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Bellydance Performances near and not-so-near:

Every night; Cabaret soloists
Marrakesh, 617 New York Ave NW Washington, D.C., 20001 U.S.A..
$Dinner

Saturdays
Sahara Dance at Skewers
1633 P St NW, Washington DC, 20036-1403
$Dinner

Every Night 8pm, Saturdays 10:30pm Cabaret soloists
Casablanca in Alexandria
$Dinner

Thursday-Saturday ?pm
Fairouz, Falls Church
$Dinner

Call to ask; cabaret soloists
Café Prince, Georgetown
$Dinner

Call to ask; cabaret soloists
Taste of Morocco, Silver Spring
$Dinner

Saturday 10:30pm (call to confirm); cabaret soloists
Tel Aviv, Bethesda Dancer
$Dinner

Fridays and Saturdays ?pm Cabaret soloists
Amer's Cafe 7624 Belair Rd., Fullerton, MD
$Dinner

Saturdays 9:30 and 10:30pm
Mediterranean Grill, Gaithersburg, MD
$Dinner

Saturdays around 8 and 9 Samira cabaret
Caspian House of Kabob at 72 Market St, Gaithersburg, MD

Most Fridays around 9 (call to make sure) Cabaret soloists
Cazbar, 316 North Charles st, Baltimore, MD 21201

Saturdays twice a month around 7 Cabaret soloists
Mediterranean Grill 5221A Buckeystown Pike Frederick, MD



Friday, September 18; Two shows: 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm
Sixth Annual SAHARABESQUE! An evening of experimental belly dance, salon style. Join special guest Rachel Brice, along with members of Raqs Sahara, Sahara Tribal and Tribal Remix for an intimate evening of new, experimental works in belly dance. Saharabesque! is an annual end of summer show designed to explore interpretive pieces that meld east and west, antiquity and modernity, folklore and funk! Limited seating available. http://saharadance.com/performances/

September 20, 2:30 PM
Magic Carpet Ride show with Latifa and Banat al-Beled
Hellas Restaurant, 8498 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD
We've pared down the menu to make the cost more affordable, but it's the same great dancing! Solo and group performances. Bring a hipscarf and strut your stuff during the open dancing portion of the show.
Tickets $25.

Saturday, September 26, 9-11pm
Mosaic Cafe Hafla, 8145 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD
$Dinner?

Sunday September 27, 6-9pm
Asylum Cafe, DC
DC Tribal performances
$10 door

Saturday, October 3, 2:30 pm
Fells Point Fun Festival
MiaNaja, MODE, Tribe MiaNaja and Raks Divas will be performing some of their unique pieces here.
Free

Sunday October 4th, 4pm
All Season's Hafla
Kitchen Of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd. Parkville, MD
Tydirah and Nawal Qalbi hosts, and Rashid Aladeen opens with drumming. Sometimes we have an entire band! You are invited to put onyour zils and hip scarf to dance and play along. Everyone can join in Open Dancingat the end of show! All skill levels and bellydance styles are welcome.
Tickets are $21 at the door-please bring cash to make sure check in goes smoothly!!

Sunday October 4th, TBA 10am-6pm
Silk Road Dance Company, etc. at Folk Freedom Plaza, Washington, DC
$?

Saturday, October 17, afternoon TBA
Sahara Dance performs at Silver Spring Festival
Location: Ellsworth Drive in Downtown Silver Spring
Free

Sunday October 18th, 2pm
Sahara Dance performs at La Feria de la Familia, hosted by Telemundo
DC Armory, 2001 E. Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
$?

Friday October 23rd, 7:30pm
Belly Horror
Birchmere: 3701 Mt. Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA
$29.50
Friday October 23rd, 8pm
Max Amin and Friends (Middle Eastern Comedy and Dancer)
Bethesda Theater, 7719 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
$20

Saturday October 24th, 6pm
All Hallows Hafla & Drumming Workshop, Galena's House, 907 Rose Anne Road, Glen Burnie MD 21060
Saturday October 24th, 8pm
Faten's Massraqeya Show at the Jack Guidone Theatre; Egyptian Folkloric and Oriental Dance
Joy of Motion-Friendship Heights 5207 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015
$25
Saturday October 24th, 8pm
Max Amin and Friends (Middle Eastern Comedy and Dancer)
Bethesda Theater, 7719 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
$20

Sunday October 25th, 6:30pm
DC Tribal Cafe at Asylum, 2471 18th Street, NW, DC
Hosted By Romka
Tickets are $10 at Door
Male bellydancer Frank Farinaro from CO

Friday October 30,10:30pm
Gala Dance show atCasablanca Restaurant, 1504 King Street , Alexandria , VA
$15 cover

Saturday October 31st 9pm
A Magical Evening at Mosaic Cafe 8145 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD
$Dinner

November 1, 2009 4:00 PM
All Seasons Hafla, Kitchen of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234
Tickets are $22 at the door

Friday November 6, 9:30pm
Charm City Tribal presents ... DARK MOON GALA
Joe Squared 133 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Special performance by Belladonna! Also featuring Shaell, Mirage Trio, and Spiral. Drum circle and dancing for everyone! Bring your drum, zils, etc. Live music for the evening by Daveed Korup and DJing by The Denton Brothers. No cover charge!
Saturday November 7, 2009 6:00 PM
Ya Salaam! Belly Dance & Live Arabic Music Show
BMA Auditorium, 10 Art Museum Drive Baltimore, MD 21218
Featuring both Student and Professional Performers
Tickets for Ya Salaam! $12 in advance, $15 at the door

Saturday November 7, 10am-5:30pm swap meet, 6pm-10pm dancing and drumming
Gypsy Fusion's SPCA International Charity Swap Meet and Bellydance Party
Victory Lounge, 4584 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD
$10

Sunday, November 8, 2009 4:00 PM
Fangtasy Ball at Swingtime Ballroom, 2315 Belair Road Suite A3, Fallston MD
$20.00 per person

Friday November 20th ?pm
The Nationals Hafla at Cazbar, Baltimore, MD
$Dinner

Saturday November 21st
Bellydance Nationals Competition at the Hilton BWI, Linthicum, MD
$25
Sunday November 29, 6-9pm
DCTribal Café Sunday
Asylum Bar & Lounge, 2471 18th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009
DCTribal café is the only monthly event where you can sit back and be entertained by cutting edge tribal fusion belly dance performances by three professional dancers while enjoying Asylum’s down-to-earth but oh so heavenly menu – full of the regular standard American fare and extensive vegan and vegetarian offerings. With your tribal café admittance you get 1ŕ2 price discount on burgers and $2 off select draft beer.
$10
Sunday, December 6, 2009 4:00 PM!
ALL SEASONS HAFLA featuring SEHAR NIRAJA
Kitchen of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville MD 21234
$20 call or email Tydirah

Sunday, December 6, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
The Golden Bull Ballroom, 7 Dalamar Street, Gaithersburg, MD
Sahara's Treasure will be hosting "Arabian Lights - A Bellydance Gala for the Holidays" on December 6 for the beneift of charity. Join us for an afternoon of delicious food and delightful dancers. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Dwelling Place - a non-profit organization helping homeless families.
$35/person

Sunday December 6 ?pm
Holiday Hafla at Sorrento Grill in Ashburn
$?

Saturday December 12, 2pm
The Hippo, 1 W Eager St, Baltimore, MD 21201
$10 purchase online

Thursday, December 17, 2009 8:00 PM
Holiday Party w/ World Music Folklife Center
Aladdin's Eatery, 4245 Fairfax Dr, Arlington VA 22203
World Music Folklife Center invites you to join us at Aladdin's Eatery in Arlington, VA, (near the Ballston metro/Orange Line) for great food & drink, & open dancing to the sounds of Hicham El Anmari & Mohcine.
$10 cover rsvp online

Sunday December 27th, 6-9pm
DCTribal Café
Asylum Bar & Lounge, 2471 18th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009
$10 (cover includes 1/2 price burgers & $2 off shiner bock drafts)
PICTURES and More info at: www.myspace.com/dctribalcafe

Saturday January 9, 2010 8pm
Brain Dance: Emergence at the Jack Guidone Theater, 5207 Wisconsin Ave NW DC Featuring performances and collaborations by: Anisa, Ariel, Asharah, Belladonna, Eugenia, Mavi, Na'la, Samantha, Shakra, Shems
Devoted to creating experimental, intellectually-motivated artistic works, Brain Dance is a collective of bellydancers striving to move the art form out of the cabaret and into the theater. With this new show, Brain Dance presents some of the biggest stars of the DC fusion bellydance scene coming together to inform, express, and invent. This show is not to be missed!
Tickets at http://eugeniadance.com/brain-dance/
$20 advance, $25 at the door

Sunday January 10, 2010 4:00 PM
All Seasons Hafla
Kitchen of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234
410-663-6880
MURJANAH and joining her ....Basema, Tribe MiaNaja, Egyptian Sun, Safiyeh ,Halima, Samantha, and Tondalia
All skill levels and bellydance styles are welcome.
SWAP MEET!! Bring your stuff! Lots of bargains.
DOORS OPEN AT 4:00 sharp!! (Dancers arrive at 3:30 to check in!) Tydirah and Jeanne hosts, and Jonathan opens with drumming. Sometimes we have an entire band! You are invited to put on your zils and hip scarf to dance and play along. Please bring an instrument if you can. (Contact Tydirah before the show to see if she can fit you on the musician's discount list!) Everyone can join in Open Dancing at the end of show (if time permits)!
Pictures are allowed and please share!! Send them to tydirah@comcast.net or post them to the bellydance meetup!!
Due to show being sold out, it's strongly suggested to purchase advanced tickets and rsvp. Tickets on sale now at venue!! Advanced tickets are $20 and guarantees front row tables first. Please contact Tydirah at 410-302-6064 for purchase, pick up at Kitchen of India, or mail payment to Ms. T. Brown @ P.O. Box 1384, Owings Mills, Md. 21117 as well. Please make check or money order payable to Kitchen of India.
Tickets are $22 at the door...please bring cash to make sure check in goes smoothly!! (THERE IS A $2 CHARGE FOR NON-RSVP'S. PLEASE RSVP HERE OR WITH ME 410-302-6064 NOW OR NO LATER THAN 1 WK BEFORE SHOW.) There will be a list at the door. Children prices are: 4yrs and under are free; 5 to 9yrs- $8; 10 yrs and older full price.

Sunday January 24th 3-6pm
First Alf Laylah Hafla with live music
Chantilly, VA
Yasmin (feature!), Gwen, Francesca, Ariel, Nimeera, Samira, Hanaady, Jehna, Fionna, Fifi Selene, Layali and Ravena.
The Alf Leylah Hafla is a community sharing event with pros and prepared students enjoying each others performances. The venue features a nice sized space to dance and plenty of seating, so please invite all your friends. All styles of Middle Eastern dance welcome, of course.

Saturday, January 30, 2010 9:00 PM
Mosaic Cafe Bellydance Show
8145 Baltimore Avenue #N, College Park MD 20740
240-297-9874


Saturday February 13th 5-7pm
Carnival- a Bellydance Masquerade
Mezzanine, 232 W. Main St., 2nd Floor, Parker Place Salisbury, MD 21801
Come celebrate Mardi Gras with Nomadic Magic Tribal Dance's premier show "Carnival- a Bellydance Masquerade". This show is sure to tease and please your senses and take you to a fantasy land of indulgences. Carnival stems from Latin words meaning "farewell to meat". This is a time for last indulgences before embarking on a journey of repentance and fasting. A Carnival King and Queen will be elected and crowned based on costume creativity and general deviancy. The show will be two parts including the "Ship of Fools" featuring mostly tribal dancers, pirates, voodoo, vampires, and sinners alike and "Carnival en Rio" featuring mostly cabaret dancers, feathers, boas, afrobrazilian dances, and the like. Masks are required and can be purchased at the door, costumes recommended. Tickets can be purchased online at www.nomadicmagic.org. For more info contact Roma at romanomad@gmail.com Performers: Nomadic Magic, Roma, Luna, Ashira, Nadirah, Viviana, Layla, Lorelei, Jeannie and Mischaal, Alizarin of Bellydance Delights, Zaynah Cantara, more TBA...
$10 18+ only FREE Parking in rear

Sunday February 14th Valentine’s Day 7pm
“Have a Heart for Haiti” Benefit Dance Concert Set
Joe’s Movement Emporium: An evening concert of World Dance on February 14, in Mount Rainier, MD, will benefit survivors of the Haitian earthquake. Women’s dances from Egypt, China, Afghanistan, India, Tahiti, Azerbaijan, and beyond will share traditions of other cultures in celebration of love. All proceeds will go to the Emergency Relief Fund of Doctors Without Borders, a humanitarian organization providing medical aid in Haiti. In addition to the dance performances, guests can enjoy a “decadent” dessert bar and bid on donated auction items.

Friday February 19th 7pm
Balanced Mind Body & Soul, a Wellness & Yoga center in Parkville, MD
Girls Night Out is a 4 hour Zumba, Belly Dancing, and Yoga Party held on the 3rd Friday of every month to promote a healthy lifestyle for women by offering exercise options that are extremely fun and exciting. This monthly exercise party for ALL AGES brings you the best group fitness instructors in Baltimore and combines them with some of the best local vendors for an excellent shopping experience all at one location. Our first event on January 15th, had a draw of over 250 Zumba and Belly Dance enthusiasts and over 30 vendors selling everything from coin scarfs, nutritional drinks, jewelry, make-up, to high fashion clothing, handbags & shoes. Join Baltimore's Zumba and Belly Dance revolution... Come Enjoy GIRLS NIGHT OUT! Baltimore. (Due to Zumba being a high-impact aerobics dance exercise, we recommend young women be at least 13+ to participate.) GIRLS NIGHT OUT is an event for all women. Your Belly Dance Instructors: Jennifer Lakshmi at 8:30PM (www.lakshmidance.com) & Michelle Stafford of the MAC Timonium at 10:00PM. Each class will last about 30 minutes. www.mybalancedyoga.com
$5 cover.

February 21 at 4:30pm
Hafla at Laziza in Fredericksburg (http://www.lazizaoffredericksburg.com/).
Live band, several dancers, both professional and aspiring. Solos and perhaps a troop or two. Great food. We'd love to see you there!

Sunday, February 21, 2010 4:00 PM
All Seasons Hafla featuring SAMIRA SHURUK!!
Kitchen of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234, 410-663-6880
SAMIRA SHURUK!!!!! Lalita, Nazirah, Amandari, Anani I'naru, Mimiteh I'naru, Kaoru & Kim, Spiral, Teena
The first Sunday of every month, there's a party for the bellydancers and friends in Parkville, MD, at the Kitchen Of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd. Parkville. All skill levels and bellydance styles are welcome. Come and enjoy a delicious veg and non-veg buffet!!
SWAP MEET!! Bring your stuff! Lots of bargains.
DOORS OPEN AT 4:00 sharp!! (Dancers arrive at 3:30 to check in!) Tydirah & Jeanne hosts, and Jonathan & Dj Vexamus opens with drumming. Sometimes we have an entire band! You are invited to put on your zils and hip scarf to dance and play along. Please bring an instrument if you can. (Contact Tydirah before the show to see if she can fit you on the musician's discount list!) Everyone can join in Open Dancing at the end of show (if time permits)!
Due to show being sold out, it's strongly suggested to purchase advanced tickets and rsvp. Tickets on sale now at venue!! Advanced tickets are $20 and guarantees front row tables first. Please contact Tydirah at 410-302-6064 for purchase and pick up at Kitchen of India

Saturday, February 27, 2010, 7:00 PM
Charm City Tribal presents BLOODY HEARTS BALL
Joe Squared, 133 W North Ave, Baltimore MD 21201
Phone: 410 545 0444
Been dancin' for a year - Anniversary Party! Special tribal fusion performance by Typhrodisia! Also featuring Samantha Hegre, Verve Tribal, and Scarlett. Drum circle and dancing for everyone! Bring your drum, zils, etc. Live music by drummer Daveed Korup and DJing by The Denton Brothers. charmcitytribal.com
No cover charge!

Sunday February 28th 4pm
Alf Laylah Hafla
Chantilly, VA
The Alf Leylah Hafla is a community sharing event with pros and prepared students enjoying each others performances. The venue features a nice sized space to dance and plenty of seating, so please invite all your friends. All styles of Middle Eastern dance welcome, of course.
Join us every month for the fun and friendly Alf Laylah Wa Laylah hafla in Chantilly VA. On the 4th Sunday of every month we will feature spectacular belly dancers of all levels. Cheer on the excitement of first time performers and delight in the artistry of area and visiting professionals in this warm and welcoming event. Johara, Isabel, Aliyah, Sandra, Lisa, Farah and more!!! and features Lucy and Samira
Alf Laylah Wa Laylah is on metrotech drive across the street from 7-11. More detailed directions on www.samirashuruk.com
$10 per person at the door and $10 minimum per person at the tables

March 5-7
Little Egypt & Faten Salama Present: Randa Kamel in the D.C. Area
Weekend Includes Workshops and Two Shows!
The Friday night participant show will be a delight featuring talented area dancers! - Performing on Friday: Lotus Niraja, Shems, Lucy, Latifa, Shahrzad, Kostana, Katrina, Faten Salama's Student Ensemble, plus many more! Then, be wowed on Saturday night by a dynamic show (with a dinner) featuring Randa Kamel and Amr Kamal (singer) with a live band.
Register for workshops and purchase show tickets at: http://www.littleegypt.com/randa.htm
Friday March 12, 9pm-12am
Belly Dance and Live Music Party
Shahrzad, Shems, and Belladonna
Casablanca Restaurant, 1504 King Street, Alexandria VA
After the show stay and dance the night away to the live music performed by Munir Al Asheq, DJ Kimo, and Mohcine.
$15 cover charge

Sunday March 14, 4-7pm
All Seasons Hafla featuring THALIA!!
Kitchen of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville MD 21234, 410-663-6880
Come and enjoy a delicious veg and non-veg buffet!!
Bellydance Nationals Master's Champion, THALIA!! You do not want to miss her!!
Joining her .... Basema and friends, Lilam, Nani, Mariza, Alizarin, Mhairi, Mira, Duet from Jeannie and Mischaa!!
The first Sunday of every month, there's a party for the bellydancers and friends in Parkville, MD, at the Kitchen Of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd. Parkville. If you would like to dance, shoot an email/call Tydirah at tydirah@comcast.net/410-302-6064. All skill levels and bellydance styles are welcome. SWAP MEET!! Bring your stuff! Lots of bargains. DOORS OPEN AT 4:00 sharp!! (Dancers arrive at 3:30 to check in!) Tydirah & Jeanne hosts, and Jonathan & Dj Vexamus opens with drumming. Sometimes we have an entire band! You are invited to put on your zils and hip scarf to dance and play along. Please bring an instrument if you can. (Contact Tydirah before the show to see if she can fit you on the musician's discount list!) Everyone can join in Open Dancing at the end of show (if time permits)! Due to shows being sold out, it's strongly suggested to purchase advanced tickets and rsvp. Tickets on sale now at venue!! Advanced tickets are $20 and guarantees front row tables first. Please contact Tydirah at 410-302-6064 for purchase
Tickets are $22 at the door...please bring cash to make sure check in goes smoothly!! (THERE IS A $2 CHARGE FOR NON-RSVP'S. PLEASE RSVP HERE OR WITH ME (410-302-6064) NOW OR NO LATER THAN 1 WK BEFORE SHOW.) There will be a list at the door and will only be held for 15 mins. Children prices are: 4yrs and under are free; 5 to 9yrs- $8; 10 yrs and older full price. Pictures are allowed and please share!!

Sunday March 14, 2010, 3-6pm.
TBA Metro friendly location,Takoma Park, DC/MD)
Kallisti Tribal presents the Electric Maid ATS Mixer! For the curious to the experienced in American Tribal Style Bellydance. Have you taken or observed a few classes, danced from video, or attended Tribal Pura or General Skills certification workshops? Have you wished there were more opportunities to just play and exchange this dance vocabulary with others? The Mixer is a low-key event for dancers to flex their improv muscles outside of class or performance in an intimate, sharing community arts venue. No pressure, no recital, no judgement, no costumes, just time to mingle and dance with the far flung MD/DC/NoVa community. Dancers should come prepared to freely improv with others based on their comfort level in American Tribal Style (ATS) as established by Fat Chance Bellydance (FCBD). Dancers will self-select at the door their dance experience level (newbie/some experience/skilled), from which trios will be selected lottery style to mix it up and dance together on a small stage or open floor to short sets of dj'd music! Depending on the space arrangements, some larger chorus or circle arrangements may also be possible. While all brands of tribal improv are welcome, we suggest leading only with ATS moves so that we can dance with the confidence and ease that comes with sharing a single vocabulary. Here are some examples of the movesand principles , and there are many videos to study from on DVD and youtube,. Please note, this is not an FCBD studio-affiliated event.
$8 suggested donation
Thursday, March 18 at 9:30pm.
Danse du Ventre
Palace of Wonders 1210 HSt NE WDC
Black Cherry Productions is pleased to bring you the most fabulous fusion edition of Danse du Ventre to date. This variety of belly dance show is sure to excite & educate you with its unique technique, style and fusion influences! Featuring an amazing line up of fantastic belly dancers, we're please to bring you the stelar drum solos and sword work of Samira Shuruk, the unique and creative flowing fusion of Samantha, the sassy and flirty Oriental fusion of Miasia, and the newest troupe to hit the Palace stage BreĖa belly dance will amaze you with their ethnic electro fusion belly dance. Join your host, Teri Knox, "a friend to belly dancers" for an evening that "Raqs". Also be sure to take advantage of the complimentary belly dance class offered during intermission! See you at the Palace!
$?

Saturday March 20, 3pm
Shiver Me Shimmies
Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville MD
Sahara's Treasure is hosting the 3rd Annual Shiver Me Shimmies recital hafla for students and professionals. Doors open at 2:30. Show starts at 3:00pm.
Tickets in advance, $5 per person. Purchase at www.saharastreasure.com or email a Sahara's Treasure member at saharastreasure@yahoo.com

Sunday March 28th 3-6pm
Alf Laylah Hafla
Chantilly, VA
The Alf Leylah Hafla is a community sharing event with pros and prepared students enjoying each others performances. The venue features a nice sized space to dance and plenty of seating, so please invite all your friends. All styles of Middle Eastern dance welcome, of course.

Sunday, March 28 at 6:00-9:00pm
DC Tribal Cafe - featuring Mavi, Naimah, and Ariel!
Asylum - 2471 18th St., Washington, DC
Mavi – DC’s own blue maven, Naimah - electrifying elegance, Ariel – dramatic beauty in motion; DJ Mellie Mel's spinning in between dancer's sets! Doors at 6pm, performances start at 7pm – get there early for the best seats! PICTURES and More info on our facebook fan page and myspace. DCTribal Cafe sponsored by www.DCTribal.com Asylum's awesome menu can be found at www.asylumdc.com!
$10(includes 1/2 price burgers & $2 off shiner bock drafts)

Sunday March 29th, 9pm
Headliner Nina Amaya at the Bellydance Hafla at Mosaic Cafe
Mosaic Cafe, 8145 Baltimore Avenue #N, College Park MD 20740
AND GUEST DANCERS!
Free: No Cover! BYOW (Bring your own wine bottle... small corkage fee; see website)
RESERVATIONS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! CALL 240-297-9874 OR CONTACT CHRISTINA Campo-Abdoun via the Mosaic Website: http://www.mosaiccafe.net/

Sunday April 4th, 2010 4:30pm
Alf Laylah Wa Laylah hafla
Alf Laylah Wa Laylah 13975 Metrotech drive, Chantilly VA 20151
Featuring Latifa and Amustela and also including wonderful performers: Jackie, Nabilah, Trinity Ane', Zarifa, Eastern Breeze, Laylah Fehada, Ghazalah and Hanan, Ayperi and Amira of Annopolis. We'll also be hosting a sale table with WAMEDA representatives. The sale will benefit the WAMEDA library that was entirely sold off. We're still accepting donations- you are welcome to bring them to the hafla.
$10 door fee plus $10 per person at the table (a la carte menu) Call to make reservations: 703-378-6677

Monday, April 5 around 7pm
In Honor Of....Performances by Shems's Technique Class
Meli Restaurant, Baltimore 1636 Thames Street Baltimore, MD 21231
Free--pay for drinks

Friday, April 9 at 9:40pm.
The Art of BellyDance Join us for a fabulous belly dance Show starring Ariel, Lucy,tanya , and Samira with live Band led by Dj Kimo, the Singer Munir Asheg, and King of Tabla Mohsen..Don't forget to bring your Hips Scarf to practice with live band
$?

Sunday, April 11 at 4:00pm.
All Seasons Hafla featuring DESPINA BAST with GYPSY FUSION!!" on Sunday,
Kitchen of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville MD 21234, 410-663-6880
Please visit www.kitchenofindiaus.com!! Come and enjoy a delicious veg and non-veg buffet!!
AWESOME performances from: The Amazing and Beautiful, DESPINA BAST!!!! Joining her .... Gypsy Fusion - BDN's Alternate Fusion Style Troupe Category Champions!! Jaycie - BDN's Junior Champion!! Egyptian Sun Intermediates, Taya, Kaoru, Frayja, Daima, and Duet from Desert Jewels!! : )
The first Sunday of every month, there's a party for the bellydancers and friends in Parkville, MD, at the Kitchen Of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd. Parkville. If you would like to dance, shoot an email/call Tydirah at tydirah@comcast.net/410-302-6064. All skill levels and bellydance styles are welcome. SWAP MEET!! Bring your stuff! Lots of bargains. DOORS OPEN AT 4:00 sharp!! (Dancers arrive at 3:30 to check in!) Tydirah & Jeanne hosts, and Jonathan & Dj Vexamus opens with drumming. Sometimes we have an entire band! You are invited to put on your zils and hip scarf to dance and play along. Please bring an instrument if you can. (Contact Tydirah, before the show, to see if she can fit you on the musician's discount list!) Everyone can join in Open Dancing at the end of show (if time permits)!
Due to show being sold out, it's strongly suggested to purchase advanced tickets and rsvp. Tickets on sale now at venue!! Advanced tickets are $20 and guarantees front row tables first. Please contact Tydirah at 410-302-6064 for purchase, pick up at Kitchen of India, or mail payment to: Ms. T. Brown P.O. Box 1384 Owings Mills, Md. 21117 as well. Please make check or money order payable to Kitchen of India.
Tickets are $22 at the door...please bring cash to make sure check in goes smoothly!! (THERE IS A $2 CHARGE FOR NON-RSVP'S. PLEASE RSVP HERE OR WITH ME (410-302-6064) NOW OR NO LATER THAN 1 WK BEFORE SHOW.) There will be a list at the door and will only be held for 15 mins. Children prices are: 4yrs and under are free; 5 to 9yrs- $8; 10 yrs and older full price. Pictures are allowed and please share!! Send them to tydirah@comcast.net or post them to the bellydance meetup!!

Friday April 16, 7-9pm
Reading Room; Loyola, MD
The Loyola Bellydance Club is hosting a Hafla and you are invited!! For those of you who do not know, a Hafla is basically an informal dance party for Bellydancers. We will be performing several dances, including beginners, intermediates, solos and special performances from guest dancers!!!!!! THERE WILL BE FOOD!! Bring your friends and come enjoy the show!!!! =D

Saturday, April 17, 2010 2:00 PM
Divas of Distinction Tribute Show - 90th Birthday Celebration for Mama
Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd, Fort Washington MD 20744, 301-203-6040
Join Us as we Celebrate Mama Evelyn Clark Whitehead on her 90th Birthday when the stars come out as "DIVAS OF DISTINCTION" PAY TRIBUTE TO OUR GRAND DIVA! This afternoon will be a multi-generational preview of a life well-lived, as we highlight her amazing journey! Based on the major events of her experiences, in a "This Is Your Life" flavor, we will travel through time and recount history with Divas of Stage & Screen. Frankee Sunshine Productions Inc present another event of edu-tainment and cultural enrichment, in bringing you this memorable historical celebration.

April 17, 2010, 11am-2pm (drop in anytime!)
It's a Belly Dance Convention! Like Rakkasah, just smaller. www.tirazdancenetwork.com sandradances@gmail.com
Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 West School Street Purcellville VA 20132
Performers (Masmoudi Performance Company from Saffron Dance, Johara, and Aliya's Kismet Dancers) Vendors (Cleopatra's Closet, Ravena Designs, Shimmy Sista, Tribal Rose, Gerson the Fitness Pharaoh, Ageless Artifice and more!) Door Prizes, Networking, Area Instructors can speak about themselves and their classes.
Free for Tiraz Members and Children under 12, $5 for non-members

Sunday April 18th 3pm
Latifa’s School of Middle Eastern Dance
An afternoon of group and solo performances by Latifa's students, capped off by Latifa herself. This event will be a benefit for the Humane Society of the United States and will be held at Historic Baldwin Hall, 1358 Millersville Road, Millersville, MD. Tickets $10 each, general seating. Space is limited, and this event sells out every year! For tickets, see http://www.bintbeled.com/shows.htm.

Sunday April 18th 3pm
Sherwood Farm @ Cromwell Valley Park
2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore MD 21234, (410) 887-2503
"Belly Dance Delight" is a dance troupe comprised of women of all ages and backgrounds. BDD performs regularly at Charity Galas, Festivals (e.g. Artscape, Chesapeake Pride, Riverfest) and private venues throughout the Baltimore Metro area. Our show is always family-friendly, joyous and entertaining. Current members are Jeannie, Amy Fae, Adira, Alizarin, Elliot, Ariel and troupe director Nina Amaya. Nina Amaya also performs as a soloist at public and private events and offers instruction in Middle Eastern Dance. We have a lovely time at Arts in the Park! Buy some art while you are there! Sponsored by Towson Arts Collective. April in the park, ahh... Belly Dance Delight can be found on Facebook, too!

Sunday April 18th TBA
Jolly Jamboree - BELLY LAUGHS
Mem Sahib

Thursday, April 29 at 9:00pm
DCVariety Showcase
Palace of Wonders

Friday April 23rd 7-11pm
Raqia Hassan SHOW & DINNER WITH HICHAM AL ANMARI'S LIVE BAND
The Hilton Arlington, 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington VA 22203 Tel. (703) 528-6000
Live Arabic music on Friday April 23rd. The show will feature many local teachers and guest performers, plus Faten's Troupe who will be premiering 2 new folkloric choreographies: 1)"Awalim" with zills and 2) "Saidi/Ghawazee" with Cane and zills!

Sunday April 25 4-7pm
Alf Laylah Wa Laylah Hafla
Featuring professional and student dancers, wonderful food and shisha!
13975 Metrotech Drive Chantilly, VA

Saturday May 1st
Egyptian Sun's annual show Read My Hips
Shriver, Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus, Baltimore, MD

Sunday, May 2, 2010 4:00-7:00 PM
All Seasons Hafla featuring MIANAJA DANSE ENSEMBLE!!
Kitchen of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234 410-663-6880
Please visit www.kitchenofindiaus.com!! Come and enjoy a delicious veg and non-veg buffet!! MIANAJA's DANSE ENSEMBLE...Need I say anymore!! Joining her ....MODE, RAQS DIVAS, Kimberly, Halima and Abby, and Flissy's Fundamental ATS Class
The first Sunday of every month, there's a party for the bellydancers and friends in Parkville, MD, at the Kitchen Of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd. Parkville. If you would like to dance, shoot an email/call Tydirah at tydirah@comcast.net/410-302-6064. All skill levels and bellydance styles are welcome. SWAP MEET!! Bring your stuff! Lots of bargains. DOORS OPEN AT 4:00 sharp!! (Dancers arrive at 3:30 to check in!) Tydirah & Jeanne hosts, and Jonathan & Dj Vexamus(emcees too!) opens with drumming. Sometimes we have an entire band! You are invited to put on your zils and hip scarf to dance and play along. Please bring an instrument if you can. (Contact Tydirah, before the show, to see if she can fit you on the musician's discount list!) Everyone can join in Open Dancing at the end of show (if time permits)! Due to show being sold out, it's strongly suggested to purchase advanced tickets. Tickets on sale now at venue and Tydirah!! Advanced tickets are $20 and guarantees front row tables first and must be purchased 1 week before show. Please contact Tydirah at 410-302-6064 for purchase, pick up at Kitchen of India, pay by phone (call Babu or Selma @ Kitchen of India), or mail payment to: Ms. T. Brown, P.O. Box 1384, Owings Mills, Md. 21117 Please make check or money order payable to Kitchen of India. Pictures are allowed and please share!!
Tickets are $22 at the door...please bring cash to make sure check in goes smoothly!! This charge will be for all who do not purchase advance tickets. Children prices are: 4yrs and under are free; 5 to 9yrs- $8; 10 yrs and older full price.

Saturday May 8th, 6pm
MiaNaja's 10th Anniversary Show featuring Special Guest Tarik Sultan!!
Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Ln, Columbia, MD 21044
410 730 3987
$20.00 per person

Saturday, May 8, 7:00-9:00pm
Forces of Nature Student Showcase
Sitar Center 1700 Kalorama Road NW • WDC

Sunday, May 23, 2010Show starts at 12:30 pm
Casablanca Restaurant 1504 King St in Alexandria, VA
Free parking and is near the King St. Metro. See the website for more information at http://www.moroccanrestaurant.com/ A fantastic dance show with special guests: Amustela, Nafisa, Nimeera, Zahara and more! Come and enjoy fine Moroccan cuisine
$15 includes the show and a lunch buffet (excludes tax, tip and beverages) with fabulous Egyptian dances and more! Reservations are recommended. Call 703-549-6464 or email your reservation needs directly to rlabriny@moroccanrestaurant.com. Vending provided by Cleopatra’s Closet and WAMEDA

Saturday, May 29, Door 9:30 PM, Show 10 PM
Charm City Tribal presents ... *~BELLY BACCHANALIA~*
Joe Squared, 133 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Special performance by Troupe Hip'notic! Also featuring Lilam, Wendy Broadway, and Spiral. Drum circle and dancing for everyone! Bring your drum, zils, etc. DJing by The Denton Brothers. No cover charge!
~ Charm City Tribal is a group of performers and artists dedicated to growing the strength, beauty, and creativity of the tribal bellydance community in Baltimore. The spirit of our events is playful and inclusive of tribal-related dance and music styles. We're after a true dance and art party featuring both performers and audience participation. Dance with us! http://charmcitytribal.com

Sunday, June 6, 2010 4:00 PM
All Seasons Hafla featuring NAIMAH!!!
Kitchen of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234, 410-663-6880
The Amazing and Incredible...Naimah!! with very special guest...Azhia!! Joining them ....Ouranitsa, Shaell, Fallyn Cahira, Viveca, Alhena Suhayla, Sahira, and Kristin Beno & Sarah Mooshian!!
The first Sunday of every month, there's a party for the bellydancers and friends in Parkville, MD, at the Kitchen Of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd. Parkville. If you would like to dance, shoot an email/call Tydirah at tydirah@comcast.net/410-302-6064. All skill levels and bellydance styles are welcome. SWAP MEET!! Bring your stuff! Lots of bargains. DOORS OPEN AT 4:00 sharp!! (Dancers arrive at 3:30 to check in!) Tydirah & Jeanne hosts, and Jonathan & Dj Vexamus(emcees too!) opens with drumming. Sometimes we have an entire band! You are invited to put on your zils and hip scarf to dance and play along. Please bring an instrument if you can. (Contact Tydirah, before the show, to see if she can fit you on the musician's discount list!) Everyone can join in Open Dancing at the end of show (if time permits)! Due to show being sold out, it's strongly suggested to purchase advanced tickets. Tickets on sale now at venue and Tydirah!! Advanced tickets are $20 and guarantees front row tables first and must be purchased 1 week before show. Please contact Tydirah at 410-302-6064 for purchase, pick up at Kitchen of India, pay by phone (call Babu or Selma @ Kitchen of India), or mail payment to:

Sat. June 26th 4-6pm
Annapolis Middle Eastern Meow and Woofla!
Amanda and Josh Reynolds' backyard, 817 Janice Drive, Annapolis MD 21403
A backyard bbq and hafla to benefit the SPCA in Annapolis! Banat al-Beled is putting together a troupe show featuring our community troupes to benefit our furry friends at the SPCA, a good excuse to enjoy a nice summer day in June!
Parking along the street is free. RSVP by June 20th! Contact amiraofannapolis@gmail.com
Suggested donation of 8.00. And/Or bring some blankets, towels, pet food, kitty litter for donation to the shelter. We are hoping to do this a bit potluck party style, so if you can, bring some food or drink to share!

Saturday, June 26, 2010 6:00 PM
NOVA - Loudoun, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd, Sterling, VA 20164
Our exciting lineup of performers includes: Katayoun with Troupe Eshveh (Persian and Egyptian dance), Sahara Band led by DJ Kimo (live Arabic music), Nomad Dancers (Persian and Afghani dance), Janaki Rangarajan and students (Classical Indian dance), Masmoudi from Saffron Dance (American Tribal Bellydance), And soloists : Sah’ra, Ayperi, Mima, Ozra, Jeela and Shukufeh
Join us for a unique cultural experience and an inspiring evening the whole family will enjoy, while supporting a worthy cause!
Price: $15.00 per person

Sunday June 27th, 3:30-7:30pm
Alf Laylah Hafla www.samirashuruk.com
Special event- featuring the incomparable Artemis Mourat, and her student recital. Also including Yasmin, Miasia, Bonita, Samira, many very special out of state performers, and wonderful live music with the Sahara band. Cleos Closet will have a vending table and we will also have tables set up for a swap meet. Join your dance friends every month at the fun and friendly Alf Laylah Wa Laylah Hafla! On the fourth Sunday of every month we will feature spectacular performances by belly dancers of all levels. Cheer on the excitement of first time performers and delight in the artistry of area and visiting professionals in this warm and welcoming community event.
$10 at the door and $10 minimum at the table

Sunday, June 27, 2010 6-9pm
DCTribal Café
Asylum Bar & Lounge, 2471 18th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009
Belladonna – Beauty & Blades…. Naimah - Eclectic Elegance, Hipnosis -- Philadelphia's premier Improvisational Troupe
V:shal Kanwar is our guest DJ this month, spinning one of his last local sets before moving to India! V:shal has donated time to the DCTribal community, spinning at our hafla's and artomatic events, so let's give him a big send off! Doors at 6pm, performances start at 7pm. Get there early for the best seats!
$10 (includes 1/2 price burgers & $2 off shiner bock drafts)

Friday, July 2 at 8:00pm
Tilted Torch Salute to the Union
The Creative Alliance
Freak, Fire, Belly, Burley-Q fun!

Monday, July 5, 2010 6:30-8:30 PM
Meli goes Balady!
Meli Patisserie & Bistro, 1636 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, 410.534.6354
Technique and Musicality students have been working on balady solos that they will present on the beautiful intimate space of the Minoan room at Meli in Fells Point. http://www.kalismeli.com/ Parking is a little bit of an adventure in Fells Point but if you get stuck, I recommend the Caroline St Garage, only $3 on the weekends and weeknights after 5pm
There is no cover charge, just please patronize Meli by ordering drinks or food

Friday, July 9 at 10:00pm
PALACE OF WONDERS: FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW!

July 10, 2010 3:00 PM
The first MAC Belly Dance Hafla!
MAC Wellness, Harbor East, 655 President St Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21202, 410.625.5000
We are transforming the Energy studio at the Harbor East MAC to present performances by Belly Dance Basics (a classic Leyla) and Belly Dance Essentials (the El Baston assaya) and a quick number from four of the members of Barakaat a reprise of a few of the Balady solos from Technique and Musicality and I'll also perform a little sumthin. There will be some chairs set up, but also floor space so feel free to bring floor cushions, blankets or those low outdoor chairs to make yourself comfortable in the front row seats! Parking is a little bit of an adventure in Harbor East; I recommend the Caroline St Garage, only $3 all day on the weekends and weeknights after 5pm.
This show is also free!

Sunday, July 11, 2010 4:00 PM
All Seasons Hafla
Kitchen of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville MD 21234, 410-663-6880
The Amazing and Beautiful...SHIRAZ RAQS of Delaware!! with Ouranitsa, Anani I'naru, Alizarin, Tribal Spirit of PA, Bagoas, Kala, Nikki, Jewel L., and if there's time...yours truly!! :)
Tickets are $22 at the door...please bring cash to make sure check in goes smoothly!! This charge will be for all who do not purchase advance tickets. Children prices are: 4yrs and under are free; 5 to 9yrs- $8; 10 yrs and older full price.

Sunday, July 11, 2010 2:00 PM!
Drum Circle with Sidqi- FREE!
a la Studio Nina Amaya, 1020 Regester Avenue, Baltimore MD 21239, 443-834-3191
Sidqi has taught at several east coast Balkan camps, the Folktours Mideast camp, Rakassah East, and last year he taught at the Mendocino Middle East Camp in CA. He has been head of percussion at Sahara Dance for years ( but taking this summer off to do drum circles) He has made several trips to Istanbul, Turkey, in search of Romani (Gypsy) teachers. In addition, he has had great workshops in his home, with Suhail Kaspar and Issam Houshan of the Bellydance Superstars. He is also founder of WMFC, which was the first organization to bring Rehan Tuscuz from Istanbul to DC, to teach Turkish Romani dance. After the drum circle, you can head to the All Seasons Hafla, which is 2 miles away, if that. Please rsvp tolet us know how many are coming.

Saturday, July 17, 2010 8:30 PM
ANTONIA PERFORMS AT THE MOSAIC CAFE!
Mosaic Cafe, 8145 Baltimore Avenue #N, College Park, MD 20740, 240-297-9874
Antonia will be headlining at the Mosaic Cafe in College Park dancing her signature '70's style belly dance! Including mesmerizing floorwork and karshilama!

July 16-18
Artscape
Bellydance Delight with DragonSong

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:30 PM
BELLY DANCING AT LOAFER'S LOUNGE IN CATONSVILLE Loafer's Lounge, 6518 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, MD 21228, (410) 719-2121
Christina Maria performs at 8:30, Nesmah performs at 930.

Sunday, July 25, 2010 4:00-7 PM!
Alf Laylah Wa Laylah Hafla
13975 Metrotech Drive, Chantilly VA 20151
Enjoy spending time with friends, wonderful live music with the Sahara Band, the spectacular dancing of Yasmin Henkish and many other lovely dancers! (TBA soon). Join your dance friends every month at the fun and friendly Alf Laylah Hafla! On the fourth Sunday of every month we will feature spectacular performances by belly dancers of all levels. Cheer on the excitement of first time performers and delight in the artistry of area and visiting professionals in this warm and welcoming community event. If you've never been to Alf Laylah Wa Laylah before, seeing the map on Samira's page will be helpful. www.samirashuruk.com
Cost per person: $10 at the door and $10 minimum at the table

Sunday, July 25, 2010 6pm – 9pm
DCTribal Café
Asylum Bar & Lounge, 2471 18th Street, NW. Washington DC 20009
This month we're featuring: Mavi – DC's blue maven, Spoon- Smooth-tastic, Shadhavar-- Mischievous Maidens of the South, Guest DJ - DJ Mindcage
$10 (includes 1/2 price burgers & $2 off shiner bock drafts)

July 31 at 10:30pm
Sahara Lebanese Market and Cafe, 46950 Community Plaza, Sterling, VA
Sahara Cafe is starting regular Saturday night bellydance shows. Come for this special opening night with bellydancers, a singer, and live band! Nimeera will dance at 10:30pm and 11:30pm, and Shahrzad will perform after midnight. 25$ for buffet dinner. Call 703-421-8252 for more details. http://www.saharamarketcafe.com/

Sunday, August 1, 2010 4:00 PM
All Season's Hafla
Kitchen of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234, 410-663-6880

Saturday, August 7, 2010 9:00 PM
Charm City Tribal's Hip Hot Summer 2010
Joe Squared, 133 W North Ave, Baltimore MD 21201 410-545-0444
Charm City Tribal presents our second installment of *~HIP HOT SUMMER~*. The show will feature a special "DC Invasion!" with our headliner, Eugenia, as well as Tribal Remix, Mara Burke, and Anissa.
Eugenia is an innovative, respected tribal bellydancer from the DC area. Recently returned from grad school in Boston, MA, she is a frequent performer at many local venues for tribal bellydance, including Tribal Cafe at Asylum and Palace of Wonders, as well as bellydance festivals and events all over the country. She is co-director of the pure American Tribal Style troupe Sammati, co-director and founder of the Brain Dance collective, and also performs as a tribal fusion soloist. With a love of theatrics and “old school” hip hop, she constantly experiments with fusing both elements into her solo work, and attempts to create “dance that means something”.
There will be a drum circle and dancing for everyone! Bring your drum, zils, etc. Soundtrack for the evening provided by our DJs, The Denton Brothers. No cover charge!

Sunday, August 8, 2010 7:00 PM
MEDITERRANEAN/INTERNATIONAL EVENING
Seven West Bistro Grille, 7 West Chesapeake Ave., Towson, MD 21204, 410-337-9378
$10.00 per person

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 8:00 PM
Meli Patisserie & Bistro, 1636 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
410.534.6354; Meli Belly Dance Nights with Barakaat; Tuesdays at Meli are sweet as honey!
Every second Tuesday, Barakaat—Baltimore's newest professional belly dance troupe—shakes things up in the Minoan Room of Meli Patisserie and Bistro. Starting at 8pm, you'll be swept away by a unique belly dance show, different and dazzling every month! Bring friends and sweeten your work week with this great night out! Barakaat and Meli bring you top-notch entertainment featuring traditional and eclectic belly dance, along with $5 wines and drink specials all night long. With a different lineup every month, second Tuesdays at Meli couldn't be sweeter!

Friday, August 13 at 8:00-11:30pm
Egyptian Nights: Summer Gala featuring Mohamed El Hosseny & Mohamed Shahin
Arlington Spectrum Theatre

Sunday, August 15 at 4:00pm
Sestraluna's Tiki Hafla
USNA Bay Room Building

Saturday, August 21 at 7:30pm
Bellydance Magic : Gala Show
Shriver Auditorium

August 21st and 22nd, 2010
Belly Palooza: Daughters of Rhea Belly Dance Festival
http://www.pipermethod.com/bellypalooza.html
Seminars, Shopping, and Show
Rhea, Piper, Melina, Lisa Zahiya, Naimah, Artemis, & Lotus Niraja plus more fabulous teachers added soon

Saturday, August 28, 2010 2:00 PM
Leila from Cairo
(A location has not been chosen yet.)
SAVE THE WEEK-END! AUGUST 28-29 Leila will be back in town for a week-end of workshops and a show. Details have not been set for what she will be teaching yet, but will be by next month. Classes will be held in Bethesda MD and the show at Alf Leyla wa Leyla. Please contact me if you are interested to be put on the mailing list. Classes are kept to 25 people so they sell out quickly. Prices are $60.00 for each 3 hour workshop ($75.00 last minute) and a $20.00 cover charge for the Alf Leyla show. yasmin@serpentine.org

Saturday, August 28 at 9:00pm
Mosaic Cafe Bellydance Show
College Park, MD

Sunday Aug 29, 2010, 6pm-9pm
DCTribal Cafe
Asylum Bar & Lounge, 2471 18th St, NW, Washington, DC 20009
This month's show features the alluring Ariel, the dangerous beauty Belladonna, and the fierce Eugenia in her homecoming show!
$10

Saturday September 4th, 2010
Kallisti Tribal's 4th Annual Inappropriate Hafla, the time and place for Good Bellydancers to do Bad Things!
Baltimore, MD

September 8th, 2010 at 8pm
Extravaganza Extraordinaire
Joe’s Movement Emporium is a community arts center located at 3309 Bunker Hill Road in Mount Rainier, Maryland.
The Underscore Orkestra in “Extravaganza Extraordinaire” An international music and dance performance featuring the Portland-based group, The Underscore Orkestra, will light up the theatre Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, Maryland, on September 8, 2010, at 8:00 PM. Danielle Smith, a belly/contemporary dance will appear as well as the internationally acclaimed Silk Road Dance Company and DC-area bellydance artist, Asala.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://joesmovement.org/joesmove/ or by calling 301-699-1819.

Saturday, September 11, 2010 8:15pm
WAMEDA Hafla Workshop and Show
Hilton Garden Inn Greenbelt, 7810 Walker Dr., Greenbelt MD 20770, 301-474-7400
Join us for our annual gala performance featuring Helena! She has an amazing amount of knowledge of the music, history, and dance of the Middle East, and is truly an international star. Helena was recently featured on the "Legend" belly dance DVD. She is a master dancer and a master teacher. She has such command of body movement - no one does isolations better. Check out her quarter rolls!
You do not need to be a Wameda member to attend, but members do get a discount on their registration. For more information on joining Wameda, please visit www.Wameda.org.

Sunday, September 12, 2010 4:00 PM
All Seasons Hafla
Kitchen of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234, 410-663-6880, www.kitchenofindiaus.com!! Come and enjoy a delicious veg and non-veg buffet!!
Performances by: The One and Only...LATIFA!! Joining her.... Banat al Beled, Alizarin and Amy Fae, Desert Jewels, Safiyeh and, Dr. Piper Reid's Level 1 and 2 students!! :) The first Sunday of every month, there's a party for the bellydancers and friends in Parkville, MD, at the Kitchen Of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd. Parkville. If you would like to dance, shoot an email/call Tydirah at tydirah@comcast.net/410-302-6064. All skill levels and bellydance styles are welcome. SWAP MEET!! Bring your stuff! Lots of bargains. DOORS OPEN AT 4:00 sharp!! Tydirah & Jeanne hosts. Jonathan and Adel opens with drumming. Sometimes we have an entire band! You are invited to put on your zils and hip scarf to dance and play along. Please bring an instrument if you can. (Contact Tydirah, before the show, to see if she can fit you on the musician's discount list!) Everyone can join in Open Dancing at the end of show (if time permits)! Due to show being sold out, it's strongly suggested to purchase advanced tickets. Tickets on sale now at venue and Tydirah!! Pictures are allowed and please share!! Send them to tydirah@comcast.net or post them to the bellydance meetup!! Advanced tickets are $20 and guarantees front row tables first and must be purchased 1 week before show. Please contact Tydirah at 410-302-6064 for purchase, pick up at Kitchen of India, pay by phone (call Babu or Selma @ Kitchen of India), or mail payment to:
Tickets are $22 at the door...please bring cash to make sure check in goes smoothly!! This charge will be for all who do not purchase advance tickets. No exceptions. Children prices are: 4yrs and under are free; 5 to 9yrs- $8; 10 yrs and older full price.

Sunday, September 12, 2010 8:30 PM
BALKAN NIGHT
Seven West Bistro Grille, 7 West Chesapeake Ave., Towson, MD 21204, 410-337-9378
BALKAN NIGHT AT 7 WEST BISTRO IN TOWSON. 2 BELLY DANCERS AND LIVE MUSIC FROM THE BALKANS!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 7:30 PM!
Meli Belly Dance Nights with Barakaat
Meli Patisserie & Bistro, 1636 Thames Street, Baltimore MD 21231, 410.534.6354
Every second Tuesday of the month, Barakaat—Baltimore's newest professional belly dance troupe—shakes things up in the Minoan Room of Meli Patisserie and Bistro. Starting at 8pm, you'll be swept away by a unique belly dance show, different and dazzling every month! Bring friends and sweeten your work week with this great night out! Barakaat and Meli bring you top-notch entertainment featuring traditional and eclectic belly dance, along with $5 wines and drink specials all night long. With a different lineup every month, second Tuesdays at Meli couldn't be sweeter! www.kalismeli.com

Saturday, September 25, 2010 8:00 PM!
Arabian Dreams
Black Box Theater at Dance Unlimited Studio, 244 S Jefferson St, Frederick, MD
Come along and enjoy a spectacular dance show ever organized by Sitamun and Tears of Aset!!!!! Performances by some of the areas finest dancers plus Ranya Renee our show star from New York and Latifia, MD; Sharifa Asmar, NC; Miramar, Va; Zaira al; Zahara, MD; Lalita, MD; Jehna, VA; Bayhia, MD; Undie, MD; Lisa B., MD Debra, PA' Aaminah Gamal, MD; and of course Sitamun and Western Maryland's Tears of Aset; and more!!!
$20. Children are welcome to the show provided they attend with a responsible adult. Price of a child 6 and under is $7.00 All Ticket Sales are Final, No Refunds unless event is cancelled. If purchasing ticket by mail, make check or money order payable to: Barbara Burgos and mail to PO Box 556, New Market, MD

Sunday September 26, 2010, 6-9pm
DCTribal Café
Asylum Bar & Lounge, 2471 18th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009
This month we're featuring: Nala – Engaging and ever morphing dance pioneer! Naimah - The “long & lean shimmy machine”! Caleena– NJ’s favorite Cannibal Belly Dancer! Guest DJ – Mellie Mel back on the decks spinning your favorite 80’s and beyond. And your host for the evening: Manko! Belladonna and Mavi are gonna both be on the road for September – so we’re pulling out all the stops for September’s DCTribal Café to make sure you all have a great time! We’re featuring a special guest host Manko, a welcome back to Ms. Caleena Jay, and performances by Nala & Naimah! We asked ourselves, can we have too much beauty and talent at one Tribal Café? The answer is never! So make it a point to join us for DC’s most unique belly dance dinner show!
$10 (includes 1/2 price burgers & $2 off shiner bock drafts)

September 26th, 2010, 4:30pm
Alf Laylah Wa Laylah Hafla
Chantilly, VA
Lotus Niraja performs along with Shiraz, Ayaan, Kimberly, Nani, Thalia, Samira and MORE!
Buy Cheeky Girls Productions DVDs directly from Michelle Joyce, who will be vending! Doors open at 4pm. Show starts 4:30. More info at Samira Shuruk.com
$10 door fee, $10 minimum per person at the table.

Saturday, October 2, 2010 2:30 PM
Fells Point Fun Festival-MiaNaja, Naimah, MODE & Raks Diva's performing!
Stage of Nations, Broadway Pier, Baltimore, MD 21201
Come to the Broadway Pier and watch MiaNaja, Naimah, Tristan, the MiaNaja Oriental Danse Ensemble and the Raks Divas at our 8th performance at the Fells Point Fun Festival at 2:30 pm on Saturday, October 2, 2010. Free to the public! Bring family, friends, kids and anyone you wants to see a full range of dance from the Classic to modern fusion to Tribal!

Saturday, October 2, 2010 7:00 PM
MultiCultural Festival w/Belly Dance Delight!
http://stmatthewfestival.org/ Columbia, MD- FREE!
Entertainment Saturday: St. Nicholas Tamburitzans, The Annunciation Greek Cathedral - Evangelakia Dancers, Balti Mare - Eastern European Folk Music, featuring the music of Romania, Slovakia, Macedonia, Hungary, and Spain. The Annunciation Greek Cathedral - Diamantia, St. Mary’s Orthodox Church - Dabke Troupe, Meki Tamure Polynesian Dance Group, Krakowiaki Dancers - Authentic Polish Dancers, Arte Flamenco, Belly Dance Delight Our own Tony Z. teaches Greek dancing to everyone wishing to learn. Come join us and yell “Opa!”

Sunday October 3, 2010 3:20pm
Annual Turkish Festival
Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets, DC
Silk Road Dance Company will be performing at 3:20 PM, right after live music by TURKU. (Their set begins at about 2:50 PM.) Hang out, enjoy the bazaar and Turkish food, then catch some great Turkish folk dances around 5 pm. It may be cloudy but no rain is predicted.
Free

Sunday, October 3, 2010 4:00 PM
All Seasons Hafla
Kitchen of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234, 410-663-6880
Performances by: The Multi-talented and Beautiful....DORI!! Joining her.... Egyptian Sun, Kaoru, Basema and friends, Lorelei & Layla, Jackie, Kalila Al-Safir, Suzana Nour, & Amanda Nance!!
The first Sunday of every month, there's a party for the bellydancers and friends in Parkville, MD, at the Kitchen Of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd. Parkville. If you would like to dance, shoot an email/call Tydirah at tydirah@comcast.net/410-302-6064. All skill levels and bellydance styles are welcome. SWAP MEET!! Bring your stuff! Lots of bargains. DOORS OPEN AT 4:00 sharp!! Tydirah & Jeanne hosts. Jonathan and Adel opens with drumming. Sometimes we have an entire band! You are invited to put on your zils and hip scarf to dance and play along. Please bring an instrument if you can. (Contact Tydirah, before the show, to see if she can fit you on the musician's discount list!) Everyone can join in Open Dancing at the end of show (if time permits)! Due to show being sold out, it's strongly suggested to purchase advanced tickets. Tickets on sale now at venue and Tydirah!! Advanced tickets are $20 and guarantees front row tables first and must be purchased 1 week before show. Please contact Tydirah at 410-302-6064 for purchase, pick up at Kitchen of India, pay by phone (call Babu or Selma @ Kitchen of India), or mail payment to: Ms. T. Brown P.O. Box 1384 Owings Mills, Md. 21117 Please make check or money order payable to Kitchen of India.
Tickets are $22 at the door...please bring cash to make sure check in goes smoothly!! This charge will be for all who do not purchase advance tickets. No exceptions. Children prices are: 4yrs and under are free; 5 to 9yrs- $8; 10 yrs and older full price.

Sunday, October 3, 2010 1 pm - 5 pm
DCTribal Fall Hafla!
Calvert Park, 4811 Drexel Road, College Park 20740
Please help us spread the word! This is an OPEN drumming and dancing event designed to help build community and provide an opportunity for dancers to meet & connect! DCTribal invites dancers, drummers and musicians to our first outdoor Fall Hafla & Picnic! Bring your drum, instruments, food to share, blanket to sit on and come spend some time with the DCTribal family! DCTribal town hall meeting will be held at 12:30; open drumming, dancing and socializing all afternoon! "Formal" vending is prohibited, but bring stuff to swap!
Directions: Beltway I-95/495 Exit #25B (Route 1 toward College Park). Follow Route 1 and go past the University of Maryland (past Bentley's Restaurant), turn left at traffic light onto Guilford Road. Drive for several blocks and turn right onto Dartmouth Avenue. Make left into park at Drexel Road. (Limited Parking)
Free! (donations graciously accepted)

Friday, October 15 Š 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Shimmy Shakedown
The Soundry
The Soundry and Belldonna's Bohemian Belly dance present Shimmy Shakedown! A ruckus good time for all. A fusion belly dance fundraiser featuring the students of Belladonna, and the mistress of mayhem her self DC's own Belladonna. The evening begins with belly dance show, leads into a fusion combination demonstration and will round out with an open drumming and dancing jam. Grab your ankle bells, drum and a friend and join us for the shakedown of the century at the Soundry! tickets available at www.soundry.net/
$10 tickets

October 16th, 2010, 7:30pm
Bellydance Charity Benefit
McDaniel College's Theater On The Hill, Westminster, MD
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The show starts at 7:30pm, tickets cost $10 and all proceeds will go to The Susan G. Komen 'Passionately Pink For The Cure' fund.
$10

Saturday, October 16 at 5:00pm
Sestraluna's 2nd Annual Howl at the Hips Halloween Hafla & Costume Party.
Retelle Building, Annapolis, MD

Sunday, October 17 at 2:00pm
Location: Studio Nina Amaya, MD
Drums, Theater, Potluck, Music Jam, Fire!

Friday October 22nd, 2010
5th Annual Belly Horror Show
Birchmere music hall in Alexandria, VA
Ladies & gentleman, freaks & geeks, and fans of the unusual & macabre! The acclaimed Belly Horror Show returns to the legendary Birchmere music hall in Alexandria, VA Friday October 22nd, 2010 featuring sinisterly sensual belly dance and burlesque inspired macabre themed performances by nationally recognized artists. Featuring: Ariel with special guest Shakra (MD), Belladonna (DC), Bellatrix (VA), Dana Beaufait (VA), Eugenia (DC), Frank Farinaro (CO), Little Luna (MD), Mavi (DC), Naimah & Troupe Amandani (MD), Onca O’Leary (NC), Shadhavar (TN), SuperKate (KY), Troupe Hipnotic (MD) Presenting dance theatre inspired by Underworld, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, conjoined twins, the Kraken and many, many more.......The Belly Horror Show is part of a wild weekend festival celebrating things that go bump in the night including a spooky Thursday, October 21st dance party at Town Dance Hall Boutique with artists marketplace and show; a beguiling buffet of workshops on belly dance technique, choreography and showmanship from the stars of the show at the Sitar Arts Center on Saturday October 23rd and Sunday October 24th; and a vampy, vivacious closing party at the monthly "DCTribal Cafe" dinner show at Asylum in Adams Morgan!
Get your tickets and details at www.BellyHorror.com

Saturday, October 23, 2010 4:00 PM
HAFLAWEEN: Halloween Belly Dance Show for Charity
McGintys Public House, 911 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (301) 587-1270
This October Sahara's Treasure resurrects the legendary Haflaween, a Halloween-themed Belly Dance Show for Charity. Come out for a night of ghouls and glitz featuring the delightfully spooky performances of Nadirah Nasreen, Shadiyah, Lara Adrienne, Jawhara, Mia Naja's Oriental Dance Ensemble, and more! All money is donated to the Sister to Sister Foundation for Women's Heart Health, a registered non-profit. Dinner, drinks, and dancing from 4:00 to 6:00pm.
A minimum donation of just $5 gets you in the door! For more information and to purchase tickets: www.saharastreasure.com/haflaween.html

Sunday October 24, 2010. 4-7pm
Alf Laylah Wa Laylah hafla
This is the tenth month- and I'm thrilled with our response in 2010. Thank you Balt/DC/VA community!!!! Please come out - it's your last chance in 2010! Cheer on the excitement of first time performers and delight in the artistry of area and visiting professionals in this warm and welcoming community event. If you've never been to Alf Laylah Wa Laylah before, seeing the map on Samira's page will be helpful. www.samirashuruk.com. Doors open at 4pm. Show starts 4:30. A spectacular event! TWO fabulous troupes- Isis Rising and The NDC! One fantastic band! Tons of great dancers: Artemis Mourat, Yasmin, Miasia, Samira Shuruk,An'Nayir, Sharon, Lalita, Lorelei, Sitamun, Farah-Abi, Ghadir, Samira, and Surayyah. This is the last Alf Laylah Wa Laylah hafla of 2010- come get your groove on with us!
Cost per person: $10 at the door and $10 minimum at the table

October 27 and 28
Bellydance Superstars
Bombay Bollywood
Birchmere in DC http://bellydancesuperstars.com/bombaybellywood/
Tickets are $29.50

November 4,5,6 & 7, 2010
Jill Parker - Tribal & Tribal Fusion Belly Dance
East Coast Immersion

November 6, 2010 10am-3pm, 7:30pm
Silk Road Dance Company's 15th Anniversary Celebration
Joe's Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, MD.
It will include World Dance Workshops from 10 AM to 3 PM and a Gala Concert and Reception beginning at 7:30 PM. We will be presenting new works and beloved favorites from our repertoire in a variety of genres -- Arabic, Persian, Turkic, Central Asia, Bollywood, Fusion, and beyond. Maybe even Ancient Egyptian!

Sunday, November 7, 2010 4:00 PM
All Season's Hafla featuring Ariel
Kitchen of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234, 410-663-6880
Joining Ariel....River Raqs, Tribal Spirit, Rya, Grayzna, Cypress, & Electra Altair!!
The first Sunday of every month, there's a party for the bellydancers and friends in Parkville, MD, at the Kitchen Of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd. Parkville. If you would like to dance, shoot an email/call Tydirah at tydirah@comcast.net/410-302-6064. All skill levels and bellydance styles are welcome. SWAP MEET!! Bring your stuff! Lots of bargains.
DOORS OPEN AT 4:00 sharp!! Tydirah & Jeanne hosts. Jonathan and Adel opens with drumming. Sometimes we have an entire band! You are invited to put on your zils and hip scarf to dance and play along. Please bring an instrument if you can. (Contact Tydirah, before the show, to see if she can fit you on the musician's discount list!) Everyone can join in Open Dancing at the end of show (if time permits)!
Due to show being sold out, it's strongly suggested to purchase advanced tickets. Tickets on sale now at venue and Tydirah!! Advanced tickets are $20 and guarantees front row tables first and must be purchased 1 week before show. Please contact Tydirah at 410-302-6064 for purchase, pick up at Kitchen of India, pay by phone (call Babu or Selma @ Kitchen of India), or mail payment.
Tickets are $22 at the door...please bring cash to make sure check in goes smoothly!! This charge will be for all who do not purchase advance tickets. No exceptions. Children prices are: 4yrs and under are free; 5 to 9yrs- $8; 10 yrs and older full price.

Tuesday, November 9 Š 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Meli Belly Dance Nights with Barakaat
Meli in Historic Fells Point, 1636 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD
For this November performance, Ghadir, Mariza and Tydirah will be sharing the stage! Come out for a great show! Every second Tuesday, Barakaat shakes things up in the Minoan Room of Meli Patisserie and Bistro. Starting at 7:30pm, you'll be swept away by a unique belly dance show, different and dazzling every month! Bring friends and sweeten your work week with this great night out! Barakaat and Meli bring you top-notch entertainment featuring traditional and eclectic belly dance, along with $5 wines and drink specials all night long. With a different lineup every month, second Tuesdays at Meli couldn't be sweeter!

Friday, November 12, 2010 7:00 PM
Shems Presents "Ya Omri!" Belly Dance Performance & Live Arabic Music
BMA Auditorium, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218
Belly Dance Performance featuring both Student and Professional Performers and Live Arabic Music: Featured Student Performers-Amira, Suzana Nour, Maura, Ouranitsa & Tydirah, Ghadir & Samira, Pam & Grazyna, Jehna, Bashusha, Gilda, Nawal Qalbi, Group Nojoom Group Kawakib. Special Guest Dancers include-Ebony, Ariel, Lucy, Belladonna, Raqs Sahara Dance Company, Barakaat Dance Company, & Robin Miller - Aerialist. The Hijaz Arabic Music Ensemble (aka a Little Hijaz, a Little Nahawand)... And a performance from Shems - Baltimore Based Dance Instructor, Choreographer and Producer of "Ya Omri!"
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 for 6 or more

Saturday November 13th, 2010 Show starts at 8pm, doors open at 7;30pm.
Faten Salama's Al Massraweya Show
The Jack Guidone Theatre @ the Joy of Motion Dance Center in DC (Friendship Heights neighborhood) 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20015 (Metro accessible)
Come and enjoy the Folkloric dances of Egypt! Faten Salama's "Al Massraweya" Group will be showcasing brand new and classic Egyptian Folkloric choreographic visions by the world-renowned master dancer and instructer Faten Salama! Folkloric and Orientale group numbers and solo bellydance dance performances will be featured. Folkloric dances include: Saidi, Melaya, Awalem, Shamadan, Beladi, Ghawazee and Fellahi.
Purchase tickets online at through www.tix.com (Keyword: Faten). $20 online in advance/ $25 at door.

Saturday, November 13, 2010 2:00 PM!
Arabian Lights Dance Co's Wine & Roses Hafla
Bordeleau Vineyards, 3155 Noble Farm Road, Eden, Maryland
Arabian Lights Dance Company presents their annual hafla, "Wine and Roses," on Saturday November 13 at 2pm. at Bordeleau Vineyards in Eden, Maryland. Featuring ALDC, Amany, Argo Takeem, Ashira and Naadirah of Gemz of Arabia, Viviana, Lorelei, Nomadic Magic, Kahina, Zaynah Cantera and Dendarah Nar, this is a show not to miss! Wine tastings and refreshments will be available during intermission. Tours of the Winery will be available before and after the show. ALDC will be holding a 50/50 raffle and raffling off a bottle of Bordeleau's award winning wine.
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Seating is limited!!! Get your tickets online at www.arabianlightsdanceco.com

Saturday, November 13, 2010 8:00 PM!
Artemis & Zarifa with ISHTAR In the Moment Concert
New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt MD 20770, (301) 474-5642
Join us for a fabulous concert! Ishtar- Pittsburg BellyRock Band will be playing for Artemis & Zarifa. wwww.zarifadances.com www.ishtar-music.com www.serpentine.org
Price: $5.00 per person

Sunday, November 14 Š 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tobacco Center Cafe Hafla
1838 E. Joppa Rd., Carney, MD
More Info See 7 spectacular bellydancers in one night! Headliner Amartia-plus Isabel, Lorelei, Maya, Jakie Fortunato, Omoladun and Ghadir-bring you a diverse and beautiful show. Spend Sunday night reclining with a hookah and enjoying top-notch entertainment. See you there! www.tobaccocenters.com, www.isabelly.com, www.amartiabellydance.com
$15 ticket includes dinner buffet. Please call for reservations - 410-661-1399

Sunday, November 14, 2010 3:00 PM
In the Moment Concert
India Palace Bar & Tandoor, 19743 Frederick Rd, Germantown, MD 20876; 301 540 3000
Price: $5.00 per person

Saturday, November 20 Š 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Street, Baltimore, MD
Gala Event: The Baltimore Luxor Alexandria Sister City Committee and the Walters Art Museum will co-host a Gala event that will include Egyptian lite-fare reception, folklore music and dancing performed by the well-known group “Blue Nile Folkloric Troupe”, and a Bazaar. Nina Amaya with Troupe Aubergine will be dancing as part of the Blue Nile Folkloric troupe, under the direction of Atef Hassan. There will be an Egyptian violinist flown in for a performance, too! Award Winning Egyptian Composer and Violinist and Blue Nile Egyptian Folk Dance Troupe Saturday, November 20, 2010 6:00 - 7:45 pm 8pm Multi-Course Egyptian Dinner (please see link to flyer for details)
You can purchase tickets through: www.BaltimoreEgypt.org Ticket prices: Adult - $25.00, Couples - $40.00, (Reception and Performances Only) 5 to18 years old - $5.00, (Reception and Performances Only), Children under 5 - no charge. (Reception and Performances Only), Adult - $75.00, Couples - $125 (Reception, Performances, and Dinner)

Saturday, November 20, 2010, 1pm-4pm
Transitions Reunion Show
Casablanca Restaurant, VA
Wendy and her previously owned and directed Transitions Yoga and Dance Studio come together for the first time since June 2007 in a pre-holiday Reunion Show. An afternoon of dancing in celebration of our years together sharing laughter, tears, and friendships that have withstood the tests of "women sharing the same mirrors." Wendy Broadway, previously Wendy Youssef, was known as one of the first tribal instructors in the area, previously DCTribal's Vice President, Sister Facilitator to DC's P.U.R.E Chapter, and, and, and. Come and celebrate sisterhood with us...cabaret, folklore, tribal, does it matter?
$30 Includes show AND all you can eat buffet! 703.549.6464

November 19-21, 2010 2010 Belly Dance Nationals Competition
Hosted at the BWI Hilton
Featuring Michelle Joyce, Aradia, Zahra Zuhair, Ranya Renee and many more!
Building on the success of the 2009 Belly Dance Nationals Competition, Lotus Niraja and The NDC would like to invite you to join us again this year. Due to popular demand, the BDNC has been extended to an entire weekend and it is chock full of Shimmilicious decadence!
This year, the BDNC has secured a special discounted room rate for contestants and supporters. Please take advantage of our special rates and stay all weekend to enjoy our fabulous line-up of workshops, competition categories, special events, and our Gala Show, featuring our wonderful judges and workshop instructors. The Baltimore/Washington area also offers a host of tourist attractions, restaurants and shopping.
http://bellydancenationalscompetition.eventbrite.com
www.bellydancenationals.com

Sunday, November 21, 2010 4:30 PM!
MEDITERRANEAN GALAXY II
Seven West Bistro Grille, 7 West Chesapeake Ave., Towson MD 21204, 410-337-9378
$10 cover which includes: live music, 8 dancers! More details to follow. Mark the date!

Sunday, November 28, 2010, 6-9pm
DCTribal Café
Asylum Bar & Lounge 2471 18th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009
Thanksgiving weekend with your Tribal Cafe Family We've got something special planned! Mavi – DC's Blue Maven of Danger, Sammati - Authentic American Tribal Style Belly Dance, Belladonna -- Beguiling Beauty with special guest Nala! Join us at DCTribal Cafe and come hang out with you belly dance family thanksgiving weekend at DCTribal Cafe. Leave the leftovers for Monday and come enjoy Asylum's great food and drink specials. Guest DJ Mindcage will be spinning in between performances! Doors at 6pm, performances start at 7pm. Get there early for the best seats!
$10 (includes 1/2 price burgers & $2 off shiner bock drafts)

Friday, December 3, 2010 9:00 PM!
DARK MOON GALA by Charm City Tribal
Joe Squared, 133 W North Ave, Baltimore MD 21201 410-545-0444

Friday, December 3 Š 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Sahara Dance Salon: Egyptian Elegance! with Amar Gamal
Sahara Dance Central, 4433 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
We are rekindling the intimate performance experience of Sahara Dance Salons from the early days! Join us for a cozy, in-studio showcase, complete with Moroccan mint tea, cookies and candle-lit dancing. This December salon highlights Egyptian and Arab folkoric dances. Enjoy a full performance set by the elegant, world-touring Amar Gamal, along with new and favorite pieces by Sahara Dance faculty, Raqs Sahara and local guest artists! Featuring: Amar Gamal, Raqs Sahara, Solo performances by: Colleen, Jennifer, Julie, Leila, and special guests Lotus Niraja (MD), Nicole (NY), Shems (MD), and Sonziry (NY)!
Cost: $20; You can purchase tickets online here: http://saharadance.com/performances/#p1439

December 5 at 4:00pm
All Seasons Hafla featuring Aszmara and Nina Amaya!
Kitchen of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234, 410-663-6880
ASZMARA AND NINA AMAYA!!! Double Headliners.....Double WOW!!!!!!!!!! Joining her.... Aubergine, Typhrodisia, Sestraluna, Nikki Murphy, and Alhena Suhayla!!!!
The first Sunday of every month, there's a party for the bellydancers and friends in Parkville, MD, at the Kitchen Of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd. Parkville. If you would like to dance, shoot an email/call Tydirah at tydirah@comcast.net/410-302-6064. All skill levels and bellydance styles are welcome. SWAP MEET!! Bring your stuff! Lots of bargains. DOORS OPEN AT 4:00 sharp!! Tydirah & Jeanne hosts. Jonathan and Adel opens with drumming. Sometimes we have an entire band! You are invited to put on your zils and hip scarf to dance and play along. Please bring an instrument if you can. (Contact Tydirah, before the show, to see if she can fit you on the musician's discount list!) Everyone can join in Open Dancing at the end of show (if time permits)!
Due to show being sold out, it's strongly suggested to purchase advanced tickets. Tickets on sale now at venue and Tydirah!! Advanced tickets are $20 and guarantees front row tables first and must be purchased 1 week before show. Please contact Tydirah at 410-302-6064 for purchase, pick up at Kitchen of India, pay by phone (call Babu or Selma @ Kitchen of India). Tickets are $22 at the door...please bring cash to make sure check in goes smoothly!! This charge will be for all who do not purchase advance tickets. No exceptions. Children prices are: 4yrs and under are free; 5 to 9yrs- $8; 10 yrs and older full price.

Sunday December 5, 2010, 6-9pm
Holiday Hafla 2010 Mediterranian Breeze Restaurant, 20693 Ashburn Road # 100, Ashburn VA 20147-5632 Join us for the annual Tiraz Holiday Hafla! As always there will be much entertainment provided by Tiraz members. This year's feature dancer is Miramar!! For dinner there will be a delicious buffet featuring 3 entree choices, one of which is vegetarian. Dessert and soft drinks are also included. We will conclude the evening with the announcement of this year's Aliya Quinn MED scholarship winner! Membership to Tiraz is NOT required to attend - open to all who love dance! We always sell out so by your tickets today: http://tiraz.eventbrite.com
Adults are $28 and children are $12

Saturday Decemer 11th, 2010 7pm
Charity show at the Hippo
The Hippo, 1 W Eager St, Baltimore MD 21201, 410-547-0069
Nina Amaya and Aubergine are just part of this wild and wacky show. The funniest emcees, fabulous drag queens, leather community performers... a wild and very gay show! This year's theme- The Island of Misfit Toys...

Wednesday DECEMBER 15, 2010 6:30 PM
AN EVENING IN UZBEKISTAN
EMBASSY of the REPUBLIC of UZBEKISTAN, 1746 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036
"AN EVENING IN UZBEKISTAN" is a benefit for Silk Road Dance Company featuring dance, culture and cuisine! Guests will enjoy the embassy's collection of contemporary art, traditional crafts,and silk textiles as well as a buffet of delicious Uzbek cuisine. Cultural programming includes a presentation of traditional dances by the award-winning Silk Road Dance Company. http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=114343895300089
$50 per person; space limited. Advance Registration and Payment Required. reserve by phone: 301-585-1105. reserve by email: silkroaddance@aol.com

Sunday December 19th, 2010 Doors open 4:30, show starts 5:15
Holiday Hafla
Fez Bistro 7810 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA 22042
www.FezBistro.com Having a holiday party / hafla, just thought I would let everyone know, should be super fun! There is still time for one or two more dancers if anyone would like to perform. Also open to vendors. Celebrate the season with a day of dancing, food, and fun! Local belly dance students and professionals will be showcasing their talents in a fabulous show including a special full length performance by Shahrzad. Hicham el Anmari and his band will be performing Middle Eastern music all evening for open dancing and part of the show. The Hafla will be held at Fez Bistro in Falls Church, the exotic food and decor will transport you to a far away place as you enjoy the music and dance. Our own little bazaar will be set up with vendors offering various belly dance related wares including costumes, cds, jewelry, and makeup. Some of our special guest dancers include... Caleena Janay, Amustela, Zaira, Khalima of Richmond, Saffron Studio's Chiftatelli troupe, Faten Salama's Al Masraweya troupe, And many more!
Tickets are $15, children under 10 years are free

Saturday, January 8, 2011 6:00 PM
Live Music, Belly Dance
The Living Well 2443 N. Charles St, Baltimore , MD 21218
Come raq out with the unique middle-eastern folk rock band from Virginia, Maharal, featuring the Baltimore cast: Jonathan Fell (percussion), Simon Wojcik (bass), Ariel Wirsching (violin), Adel Ibrahim (Oud), Mosno (djembe), Kristen Jones (cello), and Ian Hesford (didjeridoo)... January 8th, 7-10pm at The Living Well! Original music by Maharal and plenty of your favorites like you've never heard them before, homegrown and local, $10 at the door, light food and beverages. Special guests opening the show include Insijam, Nina Amaya, Ghadir, Shiraz, Patrice Langdon and Joanna Abel of Sadiqa in Pittsburg!

Sunday, January 9, 2011 4:00 PM
All Seasons Hafla feat. JAHZAAL OMI
Kitchen of India 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234 410-663-6880
Joining her.... Antonia's student troupe, Spirit of Maat, Katrina & Hema of Saffron Dance, Jewels Bellydance of Delaware, and Rio Raqs!!!

January 23, 2011, 8pm doors
Turku in Concert
Iota Club & Cafe, Arlington, VA
This is a rare chance to see, feel and dance to the band at the intimate IOTA club. TURKU, Nomads of the Silk Road, featuring Mavi: Washington DC’s tattooed blue tribal goddess: a dark fusion belly dance artist known for her compelling presence, connectivity with her audience, sensual movements, her dark aesthetic, thematic interpretations, and mastery of balancing blades, plays "300 Year Old Rock & Roll From The Seat Of Civilization," high energy vintage village music from the western half of the Silk Road: Pe...rsia, Kurdistan, Caucasus, Anatolia, & the Balkans. TURKU's saz, bass and layered percussion is the raw energy in their music. Farzad Farhangi's soaring, yet contemplative violin is the burning nuance swirling above that sea of churning rhythm. TURKU has performed for audiences as large as 25,000 people and as far away as Samarkand, Uzbekistan. TURKU's music has received international radio play, and their performances have been televised around the world. TURKU is noted for their high energy concert performances, having crowds on their feet dancing from the first drumbeats. From Samarkand to New York to San Francisco to Arlington, VA. LIVE! http://www.reverbnation.com/turkunomadsofthesilkroad http://www.mavibellydance.com/ http://www.iotaclubandcafe.com/
$15

Sunday, January 30, 2011 6-9pm
DCTribal Café
2471 18th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009
We've got something special planned! Mavi – DC's Blue Maven of Danger, Ariel - Sassy Tribal Fusion, SHAKRA -- DC's powerhouse troupe in the Tribal Cafe Debut Join us for the first DCTribal Cafe of 2011! Help us welcome SHAKRA in their DCTribal Cafe debut - these ladies travel the world teaching and performing, come see them in a rare local performance! Enjoy Asylum's great food and drink specials. Guest DJ's Mindcage & MissGuided will be spinning in between performances! Doors at 6pm, performances start at 7pm. Get there early for the best seats! PICTURES and More info on our facebook fan page and myspace DCTribal Cafe sponsored by www.DCTribal.com Asylum's awesome menu can be found at www.asylumdc.com! Questions? Email dctribalcafe@gmail.com
$10 (includes 1/2 price burgers & $2 off shiner bock drafts)

Saturday February 5th, 2011 9pm
The Monty Python Variety Show
The Wind Up Space 12 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD, 21201
See Monty Python like you’ve never seen it before! Featuring burlesque, bellydance, and comedy theater from your favorite DC and Baltimore area performers, and special guests from around the globe. We’ll revisit your favorite sketches from the show, as well as scenes from The Holy Grail, The Meaning of Life, and more! Starring (in no particular order): Shems (http://www.shemsdance.com), D.P. Gumby, Eugenia (http://eugeniadance.com), Mr. Edwin Barrister of 29 Fordham Road, Ariel (http://www.arielbellydance.com), the Mona Lisa, Clovis (http://www.myspace.com/danceafire) Cardinal Fang, Swami Yomahmi (http://www.swamiyo.com), Not-Sir Taog, Sir Launcelot Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Show, Missy Aggravation (http://missyaggravation.com), Che Guevara, Che Guevara, Mrs., a Hungarian, a Dingo, Hells Grannies, A Horde of Vikings, a Newt, and many, many more…
$10 admission (410) 244-8855

Saturday February 12th, from noon to 4 PM
Central Asian Festival at the Textile Museum, 2320 S Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Enjoy a fun exploration of Central Asian dance led by members of the Silk Road Dance Company. Take part in an energetic dance circle or test your ability to work with others by animating a huge dancing dragon inspired by Uzbek legends.
Free; no reservations required.

February 13th, 2011 4pm
All Seasons Hafla featuring MAKEDA MAYSA!!!
Kitchen of India 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234 410-663-6880
Performances by: The INCREDIBLY TALENTED...MAKEDA MAYSA!!! Joining her.... Rotrica, Naadirah, Eye of Isis, Robin, Fatiema, and Zafira Luna (w/ a special surprise)!!! The first Sunday of every month, there's a party for the bellydancers and friends.

Sunday February 13, 2011 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM.
Save a Child's Heart Fundraiser
Tabaq Lounge on 1336 U St NW Washington, DC 20009
Save a Child's Heart: http://www.saveachildsheart.org/ Event: http://www.saveachildsheart.org/newsletter/weheartyourhearts/index.html Performances by Mavi and Asala

February 19 at 8:00pm
Charm City Tribal presents ... Baltimore Bellydance Extravaganza
Creative at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224
We are so excited to announce that tickets are now available for purchase online for Charm City Tribal's Baltimore Bellydance Extravaganza! Buy 'em here: http://www.facebook.com/l/9657cuf9kIKeoe2jhAhdynYkakw;creativealliance.org/events/eventItem2445.html This is the first time CCT has sold tickets for an event. Usually, there is no cover at Joe Squared. But this is a special show, with a fantastic lineup and YOU'RE GONNA LOVE IT! Help us support and promote innovative tribal bellydance in the Baltimore area and see a great show while you do.

Sunday February 27th 7pm
DC Tribal Cafe
Asylum 2471 18th Street, Washington, DC
Rhythm and Cues with Whirling Skirts. Belladonna, Bagoas, and DC Mindcage
$10

Friday, March 4, 5-9pm
Shems at Baltimore National Aquarium Cultural Series, 501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Women’s History Celebration. Celebrate notable women from Maryland’s history in a special exhibit, enjoy music and dance performances, and more! Performances by Shems, Rayn Fall Dance, Natya Kala Mandir, Delores Bernice Dyson Owens and an Exhibit by the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center. From October through March, come to the Aquarium on the first Friday evening of the month for a series of events dedicated to exploring, experiencing, and enjoying cultures from around the globe. Each event is celebrated with music, dance, food, arts and crafts, community resource tables, and educational exhibits. Activities are from 5–9 p.m.
Free with general Aquarium admission, which is just $8 after 5 p.m. on Fridays through March.

March 6th, 2011 2:00 to 4:00pm
Shiver Me Shimmies!
The Elwood Smith Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville MD
Fourth annual Bellydance performance by local dancers of a student to professional level of experience. Each year our guests demonstrate the diversity of the art in cabaret, Egyptian, tribal, Turkish, and Greek styles.
tickets online at http://www.saharastreasure.com/shivermeshimmies.html

Sunday, March 6th – 6-8:30pm
Students for Haiti and Zahra present Belly Dancing for Haiti 2011
The Rodney room in Perkins Student Center, 325 Academy Street, Newark, DE 19717
Students for Haiti and Zahra present Belly Dancing for Haiti 2011. Enjoy beautiful belly dance performances by Zahra, Fatima, Shems, Khuzama, Shiraz, Nefertiti, Maya & Illiana, Jackie Fortunato, Bonnie & Alexis, Lorelei, Tarif, Deebah & Blue Lapis, Samantha, Layla, Barajagala Tribal Bellydance and Spirit of Ma’at. Also, MC by Khalid Bilal!
Tickets are only $5 for students and $10 for non students. All proceeds go towards Haiti relief!

Sunday, March 13 Š 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Alf Laylah Wa Laylah Hafla! Featuring Shems, Samira, Lucy (and Grabbels), Karen Graff, Nazirah, Ashley (fresh from California) and more! and more
Alf Laylah, Vienna, VA, 8605 Westwood Center Drive #100, Vienna, VA
Join us monthly at this fun, fabulous and friendly Alf Laylah Hafla in Vienna VA, right near Tysons Corner. Cheer on the excitement of first time performers and delight in the artistry of area and visiting professionals as they grace the dance floor with all manner of belly dance, folklore and fusion styles. For our first in 2011 we are delighted to present: Shems, Samira, Lucy, some of Faten Salama's Masriya Troupe and more! Time: Doors open at 4. Show starts 4:30 Call to reserve a spot: 703-388-1001 More info: www.samirashuruk.com
Cost per person: $10 door fee plus minimum of $10 at the table

March 16th 2011, 7-9pm
Ratatouille: An Aubergine Belly Dance Show!
New Deal Cafe, Roosevelt Center 113 Centerway, Greenbelt MD
A full restaurant menu and bar is available while you enjoy the amazing talent of the following performers. Dancers: Troupe Aubergine, Nina Amaya, Amyfae, Alizarin, Baba Ghanoush, Cypress, Scarlett, Spiral. Live Music:, Ken Wright, Cumbus, Jim Garret, Violin, Jonathan Fell, Drum, Sidqi, Riqq
FREE

Friday, March 18, 2011 at 9:30am
"ART OF THE BELLY" Belly Dance Festival
The CAROUSEL Hotel, 11700 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, Maryland
Mark your calendars for the 1st Annual “ART OF THE BELLY” celebration of diversity in belly dance being held March 18-20, 2011. This 3-day event will be full of innovative workshops, dazzling performances, captivating music, and intriguing commodities. Let's not forget outstanding shopping!Embrace a new and exciting event in Maryland’s hottest resort town, Ocean City. All workshops and performances will take place at Ocean City’s exquisite hotel: www.carouselhotel.com
Friday, March 18, 2011 – 7pm-10pm - $12 Saturday, March 19, 2011 – 12pm-10pm - $15 Sunday, March 20, 2011 – 12pm-7pm - $15

Saturday March 26th
Egyptian Sun March Hafla
TBA Place

Sunday, March 27, 2011 5:30 PM
Persian New Year Dinner Show & Dance Party! (Falls Church, VA)
Bamian Afghan Restaurant, 5634 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Mosaēque presents NoRooz Dinner Show & Dance Party! Join us for a celebration of the Persian New Year and the arrival of spring! Featuring contemporary and classical Persian dance, along with theatrical Middle Eastern folklore dances performed by Katayoun with Troupe Eshveh and Mosaique students. ~An elegant evening of fine dining, exciting performances, and fun with friends.
$40.00 per person

Sunday, March 27 Š 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Peace in the Middle East
George Mason University Fairfax Campus, 4400 University Drive, Student Union II Building, Fairfax, VA
The 'Peace in the Middle East' concert series aims to promote peace and tolerance between Arabs and Israelis. Musicians and Dancers of Middle Eastern heritage are taking part in this solidarity movement as a show of strength of the peaceful movement growing amongst youth today. Musicians can promote peace through cultural interaction on the ground creating a social solution. Music is the perfect medium to... heal and unite. Communication is a key part of any successful relationship, and we are aiming to strengthen that communication. Peace in the Middle East Concert Series hosted at George Mason University. Sponsored by The United Turkish Student's Association. Proceeds donated to 'Children of Peace'... Music featuring Khaled, Sahffi, Mosno, Hannah Spiro, Insijam, and Maharal. Turkish Dance by Kardelen. Belly Dancing by Amira, Baba Ganoush, Caleena Janay, Ishta, Katrina, Nina Amaya, Rio, Samira, Shaell, Shiraz.
$10/ Public, $5/ GMU: Students / Faculty / Employees, Children 4 years old and under, Free

Sunday, April 3, 2011 4:00 PM
All Seasons Hafla featuring MIANAJA DANSE ENSEMBLE
Kitchen of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234

Sunday, April 10 4pm
Alf Laylah Wa Laylah
Featuring Jaka, Mavi, Samira and more!

Saturday, April 16 at 6:30pm
metamorphosis student showcase
Sitar Arts Center, 1700 Kalorama Rd NW Ste 101, Washington, DC, 20009
This year Belladonna's annual student showcase goes beyond the boundaries of traditional belly dance and explores the worlds of transformation, empowerment and change. From vampires to super heroes, you are never sure what kind of transformation performance will be next. Join us for a night of enticing and mind expanding performances by the students of Belladonna, special guests: Paco Fish, Misha Moore, Zak Las Vegas, and Belladonna herself.

Saturday, April 16 Š 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Arabian Nights at the Moose
college park moose lodge #453, 3700 Metzerott road, College Park, MD
sponsored by the women of the Moose #1262. Featuring bellydancers Zareen, Typhrodisia and Sestraluna & ballroom dancers Joyce Bova and Mark Kameo!!! A BENEFIT FOR HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH. Dinner:6-7:30pm Show begins at 8. **BEAUTIFUL PROFESSIONAL DANCERS** * GLAMOROUS COSTUMES-EXCITING MUSIC* Dinner includes chicken shish-kabob, orzo pasta, salad, pita bread with hummus and dessert. website: www.moosepages.lodge453.org Pat Crouse, chairperson 301-441-2725. EAT RIGHT , STAY FIT, HAVE FUN & DANCE
TICKET PRICE ONLY $ 12.00 PER PERSON, *CASH BAR* buy your tickets early for best seating! stick around after the show for dance music! *open to the public *** silent auction too!*

Tuesday, April 19, 7pm
Mix It Up Tuesday: Egyptian Sun Promo Hafla!
Minoan Room of Meli Patisserie and Bistro in historic Fells Point
Mix it up for a change on a bland old Tuesday night! Egyptian Sun is having a promotional hafla to rev everyone up for their 10th anniversary show on May 7. This special Tuesday night performance in the is a showcase of student performances with some professional performers thrown in. Get some shimmy into your random Tuesday night. Come for the excellent food and drink, and stay for the mini belly dance show starting at 7:30pm. Admission to the show is free (just ask to be seated downstairs for the belly dance show), but space is limited. We ask that you arrive early and support our generous venue---with Meli's huge portions and delicious cuisine, you won't be disappointed! Check out the event on Facebook or Meetup!
Dinner

Thursday April 21, 7-9pm
The Friends School Middle Eastern Dance Club Performance
Friends School of Baltimore
The Friends School Middle Eastern Dance Club, Nani, Diva Diamonds, Alice, Leyla Fahada, Calliope, Nina Amaya, Amy and Talis, Bealela, Aubergine
$5 donation

Sunday, April 24, 2011, 6pm – 9pm
DCTribal Café
Asylum, 2471 18th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009
Featuring: Belladonna - - DC's Bohemian Beauty, Eugenia - Grace in Motion, Mortiferia - Dark Art Dance. Enjoy Asylum's great food and drink specials and enjoy the dinner show! Guest DJ Missguided will be spinning in between performances! Doors at 6pm, performances start at 7pm. Get there early for the best seats! PICTURES and More info on our facebook fan page. DCTribal Cafe sponsored by www.DCTribal.com Asylum's awesome menu can be found at www.asylumdc.com! Questions? Email dctribalcafe@gmail.com
$10 (includes 1/2 price burgers & $2 off shiner bock drafts)
Friday, April 29 Š 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Fire in the Belly V
The Soundry, 316 Dominion Rd NE, Vienna, VA
The Soundry, in conjunction with Belladonna is pleased to announce Fire in the Belly V! This event started in 2008 as a benefit to raise money to help a wonderful performer and friend. It will continue to be an annual show, as a torch to her memory and her spirit to encourage people to grow and have the opportunity to perform their art. Held in honor of Kaihea's birthday the event will feature performance by many talented community members, with a focus on several styles of belly dance, fire performance and more! All proceeds generated by this event will be donated in part to the fiercegrrl fund, to benefit Nicole Puzan, who is currently battling ovarian cancer and also to the annual Holiday hafla sponsored by Belladonna & DCTribal. Featuring Fire performance, Belly Dance and Musical stylings by: Clovis, Annie & Stephanie of Whirling Skirts, Fallyn Cahira, Manko Eponymous,Kestrel of BellaTrix, Allison, Hrivnak, Belladonna, and More!
$10

Sunday, May 1, 2011 4:00 PM
All Seasons Hafla featuring ANTONIA
Kitchen of India. 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234, 410-663-6880
Joining her.... Phoenix, Zahra, Jewels Bellydance, Dream Dancer, Alhena Suhayla, Nina Amaya's Student Troupe, and Naadirah!!!

Sunday May 1, 2011 3pm
Latifa's Annual Student Recital
1358 MIllersville Road, Millersville MD at Baldwin Hall . For reference, Baldwin Hall is midway between Baltimore and Annapolis.
Benefit the Humane Society of the United States! Come see an afternoon of group and solo performances by Latifa's students, capped off by Latifa herself. Go to http://www.bintbeled.com/shows.htm for ticket information.
Tickets are $10.00

Saturday, May 7, 2011 6:30pm
Egyptian Sun's 10th Anniversary Shriver Show: Egyptian Sun Raqs Through Time!
Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, Baltimore, MD
5:30pm: lobby is open for shopping! 6:00pm: auditorium doors open, 6:30pm: showtime! After the show, join us for a reception upstairs to celebrate a decade of dancing and mingle with Egyptian Sun dancers. For directions, ad space, and more information: http://www.egyptiansun.org/
Tickets: Buy from a troupe member: Students/children 12 and under -$5 General -$10. Online @ http://www.egyptiansun.org/ -$10 At the door: student/children under 12 -$6 general -$12

May 14th & 15th, 2011, 11am and 3pm
2011 Maryland Faerie Festival
18405 Queen Anne Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Aubergine will be dancing at 11:30 on the Honeysuckle Stage the performance has a grand finale featuring mermaids, a sea serpent, at least one boat of sailors & a cast of thousands! Aubergine Mermaids' Belly Dance Class is at 3:00 on Sunday in the Elderberry Pavilion. Using all the undulating power of the sea, come learn to enchant with your dance. All ages welcome, and Mermen, too!
$3 for ages 3 - 12, $10 for 12 - 99, free for under 3 or over 100. We have a $3 fee per car for parking. We offer a $1 discount for coming in costume.

Friday, May 20 at 9:00pm
Super Star - Ragheb Alama in Washington DC area - Tysons corner
Sheraton Premiere - Tysons Corner
Come Join us Friday May 20th Super star Ragheb Alama, Malek el Dabki and amazing singer Bassam Saleh in addition to Belly Dancer Samira Shuruk. Parking is free for everybody. Tickets from $95.00 and UP. Buy soon to reserve a nice table before they sell out. info@mazzikaamerica.com www.mazzikaamerica.com 571 287 1355.

Saturday May 21, 2011
Amaya of New Mexico Gala Performance
Slayton House Theatre, Columbia, MD
The Gala Show will have a Spanish/Latin theme, with dancers presenting the dances of various countries and islands from Spain to Puerto Rico, to Brazil! Preference for performance slots will be given to workshop registrants. As a performer, Amaya's dance is filled with passion and fire, tempered with elegance and flashes of fun. Her dance is an unusual showcase of Spanish/Arabic styling with soul-stirring taksims. This fusion expresses the heart of Andalucia with the spirit of Arabia. She has chosen La Mora Gitana to describe her unique interpretation to this dance. Touching soul and spirit, her dance transcends time and place. Amaya is coming to sha...re her knowledge of Zambra Mora and Spanish Gypsy dance in addition to her other workshops. The workshops include Amaya Technique!, Gypsy Fire!, Hip Drills & Thrills, and a Master Class with includes business discussions. Amaya will be teaching four workshops over the weekend, and will be the featured performer in MiaNaja's Hafla. The show and all workshops will be at Slayton House in Columbia.
Show ticket: $20

Sunday May 22, 6pm
Egyptian Sun
Asian Festival, Washington, DC

Sunday, June 5, 2011 4:00 PM
All Seasons Hafla
Kitchen of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234, 410-663-6880
Featuring MURJANAH. Murjanah has a very eclectic dance background. She has eight years of ballet, tap, jazz, and hungarian experience, two years of experience in swing dance, and also loves to Flamenco, Salsa, and Irish dance. Over the last five years, Murjanah has studied belly dance with Godze Hilal of North Carolina, Deirdre of North Carolina, Aziza of Montreal, Antonia of Baltimore, Piper of Baltimore, and Shems of Baltimore. Murjanah is Royal Academy of Dance certified to Level 4 and AFAA Group Fitness certified. Joining her.... Masani, Baba Ghanoush, Samira, Naaja & Mira Naif, Aiwa Tribal, Amanda, and Mooshkila & students!!!
Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. Children 12 and under have discounted price.

Saturday June 12, 2011
This weekend, fusion extraordinaire Anasma from NYC/Paris will be in DC teaching 3 workshops and performing in a gala show! She will be teaching a Theatrical master class tailored specifically to the workshop registrants on Saturday the 11th, and her signature Liquid Hip Hop Fusion workshop followed by a hip hop "tutting" inspired choreography workshop on Sunday the 12th. The gala show is on the 11th and includes many of DC's favorite fusion dancers performing both ambitious theatrical works and fun and funky pieces! The show features: Ariel (www.arielbellydance.com), Samantha Hegre (www.bellydancesamantha.com), Eugenia Hu (www.eugeniadance.com), Gwoping Yang, Hilary from Shakra (www.shakradance.com), Na'la from Shakra (www.shakradance.com), Troupe Hip'notic (www.troupehipnotic.com/), Naimah (www.naimahdances.com), Ebony (saharadance.com/about/faculty/ebony/), Sammati Dance Company (facebook.com/pages/Sammati-Dance-Company) and more!
Tickets and info available at www.braindanceproductions.net

Saturday, June 18 Š 11:00am - 6:00pm
Chesterwood Park, 2200 Chesterwood Road, MD
Sestraluna will be performing and vending at this Summer Solstice event!! To celebrate the longest day of the year Baltimore Art and Music Project will be hosting its first ever " Summer Solstice Festival!!!" Come out and enjoy music all day, artists and vendors, as well as food and drink. As always, we plan on having some fun stuff for the kiddies so please be sure to stop by.
$5 admission , children 12 and under FREE

Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:30 PM
Live Music and Hafla
Cazbar 316 n charles Baltimore, MD 21201
PERFECT FATHER'S DAY DINNER OUT! ;) Live Music with: Carmine T. Guida - Oud, Willa Roberts - Violin & Vocals, Daveed Korup - Doumbek, Denis Gagnon - Riq/Bass Doumbek, And lots of special guests! Belly Dance By: Samira Shuruk, Ariel, Nina, Shiraz, Nazirah, Rhiannon. This is going to be an awesomely fun event with a great band, great dancers a great show and lots of open floor dance time too! All with yummy turkish food! $5 Cover $10 minimum at the tables. Make a reservation today!! You know you want to! (410) 528-1222

Sunday, June 26, 2011, 6pm – 9pm
DCTribal Café
Asylum , 2471 18th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009
Featuring: Belladonna- Bohemian Beauty, Transcendence Tribal Collective- Joyful collaborative American Tribal Style, Ever After- LIVE SITAR & Dance! Help us celebrate the end of an era with our last DCTribal Cafe at Asylum! In July they will be renovating with some big changes. We’re still looking for a new home...but in the meantime we have a STELLAR show lined up for you! We welcome all our fans, friends and family to help us celebrate! Don’t miss your last chance for burgers, fish tacos and those incredible fries on Asylum's great food and drink specials and enjoy the dinner show! Guest DJ Missguided will be spinning in between performances! Doors at 6pm, performances start at 7pm. Get there early for the best seats!
$10 (includes 1/2 price burgers & $2 off shiner bock drafts)

Sunday, July 10, 2011 4:00 PM
All Seasons Hafla
Kitchen of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234, 410-663-6880
Featuring Samira Shuruk: Samira combines her love of dance with her talent in costuming and intense interest in historical research to create authentic performances. This early education lay the foundation of her belly dance career. She has danced for crowned princes, ambassadors, diplomats, and is recommended by the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C. She is a sought after performer throughout the region of D.C. and invited regular performer at top NYC venues. Joining her.... Samira's kittens, Rhiannon, Pamela, Ghadir, Rya Amal, Ouranitsa, Zahra, and Spiral!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011 7:00 PM
Tribal Synergy A-Z 2011
24/7 Dance Studio 482-A Prospect Boulevard Frederick, MD 21701
This year we are delighted to have Ali of n.o.madic tribal, Ariellah and Zafira Dance Company as our Saturday evening hafla performers. For more information on hafla, workshop discounts and class descriptions please visit - http://tribalsynergy.eventbrite.com/

Friday, July 22, 2011 6:00 PM
Java Hafla
Birdie's Cafe 233 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157

Sunday, July 24, 2011 6:00 PM
Live Music and Dance Hafla 2
Cazbar, 316 n charles, Baltimore, MD 21201
We're Back! Live Music with: Carmine T. Guida - Oud, Daveed Korup - Doumbek, Denis Gagnon - Bass Doumbek, Sidqi Sidwell - Riq, Annie Hammel - Recorder, Jawhara Edwards - Flute. Belly Dance By: Samira Shuruk, Shems, Nazirah, Tydirah, (and others TBA) This is going to be an awesomely fun event with a great band, great dancers a great show and lots of open floor dance time too! All with yummy Turkish food!
$5 Cover, $10 minimum at the tables. Make a reservation today!! You know you want to! (410) 528-1222

Sunday July 24, 2011 5pm
BELLYDANCE JEWELS
Vespucci Fine Dining, 10579 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax VA 22030
Fabulous Show & Sumptuous Mediterranean Buffet all for $18 Buffet begins at 5 p.m. – show at 6 p.m. Come see Gerson Kuhr (the Fitness Pharoah) portray the role of the “Jeweler”, there to present his treasures of bellydance to the world, each dancer representing a precious jewel. Fun, surprises and great dance performances are guaranteed! Sponsored by Amustela and Vespucci Restaurant www.vespuccirestaurant.com (703) 272-8113

Saturday, July 30, 2011 2:00 PM
MAC Hafla with Shems
MAC Wellness, Harbor East, 655 President St Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21202, 410.625.5000
hems's student hafla at the MAC, harbor east in Baltimore. Performances by Shems's students, troupe Barakaat, Shems and one or two special guests.

Sunday, August 14, 2011 4:00 PM
Alf Laylah Wa Laylah
Alf Laylah Wa Laylah (Tysons) 8605 Westwood Center Drive #100 Vienna, VA 22182 703-388-1001

Saturday, August 20th; Party starts at 2PM, Show at 3PM, Stay until we kick you out.
5th Annual Kallisti Tribal Inappropriate Hafla!
5005 Arabia Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21214
Celebrating five years of silly, cheeky, and all-wrong bellydance. Join us for a day of bellydance oddity, undulationious debauchery and just plain bad taste. Come prepared with delicious foods, drinks, a blanket. Leave your common decency at home. There will also be a free/swap dance stuff box if you have any items you want to unload. This is an outdoor event , so plan accordingly. Come a bit early to snag a space with some shade. You are welcome to bring your own chairs/blankets/whatever you need to sit and be comfy as it can get pretty packed (we hope). Parasols, sun block, and bug spray recommended. NO KIDS ALLOWED!!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011 8:00 PM
Muppets and Monsters
The Overlea Event Center, 6809 Belair Road Universal Catering & Events, Baltimore, MD 21206
410-668-6062 ARE YOU IN? A MUPPET OR A MONSTER? Contact Nina! Why: Aubergine Belly Dance presents a benefit dance concert for the victims of the earthquake in Japan. Applications to dance and more information coming soon.

Thursday, September 1, Doors open at 8 and the show starts at 9
Oh La La Belly Dance Revue
Red Palace, Washington, DC
Bagoas

September 4th
DC Tribal Cafe

Saturday, September 10, 2011 1pm
Troupe Performance for the Maryland Legal Aid Community Birthday Party
War Memorial Plaza, Corner of Lexington and Gay Street, Baltimore, Maryland

Saturday, September 10, 2011, 1pm
Aubergine at Arts in the Park!
Cromwell Valley Park, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road, Baltimore, MD 21234
Come see Baltimore's colorful belly dance troupe, Aubergine! We will be reprising some of our numbers from the recent Muppet Show, as well as performing some of our bellydance standards. It's a great family event! Baltimore County Arts Fest

Sunday, September 11, 2011 4-7pm
All Seasons Hafla featuring Julia
Kitchen of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD

Friday, September 16, 2011, 9:30pm
DCVariety Social Aide Society Benefit & Mab's Birthday!
Red Palace, Washington, DC
The night will be filled with a wide array of variety artists to give the audience a great sampler of the amazing talent that's right here in DC including: Tristan (Bagoas) bellydance, Shakra Transfusion Dance bellydance
ADDED BONUS! since it went so well last time, we will be bringing back the auction! This is your chance to get artwork, hand crafted items, and more all while supporting a good cause!

Saturday September 17, 2011, 7pm
WAMEDA HAFLA
Hilton Garden Inn Greenbelt, 7810 Walker Dr., Greenbelt, MD 20770 301-474-7400

Sunday, September 18, 2011 5-7pm
Darbuka Dawg Hafla, the new all live music halfa,
New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Our headliner, Lara Adrienne, is taking time out of her performance schedule in Turkey to grace us with her presence. Joining her are other fabulous dancers: Amira, Anisa, Ashley and DeShantee. Please come out to see a great show with wonderful music. There will be songs available for open dance so feel free to bring your hip scarf and get your shimmy on. The New Deal Cafe has wonderful Lebanese food available.
Cover charge is $10.

Sunday, September 25, 2011, 3:00 PM
Hagerstown Raks
Wacohu Grange Hall, 16412 National Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740
$8.00 per person

Friday, September 30, 2011 6pm
Java Hafla
Birdie's Cafe, 233 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157

Sunday, October 2, 2011 4:00 PM
All Seasons Hafla featuring The Exquisite and Extraordinary Talented...TYPHRODISIA!!! Joining her.... Sacred Jewels, Ana, Janice, Sestraluna, Athanasia, Alhena Suhayla, Antonia, Lorelei, and Spiral!! ***There will be a special tribute to THE LEGEND OF AMERICAN BELLYDANCE, ADRIANA!! Come and experience vintage performances and take a journey through history with her. A very special and personal "answer and question" of what you would like to know about the 50's, 60's, 70's , and 80's!!!***
Kitchen of India, 1842 E. Joppa Rd, Parkville, MD 21234
Call restaurant, 410-663-6880 or Tydirah, 410-302-6064 for tickets!!
Friday October 7th, 9pm
Bagoas' Birthday Hafla
Studio Thirty4 on the third floor of The Castle (corner of 34th and Keswick) in Hampden: 3355 Keswick Rd. Suite 300, Baltimore, MD
The night will feature performances from Bagoas, his friends, inspirations and fellow hooligans including Shaell and Nikki of Amandari Nocturna, the Pancake Queen Liz Slaterbeck, the tantalizing Tydirah, the lovable Leyla Fahada, the Cannibal Belly Dancer Caleena Janay, and the Spectacuwonderful Spiral! Bonus extra: the Fuzzy Man Peach Jonathan Fell will be there for some open drumming! Bring a drum/zills/pots and pans! Stay tuned...more performers are on the way! The venue is the beautiful Light refreshments will be provided. =) Doors @ 8:30pm, show @ 9pm
10$ at the door

Sunday October 9, 4pm
Alf Laylah Wa Laylah Hafla
NEW location! Alf Laylah Wa Laylah, 8605 Westwood Center Drive #100, Vienna VA 22182
Join us for a special sharing of cultures at the Alf Laylah Wa Laylah Hafla in Vienna, VA (right near Tysons Corner). Cheer on the excitement of first time performers and delight in the artistry of area and visiting professionals in this warm and welcoming community event. Doors open at 4pm. Show starts 4:30. This month,Naimah, Samira, Amartia, Ayperi, Naadirah (DE), Eyes of Isis, Fatiema and MORE!
Cost: $10 door fee plus $10 minimum per personcall 703-388-1001 for reservations

Sunday October 16, 2011 5pm
New Deal Cafe Live Music and Bellydance Showcase
New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Named after our mascot, the "Darbuka Dawg Hafla" features a live band, great dancers, wonderful Lebanese food and open dancing for all. This is a monthly event held at the New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt MD every 3rd Sunday of the month.
$10 cover\

Friday, October 21, 2011; doors at 6pm, show at 7pm
The Belly Horror Show
Birchmere, Alexandria VA
www.BellyHorror.com Featuring: Asharah (CA), Shakra(DC), Belladonna (DC), Mavi (DC), Darkstar (UK), Asala & Shanaz (MD), Di'Ahna Restry (MA), & Maria Bella (MD)

Friday October 21, 7pm – 9pm
Java Hafla October
Birdie's Cafe, 233 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157

Saturday October 22, 2011 11am-3pm
Yasaman Vrd'dhi Performs - for Barons Halloween Party
BaronsK9 Country Store, 525 Pritt Lane, Baltimore, MD 21014
This is a awsome Halloween party for the whole family Yasaman with be performing at this years Halloween party by BaronsK9 country store from 11am-3pm, so come on by and bring your bestfriend, there will be all kinds of fun things

Sat Nov 5 9pm – 11pm
Bellydance Show at Mosaic Cafe featuring Asala
Mosaic Cafe, 8145 Baltimore Avenue #N, College Park, MD 20740
Delicious Lebanese cuisine, the BEST HOUKA, 40 + kinds of tea, guest dancers, no cover, $10 minimum, BYOB/W, free parking, free wifi, 10% discount for UMD students. 9 - 11pm Live oud music at intermission with Adel Ibrahim. Reservations recommended

Saturday, November 5th, 7pm
2ND ANNUAL BELLYDANCERS PASSIONATE FOR PINK
Alumni Hall, McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157
ENJOY A FUN EVENING OF BELLY DANCE PERFORMANCES BY STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS AT THE BEAUTIFUL ALUMNI HALL @ MCDANIEL COLLEGE! ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE SUSAN G. KOMEN FOUNDATION - COME OUT AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
Price: $15.00 per person

Sunday, November 6, 2011 3:00 PM
All Seasons Hafla featuring LARA ADRIENNE
7 West Bistro Grille, 7 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, MD 21204

Saturday, November 11, 2011 9pm
Mosaic Cafe bellydance show featuring Lara Adrienne
Mosaic Cafe, 8145 Baltimore Avenue #N, College Park, MD 20740
Delicious Lebanese cuisine, the BEST houka, 40+ teas, no cover, $10 minimum spending, BYOB/W, Headliner: Lara Adrienne guest dancers: Jehna, Samira, and Zaira. Live Arabic oud music at intermission by Dr. Adel Ibrahim. Make reservations

Sunday, December 4, 2011 7-9pm
Joy of Motion Hafla

Travel the world with a variety of belly dance performances from Joy of Motion Dance Center faculty members, JOMDC's teen world dance company Raqs Jameel and adult students from our Egyption, Bollywood and Spice Raqs performance classes. Featuring: Adriane Whalen, Caroline Beasley, Miasia, Yasmin Henkesh, and Yillah Natalia. And don't miss the SHOPPING! Swap table, music, finger cymbals, Christmas inspired incense and more

Sunday, Dec 4, 2011 6pm – 8pm
Tiraz Dance Network Presents The 5th Annual Holiday Hafla
Mediterranean Breeze, 20693 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, VA 20147-5632
$25.00 per person for early ticket sales, $12.00 for kids 12 years and under

Saturday Dec 10th, 5pm-9pm
DC Tribal Holiday Hafla
Kenyon Square Great Room, 1390 Kenyon St, NW, DC
Columbia Heights Metro- yellow/ green line Public paid parking under the Target shopping center across the street. http://www.facebook.com/events/274699545899520/?ref=ts

Sun Dec 11 3pm – 5pm
All Seasons Hafla
7 West Bistro, MD
The INCREDIBLE, NAIMAH!! Joining her: Senita, Fallyn Cahira, Nikki, Kaoru, Phoenix, Carmen with friends, Maris, Lazuli, and a VERY SPECIAL HOLIDAY TREAT!! Once a month, friends and bellydancers of all levels and styles join to celebrate Middle Eastern Dance!! Come and enjoy the "hafla" (arabic word for "party"). In a family-friendly environment, enjoy the rhythmic drum circle with Jonathan (director of Insijam), open dance during intermission, and be delighted by unique middle eastern performances introduced by Jeanne. Cheer on our novice performers and be "WOWED" by an outstanding professional artist to conclude the festivities. $10 cover includes entertainment and raffle. Mediterranean & American menu, along w/ cash bar, available. Free parking on Wells Fargo Bank's parking lot (25 W. Chesapeake Ave.) and along streets. Valet parking available too. Reserve your seat(s)/table(s) @ http://​www.7westbistro.com/​index.html under "contact us" or call 410.337.9378. Doors open at 3pm. (No extra charge at dr!!) Show starts at 3:30pm sharp! Thank you for your continued support and keeping this wonderful community event thriving!! See you soon!!

Friday, December 16, 2011, 6:30pm
Java Hafla
Birdie's Cafe, 233 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157
Come and lets take the year out with a bang! Come and enjoy this jam session for dancers. Super casual and loads of fun! FREE and family friendly. There is parking in the rear lot (tiny), on street (in the front) and a larger lot just diagonal

Sat Dec 17 9pm – 11pm
Dance show at Mosaic Cafe featuring Latifa and friends
Mosaic Cafe, 8145 Baltimore Avenue #N, College Park, MD 20740
Guest dancers: Thalia, Suzana Nour, Scarlett, Bashusha, and some surprises! Free admission BYOB/W Delicious Lebanese Cuisine and HOOKA

Sun Dec 18 5pm – 7pm
Darbuka Dawg Hafla Featuring Shems & Music!
New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Middle Eastern Music Extravaganza at the New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt MD every 3rd Sunday of the month. $10 cover charge. Wonderful Lebanese food Join us for an afternoon of live Middle Eastern music, dance, and tasty treats at the New Deal Cafe

Sun Jan 8 1pm – 3pm (EST)
Deco-rate your New Year; 2nd Annual Reunion Show hosted by Masala Movements
Casablanca, 1504 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
COUNT DOWN! Transitions Reunion Celebration II "Deco"-rate Your New Year! Belly Dance Variety Show! RSVP at 703.549.6464 $25 Moroccan Buffet and Show

Sun Jan 8 3pm – 5pm
7 West Bistro Grille, 7 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, MD 21204
Come and start your New Year off with a BANG!! January's line up is INCREDIBLE! !! Performances by: The INCOMPARABLE, NEFERTITI!! Joining her: Egyptian Sun, Zahra, Naadirah, Ouranitsa, Alpha, Llesenia, and Desiree.

Sunday, January 15, 2012, 5:00 PM
Darbuka Dawg Hafla Featuring Amartia & Live Music!
New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Middle Eastern Music Extravaganza at the New Deal Cafe, Greenbelt MD every 3rd Sunday of the month. $10 suggested donation. Join us for an afternoon of live Middle Eastern music, dance, and wonderful Lebanese food at the New Deal Cafe

January 15, 2012 3pm
Raqs Luminaire
203 N. Lombardy St., Richmond, VA 23220
Raqs Luminaire is a gorgeous and genre-defying annual production brought to you by Khalima and Illumination Dance Studio. Experience the intersection where bellydance, music, theatre, and literal and metaphorical illumination collide, in none other than the richly lavish and historic Byrd Theater.
On Stage: Dawn Flores as Baba Yaga, The Mezmer Society, Professor Bless and the Dancing Madwoman, Alexandra Dance Company, Somnium, Capoeria Angola Liberation Movement, Aela Badiana, Spoon, Kaitlyn and Nandana, Rogue Bellydance Collective
Ticket presale and show information will be updated at KhalimaDance.com. Tickets: Adult: $15 Children: $10

Saturday, January 21, 2012 8:00 PM
Charm City Tribal's ~*Bloody Hearts Ball*~
Hamilton Arts Collective, 5440 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214
Charm City Tribal is back, in a new location with more bellydancers! The amazing BELLADONNA from DC will headline the stage at our new home for the latest edition of the ~*Bloody Hearts Ball*~ Also dancing will be Kallisti Tribal, Nikki Murphy...

Friday, January 27, 2012, 6:30 PM
Java Hafla ONE YEAR Anniversary!!
Birdie's Cafe, 233 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157
ONE YEAR already!!!! WOW! We hope you will join us for a wonderful evening of dance and music. Carrying on the 'tradition' of what has made this event so great, the informal nature of it all. Come in your hip scarves or full costume

Sun Feb 12 3pm – 5pm
All Seasons Hafla featuring KHUZAMA w/ A TRIBE CALLED MASMOUDI!!!
7 West Bistro Grille, 7 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, MD 21204
February's line up is INCREDIBLE! !! Performances by: The Amazing, KHUZAMA w/ A TRIBE CALLED MASMOUDI!! Joining them: Rya Amal, Yoga Christy, Safiyeh, and Rosa!!
$10 cover includes entertainment and raffle. (Cash only at door, cards permitted at at tables)Mediterranean & American menu, along w/ cash bar, available. Free parking on Wells Fargo Bank's parking lot (25 W. Chesapeake Ave.) and along streets. Valet parking available too. Reserve your seat(s)/table(s) @ 410.337.9378. Doors and reservations open at 2:30pm. (No extra charge at dr!!) Reservations will only be held for 15 mins! Show starts at 3pm sharp! Once a month, friends and bellydancers of all levels and styles join to celebrate Middle Eastern Dance!! Come and enjoy the "hafla" (arabic word for "party"). In a family-friendly environment, enjoy the rhythmic drum circle with Jonathan (director of Insijam), open dance during intermission, and be delighted by unique middle eastern performances introduced by Jeanne. Cheer on our novice performers and be "WOWED" by an outstanding professional artist to conclude the festivities.

Sunday, February 19, 2012 3:00 PM
Tiraz Dance Network Hafla at Sorrento Grill
Sorrento Grill, 2443 Centreville Road, Suite G3, Herndon, VA 20170
$5 at the door, $10 minimum per person/per table of food and drink Its a new year with a new venue so come on out to Herndon and support our dancers! This wonderful event features our beautiful members showcasing different styles and levels
Fri Feb 24 8pm – 10pm
ANIMUS with Delaware's Belly Dance Spectacular!
World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N Market Street , Willmington, DE 19801
ANIMUS with Special guest Belly Dancer Shiraz... more TBA. Tickets on sale now! http://queentickets.worldcafelive.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=79

Friday, February 24, 2012, 6:30 PM
Java Hafla
Birdie's Cafe, 233 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157
Come to this monthly jam session for dancers, drummers and all lovers of belly dance. Enjoy Birdie's delicious food and drink, watch some dancing and chat it up with some awesome people!

Saturday, February 25, 2012 7:00 PM
Dance Your Heart Out
Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012
This event is sponsored by Gypsy Fusion! All the proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross. We will have many amazing and talented guest performers as well as own. Please come and support this cause.
$20/person

Sunday Feb 26, 2012 Doors: 5pm Shows start at 6pm
DC Tribal Cafe
Mellow Mushroom Adams Morgan, 2436 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
This all star cast is guaranteed to warm you hearts! Come out, meet our beautiful and friendly crowd, and check out performances by: The gothic fusion beauties of Mortifera, Claire Metz-Fenner, flirty and fabulous all the way from Tennessee, DC's own bohemian beauty - Belladonna. Enjoy music by DJ Mind Cage in between sets while feasting on fabulous food and delicious drinks. Last month was a roaring success, so be sure to get there early for great seats, and help us make Mellow Mushroom our new home!
$10 cover includes show & special pricing

Sunday, March 4th @ 3pm.
*** First time!! ASH presents Semi-Headliners!! ***
7West Bistro & Grille. 7 W. Chesapeake Ave., MD
Excellent performances by The Amazing, KHIYATTA & ROTRICA!! Joining them: Cyprus, Elecktra, Serleste, Safiyeh, and a few surprises!! Once a month, friends and bellydancers of all levels and styles join to celebrate Middle Eastern Dance!! Come and enjoy the "hafla" (arabic word for "party"). In a family-friendly environment, enjoy the rhythmic drum circle with Jonathan (director of Insijam), open dance during intermission, and be delighted by unique middle eastern performances introduced by Jeanne. Cheer on our novice performers and be "WOWED" by an outstanding professional artist to conclude the festivities.
$10 cover includes entertainment and raffle. (Cash only at door, cards permitted at tables)Mediterranean & American menu, along w/ cash bar, available. Free parking on Wells Fargo Bank's parking lot (25 W. Chesapeake Ave.) and along streets. Valet parking available too. Reserve your seat(s)/table(s) @ 410.337.9378. Doors and reservations open at 2:30pm. Reservations will only be held for 15 mins!! (No extra charge at dr!!) Show starts at 3pm sharp!

Friday, March 2, 2012, 7:00 PM
Darbukastani Ambassador's Soiree
Hamilton Arts Collective
You DO have time to check out Barrakat, and then head uptown for this! We will be jamming after the show, so bring an instrument! Need overnight accomodations? We'll find you some! We do hereby welcome you to the First Annual Darbukastani Ambassador's Soiree

Sat Mar 3 5pm – 7pm, 2012
Barakaat and Saltanah Arabic Music Ensemble
National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD
In celebration of women's history month the Baltimore National Aquarium features wonderful dance groups from around the region. This year they are featuring solos and group numbers from the Barakaat Dance Company set to the live music

Saturday, March 3, 2012 9:00 PM
Belly Dance Show in College Park!
Mosaic Cafe, 8145 Baltimore Avenue #N, College Park, MD 20740
Lebanese Cuisine, Houka. Headliner: Nina Amaya. Guest Dancers: Alizarin, Rio, Jem, Lorelei, Liz and maybe Linden! Warm ambience, great food Call NOW for reservations: 240-297-9874 - they fill up! www.mosaiccafe.net New MD regulations...
Free Admission

Sunday, March 4th, 2012 3pm
All Seasons Hafla
7 West Bistro Grille, 7 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, MD 21204
*** First time!! ASH presents Semi-Headliners!! *** Excellent performances by The Amazing, KHIYATTA & ROTRICA!! Joining them: Cyprus, Elecktra, Serleste, Safiyeh, and a few surprises!!
$10 cover includes entertainment and raffle.

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 7:30
Belladonna’s 4th annual showcase: Exploring Wonderland: A bellydance journey through the looking glass.
Join us as we travel down the rabbit hole and enter into a world of unique creatures and bizarre happenings. inspired by the works of Lewi Carroll and the imagination of Belladonna and her students. This show bravely steps beyond reality into a world of fantasy and fusion belly dance. Each performance is not like the other: from Alice herself, to the mysterious Jabberwocky and everything in-between. Featuring the students of Belladonna, Belladonna herself and very special guest performances by international dance sensation Princess Farhana and the fiery and fabulous world re-known Artemis Mourat.. One night only!
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, http://belladonnafusion.com/upcoming-shows/

March 16th
Club Bellydance (Bellydance Superstars and local performers)
Dogtown Dance Theater
http://illuminationdancestudio.com/

March 23-25, 2012
2nd Annual “ART OF THE BELLY” celebration of diversity in belly dance\
“CAROUSEL”, 11700 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842
Hosted by Naimah and Amandari. www.carouselhotel.com
Show Admission: Friday, March 23, 2012 – 7pm-10pm - $12, Saturday, March 24, 2012 – 12pm-10pm - $15, Sunday, March 25, 2012 – 12pm-5pm - $15

March 25, Shows start at 6pm
DC Tribal Cafe
Mellow Mushroom Adams Morgan, 2436 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 March 2012 DCTribal Cafe Presents: Mavi - DC's Blue Maven of Mayhem. Red Tent - World Fusion Dance in their DCTribal Cafe Debut!. The Return of ASHARAH! - Modern Belly Dance. Enjoy music by DJ MissGuided in between sets while feasting on fabulous food and delicious drinks! See you soon!
$10 cover includes show, food & drink specials!

Friday, March 30, 2012, 6:00 PM
Java Hafla
Birdie's Cafe, 233 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157
Come to this monthly jam session for dancers, drummers and all lovers of belly dance. Enjoy Birdie's delicious food and drink, watch some dancing and chat it up with some awesome people! And its FREE!!!
Saturday, March 31, 2012, 7:00 PM
Cancer Dancer Gala with Aubergine
Sheraton Baltimore, 903 Dulaney Valley Rd., Baltimore, MD 21204
Fifth Annual ECAN Dance Event The Cancer Dancer Taking Steps to Save Lives! Join us for a full weekend of fun and meaningful celebrations to raise awareness Gala Saturday, March 31, 2012 6:30 pm - 11 pm Towson Sheraton Day of Dance

Saturday March 31, 2012, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Salem Church Library, VA
Our first Fredericksburg Bellydance Club Meet & Greet!
Bring your hip scarf! Meet other bellydance fans and dance to the hottest bellydance music! Kawakib's PRISM Dancers are hosting this Meet & Greet Hafla, which is open to all dancers, their family and friends. Kawakib and her students are well-known as warm, friendly and supportive dancers who believe in a non-discriminatory, inclusive dance community. We welcome dancers of all levels who want to share this beautiful art form with others, in a non-judgemental environment. If you have a special song you like, bring it and share your dancing with an appreciate audience of dancers! Bring a snack and drink (non-alcoholic). RSVP to Anthea: anthea@kawakib.com
More info: http://www.kawakib.com/special-events.html

Sunday, April 1, 3pm – 5pm
All Seasons Hafla featuring DESPINA BAST w/GYPSY FUSION!!
7 West Bistro Grille, 7 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, MD 21204
Excellent performances by The Amazing, DESPINA BAST w/GYPSY FUSION!! Joining them: Banat al-Beled & friends, Alhena Suhayla, Halima, and Nikki Murphy!!
$10 cover includes entertainment and raffle. (Cash only at door)

Sun Apr 1 5:30pm – 7:30pm
NoRooz Dinner Show & Dance Party
Bamian Afghan Restaurant, 5634 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Mosaēque presents.... NoRooz Dinner Show & Dance Party. Join us for a celebration of the Persian New Year and the arrival of spring! An elegant evening of fine dining, exciting performances, and fun
$40.00 per person

Fri Apr 20 8pm – 10pm
*GREENBELT, MD* MAHARAL Live at the New Deal Cafe !
New Deal Cafe 113 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Come in Bellydance Attire ! There will be open dancing ! Special guests as well ! NO COVER
Fri Apr 20 7pm – 9pm
Mirror Image Theater Production is putting on 'Mira'
Babcock Presbyterian Church, 8240 Loch Raven Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21286
A story of love, dance, and betrayal. Friday April 20th and Saturday April 21st from 7-9:30 Babcock Presbyterian 8240 Loch Raven Boulevard. Please join us for this fabulous event. The one and only Bellydance play of it's kind exclusively in Baltimore
Fri Apr 27 6:30pm – 8:30pm
April Java Hafla
Birdie's Cafe, 233 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157
Last month's JH was off the hook!!! We welcomed so many new faces and talents!!! Please join us for another exciting evening of jamming and dancing. As always its free and friendly. Come and enjoy this informal halfa (party). Parking

Sat Apr 28 7pm – 9pm
Egyptian Sun Productions Presents - 2012: The Hipocalypse
Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218
Egyptian Sun helps you enjoy your last days on Earth with a bellydance celebration! Featuring special guest Bagoas! (http://www.bagoasdances.com/) Reception to Follow Performance
Presale: Adults $10, Students and Children $5, At Door: Adults $12

April 29th; Doors: 5pm, Shows start at 6pm
DC Tribal Cafe
Mellow Mushroom Adams Morgan, 2436 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Join us for an exciting April installment of DCTribal Cafe! April showers us with a bevy of talented ladies, great food, friends, music and fun. Plus, we're excited to welcome a Belly Horror veteran but first time DCTribal Cafe performer NYC based SuperKate to the family! Belladonna - DC's Bohemian Beauty,SuperKate - Strong, Unique, Supercakey!, Naimah & Troupe Amandari - Award winning fusion with a dark side!
$10 cover includes show, food & drink specials!

Friday, May 11, 2012, 10:00 AM
Maryland Faerie Festival - Aubergine, SestraLuna, Mortifera...
Camp Ramblewood, 2547 Silver Road, Darlington , MD 21034
Many dance performances, as well as a Unicorn, many vendors, bands... Fire drum circle Friday night! Festival runs all weekend. Come each day or stay in nice cabins! Another party Saturday night! There is a dance pavilion near the lake

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 6:30 PM
Esperanza Center's 2nd Annual "An International Evening," Featuring Ouranitsa
Esperanza Center, 430 South Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231
Ouranitsa returns to perform at Esperanza Center's 2nd annual An International Evening! Catholic Charities of Baltimore's Esperanza Center, an immigrant integration center in the heart of Fells Point, has invited Ouranitsa back

Sat May 19 8pm – 10pm
ANTONIA AT MOSAIC CAFE
Mosaic Cafe, 8145 Baltimore Avenue #N, College Park, MD 20740

Sat May 19 8pm – 11pm
Charm City Tribal's May Show: *~BELLY BACCHANALIA~*
Hamilton Arts Collective HAC Box (Door is around the corner on Hamilton Ave), 5440 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214
Charm City Tribal presents ... *~BELLY BACCHANALIA~* With a VERY special performance by Troupe Hip'Notic! "Known for their charismatic, sassy, and theatrical performances, Troupe ‘Hip’notic has been performing their eclectic belly dance fusion

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 12-4pm
Tiraz Bellydance Convention
Frying Pan Park Visitor's Center, 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA 20171

May 27
DC Tribal Cafe

Sunday, June 3, 2012, 3:00 PM
All Seasons Hafla featuring ZAIRA AL ZAHARA!!!
7 West Bistro Grille, 7 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, MD 21204
All Seasons Hafla welcomes the absolutely AMAZING ZAIRA AL ZAHARA!! A DC belly dance artist, performing as a soloist, member of Egyptian Master Instructor Faten Salama's "Al Massraweya" Egyptian Folkloric Dance group, and Indra Lazul (duet with Leyla Fahada). Also excellent performances by Dream Dancer, Ghadir, Lazuli, Sidouri & Kareema, & Spirit of Ma'at!!
$10 cover includes entertainment and raffle. (Cash only at door, cards permitted at tables)Mediterranean & American menu, along w/ cash bar, available. Free parking on Wells Fargo Bank's parking lot (25 W. Chesapeake Ave.) and along streets. Valet parking available too. Reserve your seat(s)/table(s) @ 410.337.9378. Doors and reservations open at 2:30pm. Reservations will only be held for 15 mins!! (No extra charge at dr!!) Show starts at 3pm sharp!

Saturday, June 16, 2012 6:00-10:00 PM
MiaNaja's Rak ya Daddy Father's Day Show!
Slayton House, Wilde Lake Village Green, Columbia, MD 21044
In the past few years, we have dedicated our show to the mothers in the audience. This year's show will be dedicated with love and respect to all our fathers. This year's show, presents many local and nationally known dancers. Including Azhia of PA, Naimah, Amandari, Nadirah Nasreen, Zaira, Karou, Khuzama of PA, Gypsy Fusion, Rashid, Bagoas, Sahara's Treasures as well as new faces such as Lady Empress Joyner, EleemaSoul, Raqs Caravan Urban, Shaell, Troupe Aleema, A Tribe called Masmoudi and Dark Phoenix and many more! Join MiaNaja The MiaNaja Oriental Danse Ensemble (MODE), the Raqs Divas, and Rosa Azul to celebrate 12 years of dance. Performances featuring some the newest, hottest choreography! We are featuring a number of male dancers in the show this year! There will be a motorcycle in the lobby which will be raffled off by the Hogs and Heroes Foundation which supports our Servicemen, Police and Firefighters and their families. Vendors include Sherezhade Imports, Premier Designs Jewelry, Miche Bags, and Massage by our own Mimiteh I'naru aka Linda Sharpe! and Eye Kandy Glitter, debuting the new minerals line!
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Tickets will be sold at the door. Cash only. Or pay online here at eventbrite.

June 24, 2012 6pm
DC Tribal Cafe
Mellow Mushroom Adams Morgan, 2436 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
This month we're celebrating summer with the urban inspired fusion of Ebony, the dangerous beauty of Belladonna, and the uniquely feminine fusion of Daniela in her DCTribal Cafe debut! Your evening will be guided by your host Mavi - and DCTribal Cafe favorite DJ Missguided will be spinning in between sets!
$10 cover includes show, food & drink specials!

Sunday, July 8, 2012 3-6PM
All Seasons Hafla with Lorelei
7 West Chesapeake Ave, Towson, MD 21204
ASH welcomes the absolutely INCREDIBLE LORELEI!!! A Delaware belly dance artist artfully combines several styles of bellydance with dramatic flair and a touch of humor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxy-QFEg0cU Also, beautiful performances by Anani I'naru, Egyptian Sun, Fatiema, James Bach, Anne Wimer, Ryan Amal, and Troupe Samhain!!
$10 cover includes entertainment and raffle. (Cash only at door, cards permitted at tables)Mediterranean & American menu, along w/ cash bar, available. Free parking on Wells Fargo Bank's parking lot (25 W. Chesapeake Ave.) and along streets. Valet parking available too. Reserve your seat(s)/table(s) @ 410.337.9378. Doors and reservations open at 2:30pm. Reservations will only be held for 15 mins!! (No extra charge at dr!!) Show starts at 3pm sharp!

Sunday, July 15, 2012 5-7pm
Darbuka Dawg Hafla
New Deal Cafe
The amazing Yasmin and her students will be performing for their semi-annual recital. The students will each perform a taqsim as well as another song and Yasmin will be our headliner doing a full (mini) set. We start on time so please arrive early so you can get a good seat and get your food ordered before the show starts. The New Deal Cafe has wonderful Lebanese food.

Fri Jul 20 7pm
Aubergine at Artscape
Maryland Institute College of Art (1300 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217)
Aubergine Belly Dance will be out as Aubergine Faeries again, with our Faerie Tale told in Dance! We include folkloric and cabaret style belly dance (Karsilama and Tahtib represent Summer and Winter) in our show,a nd zillions of costume changes!

Saturday July 21, 3-5pm
Tiraz Dance Network Hafla
Sorrento Grill 2443 Centreville Road, Suite G3, Dulles Village Center, Herndon, VA
This wonderful event features our beautiful members showcasing different styles and levels of dance. A warm and supportive event with great food and a chance to network with other area dancers.
$5 at the door, $10 minimum per person/per table of food and drink. Please call to reserve a table: 703-793-8030

Saturday, July 28, 2012, 2:00 PM
Gemini: A Showcase of Belly Dance Duets
Christian Temple, 5820 Edmondson Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228
Baba Ghanoush and Cypress Belly Dance; celebration of belly dance duets! We will be raising money for House of Ruth Maryland.

July 29 6pm
DC Tribal Cafe
Mellow Mushroom Adams Morgan 2436 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 Looks like August might be our last month at Mellow Mushroom - so if you're going to come out NOW is the time!!
DCTribal Cafe - DC's favorite fusion belly dance dinner show. This month we're featuring the beautiful bohemian beauty Belladonna - freshly returned from teaching & performing in Leichester, United Kingdom for Gothla UK, Jenn Hodge and special guest Marci with American Tribal Style belly dance, and the "Joy, Love & Sass" of Lilam Tribal. Your cover includes drink & food specials, good food and friends, and three sets of fabulous performances!
$10 cover includes show, food & drink specials!

Sestraluna's third annual Tiki Hafla, August 4th at 4PM
Typhrodisia's bellydance and beyond studio, 820 Ritchie Hwy Suite 200, Severna Park MD 21146
* Calling all dancers and drummers* If you are interested in performing in this fun summer Tiki Hafla please email me at typhrodisia@aol.com . All styles are welcome, Traditional, tribal, fusion, Hula, Salsa, Tahitian, but an Island theme in encouraged. A few spots have filled up, so hurry and get your spot today.
Children 5 and over to adult- just $5.00 Vendors- $10 for dancers, $15. for non dancers. If interested in vending please contact Typhrodisia at typhrodisia@aol.com For more information or to purchase your ticket to the Tiki Hafla please visit www.typhrodisiasbellydanceandbeyond.com

Sun Aug 5 3pm – 6pm
All Seasons' Birthday Bash feat. OURANITSA!!!
7 West Bistro Grille 7 West Chesapeake Avenue Towson, MD 21204
Come and celebrate with us as ASH welcomes OURANITSA (Egyptian Sun & Barakaat)!!! It'll be one of the best times ever!!!

Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Java Hafla
Birdie's Cafe 233 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157
Free fun informal hafla, the way Hafla's use to be. Like a jam session for dancers and musicians alike. Come with your hip scarf and feel free to enjoy some dancing. Birdies cafe serves a wonderful selection of drinks and yummy foods!!! Parking

August 26
DC Tribal Cafe

Saturday September 12, 2012
6th Annual Kallisti Tribal Inappropriate Hafla
Baltimore, MD

September 30
DC Tribal Cafe

October 28
DC Tribal Cafe

November 25
DC Tribal Cafe      

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