Belly Blush Student Recital


June is a very special month for Ishra and her students: it’s when the annual Belly Blush Student Recital occurs! All levels of Invoketress students get to showcase what they have learned in their classes for the past year to their friends and families in a casual and intimate setting. For most students, this is the only time they perform for others so it truly is a significant occasion. Not only has work been done for learning and rehearsing their dance choreographies, but also in costuming (many are hand-made) and setting up the venue. It also will often feature special guest performers and live musicians as well as a silent auction (fundraiser for our biennial Mosaic Bellydance Fusion show) and vendors. The Belly Blush has been going strong for over 15 years and gets bigger every year, so much so that we now have 2 shows; a matinee and an evening show!

We are always looking for donations towards our silent auction. Please contact Mary if you would like to contribute. 

2018 Recap
WOW! What can we say about our 2018 Belly Blushes? What an amazing day! Two beautiful shows and great vibes all around. A day made even more special with a birthday and a wedding proposal on stage!! So much work goes into this event by our students, the Invoketress troupe, Ishra, and our volunteers. SO many thank yous: our amazing front of house, Santina and Les; our merch gals Kathy, Stephanie, and Barb; our videographer Zachary; our amazing photographers Alaina Media and S Curve Studio; our fabulous guest performers Andrea Fryett, Rob F. Galbraith, Corina Latta, Michelle Boudreau, Monika Wolf, Shelina Mitha, Sherry, Katie Clarke, our vendors, all of our generous silent auction donors, the Guelph Curling Club for being such an amazing and accommodating venue; and our incredibly warm and engaging audience – we LOVED performing for you! Most of all, so much love to our friends and families who support us as we follow our passions.

Belly Blush 2016 Promo (featuring performances from 2014 and 2015 shows):

Belly Blush 2014 Promo (featuring performances from 2011-2013)