Sunday, January 29, 2017

February Preview

Dance and music have helped people get through difficult times for much of human history. Support our art form, learn about the cultures that inspire it, and dance your cares away at these awesome events happening in February!

Babette Soleil
Photo: Joe Hatchett

Saturday, February 4

Jazzy Belly Dance Fusion Workshop with Leyla & Babette Soleil

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
1015 Collier Rd NW Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30318
$30 in advance/$40 at the door

Join Atlanta newcomers and mother-daughter teaching team Leyla and Babette Soleil for a fun, challenging workshop combining jazz and belly dance technique. RSVP to the Facebook event for more details. Click here to buy tickets.

Saturday, February 4

Ahmed Hussien Mejeance Choregraphy with Diana 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
1015 Collier Rd NW Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30318
$30 in advance/$40 at the door

Learn a fabulous Orientale entrance from Diane "Diana" Adams, fresh from a workshop with Egyptian master choreographer Ahmed Hussien. To register, send the $15 class fee via Paypal to, specifying "Ahmed Hussien choreo class."

Sunday, February 12

Atlanta Tribal Cafe (Evening Edition)

5:00 p.m.
Babylon Cafe, 2257 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 
Photo: Kismet Photography
$8 in advance/$10 at the door (exact change appreciated, and bring tips for the dancers!) 

At this month's evening Tribal Cafe, you can enjoy performances from Chattanooga fusion artist Lauryn, along with local performers Northside Tribe and Heidi Herndandez.

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.

Gomlek Costuming Workshop (Rescheduled from January)

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. Only five slots available. Click here to buy passes.

Saturday, February 25

Flamenco-Arabe Seminar

Diane Adams
Photo: Studio Jaki
12:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
1015 Collier Rd NW Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30318
$45 per session; full day pass and show ticket $100

Diane brings guest instructor and performer Najmah Nour for two workshops focused on fusing the
power and drama of Flamenco with belly dance. Sessions include:
  • 12:00 - 2:00 "Baile del Mundo" with Najmah Nour
  • 2:30 - 4:30 "Gypsy Flamenco" with Diana 
Check out the Facebook event for more details; click here to purchase passes.

Flamenco-Arabe Showcase

8:00 p.m.
Global Dance Studio and Theatre
2300 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA 30076
$15 (kids $5)

Enjoy performances by Najmah Nour and Diana, as well as local and regional talent. Click here to buy tickets.

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