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MONDAYS in Parkville, Missouri
6:00PM: Belly Dancing for Everyone.  Beginner to the upper level student.

WEDNESDAYS in Overland Park, Kansas
5:00PM: Belly Dancing for Everyone.  Beginner to the upper level student. 

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Belly Dance is Fun!  You’ll get in some low impact exercise, build self confidence, and make new friends. We look forward to welcoming you to our classes.

Belly Dance Kansas City


The highest level of Middle Eastern Dance in Kansas City


Belly Dance Classes and performances. Egyptian, Lebanese, and Persian styles of Middle Eastern Dance.

Learn to Belly Dance

Belly Dance Classes
Belly Dance classes for Beginners to Advanced. Private lessons and coaching.

Mind-Blowing Performances

Belly Dancers for Hire
Professional glamorous belly dancers for hire for corporate events, parties, weddings and ladies parties.

Belly Dance Festival

International Festival
Our annual event that showcases Middle Eastern dance and has featured professional dancers from around the world.

Jana Farran
Jana Farran
01:52 01 Sep 21
Our belly dancer was incredible from start to finish! She was very helpful in planning the surprise entertainment for... my friend's 50th birthday party. She kept in contact and made sure everything was perfect. The performance was so mesmerizing! All of our guests absolutely loved her! She interacted with everyone and got them involved in the show. We could not have been happier! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!read more
Rachel Thompson
Rachel Thompson
18:50 29 Jan 21
Theresa and her troupe of professional, exotic belly dancers, exceeded my expectations for a memorable night of fun,... fearless, fabulous, females creating a real sense of true friendship and comradery for my new journey of beginners level belly dance lessons. Theresa also impressed me with her energetic and creative choreography skills, demonstrating patience and compassion while upholding and honoring this traditional middle eastern dance style.read more
Leigh Allen
Leigh Allen
18:08 12 Oct 20
We had so much fun being entertained by the belly dancer and her drummer at our party. Learning some belly dance moves... topped off the evening!!!!! Bravo!!read more
Gloria C Barrera
Gloria C Barrera
22:21 07 Sep 20
She came to my house for my son's birthday, she was very professional, I highly recommend them.
sierra Patterson
sierra Patterson
12:46 06 Aug 20
Theresa is a very competent teacher for beginners or advanced students. No matter your experience or the number of... students in class, I always felt like the class was just for me. She's engaging, patient and is anxious the help you develop your skills and have fun doing it!read more
Brian Elliott
Brian Elliott
21:15 03 Aug 20
I've been to HoA's yearly Belly Dance Competition for the last four years and it's always top tier. Everyone is... incredibly nice and the performances are always very good and a blast to watch. The troupe is also fantastic and I've seen them on a number of occasions and really enjoy their performances. Lots of talent here!read more
Mark Kasaei
Mark Kasaei
20:42 03 Aug 20
This dance group is by far the best Middle Eastern dance group in Kansas City. Not only the group members are well... educated, but they are professionals, dance from their hearts, full of emotions, and they want to show the best possible results.We have worked with this group for several years and they have never disappointed us.We wish them all the best and looking forward to work with Theresa and her team in many happy occasions to come.read more
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Heart Of America Arab Cultural Arts, nonprofit 501(c)(3)

The purpose of the Heart of America Arab Cultural Arts is to foster cultural diversity and enrich the community’s artistic experience and appreciation of Arts from the Arab world in Missouri and Kansas through art, education, and culturally relevant events including dance, music, culinary arts, and crafts.

Theresa Maze

Professional Belly Dancer

Theresa is an international bellydance artist, she has served as a competition judge and  performed in Egypt, Lebanon, Italy, Mexico, Ukraine, Japan, and across the USA.

Theresa teaches belly dance and enjoys sharing her experience and knowledge with belly dance enthusiasts of all levels.  Her teaching style is encouraging, passionate and energetic. She brings a playful attitude to teaching that makes learning fun.

Past Events

Ethnic Enrichment Festival 2022

Ethnic Food & Entertainment  at Swope Park Pavilion Kansas City, MO
Gates open at 10:30 am
We are performing two times on Aug 20th:
Saturday, Aug 20 @Noon
Middle Eastern Dance Performances by Heart of America Belly Dance for Lebanon
Saturday, Aug 20 @5:30 pm
Heart of America Middle Eastern Dancers for Iran, Persian Community

Go to KC Ethnic Enrichment Commission to get the weekend schedule and menus.

belly dance show

Heart of America Raks Belly Dance Show

starring Vanessa of Cairo

Saturday, October 9, 2021  @8PM, Doors open @7:30
Belly Dance Show & Dance Party

Live in-person Belly Dance Show starring Vanessa of Cairo, with Heart of America Belly Dance Team and regional guest performers. Dance party after the show.
Cost: $20 | Get tickets at the door or in advance at hoabellydance.com
Location: Camelot Ballroom
6635 W 151st St, Overland Park, KS 66223

Guest Star belly dancers of 2021

Heart of America Raks Conferance

competition | workshops | show

October 8-9, 2021
Camelot Ballroom, Overland Park KS

Visit heartofamericabellydance.com for all the details. The HOA Conference will be in a hybrid format October 8-9, 2021…. a mix of online and in-person at Camelot Ballroom in Kansas.
Friday, October 8th:
Live-stream Online Competition (videos must be received by September 18, 2021.
Saturday, October 9th:
Vanessa of Cairo In-Person at Camelot AND Online class with Zoom.
Jillina Online class with Zoom.
Online class with Zoom.
Red carpet gala live in-person show starring Vanessa of Cairo!

Ethnic Entertainment

Ethnic Entertainment Review

multicultural entertainment

Saturday, Aug 21 @7:20 p.m.
Performances by Heart of America Belly Dance of Kansas City

Swope Park Pavilion Kansas City, MO

Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating, your own food/drinks and enjoy a fun evening of socially distanced entertainment.

Get the full stage lineup for each night at EECKC.ORG
Friday, August 20, 2021 @ 6-8PM
Saturday, August 21, 2021 @ 5-8PM  (7:20p.m. is the projected time for Heart of America Middle Eastern Dancers (AKA Belly Dancers)
Sunday, August 22, 2021 @ 5-8PM