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April 2016

Latifa headlines the Ruth Raqs Hafla

April 2, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Severna Park, MD 21146 United States
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$10

I'm honored to be dancing for a worthy cause! Please come enjoy the show and shop. Great vendors!

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Latifa performs at Fez Tones Hafla

April 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway
Greenbelt, MD 20770 United States
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The Fez Tones Hafla is my favorite local event. I'm lucky enough to be the hostess and listen to this wonderful live music every month. In April, the band will be playing one of their new songs, and I will perform a milaya dance to it. I'll be joining guest dancers Odalys, Anna Skibinsky, and Leilah Moon, and headliner Miasia. No cover charge; suggested tip (to pay band and headliner) $10 a person. Wonderful Lebanese food, and open dancing. Come…

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Latifa’s annual student recital

April 24, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come and see what Latifa's School of Middle Eastern Dance has been up to! The show will include group dances by Latifa's students and her troupe, Banat al-Beled, as well as solos by Latifa and local dancers. This event is a benefit for a local animal rescue organization, Rude Ranch. If you cannot come to the show but wish to donate to Rude Ranch, please contact Latifa. Because of rising costs, our ticket prices have increased slightly this year. Remember,…

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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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