Saturday, November 29, 2014

December Preview

Happy holidays from Yalla Y'all! Come out and share that warm holiday spirit with your friends in our amazing local community.

Saturday, December 6

Choreography Workshop with Aziza Nawal

10:00 - 1:00, Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance 
$25 in advance, $35 at the door 

Join Aziza Nawal for this special workshop "crammer" to learn a brand new choreography featuring the music of Issam Houshan! Doors open at 9:30. Workshop starts promptly at 10:00. Once you complete the workshop, you could be asked to perform in the Belly Dance Raks Gala on Saturday, January 17. Learn more and get your pass here.

Nicola and Aziza Nawal
Photo: Kismet Photography

Sunday, December 7

A Tribute to Nicola

Door at 5:30; show at 6:30, Nicola's Lebanese Restaurant
$15 in advance (SOLD OUT)

Join Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance and Samora in paying special tribute to Nicola Ayoub, who has been a passionate supporter of belly dance in Atlanta for many years. Enjoy performances by Rafi'ah Dance Company, Samora, and Amoraat... plus some special surprises! Nicola has made an immeasurable contribution to our community... from enthusiastically supporting beginners performing their first solos, to giving professionals a great venue for weekend performances, to hosting troupe showcases, to cheering on any dancer in any style who cares to take the floor at his casual, comfortable restaurant. Not to mention he keeps us all well-fed with delicious Lebanese food! Don't miss this well-deserved tribute. Visit the Facebook event to learn more!

Wednesday, December 10

"Raq the 40 Watt" in Athens

7:00 p.m., The 40 Watt Club
$7 at the door

Enjoy a variety of performers from the thriving Athens belly dance scene, as well as some special guests from around north Georgia. Visit the Facebook event for more details. 

Saturday, December 13

Monthly Salimpour Meet-Up with Yvonne

10:00 - 4:30, Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
$25 in advance; $35 at the door

Sabeeya of Glow Dance
Photo: Kismet Photography
Get ready for Suhaila's workshops in January with two sessions with Yvonne!
10:00 - 12:30 -- "Isolations with Intention" (Suhaila format)
2:00 - 4:30 - "Jamila Jam" (Jamila Salimpour format) 
Click here to learn more and get advance passes.

"Santa Baby" Grown-Ass Woman Workshop with Sabeeya

12:00 - 3:00, Glow Dance & Fitness Studios 
$30 in advance (through December 11); $35 at the door (includes wine tasting; add $10 for a Glow Dance wine glass)

Sabeeya and Glow Dance offer another delightful combination of wine and belly dance! Enjoy a wine tasting at noon, then learn a sassy choreography to Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby" at 1:00. Open to all experience levels. RSVP to the Facebook event for all the latest details.

Awalim Holiday Show & Benefit for International Women's House
Featuring Black Sheep Ensemble

6:00 p.m., Steve's Live Music
$10 at the door

Member of Awalim Repertory Company
perform at Awalim's 15th Anniversary Show
Photo: Studio Jaki Photography
As always, full disclosure... this is my troupe and our best brass band buddies, so please come to our show! 

The Awalim Repertory Company will partner with Black Sheep Ensemble to perform for a great cause at Steve’s Live Music. Expect classic, new, and seldom-seen Awalim choreographies, group improv, and some surprises... plus performances accompanied by great brass band music from Black Sheep Ensemble!

A portion of the proceeds from the show will go to support International Women's House, a local organization whose mission is "provide a safe haven and supportive services for immigrant and refugee women and children who are victims of domestic violence and abuse with a focus on cultural sensitivity and self-sufficiency." Visit the Facebook event for all the latest news.

Photo: Lou Raimondi

Sunday, December 14

Wicked Sweet Drum Solo Technique Workshop with Karmelita

2:30 – 4:30, Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
25$ ($20 for AFBD sudents with All-Access pass)

One of metro Atlanta's most accomplished and powerful performers, Karmelita, shares some of her secrets in this workshop, featuring combos and experimental techniques for making crazy awesome drum solos. Visit the Facebook event to learn more. Click here to buy tickets.