Friday, November 30, 2012

2013 Workshop Preview

We can expect lots of exciting events in 2013!  Here's a quick preview of the workshops featuring internationally-recognized instructors and performers that have been scheduled so far.  See anything missing?  Let us know!

January 19-21
Suhaila Salimpour Workshops with Level 1 Certification
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance

February 14-17
Instructors include Donna Mejia, Zoe Jakes, April Rose, Lacey Sanchez, Onca O'Leary, Natalie Brown, Carmine Guida, Dave Machek, and many more 
Ziah & Awalim Dance Company

March 8-10 
Anasma & Beat Box Guitar -- "Collaboration & Creation: The Edge of Music & Dance"
World Belly Dance Alliance

April 19-21
Kaleidoscope 2013
Mohamed Shahin & Myra Krien (register here)
Global Dance (Zaia Hadiyyah & Liezel Lane)

April 20-21
"Gems of the South" Belly Dance Competition 
Judges and instructors include Princess Farhana, Shoshanna Rose, Amani Jabril, and more
Mina & Dalloua Dance

May 24-26
The Second Dancer's Intensive: Crafting the Art of Dance
Drummer George Sadak, Amani Jabril, and Samira Shuruk
Amani Jabril

July 13-14
Crossroads & Origins
Artemis Mourat & Amel Tafsout
Ziah & Awalim Dance Company

August 3-4
Workshop with Naima Sultana
World Belly Dance Alliance

September 6-8
The Essence of Bellydance 3
Amar Gamal, Jill Parker, Mira Betz, and Sadie Marquardt
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance

November 1-3
Certification Workshop with Unmata 
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance

Monday, November 26, 2012

December Preview

Lots of great events coming up to close out 2012!  Come on out and support our fabulous metro Atlanta raqs community.  Please note that the deadline for pre-registration for the Tempest workshop is this Saturday December 1!

Sunday, December 2
Jingle Shimmy at Laziza with Inara and Kalinka
Join Inara, her students and performance troupes Sandtrance and Lum'a as-Sahar -- plus Kalinka Mahaila and her students -- for a festive evening at Laziza Restaurant in Marietta. Tickets are $15 at the door for the show plus dinner!  RSVP to the Facebook event for more details.

Wednesday, December 5
"Rak the 40 Watt" in Athens
Ziah of Awalim
Join dancers from the Healing Art's Center and UGA's Ramsey Center (plus special guests from Atlanta) for an evening of traditional, contemporary, improv, and fusion belly dance at the historic 40 Watt Club!  Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. Doors open at 7:00 and the show starts at 7:30.  Check out the Facebook event.  Visit the 40 Watt's web site to buy tickets.

Tuesday, December 11
Awalim Dance Company at Tantra Restaurant & Bar
Ziah and Aziza of Awalim will raq Buckhead with two amazing sets starting at 8:00 in this gorgeous venue.  Three-course menu available for $25!  Call 404-228-7963 for reservations.  Check out the Facebook event for the latest details.
Leena of AFBD

Sunday, December 9
"AFBD's Got Talent"
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance Student Showcase at Nicola's Restaurant
Experience a fusion of many different styles of dance, with performances from AFBD's students, delicious food, and the fun you can count on from Nicola!  There will also be raffles, including a special pre-event drawing will be held on Friday 11/30 for everyone who has purchased a ticket by then. Show starts at 7:00;doors open at 6:00.  Purchase tickets here. RSVP to the Facebook event for more information.

(this "Metropolis" costume is to die for!)

December 15-16
Tempest, Sponsored by Beledi Boutique
At Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
Tempest is one of the most unique and striking performers in the world of raqs, with an amazing vintage look and vintage-style moves to go with it.  Beledi Boutique presents four workshops with Tempest in distinct theatrical dance styles, including Steampunk, Gothic Nouveau, floorwork, and Tempest's signature "Nouveau Noir" style.  The pre-registration deadline is this Saturday, December 1!  Pre-register here.  Check out the Facebook event for details!