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May 2016

Tunisian Intensive with HABIBA of Philadelphia

May 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kelly’s Herb House, 401 Headquarters Drive
Millersville, MD United States
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Tunisia has a richly mixed cultural heritage that includes Phoenician, Berber, Roman, early Christian, Islamic and Jewish elements. The folkloric Tunisian style is tribal and earthy and features horizontal twisting of the hips and pelvic movements. The dancer executes twisting movements to increasingly faster music and sometimes dances with scarves or a pot balanced on her head. Raqs al Mharem / Bou Nawara -Scarf Dance Originally a flirtatious cafe dance, it took on a more patriotic meaning when dancers started…

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March 2017

Banat al-Beled perform at Art of the Belly

March 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Carousel Hotel, 11700 Coastal Hwy
Ocean City, MD United States
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Latifa's popular troupe, Banat al-Beled, will perform at Art of the Belly in Ocean City, MD. Their performance time is 6:18.

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April 2017

Latifa’s Annual Student Recital

April 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Baldwin Hall, 1358 Millersville Rd
Millersville, MD 21108 United States
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  Sorry, this event has been canceled.

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May 2017

Ghawazee Intensive Workshop with Habiba

May 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kelly’s Herb House, 401 Headquarters Drive
Millersville, MD United States
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I'm thrilled to be bringing in an expert on the dancing of the Ghawazee (althernate spelling Ghawazi) of Egypt. These traditional street performers of Egypt fascinated westerners for more than a century. Originally, ghawazee were street performers who danced all over Egypt. Edward Lane noted in his 1836 classic Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians that Egypt was celebrated for its public dancing girls, and that the ghawazee were the most famous of them. He mentions their “rapid vibrating…

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November 2017

No class tonight!

November 21, 2017

Enjoy the Thanksgiving Season.

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No class tonight!

November 23, 2017

Enjoy your Thanksgiving, and be sure to have that extra piece of pie!

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December 2017

Fez Tones Hafla starring Latifa

December 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway
Greenbelt, MD 20770 United States
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Our December Hafla will feature Farah Abi, Na'la, Khuzama, and as headliner, our hostess, Latifa! As usual, this event will be set to live music by the Fez Tones, your hometown hafla band. The second part of the show will feature music for open dancing, so bring your hip scarf! The New Deal Cafe is a great space, with a welcoming and supportive environment. There's plenty of free parking, too. Be sure to book a table through the New Deal…

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March 2018

Latifa performs at Art of the Belly in Ocean City, MD

March 23 @ 10:30 pm - 10:40 pm

Come see me dance at my favorite event! Art of the Belly is a wonderful festival every March in Ocean City, MD. For more information about this fun event, visit http://www.artofthebelly.net/

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Latifa’s Troupe performs at Art of the Belly in Ocean City, MD

March 24 @ 7:38 pm - 8:00 pm

My troupe, Banat al-Beled, is planning a great set! For more info on this fun event, visit http://www.artofthebelly.net/.

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April 2018

Latifa’s Annual Student Recital

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Baldwin Hall, 1358 Millersville Rd
Millersville, MD 21108 United States
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Come enjoy solo and group performances by Latifa's students in a beautiful venue with a real stage! This event will be held at Historic Baldwin Hall in Millersville. Extra parking at the church across the street.   Adult tickets $15, Children's tickets $5. Available at the door. Cash only, exact change, please.

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