Sunday, January 25, 2015

February Preview

Show your love for belly dance and our amazing raqs community by getting out and attending one of the events coming up in February!

Photo by Debaser Photography

Saturday, February 1 

Romantic Bellydance Workshop Plus Makeup & Merlot with Karmelita 

2:00 - 5:30 p.m., Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
1015-B Collier Road Atlanta, GA 30318

Choreography Workshop 2:00PM-4:00PM, $30 
Makeup and Merlot 4:00PM-5:30PM, $20
(includes brushes, lashes and cocktails)

Both events $40

One of metro Atlanta's most accomplished performers, Karmelita, shares several of her skills with us Click here for tickets. Visit the Facebook event for more info.
in these workshops! Learn an intermediate-level Orientale choreography (I've heard it will be to John Bilezikjian version of "Lamma Bada," and that you should bring a veil), then get some of Karmelita's pinup-style makeup secrets while enjoying an adult beverage or two!

February 6-7

Gulf Dance Weekend with Amani Jabril

Featuring Kay Hardy-Campbell and Uza of NYC

Friday: music class with Kay at 6:30, followed by Iraqi dance party at 8:00 -- at Babylon Cafe
Photo by Lauren Weissler

Saturday: dance workshops with Kay and Uza at Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance, followed by live music show at Steve's Live Music, 9:00 p.m.

Get ready to clap your hands, swing your hair, swish your thobe, and brandish your daggers with a weekend of Khaliji and Iraqi dance, featuring two instructors with deep knowledge of these dance forms, Kay Hardy-Campbell and Uza Mitra.

RSVP to the Facebook event for more details, or visit the web site for lots more info and to buy tickets.

Saturday, February 7

"Grown-Ass Woman" Workshop - Steamy Valentine's Day Edition

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
GLOW Dance & Fitness Studios, 800 Water Place, Suite 150, Atlanta, Georgia 30339
$30 through February 4; $35 at the door

Enjoy a wine tasting at noon, then learn a choreography to a new version of "Crazy in Love" from the "Fifty Shades of Grey" soundtrack. Visit the Facebook event for more info.

Sassy Valentine's Day Workshop with Schadia

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Nazeem Allayl Little Five Points Studio, 1394 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30307
$25 in advance; $35 at the door

Learn a sassy choreography to "When You're Good to Mama" as performed by Queen Latifah in the movie version of "Chicago." Visit the web site for more details and to buy your pass.

Sunday, February 8

Nazeem Allayl Kairo Karaoke Dance Party

5:30 p.m., Nicola's Lebanese Restaurant
$12 minimum purchase

Request one of your favorite songs from the Nazeem Allayl class playlists and take the floor in a casual hafla setting. Visit the web site to learn more.
Photo by Studio Jaki

February 13-14

Valentine's Day at Imperial Fez

Friday and Saturday night at Imperial Fez, enjoy special menu selections, a fresh rose, and an awesome belly dance show featuring local favorites, including Zaina, Kalinka, Karmelita, and Omega. Visit the restaurant's  web site or Facebook page for more details and to make reservations.

Friday, February 20

Live Music & Dance at Steve's Live Music

Presented by World Belly Dance Alliance

8:00 p.m.
Steve's Live Music, 234 Hilderbrand Drive Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Come out and party with World Belly Dance Alliance at Steve's Live Music in Sandy Springs! This month's event will be more of a hafla featuring live music and and open dance floor. Experience the joy of dancing to live music and get warmed up for the parties at TribalCon!

Saturday, February 21

"Hop De" Turkish Workshop with Schadia 

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Nazeem Allayl Little Five Points Studio, 1394 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30307
$25 in advance; $35 at the door

Learn a brand-new Turkish-style choreography to a big hit by Tarkan. Visit the web site for more info and to pre-register.

Sunday, February 22

Mommy-to-Be Workshop at GLOW Dance & Fitness

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
GLOW Dance & Fitness Studios, 800 Water Place, Suite 150, Atlanta, Georgia 30339
$30 through February 4; $35 at the door

"London Thumakda" Choreography Workshop

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Nazeem Allayl Peachtree Corners Studio
5770 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Suite 100, Norcross GA 30071
$25 in advance; $35 at the door

Learn a fun Bollywood-style choreography to a popular Indian song, and get ready to perform in Nazeem Allayl's spring student show. Click here for more information about the choreography. Visit the web site to pre-register.

February 26 - March 1


Holiday Inn Atlanta Perimeter/Dunwoody
4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd Atlanta, Georgia 30341 

It's back! The annual tribal belly dance convention produced by Ziah of Awalim returns for its 11th
Lacey Sanchez performs
with the band at TribalCon 10
Photo by Kismet Photography
year. This year's theme is "The Next Generation," featuring dance workshops with Donna Mejia, Heather Stants, Bagoas, Alyssum Pohl, and Lacey Sanchez... and music classes with Doug Adamz of Light Rain, Al Cofrin of Istanpitta Early Music Ensemble and Terebus; Carmine Guide of Djinn; and Majda Anwar of Alla-Yustur.

One of the distinctive elements of TribalCon is its focus on education as well as music and movement classes. This year's event will kick off with a lecture and discussion featuring Donna Mejia on Thursday evening, followed by classes with Madame Onca, Amanda Mahde of Ananda Dance Company, your hostess Ziah, and many of the music and dance instructors. Learn more about the business side of belly dance, stage management, choreography, and much more as these talented people share their knowledge.

Two shows, both featuring live music and followed by live music dance parties... visit the web site to learn more and get tickets.

Friday, February 27
Saturday, February 28

Buffet at 7:00
Doors at 7:30
Shows start at 8:00
$20 each; $36 for both
Buffet dinners available before each show

Visit the TribalCon web site for more details and to get your workshop passes or show tickets.