Wednesday, December 28, 2016

January Preview

Happy New Year from Yalla Y'all! Let's kick off 2017 by supporting some really great events coming our way in January.

Sunday, January 8

Jules Downum Contemporary Belly Dance Choreography Refresher

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta
2861 Henderson Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341


Jules Downum will review the choreography she taught at the Tribal Bellydance Center in June 2016. This elegant contemporary belly dance piece (with an optional floor work section) will have you moving across the stage and using fundamental belly dance isolations in new ways. Visit the Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta web site for more details and to buy passes.

Atlanta Tribal Cafe (Evening Edition)

Photo by The Dancer's Eye
5:00 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 will happen in the evening! Enjoy performances from guest artist Jules
Downum, along with local fusion favorites Adira and Jendayi.

Tribal Cafe is a monthly event hosted by Babylon Cafe. The authentic, made-from-scratch Iraqi food is tasty, the atmosphere is casual, and it's a great opportunity for local and regional tribal-style performers to engage with the audience (and get paid)!

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.

January 13-17

Suhaila Salimpour Annual Intensive

Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
1015 Collier Rd NW Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30318

Faaridah and Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance once again bring Suhaila Salimpour to Atlanta for workshops and performances. The schedule includes:
Friday1/13, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Khaleeji master class with Sabriye Tekbilek
Saturday 1/14, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Choreography workshops with Suhaila
Sunday 1/15 - Tuesday 1/17, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Suhaila format Level 1 workshops

Visit the Facebook event for more details, or click here to buy tickets.

Saturday, January 14

Enta Omri Theatrical Belly Dance Show

8:00 p.m.
Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 N Park Square, Marietta, GA 30060
$25 (VIP $35)

Don't miss the East Coast debut of this new theatrical production, developed by Suhaila Salimpour to showcase classical Arabic music, interpreted by the Salimpour Dance Company. Click here to buy tickets.

Sunday, January 15

Simply Salimpour Student Showcase

7:00 p.m.
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
1015 Collier Rd NW Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30318 $10

Salimpour School students and other Salimpour format devotees will display their skills at the AFBD studio. Click here to get your tickets.

Sunday, January 28

Vintage Awalim with Gomleks

Gomlek Costuming Workshop

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta
2861 Henderson Mill Rd, Atlanta, Georgia 30341

Learn to sew a quintessential Awalim Dance Company costuming piece, the gomlek. Based on a traditional Turkish undergarment, gomleks resemble lightweight Ghawazee coats, and are a great lightweight layer for a little extra coverage, movement, and folkloric flair. Click here to buy passes.

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