DMD 20th Anniversary Hafla Print
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 18:53

Desert Moon Dancers 20th Anniversary Hafla

Saturday, December 10, 2011
Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Glen Lochen Mall
31 New London Turnpike
Glastonbury, CT

6:00 PM
7:00 PM
9:00 ish
Let them eat cake!

In 1990 Su'ad began teaching Middle Eastern dance lessons in Barkhampstead, CT. In 1991 we had our first performance at the SCA East Kingdom University event, and as a class we decided to call ourselves the Desert Moon Dancers. 20 years later... the troupe is still going strong.

On December 10th we celebrated 20 years as a troupe.  Seating was limited, so the hafla was invitation-only.  Approximately 60 friends and family joined us as we treated them to a walk down memory lane, performing dances that we did at our very first performance, dances we only learned or created in the past year, and many dances in between.   A slideshow greeted our guests as they arrived, with countless photos and the occasional "notable quotable" for them to enjoy or puzzle over.  Rik announced the show, which included telling a handful of stories, both short and long, about memorable events that tied into certain dances.

All around, it was a magical evening.


Cast photo boards from DMD 20th