Exotic dance performances

Evening at the Oasis at 100 Mile Community Hall ok June 22 will be entertaining

Expect a spectacular night of exotic dance at Evening at the Oasis at 100 Mile Community Hall, June 22.

The entertainment lineup includes performances by The Baladi Babes belly dance troupe, Cheralyn’s Polynesian Dancers, Fi Fi la Rouge burlesque, Gameela and her Mystique belly dance troupe, belly dancer Esmerelda, and several more. A number of belly dance supply vendors will also be there before the show.

The belly dance culture has been alive and well in the South Cariboo for approximately 20 years and Oasis spokesperson Kerri Mingo says the area currently boasts about 20 dancers. The attraction, she says, is the fun factor.

“Women enjoy getting together with other women and the movements make you feel good. It’s a great workout.”

Most dances tell a story or portray a theme and the exotic costumes accentuate them with lots of bling, colour and sound from bell and coin embellishments, she adds.

“Depending on the costume, they can be very noisy. They’re definitely eye-catching, and there are so many different styles from gypsy, to tribal and Egyptian.”

Mingo says it’s been several years since the belly dance community has put on a big show similar to this, and they’re excited.

The show starts at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children five to 13 years of age. Tickets are available at Higher Ground Natural Foods, Didi’s Boutique, Class Act Formals and Exquisite Florals and Gifts.