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"Your dancing touched my soul ... my heart is still fluttering!"
"A wonderful, sizzling performance."
"She has the moves they use in Egypt."
"An AMAZING dancer."
Saturday, July 21 2pm ~ Javarah solos at the Mediterranean Fantasy Festival
Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22, 2007 10am to 9pm Mediterranean Fantasy Festival at Hiawatha Community Center in West Seattle ~ The fabulous Babs (Babylonian Ensemble) host two full days of dance on two stages, and the inimitable Saqra presents workshops. This is the largest bellydance and middle eastern dance event in the Pacific Northwest. Come to 2700 California Ave SW, at the crown of West Seattle, to enjoy performances free to the public, plus vendors from all over with dance items of every type. Shop, dance and zaghareet with delight!
Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26, 2007 4th Annual Emerald Sanctuary Bellydance Retreat ~ Three days among the wilds of Eastern Washington with dance workshops, performance & the relaxed beauty of the wilderness.
Beginning Bellydance with Javarah: September 11 - October 30 ~ Tuesdays 6-7pm at the Federal Way Community Center, Room C. Please call the City of Federal Way Parks, Recreations & Cultural Services Department at (253) 661-4050 for enrollment, brochures or further information.
Javarah performs at restaurants, festivals, birthdays, weddings, retirements ~
Whenever & wherever you feel like dancing!
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If you want to perform or see Middle Eastern Dance and bellydancing in person, here are some regularly occuring events at Puget Sound area restaurants & festivals. Information subject to change.
A La Turca Cafe [Renton, WA]
Every Friday & Saturday 7:30pm
Featuring the beautiful Lisa Mandin!
Authentic Turkish food served in a great atmosphere. "Entirely worthy of its reputation, Turkish cuisine is always a pleasant surprise for diners experiencing it for the first-time, and an anticipated pleasure for the experienced diner. In addition to being the refined product of centuries of experience, Turkish cuisine has a rare quality. The variety and simplicity of the recipes and the quality of the ingredients are guarantees of a delicious meal."
Kolbeh [SoDo, Seattle, WA]
Weekly ~ Call the restaurant for times!
Authentic Persian food served in a great atmosphere. Huge bar, open dance area, and their famously great food.
is in the SoDo District, south of the Safeco field at
1956 1st Avenue South. Call (206)224-9999 for reservations.
Marrakesh [Belltown, Seattle, WA]
Friday & Saturdays Weekly
A great line up of top Northwest Dancers will grace this Moroccan restaurant.
Directions from I-5: Take Seneca St
exit, Right on 1st, Right on Battery, Right on
2nd and Marrakesh
is right on the corner of 2nd and Battery.
T-21 Nightclub [Georgetown, Seattle, WA]
Every Thursday at 9pm
dances with DJ Nasir every Thursday beginning at 9pm at T-21 Nightclub
in Georgetown. $10 cover, drink specials all night.
Located on 7047 East Marginal Way. Contact Najla email@example.com for
Spiro's Greek Island [Kent, WA]
Every Friday & Saturday at 6:30 & 7:30pm
Belly dancing each Friday and Saturday night by a featured member of Zaphara's Middle Eastern Dancers. Excellent food and fabulous people. Reservations suggested. 6:30 and 7:30pm.
Spiro's Greek Island, 215 - 1st Avenue S in Kent, WA. Reservations appreciated, call (253) 854-1030.
Zaphara performs the last Saturday each month.
Baladi Social Club [Fremont in Seattle, WA]
Fourth Saturdays Monthly 8-10:30pm
A Monthly Middle Eastern Music and Dance Party! With live Music By: Orchestra Halam! Dance Performances and Open Dance!
at the Fremont Drum and Dance Center, 900 N. 34th Street (1 block East
of Fremont Bridge).
Cost: $5 - $10 suggested donation.
Great Cuisine of India [Lakewood, WA]
Second & Fourth Sundays Each Month
2 to 5 solo performers while you enjoy tasty indian cuisine.
Jaleh hosts at Great
Cuisine of India, at 9518 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, in Lakewood. Call
(253) 581-1333 for reservations.
If you have any questions, contact Jaleh at Jaleh10@aol.com.
Kalia Bellydance Forum [Lynnwood, WA]
First Thursdays Monthly at 7pm
Discuss various topics of bellydance with other dancers and middle eastern dance aficianados while you enjoy tasty indian cuisine at Kalia in Lynnwood, 4520 200th St SW # 202. Call (425) 771-6422 for reservations.
To find out this month's topic contact Roxelana at Roxelana@wingaling.net. Or visit http://wingaling.net/bellydance/himalaya/opennight/ for more information.
Kalia Open Dance [Lynnwood, WA]
Second Sundays Monthly at 7pm
Open Dance features 4 to 5 solo and duet performances while you enjoy tasty indian cuisine at Kalia in Lynnwood, 4520 200th St SW # 202. Call (425) 771-6422 for reservations. Hosted by Shree!
Interested in performing? A great venue in which to make your debut!
Kalia Open Dance [Seattle, WA]
Fourth Sundays Monthly at 7pm
Open Dance features 4 to 5 solo and duet performances while you enjoy tasty indian cuisine at Kalia's Greenwood location. Hosted by the gracious Haleh!
Interested in performing? A great venue in which to make your debut!
Mount Vernon Hafla [Mount Vernon, WA]
First Saturdays 6-10pm
Saturday Hafla, a potluck/gathering for bellydancing and drumming at Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship, 500 W Section, in Mount Vernon 98273. Map
Rhythm Circle [Lacey, WA]
Second Sundays 5:30-7pm
Held at MAS UDA Studio in Lacey.
Bring drums, tambourines, zills and a spirit of fun, whether you want to play or just listen! EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU DON'T WANT TO ACTUALLY PLAY DRUMS, ZILLS, ETC, just hearing the music is helpful in improving your dancing.
More information at http://mas-uda.lowerground.net/.
Cost - Free to Mas Uda members; others - by donation.
Saqra's Open Dance at Moonraker [Kent, WA]
First Saturdays at 8pm
Saqra presents an Open Dance Night! What is this?... An ongoing community party! Visit www.saqra.net for more information, and information about signing up to perform. Plenty of open dance music, too!
At Moonraker in Kent. Dance to live & recorded music.
Hafla North [Seattle, WA]
About 3 times per year in February, May & October 6-9:30pm
Y'chessa Dahli sponsors a full day of workshops with a Hafla rounding out the evening, all held at Sandpoint Education Center, 6208-60th Avenue NE.
All dancers are welcome to sign up to dance at the Hafla. Individual or duets - 7 minutes; Troupe (3 or more dancers) - 10 minutes. Dancer call-in about a month before each event.
Vendor spaces available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Workshop costs range. The Hafla is free, but cash & potluck snacks are greatly appreciated. Your donations help keep Hafla going!
Hafla Shaqiq [Ballard in Seattle, WA]
About 3 times per year in February, June & September 7 -10pm
Visit www.mandalatribal.com/haflashaqiq/ for a full dancer line-up and performance times the month before each event. Three hours of troupe, solo & duet performances by cabaret, tribal, folkloric & fusion bellydancers from all over the Pacific Northwest. Hosted by inFusion, so expect lots of great American Tribal Style performance, and plenty of open dance for the entire crowd!
Shop, dance & eat. Lottery for performance slots occurs approximately one month before each event. Held currently at the Sunset Hill Community Club in Ballard.
Donations lovingly accepted, alcohol permitted at event.
Hasani's Hafla [Tacoma, WA]
Once Quarterly in February, May, August & November 6-10pm
Visit www.hasani.net for a full dancer line-up and performance times the month before each event. Watch four enchanting hours of troupe, solo & duet performances by cabaret, tribal, folkloric & fusion bellydancers from all over the Pacific Northwest. Held currently at the Gig Harbor Yacht Club. More information and directions at Hasani's website.
Workshops by each Hafla's featured performer are held in the afternoon.
Shop, dance & eat from 6-10pm ~ and don't forget to bring your wild zaghareets!
Contact Hasani about your chance to perform in great atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest's supportive dance community. Dancer call in is approximately one and 1/2 months before the event.
Admission by donation - $5 suggested or a book of stamps. Potluck snacks & door prize!
Yasmela's Hafla Northwest [Bellingham,WA]
About 3 times per year in March, June & October 7 -10pm
Join us for some fun, including afternoon workshops (instructors TBA) and evening performances in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Ready to try out new group routines or looking for an opportunity to solo? This is your chance!
All styles welcome, troupes and solos, vending opportunity. Call in for dance spots the month before each event. For information, call (360) 733-5409 or email Yasmela, www.bou-saada.com.
Arab Festival [Seattle, WA]
One Weekend Annually in Mid-October, All Day Saturday & Sunday
The 3rd Arab Festival is scheduled for October 18 & 19, 2003, at the Seattle Center. The festival is a free public event, co-sponsored by the Arab Center of Washington and the Seattle Center, and is organized and run by community volunteers.
year's festival will include music and dance performances, featuring the
Georges Lammam Ensemble from San Francisco and Hicham Chami of Chicago,
comedians from NYC, LA and Chicago , Arab women's literature, featuring
Nathalie Handal of Boston, art exhibits, food and vendor booths, films,
children's activities, and more.
Emerald Rain Bellydance Competition [Everett, WA]
First Annual Event to be held February 2004
This is the only competition held in Washington State. Categories for all different performance levels, groups, duets and individuals.
Mediterranean Fantasy Festival [West Seattle, WA]
One Weekend Annually in Mid-July, All Day Saturday & Sunday
The Biggest Middle Eastern Dance Event in the Puget Sound!
Produced and Co-Sponsored by the Babylonian Ensemble and the Hiawatha Advisory Council at Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave SW, in West Seattle. More information and registration requirements, forms and deadlines may be found at the Babs' website: http://www.BabylonianEnsemble.com, and at Saqra's website: http://www.saqra.net.
Register to vend your wares, perform or attend the workshops held the mornings of each festival date.
Saqra's Showcase [Hillsboro, OR]
One Weekend Annually in Mid-April, Friday Night & All Day Saturday & Sunday
Two and a half days of dancing & workshops at the Washington County Fair Complex (Arts & Crafts Building) in Hillsboro, OR.
Located at 873 NE 34th Ave, Hillsboro -- west of Portland. Featuring workshops local, national and international experts in Middle Eastern Dance. Performances by dancers from all over on Saturday & Sunday. Map
More information about watching, performing, vending or attending workshops may be found at http://www.saqra.net.
Tribal Quest Northwest [Portland, OR]
One Long Weekend Annually in Late July - Early August
full 5 day gathering of full of Tribal, Indian, Gypsy, and Fusion dance
workshops, music, drumming, healing, henna, performances, parties - get
More information at http://www.gypsycaravan.us/.
If you know of a regularly occurring Middle Eastern Dance or Bellydance performance event in the Puget Sound area, including Oregon, Vancouver, BC and Washington State; Or if you have changes or corrections for a current posting, please email javarah and we will update our site.
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