Sahara Dance

Performances

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

Sahara Dance Carnival

Sahara Dance Carnival




























A magical evening of revelry, music and dance!


Mardi Gras meets Middle Eastern moulid, featuring:

5:00 pm show:
  • Al-‘Anqa (solo)
  • Eve (solo)
  • Julie (solo)
  • Madeline (solo)
  • Maralina (solo)
  • Mo (solo)
  • American Tribal Style (ATS)
  • Beginner I / II students
  • Folkloric Performance: Moulid Sampler! students
  • Raquettes Badia
  • Raquettes Latin
  • Raquettes Nadia
  • Raquettes Naima
  • Raquettes Samia
  • Raquettes Shimmypop
  • Raquettes Tahia
  • Raqs Caravan East
  • Raqs Caravan West
8:00 pm show:
  • Al-‘Anqa (solo)
  • Calah Fairouz (solo)
  • Christine (solo)
  • Julie (solo)
  • Maka (solo)
  • Veronica (solo)
  • American Tribal Style (ATS)
  • Beginner I / II students
  • Folkloric Performance: Moulid Sampler! students
  • Raquettes Badia
  • Raquettes Latin
  • Raquettes Nadia
  • Raquettes Naima
  • Raquettes Samia
  • Raquettes Shimmypop
  • Raquettes Tahia
  • Raqs Caravan East
  • Raqs Caravan West

Date: Saturday, August 8

Time: 5:00 pm

Date: Saturday, August 8

Time: 8:00pm

Date: Saturday, August 8
Time: Two shows! 5:00 & 8:00 pm
Location: Source Theatre
1835 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Transportation: 5 minutes from U Street Metro (Green & Yellow lines), some local garage and street parking available

Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door (as available)

Kids under 12 come for $15! 5:00 pm child ticket || 8:00 pm child ticket
Families are welcome!


PLUS: Redeem your program after the show for a FREE Intro to Belly Dance lesson on September 11 (Please R.S.V.P.)

Sahara Dance Hafla, featuring Virginia!

Virginia of Miami

Join us for an evening of coin-jingling, fringe-flying fun with a performance by legendary guest artist, Virginia!


Virginia has captivated a worldwide public with breathtaking performances, a dynamic presence, and a soulful interpretation of Oriental Dance.


Considered to be one of the most influential and sought-after performers, a gifted choreographer, and one of the most profound master instructors of this ancient art form, Virginia has been presented in the most prominent theaters and festivals across 5 continents and over 60 countries.


We are thrilled for Virginia to join us in the studio with a full performance set at our Sahara Dance hafla!


A “hafla” is a Middle Eastern dance party, and this is a great opportunity to take your belly dancing out of the classroom and try out your moves in a supportive in-studio party atmosphere.


Join your classmates on the informal stage to showcase your class choreography, or come to support your new friends. There will be faculty and friend performances, a couple class demonstrations and plenty of open dancing!


Date(s): Friday, September 11

Time(s): 7:30-9:30 pm

Location: Sahara Dance Central
4433 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Tenleytown-AU Metro (red line)

Cost: $10

Golden Era Sahara Dance Salon: a Vintage Belly Dance Brunch

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, December 13
Time: 12:30-2:30 pm
Location: Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
7719 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Bethesda Metro (Red line)
Bethesda Blues & Jazz

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.

$45 shipped:


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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