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Playful, dramatic, and always joyous, Jawaahir Dance Company performs a diverse repertoire of folkloric and more contemporary dances that will expand your perceptions of Middle Eastern dance with our professionally trained dancers. Jawaahir regularly receives glowing praise: "...[these are] dancers who have studied Middle Eastern dance with great devotion and who present it with authenticity and flair..." (StarTribune, Minneapolis).
Jawaahir creates exceptional educational programs that include audience participation. Hear the traditional rhythms on live instruments, see the distinctive folk costumes, and experience the expressive dance traditions of Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Tunisia, the Saudi Gulf, and North Africa as Jawaahir introduces each dance with relevant movement, musical, and cultural information.
Often students and audience members are encouraged to participate by clapping to the music and learning simple movements.
Our female audience members get to put on a gorgeous thobe (dress) over their clothing to learn simple Khaleegy movements that include hair tossing!
Our male audience members get to swing a tahtib (cane) to learn cane techniques that include joyful mock combat!
We send a professional dancer or dancers to add joy, beauty, and excitement to your special occasion. From cultural events to themed parties, Jawaahir has the experience and the resources to ornament your special occasion.
Our extensive repertoire ranges from traditional folk dances, presented in authentic costumes and set to authentic music, to theatrical pieces that bring the flair and imagination of the Arabian Nights to life!
We provide everything from a soloist performance to a full company performance. We are perfect for your wedding, bachelorette party, birthday party, or any other festive occasion. We provide consultation services on music, cultural traditions, esthetics, and other resources to enhance your event.
Our professionally trained dancers may:
Whether it’s presenting a traditional dance with its regional music and costumes, or a contemporary dance with modern sensibilities, all of Jawaahir Dance Company’s performances are presented in authentic Middle Eastern style. Our shows are a feast for the senses! The music is mesmerizing, the costumes are sumptuous, the dancing is playful, dramatic, and always joyous! Jawaahir offers a variety of performance options and will tailor performances to meet your organization's needs and budget.
Hire Cassandra! Around the country or around the world! Cassandra offers 2-hour to 2-day workshops, private group classes, or lecture-demonstrations focusing on one or many Middle Eastern countries or regions.
Are you having trouble with your shimmies? Zil work not up to where you want it to be? Have a choreography that needs to be improved? Just want to raise the level of your dancing? All of these are excellent reasons to schedule a private lesson with Cassandra.
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Contact Cassandra at 612-872-6050 (no texts) or email to make arrangements.