After another successful year performing at resorts and on cruise ships across the Middle East, Najla is back in Hawaii! Experience an exhilarating belly dance show that comes straight from it's source. Her animated yet elegant style has made her a favorite dance performer worldwide. Najla's authentic and artistic performances are always well received by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. By the end of the performance most of the room will be up dancing!
In 2004 Najla added Hula to her repertoire of dance styles and has been adding the perfect touch to luau parties across the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.
She was extremely courteous and attentive to the customer making the reservation; she is an incredibly sexy, exciting, creative belly dancer who involves the audience. Will definitely use her again. Highly recommend.
I hosted a Luau Pig roast for about 100 people at my home. Ages 1 year to 80 years old! Najla entertained for 1 hour. She was totally awesome! Very professional, excellent dancer and very beautiful. She involved the guests with dance lessons, gave out necklaces, and also did her own luau dancing. She was the hit of my party!! Everyone loved her, and talked about her all evening. The price is very reasonable! I will definitely have her entertain for my luau next year!!
Najla performed for my brother's 50th- we wanted a fun, artistic but sexy performer. Najla was just perfect! She was a delight to work with- flexible, clear and straightforward around details, and a truly artistic, talented and captivating performer. Najla engaged the guests and adapted to a mixed crowd. I would highly recommend her!
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 15 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, French
What to Expect
A classic belly dance show is 25-30 minutes long and begins with a theatrical entrance with veil and zills followed by a drum solo, a dance with the guest of honor, and audience participation. Additional styles and props including wings of Isis, sword, dabke/assaya, and Khaleeji can be added. A sound system can be provided if requested.
A 30 minute hula show includes a 20 minutes of Hawaiian hula and 10 minutes of Tahitian dance. It includes two unique performances and two basic lessons, plus an opportunity to try out Hawaiian implements.
A one hour show includes two 20 minute shows with a break and costume change in between. Styles can be all belly dance, all hula, or a combination of belly dance, hula, samba, or international cabaret.
A cabaret performance includes feather fans, jazzy chair dancing, and French Can Can.
Najla is a professional and highly skilled American belly dancer known throughout the Middle East for performing at the highest level. Najla's love and fascination with oriental dance began in her mid-teens. As a child in Bellingham, WA, she studied ballet, tap and jazz. After her first belly dance class she was instantly hooked.
She has performed in 17 countries within 5 star hotels, aboard cruise ships and at exclusive nightclubs and venues throughout the world.
Najla’s styles include Egyptian/Lebanese Oriental, Drum Solo, Wings, Veils, Sagat, Sword, Khaleeji, Dabke/Assaya, Shaabi, Brazilian Samba and Polynesian. Her past contracts have included; Sheraton Hotel Dubai, Le Meridien Resort Fujairah, Mövenpick Dead Sea Resort Jordan, Mercure Grand Al Ain, Arabian Nights Village Abu Dhabi, and Chimelong Paradise Guangzhou.
Najla is also the Artistic Director of the award-winning Seattle based dance company Fleurs D'Egypte. Najla is currently based in Istanbul and available for contracts in the Middle East after Ramadan 2016. She is available for weddings, birthdays, corporate events in the USA in May/June 2016.
Additional Booking Notes
Adequate lighting, flooring and a performance space of at least 10'x10' are required.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 19, 2021 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Reception|
Past Booked Events
|December 13, 2019 • 8:00pm - 8:45pm||Cocktail Party|
|August 13, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Birthday Party|
|August 29, 2014||Other|
|August 09, 2014||Birthday Party|
|August 09, 2014||Birthday Party|
|July 26, 2014||Birthday Party|
|August 30, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 27, 2013||Private Party|
|July 19, 2013||Other|
|May 26, 2013||Birthday Party|
Classic Belly Dance Show:
Sword or Baladi
Dance with guest of honor
Mini-lesson in a circle
Middle Eastern Show:
Lebanese Oriental Entrance
Balady Taxim (w or w/o sword)
|Najla Raqs||Dancer and Choreographer|
Influences & Inspiration
Everything from Golden Age stars of Egyptian belly dance to modern stars of Dubai and beyond.
10'x10' open space