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Upcoming Cassandra and Jawaahir Events


2015 Printable
Events Calendar

Details for Cassandra and Jawaahir public performances, workshops, and seminars here and around the world. Call the office for more information on educational shows and private functions.

Photo of camels at an oasis.
Camel market c.1920


Cassandra School Open House (January)
Henna Party (January)
Caravan under the Stars (May)
Cassandra's Weeklong (June)
Blaine Festival (June)


Open House flyer

Cassandra teaching at our new studio.
photo by Jan Geisen


Cassandra School Open House

Sunday, January 4, 2015
Jawaahir Studio Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis
12:30 - 3:15pm

Join us for 8 FREE mini-classes, and refreshments!
Classes open to new and current students.
NEW STUDENTS — Receive $10 off a full session when you register at the Open House!

12:30 – 12:45 pm  Beginners (Level 1) with CASSANDRA
12:50 – 1:05 pm    Level 2 with ANGELA
1:10 – 1:25 pm      Level 3 with RENEE
1:30 – 1:45 pm      Level 4 with LESLIE
1:50 – 2:05 pm      Ballet with JENNY
2:10 – 2:25 pm      Level 5 with CASSANDRA
2:30 – 2:45 pm      Technique Intensive with CASSANDRA
2:50 – 3:05 pm      Beginners (Level 1) with JENNY

Print out the flyer!

The School offers 20 classes each week, for students ranging from two left feet, to Jawaahir company members continually honing their skills. All ages, levels, shapes, and sizes!

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Angela doing henna.


Henna Party 2013
photo by Jan Geisen


Jawaahir's 22nd Annual Henna Party

Sunday, January 25, 2015
2:30 - 5:00pm
Jawaahir Minneapolis Studio Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

$12 per person, $10 per person for groups of 5 or more.
Walk-ins welcome; tickets available on-line and at the door.

Jawaahir's 22nd Annual Henna Party is coming! Delight in an afternoon of henna, dance, food, and fun as we once again bring the Middle East to the Midwest. See the flyer (for both the Henna Party and the Weeklong).

● Performance by Jawaahir at 2:30.
● Informal dance instruction in basic moves from the Arabian Peninsula.
● Cut loose with your own moves during the open dancing.
● Indulge in the ritual of henna painting traditionally done at women's celebrations.
● Win a chance to have Angela of Ancient Traditions Mehndi create her unique henna designs on you!
● Rejuvenate with an assortment of Middle Eastern snacks and beverages.
● Mingle with friends and Jawaahir members.
● Experience the hospitality the Middle East is known for!

Bring your drums for jamming and and cushions for your comfort. We provide free DIY henna!

Two raffles:
Our henna artist Angela of Ancient Traditions Mehndi is so amazing, we want to avoid a long line of people waiting for her designs. So, we're selling raffle tickets for a chance to have Angela work her magic on you. The tickets are $5, and we'll pull 10 lucky winners from the magic raffle basket.

Also, we're raffling off two 10-week sessions of Level 1 or Level 2 classes at The Cassandra School. Raffle tickets are $10.

From Teri K about the 2013 Henna Party: Thank you all for the wonderful party yesterday - it really turned a cold afternoon into a warm one!!! I loved the "hello" dance, and dancing with the big sparkly veil-dresses! The dance performances were beautiful, amazing, inspiring, and fun!! The veil fans were just as good as fireworks to me! The music was great; the colorful rugs were cool (I wish now I had taken pictures of that floor!); the henna was a hoot; and the food was FABULOUS too! Thank you all for your generosity. I know it's a lot of work to cut a big bowl of cherry tomatoes for salad (yum!). And wow - who put the butter in those 7-layer bars?! Delicious! Thank You! It was Fun Visiting with People Too!

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Jawaahir gala
Caravan under the Stars
photo by Jan Geisen


Caravan under the StarsAccessibility symbol.
Jawaahir's Annual Gala & Fundraiser

Thursday, May 14
Jawaahir Studio
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis

Tickets $25 on-line and $30 at the door.
Spend at least $100 and receive a ticket to the dress rehearsal for Jawaahir's next show.

Join our mistress-of-ceremonies, TPT2's Almanac co-host Cathy Wurzer, for an exciting evening with performances by Cassandra and Jawaahir. Of course, we'll also have silent and live auctions, and henna artist Angela from Ancient Traditions Mehndi.

Find beautiful treasures hand-picked by Cassandra in Morocco, gorgeous costume accessories, classes and tuition discounts, restaurant gift certificates, theater tickets, CDs and DVDs, art museum membership, amusement park and festival passes, unique artisan jewelry, stunning visual art, Minnesota craft beers, hand-thrown ceramics, exotic household décor… and much more!

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Cassandra teaching at our new studio.
Cassandra teaching
at the 2012 Weeklong
(Photo by Jan Geise

Weeklong 2015 flyer


Cassandra's 2015 Weeklong Oriental Dance Intensive

Read a review of a past workshop by one of the participants, Sherezzah Bint al-Waha.
Read the Winter 2011 Beledi Beat for a Weeklong Intensive Preview by Patricia Cumbie.

Monday-Saturday, June 1–6, 2015
Jawaahir Studios
Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

A six-day workshop taught by the fabulous Cassandra:

  • Five days of dance classes (10:00–4:30)
  • Three performances included: Participant dinner show (Monday), Enchanted Evening (Friday), Cassandra's Cabaret (Saturday)
  • Technique for Oriental and folkloric
  • Conditioning and stretching
  • Lecture classes daily
  • At least 3 helpful teaching assistants available to give you individual attention at all times
  • Live drum accompanist
  • Saturday review/video session
  • Vendors

Cost of the complete weeklong package: USD $675.
Space is limited to 25 participants.
Registration available on-line.

See the flyer.

If you are coming from out of town and want advanced information about accommodations or things to do in the area, contact Angela at admin@jawaahir.org or 612-872-6050.

A $100 non-refundable deposit will secure your place in the Intensive. Balance is due May 17, 2015. Cancellations receive 50% refund (less deposit).

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Blaine Festival  

Blaine Festival 2015

Saturday, June 27. 4:30-5:00.

The Blaine Festival, June 26-28, is an annual community celebration with weekend-long events for every member of the family. This year’s celebration will be held at Aquatore Park and showcases a wide variety of entertainment with something for every one.

The weekend gala includes a carnival, craft shows, helicopter rides, magician, recreational activities, food, and live bands to name a few.

For more information, go to the Blaine Festival website.

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