Thursday, July 27, 2017

August Preview

Metro Atlanta is in a bit of a summer doldrums when it comes to belly dance events... but you can see an up-and-coming Indian dance troupe... learn a new choreography... lots of local dancers are heading to Chattanooga with Majda... and there's always Tribal Cafe!

Bianca and Proma of Moksha
Photo: Kismet Photography

Saturday, August 5

Moksha Performs at Zoo Atlanta's Wild Weekend

3:00 - 3:30 PM
Zoo Atlanta
Grant Park, 800 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
Free with zoo admission ($22.99 adults, $16.99 kids)

If you haven't yet seen Moksha, metro Atlanta's Indian dance troupe headed by Proma Ray, here's a great opportunity to see a full set while enjoying a visit to Zoo Atlanta. Moksha will be performing Indian folk, Classical fusion, Bollywood, and Bhangra as part of the zoo's "Wild Weekend," featuring entertainment, crafts, and other activities celebrating the cultures and biodiversity of Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas. Visit the Facebook event for more details. Click here for Atlanta Zoo ticket info.

Saturday, August 18

Arabic Musicality Workshop & "Raqs Top 40" Show with Majda Anwar (Chattanooga)

Workshop 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM (with lunch break)
Hamilton Family YMCA, 7430 Shallowford Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Majda Anwar
Photo: The Dancer's Eye

Show 8:00 PM
Barking Legs Theater
$12 in advance; $17 at the door

Get ready to get your belly dance nerd on! Holly "Alexandria" Prince of Chattanooga hosts Majda Anwar for a four-hour workshop covering tips and techniques to help dancers connect more intricately with Arabic music. In the evening, enjoy performances by local and regional favorites, including a number of dancers from metro Atlanta! Check out the Facebook event for the latest news, or get your passes here.

Saturday, August 12

"Shape of You" Fusion Choreography Workshop

1:00 - 4:00 PM
Nazeem Allayl Little Five Points Studio, 1394 McLendon Avenue, Atlanta
Contact Studio for Pricing

Learn an original fusion choreography to an Indian remix of Ed Sheeran's hit "Shape of You" from Schadia. Visit the web site for more information.

Sunday, August 20

Nazeem Allayl Level 3 Certification Test

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Nazeem Allayl Brookhaven Studio, 2664 Cove Circle, Brookhaven

Candidates for Nazeem Allayl Level 3 certification will undergo testing in this session. Visit the web site for details.

Sunday, August 27

Tribal Cafe

5:00 p.m.
Taverna Plaka, 2196 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
$8 in advance; $10 at the door (bring tips for the performers!)

Enjoy dinner and performances by local and regional Tribal style dancers and troupes! Join the Atlanta Tribal Cafe Community Facebook group for all the latest news about this monthly event.

Asheville's Charlotte Louise at July Tribal Cafe

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