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Upcoming Cassandra and Jawaahir Events


2014 Printable
Events Calendar

Details for Cassandra and Jawaahir public performances, workshops, and seminars here and around the world. Call the office for more information on educational shows and private functions.

Photo of camels at an oasis.
Camel market c.1920


Jillina Workshop (September)
Lauren Workshop (September)
Cassandra School Open House (September)
Cassandra's Cabaret (December)

Cassandra's Weeklong (June 2015)


Workshop with Jillina TONIGHT!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Jawaahir Studios Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

$50. Workshops with both Jillina and Lauren: $90.
On-line registration is closed, but we still have room for you!

Raks Sharki a la Jillina
This choreography is filled with variety of traveling steps, strong hip technique, and flow. You will not only strengthen your technique but also deepen your understanding of Arabic music. Jillina emphasizes personal aesthetics, musicality, and personal expression.

Jillina established her own dance company in 1999, Jillina’s Sahlala Dancers, currently LA’s premier Middle Eastern and world fusion dance entertainment company. From 2003 to 2009 she served as Artistic Director and Main Choreographer for the Bellydance Superstars. Jillina pulls from a strong dance background in Middle Eastern, Folklore, Jazz, Ballet, and Hip Hop to create a colorful Middle Eastern fusion repertoire. She travels extensively, teaching seminars and performing in concerts. Whether Jillina is coaching dancers individually or teaching a group of 1,000 students, she has a special ability to connect with people on and off the dance floor.

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Workshop with Lauren

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Jawaahir Studios Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

$50. Workshops with both Jillina and Lauren: $90.
On-line registration is closed, but we still have room for you!

Belly Dance FUNdamentals
Learn the beautiful and feminine movements of belly dance and develop a strong foundation in this fun and exciting workshop. Lauren teaches you all the basic techniques and puts them together in a fun and funky pop choreography. This workshop is great for students new to belly dance or more experienced dancers who want to improve their technique, isolations, and range of movement.

Lauren Boldt holds a Bachelors degree in Percussion from Boston’s world renowned Berklee College of Music; this, combined with her extensive dance training, makes her an innovative performer and effective teacher. In 2006 Lauren moved to Los Angeles to train and perform with Jillina’s Sahlala Dance company. From 2008 to 2012 she toured with the Bellydance Superstars and has appeared in many of their videos. In 2013 Lauren joined the faculty at California State University of Los Angeles to teach Bellydance for Fitness for the School of Kinesiology. Lauren is currently part of the production team and cast of Bellydance Evolution and is excited to share her artistic passion and vision with this revolutionary new project.

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Open House flyer

Cassandra teaching at our new studio.
photo by Jan Geisen


Cassandra School Open House

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Jawaahir Studio Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis
12:30 - 3:00pm

Join us for 8 FREE mini-classes and refreshments!
Classes open to new and current students.
NEW STUDENTS — Receive $10 off a full session when you register at the Open House!

12:30 – 12:45 pm  Beginners (Level 1) ANGELA
12:50 – 1:05 pm   Level 2  CASSANDRA
1:10 – 1:25 pm  Level 3  JENNY
1:30 – 1:45 pm   Level 4  LESLIE
1:50 – 2:05 pm  Level 5 CASSANDRA
2:10 – 2:25 pm  Beginners (Level 1) CASSANDRA
2:30 – 2:45 pm  Level 2  ANGELA
2:50 – 3:05 pm  Level 3  RENEE

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The School offers 20 classes each week, for students ranging from two left feet, to Jawaahir company members continually honing their skills. All ages, levels, shapes, and sizes!

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Cassandra's Cabaret

Starring Cassandra, Anjela, Christina, and Jenna

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 8:00pm
Jawaahir Studio Theater Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Tickets available here.

Join Cassandra as she transforms the Jawaahir Studio Theater into a Cabaret! Intimate tables, delicious hors d/oeuvres, and an evening of fabulous dance and music. Seating starts at 7:45.

See photos & videos from previous Cassandra's Cabarets.

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

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Cassandra teaching at our new studio.
Cassandra teaching
at the 2012 Weeklong
(Photo by Jan Geise

Weeklong 2015 flyer


Cassandra's 2015 Weeklong Oriental Dance 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 1–6, 2015
Jawaahir Studios
Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

A six-day 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)
  • Technique for Oriental and folkloric
  • Conditioning and stretching
  • Lecture classes daily
  • At least 3 helpful teaching assistants available to give you individual attention at all times
  • Live drum accompanist
  • Saturday review/video session
  • Vendors

Cost of the complete weeklong package: USD $675.
Space is limited to 25 participants.
Registration will be available on-line in 2015.

See the flyer.

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

A $100 non-refundable deposit will secure your place in the Intensive. Balance is due May 17, 2015. Cancellations receive 50% refund (less deposit).

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