Merrybellies Belly Dance
News & Events Archives
Calendar Listing of Past Events (only public events are listed)
Private performances have been held at: people's homes, restaurants & bars, places of business, hotels and convention centers, parks & museums, churches, and many other locations. Jillanna and her dancers also act, model, and enjoy collaboration in creative projects!
Schedule a public or private performance or workshop by contacting Jillanna.
2014: Still have not caught up with the updates, but here are a few!
August 9: Steampunk Expo at Chattanooga Choo Choo. We opened for Voltaire! Member of several troupes combined to create a steampunk-themed 45 minute show.
July 18 & 19: Art, Yoga, Belly Dance! at Moon Haven Studio. Workshops included belly dance, drawing, and yoga. The workshops shared a common theme: shapes, lines, space and negative space
July 13: Pygmie Pawlooza benefit for Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care at Davis Cattle Arena. Performances by troupes and solos by Jillanna and Dawn-Marie.
June 28: Hula and Tahitian dance performance at the Georgia Winery for their annual Luau to benefit the Rotary Club.
May 31: Desert Sirens perform at Meaux's grand opening in East Ridge, TN
April 27: Jillanna appears as Revha Baab (Orion dancer) at Trek Trax Atlanta, performing and teaching a belly dance workshop.
April 26: Greek Night at Portofino's (Jenna performs with Jillanna)
April 26: Carmen competes in the Klingon Beauty Pageant at Trek Trax Atlanta.
March 7: Cheeky Nefertitis and Corpsewax Dollies perform: The Drug Show at Ziggys.
February 21-23: Jillanna and Carmen perform with Moonhoar at Connooga. Jillanna teaches a belly dance workshop for children.
January 2014: Sisters of Seduction (Orion dance troupe) performs a one hour show at Chattacon.
2012-2013 (updates TBA! I'm too busy dancing & teaching to update and will try to catch up later)
Saturday April 27, 2013: Gems of the Oasis 8th Annual Belly Dance Show & Fantastic Fusion Double Feature (performances by 8 Merrybellies troupes, plus solos and duets).
Friday April 26, 2013: The Georgia Winery Girls Night Out included belly dance workshop by Jillanna and performances by Jillanna and Daphne.
Saturday & Sunday April 21, 2013: Trek Trax Atlanta performances by Sisters of Seduction & their Klingon counterparts. Dance workshop by Revha Baab (Jillanna).
Saturday December 17, 2011: Dollies Xmas Show at Ziggys.
Wednesday November 23, 2011: Vegas Show at Comedy Catch (with Jerry Harvey).
Saturday November 5, 2011: Cherry Bomb Party and Workshop, Moon Haven Studio.
Saturday October 29, 2011: Greek Night at Portofino's, East Ridge.
Friday October 28, 2011: Troupe performances at Hallowcon, Dalton, GA.
Thursday October 27, 2011: Stallions & Stilettos Variety Show, Images, East Ridge, TN.
Saturday October 15, 2011: Pixie Dust's Alice in Wonderland Extravaganza, Dalton, GA.
Thursday October 6, 2011: Sweet Diversity, East Ridge.
Saturday September 24, 2011: Greek Night at Portofino's, East Ridge.
Friday September 16, 2011: Henna Lounge Party at Moon Haven Studio (performances, henna, workshop).
Sunday September 11, 2011: Henna offered at Hixson Museum of Flight Car, Boat & Motorcycle Show.
Saturday August 13, 2011: Dollies show at Ziggys (with Stoneline & Dynamo)
Saturday August 6, 2011: Greek Night at Portofino's, East Ridge.
Saturday July 16, 2011: Greek Night at Portofino's, East Ridge.
Saturday June 4, 2011: Greek Night at Portofino's, East Ridge.
Friday June 3, 2011: Dollies show at Ziggy's (with Stoneline)
Wednesday May 11, 2011: Hula by Jillanna at BHC (Cleveland, TN)
Tuesday May 10, 2011: Hula by Jillanna at NHC (Georgia)
Saturday March 19, 2011: Greek Night (Jillanna, Carmen, and Rochelle belly dancing to live music by Grecian Echoes at Portofino's (East Ridge)
Saturday February 19, 2011: Hauntsville musical celebrating the revival of Shock Theater (Chattanooga Choo Choo Bicentenniel Auditorium)
Sunday February 13, 2011: Make it over with Music Benefit at The Honest Pint (Chattanooga, TN)
Saturday February 5, 2011: Merrybellies 6th Annual Gems of the Oasis Show and Fantastic Creatures Fusion Belly Dance Extravaganza (Chattanooga, TN)
Saturday January 8, 2011: Ziggy's Benefit (Chattanooga, TN)
Saturday December 11, 2010: Downtown Sound, with Stoneline (Cleveland, TN)
Wednesday November 10, 2010: Nick Bonsanto Show at Comedy Catch (East Ridge, TN)
Friday October 29 & Saturday October 30, 2010: Hallowcon 2010 (Dalton, GA)
Thursday October 7, 2010: Sweet Diversity (East Ridge, TN)
Sunday September 26, 2010: Henna at Culture Fest (Chattanooga, TN)
Saturday September 10 & 11, 2010: OutsideCon 2010 (Montgomery Bell State Park, TN)
Saturday August 28, 2010: All Day Workshops with Jillanna with vending by Faye (Atlanta)
Saturday July 24, 2010: Filming of Jillanna's part (as demonic dancer) in Peripheral by Ken Calloway (Tupelo, MS)
Friday July 23, 2010: Hallucinations of a Deranged Mind Show at 412 Market (Chattanooga)
Thursday July 22, 2010: Show at Greek wine event, Cleveland Country Club (Cleveland, TN)
Sunday July 18, 2010: JJ's Bohemia benefit show (Chattanooga)
Saturday July 17, 2010: Purple Parrot show, with Stoneline (Chattanooga)
Saturday March 20, 2010: Fantascicon (East Ridge, TN)
Friday March 19, 2010: Fantascicon (East Ridge, TN)
Saturday March 9, 2010: Hi-Ho Lounge, New Orleans
Friday March 8, 2010: Allways Lounge, New Orleans
Friday February 5, 2010: Carnivale of Black Hearts at Flicker Theater, Athens, GA
Sunday January 17, 2010: Miss Chattanooga Pageant with Miss Victoria St. James at Images (Chattanooga, TN)
Saturday January 16, 2010: Merrybellies 5th Annual Belly Dance Showcase (Barking Legs Theater, Chattanooga, TN)
Friday October 30, 2009: Devils Night (Knoxville, TN)
Thursday October 29, 2009: Performance with Danielle Delong at The Jungle (Atlanta, GA)
Friday October 16, 2009: Carnivale of the Black Hearts at Flicker Theater (Athens, GA)
Saturday, September 19, 2009: Space Rock Con 2009 (Jillanna performed with Dark Night of the Soul; Unus Mundus; and Rat Babies) Vision Studios, Atlanta, GA
July 20 & 28, 2009: Turkish Karsilama Performance and Workshop for Creative Discovery Museum Camps, Hixson, TN
Monday, June 29, 2009: Ladies Evening at the Jewish Federation (Belly Dance performance and workshop; also presenting my mother, artist Sandra Babb) Chattanooga, TN
Sunday, June 28, 2009: MSTN Pageant performance with Danielle Delong, Nashville, TN
Saturday, June 6, 2009: Merrybellies Summer Oasis (7pm to 9pm) & Underground Oasis Dollies performance, Chattanooga, TN
May 2009: Performance at Miss USofA Pageant with Danielle Delong, Dallas, TX.
Saturday, April 25, 2009: Underground Oasis: Danse Macabre 7pm until... Dollies performance featuring a Gothic Dance Party with DJ Aeros (co-sponsored by Chattanooga Gothic Projekt) Chattanooga
Monday April 20, 2009: Jillanna & members of Merrybellies troupes perform at Alternative Visions Hair Academy's first annual "Angel Hair Challenge" to benefit local cancer centers (Pulse, 5709 Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, TN)
Saturday March 28, 2009: Dollies perform at Imagicon, Birmingham, AL
Friday & Saturday March 20 & 21, 2009: Jillanna and members of her troupes perform at FANTASCICON East Ridge, TN
March 12, 2009: Jillanna performs and teaches workshop at International Night (representing Jordan), Montessori World of Children, Chattanooga
March 9, 2009: Jillanna teaches Debke workshop at Montessori World of Children, Chattanooga
March 7, 2009: Workshops & Hafla featuring Mahsati Janan at Old Green Eyes, Ringgold
February 24, 2009: Mardi Gras at Aretha Frankensteins, Tremont Street, Chattanooga (Dollies show)
February 21, 2009: Chattanooga Choo Choo Bicentennial Auditorium and Finley Station (Mermaids; Beginner Belly Dance; Advanced Belly Dance workshops with Jillanna; dancing by Jillanna & Dollies)
January 2009: Chattacon 34 at Chattanooga Choo Choo (Belly Dance workshop & performances by Jillanna; Gems of the Oasis; Desert Sirens; and Dollies)
December 13, 2008: Holiday Hafla at Old Green Eyes, Ringgold, GA
November 15th, 2008: Merrybellies 4th Annual Gems of the Oasis Student Show
October 30th: Sweet Diversity (desserts, music, and dance), Big Ridge Elementary School, Hixson (Chattanooga).
October 25th: Performance at Blood Moon Rising (sponsored by Showleh) in Greenville, NC
October 24th: HallowCon (East Ridge, TN)
September 18th: Sweet Diversity (desserts, music, and dance), Heritage Hall, East Brainerd (Chattanooga).
August 22nd: Hafla! Old Green Eyes, Ringgold starting off the weekend of Leyla Jouvana & Roland workshops: potluck dinner, henna, dancing, drumming, & shopping with our vendors Originales by Faye, Beledi Boutique, and Eye Kandy
August 23rd: Leyla Jouvana & Roland SHOW at Old Green Eyes, Ringgold, GA (also featured an array of dancers and troupes from the southeast & beyond)
August: Jillanna teaches workshops at Girl Scouts Twilight Camp, Chattanooga, TN
June 8: Jillanna and Gems of the Oasis at East Meets West at Chattanooga Market
May 18: GIVE3 Benefit, Barking Legs Theater, Chattanooga, TN
May 16: performance at Bradley Health Care, Cleveland, TN
April 5: Molly Maguires Benefit at the LOCAL Performance Hall, Chattanooga, TN
March 29th: Workshop with Mahsati Janan (Asheville) & APRIL FOOLS DADA CABARET
March 21st & 22nd: FantaSciCon 2008 (Merrybellies dancers appear as Orion Slave Dancers)
February 23rd: Dollies big debut show at Bicentennial Auditorium, Chattanooga Choo Choo (Plus bellydance workshop with Jillanna)
January 25th to 27th: ChattaCon 33 at Bicentennial Auditorium Chattanooga Choo Choo (plus belly dance workshop with Jillanna)
December 15th: Merrybellies Holiday Hafla & 2007 Student Awards, Old Green Eyes Art Gallery, Ringgold.
November 20th: Educational Belly Dance Show by Jillanna at Jewish Cultural Center (Noon), East Ridge, TN
November 17th: Merrybellies Gems of the Oasis 3rd Annual Student Show (7 pm); Merrybellies Underground Oasis Performance Art & Experimental Belly Dance Fusion Show (9:30 pm) at Barking Legs Theater, Chattanooga, TN
November 10th: Jillanna & Desert Sirens at Greenlife Grocery (Whole Foods) Grand Opening (2 pm), Chattanooga, TN
November 4: Jillanna (workshop, performance, henna) at Middle Eastern Day for Women at Jewish Cultural Center, East Ridge, TN
October 26 to 28: Gems of the Oasis & Jillanna at HallowCon 2007
October 6: Gems of the Oasis, Mermaids, & Jillanna at Grape Stomp 2007 (Georgia Winery, Ringgold)
September 23: Gems of the Oasis & Jillanna at Warner Park Zoo (Wedding)
July 6, 7 & 8: Merrybellies Summer Oasis, featuring Leyla Jouvana & Roland from Germany
June 10: Gems of the Oasis at East Meets West, Chattanooga Market
April 28: Gems of the Oasis at MoonHaven Studio 1st year anniversary hafla
March 30 to April 1: Merrybellies April Fools Dada Cabaret
April 7: Hunter Museum & ARC Multi-Cultural Fair at GPS (belly dance workshop with Jillanna)
March 15: Partnership for Families, Children, & Adults (belly dance workshop with Jillanna)
February 28: Figure 8 Workshop with Jilllanna at Madia's Studio, Chattanooga
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