Saturday, January 3
Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta Open House
Photo by Kismet Photography
Free Classes with Ziah 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Dance & Arts Showcase, 2861 Henderson Mill Road, Atlanta
Come and sample free classes with Ziah, founder of Awalim Dance Company, at the Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta. New students who register at the event will receive $10 off a full class session. All ages welcome!
10:00 - Beginner Bellydance
11:00 - American Tribal Style (ATS)®
12:00 - Tribal Fusion
Each class will include about 10 minutes of introduction, 40 minutes of movement, and 10 minutes of Q&A. Refreshments will also be served.
New Year's Glow Show8:00 p.m. (doors at 7:00), Smith's Olde Bar (Atlanta Room)
$20 in advance; $25 at the door
Sabeeya and Glow Dance bring their own talents and some special guests to Smith's Older Bar. Click here to buy tickets. Visit the Facebook event for the latest updates.
Friday, January 9
"Takin' It Back to the 80s" with Jendayi Bellydance and World Bellydance Alliance8:00 p.m., Steve's Live Music, 234 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs
Performers from throughout the metro Atlanta raqs community get together to celebrate the music and dance (including belly dance, of course) of the awesome Eighties. Plus live music and dancing with an Eighties cover band! RSVP to the Facebook event. Click here to get your tickets in advance.
Sunday, January 11
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance "New Year New Look" Open House4:00 - 6:00 p.m., 1015 Collier Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Come and visit the good people of AFBD in their new home (formerly Pera Dance)! Enjoy class demos, performances, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres, plus shopping and giveaways. Click here for more info about the move and the event.
Annual Intensive with Suhaila Salimpour
Photo by Pixie Vision Photography
Featuring Issam Houshan and Aziza Nawal The legendary Suhaila returns to Atlanta for a series of workshops and shows. Joining Suhaila will be drummer Issam Houshan and Atlanta's own Aziza Nawal. Click here to order advance passes.
January 16-19: Workshops
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance, 1015 Collier Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Classes with Suhaila, Issam, and Aziza Nawal. Click here for passes.
Saturday, January 17: Belly Dance Raqs Showcase
8:30 p.m., Fabrefaction Theater, 999 Brady Street, Atlanta
A tribute to the original works of the Salimpour family, plus special performances by Aziza Nawal, Issam Houshan, and friends! Click here for advance tickets.
Saturday, January 17
Absolutely Fabulous Abs Workshop1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Nazeem Allayl Studio at Peachtree Corners
5770 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Suite 100, Norcross GA
$18.99 Early Bird; $24.99 at the door
Learn tips for toning your abdominal muscles and perfecting your belly rolls, pops, and flutters in this popular workshop. Click here to learn more and get your advance ticket.