About Us

Safire are the premier belly dancers in the Midwest, having performed over 2000 shows over the past 10 years.  We work hard to bring the best of belly dance to the area, resulting in over 60 5-star reviews on GigMasters, 12 on Yelp and over 30 on GigSalad. 



Safire is a Chicago based dance troupe focusing on the art of Middle Eastern and Folkloric dance. Safire’s purpose is to spread the joy of Middle Eastern culture through music and dance, while encouraging cross cultural understanding.


Middle Eastern dance, like its people, varies in many ways. The Safire dancers are messengers of a style based upon creativity, elegance, humor and fun. If we can make you smile, get you to dance and open your eyes to the beauty of Middle Eastern dance, then mission accomplished!

Our shows bring out the best of the art of belly dance, invoking various themes within the Middle Eastern culture such as tabla drum, classical choreography, saidi, khaleeji, beledi, Iraqi and even comedy.


This dynamism and variety sets Safire apart, making us the premier belly dancers at established venues such as Untitled and The Drifter in River North, Alhambra Palace, The Comedy Bar and Juliana Restaurant, the oldest Middle Eastern club in Chicago.

Safire is available for weddings, birthdays and other events. Whether you wish for a solo dancer or a troupe, Safire will bring spice to your party.

Our clients have included Swedish Covenant Hospital, Loyola University, The Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra, University of Chicago, IL Institute of Technology, John Marshall Law School, Jam Productions, Ziyad Foods, Chicago Artists Coalition, Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Church and Fred Astaire Dance Studio. 


Safire has also performed internationally, including in Brazil, France, Ukraine, Germany and Malaysia.  

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