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You can read the letter from Vanessa of Cairo, our Artistic Director, here.
A hafla is an informal Middle Eastern dance party, which may include performances, open dancing, and refreshments. Guild haflas are open to all. Jawaahir will be one of many local groups and soloists performing at this hafla.
Sunday Feb 25 at 5:00
Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3748 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis
Jawaahir will be performing in the Guild's annual show.
Sunday April 21 at 4:00
Elision Playhouse, 6105 N 42nd Ave, Crystal
Check back as we update information on our exciting events and performances. Thank you for supporting us, and we'll see you soon!
Location: Hothouse Dance, 2303 Kennedy St NE, Minneapolis. Easy parking.
Come, try out a variety of styles from Jawaahir Dance Company members in this fun 3-week series…
Price: $10 per day at the door. No advance registration necessary.
Sunday, March 3, 12:15-1:15: Back to Basics with Louise
Sunday, March 3, 1:15-2:15: Intro Finger Cymbals & Rhythms with Renee
Sunday, March 10, 12:15-1:15: Ballet for Bellydancers with Tanya
Sunday, March 10, 1:15-2:15: Fabulous Floorwork with Erin
Sunday, March 17, 12:15-1:15: Golden Era Style & Combo with Laila
Sunday, March 17, 1:15-2:15: Beledi Style & Combos with Megan
Jawaahir encourages dance students to support our city’s wonderful local instructors who specialize in Raqs Sharqi and Arab dances. Look to Jawaahir Dance Company founder, Cassandra Shore, and current and former JDC members Renee Szudy, Louise Indritz, Laila Sabouni, Kathy McCurdy, Angela Skrade, and Alana Mari. Also, check out the Guild of Middle Eastern Dance for local events and class listings, and of course stay tuned to us here at jawaahir.org, our newsletter, and social media pages.
This fun and informative workshop focuses on technique and combinations.
Although this fabulous workshop is over, it was recorded. For a limited time, you can still receive the link to the recording by clicking the Purchase button below.
Experience Unique Mentorship
Every year is a new opportunity to show up for yourself… Let Vanessa guide you through your own unique journey in 2024. You will Transform through this experience.
This program is designed for up to 20 dancers of all levels. No matter what style you prefer, or how much time you can devote… You will Transform through this experience.
Transform 2024 includes:
Please welcome our new members to Jawaahir Dance Company! These ladies have been hard at work, and will be joining JDC for their first performance with the Company on February 25 for the Guild of Middle Eastern Dance Hafla.
We are thrilled to have these dancers join us—their professional attitude, technique, and artistry are appreciated, and we are excited for our upcoming performances and projects.
Thank you all for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming performances!
Watch Oriana of Fanoos Magazine interview our very own Vanessa of Cairo. They had a wide-ranging conversation covering how Vanessa became Artistic Director of Jawaahir, what her goal is for the company, some of her history of work in Egypt, what it takes to join and contribute to a troupe, and some recommendations for troupe leaders. Of course, they also talked about Jawaahir’s show, Alwan Masr, and the guest artist Karim Nagi.
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