Seraka Dance Company

An Elegant Approach to Belly Dance in St. John’s Newfoundland

 

Seraka Dance Company is a professional performance troupe composed of  belly dance artists from St. John’s Newfoundland. The group is known for combining their precise technical skill, creativity in movement, and beautiful costuming to create a unique and elegant experience of non-traditional belly dance.

Founded in 2010, the all-female company is inspired to learn dance movements from a variety of sources to create their own interpretation of belly dance which respects and takes inspiration from the past. Seraka blends western dance concepts with repertoire from Tribal Fusion, Eastern European, American Tribal Style, and the oriental classics. The result is a truly modern and engaging style of fusion and contemporary belly dance.

Meet The Dancers

Get to know Seraka a little better. Read about the group’s history, meet the dancers and read about their views on dance.

Upcoming Performances

See Seraka’s performance schedule and find out when you can see the group dance next. Read up on the groups past shows. 

Hire For Your Event

Elegant, energetic entertainment at your next event or production. Fun belly dance lessons for bachelorette parties, girls nights, and birthdays.

Classes

Learn to belly dance with specialty workshops and weekly classes in technique, choreography, musicality, and creativity.

 


The Magpie’s Nest

News & Updates from Seraka Dance Company.

 

Registration Open for Winter Classes

Registration Open for Winter Classes

posted on November 22, 2017 by Vanessa
in: Magpie's Nest, Seraka Studios

It’s that wonderful time of year when we get back into the swing of things with our practise. We’ve just released our schedule and upcoming classes for the Winter session! See our schedule and options on our Classes page.

Classes will be held at our usually home-away-from-home at The Dance Centre (Coaker Meadows Plaza at 286 Torbay Road, in St. John’s NL) and start on Sunday, 7 January, 2018!

To register, send Vanessa an email to classes@seraka.com. Registration open now!

UNKNOWN Tickets On Sale Now

UNKNOWN Tickets On Sale Now

posted on November 3, 2017 by Vanessa
in: In The Studio, Performances

We are gearing up for another full-length performance. This year’s production happens Saturday, November 11 at DF Cook Recital Hall, MUN School of Music here in St. John’s, and features 17 dancers from the avalon area.

Reserve your tickets here: www.seraka.com/unknown2017

This years show is exploring the idea of change, facing fears, challenging the norm, and growing in the face of the unknown. We’re using the concept of space (even aliens) as a loose basis and starting point for choreography development, and we’re working with the cast of dancers to meld and explore how each of us relates to, or reacts to, being challenged in that way – by external forces, unknown changes, “alien” circumstances to our lives.

It’s been a weird, wild, and downright thrilling ride as we’ve been working the pieces, refining the movement qualities, and staging these pieces. We’re so excited to share with you.

Change to Winter Class Schedule

Change to Winter Class Schedule

posted on March 19, 2017 by Vanessa
in: Magpie's Nest, Seraka Studios

After discussing with the class(es). I’ve decided to amend the scheduled for the remainder of the winter session, effective today 19 March 2017.

  • Level 1 Studies – good to go as scheduled. No changes
  • Fundamentals – good to finish with our last class tonight.
  • Remaining Spotlight/Combo classes will be cancelled, so that instead of 10-weeks, it was only 5-weeks. This class will not be held tonight.
  • DrillZilla will be modified to a one-hour class from 7:15-8:15pm starting next week (26 Mar), open to Levels 1+.

An email will be sent to students who’ve paid up front for classes to discuss refunds & shifting payments.

 

If you’re in the market for finger cymbals allow me to suggest the following:

  1. “Arabesque” in brass by Saroyan (smaller, lighter, less expensive)
  2. “Small Grecian” in brass by Saroyan (smaller, lighter, less expensive)
  3. “Afghani” in brass, or silver, or bronze by Saroyan (medium size, slightly heavier, moderate price)
  4. “Ghawazee” in bronze by Saroyan (medium size, heavier, higher price)
  5. “Al Taj” in brass by Saroyan (huge, heavy, expensive, cymbal-of-my-dreams)

 

Cheers!

Vanessa