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Gift Certificates
DVDs
Finger Cymbals (Zils)
CDs
T-Shirts
Brochures: Yalla!



(Each DVD and CD has a short clip available by clicking the link.)

     
     

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          Jawaahir Dance Company, 3010 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406;
    Call us and pay by credit card at 612-872-6050;
    Make an appointment and stop in the office.

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Gift Certificates

               
 

Sample gift certificate.

 

Gift certificate for one 10-week session of Level 1 or Level 2 Belly Dance classes.
 

 

$140

 
   

Gift certificate for one 10-week session of Level 3, 4, or 5 Belly Dance classes.

 

$160

 
               
     

Gift certificates are available in any amount by calling the office at 612-872-6050.

       
 

 

 

 

       
   

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DVDs

               
 

Cover of Cassandra's Conditioning Class DVD.
Click to view DVD jacket

Photo of Cassandra from her Conditioning DVD.
Click to play, 2:20, 4MB

 

Cassandra's Conditioning Class-
Strengthening, Conditioning and
Body Awareness for the Dancer

This set is an introduction to Cassandra's unique dance conditioning class. It is designed to introduce the dancer to a proven method of improving technique, and through better dance conditioning, improved performance skills.

Maura Enright says: I bought Cassandra Shore’s DVDs last year and found them excellent; she includes some unusual (and potent) exercises; if I were to tell you that a painful problem with mobility in one shoulder was resolved after a few days with EVE #1, would you find it hard to believe? I did.

Here's an excerpt from a review by Samira Shuruk, in The Gilded Serpent: Cassandra’s teaching method offers both excellent explanations for body awareness and wonderful technique. The body awareness stems largely from her descriptions of how a move should feel physically, something often absent in some teaching videos or classrooms... If as a teacher you feel you could offer more in depth explanations to your students, this video provides excellent examples. (Click here for the full review.)

Talia says: Using these unique conditioning exercises is sure to improve dancer technique, strength, and performance skills. If you are interested in making your body a dancer's body and extending the length of your career, this DVD set is for you. I highly recommend it! (Click here for the full review.)

       
   

Volume 1
Foundational Techniques
  Introduction
  Warm Ups
  Feet and Legs
  Spine and Back
  Abdominals
  Hips, Thighs and Gluteus
  Upper Body
  General Stretches
  Performance from
      Oasis East, July 2007

Volume 2
Advanced Techniques
  Introduction
  Warm Ups
  Feet and Legs
  Spine and Back
  Abdominals
  Hips, Thighs and Gluteus
  Upper Body
  General Stretches
  Performance from
      Oasis West, October 2004
 

       
   

Two DVD set, 85 minutes, includes shipping ($40 at the studio)

 

$45

               
               
 

Photo of Cassandra, American Dancer DVD.
Click to view DVD cover

Photo of Cassandra from American Dancer DVD.
Click to play, 1:50, 3.8MB

 

American Dancer, Volume I
An Introduction to Bellydancing

The video starts with a 12 minute stage performance by Cassandra followed by 48 minutes of Cassandra teaching the basic movement vocabulary. Cassandra focuses on clearly showing how the movements are done so you can start to learn to belly dance.


   

             
   

DVD, includes shipping ($35 at the studio)

 

$40

             
               
 

Cassandra Live volume 1 DVD cover.

 

Cassandra Live! Volume 1

This DVD includes some of Cassandra's finest performances from the 1980s, including her Middle Eastern rock video! It was previously released on videotape, but has been re-mastered for this special re-release.

       
   

Sample, 1:00, 1.7MB

       
   

DVD, includes shipping ($35 at the studio)

 

$40

             
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  Cassandra Live volume 1 DVD cover.  

Cassandra Live! Volume 2

A two disc set remastered into DVD format. Includes more of Cassandra's finest performances from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

       
   

Sample, 1:30, 2.8MB

       
   

DVD, includes shipping ($40 at the studio)

 

$45

   

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Finger Cymbals (Zils)

             
 

Plain finger cymbals picture.
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Plain Finger Cymbals
Manufactured by Turquoise. Each set consists of four finger cymbals with elastic and pouch.

       
   

Size A is 2 1/16" diameter, includes shipping

 

$24

 

 

Size EB is 2 1/4" diameter, includes shipping
(This is what we recommend for beginners.)

 

$26

 

 

Size B is 2 1/2" diameter, includes shipping

 

$37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patterned finger cymbals picture.
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Patterned Finger Cymbals
Manufactured by Turquoise. Each set consists of four finger cymbals with elastic and pouch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Size A is 2 1/16" diameter, includes shipping

 

$26

 

 

Size EB is 2 1/4" diameter, includes shipping

 

$30

 

 

Size B is 2 1/2" diameter, includes shipping

 

$40

 

 

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CDs

       

 

  Belly dance practice picture.  

Warm Up Music
Turkish & Egyptian Music
Remastered and enhanced; reissue of the blue audio tape with 60 minutes of music from Cassandra's Conditioning Class. If you can't make class, this is great accompaniment to stretching and warming up your body for the day.

Benim Ishi; Biz Avrilamayiz; Selam Olsun; Rampi, Rampi; Hoplada; Mastika; Sulukule; Hani Shakir 1; Hani Shakir 2; Hani Shakir 3; Hani Shakir 4; Hani Shakir 5

       
   

Audio CD, includes shipping

 

$15

               
  Belly dance practice picture.

 

 

Belly Dance Practice I
Remastered and enhanced; reissue of the green audio tape with 60 minutes of music.

Gypsy 2X ; Nebtedi Menien al Hikaya 2X; Sallam Aley 2X; Short Rakset Nelli; Rakset Nelli; Bedouin Wedding Song; Saidi Ghawazee Music; Abaad (Saudi gulf rhythm); Dere (Turkish 9/8); Aziza Routine

       
 

 

Audio CD, includes shipping

 

$15

             
   Belly Dance Practice CD cover.  

Belly Dance Practice II
More of Cassandra's favorite practice music.

Saidi; Ayoub; Sahara City (Old Version); Saidi Ya Boy; Ya'nawaim; Harram T'AHebbak; Ya Dalaa Dallaa (Lebanon); Noura Noura; Rakset Al Asaya; Rakset Banat Baladi; Salametha Mou Hassan; Ya Amm; Belaraby; Lama Bada Yatathena; Rome Oyun Havasi

       
     

Audio CD, includes shipping

 

$15

               
  Music From Cassandra Vol 1  

Music from Cassandra I
Cassandra's favorite performance music.

Remastered and enhanced; this is a reissue of the white audio tape with 60 minutes of music.

Itdella alla Keifak; Faruk Salame Routine; Drum Solo by Abboud;Safaroo (Saudi Arabian); Pop Oryantal Routine; Yalou Lali (Tunisian); Badawist (Lebanese); Fifi Abdou Dance

       
     

Audio CD, includes shipping

 

$15

               
  Music From Cassandra Vol 2  

Music from Cassandra II
More of Cassandra's favorite performance music.

Remastered and enhanced; this is a reissue of the yellow audio tape with 60 minutes of music.

Kalaam El Nass; Taw’um Rohay; Basboussa; Oum Kalthoum Cocktail; Lucy; Afrah Al Chaab; Sahara City; Laabit al Hob; Café Dance; Kolli Ma B’choufak; Faug An Nahkl

   

 

 
     

Audio CD, includes shipping

 

$15

               
  Music From Cassandra Vol 3  

Music from Cassandra III
Even more of Cassandra's favorite performance music.

Remastered and enhanced; this is a reissue of the red audio tape with 60 minutes of music.

Khatwet Habibi; Adda al Helaywa; Kahrahmanah; Abi Minha al Khabr; Al Hob Kollu; Layalli Sabaya; Nasa; Ali Loz; Gol al Rabat

       
     

Audio CD, includes shipping

 

$15

               
  Music from Cassandra, volume one photo.  

Music from Cassandra IV
Yet more of Cassandra's favorite performance music.

Songs by Ahmad Adawayya.

Tamerhenna Routine 20:08 (Mustapha Hamido); Ayela Tayha 6:43; New Ya Mustapha Routine 19:40 (Mustapha Hamido); Sha'abi Medley 11:07; Basha 10:40

       
     

Audio CD, includes shipping

 

$15

               
  Music From Cassandra, Class Choreo  

Music from Cassandra: Class Choreography

Fi El Asel; El Allem Allah; Low Can Yerkeik; Albi Mal; Nar Choreography; Cham al-Nassim; Souhair's Tabla; Mizmar Saidi; Nado; Dina; Hoplada; Tabla Exotica; Rhumba Bolero;Ahlel Hawa; Mawoud; Yala Hawa; Raks Finale; Eshta Ya Amar

 

 

   
     

Audio CD, includes shipping

 

$15

     

 

 

 

   
  Photo of Music from Cassandra: Class Choreography CD.  

Class Choreography Music 2007 Version 2

The Speechless Animal; Aktar Wahed; Fi El Awel; Albi Mal; Nar Choreography; Cham al-Nissim; Souhair's Tabla; Mizmar Saidi; Nado; Dina; Hoplada; Tabla Exotica; Rhumba Bolero; Ahlel Hawa; Mawoud; Yala Hawa; Raks Finale; Low Can Yerdeik; El Allem Allah

 

 

   
     

Audio CD, includes shipping

 

$15

     

 

 

 

 

  Teachers Favorites CD.  

Teachers' Favorites 2008

Gamil Ya Gharam; Hadiyat al Eid; The Speechless Animal; Simarik; Samra Wa Ouyoune Kahila; Rannet al Tabla; Noor el Gamar; Alwan Min al-Sharq (drum solo); Eftakortou; Tamra Henna Part 1 (Henna Flower); Tamra Henna Part 2 ; Ya Amarti; Ya Hoo; Habibi Dah; Washry; Yala Hawa; Sidi Mansoyababa; Kamar We Noujoum

 

 

 

 

   

Audio CD, includes shipping

 

$15

       

 

 

 

 

St Paul Compilation 2008 CD  

St. Paul Class Compilation 2008

Accropoli; Gypsy Warm Up; Gunesh Topla Benim Ishi; Simark; Nar el Ghera; Baladi; Albey; Nafs el Makan; Accordian and Kawala; Ask; Ayzeen Yeghayyarook; Kalast Feek Kol Alkalam; Ghazeli; Bahibak Aktar; Habibi (Ya Nour el Ain); Desert Twilight; Aj Ondas

 

 

 

 

 

Audio CD, includes shipping

 

$15

       

 

 

 

 

  Photo of DJ Jim Vol 2 CD.  

DJ Jim Vol 2

Baddy Doub; Bit A'tibni; Ya Malak; Khetwat Rajel; Ya Haram; Ya Siti Ya Khetyara; Bahibak Aktar; Ghazeli; Mechtaka El E'yn; Dalolak; Alfi Marra; Haji Tilab A El Hablien

 

 

   
   

Audio CD, includes shipping

 

$15

               
  Belly dance practice picture.

 

 

DJ Jim Vol 6

El Bale; Hayarooni; Shufek; Renin Ed Daheb; Halas Fek; Dekel Amar; Baria; Deget Babil Glaab; Mar Awat; Mali Sabaar; Am Yurjif Elley; Kalem; Armeli; Tuba; Sheka Beka

       
 

 

Audio CD, includes shipping

 

$15

   

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T-Shirts

  Jawaahir Tee shirts.  

Jawaahir short-sleeved Tee shirts are available in small, medium, large, and extra large. The colors this time are red, pink, sage green, and light blue. This batch is running a little small, so call the office for advice.

 

 

   
     

T-Shirt, including shipping

 

$25

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Brochures

   

 

         
   

Yalla! Dance and Music of the Middle East

Jawaahir Dance Company has published an 8-page brochure explaining these rich and beautiful art forms. It is a helpful and fun guide for newcomers and a handy reference for enthusiasts. This brochure includes:

  • An explanation of the dancer's role
  • Tips on "how to watch the dance" for beginners
  • Illustrations of traditional Middle Eastern musical instruments
  • A page for beginners on "how to listen to the music"
  • An introduction to musical concepts such as taqasim and maqamat
  • A short history of the dance, and more

Because this brochure has been so helpful for us in spreading the word about Middle Eastern dance and music, we're offering it to the Middle Eastern dance community at cost. It's printed on high-quality, glossy paper, with photos in black-and-white and illustrations in purple. Because of the cost involved, we're asking for orders of 25 or more.

     

 

 

     

25 copies, includes shipping

 

$55

     

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