Senta Duffield - Principal and Director

Shows, Festivals & Tours



The Maya Company produces and directs Dance shows featuring international Belly Dancers, Singers and Musicians. Our annual studio shows showcase our belly dancers of all levels, together with Latin, Ballroom and Line Dancers from Floorcraft Dance Studio. We also host Haflas (belly dance socials) after each set of courses.

Senta is also proud to be associated with NovaNouveau, and their first theatrical belly dance production, Happily Never After, which will be performed in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Windhoek –uniting South Africa’s belly dance talent! For more information please visit

Senta is honoured and proud to be the choreographer for the SADTA Belly Dance group Raqs Arabia, performing in Shall we Dance, since 2006, and featuring belly dancers from The Maya Company and other SADTA studios.     Please Visit

My passion is to grow belly dance in South Africa, so it is such a privilege to be able to host master teachers from Egypt in South Africa, and to take our SA belly dancers on tours to Egypt


Together with the SADTA belly dance division, The Maya Company hosts belly dance festivals featuring master teachers and performers from Egypt. We have hosted Yasmina of Cairo, twice, Ahmed Elkhatib and Mohammed Kazafy. In May 2018 we hosted Shahrzad and Marshall Bodiker. We have also hosted many local South African teachers, and Senta has been invited to teach workshops at many South African belly dance festivals and events.


Egyptian Kaleidoscope

Egypt, the belly dance motherland, is calling you!  It is time for you to answer her...

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Together with the SADTA Belly Dance Division, The Maya Company runs exciting tours to Egypt for South African Belly Dancers.

Working together with Yasmina of Cairo since 2010, Senta has run 6 Successful Cairo Tours, an exciting Upper Egypt Tour and a Tour to the Siwa Oasis. More than 80 people have visited Egypt on these tours!

Tours include workshops with master teachers, personal party nights and performances by famous dancers, singers and musicians, sightseeing at major tourist sites, visiting famous costume designers and shopping for belly dance costumes, hip scarves and props at reputable stores, camel rides into the desert, professional photo shoots in special locations with Yasmina of Cairo, and many more adventures! 


Our Tours are carefully planned to give Belly Dancers a very personal experience of Belly Dancing in Egypt, in a safe, comfortable and hassle-free environment.

We take care of all the planning and details, so that our Belly Dancers can enjoy every minute of their special tour!

Our next Tours are to Cairo, and to the Siwa Oasis in April 2019. Please contact Senta for more information.