Belly dancing is an art form that takes practice, from the training of muscles to the learning of special techniques. On July 18, members of Yasmine's School of Mid-East Dance (including Yasmine, who is pictured) and members of Magic Hips will perform group and solo shows during Belly Oasis Mid-East Dance Concert at CPCC's Pease Auditorium. The two-hour long showcase features demonstrations of different styles of belly dancing, including those originating from the Middle East and other nearby regions, as well as those adapted by the Western world. $3-$12. 5 p.m. CPCC's Pease Auditorium, 1201 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534. http://tix.cpcc.edu/featured-performances.