true! Margaret is a huge supporter of the IU Basketball Women! Troupe members Angela and Michelle are going to help her show their love and support of this great team! Come and enjoy a thrilling game with spirited young athletes and a heart-pounding half-time show. We are going to light it up! Links: IU Women's Basketball

 

SECOND:

Middle Way House of Bloomington, Indiana logo.November 21, 2014 - Hatje's Hafla - Player's Pub - 8:00-11 pm - Donation at the Door for Middle Way House APPRECIATED. Hatje's Halfa is a Bloomington tradition. This hafla, or belly dance party, helps raise money and awareness for Middle Way House, Bloomington's shelter for battered women and children. Troupe member Laura will be doing a special solo! Plus other incredible and talented Bloomington belly dancers and musicians will be there to bring joy to your heart and a smile to your lips. Links: Player's Pub; Middle Way House.

 

CASAblanca logoNovember 1, 2014 - CASAblanca - Liberty Ballroom in Bloomington - 2100 Liberty Drive, Bloomington, Indiana -  Bloomington's Premier Fundraiser and Casino Experience. Tonight we dance for CASA!

CASAblanca is an evening to celebrate and support Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASAblanca is a Moroccan inspired evening to include casino gaming (entertainment only), light Moroccan food, signature cocktails, music, dancing and other fun activities. Dressing in character (Moroccan or movie-wise) is strongly encouraged! Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world we want YOU to step into ours!

Join us in creating our vision of a community in which every child thrives in a safe, permanent home.

Monroe County CASA is a volunteer-powered program which provides representation in juvenile court for child victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect.

The program recruits, screens, trains, and supervises adult community members who volunteer their time to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), with full legal authority set forth by the State of Indiana.

CASAs provide advocacy to child victims to ensure that they remain at the forefront of the court proceedings and find a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.

This fundraiser will help keep CASA going! We can't wait to get our shimmy on for this great cause!

Links: CASAblanca Website; CASAblanca Facebook Event; Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates Website

October 24, 2014 - Forbidden Belly Dance - The Back Door - located in the alley running down the west side of the Art (Parking)Garageon4th and Walnut., Bloomington, Indiana - The Power of Belly Dance Compels You! - Tickets: $8 in advance; $10 at door.This is our R-rated evening. Belly dance is a G-rated, family fun form of dance - however sometimes, we gotta cut lose! We let our creativity SOAR during these performances. Come on down and see us dance like you have not seen us dance before!!! It will be a wild night!!! Note: You MUST be 21 or older as the venue is a bar. Links: The Back Door

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August 30, 2014 - Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts - Corner of 4th & Grant Street, Bloomington, Indiana - Full Event: Saturday: 10am-6pm; Our Performance: Starts between 1 and 1:15pm. - Join us for this Bloomington tradition celebrating fine arts and crafts. This is a nationally known even and a jewel in Bloomington's artistic crown. Not only will your senses thrill to the beautiful art around you, you will also enjoy live entertainment! Come dance with us! Links: Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts; DDBD Twitter Feed

August 14-17, 2014 - Gen Con 2014 - Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana - Performance Times: See our Gen Con Webpage - Oh it is time to Game On! people!! We will be celebrating 10 years of dancing at Gen Con - and LOVING EVERY MINUTE OF IT!! Come visit our booth, take some classes, watch us dance in the halls, and don't miss our big show before the Costume Contest on Saturday. Oh and don't forget to game. Websites: Gen Con 2014; DDBD Gen Con Webpage. See you there!

DDBD in their super hero costumes before Gen Con Costume Contest 2013.

May 3, 2014 - Gathering (Art) - The Bishop, Bloomington, Indiana - Performance Time: 7:45pm - Gather(ing Art) is a fund raiser informational event to raise money and awareness for the brick and mortar handmade store Gathering. This event event will represent all art genres here in Bloomington including some fashion; dance, writers, musicians and visual. The event will run from approx 7pm-1am. Website: Gathering on Facebook.

June 7, 2014 - Spencer Pride - Owen County Courthouse, Spencer, Indiana - Performance Time: 2:30-2:55 pm; Booth - All Day - Join us at the lovely, wonderful, joyous event known as Spencer Pride. What a wonderful day of great food, great people, great performances, and great love. There will be colorful booths - including ours - and delicious restaurants and food trucks. Plus, of course, great performances by local artists including us! Website: Spencer Pride. See you there!

June 21, 2014 - Arts Fair on the Square! - Downtown in Bloomington, Indiana - Performance Time: 4:00pm - What can be more fun that dancing in beautiful downtown Bloomington with your friends and beloved community? Nothing! Come enjoy the sites and sounds of visual artists and craftspeople showing their goods. There is, of course, dancing!! Special thanks to the Bloomington Playwright's Project for organizing this event. Website: Arts Fair on the Square; Bloomington Playwright's Project.

March 21, 2014 - Bloomington Belly Dances - 2014 - Ivy Tech John Waldron Auditorium, Bloomington, Indiana - Doors open at 7:00pm; Performance begins at 7:30pm - This Bloomington extravaganza will showcase the wonderful and talented belly dancers in our fair city! There will also be flamenco dancingl! This event is loved by many people, attracting people from out of town and even out of state. It brings color, sound, and DANCE to you in a joyous evening. Come to this event! For more information and purchasing tickets, go to: Bloomington Belly Dances - 2014 Website. See you there!

Dancers bow at the first Bloomington Belly Dances.
Dancers at the first Bloomington Belly Dances in 2007. Photo by Adam Zolkover.

Movie poster for Casablanca.February 14, 2014 - Casablanca - Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, Indiana - Dancing begins 6:45pm; Movie begins at 7:30pm - Come spend Valentine's Day with us at the Buskirk-Chumley. We will be dancing and welcoming movie goers into the theater before the showing of Casablanca. We will dance and mingle in the lobby - and maybe even get you to dance as well. For more information visit Buskirk-Chumley Events page: Purchase tickets - $5 for adults, $3 for children: BCT Box Office; Visit the Facebook Event.

October 5, 2013 - Indy Hair Ball - Emmis Communications Building on Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Indiana - Doors open at 6:30 pm - DDBD, along with friend Eiko, is helping the Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana (SNSI) raise money for their very important mission: Facilitating a statewide spay-neuter program. This programs help pet owners afford the surgery, reducing client costs to just $20! Find out more about this wonderful organization here: Spay-Neuter Serices of Indiana, Inc. There will be free food and drink along with live music, belly dancers (of course) and other forms of entertainment. Join us and help the animals. Links: IndyHairBall.org; Facebook Event Page; Full PDF Event Flyer; Spay-Neuter Serices of Indiana, Inc.

CHANGE of Time! Now 12:30pm! August 31, 2013 - Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts - Corner of 4th & Grant Street, Bloomington, Indiana - Full Event: Saturday: 10am-6pm; Our Performance: 12:30pm- Join us for this Bloomington tradition celebrating fine arts and crafts. This is a nationally known even and a jewel in Bloomington's artistic crown. Not only will your senses thrill to the beautiful art around you, you will also enjoy live entertainment! Come dance with us! Links: Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts; DDBD Twitter Feed

August 15-18, 2013 - Gen Con Indy 2013 - Indianapolis, Indiana - Hooray for Gen Con Indy!! Join us for four fabulous days of gaming, dancing, friendship, and fun!!! We love this event and look forward to it every year. Visit our booth with our usual wonderful treasures! Take belly dance classes! Enjoy our many performances! Just come and enjoy. This event is like every theme park you could ever imagine combined with your favorite family reunion. Treat yourself to Gen Con Indy. Links: DDBD Gen Con Page; Official Gen Con Indy Website; Gen Con Indy Facebook; Gen Con Indy Twitter; Gen Con YouTube Channel.

June 22, 2013 - Arts Fair on the Square - Downtown Square, Bloomington, Indiana - 10 am - 5 pm - Performance Time: 3:00 pm - The Bloomington Playwrights Project hosts this fair to celebrate artists throughout the Bloomington community. We will be performing and enjoying the sights and sounds of the wonderful event. Links: Official Arts Fair on the Square Website; Bloomington Playwrights Project.

June 1, 2013 - Spencer Pride Festival - Owen County Courthouse - Spencer, Indiana - 10 am - 5 pm - Performance Time CHANGE: 1:00 pm - Troupe member Verna will have her booth right next to ours! Visit our booth and see us dance at 1:00 pm. Come and support love and join us at Spencer Pride Festival. Link: Spencer Pride.

March 1, 2013 - Bloomington Belly Dances - 2013 - Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, Indiana - 7:30 pm; Tickets: $12 for Adults; $5 for Children under 12; Door Prices: $15 for Adults and $8 for Children under 12 - Once again DDBD, along with Iron Kitten Productions, is hosting Bloomington Belly Dances! Come join a spectacular celebration of the many styles and talented belly dancers in Bloomington, Indiana. You will even see some Flamenco and Bollywood performances! It will be a great night to remember! For more information visit the Website at Bloomington Belly Dances - 2013. Links: Facebook Event

December 9, 2012 - Holiday Hafla - Rachael's Cafe, Bloomington, Indiana - 6-8pm - Come celebrate the holidays the good old fashioned way: Belly Dance! We will gather for fun, shopping, delicious Rachael's Cafe food and drink, and great cheer with friends new and old. Great way to kickstart your holiday celebration and prepare for those final exams. Links: Facebook Event;Rachael's Cafe.

 

A Weekend with
Different Drummer Belly Dancers!!

Halloween Dance for All Ages!

Halloween pumpkin - downloaded from the Web.

Saturday, October 27 - 6 pm.

Rachael's Cafe

Facebook Event

This show was created especially for Halloween! Join DDBD for a fun family friendly performance of Halloween songs. Get yourself a delicious drink and tummy-satisfying dinner while you enjoy our show.

There will also be tables of belly dance goodies for purchase.

Forbidden Belly Dance
- An R-Rated Evening

Flying witch - image downloaded from the Web.

Sunday, October 28 - Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm.

Uncle Elizabeth's - 21 & Over Only

Facebook Event

This is a show we've been wanting to do for some time. A evening of R-rated songs that just haven't fit our other venues. We are looking forward to sharing these songs with you. So come and get a drink, relax, and enjoy!!!

 

October 21, 2012 - Hatije's Hafla - Player's Pub, Bloomington, Indiana - 6-9pm - Hatije's Hafla is a Bloomington tradition of helping Middle Way House, a battered women's shelter. We will join Dark Side Tribal, Salaam, and other dancers and loving citizens in Bloomington. Come help us raise money in a fun and joyous atmosphere. You can also get great food in the Player's Pub while enjoying the music and dancing. Links: Facebook Event; Player's Pub; Middle Way House.

September 1, 2012 - Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts - Corner of 4th & Grant Street, Bloomington, Indiana - Full Event: Saturday: 10am-6pm; Our Performance: 1:30pm- Join us for this Bloomington tradition celebrating fine arts and crafts. Not only will your senses thrill to the beautiful art around you, you will also enjoy live entertainment! Come dance with us! Links: Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts; DDBD Twitter Feed

August 16-19, 2012 - Gen Con Indy 2012 - The BEST Four Days in Gaming! No Game Left Behind - Booth: Full Event! - Classes: Thursday, Friday, and Sunday: Performance: Before the Saturday Costume Contest- We love this event! Join us and let your inner Geek play and dance!! Check out our Gen Con page for the latest info. Also check our Twitter feed!

Collage photo for Gen Con 2012 made with Picasa by Margaret Lion

 

July 16, 2012 - Bloomington Short List - Cafe Django, 116 N. Grant St, Bloomington, Indiana - Full Event: Begins at 7 pm; Our Performance: 8 pm. - We are honored to be participating in the Bloomington Short List show tonight at Cafe Django. Come for great performances, food, drink, and of course our set at 8 pm! Links: Cafe Django Music Schedule.

June 23, 2012 - Arts Fair on the Square - Downtown Bloomington on the Square - Full Event: 10am-6pm; Our Performance: 4pm on the south side of the square - Hooray for the 32d Annua Arts Fair on the Square! This event is free and open to the public featuring 75 regional and national artists. There will music, dancing, and even a Children's Art Center! Come see us perform and perhaps even join us! Links: Arts Fair on the Square

May 19, 2012 - B3's Venetian Burlesque Ball - Jake's Nightclub & Bar - Doors open at 8pm/Show starts at 9 pm - Join us along with the Bloomington Burlesque Brigrade, Dark Side Tribal, Pepper Mills, and DJ DMose for a fun night of revelry! This event is also part of the Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show! Tickets are on sale for $7 Pre-Sale and $10 at the door (or $7 in costume). This should be a night to remember! Links: B3's Venetian Burlesque Ball; Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show.

April 14, 2012 - Dark Side Tribal Spring Hafla - Rachael's Cafe - 7:00-10:00pm - Join us as we dance with our sister troupe Dark Side Tribal for a night of food, coffee, and dance! No fee at the door and the fun will never stop. Rachael's Cafe.

Adv. Belly Dance Class Hafla - Time - 1-3pm - Performances at 1 and 2 pm - Rachael's Cafe - My Advanced Belly Dance Class from Panache will be performing. Come join us for a lovely afternoon of dance and Racheal's delicious food and drink. Plus you can join us for dancing as well. Web Links: Facebook Event; Rachael's Cafe.

September 11, 2011 - Wings of Peace - a benefit for Middle Way House - Time - 6-9pm; Perform around 8 pm - Player's Pub - Belly dancers in Bloomington and Salaam shall join forces to perform and help support Middle Way House. Suggested cover donation is $10 and the event is for all ages. Come and share the love and support healthy, joyous living by supporting Middle Way House.

September 3, 2011 - 4th Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts - Time - 12:15 pm - Intersection of S. Grant Street & E. 4th Street in Bloomington, Indiana - Join us at this Bloomington tradition of arts, crafts, food, and Bloomington camaraderie. We are honored to be among the entertainers performing for a crowd of local Bloomington residents and out of town guest. This year we will have guests: Eiko and the students of Margaret's Advanced Belly Dance Class from Panache. Follow us on Twitter for event day notices!

August 4-7, 2011 - Gen Con Indy 2011 - The BEST Four Days in Gaming! - Booth: Full Event! - Classes: Thursday, Friday, and Sunday: Performance: Before the Saturday Costume Contest- We love this event!What could be better than joining with a world wide gaming community! We are back and sassy and ready to dance, dance, dance!!!!

June 18, 2011 - Arts Fair on the Square - 10 am - 6 pm; Performance Time: TBA - We will be dancing with other fine visual artists and craftspeople from Bloomington, Indiana and around the region. Come and enjoy the beauty of a Bloomington summer day surrounded by art - and belly dance! Website: Arts Fair on the Square. Press Release in PDF format.

May 12, 2011 - Hatije's Hafla - 7:30 - 9:30 pm; Player's Pub, Bloomington, Indiana; Suggested Donation Cover: $10 - Hatije's Hafla is a fundraising event for Middle Way House in Bloomington, Indiana. Margaret will be dancing along with other talented belly dancers to help raise money and awareness for this valuable community program. Remember: Any donation size is welcome. Websites: Facebook Event; Player's Pub; Middle Way House.

April 29, 2011 - Bloomington Belly Dances - 2010 - 7:00 pm, Doors Open; 7:30 pm Performance Begins - John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium - We are proud to present this celebration of the many styles of belly dance here in Bloomington Indiana!!! You'll see everything from Cabaret to Tribal Fusion styles of belly dance to Flamenco. Join us for a fabulous night of belly dance!! Website: Bloomington Belly Dances - 2010.

April 28, 2011 - Miss Gay Indiana University "Legacy" 2011 - Indiana Memorial Union: Alumni Hall; Starts 7:00 pm; We perform: 8:00 pm. - This is NOT your typical MGIU pageant. We are calling it MGIU "Legacy," and it is a celebration of two decades of Miss Gay IU! Following the historically significant repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," OUT thought what better way to celebrate than with America's largest collegiate drag show! Plus we of DDBD will be there to celebrate as well. Can't wait!Websites: Miss Gay IU 2011 Website; Facebook Event Page; Indiana Memorial Union: Alumni Hall.

January 29, 2011 - Sans Serif Belly Dance Show - 7:30 pm, Doors Open; 8:00 pm Performance Begins - Jeana will be doing a slinky solo in the Sans Sheriff Belly Dance Show at the White Rabbit Cabaret in Indianapolis. For more information visit the Web Site: Black Rose Caravan and Facebook: Onca Workshops in Indianapolis!

December 8-15 - Sex/Death: Ladies Night - 11 pm - Bloomington Playwrights Project- Our very talented Jeana will be dancing in one of the short plays in this evening of thought provoking entertainment acted and directed entirely by women. Tickets are $10 at the door with group rates available. Visit Sex/Death: Ladies Night for all of the information.

December 4th - December Hafla - 7:00 pm - Panache School of Ballroom & Social Dance - We will be joining forces once again with our sister troupe Dark Side Tribal! Both troupes teach at the Panache School of Ballroom & Social Dance we decided to host a hafla. Join us for performances by ourselves and our students. There will also be shopping and winter cheer. Panache is located on 325 E Winslow Rd, Bloomington, IN, 47401, phone: (812) 822-0050. View the Facebook invite here.

November 19th - Steampunk Night - Doors open for party at 7:00 pm/DDBD performs at 9 pm- Rachael's Cafe - This exciting event will introduce you to the theme of steampunk, which is a favorite theme for we DDBD dancers! We were honored to be asked by the organizers and have selected some very fun songs for you to enjoy! (Also my tubular crinoline needs wearing so we have to be there.) Come and join us and no costumes are not required. Just come as you are. :) View the Facebook invite here. For more about steampunk, visit the Wikipedia page.

October 3 - Redbud Hills Activity Room - 1:30 pm - Redbud Hills - The troupe will dance for the residents and staff of Redbud Hills. This fabulous place helped us host General Skills for American Tribal Style and Margaret's mother lives and loves it there.

September 4 - 4th Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts - Grandparents Day - Time - 12:15 pm - Intersection of S. Grant Street & E. 4th Street in Bloomington, Indiana - Join us at this Bloomington tradition of arts, crafts, food, and Bloomington camaraderie. We are honored to be among the entertainers performing for a crowd of local Bloomington residents and out of town guest. Join us!!

Special Note: Teri will be dancing with us!!

DDBD - Trio for Gen Con Indy!!!!

August 5-8, 2010 - Gen Con Indy 2010 - The BEST Four Days in Gaming! - Booth: Full Event! - Classes: Thursday, Friday, and Sunday: Performance: Before the Saturday Costume Contest- We love this event!What could be better than joining with the gaming community from around America and the world! Of course, belly dancing has to be involved. Our big performance will be before the Costume Contest on Saturday, 3:30 pm with roving performances throughout the con. Come visit our booth in the Exhibitors Hall, take some classes, and dance, dance, dance! Don't forget to game as well. Check-out our schedule details.

Special Note: Teri will be dancing with us a Gen Con Indy!!

DDBD - Trio for Gen Con Indy!!!!

July 18 - Redbud Hills - Dinner Performance & Talk - 5:30 pm - Redbud Hills - The troupe will dance for the residents and staff of Redbud Hills. This fabulous place helped us host General Skills for American Tribal Style and Margaret's mother lives and loves it there.

June 19 - Arts Fair on the Square - 3 pm - Jeana will be representing DDBD at the Arts Fair this year. Come and see her dance under the sun at this Bloomington event.

June 26 - Zumba Party for the Cure - 11 am-1 pm - Panache School for Ballroom & Social Dance - Margaret will be joining other Panache instructors to help raise money for the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Your $10 donation will help Panache reach their goal of $1000 to give to the ADA. Your donation will even be tax deductible! This event includes free food and drink, door prizes, and dance, dance, dance! Come get fit and help find a cure for diabetes! For more information, including a flyer for downloading, click here.

June 27 - Benefit for AIDS Awareness in South America - 8 pm - Uncle Elizabeth's - Note: This is a 21 and over club. Jeana is performing a solo dance as part of the variety show entitled Project Condom. There is a suggested $5 donation. Read more about it here.

June 29 -Gallery Show at The Venue - 5:30 pm - The Venue - Scott Weingart and Jeana Jorgensen will perform a show combining dance, juggling, and illusion. This piece explores collaborative movement forms and themes of play and identity.  They will then discuss the artistic process behind choreographing the routine.  It will be their second performance together, after Bloomington's recent Lacore Valmon Circus.

May 21, 2010 - Bloomington Belly Dances - 2010 - 7:00 pm, Doors Open; 7:30 pm Performance Begins - John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium - This event is a celebration of the many styles of belly dance here in Bloomington Indiana!!! You'll see everything from Cabaret to Tribal Fusion styles of belly dance to Flamenco. Join us for a fabulous night of belly dance!! Visit the Web site - Bloomington Belly Dances - 2010 and the Facebook event page.

April 23, 2010 - Arts in April Festival at Delta State University - 3:00 pm - Delta State University - We will be performing in Cleveland, Mississippi which will unite Margaret and Jeana with Teri once again! Visit the Web site for more information - Delta State State - Spotlight. Also read the PDF announcement. Later on the 23rd we will dance for the Bolivar County Relay for Life. On April 24, 2010, we will teach a belly dance workshop focusing on Tribal style. Open the PDF flyer for more information and join us!

April 8, 2010 - Batchelor Multicultural Fair - 5:30-8:30 pm; Performance: 6:30 pm - Batchelor Middle School - This event gives students and community members alike to experience the many different cultures in our world. We have performed at this event for several years and it is so much fun! Join us.

April 10, 2010 - Camp for Camp Vairety Show - 8:30 pm - Uncle Elizabeth's - This fundraising event will help support Camp Aranu'tiq - a summer camp experience for transgender and gender variant youth. This is the first camp of its kind in the U.S. and they are raising money to help with transportation costs since camp participation is free! Come help us help our youth! To learn more about Camp Aranu'tiq visit the Facebook event page.

February 27, 2010 - Dark Side Tribal Holiday Hafla - 7-9 pm. - Location - Rachel's Cafe - We have the great good fortune to be sister troupes with Dark Side Tribal. Jeana will perform a solo. Join this wonderful troupe for an evening of dance and food in the wonderful location of Rachel's Cafe. :)

Januray 16, 2010 - A Women's Winter Coffee House 2010 - Doors open at 7:30 pm; Performance begins 8 pm - Location - First United Church (Web Site) - Suggested Donation $5 - Organizers Sparks (Carolyn VandeWiele & Janice Rickert) and PMS Productions (Cindy Stone) have invited us to perform at their event! Come and enjoy a wondeful group of feminist and lesbian performers in a coffee house setting. The performance list includes fine chanteuses, belly dancers and guitar pickers! Refreshments & social hour begins at 7:30 pm. Contact Cindy Stone for more information about this event.

December 13, 2009 - Dark Side Tribal Holiday Hafla - Noon - 4 pm. - Location - Rachel's Cafe - We have the great good fortune to be sister troupes with Dark Side Tribal. Join us and this wonderful troupe for an afternoon of dance and food in the wonderful location of Rachel's Cafe. :)

December 8, 2009 - Belly Dance For Every Body! Holiday Hafla - Doors open at 7 pm; Performance begins at 7:30 pm - Location - Chez Hutchinson-Lion -
This holiday hafla shall be a joyous and relaxing evening of belly dance and camaraderie! Dancers, if you wish to perform, bring your music and prepare to be well-received by an enthusiastic audience. Everyone will have a chance to dance at the end too. For more information visit the Facebook page at -
Holiday Hafla.

Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 11pm at the Lodge in Bloomington, IN -
Jeana will be performing traditional belly dance at a show hosted by the Bloomington Burlesque Brigade. The show is called Hoochie Coo Burlesque Party and it is 18+. Doors at 10, performance starts at 11, admission is $7. For more information see the FaceBook event invite:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/event.php?eid=166297459816&index=1

November 13 - 15, 2009 - Great Lakes Belly Dance Convention - Best Western Executive Plaza & Conference Center, Ann Arbor, MI - Jeana will be dancing with Katya Faris and her troupe of dancers at the Bellydance Show on Saturday night!

October 17, 2009 - Hafla-Ween 2009 - 8 pm., Cornerstone Center for the Arts - A Halloween themed dance performance featuring many dancers from across Indiana.

September 26, 2009 - Indy Pagan Pride Day - 2 pm., wooden stage in shelter, Broad Ripple Park - Come celebrate the great American tradition of religious freedom - and maybe even learn a thing or two about yourself! We will be dancing with members of Calypso's Pearls. Come enjoy the camaraderie, beautiful scenery, food, arts, crafts, and of course belly dance!

September 5, 2009 - 4th Street Festival - 3:45 pm. - It is always an honor to dance at this proud Bloomington event! 4th Street Festival is a celebration of arts and crafts and shows the many talents of artists from around the country. Come and enjoy the sites, sounds, and shopping that 4th Street has to offer. Come for some belly dancing too! (Note: Margaret remembers going to the very first 4th Street Festival as a little girl!!) We will be dancing with members of Calypso's Pearls.

Special Note: Teri will be dancing with us!!

DDBD - Trio for Gen Con Indy!!!!

August 13-17, 2008 - Gen Con Indy 2009 - The BEST Four Days in Gaming! - Booth: Full Event! - Classes: Thursday, Friday, and Sunday: Performance: Before the Saturday Costume Contest - We love this event! What could be better than joining with the gaming community from around America and the world! Of course, belly dancing has to be involved. Our big performance will be before the Costume Contest on Saturday, 3:30 pm with smaller performances throughout the con. Come visit our booth in the Exhibitors Hall, take some classes, and dance, dance, dance! Don't forget to game as well.

Special Note: Teri will be dancing with us a Gen Con Indy!!

DDBD - Trio for Gen Con Indy!!!!

July, 2009 - Tuesdays, Noon-12:45 pm - Rachel's Cafe. Every Tuesday from Noon-12:45 pm you can get a delicious and healthy lunch at Rachel's Cafe AND belly dance! Margaret will be offering basic instruction and then time to just dance! Get some exercise and have a great lunch at the same time. Perfect way to rejuvenate yourself. Remember: Every Tuesday during July at Rachel's Cafe here in good old Bloomington, Indiana. You can also see the event posting in Facebook here.

July 11, 2009 - Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls - 7 pm. - Sportsplex - We will be dancing for one of our favorite crowds: Fans of Roller Derby! Come enjoy a fun night that the whole family and all of your friends will enjoy.

May 19, 2009 - Spring Belly Dance for Every Body! Hafla/Recital - 7:30. - Allison-Jukebox Community Center - Doors open at 7 pm. Come enjoy a night of belly dance celebration as belly dancers and fans come together for a night of dance! This is free so bring everyone and dance in the summer! Dancers, if you would like to perform, just let us know at ddbdancers@gmail.com. Members of Calypso's Pearls will also be performing.

May 2, 2009 - Windfall Student Showcase - Jeana - 6 pm. - Harmony School - As a teacher at Windfall, Jeana has been asked to demonstrate her style of dance in a short choreography that evening.

April 18, 2009 -8th Annual Celebration of Families Festival - Noon-4 pm; Performance Time: 3:30. - Third Street Park - At the festival, families can enjoy live stage entertainment, participate in free interactive activities, register for summer youth programs, collect information from agencies about family/child services and enjoy free food and drinks! We will proudly being entertaining the families of Bloomington so come and join us!

April 9, 2009 - Batchelor Multicultural Fair - 7:00 pm. -Batchelor Middle School - This event gives students and community members alike to experience the many different cultures in our world.

March 6, 2009 - Bloomington Belly Dances - 2009 - 7:30 pm. - John Waldron Arts Center - This event is a celebration of the many styles of belly dance here in Bloomington Indiana!!! You'll see everything from Cabaret to Tribal Fusion styles of belly dance to Flamenco. Different Drummer Belly Dancers is sponsoring this event with the Bloomington Area Arts Council so be sure to join us and support the arts in Bloomington!

December 9, 2008 - Halfla/Recital - 7:30 pm. - Allison-Jukebox Community Center - Doors open at 7 pm. Come enjoy a night of belly dance celebration as belly dancers and fans come together for a night of dance! This is free so bring everyone and get into the holiday spirit with some belly dance. Calypso's Pearls will also be there.

December 6, 2008 - Hipnotic Workshop Performance - 7:30 pm. - Harmony School - Don't miss seeing Hipnotic live in performance, along with other amazing dancers! Also click the link for more information about Hipnotic and the workshops they will be offering.

November 28, 2008 - Holiday Squeeze- 5:30 -7 pm. Performance at 6:30 pm. - John Waldron Arts Center - Kick-off your holiday season with fun performances by Bloomington's artists. Calypso's Pearls will also join us.

October 18, 2008 - Wizard Rock Returns! - 8 pm. - Rhino's Youth Center - Wizard Rock is music written about and for the Harry Potter universe. Bands will often take on the persona of a Potter character when writing their songs. Tonight, the Pearls join Rhino's Youth Center in celebrating the joy, fun, and good music that is Wizard Rock. DDBD, along with Calypso's Pearls, will take the stage and perform as "The Dancing Veelas"! Not only are we dancing, but the bands Tonks and the Aurors and the Chinese Chomping Cabbages will be there as well! Join us for a night you that will be sure to put a smile on your face! Admission is $5 per person.

September 27, 2008 - Indy Pagan Pride Day - From 1:30-2:15 pm. - Indy Pagan Pride Day provides the opportunity to learn about paganism and the Pagan Community. This fair hopes to eliminate prejudice and fear and celebrate religious freedom. So of course we have to be there!! Plus, Calypso's Pearls, will be going us for some great dancing. See you there!

August 30, 2008 - 4th Street Festival - 3:45 pm. - This is a Bloomington tradition and we are proud to say we have become part of that tradition! 4th Street Festival is a celebration of arts and crafts and shows the many talents of artists from around the country. Come and enjoy the sites, sounds, and shopping that 4th Street has to offer. Come for some belly dancing too!!

August 14-17, 2008 - Gen Con Indy 2008 - The BEST Four Days in Gaming! - Booth: Full Event! - Performance: Before the Saturday Costume Contest - We Will Post Our Con Schedule Here Soon - Huzzah! This will be our fifth year dancing at Gen Con Indy!! We love this event! What could be better than joining with the gaming community from around America and the world! Of course, belly dancing has to be involved. Our big performance will be before the Costume Contest on Saturday, 3:30 pm with smaller performances throughout the con. Come visit our booth in the Exhibitors Hall, take some classes, and dance, dance, dance! Don't forget to game as well.

July 19, 2008 - BHRG Flatliners vs. Derby City of Louisville, Kentucky - Sportsplex - Bloomington, IN - Bout starts at 7 pm - DDBD performance time is coming!! - We are so back!! We love the Bleeding Heartland Roller Girls Flatliners and can't wait to help the audience celebrate their favorite team! Come and enjoy a great night of entertainment: roller derby and belly dance! What could be better?!

June 20, 2008 - Tribal Revolution 2008 - Hafla in Holiday Inn, Elk Grove Village Ballroom in Elk Grove Village, IL - 7 pm. - Teri and Jeana will be dancing at the Hafla, sharing their love of dance and music.

May 20, 2008 - Belly Dance for Every Body! & Advanced Belly Dance Hafla/Recital - 7:30 pm. - Allison-Jukebox Community Center - A hafla is a belly dance party and all are invited. Come see our students show-off what they've learned. Plus this will be the first performance of Calypso's Pearls!!!

April 13 , 2008 - Hatje's Hafla - A Benefit for Middle Way House - 6-9 pm . - Max's Place, Bloomington, IN - Our lovely friend Hatje hosts this event to celebrate belly dance, her birthday, and raise money for Middle Way House. Join us for fun, food, and supporting a wonderful cause! And friend. ;)

April 10 , 2008 - Batchelor Middle School Multicultural Fair - 5:30 - 7:30 pm. - Batchelor Middle School, Bloomington, IN - This fair celebrate the many cultures of the world and in found in Bloomington, Indiana! Come see us perform and teach.

March 8 , 2008 - Franklin College Family Weekend- Multicultural Dance Extravaganza - 6:15 pm. Chapel - We will be helping Franklin College celebrate ethnice dance. There will also be ethnic goodies and beverages to enjoy.

February 29, 2008 - Tribal:Pura Gala Event - 8 pm. John Waldron Arts Center - DDBD and the Bloomington Area Arts Council will once again host Tribal:Pura. This event includes a gala dance performance and two days of workshops. The workshops are on American Tribal Style Belly Dance given by Carolena Nericcio and Megha Gavin. Don't miss this event!

February 9-10, 2008 - Gothla US - The Conjuring - 1:40 pm. The Imperial Ballroom, Fullerton, CA - Our very own Jeana will be performing at this event!! If you are in Southern California go see her and the other amazing Goth belly dancers.

December 4, 2007 - Recital/Hafla for Semester Classes - 7:30 pm. Allison-Jukebox Community Center - Our classes will perform at this event. It is free and open to the public. Come watch our wonderful students, friends, and ourselves dance! There will also be belly dance items for sale thanks to Donna Barbick who vends for Audrena- The Belly Dance Store .

November 23, 2007 - Holiday Squeeze - 5:30-7 pm. John Waldron Arts Center - Join us as we celebrate the holidays with other Bloomington area performers. This event will warm you up so you can see the lights being turned on in downtown Bloomington.

November 10, 2007 - Morgan County Public Library Demonstration - 1:30 pm. - We will will perform, talk a little about the history and significance of belly dancing and then teach the audience a few basic moves. We are excited to be bringing our love of belly dance to Morgan County.

October 13, 2007 - Eroticon - Doors open at 9 pm; Group Performance at 11 pm; Jeana solo at 1:30 am - This is a special gig for DDBD because this is the gig that started it all. Join us and other fun shows for this fall tradition.

September 22, 2007 - Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls vs. Arsenic Annie - Sportsplex -Bloomington, IN - Bout starts at 7 pm - DDBD performs at 8 pm - YES!! Bloomington has its own rollergirl team, the Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls. The BHRGs have honored us by asking us to be their entertainment for the half-time show. Well we will be there and you bet we will be cheering for the hometeam!! Click this link to order your ticket.

September 1, 2007 - 3:40 pm - Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts - Bloomington, IN - This festival is a Bloomington tradition and we are honored to be dancing there once again! Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of 4th Street Festival.

August 16-19, 2007 - Gen Con Indy 2007 - The BEST Four Days in Gaming! - Booth: Full Event! - Performance: Before the Saturday Costume Contest - Click Here for our Con Schedule! - We love Gen Con Indy! What could be better than joining with the gaming community from around America, and the world, to celebrate gaming! Of course, belly dancing has to be involved as well. Come visit us at our booth, take some classes with us, and dance, dance, dance! Don't forget to game as well.

May 18, 2007 - Belly Dance Hafla Benefit for Middle Way House with Live Music & Dancers!! - Starts 7 pm - Join us in supporting Middle Way House with live music from Salaam and belly dancers from around the area. This event will be held at Max's Place, so you can also get some great food!

April 14, 2007 - Bloomington Renaissance Faire - All Day - Performances Noon, 2 pm, & 3:30 pm - Join us for the Renaissance Faire in Dunn Meadow on the Indiana University campus. We will have several performances with a Renaissance feel, as well as having a henna and tarot reading booth. Ren Faires are a joy so come on down.

March 2, 2007 - Bloomington Belly Dances - 8 pm - Join us at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater for a dancing event as belly dancers perform for the Bloomington community.

October 14, 2006 - Doors open at 9 pm - Eroticon - It feels like tradition! We will perform a set of exciting songs picked just for this event. Join us at The Tapp on Walnut in Bloomington, Indiana for a night of tantalizing experiences.

September 23, 2006 - 8:30 pm - The Durga Tour - This tour brings Goth, Sacred, and Experimental Belly Dance and Beyond to Bloomington, Indiana on September 23rd &24th. This will be an exciting alternative filled performance, just the kind Different Drummer thrives on! Click on the Durga Tour link above to get tickets AND register for dance workshops as well!!

September 2, 2006 - 12:15 pm - Fourth Street Festival of the Arts - The Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts is a Bloomington tradition and we are honored to be dancing on Saturday!

August 24 2006, 7:30-9:30 pm - Performance Time: 8:30 pm- CultureFest - In the IU Arts Museum - Welcome back students! CultureFest is an IU tradition celebrating food, dance, and the arts. Come visit DDBD in the IU Art Museum.

August 19, 2006, 10 am - 1 pm - Indiana State Fair - Join us as we dance to celebrate the arts with Indiana University. We will be dancing several sets between 10 am - 1 pm at the Indiana University Boulevard.

August 10-13, 2006 - Gencon in Indy - We will be belly dancing this year at Gencon like never before! See us at Wednesday night registration, giving workshops, dancing throughout the halls, and OF COURSE dancing before the Costume Contest on Saturday. This year we are makign a special salute to vampires and even Joss Whedon. Come and join us!

April 15, 2006 - 11 am - 6 pm - Bloomington Renaissance Faire - Bloomington is having its first Renaissance Faire in Dunn Meadow on the Indiana University campus. Join us for several performances with a Renaissance feel. Join us for a full faire day. Our performance times are: Noon, 2:30, and 4:30 pm on the Main Stage.

November 16, 2005 - Arabian Nights - This event will help raise money for the Heart of Sailing Foundation. Heart of Sailing teaches sailing to cognitively impaired children. It is a branch of the inernational organization “Au Coeur Des Voiles.” Margaret will be dancing at this event with some of her Performance Belly Dance class students.

October 15, 2005 - Eroticon - The ever popular Bloomington event is back and we are happy to participate. (Eroticon was Stimuli for a while). Join us at Axis in Bloomington, Indiana for this fabulous event.

October 7, 2005 - 7:30 pm - Helping Hips: A Bellydance Benefit for the Hurricane Relief Effort - Some members will be performing solos and giving their support to this cause. Join us and help our country men and women rebuild their lives.

September 10, 2005 - 11 am - 1 pm - Heartnut Festival, Johnson County, IN - Some members performed in this festival with other regional dancers. It is an enjoyable, outdoors family fun festival and we hope to be invited every year.

September 2, 2005 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm. - Waldron Instructor Show - This event showcases the instructors at the Waldron Arts Center. Margaret, with various DDBD members, has been teaching beginning belly dance for a year! Visit the Rose Firebay for a demonstration of some Bloomington belly dance talent.

September 1, 2005 - 6:30 pm - REACH - Butler University, Indianapolis, IN - REACH stands for Reaffirming Ethnic Awareness and Community Harmony. Once again we will be demonstrating traditional cabaret and American Tribal Style belly dance, as well as demonstrating how these styles work with modern music. Let the reaffirming begin!!

August 20, 2005 - 2:30-3:30 pm - Gencon in Indy - Indianapolis, IN - Hyatt Regency Hotel Ballroom - Yes we will be back at the "Best Four Days in Gaming", once again dancing before the Costume Contest to science fiction/fantasy/horror/ and gaming themes. (Yes, we are family oriented and friendly.) AND since this is a gaming convention, if you can guess the titles of all the songs in our show we will post your name on our Web site!! We'll even post your name if you get most of the songs as we are sure you won't be able to get them all. Plus you just might also get a lesson on how to shimmy like a belly dancer as part of our performance!

July 9, 2005 - Allerton IL Belly Dance Caravan Festival 2005 - This is the first ever Allerton Festival and we will be performing at the Friday night Hafla (8:00 pm) and teaching two workshops on Saturday (Basic American Tribal Style and Dancing to Rock'n'Roll). Join us and other great belly dancers for this exciting weekend. Contact Benazir or Amira for more information.

June 18-19, 2005 - Jubilee Olde English Faire - Jubilee College, IL. - See us perform in the Dance Circle at 1 and 4 pm both days. Plus we may even give you a few lessons. Speaking of lessons don't forget to visit us at our booth - Mother Henna - for some Tarot readings, henna painting, fantastic hair pieces, and dance lessons.

February 25, 2005, 7-9 pm - Diversity of Dance Festival - Unitarian-Universalist Church, Bloomington, Indiana - The Unitarian-Universalist Church celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a program highlighting dance from around the world. This festival also marked a first for DDBD as it teamed-up with Tribal Bloom Belly Dance to form Different Bloom Belly Dance.

February 19, 2005, 7:30-11:30 pm - Mardi Gras - kidscommons 2nd Annual Fundraiser - 'A Taste of New Orleans' by Chef Gethin Thomas, Manifest Blues Band, Entertainment, Dress for Comfort & Fun, The Commons Centre, Columbus, IN. We will be helping Columbus, Indiana raise money for their very own Children's Museum!

January 17, 2005 - Martin Luther King Day - 4:00-4:30 pm - Diversity Festival at Bloomington Playwrights Project - Come join us celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will be dancing to many songs that we love and are diverse!

October 29, 2004, 12:30 am- 10th Anniversary Erotic Arts Ball, Indianapolis, IN - The event producers begged to see our choreographed rendition of "Voulez-vous Coucher Avec Moi, Ce Soir" ("Lady Marmalade" Moulin Rouge rendition) again! We are happy to oblige! This milestone anniversary event spans three levels of a huge 1890's gothic revival building in downtown Indianapolis.  The evening features a juried art show and exhibition, performance art, two bands, a DJ, and Indy's first public underground dungeon. Tickets are on sale now.

September 4, 2004, 3 pm - Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts - Bloomington, IN - How could we refuse? The Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts is a Bloomington tradition and we are honored to be dancing at 3 pm on Saturday!

September 2, 2004, 7 pm- REACH - Butler University, Indianapolis, IN - REACH stands for Reaffirming Ethnic Awareness and Community Harmony. We will be demonstrating traditional and American Tribal Style belly dance, as well as demonstrate how well these style work with modern music. Let the reaffirming begin!!

August 21, 2004, 3:30 pm- Gencon in Indy - We will be dancing before the costume contest at Gencon in Indy! Be there to see us at 3:30 pm on Saturday. Look for a fantasy/science fiction theme to our dance and costumes! Come and join us!
We Have A Winner!! Oscar Rios - Self-Titled "Nerd Hubby to a New York Egyptian cabaret & American Tribal Dancer" won our Gencon Contest! Oscar was able to name all of the songs in our set and where they came from. Congratulations Oscar!! Goth Gig 2004 - Bloomington, IN- This gig was the brain child of Molly - the Little Goth Girl herself. We all wanted to do it and loved it!! A friend offered his porch looking over Downtown Bloomington and we rocked the building down!

June 19 - 20, 2004 - Jubilee Olde English Faire, Jubilee College, IL. - We'll be there all weekend at the Mother Henna booth, and we'll be performing! Stop by and see us and get your fortune told and your body hennaed! (Oh, and buy some lovely stuff!)

April 4, 2004 - Belly Jam in Cincinnati, OH. This is an excellent belly dance gathering pulling in people from all over the U.S. We were asked to dance, and that was a GREAT HONOR! Click here for more information about Belly Jam.

February 28, 2004 - Midnight - Stimuli again! Stimuli is back and we will be too! Keep coming back for more information! Plus, get on our mailing list!

October 18, 2003 - Midnight - Stimuli - Our first performance! You'll be surprised and LOVE the music we have chosen.

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