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Upcoming Cassandra and Jawaahir Events

2016 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 Cabaret (Feb)
What's Love Got To Do With It? (Feb)
Class Showings (March)
SOS Hafla (March)

Jawaahir Annual Gala (May)
Cassandra's Weeklong Intensive
Jawaahir's Annual Show (Sept)




Cassandra's Cabaret: Winter White!
Starring Cassandra, Iscah, Penelope, and Theresa

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8:00pm
Jawaahir Studio Theater Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Join Cassandra as she transforms the Jawaahir Studio Theater into a Cabaret! Intimate tables, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and an evening of fabulous dance and music. Seating starts at 7:45.

There are still a few seats available, so feel free to come if you'd like to see this fabulous show!
Only $30.

Your seat is not reserved until we receive payment. If you reserved seats for the December Cabaret, please contact Cassandra.

For further information, call 612-872-6050, or email genmanager@jawaahir.org

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"What's Love Got To Do With It?" Pre-Valentine's Day Revue

Friday, February 12, 2016
Hospitality Hour at 7:30pm, Performance at 8:00pm

University Club of St. Paul
420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102

FREE - Donations to a philanthropic cause greatly appreciated. (Cash bar)

Ask Cleopatra. Love can be grand. It can be passionate. And sometimes, downright deadly. Just when you think the future is bright and you’ve got the world at your feet – Boom! The bottom drops out and you’re searching for your robe and your crown for a night spent watching the director’s cut version of Snakes on a Plane. Or just when you’ve given up hope – Boom! Mr. or Ms. Right comes along and conquers your heart!

Join actors, storytellers, singers, poets, and Jawaahir when they gather at the historic University Club of St. Paul to explore the many faces of love. Special appearances by Lord Byron and – Cleopatra herself. It’s this year’s edition of “What’s Love Got To With It?” Pre-Valentine’s Day Revue.

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Showings flyer  

Class Showings for Winter Session (all classes)

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Jawaahir Studio Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Join us for class "showings" – not formal performances but a chance to show what you've been learning and polishing. It's for all levels, so you can see what's in store for you. Free and open to the public, it's a chance for you to invite friends and family to see your progress and to have fun!

Review of a previous Class Showings


"The class showing was SPECTACULAR!
Even people who were shy in class were thrilled to be performing and had great energy during the show. Students were excited to show what they knew. There was even one class that had only one student performing, but she went on accompanied by her teacher and did a great job!
The students who watched the upper levels perform were excited and inspired to see what else they could learn. The audience clapped along and supported the performers with great energy, and students were thrilled to see their teachers dance."

Check back for our Class Showings flyer.

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Sisters of the Sahara Hafla: Shimmy Into Spring!

Friday, March 18, 2016

200 W Burnsville Pkwy Burnsville, MN 55337

Tickets $5 suggested at the door

A casual hafla for SOS friends and family! We will be featuring performances from SOS, their students, student groups, and guest artists like Jawaahir. Seating is on the floor in a dance studio, so bring some pillows or a yoga mat and get comfy!

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gala guests
photo by Jan Geisen


Caravan under the Stars
Jawaahir's Annual Gala & Fundraiser

Thursday, May 12, 2016
6:00 – 10:00pm

Jawaahir Studio Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis

Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Come have some fun with us!

By coming, you are automatically entered into a raffle to win tickets to our Fall theater show. To win, you must be present at the drawing at the end of our party.

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.

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

Weeklong flyer


Cassandra's 2016 Weeklong Oriental Dance Intensive

Monday-Saturday, June 13–18, 2016
Jawaahir Studio
Accessibility symbol.
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

It's our 15th anniversary! Join us for this 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)
  • Oriental and folkloric technique
  • 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
  • Vendor: Dahlal International will be vending Thursday, Friday, Friday night and Saturday! 

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

See the flyer.

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.

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 21, 2016. Cancellations receive 50% refund (less deposit).

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Sing To Me a Little.
photos by Hilary Smith from last year's Sing To Me A Little show


Jawaahir's 2016 Annual Show: SAVE THE DATE!!!

Wednesday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016

We can't wait to tell you all about our next big show. It's going to be even MORE exciting than last year's show!! So, plan on joining us as we enter our 2nd year at The Lab Theater.

The Lab Theater Accessibility symbol.
700 First Street North  
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Free on-street parking after 6:00pm Monday–Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday.
There is also a pay lot across the street.

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