Friday, October 3, 2014


In like a Lion out like a Lamb

Thursday March 2nd 7:30 PM
Reservations suggested (203)956-6220

Friday March 10th 7pm
Music and Dance

Wednesday March 15th  8pm
Reservations suggested (203)324-3391

Saturday March 18th 12-2pm 
Show 8-10pm

Sunday March 19th 2-4:30 pm

"Combo Platter" with Kaeshi Chai. Kaeshi returns to CT on March 19th | 2pm at Dance Dimensions in Norwalk. 

Learn 3 combos in three styles from Kaeshi Chai who is renown for her versatility as a performer and instructor. Kaeshi draws upon her extensive experience performing internationally for all walks of life in many different venues to bring you a workshop that will also enable you to effectively reach your audience by learning how to modify your dance style to suit each unique situation.

Register here:

*Coming April 29th*
Sign up now!

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Time is running out!!

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.


Contact John Crawford (914)438-9843
From any of the ladies of Delphi Dance Ensemble!

Only $10 helps the Baker-Collyer Christmas Cheer Fund, and gets you a seat at what promises to be a wonderful evening!


We are super excited to announce that the lovely Nahara and La Gina will be performing at our benefit show on October 11. Their addition to the show is so special to us in many ways. These beautiful women are our instructors, and for some, our first introduction to the world of belly dance.


Delphi Dance Ensemble is proud to announce:

About the Fund:

The Baker-Collyer Christmas Cheer Fund was founded 98 years ago by an Ossining merchant who witnessed two children picking through a garbage pile for food.  It has since been its mission to provide local needy families with a meal for the Christmas holiday.  Last year the fund was able to provide holiday food baskets to over 370 local needy families in the Ossining area.

ALL ticket sales and/or donations go solely to the purchasing of food for the holiday baskets.  The administration efforts are handled by volunteers and the baskets are packed and delivered by members of the Ossining Volunteer Fire Department.

To learn more about The Baker-Collyer Christmas Cheer Find contact John Crawford, Chairman, Baker-Collyer Christmas Cheer Fund (914)438-9843 or  We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Sunday, September 7th 1 pm:
Delphi Dance Ensemble at the New Rochelle Street Fair!
The Ladies are thrilled to be back for a second year!!!

click below for more info

Want to do more than just dance the dance?
Learn the rich history of it with Tava:

Norwalk, CT Registration is Open for Bellydance with Tava at NCC

Do you live in Norwalk (or anywhere in Fairfield County, CT)? A new semester at Norwalk Community College is right around the corner and Tava will be teaching her 101 level course. This is a 10-week session which includes 20 minutes of lecture and 60 minutes of basic technique. The lecture will include an introduction to the history, various styles, legendary dancers and popular Arabic rhythms. The dancing will culminate in a short choreography to tie your "new moves" all together in a sequence. Students will fall in love with this rich and beautiful dance, enjoy community and (for registered NCC) students, gain a bit of credit in the process. The class meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:50PM beginning in September.
Tava teaches Bellydance at Norwalk Community College
Tava teaches Bellydance at Norwalk Community College


Saturday, September 27th 2pm:

Delphi Dance Ensemble will be performing at GROW!!!

Great day of fun, food, fantastic art and entertainment 

Friday Sepetmber 29-Sunday September 28:

with Mimi & Carmine

North East American Tribal Style® Dance and Music Camp
Join us for a weekend retreat of American Tribal Style Belly Dance and Middle Eastern Drum Classes. Get your drum and dance jam on! Participate in our swap meet and bust out your best tribal gear for our show.

Plenty of downtime to enjoy hiking along the lake or on various trails surrounding the camp. We promise to have s'mores!
More info at:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Official Scoop

Hello beautiful Westchester dancers!  Many of you have been asking about my whereabouts lately so I wanted to give you the official scoop.

At the end of May, I got laid off from my job.  It was this job that brought my family to New York, and unfortunately, without it I didn't have the financial stability to stay where I was.  We already had a house in Georgia, so the logical step was to move back where I could take stock of my situation and figure out the next step.  So, at the end of July my family packed up and moved back South.

I had a wonderful time dancing with my Delphi ladies, and I love and miss them more than they realize.  They welcomed me into the fray and for that I am forever grateful.  I know in my heart that the Delphi Dance Ensemble will grow and prosper with their talent, grace, and determination.  I also enjoyed meeting the talented dancers in the tri-state area.  You are all so talented and gracious!

I truly hope our paths cross in the near future.  Keep shimmying!!

Much love,

Thursday, June 5, 2014



Save the Date
We would LOVE to see you at this VERY SPECIAL EVENT!
Stay tuned:Details coming soon!

Sunday August 10th 6:30 pm

CHECK Josie's website

Middle Eastern Rhythms Drum Workshop with Ramzi El-Edlibi

Josie's International School of Dance presents a Middle Eastern Rhythms Workshop with Ramzi El-Edlibi.
7-9 pm $40 in advance $50 at the door. 
Drums provided!
125 Main Street (top floor), Ossining, NY

Emily al Nar

It is vacation time of please call and confirm show schedule before you go!

Emily al Nar Will be performing at 8pm on Saturdays
at Nash O Nash
441 Mamaroneck Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

And at 11 pm at Oasis in Yonkers
654 Central Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704

Friday, May 16, 2014

May Dancer Spotlight: Nahla

 Dancer Spotlight

Every month we will be spotlighting a dancer in Westchester county.  This month, our spotlight turns to NAHLA!

Nahla has practiced Middle Eastern dance for ten years and has studied with various teachers such as Amira Iriz, Aszmara, Samantha Diaz and Oreet Schwartz, creator of SharQui, the Bellydance Workout. She has received teacher trainings from Tamalyn Dallal of Bellydance Superstars and Kaeshi Chai of Bellyqueen. Most recently she became a certified SharQui instructor. Her specialties includes Classical Egyptian, Raqs Asaya (Saidi cane dance), and use of various props such as fan veils. She enjoys all kinds of Middle Eastern dance and other forms of bellydance but her true love is Egyptian style. Nahla has performed throughout various venues in NYC, Long Island, and Westchester County such as Tagine, Tapas, Tosca, Modern, Hash-o-Nash, and Vintage, just to name a few. She is affiliated with Westchester-based Bellydancers for Charity headed by Leslie Howard and Long Island-based Shimmies for Life headed by Mishaal.

A big part of the reason why Nahla wants to promote and teach Bellydance (as its commonly known) is to show the public the cultural context of this dance and to see how accessible it is. Her hope is help the general public understand the context so this dance will get the respect it deserves. Bellydance expresses joy and happiness which drives her. And joy and happiness can be accessible to everybody! The benefits of learning this are numerable as they are enjoyable! One can get in touch with her feminine side, learn about a different culture, boost her self-esteem and give much needed time to herself and time with the girls! The physical benefits include toning and strengthening the core, learning new awareness for the body, balance, coordination and overall fitness.

Currently Nahla performs at various shows sponsored by local bellydancers and is teaching SharQui, the Bellydance Workout at Love Dance & Fitness located in White Plains, NY

  If you are a teacher, performer, or student in Westchester county and would like to be featured in our monthly series, please email Oracle at

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May Events



  DELPHI at Tenafly Spring Street Fair 1pm
 This upscale town-wide event continue to grow with record crowds. Featuring Handcrafted Items, Fine Arts and Crafts, Retail Items (non-handcrafted), Home-Based Business, Food and much more. Hours: 11am-5pm 
Delhpi dance ensemble performs at 1pm on Saturday!!

Emily al Nar Will be performing at 8pm on Saturday May 3rd
at Nash O Nash
441 Mamaroneck Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

And at 11 pm at Oasis in Yonkers
654 Central Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704


DELPHI at Woodbridge Street Fair & Craft Show Woodbridge, NJ 1pm
200 Vendors. Outdoor Street Fair and Craft show. Artists, Crafters, Rides for the Kids, Live Music. Family Fun! And  Delphi Dance Ensemble will be performing at 1pm!

Thursday May 22nd:
Join  Josie's International School of Dance for another fantastic Drum Workshop
with Ramzi El-Edlibi!

Next THURSDAY, MAY 22nd FROM 7:00-9:00 PM
PRICE:  $40

Workshop Description:  For all levels.  Grab a drum and have some fun! Learn the basics of the Middle Eastern polyrhythmic structures, focusing on North African and Arab rhythms.  The class will includes a handout with review of the rhythms (written in a very simple way) that were covered in the first workshop.  Drummers will continue to learn and practice each rhythm to music that Ramzi will provide on a CD. Class will finish once again with a drum and dance circle.  For non-dancers drumming provides great stress relief and "brain exercise." For belly dancers learning the rhythms of the music you dance to is imperative to developing stellar musicality and feeling in your dance.  Middle Eastern drums will be provided.

Call Josie (914)332-8670 or see website below for more info
Amira Iriz:  

May 9, 23 and 30th
Is happy to let us she has been invited back to the King and I Thai Cuisine located in Nyack, NY on May 9, 23 and 30 at 8 pm. Hope to see you there!
Seating for dinner will begin at 8 pm and the show will begin around 8:40
 $10 cover at the door. $20 minimum per person
King and I Thai Cuisine 93 Main Street , Nyack, NY

Just around the corner: Events by our friends in Connecticut

Fan Veil Workshop with Tava

Dance Dimensions
3 Quincy St, Norwalk, Connecticut 06850
Sunday May 4th - Fan veils: Outside the Box - 2 to 4PM ($40 early bird rate/$50 after May 1st)
Tava will be teaching a two hour workshop on primarily single fan veil technique ( will use two for a bit).She will cover:
Dramatic holds, wraps, body lines, turns and even a bit of floorwork. Fan veils are a great tool for expressiveness but people often under utilize their them in this way.

Tava's Bi-Annual Evening of Bellydance
There is a long history of pairing music and dance. Tava offers these events to her community to share the celebration, joy and awareness of this dance we call "bellydance." Her students and professional colleagues have worked hard to prepare exciting performances for their friends and families so be prepared to experience an evening of pure fun.
Tava's 17th Annual Evening of Bellydance will include:
Live music by Carmine & Friends
Beer & Wine
Performances by student and professional dancers including:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April Events

April Events!

Friday April 11th

The King and I Thai Cuisine's first middle eastern dance engagement!  

Amira Iriz is thrilled to perform at this little gem in Nyack, NY. 
Seating for dinner will begin at 8 pm and the show will begin around 8:40
 $10 cover at the door. $20 minimum per person
King and I Thai Cuisine 93 Main Street , Nyack, NY

Friday April 11th

Hash O Nash 

Emily al Nar Will be performing at 8pm on Friday April 11th 
at Nash O Nash
441 Mamaroneck Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Thursday April 24th

Middle Eastern Rhythms Drum Workshop with Ramzi El-Edlibi

Josie's International School of Dance presents a Middle Eastern Rhythms Workshop with Ramzi El-Edlibi.
7-9 pm $40 in advance $50 at the door. 
Drums provided!
125 Main Street (top floor), Ossining, NY


Stay tuned there are many wonderful events coming up...Some are already posted to the community calendar.

Watch for a new section counting down the days to each of these events!