Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Late Winter Warm Up

Sunday January 28th 1-4 pm

Tribal Sword Level 2 

with Melissa Wlodarczyk

Melissa is back at Dance Phillipsburg for Level 2! Take your sword dance to the next level. Material presented in this 3 hour workshop will include Level 2 vocabulary from the Tribal Bellies improv language. Dancers are not required to lead. This is simply an introduction to sword moves that can be used in future choreography. Review of Level 1 will also be covered. I hope you'll join me! Let's shake the winter chill away with some hot sword moves and good company!
Be sure to bring comfy dance clothes, your own sword, water, and a snack.

All students will receive a printout explaining the vocabulary as well as review videos.

Cost is $55
Cash, check, or PayPal accepted.
PayPal Melissa at mrs.wlodarczyk@yahoo.com

Dance Phillipsburg
474 S Main Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Sunday January 28th 6-9 pm

Bellydance Night at Roxy & Dukes

Friday February 2nd 7pm

Sunday February 3rd 2-3:30pm

Gorgeous Arms with Nyx Asteria

Kim will share the secrets of gorgeous beautiful arms. Learn sequence exercises that you can practice at home to improve your frames to enhance your isolations and add that polished look to your dance. $30.00http://www.sharonfit.com/calendar.php

Sharon Fit Belly Dance & Group Fitness
29 Alden St.
Cranford, NJ 07016

Sunday February 3rd 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Aszmara’s Upcoming Events:

Veil Poetry Master Class
Dance to wordless music the poetry of your heart. 
Delight in the development of a dance, with the poetic images created.
Anahid Sofian Studio, 29 W. 15th St., NY, NY
Must Pre-Register - Workshop Limited to 15 Participants
$60 Pre-Registered one week prior to Master Class

$65 at the Door

January 7th -March 31st

New Cannan Historical Society

Orientalism in American Art and The Silvermine Art Colony

Souk El Attarine—Tunis by Frank T. Hutchens, 1926, Courtesy of the City of Canandaigua, NY and the
Ontario County Historical Society

The New Canaan Historical Society presents a new exhibit featuring American artists who traveled, painted and often lived for extended periods in this vast region from Morocco stretching across North Africa, Egypt, The Holy Lands, Persia to India.  In the 19th Century this mostly Islamic world became known as the “Orient,” and the European and American artists who began venturing into this land as early as 1840 were called “Orientalists.”  The show includes paintings and etchings by American artists, including those from the thriving Silvermine artist colony, as well as decorative objects, jewelry, textiles and furniture. This exhibit runs from January 7th — March 31st, 2018. This exhibit will feature the following events:
Zuhair Suidan, management consultant and former president of the New Canaan Men’s Club, will speak at The New Canaan Historical Society on January 28, 2018, at 2 pm. His talk, “Where To? A Perspective on the Arab World, will touch on the history of the Middle East, address recent political developmentsand implications for the futureLearn more
Thursday, February 1 from 6-7:15 pm at the Historical Society.  The event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, February 11 from 2-4:00 PM at the Historical Society.  
A class will be held from 2-3:00 PM at a cost of $10.
A performance by dancer and choreographer Tava follows from 3:15-4:00 PM.  Performance is free and open to the public. learn more
February 11th 2-4pm

13 Oenoke Ridge Road New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
The Lindstrom Room.

Saturday February 17th 12:30-2:30

Friday February 23rd 6:30-9pm

"Dabke & The Belly Dancer"
A Choreography Workshop with Kelvia!

Here is your chance to learn an exciting, show-stopping choreography with New England's Lebanese house dancer to a popular Arabic pop song! Don't be caught off guard.... know exactly what to do when the musicians switch gears in your set and start to play dabka! Learn tips and tricks to rock out with your audience to ensure the best PARTY TIME experience!!

Kelvia, founder and director of the Middle Eastern Dance Academy of CT in West Haven, is known for her captivating and energetic performances. Sign up to learn some of her Lebanese technique and leave with a fun new choreography to practice as well as new and exciting combinations to spice up your dance! Just last year Kelvia won second place in the Houston Oriental Bellydance Festival. In 2015, she flew to Egypt to train first hand and was able to study intensively & perform in Lebanon. She's beloved all over CT for her passionate approach to this art form. Don't miss this great chance to learn so much from this talented performer!

Registration info: $70 advance / $75 at the door
Submit payment to: elomasky@hotmail.com

Spotlight Art, Dance & Wellness
45 S Main St.
Unionville, CT 06085

Saturday February 24th 7-10pm

Tribal Vortex

Mieluna Presents....
Tribal Vortex- A Tribal Bellydance Showcase

The darkness and freezing cold of winter will inspire our featured dancers in this one-of-a-kind showcase. Come and be mesmerized by the darker side of tribal bellydance in a unique event space hosted by Stone and Key Cellars. 

Our headliners for the evening will be The Lunachix! This dynamic tribal fusion troupe from Oneonta, NY has appeared in many shows and festivals throughout the east coast including Art of the Belly, East Coast Classic, Raven's Night, and Tribal Momentum. Their director, Jo Boring, will also be offering 4 workshops throughout the weekend in the HotPot ITS style at the Tribal Bellies Studio!
More information can be found here:

Ticket pricing:
$15 at the door. Ticket includes a $5 voucher for the bar. Enjoy Stone and Key Cellar's wide selection of wine, cider, mead, and craft beer.

Stone & Key Cellars
435 Doylestown Rd.
Montgomeryville, PA 19446

March 22nd-23rd

We are proud to announce the 8th year of ”Art of the Belly” Belly Dance Festival in Ocean City, MD

4 days packed full of intensives, performances and workshops from dancers all around.

For your learning pleasure workshops have been announced along with Intensives by AMY SIGIL and JILLINA on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Feel free to join our group for the most up to date information on the event.

Art of the Belly 2018 will feature:

Amy Sigil
Michelle Sorensen
Abigail Keyes
Sherri Wheatley
Simon Sako
Courtney Duchardt
Rin Ajna
Heather Powers
Donna Eileen
Serena Spears
Toni Petroski
Zobeida Ghattas
Carmine Guida!!!

As always there will be prom style photos taken by the fabulous Stereo Vision photography and video footage of your performance by Candle Light Productions!!

The festival is held every year at:
Carousel Hotel
11700 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842

Sunday March 25th


Come on out and join us for a night filled with fantastic belly dance - all while you sit back and enjoy a bite to eat and a drink!

This month's performers are:
Audie OS
Sarah Jezebel Wood
Delphi Dance Ensemble

$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 Audie - "Veiled Drama"
For details see our website: http://bellydanceroxydukes.webs.com/monthlyworkshops.htm

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:http://www.bellydanceroxydukes.webs.com/

Sunday April 15th

Dancers donate their talents to create the highest caliber performance event in CT. Children sell tickets to this amazing event to raise money for their continued dance training! They use the money raised to hire dance professionals from NYC, CT and surrounding areas to teach them during their Kids Summer intensive weeklong. 

If you have attended any of our prior events, you already know that this is NOT an event you want to miss!! 


- Doors open promptly at 5:30pm for general admission
- Advance entry: 5:00pm for preferred seating
- We have the venue for an extended time to allow room for general dancing and interaction. The theater show will run quicker than past years, and will be directed by an MC.


Event Location is the beautiful venue:
Whitneyville Cultural COmmons
1247& 1253 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT
** This year we selected a location with a larger stage, and theater style seating! We are mixing things up and providing a FUN & INTERACTIVE theater show. **

Questions? Email: MiddleEasternDanceCT@Gmail.com

Ticket Purchase:

April 21-22

Friday night - if coming in from out of
town, Check in let's
Ramp Up ROTK
2018 weekend together!

Saturday...........Workshops 10:30am -5pm

Saturday Eve....Third Annual
Competition and

Sunday..............workshops from 10:30-5pm

*****FULL PACKAGE Early Bird Special*****
Includes ***ALL weekend workshops and admission to Third Annual Competition and Gala***now through September 1st - only $299. Reserve your space today with as little as $50.00 down - balance must be paid in full by April 1st
***Payment Plans Accepted***
PayPal: islandraqs@gmail.com

*****ONE DAY PACKAGE Early Bird Special*****
Includes 1 day of (Saturday OR Sunday) workshops + admission to Third Annual Competition and Gala - only $165.00
Reserve your space today with as little as $25.00 down - balance must be paid in full by April 1st
***Payment Plans Accepted***
PayPal: islandraqs@gmail.com

*****Quality Instruction*****
*****Focused Attention*****
***An inspiring atmosphere ***
***A supportive Network***
***An intense training and performing
experience that will
take you to the next level!

Register today and dance your dreams to life!
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