Wednesday, August 26, 2015

September Preview

September is mostly about Essence of Belly Dance, an annual festival that will be celebrating its sixth year. There are lots of workshops, shows, shopping, a fashion show, and a competition... so come out and enjoy Essence! Then join your local favorites at Steve's Live Music on the 25th.

September 17-20

Kami Liddle
Photo by Sequoia Emmanuelle

Essence of Belly Dance

Twelve Hotel Atlantic Station

This year's Essence event features classes with Jill Parker, Kami Liddle, Tjarda, Soraya Zayed, Luna
of Cairo, Petite Jamilla, Aziza Nawal, Leila Farid, and drummer Issam Houshan. Enjoy performances by all of them, plus local and regional talent (some of whom will be competing for cash prizes), in shows Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Visit the Essence web site for full details, and be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event for the latest news.

Thursday, September 17
Competition Preliminaries, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, September 18
All-Star Gala & Fashion Show

Saturday, September 19
Competition Finals & Performances (local and regional talent)

Friday, September 25

World Belly Dance Alliance Presents Open Dance Night

8:00 p.m., Steve's Live Music
$10 at the door

Join Jenny Nichols in welcoming lots of local talent in an informal setting.

Keep up with everything that's happening in metro Atlanta and beyond with the Yalla Y'all Community Calendar! If you're planning a workshop, show, or hafla, please submit event details to