On 19-20 November 2022, the International Oriental Dance Mini-Festival takes place in Tallinn, Estonia.

The main guest of the mini-festival is European belly dance superstar Kathreen Derouet from the Czech Republic. She is going to teach three workshops and perform at the gala show. In addition, the gala show will include Estonia's beloved professional belly dancers and this time, you can also shake your hips during the evening!

Kathreen Derouet has dedicated all her life to dance, for more than 30 years. Since 2012, she has been the artistic director of Let’s Dance Prague International Festival. She performs and teaches not only in Czech Republic, but also abroad as a world-renowned dancer and oriental dance teacher. Her elegant and emotional dance style has fascinated dancers all over the world and her students adore her way of teaching, which is full of important details, expressions, feelings and connection between body and soul.

In autumn, Oriental Dance lovers gather for one weekend in Estonia to take part in the International Oriental Dance Festival. The annual festival is the longest running Oriental Dance event in Estonia, this year including dance workshops, a gala show an Oriental Bazaar. The event brings together dancers from every corner of Estonia, the neighbouring countries and beyond.



Workshops take place at D7 Dance Studio (Niine 11)
Gala Show takes place at Von Krahl theatre (Rataskaevu 10)

SATURDAY, 19 November

11.00 - 13.00 Workshop: "Lyrical modern oriental"

Modern oriental dance based on powerful modern movements and full body expression.
Intermediate level

14.00 - 16.00 Workshop: "Ready, shimmy, go!"

Colorful shimmy technique and tabla interpretation.
Intermediate level

19.00 Gala Show

At the glamorous gala show of the International Oriental Dance Mini-Festival, the audience can enjoy the best of professional Estonian belly dancers. The main performer is the European belly dance superstar - Kathreen Derouet from the Czech Republic. During the evening, the audience is also welcome to enjoy the bar and dance to oriental rhythms.

SUNDAY, 20 November

11.00 - 13.00 Workshop: Tarab

Emotion in motion. Acting and storytelling in the dance and powerful expression.

Theory and choreography
All levels. Especially beneficial for teachers and performers


Full pass 99 EUR (includes all workshops and Gala Show, available until October 31 inclusive)
1 workshop 35 EUR (from 1 November 40 EUR)
Gala Show 20 EUR

There is no registration for the workshops - passes and tickets are on sale at, while there are still places:

The International Oriental Dance Festival in Estonia has taken place since 2003 and is the oldest and largest Oriental dance event in Estonia. The festival features dance workshops, a competition, a gala show, open stage performances and an Oriental Bazaar. The festival has also featured panel discussions, film screenings and fashion shows. The event brings together dancers from every corner of Estonia, as well as the neighbouring countries and further places around the world.