Monday, November 5, 2018


Friday November 2nd-4th & 9th-11th

Sahara Dance
4433 Wisconsin Ave
Washington D.C. 20016

Sahara Dance is pleased to host Sahra Saeeda’s Journey through Egypt Workshop Intensive / Certification Series!

Journey through Egypt (JtE) is a structured series of intensive workshops, providing an in-depth look at the various dance zones of Egypt. Each “Intensive” views Egypt’s Folkloric dance from a different perspective.

JtE-1 and JtE-2 are held in studios, classrooms and reception halls worldwide.

JtE-1 (Intensive/Certification 22-hr Workshop)
Draws upon films, lecture, study materials, map, and dance instruction. JtE-1 introduces the students to the wide variety of dance styles in Egypt with an overview of movement, costume, historical diffusion, and geographical location.

JtE-2 (Intensive/Certification 22-hr Workshop)
Provides an advanced overview, including the basis for future research, student specialization, dance ethnology concepts. Students investigate the dance differences between “home-style,” local professional dance, regional government troupes, Cairo-based Reda and Kowmeyya national troupes, and folkloric representation in night club shows.

Learn about the Dance of Egypt from a deeper perspective.
If you are not just a tourist, if you are hungry to understand,
if you don’t want to simply learn another choreography,
this may be the start of your journey.

Using dance ethnology concepts and a multi-media/experiential approach, Sahra C. Kent presents each region’s story of culture and dance, historical diffusion, costume and dress, posture and movement.

All intensives include a certificate upon completion. Certification is awarded to only those who complete all 22 hours of each course (44 hours total).

Friday Nov. 2, Saturday Nov. 3, Sunday Nov. 4, 2018 - JtE I (22 hours)
Friday Nov. 9, Saturday Nov. 10, Sunday Nov. 11, 2018 - JtE II (22 hours

Thursday November 8th 7pm

Norwalk CT
The 1950s to the 80s was the "Nightclub Era" of belly dance. During this time you could see belly dancing and live music seven nights a week.

Because of the similarities in culture and cuisine, the Armenian, Greek, and Lebanese communities mingled at each others' clubs and restaurants Boston became a melting pot of eastern Mediterranean music and, ironically - considering its puritanical reputation - the city became a national hot spot for belly dance.

In this presentation, Amy Smith will share highlights of her research on this part of belly dance history centering around Boston.

Saturday November 10th

Paris Cabaret
49 Monk St.
Stoughton, MA

YALLA - LET'S GO TO PARIS CABARET! Join us for dinner, an artistic belly dance show inspired by the floor shows of Egypt's 5-star resorts, and open dancing for you and your friends who love live music. The energy you contribute will influence every turn of events as The George Maalouf Ensemble, the Alwan Dance Ensemble, a mystery dancer (you?), Aurel, and the Paris Cabaret bring you Yalla!


- Live music by the beloved George Maalouf Ensemble. 
Get to know this truly amazing music as played by George and John Maalouf, Mohammed Mejaour, Tony Chamoun, and Bill D'Agostino. 

- The Alwan Dance Ensemble. 
This lovely troupe is dedicated to folkloric dances of the Middle East, North Africa, and Anatolia. Carrying a legacy of folkloric dance to contemporary times Alwan is excited to dance with you!

- Surprise guest artists including... you!? Yes. Pro-level dancers bring a costume, put your name in the magic jug, and you may win a performance slot during the show with this incredible band!

These shows always sell out. Get your seat now. Make this night your party. Call to purchase seat. 781-297-7469. 

$55 includes dinner, desert, show, dancing, tax, tip. Just add your friends and it’s a party.

Let's go- Yalla!

Sunday November 11th 6:30-7:45pm

Bellydance Master Class

Hosted by Dalila Malave
D Fitness Studio
760 Mantoloking Rd.
Brick Township, NY

Bellydance Master Class with "VIN IYER"
A great chance to learn something new, with this talented and experienced Dancer, unique flavor, exquisite and graceful moves.
Open to everyone who wants to try and love Bellydancing!
Open to the public!
General Admission $20

Friday November 16th 7-8pm

Learn how to dance to live music with Aszmara and Souren Baronian. There is also a 6-7pm Beginner Belly Dance class taught by Gabriela Figueroa.

WHEN: Friday November 16th, 7-8pm

WHERE: Bellyqueen School, 440 Lafayette St, 4th Floor, Studio 4C, New York, NY 10003

COST: Drop-in $20, $85 5 class card, $150 10 class card, $99 newcomer monthly pass, $115 monthly autopay

Suggested $5 musician tip in cash

Sign up now!

WHO: "Dance is Emotion in Motion" aptly describes Aszmara. For over 40 years, Aszmara has been inspiring dancers as a teacher and performer with International Tours, Workshops and Seminars across USA & Europe. As a Master Teacher, her deep love of the dance shines out to all she teaches, beginners through professionals, leading them to find their own expressive passion in the dance. 

In the 80's and 90's she was co-director of two dance companies; the award winning Middle Eastern dance company, Oriental Images and the ground breaking SaZ Dance Theater, creating themed concert events, folkloric and innovative dances. Aszmara's articles have appeared in The Gilded Serpent, Bhuz and Bennu magazines and her instructional DVD, Belly Dance... The Secret Desire has received high accolades.

Souren Baronian (Clarinet/Duduk/Riq) This unstoppable maestro is now in his eighties—the Armenian-American multi-reedman, percussionist and bandleader is absolutely undiminished as a soloist, one of the greatest and most soulful players in the history of jazz, let alone the Middle Eastern jazz he’s pioneered.

Friday November 16th 7:30-8:30

Belly Dancing Girls Nite Out

Forever art Fit
549 US Route 130 Suite 428
Hamilton, NJ

Discover this ancient art of dance in modern times. Find your inner goddess through these sensual moves designed to ignite the soul. This Belly Dance fitness class will affect your whole body to increase core strength and flexibility. Reveal yourself through Belly Dance!

20.00 preregister and 25.00 at the door

Saturday November 17th 6-9 pm

The Dance Space
100 Barber Avenue
Worcester, MA

Featuring the students of Baseema, Hayam, and Annette Marie.

Join the dancers of The Dance Space as we showcase what we've been working on!

Doors open at 6:00, show starts at 6:30.

$5 at the door.

Saturday November 17th 7-9 pm


The Drum and Dance Learning Center presents World Drum and Dance Showcase featuring Groove Merchant Drum & Dance Ensemble and the DDLC Ensemble. Join us for an exciting night of live music and dance!

Saturday November 17th 8-9:30pm

Movsesiyan, to show the varied, fascinating ethnic dances of the Middle East and North Africa to the general public, and give “a bit of home” to Middle Eastern immigrants in Harlem, NY. Because of recent rising anti-immigrant sentiments in the U.S., this project is necessary to help break down stereotypes, misunderstandings, and hostilities towards Arabic culture. This dance project also addresses the necessity of empowering men and women through dance as a way of self-expression, high self-esteem, and cultural expression.

Raqs Revolution is made possible in part with funding from the
Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC.

General Admission: $20 per ticket
Senior citizen and College student discount: $15 per ticket

Dance Artists:
Torkom Movsesiyan
Hanane El-ouadi
Petite Solei
Banat Alnahar dance troupe
Adelina Montayer
Carol Tandava

Sunday November 25th

Come on out and join us for a night filled with fantastic belly dance - First the workshop (4pm-5:30pm) and then an incredible show -all while you sit back and enjoy a bite to eat and a drink!

This month's performers are:
Elizabeth Mariyah
Naylon D. Larane
Persephone Rising

There is a $10 cover charge at the door for the show and the doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm

The amazing workshop before the show will be taught by Elizabeth Mariyah and details can be found here:

Stick around at the end of the night for live music jam and dancing - bring your drum, your oud, your guitar, or your dancing hips!

Don't forget to join our website and get details and updates directly to your inbox for our upcoming shows and workshops! Our site can be found here:

November 30th-December 2nd

The Dalia Carella Dance Collective & DWebb Designs Present:
Menagerie d'Arte
November 30 - December 2, 2018, NYC

Drawn into the surreal, theatergoers become instant voyeurs of the macabre within the inspired cabaret and circus-like atmosphere of this immersive and interactive full-length dance theater production of Menagerie d’Arte. Created by Dalia Carella, international dance artist and Artistic Director of the Dalia Carella Dance Collective (DCDC), and Debbie D. Cartsos, stylist/designer/dancer and founder of D.Webb Designs, Menagerie d’Arte fuses theatrical dance styles from the 1920/30s cabarets of Berlin and Paris with contemporary and world dance, blending dark comedy with an avant garde flair. DCDC's collaboration with Ms. Cartsos, whose extensive design and styling artistry provides a sophisticated urban direction to the program, bringing human fashion installations to life, merging the worlds of couture and dance. 

DCDC presents world premieres of “Le Jardin”, (music by Andrew Bird) and “Game Show”, (music by Beats Antique), DCDC repertory works from 2009, and choreographies curated by Ms. Carella, from some of the finest world dance artists in New York City. 

Dancers: Dalia Carella, Debbie Despina Cartsos, Diego Aleixo, Shoko Batson, Han Chen, Brenna Crowley, Alice Giampieri, Diane Hutchinson, Elena Nayiri, Lauren Jeanette, Layla Isis, Lucia, David Machicado, Maki Moves, Mariyah Elizabeth, Anastasia Pridlides, Lauren Marie Robbiani, Nahoko Sugiyama, Romy Zamora

Where: Teatro LATEA, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC, located amid contemporary art galleries, funky/high end eateries and the robust nightlife of the Lower East Side.
(F train to Delancey Street/Essex Street)

Show Times:
Friday, November 30th -- 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 1 -- Two Shows -- 5:30 pm & 9:00 pm

Sunday, December 2 -- 3:00 pm

General Seating -- $45

Limited VIP Soirée Privé Tickets -- $100
Featuring priority seating, access to the private backstage salon, bubbly & light refreshments.

Photography: Monzeeki Photography

Saturday December 2nd

Early Bird Registration:
1:00 - 2:30 Intro to Moroccan Chaabi
2:45 - 4:15 Let's Dance More Advanced Beginner Moroccan Chaabi
$25 for one class
$45 for both
before November 20

$30 each after
No refunds

Introduction to Moroccan Chaabi:

What is chaabi maghribi? This class is about 1) connecting with the 6/8 rhythms of chaabi and understanding it's polyrhythmic heartbeat 2) introduction to basic footwork and muscle isolation to achieve the correct Moroccan aesthetic 3) learn, rinse, repeat, - absorbing the basic "body of knowledge" by muscle memory and repetition of common chaabi dance moves. Esraa's chaabi style is "Chikhat" inspired. 

Moroccan Chaabi Advanced Beginners :

This workshop will review the basics and continue in building muscle memory of common chaabi movements. We will also build upon them by crafting the "gallop" and the aesthetic of playfulness, which are 2 critical components of chaabi. We will find a little more comfort in how these moves look on different bodies. Lastly we will end the class with a dance circle in order to practice our improvisation and social dancing. Beginners who missed the first part are more than welcome to come to this class.

Please wear something loose and comfortable and bring a scarf. 

Esraa Warda is a North African performance and teaching artist originally from Algeria. Having grown up between Brooklyn and Algeria, she was introduced to dance within informal women's spaces and weddings and was quickly acknowledged as a talented dancer within her community. Esraa represents the "neo-traditional" generation of artists who keep tradition alive with a new age spin. She now professionally teaches and performs Algerian/Moroccan styles such as Chaabi, Rai, Chaoui, Kabyle, and Reggada/Allaoui. Her dance style and teaching methods are non-commercial and focused on the "transmission" of body knowledge mirroring the same way she learned - through dance circles and muscle memory! She believes that her artistry must be valuable to the transformation and evolution of culture in the diaspora, while also retaining the spirit of her ancestors.

Esraa’s personal artistic pedagogy is centered around politicising cultural work to keep North African dance technique authentic (and African-centered!) in the face of cultural imperialism/appropriation. She continues to perform at dozens of local North African traditional gatherings and cultural festivals, such as the May Day Festival of Resistance, and at transnational feminist events such as the Havana Habibi Festival in Cuba. She routinely curates and coordinates cultural events highlighting the musical link between different African diasporic communities in effort to emphasize the global “African-ness” that underlines our cultures. Esraa will be hosting dance and music workshops in Morocco in Spring 2019 as her “Roots and Rhythms” initiative and continues to travel around the US and Europe to teach, perform, and share her pedagogy. She also runs grassroots political African centric and anti-colonialist artistic projects around New York, such as the North African Radical Education Project and The Chaâb Lab - an Algerian/Moroccan music ensemble that uses participatory performances to engage African diasporic communities in cultural solidarity.

Saturday December 2nd

Veil Class with Tashira Wadiya

Hosted by SharquiDance

1985 NJ-34 # 10
Wall NJ

1985 NJ-34 #10, Wall, New Jersey 07719
Master the beauty and magic of veil work! Using the music of boleros and taqsims, we’ll be exploring different ways to enhance your dance performance with veil during this 2-hour class with Tashira Wadiya. 

Prices will be announced and registration will open very soon. Contact to get on the mailing list for this event and be the first to know!

Tashira Wadiya brings over four decades of experience as an instructor, performer and choreographer of Middle Eastern Dance. She has brought her artistry to such prestigious venues as JFK Center in Washington DC, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the United Nations and Town Hall in NYC. She was a principle dancer at the internationally famous Ibis in NYC for over 10 years.Most recently, she was an instructor or Rakassah East and teaches at Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ.

Saturday December 2nd 3:30-6pm

Come join us for a casual afternoon of fun, dance and celebration of the diversity of belly dance. 

The hafla's main purpose is to create a supportive environment where student dancers can show off what they have been working so hard to learn under the study of different local & semi local teachers & to celebrate teachers that continue to pass on this art form. 

Daniela & Students (Daniela Bellydance
Georgeanna (Georgeanna Piazza
Karen (Karen Wahl
Kirah & Intrinsic Bellydance Ensemble (Kirah Intrinsic Bellydance
Kittarina & Raks Serpent (Jackie Kittarina
The Manipura Dance Collective (Manipura Dance Collective Tava Bellydancer CT & NY
Mystique & The Desert Wind (Mystique Bellydance Mystique's Desert Wind Dance Group
Raq Steady (Casey Bond
Shari (Shari Kamilah
Tribe Hamsa (Tribe Hamsa ATS Belly Dance
Winds of the Moon & Students (Winds of the Moon)
Zobieda (Zobeida Ghattas)

Seating starts at 3:30
Show runs from 3:45-6

Tickets open on 11/1

Saturday December 8th 7-10pm

Holiday Hafla

Hosted by Chadia AlRaqs

356 Broad Street, Suite 1
Bloomfield, NJ









Sunday December 16th 8pm

Bellyqueen School 2018 Winter Showcase

The Bellyqueen School 2018 Winter Showcase

WHEN: Sunday December 16th 8-9:30pm

LOCATION: Speyer Hall, University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10002
(Elevator available behind the security desk)

WHAT: Celebrate winter with the Bellyqueen School!

Featuring belly dance by Bellyqueen Instructors:
(Listed alphabetically)

Brenna Crowley
Danielle Hutton
Kaeshi Chai
Irina Akulenko
Maki Moves

Plus the talented students of the Bellyqueen School
And Brad MacDonald who will MC

COST: $20 adv, $25 at the door
Buy Ticket Now!

Want to perform at the showcase? Take a class at the Bellyqueen school, and let the instructor and assistant know you are interested in dancing or e-mail

Illustration by Third Potato

Friday, September 21, 2018

Fall 2018

Beginning September 18th

 WHAT: Learn one of Kaeshi's all time favorite choreographies which is a fiery gypsy battle between two "gangs" fusing movement elements from Spain, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and New York, set to the wonderful music of "Ciganska" by Igor Cubrilovic. This dance was performed by the professional Bellyqueen company in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia and will be taught over 6 weeks and performed at the Rakkasah East Festival in NJ.

6 Wk Course: Tuesdays 7-8pm September 4th-October 9th
Performance: Saturday October 13th, 7.00-7.24pm

6 Wk Course: Bellyqueen School of Dance, 440 Lafayette St, 4th Floor, Studio 4C, New York, NY 10003
Performance: Rakkasah East, Ukrainian Cultural Center, 135 Davidson Ave, Somerset NJ 08873

$100, $85 for Bellyqueen School unlimited pass members
(Dancers can wear their own "gypsy" costumes or rent one from Bellyqueen)


WHO: Kaeshi Chai is an artist and teacher who co-founded Bellyqueen, a professional dance company and school, and PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), a global community focused on empowerment and social change through dance. She has performed and taught extensively internationally, and is an alumni member of the Bellydance Superstars, Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution and Kenji William's Bella Gaia.

One of her all time joys is dancing to live music. In addition to years on stages from Las Vegas and beyond, from 2007-2017 she curated the weekly Djam Under Jebon event for dancers and musicians to create and play together in the East Village of NYC.

She teaches at the Bellyqueen School of Dance, leads creative labs using Sprint methodology to create full length theatrical dance shows in 3-4 days and curates the annual PURE Conference. Her mission is to explore the transformative power of dance and theatre to cultivate deeper connections between people.

Friday September 21st

Come join the fun.  Help support a wonderful cause.

Delphi Dance Ensemble will be performing at 7pm.

September 22nd  3-6pm

Aszmara Master Class 'Classsic Oriental Nightclub

Anahid Sofian Studio
29W 15th St.
New York, NY 10011

Classic Oriental Nightclub’s ‘Mach Mach’
A favorite song from the golden days of night club scene, 
this exciting Moroccan 6/8 is still one of my favorites!
Add Thrilling Zilling and it’s a winner!
Must Pre-Register - Workshop Limited to 15 Participants
$50 Pre-Registered one week prior to Master Class
$55 at the Door
Register with Aszmara via facebook or

Beginning September 22nd

Andrea's Dance Essence Class, Open Level

 Focus on the essence of dance using Middle Eastern & Indian folklore, belly dance, yoga & more. Bring fan veils if you have them (Andrea will have extras too). Focus will not only be on choreography but also on pure dance
WHAT: Andrea's Dance Essence Class, Open Level
WHEN: 4 Saturdays, 1:30-2:30pm
15, 22 & 29 September & 6 October
WHERE: Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, between 35th & 36th Streets, Studio 310
HOW MUCH: $68 for the 4 class series (you must come to all classes--no makeups) OR drop-in for $20

September 23rd

Cafe Raqs Sixth Anniversary!

191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA

September 23rd is Cafe Raqs' sixth birthday and we're going to celebrate! If you've never been, Cafe Raqs is a place for New England's belly dancers of all styles and levels to perform in a fun, professional, and supportive environment! Our line-up this month includes veterans from the New England belly dance community and up-and-coming stars performing American Cabaret, fusion, tribal, and more! And as always the Arts at the Armory Cafe will be open selling food and drinks!

Doors at 7 PM, show at 7:30 PM. Admission is by $5-10 suggested donation (all admission and tips get distributed evenly among the dancers).

Esther Rahel
Eliza Luminara

September 30th

745 Bound brook Rd
Dunellen, NJ

Come on out and join us for a night filled with fantastic belly dance - 

First the workshop - 4pm-5:30pm, info below 

Then an incredible show -all while you sit back and enjoy a bite to eat and a drink!

This month's performers are:
Alice Giampieri with Pete List
Morracca Haniya
Helewa (Diane C Schroller-Tortorello)

For the show portion there is a $10 cover charge at the door for the show - Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm

The amazing workshop before the show will be taught by Alice and Pete and is "Drum Solo Fever!" For details please see:

Stick around at the end of the night for live music jam and dancing - bring your drum, your oud, your guitar, or your dancing hips!

Don't forget to join our website and get details and updates directly to your inbox for our upcoming shows and workshops! Our site can be found here:

October 6th NYC - October 7th PA

Pierre brings with him more than 30 years of choreography work and dance experience in Middle Eastern Folklore and Oriental dance.
He has worked with legendary Lebanese icon Faeyrouz, Salwah el Katrib and managed the Nadia Gamal dance company for over 12 years.
His extensive dance training includes 6 years of classic ballet with the Georgette Gebara Lebanese National School of Ballet, where he met his first instructor Nadia Gamal.
He is the founder of the Pierre Haddad Dancing School in Lebanon and currently gives regular classes at many schools and dance studios in Lebanon.
He is by far, the most sought out instructor of Oriental dance in Lebanon.

Early Bird Price by October 1st
$100.00 NYC Workshop Oct. 6th

$100.00 Bethlehem Workshop Oct 7th

October 12-14

Rakkasah East 2018
Workshops - October Friday 12  - Sunday October 14
The dance schedule is now full.  If you would like to be put on the waiting list please email me at
Please include your name, dance name troupe or solo 7 or 15 min, and phone number
Let me know if there is a day or time that you can not make it.

All Workshops willl be held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center!
Instructors:  Aneena, Novoto, CA - Belladonna, Washtington DC - Casey Bond, NY, NY - Fahtiem,  CA - June Seaney, Ithica, NY - Leila Haddad, Paris, France - Natica, Richmond, CA - Saqra, Kent, WA - Scott Wilson, NY, NY - Tasaha, Phillipsburg, NJ - Vikki Gale, PA
The festival will be held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center 135 Davidson Ave, Somerset, New Jersey 08873

Friday, October 12, 7pm-11pm - $15
Saturday, October 13 , 12noon - 10pm - $18
Sunday, October 14, 12noon -  7pm $18
Seniors and children 10 & under are half price
Only Cash and checks excepted at the door – no credit cards or bank cards – Thank you.

***See Delphi Dance Ensemble*** Saturday 10/19 9:48 pm

October 13th

Fabulous Floor Workshop

26 Vernon Valley Road 
East Northport, NY 11731

Welcome to Monthly Workshops with Tribal Dance Long Island, and your Host, Award Winning Master-Teacher, Cienna Azzir

Each Month, these workshops will Focus on a particular topic, focused on fun, learning, exiting comfort zones and camaraderie. 
Each Workshop will be an over view class designed to give the student a taste of the topic with the understanding that more advanced ( Part II) workshops will be held in the future.
Classes are open to ALL Students, inside and outside the TDLI student base, and every level will be welcomed.

Saturday October 13th:

Fabulous Floor Work.
This workshop will explore different floor based techniques, including the head to floor layout, leg extensions, back bend technique and transitions to and from the floor, the fundamentals of incorporating it into your practice and the enjoyment of floor expression.
So short basic choreography will be included.
we HIGHLY recommend knee pads for personal protection of the joints.

A PAID reservation will secure your place.
No Walk ins.
Call the Studio for your reservation.

$20.00 for TDLI Studio Members & students
$25.00 non studio members.*
(* $5.00 donation from each entry will be donated to the Beauty Through You Foundation.)

October 14th 10:30- 1:30

Doumbek Drumming and Belly Dancing Workshop
 · Hosted by Dragonfly Wellness Center
176 Jackson Rd
Devens, MA 01434

Drum Workshop description:The first hour students will work with professional musician and percussionist, Mike Gregian on the drumming. He has played the doumbek, flute, clarinet, soprano sax and has been singing for 35 years performing for numerous clubs, with belly dancers, on recordings and at private parties. Doumbek drums will be used but if you have an African drum you can use this in the workshop. You can bring your own drum or you may rent a drum from Mike for the class. Call ahead to see what is available. For more information on drum rental contact Mike:

After a short break, you will move into the dancing piece of the workshop with Baseema and the drummers will continue drumming for the dancers.

Belly Dance Workshop description: American Tribal Style® Belly Dance (ATS®) is a trans-national fusion dance style that has the look and feel of an ancient tribal gathering of women. An eclectic blend of movements from traditional Middle Eastern dance, flavored with a little Spanish Flamenco, African, Romany, and Indian dances, ATS® is improvised with dancers knowing cues and combinations to create the dance. The result is beauty in motion, as dancers react to the music, connect with their fellow dancers, creating art in the moment.

During this workshop, Baseema will share some of her favorite ATS® movements. Focus will be on dance posture, connecting to the music, and having fun.

This is a great opportunity and promises to be a fun learning experience! You’ll be dancing and drumming before you know it! Mature teens and Adults welcome!

Cost: $35 for drum workshop only (extra cost for drum rental), $45 drop in (if space)

$35 for dance workshop only, $45 drop in (if space)

$65 for both workshops. Pre-registration recommended as there is a minimum number needed to run this workshop

October 20th & 21st

9th Annual Shimmyathon Festival!

9th Annual Shimmyathon Festival!
Saturday & Sunday, October 20th & 21st, 2018
Raq-On Dance Studio (track 1) & White River Ballet Academy (track 2), 58 Bridge St, White River Junction, VT 

To Register:
Cost: $200 for the entire weekend (including show ticket)

Monthly auto-payment plans available! Cost is $22 per month for 10 months. Sign by emailing on January 1st at 10 a.m. with your name, email, and day of month you would like the withdrawal. 

Full Workshop Registration opens January 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Track 1 and 2 are decided by date timestamp (track 1 is a smaller studio, limited to 10 dancers, track 2 is the larger group). First 8 registered workshop attendees receive a performance slot in the Shimmyathon Showcase.

Single Class & One Day Workshop registrations open June 1st, 2018, space permitting 

To register: Link will magically appear here at 10:00 A.M.!

Raq-On Dance Studio opens Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 AM for registration, shopping, and stretching.

October 27th 12pm-6pm

Fall Fantasia 7: Fall For Dance

Save the Date!! Farasha & Su'ad and the Mystic Moonlight Dancers are proud to present Fall Fantasia 7: Fall For Dance! on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 featuring a workshop with Su'ad plus a fabulous Hafla – to benefit the Laurelton Fire Company # 1 Ladies Auxiliary.

From noon to 1:30 p.m. Su'ad will be teaching Staging for One or Many. Expand your artistic expression through the utilization of your stage space. This is an invaluable class for solo performers or dance troupes of all levels! We will work with a popular song by Mustafa Amar "Monaya" from the CD of the same name. 

Su'ad's workshop will be followed by our annual Fall Fantasia hafla - a Fall-themed party celebrating our wonderful Dance community - and YOU'RE invited to Dance! PM Farasha (Marisa Pierson) if you'd like to join the party, or email: 

Workshop - $35, includes show ticket
Hafla Tickets $20 ($15 for performers)

Enjoy A fabulous afternoon workshop with Su’ad, a fabulous afternoon-evening of dance performances, plus fabulous Shopping with Farasha & Su'ad Dance & Designs and - of course -Refreshments!