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Maui Belly Dance Company will be hosting Kami Liddle on Dec.5th- Dec 8th.

Contemporary BellyDance Retreat with Kami Liddle on the Island of Maui at Hale Akua Eco-Retreat Center

About this Event

Join Kami Liddle on the beautiful island of Maui and immerse yourself in dance with a total of 14 hours of contemporary Belly Dance training! This intimate setting offers you the opportunity to receive more personalized instruction, skills and techniques to expand your dance repertoire. Don’t miss this unique and rare opportunity to fill your tool box with inspirational concepts of contemporary fusion belly dance.

Retreat participants will experience an extended weekend of dance, exploration, and restoration. The retreat is hosted at Hale Akua Garden Farm and Eco Retreat Center in Huelo, Maui. This beautiful retreat center includes a large swimming pool, two hot tubs, sauna, an organic farm, waterfall, ocean views and much more. Please see for information about and pictures of the retreat center. Healthy, local, organic meals are included in the cost of the retreat except for the Friday night excursion to Paia town. Friday night will be an additional cost of $25 per person for organic artisan pizza and salad dinner at Flatbread Paia, drinks not included.The retreat is limited to 30 participants. Registration opens May 1st so don’t miss out on this vacation destination dance experience.

Tuition (includes workshop hours and meals):

Early Bird Pricing $600.00

After July 1st $700.00

Retreat Lodging Rates:

IMPORTANT: Retreat participants must book lodging with Hale Akua to participate

Accommodations range from $107 per night - $212 per night

Rooms booked directly through Hale Akua, please visit their reservations page here:

Hale Akua Retreat Accommodation Link


Thursday December 5th:

3-5pm Check in

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Dinner

7pm Opening circle and evening yoga

Friday December 6th:

Breakfast: 7:30-8:45

Workshop from 9:00-12:00

Lunch, rest by the pool and soak in the hot tub 12:00-2:00

Workshop from 2:00-5:00

Dinner and explore the town of Paia 6:00-9:00

Saturday December 7th:

Breakfast: 7:30-8:45

Workshop from 9:00-12:00

Lunch, rest by the pool and soak in the hot tub 12:00-2:00

Workshop from 2:00-4:00

Dinner 5:30-6:30 (performers get food set aside)

Hafla 7:30-10:00

Sunday December 8th

Breakfast: 8:00-9:30

Check out is at 11, so people need to bring their bags to the Yoga room

Final stretch and workshop review 10:00-12:00

Workshops Descriptions:

Workshop descriptions are forthcoming

Kami's Bio:

Kami Liddle has been a student of dance since she was 4 years old including ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip hop. After a brief interlude as a musician, Kami reunited with dance when she was 18 years old when she began to study cabaret style belly dance until she found her passion in improvisational belly dance via Fat Chance Belly Dance. Kami holds a B.A. in Art with a Minor in Dance from the University of Nevada, Reno.

In 2005, Kami auditioned and was invited to join the Bellydance Superstars (BDSS), a professionally touring belly dance company produced by music industry legend Miles Copeland (manager/producer of bands such as ‘The Police,’ ‘Billy Idol,’ and “The Bangles’). Beginning as a principal dancer, Kami soon became a soloist and contributing choreographer. In 2007, she became the Director of the ‘Tribal Superstars,’ the tribal fusion belly dance ensemble of BDSS, while continuing to develop her solo career traveling internationally to perform and teach workshops. She toured with BDSS internationally for nearly 6 years, performing in 18 countries including performances for the Prince of Monaco and the Consul General of Morocco. 7 of Kami’s internationally touring choreographies have been featured on PBS.

In 2010, Kami decided to leave BDSS in order to pursue her art as a solo artist and work collaboratively with dancer and musician Zoe Jakes and Beats Antique, a musical group that incorporates live dance and performance in their multimedia shows and music videos. Kami toured the U.S. with Beats Antique for 2 years performing at numerous well known venues including Lollapalooza in Chicago, The Staples Center in Los Angeles, Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park and the Fillmore, both in San Francisco. Her dancing is also featured in their music videos “Revival” and “Cat Skillz.”

Kami decided to leave Beats Antique in 2012 to meet the continued request for additional solo performances and workshops worldwide. Since leaving the group, she has been hosted in over 30 countries as a performer and teacher.

In order to fulfill her artistic vision and use her abilities to the fullest, Kami decided to return to her love of group choreography. Selecting five colleagues from an array of the Bay Area’s leading belly dance companies, Kami formed Gold Star Dance Company in early 2013. Together they set out to combine this young and constantly evolving dance style with elements of jazz, modern, hip hop and classical ballet. In 2018, Kami released her new dance program Krysalis, a four part program that nurtures the path of each individual dancer by giving them the tools to create their own authentic movement and artistic vision with an in-depth study of contemporary belly dance.

Hafla Performance Application:

If you would like to perform in the Hafla on Saturday evening please contact Lynette at for an application. The Hafla is open to all retreat participants on a first come first serve basis. Application deadline is: November 5, 2019

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

All sales are final. If you are not able to attend you may sell your spot to another student. Selling or transferring your spot is your responsibility. If you do sell your place in the retreat, please send us a notification of your registration transfer

Click link below for registration information