Monday, April 23, 2018

MAY 2018

Sunday May 6th 6:30-9:30 pm

After 20 biannual evenings of bellydance, we're going to put all our energy, love, talent and planning in to ONE fantastic night a year. We will continue to bring you Dace + Community + Culture (and a bit of shopping) with cultural dance performances, a mini-lesson, light fare, interactive elements and lots of heart. Tava's lining up some incredible guest performers and her students are already busy learning their choreography to share with you.

Every Friday 7:30pm

(914)612-4440 for reservations

Friday May 11th - Tuesday May 22nd

Tribal Summit 2018 with Paulette Rees-Denis!

Tribal Summit 2018
Immersion to Bliss!
Coming to Rhode Island Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance ® Paulette Rees-Denis for a fabulous week of dance!

I'm so excited to share this experience with New England! Workshops for Tribal Grooves, Collective Soul and Gypsy Caravan Technique! 


Schedule of Events 
May 11-12 Collective Soul 4
May 13-14 Teacher Training 4
May 15-16 Collective Soul 5
May 17-18 Teacher Training 5
May 18-20 Weekend Immersion
Friday Night Meet and Great Forum
Saturday Workshops, Drill Class and Hafla
Sunday Workshops, Drill Class
May 21- Tribal Grooves
May 21-22 Collective Soul 2

We will be working out of 2 lovely locations EmpowerRI in Warwick and Chifferobe Atelier in Pawtucket

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Weekend Immersion Chifferobe Atelier,-71.4002859,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x7ea96d4a2d85d0d6!8m2!3d41.8626439!4d-71.4002859

Saturday May 12th 12-7pm

There is Power in Her Dance.
Join us for this unprecedented show of 
Belly Dancers of Power Beauty and Magic.

Audie & The Daughters of HetHaru 
The Gerudo Vagrants

Saturday May 12th 6:30-11pm

Try Tribal Improv Belly Dance in a relaxed, fun environment! Tricia Hurley of Star City Tribal will be teaching a one hour workshop for the absolute beginner! and only $15!

Tribal Bellydance is a fusion of Middle Eastern, Indian, Central Asian, North African, and Spanish dance, performed in a lead and follow format, in which dancers communicate to each other through movement. This fun form of art and exercise is appropriate for all ages and body types.

After the workshop, grab some food and drink and enjoy the bellydance show with music by Gypsy Funk Squad! Performances by Star City Tribal, Dalia, and Melania &Tricia! Show starts at 8:00. Learn Armenian Line Dancing with Ohannes! And try out your new moves on the dance floor!

If you would like to pay for the workshop in advance, you can pay via PayPal to

Saturday May 12th 8:30-10pm

Come see the 5 Elements Dance Show which is part of the PURE 5 Elements Conference in NYC.

When: Sat May 12th 8.30-10pm

Antonina Canal from Bogota, Colombia
Myra Krien from Sante Fe, NM
Titanya Dahlin from Big Bear City, CA
And more

Kaeshi Chai + PURE NYC
Plus Students from the Bellyqueen School of Dance

Trevor Krahl, Tsuyoshi Watanabe and more

MC: Brad MacDonald

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Buy a Ticket Now!

The 2018 5 Elements PURE Conference explores the 5 elements of water, wood, fire, earth and metal through workshops, panel discussions, a theatrical dance show and dance offering to the planet May 11-13th, 2018 in New York, NY.

Sunday May 13th-Saturday June 16th

SUNDAY May 13th 
3 pm to 5.30 pm 
Taking inspiration from the 20's and 30's dark cabaret we will proudly express our femininity. We will be playing between drama and irony dancing new original cabaret-fusion combinations.
Intermediate level

from 3 pm to 5.30 pm
The deep rhythm of the drum played by the talented Pete List will lead our bodies in some wild drills. Get ready to explore the infinite ways to coordinate your body through tribal fusion and bellydance language.
Intermediate level

SUNDAY June 9th
from 3 pm to 5.30 pm
Starting from deep breaths, let your body create slow and fluid movements.
Through exercises and combinations we will transform our bodies into liquid to explore the many possibilities of waves, undulations and circles.
Beginner/intermediate level

SATURDAY June 16th
from 3 pm to 5.30 pm
Challenge yourself, exploring new movements and dynamics. Strength, precision, variation in speed, turns, undulations, suspensions, levels, shapes, and poses. The correct combination of all these elements guided by attentive musical listening will be the secret to a perfect, organic and original style.
int/adv level

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

1 workshop - 2.30 h - $55 in advance (up to 7 DAYS before each workshop) - after $65
FULL PACK of 4 workshops -10 hours total - $200. The entire amount has to be prepaid by Thursday, May 10th.
Payment by paypal
Please send me an email when you have sent your payment.
Don't hesitate to write me with any questions.

Friday May 18th 7:30-10pm

Glitter Glam Soiree

Dalia Carella & Debbie Despina Cartsos of D.Webb Designs - Glitter Glam Soiree May 18 

Friday, May 18, 7:30-10 pm
Dalia Carella and Debbie Despina Present:
Glitter Glam Soiree 
A DCDC Fundraiser Dance Party 
You Should Be Dancing! Dance center
412 8th Ave Fl 4
New York, NY 10001

Get READY for a seriously glamorous & glitter-tastic party!
Put on your best dancing shoes, most sparkly outfit and come dance your heart out! With fun & exciting raffles, hot dance performances, and tunes by DJ Baby D! All proceeds will benefit DCDC, as we gear up for our Nov/Dec 2018 production, Menagerie D'Arte!

Featuring stellar dance performances throughout the night: 
Dalia Carella
Curt Douglas Hampstead
Pure Onyx Movement
Alice Giampieri
Brenna Crowley
Elena Nayiri

***Amazing raffle prizes: more details coming soon!***

Location: You Should Be Dancing, 412 8th Ave, NYC
Doors open 7:30 pm
Full cash bar!
$20 online, $25 door

To purchase your discounted ticket: or

Saturday May 19th 2-4 pm

Sahron fit Student Showcase

Cranford United Methodist Church
201 Lincoln Avenue E
Cranford NJ 07016

Our annual student showcase! Solo and group performance in Bellydance, Tribal Fusion, Bollywood, ATS and hooping!! It's always an awesome event $20 in Advance/$25 at the door space permitting. Last year we sold out, get your tickets early!!! Every ticket comes with a free guest class for non studio members at the studio.

Saturday May 19 12pm & Sunday May 20th 1pm

Wisdom Of The SWORD

Hosted By Lisa Ayleeza Quattrochi

Innerlight Movement Studio

1E Dorsey Ln
Poughkeepsie, NY

In this workshop students will be bonding with the Sword as a dance tool towards achieving improvement in their dance techniques.
Through the use of Sword poses and combinations we will form a bridge to your core feminine presence. 
We will also learn a choreography that pulls upon our feminine core. This dance symbolizes women’s struggle against the tide of today’s sexual harassment issues. You will be unveiling the passionate expression of “You” through this workshop.
**SATURDAY, MAY 19th: *NOON to 2:00pm. {Sword Integration and Choreography Part 1}
**SUNDAY, MAY 20th: *11:00am to 1:00pm. {Choreography Part 2}
**MONDAY, JUNE 18th: *7:15 to 8:15pm. {More technique and review of Choreography}

**IF YOU SO DESIRE, you can perform this sword piece with me at ***WOMEN OF WISDOM show. 7:30pm on FRIDAY, JUNE 29th. {{FREE to Performers,……..if not performing – HALF price for workshop participants.}}

Early Price: Before/on April 27th - $99.00.
Price as of April 28th - $105.00

***Above Price includes Workshop but not SHOW and is the same if you miss a date.
The early Registration price is if snail mail is post-marked Before or On April 27th. On or After April 28th cost for workshop is $105.00 MONEY IS NON-REFUNDABLE
Please use Snail Mail...Send Check or Money Order made out to:
Lisa Quattrochi, 93 Ward Road, Salt Point, N.Y. 12578
Include your e-mail address. Questions; or 914-319-9037.

P.S. -*Free Rehearsal at my house in Salt Point, NY. To Review Choreography and Prep for WOMEN OF WISDOM Show.* WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27th Rehearsal (time to be announced).

Saturday May 19th 7pm

Sunday May 20th 3:15-5:30

Sunday May 27th 3:45-11:45 PM

May 2018 - Belly Dance Night at Roxy & Dukes

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:
Donna Manalo
Surayyah Dance
Fringe Benefit

$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 Donna Eileen " Syncopated Alchemy: Sophisticated Cymbal Combos " For details see our website:

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:

Sunday June 3rd 11am-2pm

Return to ATS & Dance in FLOW®

 · Hosted by Maria Naja Richardso
Let's bring ATS back to NYC!
Return to ATS: Open jam to warm up and drill and ask those questions you have on movement and zills
Dance in FLOW®: an hour long of dance, no instruction just movement
Combo: $40
Return to ATS: $25
FLOW®: $20
To be held in Studio 3D at 
440 Studios, 440 Lafayette St, NYC, 3rd Fl
Register Here:

June 8-June 10th

  • Carmine and Mimi

Surprise Lake Camp
Cold Spring, NY 10516

Join us for a weekend retreat of Tribal Fusion Style Belly Dance!

$315 Early Bird - Includes Lodging, All Meals, All Classes, 2 Haflas, Friday night Bonfire*, Show & More! 

scroll down for additional pricing ♥ 

Check out who will be teaching this year.....

Jill Parker * Dalia Carella * Kaeshi Chai * Bagoas * Mimi Fontana 

Carmine Guida * Brad Mack * Kylie Hilali
Joaquin Colon * Casey Bond

YOGA: Johanna Xenobia

Get your drum and dance jam on! Participate in our swap meet and bust out your best tribal gear for our show and haflas.
Dance, hoop, poi by the fire pit at our Friday night bonfire.

Enjoy hiking along the lake or on various trails surrounding the camp. We promise to have s'mores!

$385. regular weekend price
$315. if you purchase your spot by April 9th 2018
$185. Saturday only - includes classes & show, no overnight

Add on Thurday night to your weekend for only $120 extra (includes classes just for four-day campers, dinner Thursday & breakfast & lunch on Friday.

All the details can be found at

Sunday, April 8, 2018



Thursday April 5th 6-7:30pm

WHAT: Back by popular demand! In this 4-week session, we will focus on strengthening and flexibility drills, that will prepare you to work with any type of balancing props. Strength is key to being able to do a lot of the most interesting tricks and clean isolations are necessary for creating a truly boneless, smooth aesthetic. Please bring a yoga mat or a large towel, because we will spend a significant portion of the class on the floor, working on fun and challenging core, glute and back-strengthening exercises, that are guaranteed to help you gain strength and stamina. Lots of variations and adjustments will be provided to all exercises, to challenge you at your personal fitness level. Bring your choice of a balancing prop - be that sword, tray or a basket, and prepare to sweat and have fun! *If you don’t have a sword, please bring a roll of toilet paper an easy alternative. **This course is ideal for intermediate to advanced level belly dancers. Must have some belly dance experience.

WHEN: Thursdays 6.00-7.30pm, Mar 15, 22, 29, April 5

COST: $100, $80 monthly pass student

Sign Up Now by registering on MindBody!

More info:

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

WHO: Irina Akulenko is a New York City-based performer, teacher and choreographer with a burning passion for arts of all genres. Although she discovered Middle Eastern dance purely by chance, her interest in expression started at an early age and was channeled into ballet training, in addition to piano and voice lessons as well as drawing. Since 2001, Irina explored Egyptian Cabaret and American Tribal style belly dance, Flamenco and Classical Indian dances (focusing mainly on Odissi) and now enjoys fusing these styles as well as everything in between. Today, Irina performs on various New York stages and tours nationally and internationally as a soloist and as member of various stellar projects. She released three instructional DVDs with World Dance New York and has two instructional series of videos with the popular website “”. Furthermore, she holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science, and has a strong interest in women's issues and visual arts.

Saturday April 7th 12-2 pm

Dalia Carella Skirt Workshop

Saturday, April 7, NYC.- 12-2pm. - 
Pre-reg, $50.00, at door $60.00

Dancing with Skirts - a fusion of Bomba & Plena (from Puerto Rico), Flamenco & Mid-Eastern Dance. If you like dancing with skirts, this mini workshop is for you. We will be using the music by Rosario Flores, a two-time Latin Grammy Award winner and her music is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and get your skirts working! Learn some Bomba & Plena merged into Dalia's unique skirt movements, as well as Flamenco & Mid-East Dance. Let's heat up the room together! (Photo by Monzeeki)

What to Bring: Please bring a full skirt
Where: Teatro Circulo, 64 East 4th Street, 3rd Floor - press code 2538


info: or

Wednesday April 11th 7-9pm

Belly Dance Class (Sip 'N Shop)

Bohemian High LLC
156 Bridgeport Ave.
Milford, CT 06460

A couple of hours dedicated to fun and laughter. 

Start the evening with a social "Meet and Greet", some wine to loosen up the hips and even some fruit, cheese and chocolate to get some energy. 

Then enjoy an a lively belly dance class with Adina from Adina's Blessings and some of her friends.

After the class, refill your wine glass, have a seat and if your lucky Adina and her friends will entertain you with some street dance.

Price: $15

Only 15 spots available - Call 203-301-4097 to reserve your spot

Adina is a Highly sought after Authentic Belly dancer out of Connecticut. She is known as a Graceful and classy Performer. She has had many highly acclaimed teachers from around the world which results in an eclectic dance mix of Egyptian, Turkish, Greek, classic cabaret and Folkloric influences.

Sunday April 15th

Saturday April 21st & Sunday April 22nd

Sunday April 22nd

311 Whitehorse Avenue, Suite B, Hamilton, New Jersey 08610
1:00 - 2:00 pm Panel Discussion 
$20 in advance
$25 at door cash only

2:30 - 4:30pm Performance
$20 in advance
$25 at door cash only

Discount: $30 for both in advance
$40 at door cash only

Panel Discussion: Dancing with Live Music
With Souren Baronian, Dalia Carella and Aszmara Sherry
The 8 th Avenue (NYC) music and dance scene (1950-‘s – 1970’s) is an integral part of Middle Eastern music and dance legacy. Dancing to exquisite live music was the norm for professional dancers. Cultivating a deep understanding of a full
dance set and dancing more than one unique set per night elevated the craft and kept everyone coming back for more.
Join these legendary artists who grew up in this very creative and exciting time.

They’ll share their insights as too what makes a successful show and tips on communication between dancer and band.
Directly after the panel discussion the participants in the Drum and Dance Learning Center’s Solo Performance Project perform sections of a full show with the Souren Baronian Ensemble along with special guest artists Dalia Carella and Aszmara Sherry.
This is a unique opportunity for musicians, dancers and audience to get an inside look at what makes a quality show and how to maintain the integrity of the roots of the beautiful artform of Middle Eastern music and dance while creatively
expressing your contribution.

Friday April 27th 8-10:30 pm

Friday's Spring Extravaganza

Ishtar is live and rockin! Enjoy a night of music and amazing dancing. $15 A Person.  
We'll have some talented local surprises and the awesome Aszmara. Doors open at 7:30pm, get there early for best seats.

Saturday April 28th

Spring Bellymania with Gypsy Funk Squad

Spring Bellymania with; Tanya Everywhere; Amber Sol ; Audie; Feiruz; Diana Jelena; Suhana; Sirena Sole; Valeria; Suzanne Rose; Daniela Darrah; Warda; Ariel & YOU! Open dancing and the world music of Gypsy Funk Squad band. $7 cover charge. Wonderful tea/coffee/home made food/desserts. 
Sat. May 12 Artie's Bar and Grill, Frenchtown NJ $15 6:30workshop w/ Tricia then FREE PARTY w/GFS &Star City Tribal, Dahlia, Melania and Tricia! Booze and food too!
Fri/Sat/Sun May 25, 26, 27, 2018 Elements Arts Fest in PA w/Mariella Big Camping art/rave/music festival
Sat. June 2 or 3 2018 Touch Mother Earth fest, Mt Eden NJ w/ Suhana & ? Weekend camping spiritual/ecology fest.
Sat. June 16 3:30PM Mercer County Cultural Fest, West windsor NJ w/Yame and Rebecca. Free admission, food trucks too!
Fri, Sat. June 22, 23,24 Jetlag fest upstate NY (workshop and jam) Camping/music/Gypsy fest
Sat. June 30 2018 Asbury Park 2PM Be a Mermaid on the boardwalk & 4PM afterparty @ AP Yacht Club w/YOU!
Sat July 7th Good Karma fest @ Cream Ridge Winery NJ.w/Amber Sol, Krista Sassani & Rodney. Wine fest with snacks!
July 10- 15 Sankofa fest Sherman NY. Camping Pagan/art/workshop fest.
July 17- 22 Sirius rising fest, Sherman NY w/Mariella. Camping Pagan fest
Sep. 6-9 2018 Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival w/ Mariella
Sept 29- 30 One Vibe fest Camping hippy music fest

Saturday April 28th  7pm

Sunday April 29th 3:35-5:30

April 2018 Workshop - Belly Dance Night at Roxy & Dukes

Our Authentic Selves: What is YOUR story? with Aaliyah Jenny

How do we achieve authenticity when we perform?

This workshop focuses on the balance between universal themes and our personal stories when we present a theatrical fusion piece. Exercises in projection, acting, physicality, meditation are just a few methods explored.

Bring a self recording device (cell phone is fine), pad/pen and a willingness to explore your reaches!!

Workshop cost: $30 prepay/ $40 at the door
Advanced purchase can be made here:

Stay after our workshop for the amazing show!
Details can be found here:

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:


Sunday April 29th 6pm

The TDLI Spring Gala and Hafla Showcase

It's That Time of year again!!!
Time to celebrate the coming warmth of spring with the sizzling heat of Belly Dance!!
Join TDLI for their SPRING Student Showcase and Hafla to Honor the season of NEW LIFE!

This year, the Spring Gala has a THEME!..

Goddess Rising!...The Power of Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit, through the strength and power of women!!

TDLI is proud to host some AMAZING Guest Dancers from the Tri-State area as well as showcase our own hard working studentes and renouned Professional Dance Companies.
Join us for an evening of Music, Dance, Celebration & Performance on Sunday April 29th. Doors open at 6pm and the show begins promtly at 6:30pm.

**The TDLI Spring Hafla Guest of Honor is the AMAZING Pioneer Belly Dancer, Judy Reda**

Guests Include!!!...
Cienna Rizza
Karen Wahl
Amirah Iriz
Akleema & The Soma Dancers
Mystique & The Desert Wind Dancers
Vixens La Vaudeville
Casey Bond & Raqs Steady
TDLI Raqs Tabla w/Jeff Webb

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

**Eventbright Tickets are on sale now!!!**