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Jawaahir & Cassandra Past Events 2012

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Cassandra
Cassandra is dancing
in the Cabaret!

Cabaret flyer.
Click to get the Cabaret flyer.

 

Cassandra's New Beginnings Cabaret
Starring Cassandra with Aliyah Sahar, Amara, and Theresa

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 8:00pm

Cassandra
Aliyah SaharAmaraTheresa

Jawaahir Studio Theater Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

$25

Join Cassandra as she transforms the Jawaahir Studio Theater into a Cabaret! You will sit at tables, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, and watch an evening of fabulous dance performances. Seating starts at 7:45.

On-line ticketing is now closed. There may be a few seats available at the door.

See photos & videos from previous Cassandra's Cabarets.

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

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Saturday, December 29th, is the next CASSANDRA'S CABARET: New Beginnings! Join Cassandra as she transforms the Jawaahir Studio Theater into a Cabaret! You’ll sit at tables, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, and watch an evening of fabulous dance performances starring Cassandra herself, along with Aliyah Sahar, Amara, and Theresa. On-line ticketing is now closed. There may be a few seats available at the door.

     

Sparkle Too postcard

Sparkle Too 2012
Sparkle, Too!
Photo by City Pages

Cassandra snapping
Cassandra at Sparkle, Too!
Photo by Jan Geisen

 

Sparkle, Too.1
Jawaahir's Company Choreography Show

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, since we sold out all 3 shows in November!

Friday-Saturday, December 14-15, 2012

Jawaahir Studio Theater
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis

Friday & Saturday, December 14-15. 8:00pm.
$15.

Standing room tickets, and perhaps a couple of seats, are available at the door both nights.

Discounts:
$13 for Guild of Oriental Dance members.
Special children's pricing: Children 12 and under, $8. Accompanying adult, $10.

Come see a shining array of new works from the Jawaahir dancers. Jawaahir company choreography shows consistently offer a variety of entertaining pieces in a multitude of styles and voices. Plus, enjoy solos by Helen, Renee, Theresa, Aleesa, Shari, and Dorothy (not all soloists are dancing every night), and CASSANDRA!

Tickets can be purchased on-line and may also be purchased at the door, if available. (Remember, we sold out last time, so we suggest you order your tickets now!)

Parking: Additional parking is available in the Harriet Brewery lot, one driveway south of our parking lot.

     
Sea Palms Inn  

Oasis Dance South Retreat,
a Cassandra Intensive!

November 14-18, 2012

www.oasisdancecamp.com then click South Retreat.

Oasis South will be held at Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort (www.seapalms.com), St. Simmons Island, Georgia. St. Simmons is a beautiful coastal island of Southern Georgia. recently named the third best island destination in America. Sea Palms offers a gorgeous location and comfortable resort accommodations. Special rates are available for Oasis guests for golf, tennis and bicycle rentals. Fitness facilities and year around pool are complimentary. Accommodations are deluxe guest rooms with kitchenette.

     

Sparkle Too postcard

Jawaahir performing.

Cassandra

 

Sparkle, Too
Jawaahir's Company Choreography Show

Friday-Sunday, October 26-28, 2012

Jawaahir Studio Theater
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis

Friday & Saturday, October 26 & 27. 8:00pm. $15.
Sunday, October 28. 2:00pm matinee. $15.

Discounts:
$13 for Guild of Oriental Dance members.
Special children's pricing on Sunday: Children 12 and under, $8. Accompanying adult, $10.

Come see a shining array of new works from the Jawaahir dancers. Jawaahir company choreography shows consistently offer a variety of entertaining pieces in a multitude of styles and voices. Plus, enjoy solos by Helen, Renee, Theresa, Aleesa, Dorothy, and Shari, and a SPECIAL GUEST! (Not all soloists are dancing every night.)

Tickets can be purchased on-line and may also be purchased at the door, if available.

SATURDAY seating is sold out. You may still purchase standing room tickets at the door.

Parking: Additional parking is available in the Harriet Brewery lot, one driveway south of our parking lot.

     
Beach Blanket Beledi logo.  

Cassandra at Beach Blanket Beledi 2012
in Nags Head, NC
Hosted by Chelydra

October 5-6, 2012

Come to the ocean in October! Beach Blanket Beledi is an annual seminar and dance party held in Nags Head, NC, on Columbus Day weekend. The nineteenth annual event is on October 5-6, 2012. The focus of Beach Blanket Beledi is that dance is serious fun. The emphasis is on creativity, exploration, and innovation.

For further information, visit Beach Blanket Beledi 2012.

     
Party. Photo by Jan Geisen.
Photo by Jan Geisen
 

Barefoot Dance Party

Friday, September 21, 2012
8:00-11:00 PM

3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

$10 (cash only) at the door.

Kick off your shoes and DANCE, DANCE, DANCE to rockin' live Arabic music! Tim O'Keefe and Friends play hip shaking favorites for your dancing pleasure.

     

Photo of Cathy Wurzer.
Cathy Wurzer

Guests with Cassandra

Isis Egg.
Hand-Dyed Isis Egg
in the Caravan auction! Click the image for more items!

 

Caravan Under the StarsAccessibility symbol.
Jawaahir's Annual Gala & Fundraiser

Thursday, September 6
Jawaahir Studio
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis
6:00-10:00pm

Join our mistress-of-ceremonies, TPT2's Almanac co-host Cathy Wurzer, for an exciting evening with silent and live auctions, a variety of entertainment, henna artist Angela from Ancient Traditions Mehndi, and delicious appetizers from the Beirut Restaurant.

Tickets $45 at the door.

Gorgeous dance costumes and costume accessories; music CDs; dance DVDs; movie & theater tickets; classes and tuition discounts; unique artisan jewelry and clothing; stunning photography and visual art; hand-thrown ceramics; exotic household decor; baskets of chocolate, gourmet food, and wine; restaurant gift certificates; health club membership; art museum admission... and much more!
Some of the fabulous auction items are shown here! And more are being added all the time!!

Here's the poster for this fabulous event, in case you'd like to print it and share it with your friends!

Caravan Under the Stars 2012 is generously sponsored by Brad Begley of Begley Law Offices, Donna Hanbery of Hanbery & Carney P.A., Noelle Follen of Focus Financial, Eileen O'Shaughnessy, Shirley Taramelli, Mediterranean Cruise Cafe, and the dancers of Jawaahir Dance Company. Thank you!!

     

Class Showings - Minneapolis
For all classes

 

Class Showings for Summer Session

Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 4:00pm in the Minneapolis Studio Theater
Bloomington and St. Paul Students now are part of the Saturday Showing in Minneapolis.

Review of a previous Class Showings

 

"The class showing was SPECTACULAR!
Even people who were shy in class were thrilled to be performing and had great energy during the show. Students were excited to show what they knew. There was even one class that had only one student performing, but she went on accompanied by her teacher and did a great job!
The students who watched the upper levels perform were excited and inspired to see what else they could learn. The audience clapped along and supported the performers with great energy, and students were thrilled to see their teachers dance."
-Nadilia

Join us for class "showings" – not a formal performance but a chance to show what you've been learning and polishing. It's for all levels, so you can see what's in store for you.

Free and open to the public, it's a chance for you to invite friends and family to see your progress and to have fun!

Pick up flyers in class or, print the Mpls flyer for Minneapolis classes or the St Paul & Bloom flyer for St. Paul & Bloomington classes. NOTE: This has been changed. All classes are attending the Minneapolis Showing on Saturday, so the flyers are not quite accurate. The Mpls flyer still has the correct time and address info, so print that one to give to your friends.

     
Shimmy in the Grain.  

Cassandra Workshop: Shimmy in the Grain
in Madison, Wisconsin
Hosted by Arielle

Friday-Sunday, August 3-5, 2012

Three days with 8 incredible instructors, featuring, of course, Cassandra! Choose among 21 classes.

For further information visit the Shimmy in the Grain website.

     

Cassandra.

June 2012 Cabaret flyer.

 

Cassandra's Cosmic Cool Cabaret

Starring Angelina, Shari, and Theresa
and guest appearances by Genevieve, Malika, and Zahirah.

Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Jawaahir Studio Theater
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

$25

Join Cassandra as she transforms the Jawaahir Studio Theater into a Cabaret! You will sit at tables, enjoy hors d'oeuvres, and watch an evening of fabulous dance performances. Doors open for shopping at 7:00pm and seating starts at 7:45.

Sorry, we're sold out. Join us next time!

Purchase your tickets early. This Cabaret will sell out as all participants in Cassandra's Weeklong Intensive will be attending. Your seat is not reserved until we receive payment.

Dahlal will (probably) be here for your vending pleasure from 10:30-3:00 and 7:00-10:00. Dahlal is the leading provider of costumes, music, scarves, beads, and everything else Belly Dance.

See photos & videos from previous Cassandra's Cabarets.

For further information see the Cabaret page, call 612-872-6050, or email booking@jawaahir.org

     

Jawaahir.

Enchanted Evening flyer.

 

Enchanted Evening

Friday, June 8, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Jawaahir Studio Theater
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Join Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company for a special Enchanted Evening — an engaging and beautiful performance featuring choreographies from Jawaahir's Golden Nights, plus guest soloists and Sisters of the Sahara Dance Ensemble.

Our new space is smaller, so...
$15 for seats in a chair. Sorry, these tickets are all sold out.
$10 for seating on the floor in front. Tickets at the door only.
$7 for standing at the back. Tickets at the door only.

See photos from past Enchanted Evening shows.

Purchase your tickets early. Enchanted Evening will sell out as all participants in Cassandra's Weeklong Intensive will be attending. Your seat is not reserved until we receive payment.

     

Enchanted Evening.

Photo of Sandy teaching class.

Photo of Nicole teaching drumming class.

Weeklong Flyer button.
Weeklong Flyer

 

Cassandra's 2012 Weeklong Intensive
Read a review of a past workshop by one of the participants, Sherezzah Bint al-Waha.
Read the Winter 2011 Beledi Beat for a Weeklong Intensive Preview by Patricia Cumbie.

Monday-Saturday, June 4-9, 2012
Jawaahir Studios

3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

A six-day workshop taught by the fabulous Cassandra (with her brand new hip):

  • Five days of dance classes (10:00 - 4:30)
  • Three performances included: Participant dinner show (Monday), Enchanted Evening (Friday), Cassandra's Cabaret (Saturday),
  • Technique for Oriental and Arabian Khaleegy
  • Conditioning and stretching
  • Nicole LeCorgne as accompanist
  • Lecture classes, plus a special Thursday evening 2-hour video class. Experience Cassandra's capricious collection of classic curiosities!
  • At least 3 helpful teaching assistants available to give you individual attention
  • Saturday review/video session
  • Vendors

Cost of the complete weeklong package: USD $675. Space is limited to 30 participants and there are still a few spots left.
Registration is open now!

If you are coming from out of town and want advanced information about accommodations or things to do in the area, contact Eileen at booking@jawaahir.org or 612-872-6050.

A $100 non-refundable deposit will secure your place in the Intensive. Balance due May 22, 2012. Cancellations receive 50% refund (less deposit).

See photos from past Participant's Show, Enchanted Evening, and Cabarets

Dahlal is planning on being here for your vending pleasure on Wednesday through Saturday. Dahlal is the leading provider of costumes, music, scarves, beads, and everything else Belly Dance.

A DVD is available to participants only.

     
New studio.  

Cassandra School Open House
Discover our beautiful new studio space!

Sunday, June 3, 2012
1:00-4:00 pm

NEW Jawaahir Studio
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Anyone who takes a class at the Open House gets a $10 gift certificate toward registration for a 10-week session.

Come take any of these 6 free classes at our Open House!

  • Beginners: 1:00-1:20 Renee
  • Beginners: 1:30-1:50 Cassandra
  • Level 2: 2:00-2:20 Jenny
  • Level 3: 2:30-2:50 Helen
  • Level 4: 3:00-3:20 Theresa
  • Level 5: 3:30-3:50 Cassandra
     

Georges Lammam

Barefoot Dance Party flyer

 

Barefoot Dance Party

Saturday, May 5, 2012
8:00-11:00 PM

NEW Jawaahir Studio
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

$15 (cash only)

DANCE, DANCE, DANCE! while you say HELLO to Jawaahir’s fabulous NEW studio space in the Patrick’s Cabaret building.

Dance to these virtuosic, internationally acclaimed Arabic musicians:  the renowned Georges Lammam (violin & vocals), Tony Lammam (percussion), Naser Musa (oud & vocals), Miles Jay (bass), and Tim O’Keefe (percussion)

A unique and awesome opportunity to dance the night away to some of your favorite Arabic musicians!
     

Class Showings - St Paul & Bloomington
For Bloomington
& St. Paul classes

Class Showings - Minneapolis
For Minneapolis classes

 

Class Showings for Winter Session

All Bloomington and St. Paul Students Showing
Friday, March 9, 2012
at 7:30pm in the Bloomington Studio

All Minneapolis Students Showing
Saturday, March 10, 2012
at 2:00pm in the Minneapolis Studio Theater

Review of a previous Class Showings

 

"The class showing was SPECTACULAR!
Even people who were shy in class were thrilled to be performing and had great energy during the show. Students were excited to show what they knew. There was even one class that had only one student performing, but she went on accompanied by her teacher and did a great job!
The students who watched the upper levels perform were excited and inspired to see what else they could learn. The audience clapped along and supported the performers with great energy, and students were thrilled to see their teachers dance."
-Nadilia

Join us for an evening of class "showings" – not a formal performance but a chance to show what you've been learning and polishing. It's for all levels, so you can see what's in store for you.

Free and open to the public, it's a chance for you to invite friends and family to see your progress and to have fun! Showings will include short informal performances by your instructors.

Pick up flyers in class or, print the Mpls flyer for Minneapolis classes or the St Paul & Bloom flyer for St. Paul & Bloomington classes.

     
Flyer for Toledo.  

Cassandra Teaching in Toledo, Ohio

February 25-26, 2012

Cassandra is teaching four workshops throughout the week-end: Rhythm Reactions (with a live drummer), Combinations and Improvisation, Zills, and Veil Ease. Click to download this pdf for more information and the registration form for this fabulous workshop!

For further information about Leyla, visit Leyla's website.

     

Aleesa

Helen dancing.

Melanie dancing.

Shari dancing.

 

Cassandra's Cabaret: Wondrous Winter Waggery

Starring: Aleesa, Helen, Melanie, Shari, and Bitter Mash!

Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Jawaahir Studio Theater
1940 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Join Cassandra as she transforms the Jawaahir Studio Theater into a Cabaret! You will sit at tables, sip champagne, and watch an evening of fabulous dance performances. A glass of champagne or non-alcholic beverage and snacks are included in the $25 ticket price. Doors open for shopping at 7:00pm and seating starts at 7:45.

We are now SOLD OUT.

Since these Cabarets are so popular, your seat is not reserved until we receive payment.

Dahlal will be here for your vending pleasure from 10:30-3:00 and 7:00-10:00. Dahlal is the leading provider of costumes, music, scarves, beads, and everything else Belly Dance.

See photos & videos from previous Cassandra's Cabarets.

For further information see the Cabaret page, call 612-872-6050, or email booking@jawaahir.org

     

Angela doing henna.

Henna on back of hand.

 

19th Annual Henna Party

Sunday, January 29, 2012
2:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Jawaahir Studios

1940 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
$12 per person, $10 per person for groups of 5 or more
Call 612-872-6050, or email us at booking@jawaahir.org

Jawaahir's 19th Annual Henna Party is coming! Delight in an afternoon of henna, dance, food, and fun as we once again bring the Middle East to the Midwest. See the flyer (coming soon).

● Performance by Jawaahir at 2:00.
● Informal dance instruction in basic moves from the Arabian Peninsula.
● Cut loose with your own moves during the open dancing.
● Indulge in the ritual of henna painting traditionally done at women's celebrations.
● Win a chance to have Angela of Ancient Traditions Mehndi create her unique henna designs on you!
● Rejuvenate with an assortment of Middle Eastern snacks and beverages.
● Mingle with friends and Jawaahir members.
● Experience the hospitality the Middle East is known for!

Bring pillows and blankets to relax on; henna supplies are provided.

Two raffles:
Our henna artist Angela of Ancient Traditions Mehndi is so amazing, we want to avoid a long line of people waiting for her designs. So, we're selling raffle tickets for a chance to have Angela work her magic on you. The tickets are $5, and we'll pull 12 lucky winners from the magic raffle basket.

Also, we're raffling off two 10-week sessions of Level 1 or Level 2 classes at The Cassandra School. Raffle tickets are $10.

The Henna Party has been featured in City Pages.

Here is the Henna Party flyer.

Just come and purchase tickets at the door -- there's plenty of room for all!

     
Mabel Tainter Theater.
by Mary Kaderabek-Aleckson
 

Jawaahir Performing at the Mabel Tainter Theater in Menomonie, WI

Saturday, January 21, 2012. 7:00pm.

Jawaahir is performing an evening-length educational show at this fabulous old theater! Only 70 miles from Minneapolis.

Tickets: $18 adult; $15 senior/student

Buy your tickets at www.mabeltainter.com, call the box office at 715-235-0001, or email boxoffice@mabeltainter.com.

     

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