Monday, October 30, 2017

November Preview

Sabeeya Sun
Photo by Studio Jaki
November will be a pretty quiet month in the metro Atlanta raqs community... get out and support your local performers and event producers!

Sunday, November 5

"'Carol of the Bells' Grown-Ass Woman Style" Choreography Workshop with Sabeeya

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
1015 Collier Rd NW Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30318

Join local standout performer and choreographer Sabeeya Sun for an intermediate-level choreography with lots of layering, quick body movements & transition, shimmies, and hair twirls, set to Trans Siberian Orchestra's version of "Carol of the Bells." And there will be wine and snacks!

Visit the Facebook event for more information, or click here to buy passes.

November 11-12

"The Secrets of Egyptian Dance" with Joana Saahirah of Cairo

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

Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance brings us Joana Saahira, international star and author of “The Secrets of Egypt – Dance, Life & Beyond." In two days of workshops, Joana will further her mission of "bringing back the soul of Oriental dance and the heart to the world: magical dance, writing, teaching and sharing in a global community of people who wish to remain human and live their best life."

Workshop offerings include:

Saturday, November 11
10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. The Secrets of Egyptian Dance (part 1)
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch break
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. The Secrets of Egyptian Dance (part 2)

Sunday, November 12
10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Om Kolthoum; Dancing the Voice of the Orient - The Art of Tarab
12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. Lunch break
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Extraordinaire Mellaya (bring mellaya or heavy veil)

To reserve your place in these workshops, visit the Eventbrite page. For all the latest news, RSVP to the Facebook event.

Sunday, November 12

Dinner Showcase with Joana Saahirah

6:00 p.m.
Nicola's Lebanese Restaurant, 1602 LaVista Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 
$20 (lamb shank $24)

Don't miss performances by local soloists and troupes, as well as Joana Saahirah and, as always, Nicola himself! Visit the Eventbrite page for tickets,

Saturday, November 18

Dance Charity Event (Augusta)

7:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta
3501 Walton Way Extension, Augusta, GA 30909
Free with Donation of Canned Foods

Augusta's Evadne "Vany" Medina hosts her annual event to collect food for the hungry and homeless, featuring local and regional performers. Admission is free with a canned food donation. Vendors will also be selling sparkly things! Visit the Facebook event for more information.

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

1 comment:

  1. On our visit to this place, we mostly stayed downstairs, where the beer and liquor selection was quite admirable. The staff at San Francisco venues really pride themselves on the beers and food they have.