Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Thursday August 3rd 7:30- 10:30 PM



The artistry of Bollywood comes alive during this exuberant stage show that fuses live music, dance, and imagery that will thrill lifelong fans and novices alike. Join a passionate group of performers as they trace the evolution of Bollywood, from black-and-white classics to colorful blockbusters, and bring the spirit and romance of India’s grand palaces, mountain vistas, and sweeping mustard fields to Damrosch Park.

Friday August 4th - Tuesday August 8th


This 40-hour course is ideal for serious students, current and aspiring teachers. Participants who pass the written and practical exam and practice teach a minimum of 20 hours outside of the training will be awarded a Bellyqueen Teacher Training certificate of completion, others will receive a certificate of attendance. Deepen your bellydance practice and understanding of teaching tools, anatomy, history, culture, music, business and more with this training.

NOLA Studios, 244 West 54th St, 11th Floor, Studio B, btw 7th & 8th Ave, NYC
$695 adv, $750 after July 4th

More info here

Sunday August 6th 1-5 pm


Saturday August 12th 9am-9pm


 is a day of belly dance workshops headed by Donna Mejia and Somra el Nubia, a lecture by Donna Mejia and an evening showcase of exciting bellydancers from around the U.S.! All of this will take place at the historical Harlem School of the Arts with a reception in their Art Gallery to follow! Meet the dancers, view and buy some local art and let's have a great time together, learning, being entertained and celebrating!

Wednesday August 16th 8-11pm


Don't miss the fun! Belly Dance performances by Tava are exciting, innovative and exhilarating! Belly Dancing with Tava -FREE Call to reserve your table (203) 324-3391
Stick around for DJ & Karaoke with James Daniel Entertainment
The Fez
227 Summer Street 
Samford, CT 06901

Sunday August 27th 1-5pm


EVERYTHING DRUM SOLO INTENSIVE - Shimmies & builds, Pop/Lock/Drop technique & combos, how to hear the music, choreographic and improv techniques: bringing it all together for Beginners and taking it to the next level for Intermediate/Advanced/Pros. Very information-intensive workshop! But please bring your booty! (3hr) $99 Paypal + $4 processing 
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BELLYWORK INTENSIVE - Exotic bellywork... and getting it into your dance. Intermediate through Pro. (1hr) All 4 hours $125. Paypal + $4 processing. 

Saqra (Seattle, WA) is a powerful dance artist and a master instructor. Her fluidity, grace, and technical skill is highlighted by her friendly demeanor and clear joy of the dance. She did not inherit the diva gene.

Saqra teaches and performs Internationally, and as an award winning dancer and instructor (BD UDA, BDoY, BDoU, Wiggles, many other titles), event promoter, musician, CD & instructional DVD producer and WA state registered hypnotherapist, that probably is enough stuff to a start to explain what she has been doing in belly dance the last 40 years

Sharon Fit Belly Dance & Group Fitness Studio
29 Alden Street,
Cranford, NY 07106

Sunday August 27th 3:45-5:30pm

Belly Dance Night at Roxy & Dukes

745 Bound Brook Rd. (Rt.28), Dunellen, New Jersey 08812

Sassy Saidi Fun Times with Aasiyah Ali

Get in touch with your inner Saidi during this workshop.

This class will focus on integrating assaya technique into a feminine, modern raqs sharqi choreography. You will be learning a new and playful choreography to a pop style saidi song popular at Egyptian weddings.

If you want to become more confident with assaya handling and technique then you don’t want to miss this class.

No experience is necessary, but an assaya is required. 
Please no canes.

Assaya can often be purchased from either Belly Dance America or Turquoise International. A cane with the hook cut off will also work for learning purposes.

Advanced Purchase $30 / At the Door $40
Advanced purchase available from July 26th through August 21st

Stay after the workshop for our AMAZING show!
Show details can be found here:

Thursday August 31st - September 2nd

RAQS WITHOUT BORDERS supports dance artists in a dynamic, inclusive and intellectually engaging environment, contributing to community and a thriving, sustainable New York City. 

Second Annual Middle Eastern and North African Dance Festival, RAQS WITHOUT BORDERS, from 08/31/17 to 09/02/17 in New York City

• Opening gala show on 08/31/17 at the University Settlement Theater, NYC from 7:30-9:30pm.
• Dance workshops on 09/02/17 from 12pm-5pm with a lunch break:
12-2pm: a sassy-classy oriental saidi master workshop, taught by Torkom Movsesiyan. Bring your own cane/stick!
2-3pm: Lunch break.
3-5pm: an Egyptian shaabi master workshop with Jacques Alasmar.
5-6pm: Dinner on your own.
• Competition and a closing gala show on 09/02/17 from 6:30-9:30pm at the American Center for the Alexander Technique:
First/second/third place: solo performer category to compete for King/Queen of Raqs Sharqi. First place winner of King/Queen of Raqs Sharqi will receive a full 2018 VIP package access.
Troupe/Group category winner will receive a certificate.
Children category will receive a certificate.
ALL competition winners will receive a certificate!
• For more information on workshop price, VIP package, gala show tickets, and competition registration, visit www.torkomada.weebly.com or call (347)-512-0541 or email totymov@gmail.com.
• Payment plans and early bird registration available. VIP Package includes two gala show tickets, two dance workshops, competition, your performance, and a certificate of completion.
Reserve your spot now because space is limited!