Sahara Dance

Performances

See faculty from Sahara Dance, our performance dance companies and special guest performers at events throughout the Washington, DC area.

12th annual ‘Under a Desert Moon’ Gala

Under a Desert Moon

The 12th anniversary of this exhilarating show explores the many facets of love, from friendship and spirituality to playful affection and passion.


Drawing upon poetry and prose, belly dance will be our medium to inspire and delight.


Don’t miss this enchanting evening of 1001 Dances of Love!


Plus: Redeem your program after the show for a FREE Intro to Belly Dance lesson on April 28!






Each show will feature performances by:

  • Raqs Caravan East and West
  • Raquettes Badia
  • Raquettes Latin
  • Raquettes Nadia
  • Raquettes Naima
  • Raquettes Samia
  • Raquettes ShimmyPop
  • Raquettes Tahia
  • Beginner I / Beginner II Performance students
  • Sahara Tabla
  • Sahara Tribal
  • Sahara Dance Faculty

Saturday, April 26

Time: 4:00 pm

Saturday, April 26

Time: 8:00 pm

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Date: Saturday, April 26

Location: American University’s Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre
4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
Tenleytown Metro

Tickets: $25 advance / $30 day of show
Select your seats online or call (202) 885-2587


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Check out highlights from last year’s “Under a Desert Moon” gala:

Saharabesque Carnival: Dancing the decades!

CarnivalPhoto credit: Toscana Photography

Based on the spirit of Saharabesque!, our summer performance will be an evening of experimental belly dance set in the atmosphere of a festive carnival!

Join us on a journey through time as we dance through different decades to non-traditional belly dance music from around the globe. This carnival will explore interpretive pieces that meld East and West, antiquity and modernity, folklore and funk!

Save the date: Sunday, August 17
More details coming soon!

Check out highlights from last year’s Carnival:

DVD Releases

10th Annual Under a Desert Moon

10th Annual Under a Desert MoonPre-order your 10th annual Under a Desert Moon DVD and save $10!

The Sahara Dance student gala features ensemble performances by Raqs Sahara, Sahara Tribal, Raqs Caravan East, Urban and West, Raquettes student performance companies, the Sahara Dance Band, Sahara Dance students and faculty solos.

$45 shipped:

9th Annual Under a Desert Moon

9th Annual Under a Desert MoonOrder your 9th annual Under a Desert Moon DVD!

The Sahara Dance student gala features ensemble performances by Raqs Sahara, Sahara Tribal, Raqs Caravan East, Urban and West, Raquettes student performance companies, Sahara Tabla drummers, Sahara Dance students and faculty solos.

$45 shipped:

8th Annual Under a Desert Moon

8th Annual Under a Desert MoonThe Sahara Dance student gala features ensemble performances by Raqs Sahara, Sahara Tribal, Raqs Caravan East and West, Raquettes student performance companies, Sahara Tabla drummers, Sahara Dance students and faculty solos.

$45 shipped:

7th Annual Under a Desert Moon

7th Annual Under a Desert Moon Poster The seventh annual (2009) Sahara Dance student gala featuring ensemble performances by Raqs Sahara, Sahara Tribal, The Calmes Triplets, Raqs Caravan East, West and Folklore, and Sahara Dance students.

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6th Annual Under a Desert Moon

Under a Desert Moon The sixth annual (2008) Sahara Dance student gala featuring ensemble performances by Raqs Sahara, Sahara Tribal, The Calmes Triplets, Raqs Caravan East and West, Sahara Dance students.

$45 shipped:


5th Annual Under A Desert Moon

The fifth annual (2007) Sahara Dance student gala featuring ensemble performances by Raqs Sahara, Sahara Tribal, Raqs Caravan East and West, Sahara Dance students.

$45 shipped:

4th Annual Under A Desert Moon

4th Annual Under a Desert Moon DVD The fourth annual (2006) Sahara Dance student gala featuring ensemble performances by Raqs Sahara, Sahara Tribal, Raqs Caravan East and West, Sahara Dance students.

$35 shipped:

3rd Annual Under a Desert Moon

3rd Annual Under a Desert Moon DVD The third annual (2005) Sahara Dance student gala featuring ensemble performances by Raqs Sahara, Sahara Tribal, Raqs Caravan East and West, Sahara Dance students.

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2nd Annual Under a Desert Moon

The second annual (2004) Sahara Dance student gala featuring ensemble performances by Raqs Sahara, Raqs Caravan East and West, Sahara Dance students and Sahara Dance faculty solos.

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