Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 10:00am - Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 5:00
Elements of Bellydance - Workshops and Gala Performance!
Location: The Swing at MacGuffin, 2nd floor of The Adrienne Theatre, Purple Door
2030 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA

Elements of Bellydance: four amazing workshops with four breath-taking and inspiring dancers and
instructors, including a spectacular Gala Performance on January 8th. Anasma will teach you how to
flow like Water. Shaula will help you master Air through veils. Amalia will show you how to explode
with Fire in your dance. And Alexia will help you get in touch with your funky, Earthy self. More info at

Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 10:00am - In this workshop, Shaula will demonstrate how
to capture breath in veil dance. To begin, a brief description of fabric and veil shapes and how they
affect movement will be given. Next, techniques in keeping the veil aloft and adding an ethereal quality
to the dance including a brief introduction to large double veil will be demonstrated and practiced.
Lastly, a short choreography that can be adapted to many songs and tempos will be taught. Limited
veils of various fabric and shapes will be available for use during the workshop.


Saturday March 12 - 1:00 PM - Veil and Fan Veil Work with Tashira -

Location - Wendi Sue Porter Dance Studio Lanes Mill Rd. Brick, NJ 08724

$40.00 per person

There are very few things more beautiful than masterfully handled veil work. In this two hour class,
we'll spend time on techiques to improve how your veil moves, air flow, body wraps, spinning and
much more. You'll learn traveling choreography to make your veil solos breathtaking!

We will also be having a beautiful Veil Fashion show compliments of Shaula and Silk Dancer!

Get some new ideas for your veilwork by seeing the latest in fabrics for traditional veils, coat-veils,
split-box veils, semi-circle veils and Shaula's trademark Monarch Veils!

March 18 - 20, 2011 - Art of the Belly
A New Belly Dance Festival in Ocean City, Maryland
Hosted by
Naimah  and  Amandari


Saturday, April 9, 2011- 12th Dancefest NJ

Mélange: A Day of Dance Fusion

with guest teacher Michelle DeVine
12th Annual Dancefest New Jersey to explore a mélange of styles in a Day of Dance Fusion, with
special guest teacher, Michelle DeVine!  

Dancefest 2011 will feature three fabulous and unique classes: Fantasy Mélange with Michelle
DeVine - Bellydance inspired by Vaudeville, as taught by a leading teacher in progressive bellydance
fusion;  Theatrical Mélange with Farasha - adding dance melodrama to a mysterious & catchy
Natacha Atlas song; and Oriental Mélange with Su'ad - showing you how to bring the beauty of the
oriental veil to non-oriental music.

Event held at our traditional Dancefest site, the Old Bridge First Aid and Rescue Squad in Old Bridge,
New Jersey. Further details to come. To receive more information email Farasha at
farashadance@gmail.com or Su'ad at nancysuad@gmail.com.

More info on Farasha's website, plus a downloadable registration form and flyers are available on


Fifth annual Spring Caravan is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25 -
Sunday, May 29, 2011!!! Silkdancer vending all weekend!!
once again with fabulous workshops and amazing performances!

The fabulous instructing staff for 2011:
Aepril, MA, Asharah, DC, Neon, NY, Sera Solstice, NY, Tana, NY, Tempest, RI - more to be announced

The festival will be held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center 135 Davidson Ave, Somerset, New Jersey.  
Friday May 27  - 7pm - 11pm - $15
Saturday May 28 - noon - 10pm - $18
Sunday May 29  - 12noon - 8pm. -$18

. http://www.rakkasah.com/spring/






Rakkasah East!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Silkdancer vending all weekend!