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Glastonbury Classes PDF Print E-mail

The Desert Moon Dancers meet on Sundays at the Arthur Murray dance studio in Glastonbury, CT.

Current Class Structure:

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM  Beginner / Technique Drills
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    Troupe rehearsal

We will continue technique building and learning choreography with an eye for performing for those interested. Emphasis will be building of technique, combinations, and musical interpretation with additional work including zils, cane, and veil.

Note: Payment by month only! Classes are $10 per week for the Beginner class.  For troupe pricing or more information, contact Su'ad at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Arthur Murray
Glen Lochen Mall
39 New London Turnpike
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Other Classes PDF Print E-mail

Other classes are available.  Contact Suad ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for more information.



Tarik March 2017 PDF Print E-mail


Farasha & Su'ad Present:

"AfroBeat Belly Dance" with Tarik Sultan

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Connecticut College
Crozier Williams Student Center
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT

Directions to Conn College

AfroBeat Belly Dance is a blend of music and dance styles drawing inspiration from across the African Diaspora and continent. Egyptian, Moroccan, and Congolese all meet Latin America and the Caribbean to create expressive dances full of passion and soul.

In this workshop, you will learn a choreography that combines elements of Egyptian, Congolese, and Caribbean movements to create a hot and spicy gumbo full of excitement and the celebration of life. It's guaranteed to get everyone up and out of their seats!

25th Anniversary Show PDF Print E-mail

Desert Moon Dancers

Desert Moon Dancers 25th Anniversary Show

Saturday, December 10, 2016
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Desert Moon Dancers

Connecticut College
Cummings Arts Center
Evan Halls Theater
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT

The Desert Moon Dancers (DMD) Middle Eastern Dance troupe of CT celebrate 25 years of "belly" dance in this special show that is a benefit for AmeriCares. They will be joined onstage by dance friends:

  • Mystic Moonlight Dancers (NJ)
  • Venus Rising (CT)
  • The Beledi Babes (MA)
  • Judy's Gypsies (CT)

All proceeds will be donated to AmeriCares -- an emergency response and global health organization that saves lives and builds healthier futures for people in crisis in the U.S. and around the world. With headquarters in Connecticut, AmeriCares is the No. 1 nonprofit provider of donated medicines and supplies, including emergency preparedness, response and recovery efforts, and programs that improve health outcomes.

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Marco Polo 2016 PDF Print E-mail

Marco Polo - The Belly Dance Connection

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Sad news! The Marco Polo has been sold, and all BD Connection events that had been planned there have been cancelled.

We hope that Shalimar will find another venue or come to an agreement with the new owners.

Until then, keep dancing!


Phaedra - March 2016 PDF Print E-mail


Farasha & Su'ad Present:

"The Joy of Dance" with Phaedra of Boston

Phaedra of Boston

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Connecticut College
Crozier Williams Student Center
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT

Directions to Conn College

Phaedra will be teaching 2 classes: Classic 9/8, working with classic fast Turkish/Armenian steps as used in old-style nightclub performances, and Veil Mastery, advanced veil techniques and a short combination. Classes will be followed by our popular evening showcase featuring Phaedra and local area dancers (open to workshop attendees -- sign up soon)!

Birka 2016 PDF Print E-mail

Market Day at Birka

Desert Moon Dancers

The Desert Moon Dancers will be performing at A Market Day at Birka.

The Barony of Stonemarche invites you to A Market Day at Birka XXVII! This annual event will be held on January 29-30, 2016, at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH.

Marco Polo 2015 PDF Print E-mail

Marco Polo - Dining and Dancing!

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Shimmy into Halloween with the Desert Moon Dancers in the banquet hall of the Marco Polo restaurant!

Fri., October 30, 2015
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Doors open at 6:00

Marco Polo Restaurant
Route 44
East Hartford, CT

An $8 cover charge applies.  Order a meal, sit back, and enjoy the show!  (Costumes encouraged!)

Sponsored by Shalimar of BellyDance Connecticut.

Rakkasah 2015 PDF Print E-mail

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It's time for Rakkasah East again!  Pack up your costumes and bling, take a couple of days off from work to take some workshops, and head for New Jersey!

Fall Fantasia 2015 PDF Print E-mail

Farasha and Su'ad

NJ Fall Fantasia IV - Shimmy for a Paws II

Su'ad and Farasha invite you to another exciting afternoon of dance!

Come and shimmy for a great cause, to support The Associated Human Society's Popcorn Park Zoo!

Sat., September 26, 2014
Brick Township EMS
500 Aurora Place
Brick, NJ 08723

Join us as we share an afternoon chock full of beautiful dancers and dances of all styles.  The Desert Moon Dancers will be there!

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