" The ACBA Dancers "

Always entertaining,  often amazing !


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Our new home

Posted by Alpine Contemporary Bellydance Academy on December 29, 2015 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (1)

Loved dancing at the beautiful Tarrawingee Hall, but unfortunately it seems it was too far away for people to get to.  Very happy to announce that we have a new Studio in Wangaratta CBD as of Term 1 2016, which is the Masonic Hall in Appin Street.   It's a lovely space, beautiful timber floor and fully Air conditioned/heated.  I'm sure we'll be very happy there!    Come and join us !



World Wide Shimmy Mob

Posted by Alpine Contemporary Bellydance Academy on May 4, 2015 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

This amazing initiative has been happening for 4 years, The ACBA Dancers have joined for the first time in 2015.   May 9th is World Bellydance Day and on this day, Bellydancers all over the world are dancing exactly the same Choreography to raise awareness and funds for Victims of Abuse.

"The ACBA Dancers" are proud to be a part of this intitiative, and are performing live and free at:

VIOLET TOWN MARKETS,  11.oo am,  to raise money for:

WHITE RIBBON Org Australia.

We have a direct link to White Ribbon, for those who are unable to attend the Markets on Saturday


and all donations raised go directly to White Ribbon.

Please support us -  we are giving our time and effort to appear for this great cause - all you need to do is support us!



Welcome to our new Benalla Belles

Posted by Alpine Contemporary Bellydance Academy on April 19, 2015 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

We recently performed at beautiful Bonnie Doon on Easter Sunday - thank you NEMA for having us - and at this Event we introduced our 2 newest Dancers to the ranks - Janisa and Phoenix - who had never danced with us before.    Despite their nerves and great excitement, they both danced Veil really well and I know were thrilled to have performed for the first time.   I thank both of you for stepping outside your comfort  zones and taking on the challenge, I knew you'd love it !   So now to learning more Choreos so you can be in the spotlight longer next time.



Healthy Soul Healthy Life

Posted by Alpine Contemporary Bellydance Academy on October 21, 2014 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to Val for having "The ACBA Dancers" perform for the 2nd time at your fabulous Event, I do hope that this year was a huge success for you once again.

My almost all-new Troupe were absolutely fantastic, with most performing for the very first time in their lives.   A marvellous effort, all totally professional and looking amazing.   It is so very satisfying to have such dedicated Dancers in my midst, I'm very proud of them all.

Our other "virgins no more" are Anushka and Laveika who both performed their own Solos beautifully, you are both huge assets to the Troupe and to the Academy.



Golden Horseshoes Festival 2014

Posted by Alpine Contemporary Bellydance Academy on April 23, 2014 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Well the Easter weekend has come and gone, celebrated in fine style for "the Acba Dancers" by performing at Beechworth's iconic Festival PLUS Bellydancing during the Parade!

I'm extremely proud of our newest troupe Members - Anushka, Laveika and Tahmir - who are so reliable and professional in everything they do with the Academy.

The Parade was a bit of a challenge as we've never danced a Parade before and despite the speedy pace set by vehicles/floats in front of us, I'm told on good authority that we did a brilliant job of it.

"the Acba Dancers" are capable of ANYthing!!!!



New Troupe Members

Posted by Alpine Contemporary Bellydance Academy on September 25, 2013 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Very proud to announce that our Audition night was a huge success, with 3 wonderful Students elevating to Intermediate Level 2.

CONGRATULATIONS to Anushka, Laveika and Tahmir who have now become official members of "The Acba Dancers:

Photos and bio coming soon -  watch this space!!



Upcoming Performances

Posted by Alpine Contemporary Bellydance Academy on July 14, 2013 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)


31 August, 1 September  "Healthy Soul Healthy Life" event being held at St Patrick's, Wangaratta.

Saturday 31st @ 1.oo pm, performance.    @ 2.oo pm, one hour Workshop

Sunday      1st @ 2.oo pm, performance.    @ 3.oo pm, one hour Workshop

11 and 12 October, "Wangaratta Show"

Friday      11th  performance @ 6.30 pm

Saturday 12th  performance @ 2.oo pm

We hope to see everyone there to support your local Bellydance Troupe.




Posted by Alpine Contemporary Bellydance Academy on April 10, 2013 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

"The Acba Dancers" are very proud of being invited to audition in Albury on Tuesday.   Sariah and Nepheris were  on time, fully prepared and looking fabulous as always.   What a great team we are!   

We decided to arrive one hour early to join the queue and everything went really smoothly.   Must make comment on the brilliant organisation with no glitches or hold-ups,  everything on time, instructions easy to follow and all the staff were really calm and positive.  Local Radio station Star FM interviewed me and took photos of us, which was a great confidence boost.

We had rehearsed the allotted 2 minutes of our Drum Choreography, but were quite shocked when in the audition  they didn't stop the music and kept us going through to the end.    What an unexpected bonus!  

We were very pleased with our standard of presentation and performance, and hope the Producer was too.       Results won't be available till mid-May but we have no expectations of progressing due to the nature of our Act.     But you never know !!!!!!!      We do have plenty of wonderful, exciting Choreographies available for future auditions, would love more opportunities.

Thank you Sariah and Nepheris for your outstanding professionalism in all circumstances, you are  amazing!      (hope you enjoyed your lunch.)



The Myrtleford Festival

Posted by Alpine Contemporary Bellydance Academy on February 25, 2013 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

"The Acba Dancers" first performance for 2013 is at The Myrtleford Festival, Saturday 9th March.  We're ON at 6.30pm in the Entertainment precinct and would love to see ALL our fans there supporting us.    

We are introducing two new Dancers to our Troupe for this performance, Leona from Wang and Susila from Beechworth who would really appreciate your support for their first-ever performance.

We are performing our new SWORD Choreography for the first time in 2 years.  This is a world class Choreography and we are one of the only Academies in Victoria with Chief Commissioner Approval to perform with Swords.   We hope to see you there as we 'unveil' our babies once again!




Posted by Alpine Contemporary Bellydance Academy on June 20, 2012 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

We are very pleased to be invited to Corryong for the first time.   Our brief is:  Performance on Saturday evening 30th June, stay overnight then one hour Workshop @ 10 Sunday morning.

This is our first ever overnighter together and I hope Sariah and Nepheris don't  snore!

We will be presenting items - Veil,  Isis Wings and Drum plus Sariah and Nepheris are each offering their unique Solos on the night.    They will also be assisting for the Workshop on Sunday.

So looking forward to sharing some quality Bellydance time with my wonderful Students!