The abdominal dancers, nicknamed the Pink Ladies, featured students who excelled at sultry taqsim movements. This was another of the fantasy dances, and Jamila costumed the cast in Cleopatra-styled wigs to give the feeling of an Egyptian court. (See the Pink Ladies at 12:26 in the 1972 Bal Anat Documentary.) Jamila eventually transitioned the Pink Ladies into the Mask Dancer solo which became the iconic first act of the Bal Anat Show. Katrina Burda, the main Pink Lady, become the first soloist in the Mask Dancer role.
Inspired by the Pink Ladies, Suhaila created her Stomach Dance, which was a featured piece in her iconic Percussion Show. (See the Stomach Dance at 8:32 in the 1999 Percussion Show.) Suhaila’s vision for the piece was to have it on a theater stage with the dancers on conveyer belts performing the moves while vibrating. The conveyer belts were cost prohibitive, so she adjusted the vision for her full-length theater production, Sheherezade, that debuted in 2004. For Sheherezade, the dancers circle around a soloist on a platform who does an elevated version of the dance anchored by a sustained vibration. (See the Stomach Dance at 5:30 in Sheherezade.). The Stomach Dance is still a part of Suhaila’s Percussion Show and is one of the rotating acts for modern Bal Anat.