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Hotter Than July Bellydance Extravaganza, Saturday July 9th at 1pm, Berkeley, CA Jul. 3rd, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

The Hotter than July Bellydance Extravaganza is a celebration of the Girls Raks Bellydance and Body Image Summer Program.  The event will be held July 9, 2011 at 1:00pm at the La Peña Cultural Center at 3105 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley.  Now in its second year and led by Raks Africa, Girls Raks is a fun and engaging summer program for girls ages 13-19.  The goal of the program is to provide survival tools for girls of all sizes who may struggle with body image and self-esteem issues.  The two-week program gives teenage girls an opportunity to have a body-positive experience, free of judgment and competition.
A $10 to $20 donation at the door is suggested.  The Extravaganza features Bay Area bellydance treasures Nanna Candelaria, Ahava, Monica Berini, Khalilah, Queenie TT, Asata Iman, Zadiyah, Raks al Khalil, Shabnam’s Ooh La La Dancers, Monica McCartney and a special performance from summer program participants, Girls Raks and event producers, Raks Africa.


Shareen El Safy: San Francisco Workshop: July 25, 2010 May. 31st, 2010 @ 10:45 am
Master Instructor of Oriental Dance technique Shareen El Safy is back in San Francisco!

Egyptian Tabla Solo - Shaabi Style
A dynamic routine using a variety of steps from Cairo's Oriental Dancers:
Soulful moves, stylized shimmies and percussive hip work to a new drum
solo by Reda Henkesh.

Sunday, July 25, 2010
11:45AM to 2:45 PM
Check in at 11:30 AM

Lines Dance Center
26 – 7th Street, 5th Floor
Civic Center BART and MUNI station

$50 by May 31 (today!)
$60 by July 23
$65 at the door (cash or check only)

Payment options at http://www.monicaraqs.com/shareen_2010.html

Other details:
Intermediate, advanced or professional level suggested.
Check in at 11:30 AM.
More information at the link above

We'll have a post-workshop dinner get together Sunday evening at Marrakech. 419 O'Farrell, SF, $35 includes dinner and a show.

Shareen El Safy Workshop in San Francisco (11/22/09) Oct. 12th, 2009 @ 09:10 am
Oriental Dance Instructor Shareen El Safy returns to the Bay Area!

This is a great opportunity to study with a master instructor who has worked in Cairo, and studied and taught Egyptian belly dance and folkloric technique with some of the best, and to some of the best.

Shareen will be teaching "Saiidi with an Oriental Twist: A fresh mix of oriental, folkloric and drum solo moves and combos with the latest steps from Cairo's top dancers."

Sunday, November 22, 2009
10:15AM - 1:15PM
San Francisco Dance Center
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june 12-20 in san francisco, CA: devotion Jun. 10th, 2009 @ 10:11 pm

FatChanceBellyDance, Devyani Dance Co., Colleena Shakti, and Teresa Tomb will be performing with live music by Helm
this weekend and next at Devotion in San Francisco

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A Night in the Oasis, Oriental Bazzar Sat April 25th 2009 Apr. 3rd, 2009 @ 03:42 am

Dalloua Dance Company is Proud to bring you

"A Night in the Oasis, Oriental Bazaar"

April 25th 730pm - 1030pm

This is the semi annual event for Dalloua and their friends, and they are excited to bring you a fun filled and thrilling event.

So without further ado...

Please come and Join Dalloua and Friends in celebrating the spring season with an Oriental Bazaar!

Come and enjoy the splendid atmosphere of Java Cafe while sipping their on tap beers and enjoying delectable handmade food.

Sit back and be prepared to be swept away with the enchanting dance performances put on by some of the Sacramento areas and beyond best dancers!

Seating is limited so please arrive early!!

Java Cafe

11755 Fair Oaks Blvd (on the corner of Madison and Fair Oaks)

Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Please call for more directions. (916) 961-2739

** Special note** there is limited chairs available; we advise that you bring your own folding chair, and come early for space. Seating is always first come first serve, and often we pack the house with only standing room

*There is open dance space still currently available, space is limited please contact Mina at dalloua@gmail.com or by phone at 707-623-6959 if you would like a dance space. Also if you know of someone who might be interested in this, please feel free to pass the invite on. -Thank you, Mina *

Thank you for your continued support and interest!


Dalloua Dance Company Director



Phone: 707-623-6959
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» Coin Bra & Belt + Belly Drape + head piece
*takes deep breath*
ok, next up for sale is
my beautiful brass color coin and bell bra and belt set
removed from bra and belt bases
like new
looks like the Ancient Reflections II from Dahlal. probably from the same manufacturer.

$250 + shipping or best offer
final sale
cashier's check or postal money order please.
can't have money stuck in paypal

please feel free to pm, email or call / text with questions
sabrinabellydancer at gmail dot com

Bra Cover with Belly Drape
will fit A-D depending on how you sew the bra cover on your base bra
an A will of course have a longer belly drape
back strap chain is 37" long...not that it really makes a difference cause this set should be sewn onto a sturdy base

includes an extra matching belly drape i just scored. was gonna make a matching head piece. can also be attached for extra coverage on belly or to make bra cover larger

43" end to end. can be shortened with proper tools like pliers
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» Rakkasah West bound!
We (House of Inanna I'm the one who has the bad headdress karma, in the yellow skirt (everybody else had shunned it, so coming late to the election, was stuck with it, there being only four colors and four of us) got into the call queue before noon on call-in day. I was the winning caller--and when a voice answered instead of the sound of the busy-tone, I was too flustered to speak at first.

We were flexible in our timing--I didn't want to be very early or very late, and we got a 12.45 pm spot on the first stage as you go in, on Sunday, which is the lighter day of the weekend for us socially at that time of the year (equinox/Ostara--and in SF, the SF Flower & Garden Show, which I do avoid on the weekend, as Rakkasah in the old site In Richmond was crowded enough for me).

So last year at the new site in Vallejo, it was not so crowded, but it was still awfully warm with all those bodies. The noise level was down to the point my ears and head didn't hurt, and I didn't get the sense of overwhelm I had at the Richmond site. Still not enough seating inside, or enough choice of food, but there is pleasant outdoor seating. Parking was $5, but your vehicles were being watched, allegedly.

Anyhow, we will be doing something to celebrate motherhood and bellydancing, and wearing mostly purple. Beyond that, you'll just have to come watch us.

Crossposted to my journal, bellydancing, paganshmmies
» 1001 Arabian Nights This Sat! Rohnert Park CA!

Saturday, December 6, 2008
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sonoma State University Person's Theater
1801 East Cotati Ave. Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Rohnert Park, CA

Dalloua Dance Company is pleased to present to you 1001 Arabian Nights, Dec 6th 2008, held at Sonoma State University Person's theater. in Santa Rosa. CA and featuring:

Ali Babba and the 40 Thieves : Deeta and Modern Gypsy, Redding, CA www.moderngypsy.org

Cinn D. Baad, the Sailor : Siwa and Dancers of the Crescent Moon, Santa Cruz, CA www.dcm-siwa.com


Aladdin and the Lamp : Shoshanna and Ya Habibi Dance Company, Arcata, CA www.shoshannaland.com

with performances by:

African Tribe : African Queen from San Lorenzo, CA www.afrobellyboogie.com

The 1st Dervish : Annena the Veil Goddess, Novato, CA

The Crafty D'Jinn : Dunia, Hayward, CA www.desertdance.com

The Tale of the 1st Eunuch, Bukhayt : Folk Infusion, Sacramento, CA www.folkInfusion.com

The 2nd Dervish : Mychelle, Sacramento, CA www.mychelledancer.com

The Tale of the Jealous Sisters : Tre Sorèlle, Chico, CA www.ladysakina.com

Dalila the Crafty : Yasmine and Zyphire of Sirens in Sanity, Benicia CA www.sirensinsanity.com

The D'Jinn and the Farmer : TerriAnne and Joweh, Santa Rosa, CA www.terrianneandjoweh.com


Dinarzade and the Harem : Mina and Dalloua, Santa Rosa, CA www.dalloua.com

with Special Guests David (Shahryar), and Raine (Scheherazade).
For tickets go to www.dalloua.com

Pre-Sale = $20 (till Dec 5th) and $25 at the door!

Doors open at 5pm, show starts at 6pm!

» Looking for a teacher in Sacramento, CA
Hello to all of you in the community taking the time to read my post! My name is Ryann. Though I was 18 when I got my first spark of interest in belly dance, it is not until now at the age of 21 that I am in a position where I can actually start attending classes instead of just trying to instruct myself through the use of books and videos.

I am looking for a teacher in the Sacramento area. While it may seem a good thing that there are so many dancers in the area, I find it to be a mixed blessing. There are so many to choose from!

Basically, I’m looking for help in narrowing down the field by way of personal recommendations. If you have had first-hand experience with teachers in the Sacramento area, be they good or not, I want to hear about it!

If you do have teachers that you would like to recommend to me, there are just a few things I would like you to keep in mind:

1. I work Tuesday through Saturday and can’t be anywhere earlier than 7PM.
2. I have never had formal instruction before, so I’m looking for beginner classes.
3. I find myself gravitating toward tribal fusion, but am more than willing to explore.
4. Learning with a group is no problem.

Thanks in advance for all who respond!

x-posted to bd_newbie
» Haunted Oasis! Oct 11th and 12th! Sacramento CA
Workshops are filling up fast! Hurry and reserve your space now! Don't miss out on this great oppertunity to learn from one of the best double veil experts in Northern California!

It's the almost that time of year again, is everyone ready for another October event in Sacramento?

To go along with our haunted theme of last year, Dalloua Dance Co. has a treat for you!

Every year Ghosts and Ghouls come out to play with the ladies of Dalloua Dance Company. This year is not any different and to continue the little twist from last year....

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*Note* Please forward this to those who might be interested. Thank you - Dalloua Dance
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