Friday, November 20, 2015

December Preview

Happy holidays from Yalla Y'all! However you celebrate, enjoy the best the season has to offer. And what's better than sharing good times with your dance family?!? Don't miss these great events coming your way in December.

Hana of Awalim
Photo: Kismet Photography

Saturday, December 5

Tribal Belly Dance Center of Atlanta &
Lotus SEEDs Open House

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tribal Belly Dance Center of Atlanta
2861 Henderson Mill Road


Ziah and the Tribal Belly Dance Center of Atlanta will launch their new Lotus SEEDs program for girls 5-17 while also welcoming dancers and students who want to check out the studio and the classes offered there. Free demo classes for kids at 10:00, 11:00, and noon; adult demo class at 1:00. RSVP to the Facebook event for more info.

Costuming Workshop: Headdresses

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Tribal Belly Dance Center of Atlanta
2861 Henderson Mill Road

$55 in advance (limited to 10 students)

Headdresses have become an essential component of costuming for all belly dance styles. Learn two different headdress types that you can embellish in any way you choose! Ziah will teach both styles; follow along with both or work on your own project. Visit the Facebook event for more details and a materials list. Click here to pre-register.

"Empowering the Skirt" Dancing Through the Skirt Workshop & Hafla with Vany (Augusta Area)

Workshop 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Hafla 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
St. James United Methodist Church, 512 St. James Ave, Goose Creek, SC
Workshop & Hafla $20 (rent a skirt for an additional $5)
Hafla Ticket Only $5

Join Vany for an intensive study of her trademark "DTTS" format. Learn how to use your 25-yard skirt for graceful combinations that can enhance solo or group performances. Bring two skirts, or skirts will be available for rental. Visit the Facebook event for more details. Click here to pre-register.

Sunday, December 6

Atlanta Tribal Cafe

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Babylon Cafe2257 Lenox Road
$8 in advance; $10 at the door

Experience the debut of a new monthly event featuring local and national Tribal style performers! This month's special guests will include Mavi, creator of the Tribal Cafe in Washington, DC. (which has been running for ten years); two members of the New York City-based Tribal Fusion troupe Maiden China, Lauren Jeanette and Mattie Waters; and members of the Awalim Repertory Dance Company. There will also be an ATS jam for anyone who knows the vocabulary and wants to participate. Enjoy some delicious food and great performances in a cozy atmosphere! Click here to purchase tickets. RSVP to the Facebook event for more info.

Wednesday, December 9

Rak the 40 Watt

Door at 7:00 p.m.; show starts at 7:30
40 Watt Club, 285 West Washington Street, Athens, GA
$5 in advance; $8 at the door

Talented performers from the Athens raqs scene and beyond take the stage at this legendary venue (okay, it's moved a few times over the years). Enjoy performances by instructors and students from UGA's Ramsey Center and the troupes Inti'sam, Harraka Thar, and Zuhairah from the Healing Arts Centre, as well as some surprise guests! Visit the Facebook event for more details.

Nahari of AFBD/Rafi'ah Dance Company
Photo: Kismet Photography

Sunday, December 13

AFBD's Got Talent & World Belly Dance Alliance Winter Celebration

Doors at 5:15 p.m.; show at 6:00 p.m.
Nicola's Lebanese Restaurant, 1602 LaVista Road NE
Kids $15; general admission with chicken, beef, or vegetable plate $20; with lamb shank $25

Join Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance, World Belly Dance Alliance, Nicola, and of course pretty much everyone in the metro Atlanta belly dance community (and beyond) for an evening of dance, food, and fellowship. Click here to buy advance tickets, or check out the Facebook event.

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