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Yousry Sharif - Boston 2013 PDF Print E-mail

Yousry Sharif

Yousry Sharif 2-Day Workshop, Sponsored by Katia of Boston

Yousry returns to the greater Boston area to teach a two-day workshop in Lakeville, MA.

May 18 - 19, 2013
Kalia Karr Dance Studio
105 Charles Eldridge Drive
Lakeville, MA 02347

Desert Moon Dancers will be joining other guest dancers who have studied with Yousry in the Sahara Sunset concert/show on Saturday evening.  We will be performing our popular Rakset al Assaya, a traditional cane and stick dance choreographed by Su'ad and Yousry.

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DanceFest NJ 2013 PDF Print E-mail

DanceFest NJ 2013Farasha and Su'ad

Missed the Fall Fantasia show last September?  Saw it, and can't wait for more?

Sunday, April 7, 2013
Brick Township First Aid Squad
500 Aurora Place
Brick, NJ 08723

Su'ad and Farasha invite you to share in an afternoon full of beautiful and breathtaking performances by some of your favorite dancers, including YOU!

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New London 2013 - Cairo in Connecticut PDF Print E-mail

Habiba

Farasha & Su'ad Present:

Habiba - "Cairo in Connecticut"

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Connecticut College
Crozier Williams Student Center
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT

For the 2013 master seminar, Su'ad and Farasha bring back the wonderful Habiba of Philadelphia. 

Habiba will be teaching combinations from the great choreographer, Mahmoud Reda, and an original choreography using these classic movements!

 

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Rakkasah East 2012 PDF Print E-mail

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

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NJ Fall Fantasia 2012 PDF Print E-mail

Farasha and Su'ad

NJ Fall Fantasia 2012

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

Sat., September 22, 2012
Brick Township First Aid Squad
500 Aurora Place
Brick, NJ 08723

Join us as we share an evening chock full of beautiful dancers and dances of all styles.  The Desert Moon Dancers will be there, premiering a special, new number.  You won't want to miss this one!

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Hafla Beyond the Mountain 2012 PDF Print E-mail

Hafla Beyond the Mountain

Desert Moon Dancers

Join us for a day of Near and Middle Eastern dance and music in the Middle Ages at our first ever Barony Beyond the Mountain Hafla!  Get ready for mid-summer events - Pennsic and beyond.  Our class theme will be Bringing the Past into the Present - how to bring period knowledge into our Middle Eastern practice in these current Middle Ages.  And, of course, to have fun while doing so!

Sat., June 30, 2012
Connecticut College
Crozier Williams Student Center
2nd Floor Dance Department
New London, CT

Note - This event is offered through the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA, Inc.).  All attendees must make an attempt at period garb - approximately 600 - 1600 AD.

The event will be held indoors at the Connecticut College Crozier Williams Student Center in the second floor Dance Department.  We will have use of two very nice large dance spaces, including one with mirrors, and a large space for musicians to get together and make noise.  There is smaller less formal space for other types of classes related to Middle Eastern culture (costuming, henna, and the like).  One of the dance spaces will also serve as the hafla performance space and has a wooden floor area for dancing and lots of audience space.

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Amaya Showcase 2012 PDF Print E-mail

Amaya - Wise Woman Dancer

Amaya

The Desert Moon Dancers will be attending Amaya's workshop and performing in the evening showcase.

Sat., June 2, 2012
The Dragon's Egg
Ledyard, CT

Join us for a day of dance:
- Lyrical Veil in the morning (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
- Bert Balladine Baladi Style in the afternoon (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM) 
- Evening Showcase (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Showcase tickets are $10 (FREE To workshop participants).

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CCSU International Festival 2012 PDF Print E-mail

The 2012 International Festival at Central CT State University in New Britain, CT is almost here!CCSU logo

Desert Moon Dancers have been participating in this wonderful, annual event for around 20 years.  Come enjoy a day of celebrating international engagement, cultural diversity, and crossing borders.

Sunday, April 22, 2011
12:00 - 4:00 PM
CCSU Alumni Hall Student Center
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT

 

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DanceFest NJ 2012 PDF Print E-mail

The 13th Annual DanceFest New JerseyChadia

Farasha & Su'ad Dance and Designs present:

Revisit Classic Oriental Dance with Chadia, Farasha, and Su'ad!

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Old Bridge First Aid & Rescue Squad
200 Marlboro Road
Old Bridge, NJ

3 Middle Eastern dance seminars and an evening hafla show!

  • Not Too Shaabi class with Farasha - Grab your zills for this class featuring zill technique and choreography to a funky Egyptian shaabi number.
  • Tantalizing Taxims with Su'ad - Practice the beautiful and expressive art of dancing to music without rhythm.
  • Classic Combinations with Chadia - Fun and fabulous traveling steps, combinations, plus a short choreography.

Download a printable registration form now!

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Wings over Connecticut PDF Print E-mail

 

Farasha & Su'ad Present:

Ayshe - "Wings over Connecticut"

Ayshe

Saturday, March 17, 2012
Connecticut College
Crozier Williams Student Center
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT

Ayshe is a New York dance artist, choreographer, and designer who blends Greek and American heritage to create an exotic and unusual style. She has trained extensively in classical ballet, modern dance, yoga, and numerous ethnic dance forms - particularly Middle Eastern, ancient Pharaonic, and Indian. She holds a B.A. from Hunter College in Dance & Human Movement, Archaeology, and Middle Eastern Studies.

Wings were originally used for costuming in Las Vegas acts and Caribbean carnival parades. They found their way into Middle Eastern dance as a means to depict the Egyptian goddess, Isis, who appears on ancient wall paintings with large bird wings. Ayshe is responsible for the initiation of use of "Wings of Isis" as a spectacular belly dance prop that transforms a dancer into a vision of a winged goddess. Her instructional DVD, WINGS: THE COMPLETE TECHNIQUE, is the only one of its kind, fully describing and teaching, step by step, the movement vocabulary that Ayshe has created for dancing with wings.

Farasha and Su’ad are proud to sponsor this innovative and creative dancer and teacher. Whether you have used wings before, or this is your first time, this workshop will provide you with techniques and movement combinations to enhance your own dance using “Wings of Isis”.

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