Monday, April 2, 2018

April Preview

Check out these events coming up in the metro Atlanta/north Georgia belly dance community in April!

Saturday, April 14

Ryan Yangouchao

Workshops with China's "Belly Dance King" Ryan Yangouchao

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
$60-80 (all workshops $200)

Maddie and Faaridah will bring Ryan Yangouchao to Atlanta for three workshops and a showcase at Nicola's.

Workshop offerings include:
  • 10:00 - 12:00: Ryan's Oriental Technique & Posturing
  • 12:00 - 2:00: Spins, Turns & Transitions
  • 2:00 - 5:00: Mejance Choregraphy

Learn more about Ryan and his teaching style here, or click here to buy tickets.


Sunday, April 15

Belly Dance Showcase & Hafla with Ryan Yangouchao

5:30 p.m. (doors 4:30)
Nicola's Restaurant
1602 Lavista Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329
$20 (includes dinner; lamb shank $25)

Join China's belly dance king and an awesome lineup of local and regional performers at Nicola's! Ticket includes dinner plate (chicken, beef, vegetarian and gluten-free options available). For an additional $5.00 you can enjoy Nicola's signature lamb shank!  Click here to buy tickets.


Saturday, April 21

Nazeem Allayl Spring Studio Show

5:00 p.m.
Cafe Istanbul
4200 Wade Green Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144

$17.99 (includes 50% discount on food orders) 

Join the teachers, troupe members, and students of Nazeem Allayl Studios for their annual spring show at Cafe Istanbul in Kennesaw. Click here for tickets.



Wednesday, April 25

Mahsati and Samira (Photo: Studio Jaki)

"Rak the 40 Watt - Special Rock Edition" (Athens)

7:00 p.m.
40 Watt Club, 285 W Washington Street, Athens
Tickets $5 from a dancer in advance, $8 at the door ($2 surcharge for those under 21

Join Samira, Mahsati, and lots of local performers and students as they literally rock the legendary 40 Watt Club! This show will feature all rock music, with a wide variety of performances. Always a great time at these shows! Visit the Facebook event for more details.





Ziah of Awalim
(Photo: Kismet Photography)

Sunday, April 29

Atlanta Tribal Cafe: Improv Challenge

5:00 p.m. (doors 4:00)
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 Heidi Hernandez, Rajni and her troupe Qamar of Athens, and Awalim Dance Company! These performers all specialize in various types of improv, and they will be dancing to music they have not heard in advance!

Visit the Facebook event for more information or click here for advance tickets. Join the Atlanta Tribal Cafe Community Facebook group for all the latest news about this monthly event.








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 yallayall@comcast.net.




Saturday, March 10, 2018

March Preview

Check out these events coming up in March!

Saturday, March 24

Belly Rave Dance Party

7:30 p.m.
Nazeem Allayl Belly Dance Studio at Little 5 Points
1394 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
$10

Join Nazeem Allayl for a rave-style hafla with black lights, lasers  LED necklaces, and Western and Middle Eastern pop music. Women only, cuz that's how they roll at NA.


Sunday, March 25

Atlanta's Got Talent: Shamrocks & Shenanigans

5:30 p.m. (doors 4:30 - please arrive by 5:00)
Nicola's Restaurant
1602 Lavista Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329
$20 (includes dinner; lamb shank $25)
Kids $10

Join Faaridah and Jenny for a magically delicious belly dance dinner showcase featuring performers from across the metro Atlanta area, plus special guests and those debut student performances we all love to support.

Ticket includes dinner plate (chicken, beef, vegetarian and gluten-free options available). For an additional $5.00 you can enjoy Nicola's signature Lamb shank! Check out the Facebook event for the performer lineup and other details, or get your tickets in advance.


Saturday, March 31

"A Night in the Oasis: Spring Fling"

8:00 p.m. (doors 7:30)
DDP YOGA Performance Center
1239 Concord Rd SE, Smyrna, GA 30080
$12

Join Mina as she revives this popular quarterly showcase for local performers. RSVP to the Facebook event for more details, or click here for 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 yallayall@comcast.net.




Wednesday, January 31, 2018

February Preview


Has anyone else noticed that there have not been nearly as many belly dance workshops or shows in metro Atlanta recently? We might have been a bit saturated for a while, but with the shuttering of several studios and troupes, our community seems to be shrinking. February 2018 is all about TribalCon, but this will be the last TribalCon. The good news is that even if you don't attend the workshops, you can attend the haflas and the show... so get out and support this event before it becomes a part of Atlanta raqs history!


Donna Mejia

February 23-25

TribalCon

Join Ziah for the "last hurrah" of TribalCon, featuring Donna Mejia, Aziz, Portugal's Piny Orchidaceae, Na'la, and Madame Onça. This year's event will take place in several locations in and near Decatur. The opening lecture, all classes, and the Friday night live music hafla will be at CORE Studios on the Decatur Square; the Saturday night live music show and after-party will be at the Avondale Towne Cinema.

Check out the website for lots more detail about this year's event and to buy passes. The Tribal Con-Nect Facebook group is a great place to communicate with the organizers or fellow attendees.





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 yallayall@comcast.net.