A wild weekend of Bellydance and Fusion


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World-class instruction and entertainment are yours for the taking at JamBallah Northwest, Portland's own premier Bellydance & Fusion Festival. We work hard to create an atmosphere of celebration and community, showcasing the astounding talent and instruction of the Pacific Northwest, as well as bringing in master instructors from across the US.     


Join us!  Our extensive vendor faire showcases a splendid array of artisan goodies,  and our hand-picked schedule of workshops, lectures and intensives is designed to be accessible for all levels, bellydance styles, and commitments.  (Not to mention the shows, parties, and world-class entertainment!)  We offer an astounding variety of subjects and class topics--including morning yoga, 2-hour dance/performance workshops, longer intensives, and lecture classes, all with your favorite instructors from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.  Props, cabaret, tribal, dance theory, folkloric roots, fitness bootcamps, quirky specialty classes and more.  JamBallah will bring the community, you bring the passion, let's dance!

JamBallah debuted the weekend of August 12, 2011 in beautiful Portland, Oregon. Dancers from all over the country came to learn from the shining stars of Portland and beyond, revel in performances & parties, and mingle with a colorful community of dancers of all levels and styles.  From glittering pros to dance-curious explorers, JamBallah Northwest is a place to share and refine techniques, make new friends, and gain inspiration.

Restaurant and Hotel info on our Hotels/Activities page.




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JamBallah NW overview:

The workshops!
The shows!
The shopping!
The accomodations!

The location, location, location!

Join us!


Portland, OR Cityscape.  Photo by Ed Wheeler

Attendees, Please Note--Your Photograph May Be Taken At The JamBallah Northwest Festival.

To assist in future promotion, we will have professional photographers working throughout the event, at the workshops, shows, and other festival-specific gatherings.  Photographs of festival participants and their guests will be taken and posted on the JamBallah Northwest website, and/or the JamBallah Northwest Facebook page.  There is a possibility that your photograph may be taken and so used. We believe that this will enhance the overall experience of festivalgoers, and allow us to properly convey the atmosphere and awesomeness of the festival to the rest of the bellydance community! By attending the JamBallah Northwest festival, both workshops and events, you give your consent to the posting of such photographs by us and waive all rights and claims with respect to the posting of such photographs.

We do recognize an individual's rights to control how their image is portrayed.  If you ever object to a specific photo and want it removed, please email info@jamballahnw.com. Be sure to reference the specific photo and include the URL of the page the photo appears on.