Jane Jardines - Professional Belly Dancer
Jane Jardines is a professional belly dancer in Sydney and has been involved in the art of belly dance since 1995. Jane was crowned winner in Solo, group and best choreography categories for the 1st Annual National Belly Dance Competition on 28th November 2003, at Enmore Theatre. Jane is one of the few full-time bellydancers in Australia.
Jane directed and produced "1001 Arabian Nights Fantasy Show " showcasing over 30 brilliant performers, the most spectacular bellydance extravaganza touring in Australia for the first time.
Belly Dance Harem won the Dedication Award for the 2005 Bellydance Logies"
Jane has danced internationally and has completed private classes and workshops with renowned teachers in Egypt including Farida, Mona Al Said, Dina, Raqia Hassan, Yasmina, Aida Nour, Randa Kamel, Soraya, Beata and Horacio from Germany.
Her classical and elegant belly dance style varies from Egyptian Raqs Al-Sharqi, Greek Ciftetelli - ancient and modern, and Turkish mix.
Allow the dance to evolve within you, and go with the flow!
Jane uses many accessories such as live python snake, shamadan (candelabra), sword balancing, Isis wings, saiidi, zills (finger cymbals) and veil to compliment her belly dancing performances.
"I am truly enriched when others share with me this amazing celebration of Bellydance especially when it harmonizes with their own experiences of life"
- Jane Jardines J.P
Jane is also one of Sydney's top belly dance teachers. Jane founded her Sydney bellydancing school in 2005 where she teaches bellydancing for beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers. She is also available for private lessons.
Jane's Bellydance Performances
- Fuji Xerox Product Launch - 7 Aug 2014
- Sydney Star Casino, Crystal Vodka, Dan Akroid - 10 Oct 13
- Sydney Opera House, Marquee - 16 January 2013
- St Paul's College, Sydney University - 25 May 2012
- Live Radio interview, 2UE Murray Wilton - 18 May 2012
- Nespresso Xmas Party, Museum of Contemporary Art, Desert Stars, Drummers & Snake - 4 Nov 2011
- Bungalow, Darling Harbour - 18 Sept 2011
- Desert Stars, Wagga - 17 Sept 2011
- SBS Feast Launch - 28 July 2011
- Sydney Convention Centre Giant Steps Ball - 25 Jun 2011
- Canberra, Desert Star Show - 5 March 2011
- Shaun Bonett's party, The Quay Restaurant - NYE 2010
- Imax Theatre - 25 July 2009
- Domestic Blitz, Channel 9 Network - 20 Nov 2008
- Farmer Wants a Wife, Channel 9 Network - 3 Nov 2008
- Arena Foxtel, Unusual Occupations SAFTV - 28 June 2008
- Mt Isa Show - 20th June 2008
- Bellydance Legends Ball - 29 Feb 2008
- Channel 9, Chopping Block - 20 Feb 2008
- Australia Day Celebrations with Human Nature- 26 Jan 06
- 5 Star Resort in Nadi Fiji, Trendwest Worldmark - NYE 05
- Billy Connelly (comedian) Xmas party on private Yacht - 24th Dec 2005
- (Ex PM) Bob Hawke's Birthday, Quay Aptmnts - 9 Dec 05
- Singapore for Alhambra Bellydance Festival - 27 Jan 2005
- Sydney Kings Basketball, Entertainment Centre - 21 Nov 04
- Sydney Weekender Channel 7 White Blue - 24th July 2004
- Parliament House Cultural Award Night - 16th Jun 2004
- Kerry Anne Show Channel 9 - 28th April 2004
- Super Simpsons Live with Foxtel - 13th Dec 2003
- Napoleon Cosmetics Xmas Party - 10th Dec 2003
- Ecstasy of Dance Launch for movie "Dances of Ecstasy" at Seymour Centre - 11th October 2003
- Ghan Trainline Launch with Steve Erwin - Jun 2003
- Accessorize and Bodyshop Launch - May 2003
- Sydney Dance Expo Homebush Stadium - September 2002
- Opening of Sarcophagus found in Pyramid in Egypt for National Geographic at Fox Studios - 18th Sept 2002
- Television Commercial for Mykonnos on Crown - Aug 2002
- Good Medicine (Channel 9) - 2001
- MCA, Sydney Olympics, Ancient Greek Dancing - 2000
- Lifestyle at Fox Studios
- Ali's boxing match on live Sky Television
- Olympic sponsor during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
- Greek television in Greece
- Many performances at Sydney Five Star Hotels including Sheraton on the Park, Hilton, Shangri-la, Sir Stamford, Intercontinental and Renaissance Hotels
- Regular weekly performances at major restaurants including Erciyes, Tarboush, Fatimas, Habibis, Mediteranean, Tandoori Palace and Abduls.