Saturday, June 28, 2014

July Preview

Mira Betz
July is heating up in the metro Atlanta raqs community! Get out and support some of these workshops and shows, including a rare opportunity to dance to a great live band!

Sunday, July 6

Awalim Workshop with Mira Betz

Mini One-Day Crossroads & Origins Event co-sponsored by Miss Bellydance
10:00 - 5:00, Pera Dance & Event Studio; $100

This special one-day workshop with Mira Betz will capture the spirit of Crossroads & Origins, focusing on dance technique and some of the deeper, more spiritual aspects of our art form... as well as an "anything goes" open discussion during lunch (available for advance purchase from Flying Biscuit). The day will include:
10:00 - 12:00  Movement Through Intention
12:00 - 2:00  Lunch Discussion
2:15 - 5:00  Layering of Consciousness
Click here to pre-register.

Saturday, July 12

Belly Dance Shimmy. Swap. Shop -- Summer Edition

11:00 - 1:00, Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance; Free

Looking for some new costume pieces... or looking to sell some old one? Join Faaridah, Jhavia and Sabia at AFBD for a belly dance swap meet. Several vendors will be offering their wares as well. E-mail Faaridah if you'd like to reserve a table ($5.00). RSVP to the Facebook event for more details.

The HEAT is ON: Passionate and Theatrical Elements in Dance with Evadne Medina (Athens)

11:00 - 1:00, Dancefx Athens, 396 Foundry St, Athens, Georgia 30601; $40

A workshop focused on incorporating theatricality and drama into your performances. Not limited to bellydancers, Vany's tips on performing with passion promises to benefit performers in many genres. Check out the Facebook event for more information.

Hafla at Hi-Lo (Athens)
Benefit for Project Safe

6:00 - 9:00, Hi-Lo Lounge, 1354 Prince Ave, Athens, Georgia 30606; free, but $5 donation requested

The fun continues in Athens with a casual hafla. Enjoy performances by a variety of local talent while supporting Project Safe in their work to end domestic violence. RSVP to the Facebook event for more details and information on how to perform.

Lacy Perry
Photo by Studio Jaki Photography

"Bellies for Babies" Show with Northside Tribe and Sherar
Benefit for March of Dimes

7:00 p.m., Dancing Goat Theater, 10700 State Bridge Rd., Johns Creek, GA
$15 online, $18 at the door; heavy hors d'oeuvres & beverages available for a $5 donation

Come out and support March of Dimes, an organization founded by Franklin Delano Roosevelt committed to stronger, healthier babies. This event will feature student troupes Northside Tribe and Sherar, along with guest appearances by Jahara Phoenix Dance Company, Tarabiya, and Lacy Perry. RSVP to the Facebook event for all the latest details.

Sunday, July 13

Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta Open House & Hammam

1:00 - 3:00 p.m., 2861 Henderson Mill Rd, Chamblee, Georgia 30341

Dance & Arts Showcase, Join Ziah and Awalim students as they celebrate the grand opening of their studio space, conveniently located near Northlake Mall and Mercer University. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and traditional spa treatments in the tradition of the hammam. Natakiya will be on hand for beautiful mehndi (henna), and Ziah will be offering specials on class cards for upcoming sessions! Check out the Facebook event for more details.

Photo by Studio Jaki Photography

"Arms, Hands, and Feet, Oh My" Workshop with Samora

2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
$35 in advance; $43 at the door

As we all know, great belly dancers use every body part to bring the music to life, but the arms, hands, and feet are the elements that make a dancer look truly polished. In this workshop, Samora will share techniques for incorporating beautiful and fluid hands, arms and feet into your dance.

Friday, July 18

Ya Leil Ya Leil Live Music Hafla with Alla-Yustur

7:30 p.m.Steve's Live Music, 234 Hilderbrand Dr., Sandy Springs, GA 30328; $10

Christy & Majda of Alla-Yustur
Photo by PixieVision
There is really nothing to compare with the opportunity to dance to traditional music performed by a strong group of musicians and singers. To paraphrase Jill Parker, this experience is the best possible place to find the joy you express in your performances. Led by Majda Anwar, Alla-Yustur is one of metro Atlanta's only ensembles dedicated to the music of the Middle East, North Africa, and the other cultures that have created the music we love! Come out to Steve's Live Music and support what we hope will be the first of many haflas with Alla-Yustur. Check out the Facebook event for more information, or click here to get your tickets!

Saturday, July 19

Introduction to Sword Dancing Workshop

1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Nazeem Allayl Peachtree Corners Studio
$25 in advance; $35 at the door

Learn the basics of Raqs al Saif with Schadia in this workshop, designed for sword beginners or more experience dancers who want to sharpen their technique (ha, see what I did there?). Several types of sword will be available for purchase at the studio; workshop participants get a 10% discount on swords. Click here to learn more and pre-register.

Saturday, July 26

"A Night in the Oasis -- Summer Crazy!"

8:00 p.m., Kavarna, 707 E Lake Dr, Decatur, Georgia 30030
$5 (cash only); kids 12 and under free

Mina presents the next in her series of "Night in the Oasis" shows at Kavarna in Oakhurst, featuring established as well as up-and-coming talent from throughout the metro area. RSVP to the Facebook event for the performer line-up and other details.

Check the Calendar page anytime for all the events coming up! And if you have a show or workshop to list, please contact us.