Wednesday, May 25, 2016

June Preview

Get out and support your local raqs community in June!

Alyssum Pohl
Photo by Kismet Photography

Sunday, June 5

Atlanta Tribal Cafe: June Edition

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. 
Babylon Cafe, 2257 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 
$8 in advance/$10 at the door (exact change appreciated, and bring tips for the dancers!) 

This month's Tribal Cafe features special guests Emerald Hips of Chattanooga, Alyssum Pohl of Washington, DC, and the debut of the students from the Lotus SEEDs program. Enjoy delicious Iraqi food made from scratch with fresh ingredients while these ladies entertain you! Visit the Facebook event for more info, and join the Tribal Cafe Community page to keep up with all the news about this monthly event, brought to you by Ziah of Awalim and the Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta.

Level 1 Certification Review Workshop

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Nazeem Allayl Belly Dance Studio at Little 5 Points
1394 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
$59 (several payment options and packages available)

Prepare for Level 1 certification with this workshop, where you can learn the certification choreographies and brush up on the technique required. Visit the web site to learn more and buy your pass.

Jules Downum
Photo by Kismet Photography

June 8-12

Jules Downum Artist in Residence at Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta 

Classes at 7:30 and 8:30 Wednesday; 7:00 and 8:00 Thursday
Workshops Friday 6:30-9:30; Saturday 10:00 - 1:00 and 2:00 - 6:00
2861 Henderson Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341


Chattanooga's Jules Downum will take over the Wednesday and Thursday classes, as well as teaching workshops on Friday and Saturday. She'll also be performing in the show at Smith's on Sunday. Jules is co-owner and director of Zanzibar Studio in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She has been a principal dancer and choreographic collaborator in Dandasha Dance Company and Urban Tribal Dance Company, and has collaborated with many of today's tribal fusion stars. Visit the Facebook event for all the latest news. Click here for tickets to workshops or to pre-pay for drop-in classes.

Saturday, June 11

Kairo Karaoke Dance Party (Women only)

Nazeem Allayl Belly Dance Studio at Little 5 Points
1394 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Free

Enjoy a casual hafla and an opportunity to practice your choreographies at Nazeem Allayl's Candler Park studio. Visit the web site for more details.


Sunday, June 12

Awalim Annual Show at Smith's Olde Bar

Ziah of Awalim
Photo by Kismet Photography
7:00 p.m. (doors at 6:30)
Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324
$15 in advance; $20 at the door

Awalim Tribal Bellydance Company presents their annual show, featuring music from Black Sheep Ensemble and performances by company members as well as Jules Downum, Majda Anwar, and Lotus SEEDs. You can expect exciting new choreographies, lots of raucous live music, and a fun dance party with the band. Visit the Facebook event for more details; click here to get your advance tickets and save a little money!

June 13-17

Lotus SEEDs Camp - Summer Session (ages 13-18)

Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta
2861 Henderson Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341
$280

Girls age 13-17 can dance, learn, grow, and make new friends at SEEDs camp. Visit the web site for more information and to register. RSVP to the Facebook group for all the latest news.

June 16-20

Princess Farhana in Atlanta!

Workshops Friday 8-10 p.m., Saturday 2-4 and 4:30-6:30, Sunday 10:00 - noon 
Show Saturday at 7:00 p.m. 
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance, 1015 Collier Rd NW Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30318
Workshops $50 each; show tickets $10
Princess Farhana
Photo by Durst Cunningham

Mina and Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance team up to bring the legendary Princess Farhana to Atlanta for a series of workshops and a gala show. The weekend will include:

  • Friday evening, 8-10 p.m. wine and cheese gathering and "I'm With the Brand: Marketing & Promotion for Performers" 
  • Saturday 2:00-4:00 "Ab-solutely Fabulous: All Abdominal Technique"
  • Saturday 4:30-6:30 "Beauty and Power! Isolations, Musicality, and Lyrical Interpretation"
  • Sunday 2:00-4:00 "Orient Noir: Volatile Combinations"
  • Sunday at 7:00 (doors at 6:30) -- gala show featuring Princess Farhana 
Check out the Facebook event for the latest details. Click here to get your advance passes.

June 20-24

Lotus Little SEEDs Camp - Summer Session (ages 8-12)

Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta
2861 Henderson Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341
$280

Designed for girls 8-12, this week-long camp features dance, history, and exercises and games to encourage independence and confidence. Visit the web site for more information and to register. Check out the Facebook group for the latest news.

Sunday, June 26

Level 1 Certification Test 

2:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Nazeem Allayl Belly Dance Studio at Little 5 Points 
1394 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
$94 (several payment options and packages available)

Qualify for Level 1 Nazeem Allayl certification. Visit the web site to learn more and buy your pass.

Belly Dance Swap & Shop

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance, 1015 Collier Rd NW Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30318
Free; $19.99 to vend

Before the Purple Hafla, do some shopping! Check out the Facebook event for more details.

The Purple Hafla: A Belly Dance Tribute to Prince!

5:30 p.m. (doors at 5:00)
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance, 1015 Collier Rd NW Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30318
Tickets start at $5

Join lots of your favorite local and regional performers as they honor the music and memory of the Purple One. Check out the Facebook event for more information and ticket link.


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 yallayall@comcast.net.



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