Jawaahir Dance Company & The Cassandra School: Performing & Teaching Contemporary Middle Eastern & Belly Dance
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Sing To Me A Little

Cassandra Teachingphoto by Jan Geisen

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Ya Maktoub
photo by Hilary Smith


SPRING SESSION began Monday, March 21. We are in week 6 but you can still register here! You may make up a missed class any time during the session in any other class of the same level and at any location. Check the Calendar for class cancellations and other notices. 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? See FAQs. Watch a video about our classes! More questions? Call 612-872-6050.


CARAVAN UNDER THE STARS is awaiting your arrival on Thursday, May 12, 6:00–10:00pm. Cathy Wurzer, TPT2's Almanac co-host, and our mistress of ceremonies for the evening, and Gary Kruger, our live auctioneer,
are travelling great distances to join Cassandra and Jawaahir in throwing the best event of this year for all of our beloved supporters....YOU! We’ll have a short performance for you to enjoy, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction bursting with amazing things for you to bid on, and a super fun live auction. See a listing of gift certificates to bid on here! Plus, Angela, from Ancient Traditions Mehndi will be here to give you some beautiful henna and, simply by coming, you’ll receive a free subscription to TOSCA Magazine, AND be entered into a drawing for two tickets to Jawaahir’s Shoma, our next big exciting production at The Lab Theater this fall!
Reservations are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Make your reservations NOW and come have some fun with us!


CASSANDRA'S WEEKLONG INTENSIVE It’s our 15th anniversary! Join us, Monday-Saturday, June 13–18,
for this oriental and folkloric technique workshop taught by the fabulous Cassandra! Five days of dance classes (10:00–4:30), three performances included: Participant dinner show (Monday), Enchanted Evening (Friday), Cassandra’s Cabaret (Saturday), lecture classes daily, teaching assistants available to give you individual attention at all times, live drum accompanist, and more. Register here!


BELEDI BEAT is springing at you with an interesting article written by Patricia Cumbie about Kay Hardy Campbell who has rewritten Shoma for Jawaahir to perform at The Lab Theater this fall. Check it out!


***NOTE: Yes, the rumors are true, Patrick’s Cabaret building has been sold and Patrick’s Cabaret itself is moving May 31st. We are not affected at this time, and if luck is with us, may not be affected at all. Classes, performances, workshops, rehearsals, and rentals will continue as usual. Thank you for your support and concern!

  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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Jawaahir Dance Company & The Cassandra School - 3010 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406    612-872-6050    | Contact Us |