“Starbelly Dancers” consists of the professional (Featured Dancers) and apprentice performing group of Starbelly School of Dance. Our professional Belly Dance (Raqs Sharqi) performances are not only well received, but are often the highpoint of any celebration. Our shows are appropriate for all ages, and we always draw a large crowd, with our knack for audience participation, and our dedicated fan base.
“Starbelly Dancers” is comprised of women & men of all ages, body type, range of experience, economic strata, profession, belief systems, etc., who come together to dance, to surrender to an experience larger than themselves and to be the very best dancer and person they can be.
The current 2014 “Starbelly Dancers” are Cecilia Rinn, Tracy Lay, Chad Rinn Ashley Rose, Amanda Renken, Jasmine Martin, Mary Woolf, Dana Hardy . Apprentice dancers; Amy G., Autumn W., Cyndi H., Emily E., Jessi G., Loren D. Taryn D.
The Starbelly Dancers have been performing locally for 4 years, and the featured Dancers Cecilia & Tracy have been dancing both locally and nationally for 20 years. The Starbelly dancers, along with being a great performing group, is also a mentorship program for up and coming dancers to get learn not only how to be a “professional Middle” East Dancer, but also how to provide their community truly inspirational art.
he Featured Starbelly Dancers are professional belly dancers from the Boise, Idaho area. Specializing in traditional belly dance and are available to entertain for your family-friendly celebrations and functions. In the event that more dancers are needed, we also book the top professional dancers in the area to provide the highest quality entertainment for you and your guests.
Check our SHOWS page regularly for upcoming performances and dance related events. We’d love to see you there!
Interested in booking the finest quality belly dancers for your next event? Click HERE for more information or call Cecilia at 208.891.6609.
Cecilia embodies the passion & joy of belly dance. She loves to share that joy by bringing entertaining, spirited and professional belly dance to a multitude of celebrations. Cecilia is sought after instructor, and teaches classes and workshops both locally (Boise, Idaho) and nationally with her belly dance school “StarBelly School of Dance” including her student/mentored group the “The Starbelly Dancers”. For Cecilia’s complete information please go HERE. To hire Cecilia and/or The Starbelly Dancers please click to our Hire a Dancer page or call 208.891.6609
“Cecilia lives through Bellydance….is Bellydance. The knowledge base is very thorough, and her passion is very spirited. As a teacher and/or performer, Cecilia is a professional through and through”.~Jared Hallock
“I own a local tea room where Cecilia and the gang dance regularly. Not only are they great fun, but they always bring in a good crowd, which is good for my business.”~ Bob Hodge
“Cecilia Rinn is not only a beautiful, lovely, and talented performer and belly dancer, but she is also a true and kind woman with a very open heart. I would recommend working with her and/or hiring her for any project you have in mind. She is truly amazing!” ~Blume Bauer www.blumebauer.com
Tracy has been studying Middle Eastern dance since 1997. She has performed at numerous local festivals and events, celebrations, and restaurants. She has been a featured dancer at Aladdin’s Traditional Egyptian Cuisine and at Cazba’s First Thursday events, and has appeared at Babylon Hookah Lounge, Egypt Smoke Shop, and Desert Cafe. She has also performed with Brothers of the Baladi of Portland and with Istanbul. Her style reflects her deep adoration of Egyptian music – internally focused, soft yet precise, lush and joyfully bittersweet.
To hire Tracy please click HERE.
Sarah Barker has been entertaining the Treasure Valley for over 20 years with classic Cabaret style belly dance. Over the years she has expanded her repertoire offering Tribal, Tribal Fusion, Modern Egyptian, Gypsy Tambourine, Cane, Candles, and her personal favorite Sword. Performing at a variety of venues with Nejwah’s World of Dance, and more recently as a soloist within Idaho’s dance community. Whether the music is recorded or live, Sarah’s love for Middle Eastern dance reflects in her energy she brings to the stage.
Amanda Renken has been dancing with Starbelly School of Dance for almost 5 years. She has performed as a soloist and as part of the Starbelly Dancers for 4 years.
Ashley Rose has been dancing with Starbelly School of Dance for almost 4 years. She has performed as a soloist and as part of the Starbelly Dancers. She has taught some group belly dance classes during her travels through Asia. Shs also is an accomplished singer and musician.
Chad Rinn has been practicing “Toltec Energy Dance” for over 20 years, and has taught class sessions and workshops in Boise and around Idaho. After 4 years of belly dance training, he is currently a member of the prestigious group “The StarBelly Dancers” and has been a featured performer at Fusion Fest for 4 years running. At the 2012 Fusion Fest he fused Magical Passes with Traditional Belly Dance for a stunning performance. Chad is also a published writer and has created many short and feature length films including “BELLY: Sensuous, Scarred, Sacred” with his wife Cecilia Rinn. Chad has been a founding member and co-manager of Starbelly School of Dance’s parent company Full Tilt Boogie L.L.C. since 2002.
Dana Hardy has been dancing at Starbelly School of Dance for three years, after 20 years of being Boise’s biggest belly dance fan. She is a valued member of the StarBelly Dancers where she performs solos and group pieces.
“Starbelly Dancers” also consists of the apprentice performing group of Starbelly School of Dance, and consists of the most dedicated advanced students.