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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.

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Camel market c.1920


Cassandra's Cabaret: Fall Fantasy! (Sept)
Cassandra's Mezza! (Nov)


CSBD Open House (Jan '18)


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



Cassandra by Jan Geisen


Cassandra's Cabaret: Fall Fantasy!
Starring Cassandra,
Monique, Theresa, Zuhra Kiya
with special guests: Performance Adventure class choreographies

Saturday, September 23

Cabaret seating at 7:45 PM. Please arrive promptly as doors will lock at 8:10 PM. 

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3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

Pay at the door please. Your seat is not reserved until we receive payment.

Fancy a fine performance this fall? Fall Fantasy not only features Cassandra, Monique, Theresa, and Zuhra Kiya, but is also the culmination event that concludes all of the Performance Adventure classes. Our studio is transformed into an intimate cabaret setting with sumptuous hors d'oeuvres and an evening of fabulous dance and music. Come and see your friend, family member, coworker, or fellow dancer perform

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Monique by Jan Geisen


Zuhra Kiya


Ya Maktoub  

Cassandra's Mezza
A Delectable Sampling of Jawaahir Dances

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

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

$35 reservations online
$5 discounts for Guild of Oriental Dance members.
Pay-as-able ($5 minimum) on Saturday's matinee at the door.

Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company are proud to present Cassandra’s Mezza, performed 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 the virtuosic Arabic band, Amwaaj, led by drummer Tim O’Keefe, with 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; Ms. Burnstein choreographed an Algerian suite for Jawaahir with the assistance of an Arts Learning Grant from MRAC. 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.

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The Cassandra School Open House

Sunday, January 7, 2018
12:00 – 2:45pm
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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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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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