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Help us celebrate Jawaahir's 25th Anniversary!!
Come to Caravan under the Stars with performances by Cassandra and Jawaahir, live music by Amwaj, and special guest dancers Susana DiPalma (Flamenco) and Rene Thompson (Salsa Cubana).
Come for the show--Stay for the auctions!

Jawaahir gala
Caravan under the Stars

Cassandra teaching at our new studio.
Cassandra teaching
at the 2012 Weeklong
(both photos by Jan Geisen)


Spring Session has started and runs through June first, but you can still join! The Spring Class Schedule is up and on-line registration is open. Feel free to just come to class where we accept cash, check, or credit card. Remember, check the Calendar for class updates and cancellations! New to belly dance? See a video about our classes or see FAQs. More questions? Call 612-872-6050.

Levels 3–5: New class card entitles you to come to unlimited classes in May for only $95!


Caravan under the Stars, Thursday, May 15th. Join our mistress-of-ceremonies, TPT2's Almanac co-host Cathy Wurzer, for an exciting evening with performances by Cassandra and Jawaahir, Amwaj, Susana DiPalma, and Rene Thompson. Of course, we'll also have silent and live auctions, and henna artist Angela from Ancient Traditions Mehndi.


Register now for Cassandra’s Weeklong Oriental Dance Intensive, coming June 2-7.

Working with live music is at the heart and soul of our beautiful dance form!
Cassandra’s Weeklong Intensive 2014 is exclusively focused on working with live music! As always we have live drumming accompaniment for our morning technique, and conditioning and combinations classes. Cassandra is excited and honored to welcome the musicians from Amwaj ALL WEEK in our afternoon sessions, demonstrating with their instruments for you, and taking questions about, important aspects of Arabic music for dance; you will have an opportunity to dance with the solo instrument AND the full ensemble! The Amwaj ensemble will focus on a classic dance piece, so you can create a framework around that music for your own creative solo improvisation or choreography. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

Zulaika of Seattle says: I highly recommend [Cassandra's Weeklong] for all dancers who take the art seriously, for it will elevate you by leaps and bounds. Cassandra's dance technique, musicality, cultural understanding, artistic expression, and professional experience is unparalleled.  And she is so giving and makes it fun!!

We're getting registrations from across the country, so register on-line now. Space is limited.


  Jawaahir Dance Company is dedicated to presenting Middle Eastern dance as a living art form at its highest artistic level, to bringing the rich folkloric heritage of the Middle East to the theater stage, and to providing education about the dance in its authentic form for dance students and the general public. In carrying out our mission, we strive to make our work culturally, financially, and physically accessible to the public. You can support Jawaahir's mission by making a tax deductible donation.



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