Monday, July 28, 2014

August Preview

August is the hottest month here in metro Atlanta, and things are definitely heating up in the belly dance world too! Check out some of these events as we close out an exciting summer.

Saturday, August 3

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Scheherezade Choreography Workshop with Faaridah & Hadil

10:00 - 12:30 (doors open at 9:30), Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
$20 in advance, $30 at the door (Essence performers must pre-register)

Learn the opening number for the Essence of Belly Dance show, a modern Egyptian choreography. Participants who want to perform in the show (Friday, September 12) must pre-register; they're already ordering costumes! Click here for more information.

Friday, August 8

Reading and Book Signing with Princess Farhana (aka Pleasant Gehman)

7:30 p.m., Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
$7.00 (includes wine!)

Have a glass of wine and a cupcake, and spend some quality time with one of the coolest chicks in the raqs world, Princess Farhana. She'll sign and read from her [fabulous; buy it and read it] memoir, Showgirl Confidential: My Life Onstage, Backstage & On the Road, as well as The Belly Dance Handbook: A Companion for the Serious Dancer. Hosted by Amani Jabril. RSVP to the Facebook event for more details!

August 9-10

Princess Farhana
Photo by Evi Numen

Princess Farhana's Summer Explosion Workshops

Atlanta School of Burlesque
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 - 5:30
Private lessons available Friday and Saturday

Mina of Dalloua Dance and Ursula Undress of the Atlanta School of Burlesque present a weekend with Princess Farhana. She'll share her extensive knowledge of both raqs sharki and burlesque, as well as tips for dancers seeking to advance their careers. Click here for more information and to buy passes in advance. RSVP to the Facebook event for all the details.

Sunday, August 10

Princess Farhana's Summer Explosion Showcase
Belly Dance & Burlesque Performances

8:00 p.m. (doors at 7:30), 7 Stages 
$25 (VIP front row tickets $35)

Hosted by Mina of Dalloua Dance and Ursula Undress of the Atlanta School of Burlesque, this showcase will feature belly dance, burlesque, flow arts, and more -- including, of course, performances by Princess Farhana. Visit the Facebook event for all the latest news. Click here to get your tickets in advance!

Henna by Jaki of Henna Lotus
Photo by Studio Jaki

Saturday, August 16

Henna Workshop & Hafla with Jaki of Henna Lotus (Augusta)

Workshop 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., 
929 Hunting Horn Way, Evans, GA; $35
Hafla 7:30 p.m., Joanie Lamb Dance Studio

Learn the basics of henna adornment with Jaki in this workshop, sponsored by Vany. Participants are invited to a hafla in the evening, featuring performances by local and regional dancers. RSVP to the Facebook event for more details!

Saturday, August 23

"Beanbag Bohemia" at Global Dance

7:30 p.m., Global Dance, 1475 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Roswell, GA
$10 (children under eight free)

Bring your own snacks and drinks and enjoy performances in a casual atmosphere, brought to us by Zaia Hadiyyah and Global Dance. Click here to buy advance tickets; check out the Facebook event for the latest updates.

Photo by Kismet Photography

Sunday, August 24

"Grown Ass Woman" Workshop at Glow Dance Studios

12:00 - 3:00 p.m., Glow Dance & Fitness Studios
$25 early bird through August 15th 
$30 pre-registration through 11:30 p.m. on August 23rd 

$35 at the door

Enjoy a wine tasting, followed by an all-levels choreography workshop with Sabeeya. Sound like fun? Visit the Facebook event for more info. Click here to get your advance ticket.