Firefly Belly Dance directed by Tracey Saunders, is a Christchurch based professional dance company and troupe offering performances and regular classes in Christchurch and around New Zealand.
Firefly Belly Dance is Christchurch's premier belly dance troupe, well known for their unique & innovative performances driven by Tracey's complimentary background in contemporary dance & the serendipitous gathering of dancers with a penchant for the weird & wonderful that enables the troupe's adventures into a modern fusion style of belly dance with an emphasis on creative & experimental choreographies. Members of Firefly Belly Dance are proficient in a number of styles of belly dance including American Tribal Style® Belly Dance (ATS®), Fusion Belly Dance and Orientalé. Tracey undertakes regular training intensives internationally and also sponsors visiting international tutors to teach workshops in Christchurch for Firefly students. She has completed Teacher Training with Carolena Nerricio of FatChanceBellyDance® and is a registered Sister Studio to FatChanceBellyDance®. Firefly Belly Dance are available to perform at corporate functions, weddings and hen's nights, community events, festivals, parties and functions, markets, restaurant/cafe functions or anywhere that requires fun, high energy, colorful and professional entertainers. From solo dancer through to large group performances can be arranged according to your requirements.
The Firefly Belly Dance troupe members love to dress up and are happy to tailor their performance costumes to fit in with the theme of your event. In addition to improvised and choreographed performances, Firefly Belly Dance can add a number of props to spice up any occasions - including veils, swords, Isis wings, zills and fan veils. Performances can also include roving dancers and crowd involvement.