Friday, November 24, 2017

December Preview

Happy Holidays from Yalla Y'all! I'm so grateful to the metro Atlanta raqs community for your support and engagement.

Check out these events happening in December!

Wednesday, December 6

Raq the 40 Watt (Athens)

7:00 p.m.
40 Watt Club, 285 W Washington Street, Athens, GA 30601
$5 in advance (from local dancers); $8 at the door

This twice-yearly event is always worth the drive to Athens! Enjoy performances by the students of Samira and Mahsati from both the Healing Arts Centre and UGA's Ramsey Center. You'll see dancers of all levels from Athens and around north Georgia; belly dance styles from fokloric to fusion, cabaret to tribal, and a few surprises from special guests in between. It all takes place in the historic 40 Watt Club, with a full bar available and of course lots of great restaurants nearby. Check out the Facebook event for more information!

Saturday, December 9

Atlanta SEEDs
Photo: Visually Unlimited Photography

Global Dance 2017 Holiday Show: "Voices of Social Change" Featuring Carmine Guida

7:00 p.m.
Global Dance Studio and Theatre, 2300 Holcomb Bridge Rd Suite 309, Roswell, GA 30076
Tickets $8-25

Join performers from Atlanta SEEDs and 3D Boys to celebrate the holidays with dance. This show is inspired by the potential for performers to be voices of social change through the performing arts. Special guest Carmine Guida will lead the second act with a live music show. RSVP to the  Facebook event for the latest news; click here to buy tickets.

"Aurora" - Persica Dance Holiday Show

7:00 p.m.
TADA - The Atlanta Dance Academy
2335 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324
$20 in advance; $25 at the door

Persica Dance Company
Photo: Kismet Photography
Experience the magic and warmth of a professional holiday dance show featuring dance styles from around the world including belly dance, Bollywood, fusion modern, and ballet. This show is produced by Atlanta's newest professional troupe, Persica, and will feature many local favorites.

All ticket sale profits will go toward Cool Girls, an Atlanta-based nonprofit dedicated to the self-empowerment of girls.

The show will take place at The Atlanta Dance Academy's box performance space, with plenty of free parking and several restaurants within walking distance.

Check out the Facebook event, or go to the web site to buy tickets.

Karma Karmelita
Photo: Studio Jaki Photography

Sunday, December 10

"Sip & Slay: Holiday Makeup Class with Karma

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

$25 through December 1; $35 after that date

Learn more makeup secrets from the multi-talented Karma Karmelita while you enjoy a glass or two of wine! This workshop will feature a glamorous winter-themed look in which luscious plums and frosty highlights are accentuated with just a hint of glitter. And as always, Karma will be full of tips and tricks for fabulous makeup! Visit the  Facebook event for details and a materials list. Get advance passes here.

Saturday, December 16

Sabeeya Sun
Photo: Kismet Photography

"'Santa Baby' Grown-Ass Woman Style" Choreography Workshop with Sabeeya

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
1015 Collier Rd NW Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30318

Join Sabeeya Sun for another in her series of workshops for grown-ass women! This holiday workshop will be a fun, sassy choreography to "Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt, suitable for all levels of dance experience. And there will be wine and snacks! 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