AUSET Program & Teachers

AUSET Summer Bellydance Retreat

Perth, Western Australia
"Weaving through Time"
12-14 Jan 2024

  • The AUSET Bellydance Retreat is a joyful, collaborative Summertime Bellydance event held in Perth, Western Australia with many well-established schools enabling community & group participation.
  • Join fun workshops at Northern & Eastern suburbs studios.
  • Celebrate diversity, artistry & wellbeing in a warm environment.
  • Celebrate AUstralian Sharqi, Ethnic & Tribal styles of dance.
  • Enjoy dancing, drumming, performance, workshops & more!

'Weaving through Time' Perth, 12-14 Jan 2024

Cultural Threads of Bellydance Woven into a Communal Tapestry

Meet your AUSET Teachers & Team

Tabetha Vagliviello

Principal of Zahara dance Company, and host of the lovely new Koort Studio complex in Midland!

Keti Sharif

Creator of A-Z Bellydance, festival founder (Australia & Egypt) and co-owner of Blue Lotus Room, Morley. 
A-Z Website

Kim Astle

Director of Studio 44, The Hip Joint in Wangara, Kim is a passionate dance teacher & also a Zumba Instructor.

Richelle Spencer

Richelle is a Teacher of Global Caravan Tribal Bellydance, creating 'magick' in circle with women.

Kylie Morrison

Kylie 'Astarte' Morrison our guest from NSW runs Astarte Mind-Body, specialising in fusion bellydance.

Sam Nascimento

Sam, from Blue Lotus Room teaches Arabic Darbuka, and produced the popular 40 Arabic Rhythms CD.


Suhayla of Zahara Dance Company is a passionate dancer with a special focus on silk veil work.

Zahara Dance Co.

Zahara dancers will be performing at the Concert, and will show you around the new Midland studio.

Tribal from the Heart

Tribal dancers will gather at the event, bringing colour and excitement, come and try it!

AUSET 3 Day Program

Friday 12 Jan 2024
'Tasters and Prep Sessions'
DJ & Drums Dance Party!

Venue: Blue Lotus Room, 2/23 Rudloc Rd Morley

10am-10:30am  Registration

TASTER #1 10:30am-11:30am
Beginner Darbuka techniques (Sam)

TASTER #2 11:30am-12:30pm
Intro to Tribal - Earth Goddesses (Richelle)

TASTER #3 1:30pm-3:30pm
Intro to Baladi w/zills (Kim)

TASTER #4 2:30pm-3:30pm
Intro to Saiidi Dance (Tabetha)

Intro to Classical Raqs Sharqi (Keti)

EVENING EVENT 7:00-9:00pm
Friday Night DJ Dance Party @ Morley with live Drum Ensemble

Saturday 13 Jan 2024
AUSET Workshops
Evening Performance Night

Venue: The Koort, 1/12 Old Great Northern Hwy, Midland

WORKSHOP #1 10:30am-11:30am
Studio 1: Saiidi 'Assaya' (Tabetha)
Studio 2:
  Pharaonic Theatre Dance (Keti)

WORKSHOP #2 11:45am-1:15pm
Studio 1: Earth Goddess/ Tribal (Richelle)
Studio 2:
Art of Sword Dancing (Kylie)

WORKSHOP #3 2:15pm-3:45pm
Studio 1: The Art of Baladi (Kim)
Studio 2:
Arabic 'Dof' Frame Drum Jam (Sam)

EVENING EVENT 7:00-9:00pm 
Saturday Night Guest Performance Showcase @ Midland

Sunday 14 Jan 2024
AUSET Workshops
Weaving Through Time Show

Venue: The Koort, 1/12 Old Great Northern Hwy, Midland

WORKSHOP #4 10:30am-11:30am
Studio 1: Intermediate Darbuka Rhythms (Sam)
Studio 2:
Silk Veils (Suhayla)

WORKSHOP #5 11:45am-1:15pm
Studio 1:  Classical Raqs Sharqi (Keti)
Studio 2:
Tribal Futuristic (Richelle)

WORKSHOP #6 2:15pm-3:45pm
Studio 1: Sassy Shaabi (Tabetha)
Studio 2:
Spanish Fusion (Kim)

Sunday Night 'Weaving through Time' Show @ Midland presented by AUSET dance team and special guests

How to Book

Workshops are between $30-$45, Evening events $25-30

Great savings when you book a whole day of workshops, just $120 each save $15-$30

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