2020 Raks Conference Online

It’s a brand new way to experience the excitement and exhilaration of Heart of America Belly Dance competition. Dancers can participate in our virtual edition without having to travel or gather in large crowds.  Best of all, anyone can view the competition for free on our facebook group!

  • Video Entries Accepted until November 24, 2020
  • Virtual Judging will be conducted prior to the show December 4th.
  • The Online Competition show will be shown December 4-5, 2020. (Show broadcast times will be announced soon)
  • Winners will be announced at the end of the Competition show

Details about our Online Virtual Competition  are posted.  Sign up Today!

Contact  theresa@hoabellydance.com if you have any questions.

Watch for announcements and updates on our Facebook Page, Group, and Instagram.

Heart Of America Arab Cultural Arts, nonprofit 501(c)(3)

Our mission is to foster cultural diversity and enrich the community’s artistic experience and appreciation of Arts from the Arab world in Missouri and Kansas through art, education, and culturally relevant events including dance, music, culinary arts, and crafts. Our annual event showcases Middle Eastern dance and has featured professional dancers from around the world including Egypt, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, and Russia as well as artists from across the US.

2021 Raks Conference

Heart of America Belly Dance


Friday – Sunday
8-10 October 2021
Camelot Ballroom
6635 151st Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66223

Friday – Workshops & Competition Show  |  Saturday – Workshops & Gala  |  Sunday – Workshops

2021 Star Artists

Hurry Up!

Tickets sell out fast so don’t miss.


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  • Friday

    October 8, 2021

  • Saturday

    October 9, 2021

  • Sunday

    October 10, 2021


Sponsorship Invitation – We Invite You to be a Part of Something Special!

Sponsors will receive various benefits and recognition to acknowledge their support of the Heart of America Arab cultural Arts Belly Dance Competition.


Many thanks to our sponsors for their generous support!


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News – New Dates, October 8-10, 2021 and 2020 will go online!

Dear Heart of America family,
I am heartbroken to announce the postponement of the Heart of America Raks Conference due to COVID-19. The health and safety of our star teachers, attendees, staff, vendors, and guests are our highest priority.

October 8-10, 2021 is set for all three teachers Camelia, Najla, and Jillina.

The show must go ONLINE for 2020… Stay tuned for details on our 2020 virtual edition of Heart of America Raks – reimagined. We will keep dancing!

Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back October 8-10, 2021 where we will dance and celebrate our love of the Arab culture in-person again.

Soon, I’ll be sending news about our virtual competition and show and possibly some workshop classes.