Jawaahir & Cassandra Past Events 2007

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Cassandra's Cabaret

Winter Wonderland
Featuring: Cassandra, Aisha, Brea, and Cheryl

Saturday, December 8, 2007
8:00 PM
Jawaahir Studio Theater
1940 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Join Cassandra as she transforms JDC Studio Theater into a Cabaret! You will sit at tables, sip champagne, and watch an evening of fabulous dance performances. A glass of champagne and snacks are included in the $25 ticket price.

All seating reserved on a first-come basis with a paid reservation. Cassandra's Cabaret usually sells out, but any remaining tickets go on sale evening of show at 7:30 pm. Cabaret seating opens at 7:45 pm. Please arrive promptly as doors will lock at 8:10 pm.

Tickets may be purchased by credit card by calling 612-872-6050 or by mailing a check payable to: The Cassandra School to 1940 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

You may now also purchase Cabaret tickets online!

For further information 612-872-6050 or booking@jawaahir.org


North Hennepin Community College, International Day Accessibility icon.

November 15, 2007 at 11am
Brooklyn Park, MN

Jawaahir performs at North Hennepin Community College as part of International Day.


Oasis Dance Camp, New Zealand

November 7-11, 2007
After-camp tour November 11-15, 2007
Ski Haus
National Park Village, Tongariro National Park, North Island

Oasis Dance Camp returns to New Zealand for a unique and exciting Middle Eastern dance experience in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. Four days and nights of working hard and then relaxing in comfortable accommodations. Cassandra will be joined by Amel Tafsout and Nicole LeCorgne.


College of St. Benedict, Festival of CulturesAccessibility icon.

November 10, 2007 at 2pm
Gymnasium, College of St Benedict
St Joseph, MN

Jawaahir will be performing as part of the College's all day Festival of Cultures. There will be food, booths, and entertainment from around the world. More information here.


Northern Lights Bellydance Festival

October 26-28, 2007
Telemark Resort and Convention Center
Cable, WI

Cassandra teaches and Cassandra and Jawaahir perform on Saturday, October 27. Register here.


Jawaahir at Carleton College
Part of Carleton’s International Education Week, an annual event sponsored by the College’s International Student Program.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007
8:30-9:30 PM
Carleton College Concert Hall
Northfield, MN

If you find yourself in Northfield, come to our show.


Festival Forum
October 15-21, 2007
Jawaahir Studios
1940 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Click here for full details.

Cassandra’s College is pleased to present our Festival Forum! Join us in our second annual Festival of Oriental Dance. We’ll have classes, discussions, lectures, music, performances, and vendors — all with the express purpose of helping to improve your dance and performance skills. Whatever style you choose to perform, you’ll benefit from these experienced professional teachers. Come be inspired!

Our esteemed guest instructors will include Faten Salama, an Egyptian dancer now residing in D.C., and Hadia, a Canadian Oriental and Flamenco dancer of international reputation. Joining this excellent staff will be Nicole LeCorgne, musician and percussionist. She’ll offer classes in music for dancers, as well as drum workshops. for both beginning and experienced players. Cassandra will add her experience in special classes during the week as well. The Festival Forum will offer classes appropriate to students of all levels. The schedule of classes is being organized and will be announced shortly.

Performances will include a Wednesday Open Stage night for YOU to perform; Friday and Saturday evening performances featuring Faten Salama and Hadia (respectively) as well as Cassandra, Jawaahir, and many other local and regional artists. The Saturday evening performance will be followed by a DJ dance party on the Studio Theater stage…. Bring your favorite CD!

For more information:
Call 612-872-6050 or
E-mail us at booking@jawaahir.org


Minnesota Garlic Festival
August 18, 2007, 11-9 pm
Wright County Fairgrounds, Howard Lake, MN

Only one hour west of the Twin Cities. A premiere event for lovers of garlic and good times, and promotes gourmet garlic farming in Minnesota. Family friendly, fun filled and fragrant, this festival features local foods, chefs, music, artisans, games, competitions, and lots of garlic - all in support of a healthy environment, family farms and vital rural communities in Minnesota. Some members of Jawaahir will be dancing in the afternoon.

    Renaissance Festival
August 18-19, 2007
Shakopee, MN

International Festival of Burnsville
Saturday June 30, 2007, 4-9 pm
Nicollet Commons Park
100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, MN

Peruse food and vendor tents, and admire cultural displays. Dancers, musicians, and other entertainers exhibit Burnsville ’s diverse population and traditions.Some members of Jawaahir will be dancing in the early evening.


Sawwah (the Wanderer)
Jawaahir’s Annual Concert Featuring The Georges Lammam Ensemble

The wanderer, or sawwah; the seeker, the immigrant, the expatriate, the refugee...Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company explore this rich theme through traditional and contemporary dances, drawn from and inspired by Cassandra's recent travels. This exotic experience will be enriched by the unique live Arabic musical inspiration and accompaniment provided by the incomparable Georges Lammam Orchestra.

February 15-18 & 21-25, 2007
8pm Wed - Sat, 7pm Sun
The Southern Theater
Wed, Feb 21 pay-as-able

March 12-17, 2007
1940 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, USA

This 6 day workshop includes:

  • 5 Days of classes (5 hours/day)
  • 3 Performances included: Jawaahir Show; Oriental dancers with live band; and Participant dinner show.
  • Technique for Oriental & Folkloric
  • 2 Choreographies
  • Conditioning & stretching
  • Lecture classes
  • Helpful Teaching Assistants
  • Saturday Review/Video Session
  • Vendors
The cost for the complete weeklong package is USD$600. A non-refundable $100 deposit must be received by February 1, 2007 in order to secure your place in the Intensive. The $500 balance is due March 1, 2007.

14th Annual Henna Party

Sunday, January 7, 2007
Details to be announced. 2:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Cassandra Studios
1940 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
$10 per person, $8 per person for groups of 5 or more
Call 612-872-6050 or E-mail us at cassandra@jawaahir.org
Printable Flyer

Jawaahir's Fourteenth Annual Henna Party is back by popular demand! Delight in an afternoon of henna, dance, food, and fun as we once again bring the Middle East to the Midwest. Let Jawaahir inspire you with a short performance followed with informal instruction in basic moves from the Arabian Peninsula. Energize as you cut loose with your own moves during the open dancing. Indulge in the ritual of henna painting traditionally done at women's celebrations. Rejuvenate with an assortment of snacks and beverages and mingle with friends and Company members. Experience the hospitality the Middle East is known for!

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