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Upcoming Cassandra and Jawaahir Events

2017 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's Mezza! (Nov)
CSBD Open House (Jan '18)


Henna Party (Jan '18)


Oasis Dance Camp South (Jan '18)
Oasis Dance Camp Egypt
(Mar '18)



Anda Aleik

Andalousi group



Cassandra's Mezza!
A Delectable Sampling of Jawaahir Dances

Thursday–Sunday, November 9–12, 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.

Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm.
Post-show discussion with our wonderful artists on Friday evening!
Jawaahir Studio Theater Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

$35 reservations online. All shows are general seating.
$5 discounts for Guild of Oriental Dance members.
Pay-as-able ($5 minimum) on Saturday's matinee at the door for all available seats on a first-come-first-served basis.

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, led by drummer Tim O’Keefe, and his wife, violinist Laura Harada. Mr. O’Keefe has earned renown as the finest ethnic percussionist in the Upper Midwest. 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.

Photos by Jan Geisen. Poster and postcard designed by Genevieve Johnsen.

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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Andalousi Zay al Hawa Longa


The Cassandra School Open House

Sunday, January 7, 2018
12:00 – 2:45pm
Jawaahir Studio Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Join us for 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!

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Angela Skrade of Ancient Traditions Mehndi


Jawaahir's 25th Annual Henna Party Open Stage

Sunday, January 21, 2018
2:30 – 5:00pm
Jawaahir Studio Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

$10 per person, $5 per child 10 and under
Online reservations now, or, you may pay at the door. Both raffles are pay-at-the-door only.

Raffle #1:
$5 tickets for a chance to have Angela, our henna artist of Ancient Traditions Mehndi, work her magic on you. She’s so amazing, we want to avoid a long line of people waiting for her designs. We'll pull 10 lucky winners from the magic raffle basket.

Raffle #2:
$10 tickets for a chance to win a 10-week session of Level 1 or Level 2 classes at The Cassandra School. We’ll pull 2 lucky winners from the magic raffle basket.

Delight in an afternoon of henna, dance, food, and fun as we once again bring the Middle East to the Midwest. We provide free DIY henna and guests are welcome to bring your own small cushion for comfort!

● Performance by Jawaahir and Open Stage at 2:30pm.
● Indulge in the ritual of henna painting traditionally done at women's celebrations.
● Enter our two awesome raffles.
● Rejuvenate with an assortment of snacks and beverages.
● Mingle with friends and Jawaahir members.
● Experience the hospitality the Middle East is known for!

WANT TO PERFORM? Contact Cassandra directly at cassandra@jawaahir.org or 612-872-6050. First come, first served. Limit your piece to 5 minutes or less please.

Photos by Jan Geisen.

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Oasis Camp South Dance Retreat

January 26-28, 2018

Delray Beach, FL

For more information, check out the Oasis Dance Camp website.

Oasis is coming to Florida bringing a full weekend of intensive Oriental Dance training with Cassandra Shore, class accompaniment by Nicole LeCorgne, an evening of performances featuring Cassandra, a
henna party, and over ten hours of instruction.

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Oasis Camp Egypt

March 17-30, 2018

13 days & 14 nights of Egypt including Nile cruise!

For more information, check out the Oasis Dance Camp website.

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