Upcoming Performances & Events

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

 

You Might Have Seen Seraka at…

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

  • Nov 17  |  Vanessa Matthew’s “Belly Dance Brew”  |  Second Cup, St. John’s NL
  • Oct 13  |  Here Kitty Kitty’s “I Like Big Books”  |  Velvet Club, St. John’s NL
  • Oct 06  |  Seraka Dance Co’s “Caravanserai: After Dark”  |  The Rockhouse, St. John’s NL
  • Aug 25  |  Smokey Lane & Island Belles’ “Rock The House”  |  The Rockhouse, St. John’s NL
  • Aug 11  |  Serpentine Studios’ “Michelle Sorensen Gala”  |  Seahorse Tavern, Halifax NS
  • Jun 02  |  Smokey Lane & Island Belles’ “The Good, The Bad, The Fabulous”  |  The Rockhouse, St. Johns NL
  • Jun 02  |  Neighbourhood Strays’ “Dance On The Edge 10”  |  LSPU Hall, St. John’s NL
  • Apr 14  |  Here Kitty Kitty’s “Attack of the Tassels 2”   |  Velvet Club, St. John’s NL
  • Mar 10  |  Smokey Lane & Island Belles’ “Bring The Heat”  |  The Rockhouse, St. Johns NL
  • Feb 10  |  Here Kitty Kitty’s “The Hills Are Alive”  |  Velvet Club, St. John’s NL
  • Jan 27  |  Seraka Dance Co’s “Synthesis: Audacity”  |  Wonderbolt Space, St. John’s NL
  • Dec 08  |  Charlene Jackson’s “Dymond-Studded Menagerie of Oddities”  |  Velvet Club, St. John’s NL
  • Nov 11  |  Seraka Dance Co’s “Unknown”  |  DF Cook Hall, St. John’s NL
  • Sep 30  |  Smokey Lane & Island Belles’ “Lights Camera Burlesque”  |  The Rockhouse, St. Johns NL
  • Aug 19  |  Smokey Lane & Honey Fury’s “Burlesque Boil Up”  |  The Rockhouse, St. Johns NL
  • Jul 13  |  St. John’s Pride “Pride Week Celebrations”  |  Irish Society, St. John’s NL
  • Jun 10  |  Smokey Lane & Island Belles’ “The Big Tease”  |  The Rockhouse, St. Johns NL
  • Jun 02  |  St. John’s Slutwalk’s “The Prideful Strut”  |  Distortions, St. John’s NL
  • May 27  |  Neighbourhood Strays’ “Dance On The Edge 9”  |  LSPU Hall, St. John’s NL
  • Apr 10  |  Jennifer Browns’ “Live Magazine, Vol 2, Issue 6”  |  Second Space LSPU Hall, St. John’s NL
  • Mar 30  |  MUNSU & Planned Parenthood’s “Pleaseway ”  |  The Breezeway, St. John’s NL
  • Mar 11  |  Smokey Lane & Island Belles’ “Hey Sailor”  |  The Rockhouse, St. Johns NL
  • Feb 25  |  Seraka Dance Co’s “Synthesis: Un Deux Trois”  |  Wonderbolt Space, St. John’s NL
  • Feb 11  |  Here Kitty Kitty’s “Attack of the Tassels”  |  Factory, St. John’s NL
  • Feb 4  |  Loulou Applebottom’s “St. John’s Sideshow Spectacular”  |  The Rockhouse, St. Johns NL
  • Nov 26  |  Smokey Lane & Island Belles’ “A Night of Burlesque”  |  The Rockhouse, St. John’s NL
  • Nov 13  |  Seraka Dance Co’s “Aqueous”  |  DF Cook Hall, St. John’s NL
  • Sep 16  |  Honey Fury’s “Dirty 30”  |  Factory, St. John’s NL
  • Sep 10  |  Smokey Lane & Island Belles’ “Exposed”  |  The Rockhouse, St. John’s NL
  • Jun 25  |  Smokey Lane & Island Belles’ “Misbehaving”  |  The Rockhouse, St. John’s NL
  • May 14  |  Neighbourhood Strays’ “Dance on the Edge 8”  |  LSPU Hall, St. John’s NL
  • Apr 30  |  Honey Fury’s “Peel Slowly & See”  |  Factory, St. John’s NL
  • Apr 09  |  Head2Toe’s “Girl’s Night Out”  |  The Glacier, Mount Pearl NL
  • Apr 02  |  Dark Side Studio’s “Harmony/Discord: Lavish Project 2016”  |  Round Venue, Toronto ON
  • Mar 26  |  Smokey Lane & Island Belles’ “Burlesque in Bloom”  |  The Rockhouse, St. John’s NL
  • Jan 30  |  Seraka Dance Co’s “Synthesis: Winter Blues”  |  Wonderbolt Space, St. John’s NL
  • Dec 11  |  Sheldon Button’s “Christmas Extravaganza”  |  The Rockhouse, St. John’s NL
  • Nov 28  |  Tuckamore Dance Company’s “Naturally”  |  MUN School of Music, St. John’s NL
  • Nov 20  |  Smokey Lane & Island Belles’ “Burlesque Rewind”  |  The Rockhouse, St. John’s NL
  • Nov 17  |  Book Launch for “Call of the Sea” by Amanda Labonté  |  The Fluvarium, St. John’s NL
  • Sep 11  |  Seraka Dance Co’s “A Night at the Caravanserai”  |  The Rockhouse, St. John’s NL
  • Aug 22  |  Smokey Lane & Island Belles’ “Burlesque Fever”  |  The Rockhouse, St. John’s NL
  • Aug 08-09  |  City of St John’s “Downtown Busker’s Festival”  |  Downtown, St. John’s NL
  • Jun 27  |  Dark Side Studio’s “The Lavish Project 2015”  |  Round Venue, Toronto ON
  • Jun 20  |  Dark Side Studio’s “Dark Salon Solo Works”  |  Dark Side Studio, Toronto ON
  • Jun 20  |  Obsidian Dance Collective’s “SHE”  |  MUN School of Music, St. John’s NL
  • Jun 07  |  Head2Toe’s “Women’s Show”  |  St. John’s Curling Club, St. John’s NL
  • May 09  |  Neighbourhood Strays’ “Dance on the Edge 7”  |  LSPU Hall, St. John’s NL
  • May 02  |  Smokey Lane & Island Belles’ “Spring Fling”  |  The Rockhouse, St. John’s NL
  • Feb 28  |  Red Hot Productions’ “Red Hot 2015”  |  CLB Armoury, St. John’s NL
  • Jan 24  |  Seraka Dance Co’s “Synthesis: Contemporary”  |  Rocket Room, St. John’s NL
  • Nov 08  |  Tuckamore Dance Company’s “Premier Showcase”  |  LSPU Hall, St. John’s NL
  • Oct 24  |  Danielle Aubut’s “PPS Aerial  Tournament Fundraiser”   |  Victory Christian Church, St. John’s NL
  • Oct 18  |  Smokey Lane & Island Belles’ “A Burlesque Blood Bath”  |  The Rockhouse, St. John’s NL
  • Sep 30  |  Guest Entertainment  |  Daffodil Place, St. John’s NL
  • Sep 19  |  Head2Toe’s “Girls Night Out”  |  St. John’s NL
  • Sep 13  |  Seraka Dance Co’s “A Night at the Caravanserai: Vaudeville”  |  The Rockhouse, St. John’s NL
  • Aug 23  |  Wild Lily Dance Centre’s “Roses of the Rock: April Rose Gala”  |  Basement Theatre, St. John’s NL
  • Aug 16  |  Eastern Edge’s “24 Hour Art Marathon”  |  Eastern Edge Art Gallery, St. John’s NL
  • Jul 23  |  Larmon-Croake Wedding  |  The Fluvarium, St. John’s NL
  • Jul 05  |  Smokey Lane & Island Belles’ “All Pinned Up”  |  The Rockhouse, St. John’s NL
  • Jun 27  |  Town of Placentia’s “Multicultural Celebration”  |  Placentia Bay Arts Centre, Placentia NL
  • Jun 06  |  ShiMoves’s “Shimmera 2 Gala”  |  Arts & Culture Centre, Grand Falls-Windsor NL
  • May 31  |  Sahara Dancers’ “Spring Sparkle Gala with Sarah Skinner”  |  Twillingate NL
  • May 31  |  Dark Side Studio’s “The Lavish Project Gala”  |  Dark Side Studio, Toronto ON
  • May 17  |  Neighbourhood Strays’ “Dance on the Edge 6”  |  Holy Heart Theatre, St. John’s NL
  • Apr 05  |  Smokey Lane & Island Belles’ “Greatest Hits”  |  The Rockhouse, St. John’s NL
  • Apr 05  |  Gonzaga Student Council’s “International Bazaar”  |  Gonzaga High School, St. John’s NL
  • Feb 01  |  Seraka Dance Co’s “Synthesis: Speakeasy”  |  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 7 @ Private Event with The Forgotten Bouzouki at Mama Soula’s   |  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 04  |  Broderick wedding
  • Aug 22  |  Ray of Light Photography’s “Eclection Fashion Show”  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 21  |  Eastern Edge Art Gallery’s “24 Hour Art Marathon”  |  St. John’s NL
  • Aug 19  |  Burly Q Babies’ “Viva Vaudeville!”  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul 31  |  Newish Klezmer Ensemble’s “Fundraiser”  |  St. John’s NL
  • Jul 01  |  George Street Association’s “Big Bad Canada’s Birthday Bash”  |  St. John’s NL
  • May 29  |  St. Andrew’s Academy’s “A Middle Eastern Celebration”  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 10  |  Neighbourhood Dance Works’ “Do You Think You Can Dance”  |  St. John’s NL
  • Mar 06  |  “Mama Soula’s Greek Night” with The Forgotten Bouzouki  |  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.