Regine Tolentino graces 2nd Belly Fest at Glorietta

by Ma. Jane Gwen Kangleon
Jun 27, 2008
Regine Tolentino extolled the beauty of learning how to belly dance last year at the 2007 Belly Fest held at the Ateneo. This year, the 2008 Belly Fest will take place at the Glorietta Activity Center this Saturday, June 28, to accommodate more people interested in learning this ancient dance form.


One of the country's most famous belly dance enthusiasts, Regine Tolentino, will once again join the Belly Fest organized by Peak Performance Dance and Fitness Center. The second edition of this annual dance festival will be held tomorrow, June 28, at the Glorietta Activity Center in Ayala Center, Makati.

The whole-day event will start at 11:00 am, with a basic Belly Dance workshop to be conducted by Crystal Calinawan. Other workshops include the Veil Dance to be conducted by Gladys Mallari. The morning schedule will conclude with a solo performance by Reign Naz and a five-minute Belly Dance parade scheduled at around lunchtime.

More workshops and various performances will fill the afternoon schedule. Belly Dance instructress, Gemma Magtibay will conduct a Modern Belly Dance workshop at 1:35 pm. There will also be a Sword Dance performance by Gemma Mascarinas (Path to Goa) after another group performance by Gemma's recitalists.

Beauty expert and celebrity, Ms Cory Quirino, will also join the affair to share beauty tips and healthy living guides in her seminar titled "How to be a Goddess." Being an advocate of healthy living, Nesvita will give away t-shirts to the 50 participants of the Aero marathon at around four o'clock in the afternoon.

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The grand show will begin at 6:00 pm and will feature different performers from the country's leading dance groups such as the Belly Fest dancers, Peak Performance students, Arcel Benson recitalists, Gladys Mallari recitalists, and those from Clara Ramona and Co. Not to be missed are solo performances from dance masters Clara Ramona, Jill Ngo-Crisologo of Peak Performance, Arcel Benson, Gemma Magtibay, Zumre, Nilda Boquiren, Claire Sakumura, and Ms. Regine Tolentino.

For inquiries on Belly Fest 2008, contact Peak Performance Dance Studio at mobile: 0917-6247534; phone and fax number: 4133466; and e-mail address: peakperformance@asiapad.com.

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Regine Tolentino extolled the beauty of learning how to belly dance last year at the 2007 Belly Fest held at the Ateneo. This year, the 2008 Belly Fest will take place at the Glorietta Activity Center this Saturday, June 28, to accommodate more people interested in learning this ancient dance form.
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