20 hours of workshops!


Gala Shows Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings!


2017 Oriental Dance Superstar Competition!

The Houston Oriental Dance Festival is an annual event that brings some of the biggest names in oriental dance and middle eastern folklore to Houston for a weekend of amazing workshops, shows, and an international competition.

With a focus on authenticity, the enthusiast or professional dancer will find instruction that broadens their understanding of the culture and artistic vision that brings middle eastern dance to life.

This year the Houston Oriental Dance Festival is proud to present headlining instructors Aida Nour (Egypt) and Mounir Malaeb (Lebanon), as well as guest instructors Valerick Molinary, Lebanese Simon, Aubre Hill, Kimberly Larkspur, Diana Soto and the 2016 Oriental Dance Superstar Zhanna Korolkova. 

The event takes place on May 5 - 7, 2017 at the Arab American Cultural and Event Center, 10555 Stancliff Road, Houston, TX 77099.

Rooms for traveling participants can be booked at the Holiday Inn Southwest, 11160 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX. Please use this link when booking your room for our special $89 rate.

Click HERE to purchase show tickets!


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The Houston Oriental & Folklore Dance Festival would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support.

Bronze Balady Level - Magdy & Sonia Kotb, Mediterraneo Cafe

Bronze Balady Level - Michel Chammas