Upcoming Performances & Events

If you’re interested in booking Seraka for your event please contact us.

 

Pride Week Celebrations

Thu Jul 13  |  Benevolent Irish Society, St. John’s NL   |  Details Soon

An evening of mixed entertainment celebrating PRIDE in St. John’s, featuring burlesque, drag, and belly dance!

 

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Fall 2017  |  St. John’s NL   |  Details TBD

A exploration of the unknown, of healing, and growth. Presented by Seraka Dance Co

 

You Might Have Seen Seraka at…

Please note that Seraka does not list details about private events.

  • Jun 10 @ “The Big Tease” hosted by Island Belles Burlesque  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jun 2 @ “The Prideful Strut” for Planned Parenthood  |  St. John’s NL
  • May 27 @ “Dance On The Edge 9” hosted by The Neighbourhood Strays  |  St. John’s NL
  • Apr 10 @ “Live Magazine, Vol 2, Issue 6” curated by Jennifer Brown  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 30 @ “Pleaseway at the Breezeway” hosted by MUNSU/Planned Parenthood  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 11 @ “Hey Sailor” hosted by Island Belles Burlesque  |  St. John’s NL
  • Feb 25 @ “Synthesis: Un Deux Trois” hosted by Seraka Dance Co  |  St. John’s NL
  • Feb 11 @ “Attack of the Tassels”  hosted by Here Kitty Kitty Productions  |  St. John’s NL
  • Feb 4 @ “St. John’s Sideshow Spectacular” hosted by LouLou Applebottom  |  St. John’s NL
  • Nov 26 @ “A Night of Burlesque” hosted by The Island Belles  |  St. John’s NL
  • Nov 13 @ “Aqueous” presented by Seraka Dance Co  |  St. John’s NL
  • Sep 16 @ “Dirty 30” hosted by Honey Fury  |  St. John’s NL
  • Sep 10 @ “Exposed” hosted by The Island Belles  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jun 25 @ “Misbehaving” hosted by The Island Belles  |  St. John’s NL
  • May 14 @ “Dance on the Edge 8” hosted by The Neighbourhood Strays  |  St. John’s NL
  • Apr 30 @ “Peel Slowly & See” hosted by Honey Fury  |  St. John’s NL
  • Apr 9 @ “Girl’s Night Out” hosted by Head2Toe Women’s Show  |  Mount Pearl NL
  • Apr 2 @ “The Lavish Project 2016” – an artist in residency program hosted by Lavish/Dark Side Studio  |  Toronto ON
  • Mar 26 @ “Burlesque in Bloom” hosted by The Island Belles  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jan 30 @ “Synthesis: Winter Blues” hosted by Seraka Dance Co  |  St. John’s NL
  • Dec 11 @ “Christmas Extravaganza” hosted by The Rockhouse  |  St. John’s
  • Nov 28 @ “Naturally” hosted by Tuckamore Dance Company  |  St. John’s NL
  • Nov 20 @ “Burlesque Rewind” hosted by The Island Belles  |  St. John’s NL
  • Nov 17 @ Book Launch for “Call of the Sea” by Amanda Labonté  |  St. John’s NL
  • Sep 11 @ “A Night at the Caravanserai” hosted by Seraka Dance Co  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 22 @ “Burlesque Fever” hosted by The Island Belles  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 8 & 9 @ Annual Downtown St. John’s Busker Festival  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jun 27 @ The Lavish Project directed by Audra Simmons & Heather Labonté  |  Toronto ON
  • Jun 20 @ Dark Salon Solo Works hosted by Dark Side Studio  |  Toronto ON
  • Jun 20 @ SHE hosted by Obsidian Dance Collective  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jun 7 @ Head2Toe Women’s Show  |  St. John’s NL
  • May 9 @ “Dance on the Edge 7” hosted by The Neighbourhood Strays  |  St. John’s NL
  • May 2 @ “Spring Fling” hosted by The Island Belles  |  St. John’s NL
  • Feb 28 @ “Red Hot 2015” hosted by Red Hot Productions  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jan 24 @ “Synthesis: Contemporary” hosted by Seraka Dance Company  | St. John’s NL
  • Nov 8 @ “Premier Showcase” hosted by Tuckamore Dance Company  |  St. John’s NL
  • Oct 24 @ Fundraiser for “PPS Aerial  Tournament in Hong Kong” hosted by Danielle Aubut  |  St. John’s NL
  • Oct 18 @ “A Burlesque Blood Bath” hosted by the Island Belles  |  St. John’s NL
  • Sep 30 @ Guest Entertainment at Daffodil Place  |  St. John’s NL
  • Sep 19 @ “Girls Night Out” hosted by Head2Toe Women’s Show  |  St. John’s NL
  • Sep 13 @ “A Night at the Caravanserai: Vaudeville” hosted by Seraka Dance Company  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 23 @ “Roses of the Rock: April Rose Gala Show” hosted by Wild Lily Dance Centre  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 16 @ “24 Hour Art Marathon” hosted by Eastern Edge Art Gallery  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul 23 @ Larmon-Croake Wedding  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul 5 @ “All Pinned Up” hosted by the Island Belles  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jun 27 @ “Multicultural Celebration” hosted by Town of Placentia  |  Placentia NL
  • Jun 6 @ “Shimmera 2 Gala” hosted by ShiMoves  |  Grand Falls-Windsor NL
  • May 31 @ “Spring Sparkle Gala with Sarah Skinner” hosted by Sahara Dancers  |  Twillingate NL
  • May 31 @ “The Lavish Project Gala” hosted by The Dark Side Studio  |  Toronto ON
  • May 17 @ “Dance on the Edge 6” hosted by The Neighbourhood Strays at Holy Heart Theatre  |  St. John’s NL
  • Apr 5 @ “Greatest Hits” hosted by the Island Belles at The Rockhouse  |  St. John’s NL
  • Apr 5 @ International Bazaar hosted by Gonzaga High School  |  St. John’s NL
  • Feb 1 @ “Synthesis: Speakeasy” hosted by Seraka at Cox & Palmer Second Space, LSPU Hall  |  St. John’s NL
  • Dec 14 @ “Dance Fundraiser” hosted by Shannon Roberts at Mary Queen of the World Elementary  |  St. John’s NL
  • Dec 7 @ “Belles & Bows” hosted by The Island Belles at The Rockhouse  |  St. John’s NL
  • Oct 5 @ “Caravanserai: Silk Road” hosted by Seraka at The Rockhouse  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 30 @ “Ablaze” hosted by Heather Labonté at Wild Lily Dance Centre  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 24 @ Indian Wedding  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 17 @ “24 Hour Art Marathon” at Eastern Edge Art Gallery  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 10 @ “Wheels & Heels 3” hosted by The Island Belles at The Rockhouse  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul 27 @ “World Cup Soccer Weekend” hosted by CBC at King George V Field  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jun 22 @ “Synthesis: Solos & Duets” hosted by Seraka Dance Co at Rocket Room  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jun 10 @ DanceNL’s AGM at LSPU Hall Second Space  |  St. John’s NL
  • May 31 @ “Inversion: Kami Liddle Gala” hosted by Audra Simmons at The Dark Side Studio  |  Toronto ON
  • May 24 @ “Shimmera” hosted by ShiMoves at the Gordon Pinsent Center  |  Grandfalls-Windsor NL
  • May 11 @ “Full Frontal Nerdity” hosted by The Island Belles at The Rockhouse  |  St. John’s NL
  • May 5 @ “Dance on the Edge 5” hosted by Neighbourhood Strays at Holy Heart Theatre  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 23 @ “Cultural & Social Festival 2013” hosted by MWONL at St. David’s Church  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 2 @ “Red Hot” presented by Amanda Chretien at The BellaVista  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jan 19 @ “Shaken & Stirred” hosted by The Island Belles at The Rockhouse  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jan 17 @ “OvationsNL Gala” presented by Premier Kathy Dunderdale at the Convention Centre  |  St. John’s NL
  • Dec  19 @ “Folk Night” with The Forgotten Bouzouki at The Ship Pub |  St. John’s NL
  • Dec 1 @ “Greek Night” with The Forgotten Bouzouki at Mama Soula’s   |  St. John’s NL
  • Nov 3 @ “For The Girls” hosted by The Island Belles at The Rockhouse  |  St. John’s NL
  • Sep 27 @ “Dark Harvest Gala” with Mira Betz, Audra Simmons, Heather Stants & Samantha Emanuel  |  Toronto ON
  • Sep 15 @ “A Night at the Caravanserai” hosted by Seraka at The Rockhouse  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 11 @ “Wheels & Heels 2” hosted by The Island Belles at The Rockhouse  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 4 @ “Mauzy Elegance” hosted by Heather Labonte at Eastern Edge Art Gallery   |  St. Johns’ NL
  • Jun 9 @ “Burlesque’s Most Wanted” hosted by The Island Belles at The Rockhouse  |  St. John’s NL
  • May 19 @ “Dance on the Edge 4” hosted by The Neighbourhood Strays at The LSPU Hall  |  St John’s NL
  • Mar 18 @ “Do You Think You Can Dance” hosted by NDW at the Arts & Culture Centre  |  St. John’s NL
  • Feb 25 @ “Red Hot” hosted by Amanda Chretien at The Majestic  |  St. John’s NL
  • Feb 11 @ “One Night Stand” hosted by The BurlyQBabies at The Rockhouse  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jan 28 @ “Republic Day Celebrations” hosted by Friends of India at he Convention Centre  |  St. John’s NL
  • Dec 10 @ “What Lies Beyond The Sparkles” hosted by The BurlyQBabies at The Rockhouse  |  St. John’s NL
  • Nov 5 @ “Greek Night” with The Forgotten Bouzouki at Mama Soula’s  |  St. John’s NL
  • Oct 12 @ The Forgotten Bouzouki’s CD Release Party at The Ship Pub  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul 18 @ “SoundSHIFT Festival” with The Forgotten Bouzouki at Gushue Hall  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul 1 @ “Cultivated” with Mira Betz hosted by Rhonda Barrett at Neptune Theatre  |  Halifax NS
  • May 14 @ “Dance on the Edge 3” hosted by The Neighbourhood Strays at the LSPU Hall  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 26 @ “Charmed Infusion” hosted by Audra Simmons at the Basement Theatre  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jan 29 @ “Greek Night” with The Forgotten Bouzouki at Mama Soula’s  |  St. John’s NL
  • Sep 4 @ Broderick wedding
  • Aug 22 @ “Eclection Fashion Show” hosted by Ray of Light Photography at Club One  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 21 @ “24 Hour Art Marathon” at Eastern Edge Art Gallery  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 19 @ “Viva Vaudeville!” with Monique Ryan hosted by the BurlyQBabies at The Rockhouse  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul 31 @ Newish Klezmer Ensembles’ fundraiser at CBTG’s  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul 1 @ “Big Bad Canada’s Birthday Bash” on George Street as part of the main stage performers  |  St. John’s NL
  • May 29 @ “A Middle Eastern Celebration” at St. Andrew’s Academy  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 10 @ “Do You Think You Can Dance” hosted by NDS at the Arts & Culture Centre  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 6 @ “Greek Night” with The Forgotten Bouzouki at Mama Soula’s  |  St. John’s NL

 


Hire Seraka For Your Next Event!

High energy performances are sure to engage audiences and create a wonderful atmosphere at your event. Seraka will tailor the performance to your event type and venue space. Perfect for your wedding or party, Seraka can offer a stage show or add audience participation to get your guests up and dancing. In many cultures belly dancers are a must at weddings, as they bestow good luck and prosperity upon the new couple! Seraka is also popular at events such as corporate functions, fundraisers, conferences, festivals and galleries.

Additional fees will apply for travel outside St. John’s/Mount Pearl area, and holiday event bookings. Discounts will apply for multiple sets or multiple bookings. Bartering or Donations may be discussed for charity events. All prices listed include HST and are subject to change without notice.

 

Misc3Performance Sets

With a mix of lyrical and lively pieces, this is an instant crowd-pleaser for all types of occasions. A standard set is 10 minutes long, incorporating 2-4 pieces with 1-5 dancers. Seraka will work with you to develop a customized show that may include multiple sets, longer performances, costume changes or specialty props like veils, silk fans or swords!

It is popular for birthdays, private parties, holiday celebrations, youth groups, bridal showers, stage productions, festivals, business openings, galas and fundraisers, art galleries, and more!

Seraka also hires for Weddings (entrances, ceremony, or reception), Restaurants (single sets, or recurring bookings, can dance with live bands), as well as Cosplay and Ambiance at functions. Please inquire for pricing.

 

PartyShimmy Party

Shimmy Parties are a fabulous way to encourage your guests to interact.  Our experienced instructors will teach the basics of belly dance in a welcoming and encouraging atmosphere, and are able to accommodate a range of ages, fitness and mobility levels – no one will be left out!  Not only does a Shimmy Party get your guests up and moving, but it gives them something to talk about for the rest of your event, and beyond.

These Shimmy Parties are great for girls nights, youth group activity nights, team building at the work place, bridal & bachelorette parties, birthdays, holiday celebrations, fundraisers (like Relay for Life), baby showers and more! Shimmy Parties run about 60 minutes, and the instructor(s) arrive in clothing appropriate for a dance lesson, not in costume. If you’d like, you can pre-request a short performance by the instructor(s), for an additional fee. More guests can attend for an additional fee.

 

How to Book

To book Seraka for your event, please send an email to info@seraka.com with your event details and the group will contact you as soon as possible with their availability. Please have the following information ready:

  1. Your name, mailing address, telephone and email
  2. Type of event and any guests of honor
  3. Date and time that you’d like to book
  4. Venue name and address
  5. For Performances: length of performance
  6. For Shimmy Party: approximately how many participants

Please give any additional details that you feel are relevant for your event (ie; it’s a surprise party) so that the performance or mini-lesson can go exactly as you hope.

 

Requirements for Performance

  • Dance Space: an adequate-sized, clean dance space on a surface that is appropriate for dancing in bare feet and is free from objects that may cause harm to the dancers. A clear path to the dance space is helpful.
  • Sound System: a powerful sound system that is loud enough to cover all background noise during the performance (to be heard clearly by the dancers), and someone to operate it (press play and let Seraka do what they do best).
  • Private Room: a secure, private change room with a large mirror where the dancers can prepare, change costumes, rest before and after the performance (or between sets), and store their belongings during the performance.  A public washroom is absolutely not acceptable.
  • Safe Environment: zero harassment (sexual or other) will be accepted.
  • 50% Deposit & Signed Contract: to hold your requested date and time.

Requirements for Shimmy Party

  • Dance Space: A dancing space on a surface that is appropriate for dancing in bare feet and is free from objects that may cause harm to the participants and instructor. The space should be large enough for each participant to reach their arms out in all directions without bumping into their neighbour.
  • Sound System: a powerful sound system that is loud enough to cover all background noise during the party, and is capable of playing a CD of an iPod. The instructors will need access to the controls for volume and track change.
  • Private Room: a secure, private change room with a large mirror where the instructors can prepare, change costumes,  rest before and after the party, and store their belongings during the party.  A public washroom is absolutely not acceptable.
  • Safe Environment: zero harassment (sexual or other) will be accepted.
  • 50% Deposit & Contract: to hold your requested date and time.