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Upcoming Cassandra and Jawaahir Events

2017 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.

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Camel market c.1920



SOS Hafla (March)
Class Showings (March)
Caravan Under the Stars (May)
Bellydance Blossom Festival (May)


Weeklong Intensive (June)
Enchanted Evening (June)
Cassandra's Cabaret (June)
Cassandra at Shimmy Con (July)


Oasis Dance Camp (Sept)

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Sisters of the Sahara Hafla: Shimmy Into Spring
Featuring Jawaahir

Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7:00pm

ISD 191 Community Education
200 West Burnsville Pkwy, Ste 100
Bursville, MN 55337

Come to Sisters of the Sahara's annual spring bellydance show!

They will be showcasing new pieces from SOS, solos from SOS members past and present, your favorite local soloists, community education groups from across the Twin Cities, as well as a special performance by Jawaahir Dance Company!

This show is pay as able/pass the hat with funds going to support SOS endeavors. We will have chairs, but last year we ran out, so bring a cushion or your own for maximum comfort! This is a kid friendly, casual event.

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class showing
From a previous showing


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Class Showings after Winter Session (all classes)
PLUS, we'll be having a Jawaahir and Khazanah Musical Bake Sale!

Saturday, March 11, 2017
3:30–5:00pm in the Minneapolis Studio Accessibility symbol.

Join us for class "showings" – not formal performances 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! Come and support the belly dancer in your life on Saturday, and sink your teeth into suptuous treats while you peruse belly dance music for sale!

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."

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Hair toss
photo by Hilary Smith


Bellydance Blossom Festival
Featuring Cassandra and Jawaahir

Friday-Sunday, May 5–7, 2017

Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada

"The Bellydance Blossom Festival is an all-immersive experience where international dance artists and scholars engage with each other in creative collaborations and meaningful discourse. Internationally known Master Teachers are invited to teach, perform and participate in discussions where possible. All registrants are highly encouraged to participate as a dance artist, choreographer or speaker in one or more of the various categories; Collaborative Works, Explorative Works, Blossom Talks, and Panel Discussions."

For more information: bellydanceblossom.com

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Stars Cassandra  

Caravan Under the Stars
Jawaahir's Annual Gala & Fundraiser

Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:00 – 10:00pm

Jawaahir Studio Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis

$30 reservations in advance, $35 at the door.

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 from Cassandra and Jawaahir 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. Plus, Angela, from Ancient Traditions Mehndi will be here to give you some beautiful henna.

Uncover hidden treasures such as CD's, gorgeous veils, collectable items, stunning visual art, and unique artisan jewelry. Relax and smile while you peruse through piles of gift certificates from local restaurants, theaters, galleries, and shops.

Then, to sweeten your evening...simply by coming, you’ll be entered into a drawing for two tickets to Jawaahir’s next performance! To win, you must be present at the drawing at the end of our party.

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weeklong flyer

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

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Cassandra's 2017 Weeklong Oriental Dance Intensive

Monday-Saturday, June 5–10, 2017
Jawaahir Studio
Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

It's our 16th anniversary! Here's the flyer.

Cassandra’s Intensive welcomes everyone. She says, “I just want to keep exposing people to the music and how to dance to it, to see how the movements fit with the rhythms. We have a lot of levels of students at the Intensive. The material is there; it’s up to you to open whatever door you’re ready to walk through."

Join us for this six-day workshop taught by the fabulous Cassandra:

  • Five days of dance classes ***NOTE NEW START & END TIMES*** (9:00–4:00)
  • Three performances included: Participant dinner show (Monday), Enchanted Evening (Friday), Cassandra's Cabaret (Saturday)
  • Oriental and folkloric technique
  • 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 (DVD included for all whole week paid participants)
  • Vendors TBA

Cost of the complete weeklong package: USD $699.
Space is limited to 25 participants.
Registration available now!

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.

If you are coming from out of town and want advance 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 by May 21, 2017. Cancellations receive 50% refund (less deposit).

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Cassandra photo by Mathieu Lindquist


Enchanted Evening

Friday, June 9, 2017 at 8:00pm

Venue TBA

Tickets available soon.

Join Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company for an Enchanted Evening — a special and intimate evening of performances by Cassandra, Jawaahir Dance Company, and guest artists.

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Cassandra's Cabaret
Starring Cassandra and special guests!

Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 8:00pm
Jawaahir Studio Theater Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Tickets available soon.

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.

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.

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

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Cassandra at Shimmy Con in Indiana

Friday-Sunday, July 7–9, 2017

Cassandra joins Ava Fleming, Ruby Jazayre, and Deb Rubin as guest instructors at this year's Shimmy Con!

"Shimmy Con will be the first belly dance event of its kind in Indiana. Consisting of workshops, lectures, panel discussions and performances, Shimmy Con will give dancers in the Midwest a place to come together and share our wonderful art form in a supportive, fun and professional atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to learn, share, grow, be inspired, evolve, meet new people and create new friends.

The journey of the belly dancer is wide and complex. Be inspired and enjoy the dance that you can move to for your entire life. Come to Shimmy Con and experience everything that shimmies."

For more information: shimmycon.com

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Oasis Camp North Dance Retreat

September 13-17, 2017

Traverse City, Michigan

For more information: www.oasisdancecamp.com then click North Retreat

Oasis Camp North Dance Retreat with Cassandra, Nicole LeCorgne and guest instructor, Nashwa.


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