Saturday, September 30, 2017


Sunday October 1st

JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave.

This evening will be a tribute to the life and legacy of Elisheva. Revisit some of her most memorable works, as well as choreographies influenced by her, portrayed by her closest friends and dance family.

Performances by:

Bellyqueen (Kaeshi Chai, Irina Akulenko, Sandralis, Maki Moves, Natalie Nazario, Cara West, Alice Giampieri)
Dalia Carella Dance Collective (Dalia Carella, Diane Hutchinson, Diego Alexio)
Raqs Sheva and Serpent's Secret (Stacey Weber, Donna Cox, Kirah, Calixta Starr, Lillian, Elena, Alison, Peggy, Marlin, Mitzi, Dorothy, Roseann)
Sarah Skinner and the Sisters of Salome (Callista, Zaki, La Gina, Giselle, Renata, Zobeida, Zoe Smith)
Magic Circle (Bina Bora and Chrysalis) directed by Barbara Gluck
April Isis
Danielle Hutton
ShoShannah Estell
Djinn (Pete List, Carmine Guida, Brad MacDonald)

$20 online tickets:

$25 at the door

We also set up an online fundraiser to help cover the expenses of the show which will take place in a beautiful theatre in Manhattan. Any overage will be donated to the Cancer Research Institute.

Wednesdays October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th & November 1st
 7:45 pm

It's never too late to pursue your dance dreams! Ultimate Intro Workshops are for adults with little or no dance experience. In six short weeks, you can channel your inner goddess and learn to Belly Dance with the BellyQueen herself, Kaeshi Chai!

2121 Broadway

Saturday October 7th 12 pm-5pm

Delphi Dance Ensemble at 2pm
Saturday October 7th 3pm-6pm

Aszmara's Master Class - Fan Veil

Not your Ordinary Fan Veil...  

Aszmara's twist on working with the Fan Veil is delightful and different with techniques and nuances sure to inspire your dance experience.

Must Pre-Register - Workshop Limited to 15 Participants

$60 Pre-Registered one week prior to Master Class

$65 at the Door

29W 15th St
New York, NY 10011

Sunday October 8th 1-3pm

ATS® Unlimited presents "From Drillin' to Thrillin"

520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018

Join Despina and Kate for our exciting new series of workshops "From Drillin to Thrillin". Clean up your technique, add power to your dancing, and learn fun new finger cymbal patterns to inspire your practice and wow your audience.

Our first class will be advanced vocabulary/ combos with creative finger cymbal patterns. (Level 2/3)
Our second class will be dedicated to Dancing in Flow®. 

Limited to 12 people per class.

PayPal $18 per class.
$20 at the door per class.
Send paypal payments to:
Please add your first and last name in the notes section and which class you will be taking.

We will be in Studio 17 I. (I as in I do!)

October 12th-15th
Rakkash East

Rakkasah East 2017

Dancer Registration 9am Sunday August 13!

Workshops -, October Thursday 12 - Sunday October 15

All Workshops willl be held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center!

Instructors: Aneena, Novato, CA - Belladonna,Washington DC - Casey Bond, NY, NY - Ebony, Washington DC, Fahtiem, Rowland Heights, CA - Kaeshi, NY, NY - Leilah Haddad, Paris, France - Morocco, NY, NY, Natica Angilly, Richmond, CA - Saqra, Kent, WA

The festival will be held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center 135 Davidson Ave, Somerset, New Jersey 08873

Friday, October 13, 7pm-11pm - $15
Saturday, October 14 , 12noon - 11pm - $18
Sunday, October 15, 12noon - 8pm $18
Seniors and children 10 & under are half price

Saturday October 14th noon 



Sisters and Brothers!

What are you doing the second Saturday in October ?

Join in the fun!

The idea:
To have a global ATS® Flash Mob

The music:
2017 Song:


Toura Toura [Nav Deep Remix]
by Cheb I Sabbah

Go forth and dance!! 💖 💖 💕 💓 💜 💛 💚 💙 ❤ 💙 💛

The location:

You choose! Mob a mall, a store, the streets, or if you are busy that day, just take time with your class/workshop and dance to the song.

Don't have a group to dance with? That's ok! No one is left behind :) Dance in your pajamas in your livingroom or on your patio! :D ♥

Have someone video your Flash Mob and upload it to YouTube and link it to our facebook page ATS Flash Mob World Wide and or this event page.

Title it as "ATS Flash Mob World Wide 2017 (your location)"

Please be sure to credit the artist on your YouTube video as such:

2017 Song:
Toura Toura [Nav Deep Remix] 
by Cheb I Sabbah

Link to the song on Amazon:

Toura Toura (The Nav Deep Remix)

Wednesday October 18th  8pm-9pm
227 Summer St.
Stamford, CT 06901

Did you miss last month's fun? Belly Dance performances by Tava are exciting, innovative and exhilarating! Belly Dancing with Tava -FREE Call to reserve your table (203) 324-3391

Sunday October 22, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Dalia Carella The Magic Behind the Veil

Join us for an amazing veil workshop taught by Dalia Carella, Master Teacher and DCDC Founder/Artistic Director and Diane Hutchinson, DCDC Principal Dancer!

Dalia's unique approach to veil work is a study in the easy, sensuous expression of movement with fabric. The effortless beauty of her style belies the underlying core strength and technique necessary to execute it. In this workshop, technique wizard Diane will take you through a series of exercises to target, strengthen and activate your core--abs, back, glutes, adductors and abductors--and prepare you to tackle Dalia's veil choreography. Set to Beats Antique's "Caterpillar", this beguiling and challenging choreography is chock-full of balances, turns, leg lifts that will put your new skills to the test. You'll come away feeling sassy, sexy and strong after this class!! A 3.5-4 yard veil is preferred but if you are more comfortable with a 3 yard veil, that is okay.

Place: Anahid Sofian Studio, 29 West 15th Street, 6th Floor
Cost: $65 pre-registration, $75 at door
Level: Intermediate to professional only

To Pre-register:


Saturday November 4th 12-2pm

Saturday November 4th 3-6 pm

Sunday November 4th 6-9:30pm

TDLI Haunted Hafla

The Seasons may be getting cool, but the DANCING IS HOT with our celebration of Belly Dance and Performance!!

Join TDLI for their Autumn Student Showcase and Hafla to Honor the Halloween Season!!!

This year's Theme...



A spooky and fun dance experience with Guest Performances by some of the Hottest Belly Dancers in NY plus Hauntingly Fun shows with TDLI's Own Sugar Skulled performance Troupe, Metal East!

Hot Entertainment with Tribal Dance Long Island!!
TDLI professional Dance Company, Wandering Earth performs along side, Student Showcase Troupe, The Mystic Sisters, as well as new students of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, guest dancers and TDLI drumming students to bring you an evening of Music, Dance, Art & Culture!

AMAZING Guest Dancer LINE UP include:

Tribal Dance Long Island owner- Cienna Rizza
Queen Esma
Georgeana Piazza
Shir' El Gal-Zur
Mystique Bellydance & The Desert Wind Dancers.
Bibi Akleema Bishop & Stephanie
Karen Wahl
Kirah & Company
Susan Felice Turner
The Eleshiva Dance Troupe- Serpent's Secret
Mary Elizabeth

AND Featuring...Guest Grande Dame of Honor....


And no TDLI Hafla is complete without the percussion stylings of our own RAQS TABLA..Lead by Jeff Webb!!!

COME IN COSTUME for this Last Halloween Celebration of the year!!!
Wear a Costume and Get a Special FREE TDLI CLASS CERTIFICATE!!

Held at the spacious, warm and welcoming Moose Lodge of Greenlawn, the evening will feature fun, music, 50/50 raffles/door prizes and amazing dance performances, local vendors and Artists. In True Hafla form, guests will be seated at tables with Ethnic Munchies and Fruited waters for refreshments

Guest Dancers, TDLI Performance Troupes, Live Drummers And both dance & Drum Students all perform to celebrate this AMAZING Art form!!


$20.00 in Advance
$25.00 at the Door
Children under 10 $7.00 in advance, $10 at the door

SATURDAY November 11th 


November 19th and November 26th

Sunday November 19th 10am-7pm

Fantastic Fall Belly Dance Day Workshops & Showcase

357 Broad St, Set 1
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Chadia's Dance Productions Proudly Presents

"FANTASTIC FALL" Belly Dance Day - Workshops & Showcase!

Come one, come all to this fabulous day consisting of 4 amazing workshops, followed by a fabulous showcase!

$45.00 per person with registration/payment in advance by November 01st!

$55.00 per person for registration/payment after Nov 01!

At door payment - not applicable at this time but may post more into later on!

10:00am - Registration and shopping
10:30am - 11:30am - Zobeida - Russian Gypsy Workshop
11:30am - 12:30pm - Tashira - Sudani Workshop
12:30am - 1:00pm - Lunch break and Shopping
1:00pm - 2:00pm - Za-Beth - Turkish Zill Workshop
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Chadia - Egyptian Hips & Combos Workshop

4:00pm - Doors open for Showcase & shopping
4:30pm - Showcase commences

All workshop participants will be invited to perform in the showcase!

$10.00 per person for other dancers to perform in the showcase who have not taken the workshops...but workshop participants who wish to perform will be given priority!

$20.00 per person for audience members!

Vending by Esme's Closet (Zobeida), Za-Beth, Tashira, and Chadia's Dance Productions!
Snacks and beverages will be provided at the showcase!

For more information and to receive forms to participate in the workshops/showcase please email Chadia at:

Hope to see you then for this amazing and fabulous day!

Sunday November 19th 2pm-6pm
Tava Presents:

Raquy & DUM Return to Connecticut

15 Cross St
Norwalk, CT 06851

Sunday November 19th, Raquy and her band DUM return to Connecticut for another immersive workshop to kick-up your musicality. Raquy presents a unique approach to playing rhythms and gives dancers practical skills that they can use while performing. We will go through some traditional rhythms and then explore ways in which to solo over those rhythms. We will also practice accompaniment and left hand /right hand independence.

This is a deep dive into musicality and rhythms to enhance your dancing. Zill players are welcome to follow Tava (or improvise) combos while playing.

*Open to dancers or drummers. Participants can either use zills or any hand drum.

Workshop: 2-4pm | Show: 5-6pm
Registration details HERE:

Saturday, September 2, 2017


Friday September 1st 10pm

Bollywood Meets Bhangra - Featuring Mickey Singh Live In Concert

Stage 48
605W 48th St
NY NY 10036

Saturday September 9th 7pm
We are pleased to present: OZGEN & GUESTS Performance & Party at Factory Underground in Norwalk, CT.

This show will feature internationally acclaimed dancer OZGEN performing a full set: Romani + Oriental
Special Guest: Kaeshi Chai (NYC)
Amity Alize (VT)
Aslahan (MA)
Natassia (MA)
Berna (VA)
Nahara (NY)
Tava & The Manipura Dance Collective (CT)

There will be plenty of time for open dancing and getting to know dance friends from throughout New England and beyond. Workshop attendees, please note your admission price is $10, discount codes will be emailed to you.

Doors open 7pm.
Showtime: 7:30

Sunday September 10th 11am-5pm

**Performance by Delphi Dance Ensemble at noon!!

Sunday September 10th 12pm
Ozgen in New England
hosted by Tava

12-1:30: Roman Dance 
Join Ozgen for a 90-minute technique-based workshop and learn how to interpret the 9/8 rhythm with his signature style. You will also learn about Turkish Roman Culture. 

1:45-4:15: Drum Solo Choreography
Learn a Turkish drum solo choreography with Ozgen's fun and sassy stylization. This choreography is especially great for dancers looking to improve hip/arm coordination.

Friday September 15-Sunday September 17

Aszmara's Intensive Dance Retreat Weekend

Wainwright House 
260 Stuyvesant Ave
Rye, NY 10580

To Register Contact

15 Hours of Workshops 
"Be The Music"
We feel the music in ourselves with:
*Water Edge Morning Meditations
*Movement Exploration in the Open Air
*Dance Games & Workshops
*Dance Free Night
*Class & Hafla with Live Music

Friday September 15-Sunday September 17

NEATS Camp 2017 - North East ATS Belly Dance & Music Upstate NY

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!

Dance Teachers
Sandi Ball - FCBD Emeritus, CA
Super Beth - Tamarind Tribal, WI
Mimi Fontana - Manhattan Tribal NYC

Music Teachers
Casey Bond
Joaquin Colon
Carmine T. Guida

Other Teachers
Johanna Xenobia (Yoga)

***NEATS 2017 Outdoor Photo Sessions*** 

The Dancers Eye will be offering photo sessions at NEATS Camp 2017 at Surprise Lake Camp on Thursday, September 14 through Sunday, September 17 to capture your best belly looks.

Wednesday September 20th 8pm

Tava at The Fez
227 Summer St
Stamford, CT 06901

Belly Dancing starts at 8:00PM! Always a blast, super talent Tava brings a great show every time. Come dine, watch the shows and stick around for karaoke rockin' fun. Featuring DJ Tunie with James Daniel Entertainment! 

Saturday September 23rd

Victoria Teel in New York City 9/23-24!

 Hosted by Danielle Hutton and Victoria Teel

First time teaching in New York City, Victoria Teel will be offering six hours of her signature workshops!

Limited to only 20 students!

Single workshop - $65 until 8/31; $80 after
Both workshops - $115 until 8/31; $145 after
Registration opens April 19th at 12:00pm EST on

Ripley-Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue between 36th and 37th Streets
New York, NY
Studio 17H

Sunday September 24th 6 pm

$10 cover charge at the door for the show
Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm

Join us before the show for an amazing workshop taught by Tava: "A. C. T. (Anatomy, Core and Technique) ". Details can be found here:

Friday September 29th-Saturday September 30th

Multi-award winning Italian dancer Silvia Brazzoli returns to NYC!

Fri Sept 29th, 7-9pm: Folkloric Saidi
Sat Sept 30th, 11am-1.30pm: Romantic Oriental
Sat Sept 30th, 2.30-4.30pm: Embellish Your Dance

Folkloric Saidi Workshop $45, $55 after Sept 15th
Romantic Oriental Workshop $55, $65 after Sept 15th
Embellish Your Dance Workshop $45, $55 after Sept 15th
Full Package Deal (All 3 Workshops) $125, $135 after Sept 15th