Jawaahir Dance Company & The Cassandra School: Performing & Teaching Contemporary Middle Eastern & Belly Dance
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CASSANDRA'S MEZZA! A Delectable Sampling of Jawaahir Dances Performance runs November 9-12 at $35 per reservation. Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company are proud to present Cassandra’s Mezza, performing in a most comfortable and intimate setting – our very own Jawaahir Studio Theater! A mezza is the large sampling of delicious Near Eastern appetizers, which this show delivers in dance and music! Featuring live music with our local virtuosic Arabic band, Amwaaj, leb by Tim O'Keefe, our unique concert of dance and music celebrates traditional and contemporary choreographies by Artistic Director, Cassandra Shore, and includes two dances from the world-class guest artist, Samantha Burnstein. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW! All shows are general seating. Don't miss this show!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Cassadandra's Mezza! Interested in donating an evening of your time to our show and earning up to two comp tickets to then relax and view our show? Click here and sign yourself up! Thank you!


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FALL SESSION registration is NOW OPEN at The Cassandra School! This 10-week session began Monday, October 2nd. You may make up missed classes any time during the session in any other class of the same level, at any location. Check the Calendar for class cancellations and other notices.

You may pay for the whole 10-week session, just pay per class, or, you are welcome to buy Monthly Class Cards from your teacher in order to take unlimited classes within one calendar month. Scroll down to Fall Session information on the school website and click on the Price Info button.

New to belly dance? Do something special for yourself! Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. It's also a great emotional release because belly dance is fun and creative! We offer six Level 1 classes all geared for non-dancers. You will learn basic movements and then build upon them. See FAQs. Watch a video about our classes! More questions? Call 612-872-6050.


  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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Jawaahir Dance Company & The Cassandra School - 3010 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406    612-872-6050    | Contact Us |