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Join Jawaahir for two evenings filled with local artists at this wonderful outdoor event!
This event is FREE and family friendly!
Jawaahir is at the Fringe!
Join us as our dancers delight your senses with colorful costumes, spectacular music, and breathtaking performances of folkloric & contemporary dances from Egypt!
The Minnesota Fringe connects adventurous artists with adventurous audiences! Come to our adventure!
Join our LIVE Zoom dance party to watch, relax, and dance when the music moves you. DJ Cassandra spins the tunes for a fun evening of great Arab dance tunes; always with a few surprises!
Reservations are now closed. Happy New Year! See you at the next dance party!
Reservations open until noon (CT) the day of the party to get your Zoom invite.
We’re having software issues, so please email Cassandra even if you’ve already registered for the party another way.
Join Cassandra and fellow dancers Anjela, Emalee, Margo Abdo O'Dell, and Theresa for a fun night of dance, pretty costumes, and good music!
Our studio is transformed into an intimate cabaret setting with sumptuous hors d'oeuvres and an evening of fabulous music and dance
featuring the Performance Adventure class choreographies and the incomparable Cassandra, with Julianna, Lauren, and Paula!
Show begins on your screen at 7:00pm CT. Approx length is 1 hr & 15 mins.
Reservations are $20. Only 1 reservation per household needed.
Reservations are now closed. Enjoy the show tonight!
Payment in advance is required by 12:00pm CT the day of the show in order to receive your Zoom invitation before the show starts!
Do you, or someone you know, have a special skill, service, or product to donate?
Be part of our online auction! All donations are tax-deductible. Please fill out the Donation Form and contact Alana by email for delivery of your donation.
Join us for our first ever Online Gala and Fundraiser Auction because your support means the world to us. We're starting off bidding with a bang! Watch our video release featuring an interview by Kay Hardy Campbell of Cassandra Shore. They discuss Jawaahir Dance Company through the years as well as the many challenges the Company and School has faced throughout the pandemic. FREE & ONLINE!
How do I register to become a bidder and support you, you ask? Click HERE to learn how to register through Bidding Owl. Once registered, find our Jawaahir Dance Company auction site on Bidding Owl and log yourself in. Then, have fun perusing all the interesting and neat items we have for you as well as all of the fabulous gift certificates and special offers, uniquely tailored lessons with Cassandra, Margo Abdo O'Dell, Tim O'Keefe, and Laura Harada, gorgeous belly dance costumes and accessories, vintage jewelry, and plenty of dance music and instructional DVDs.
Bidding ends at 7:30pm CT tonight, September 16!
Reservations for the Gratitude Gala tonight, September 16, are now closed. THANK YOU for your support!
Check out these awesome gift certificates that include:
$30 in advance to get your special gift, or $35 at the door.
We present our gala performance as a thank you to our donors and bidders. Jawaahir Dance Company presents sneak peaks from Sparkle3 and Cassandra performs a solo!
FREE & ONLINE! (Suggested $10 donation)
Did you miss us at our last concert?! We are thrilled to present Sparkle3 to you, professionally recorded and edited, for your viewing pleasure on YouTube!
Sparkle3 is choreographed by Jawaahir Dance Company members for the company. With these vibrant dances, live Arab orchestral music by the talented Amwaaj, and solos from our very special guest dancer, Luna of Cairo, this concert is a must see! Download the show program here.
$15 allows you access to our private YouTube link. Our beautiful show can be watched at any time you want during the FOUR DAYS we have it posted for you! Watch it once. Watch it twice. Watch it as many times as you want from Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, April 10, 2022.
Luna of Cairo
Jawaahir’s dancers perform stunning contemporary interpretations, in the third Sparkle concert, choreographed by the Jawaahir dancers for the dancers, with two choreographies from Cassandra! Live music provided by the masterful musicians of Amwaaj, including Tim O’Keefe, Laura Harada, and special guest percussionist, Susu Pampanin from San Francisco. All of this – all new choreography, AND breathtaking solo performances by our stellar guest artist, Luna of Cairo, who performed in the top nightspots in Egypt for many years, now residing in Florida. Stay after our Friday night show for our post-show discussion with Luna, our band, Amwaaj, and the Jawaahir choreographers!
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund; Heidi Heffelfinger Todd and Steven S. Todd Fund; Lisherness Foundation; O'Shaughnessy Foundation; St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation; Target; Employers Matching Grants from Allstate, Conoco Phillips, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Medtronic, and 3M Foundation; and friends of Jawaahir.
Our show is at Elision Playhouse in Crystal. Parking for Elision Playhouse is shown in green on the pictured map. The church lot entrance is off Colorado Ave.
$40 for adults. $20 for kids 12 and under.
$10 discount for Guild of Middle Eastern Dance members.
Sunday, November 21: You may still come to the show! Just pay at the door. Thank you!
Our Saturday, November 20th matinee at 2pm is a pay-as-able show. This means that you may arrive to Elision Playhouse at 1:30pm and pay what you can (minimum of $5 per person) on a first come, first served basis. If you have prepaid ahead of time, your seat is general seating in a reserved seat section.
through Jawaahir Dance Company. Box office opens one half hour before show begins.
COVID recommendation: Anyone not fully vaccinated is encouraged to wear a mask.
Join us for an evening of vibrant performances from some of Minnesota's Top Performing Belly Dance Companies at the beautiful, newly reopened LUSH Lounge & Theater in Northeast Minneapolis. Hosted by Barátok Belly Dance and featuring Jawaahir Dance Company, Blue Lotus Middle Eastern Dancers, and Al Bahira Middle Eastern Dance Theater. This is a show not to be missed, filled with dazzling performances, beautiful costumes, and incredible artistry. Dinner service is available to make for an extra special night.
Click HERE for more information and to make reservations! All ages show.
We have a License to Thrill! Our dancers will perform solos and duets with local musicians Phil Belknap, David Burk, John Croarkin, Rebecca Dudley, Laura Harada, Tim O’Keefe, and vocalist Laurie Etchen to re-imagine James Bond theme music! This fun show is returning to the Hook and Ladder Theater followed by an open dance party to the music of Amwaaj and Electric Arab Orchestra.
Held at The Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave in Minneapolis. Doors 7pm, music 7:30pm, 21+, $15 in advance/$20 at the door.
More info at Hook and Ladder!
We are looking to bring on new company members and want YOU to audition!
You MUST schedule an audition date and time with Lauren BEFORE April 30 and May 1.
Delight in an afternoon of henna, dance, food, and fun as we once again bring the Middle East to the Midwest. We provide free DIY henna and guests are welcome to bring your own small cushion for comfort. This is a family friendly event, so, bring your kiddos! Children 10 and under are only $5 each and must be accompanied by an adult at $10 each.
$5 tickets for a chance to have Angela, our professional henna artist of Ancient Traditions Mehndi, work her magic on you. She’s so amazing, we want to avoid a long line of people waiting for her designs. We'll pull 10 lucky winners from the magic raffle basket.
$10 tickets for a chance to win a 10-week session of Level 1 or Level 2 classes at The Cassandra School. We’ll pull 2 lucky winners from the magic raffle basket.
Raffle winners are drawn during the show.
$10 per person and $5 per child 10 and under (must accompany an adult).
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