Jawaahir Dance Company & The Cassandra School: Performing & Teaching Contemporary Middle Eastern & Belly Dance
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SHAKEN & STIRRED: Jawaahir in the Fringe Festival! Expect the unexpected, as well as the classic!
Along with a selection of new dances created with the Fringe ethic in mind, Jawaahir will present a short preview of its upcoming concert, Shoma, featuring an Arabian desert storyteller named Shoma. For these performances, master Near Eastern dancer Cassandra and Jawaahir’s 20 dancers are “shaken and stirred” by inspiring musical sources from around the globe, and their unique Fringe performances will delight the senses! Shows are Friday, August 5, Saturday, August 6, Wednesday, August 10, Saturday, August 13, Sunday, August 14 at Intermedia Arts. Buy your Fringe Day passes HERE!


OPEN REHEARSAL: Kay Hardy Campbell Choreography Join us on Sunday, August 28, 3:00–4:00pm, for a FREE open rehearsal at our Minneapolis studio. Jawaahir is pleased to announce that we have received an MRAC Arts Learning Grant to be used to bring two guest choreographers to set new pieces on the Company. The first of these choreographers is the esteemed Arabian dance specialist Kay Hardy Campbell. Ms. Campbell will set a theatricalized social dance from Saudi Arabia on the Company, specifically for our upcoming concert Shoma, to be presented at the Lab Theater, September 29th through October 2nd. An informal Meet The Artist Q-and-A session will be held on Saturday, August 27th 5:30pm at a location TBA.


SUMMER SESSION began on Monday, June 20. Check the Calendar for class cancellations and other notices. You may make up missed classes any time during the session in any other class of the same level and at any location. You are also welcome to buy Monthly Class Cards from your teacher in order to take unlimited classes within one calendar month, or, just pay per class.

New to belly dance? Do something special for yourself! Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. It's also a great emotional release because belly dance is fun and creative! We offer several Level 1 classes all geared for non-dancers. You will learn basic movements and then build upon them. See FAQs. Watch a video about our classes! More questions? Call 612-872-6050.


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Shoma: The Magic Onstage and Behind the Scenes
Check out our new Beledi Beat! It has two great articles about Sarah Jones Larson, our lead as Shoma in our Lab Theater production of Shoma, and Hilary Smith, our director of Shoma. Catch a sneak peak of Shoma in our Fringe Festival production of Shaken & Stirred then come and see the whole show this fall at The Lab Theater!

  Jawaahir Dance Company is dedicated to presenting Middle Eastern dance as a living art form at its highest artistic level, to bringing the rich folkloric heritage of the Middle East to the theater stage, and to providing education about the dance in its authentic form for dance students and the general public. In carrying out our mission, we strive to make our work culturally, financially, and physically accessible to the public. You can support Jawaahir's mission by making a tax deductible donation.



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