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Spring Raqs Hafla

  • 1000 North Market Street Frederick, MD, 21701 United States (map)


April 29th 6-9PM, Studio A, YMCA Frederick, MD

1000 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 663-5131

Join belly dance instructor Kristen, the YMCA Dance Program and theDivine Dance goddesses to celebrate the end of winter: a "Spring Raqs!" Hafla. A hafla is a party, and this will be a great one.

Rather than simply performance events, Divine Dance haflas are parties- true social events! We will start with a delicious, catered Middle Eastern style meal by dance sister and chef Tina Gross of BisCups Catering. After dinner, Kristen and the students of Divine Dance will perform, along with a *limited number* of GUEST DANCERS OR TROUPES. Message Kristen if you would like to perform at this or any upcoming hafla.

Following the performing, we will enjoy open dancing to amazing, live World Music from the Full Lotus Band.

All current and past Divine Dance students are welcome and encouraged to perform. Please bring family and friends as this hafla supports our dance program! We will be in the YMCA studio A- a huge space with plenty of room for everyone. There will be a performance staging area for your costumes and changing, plus a HUGE full bathroom for putting on makeup and final touches to your hair.

HEY MOM!!!! Need a break?? Bring the kids, aged 5 years to 12 years, and enjoy your evening while they enjoy SUPERVISED PLAY with some of the YMCA staff! Kids under 3 attend free. Kids over 12 and those not attending the Kid's Corner must be supervised by parents.

There will be a COSTUME SWAP AND SALE area for your shopping pleasure.

A limited number of VENDORS are welcome, please message Kristen

A limited number of DANCERS and TROUPES are welcome at our haflas, please message Kristen

$15 general admission tickets cover your meal, soft drink, perfoming and LIVE music. 
$15 for kids 5-12 yrs includes SUPERVISED PLAY with trained YMCA staff
Kids under 3 attend free
$30 tickets for vendors, includes your meal! : Limited spaces available, belly dance wear vendors given priority
GUEST PERFORMERS attend and eat for free!

Earlier Event: April 23
Meridian Dance Company Hafleh
Later Event: May 9
Lubna Emam Workshops