Latifa performs at Fez Tones Hafla

New Deal Cafe 113 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD

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 […]

Latifa’s annual student recital

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 […]

Tunisian Intensive with HABIBA of Philadelphia

Kelly's Herb House 401 Headquarters Drive, Millersville, MD

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 […]

Banat al-Beled perform at Art of the Belly

Carousel Hotel 11700 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD

Latifa's popular troupe, Banat al-Beled, will perform at Art of the Belly in Ocean City, MD. Their performance time is 6:18.

Ghawazee Intensive Workshop with Habiba

Kelly's Herb House 401 Headquarters Drive, Millersville, MD

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 […]

No class tonight!

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

Fez Tones Hafla starring Latifa

New Deal Cafe 113 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD

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 […]

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

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/

Latifa's School of Middle Eastern Dance