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Social Hafla and Drum Jam – February 2024

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for dancing, drumming and socializing at a new location. Spend some time with your
dance friends and perform in a relaxed setting. Bring snacks to share.

You do not need to be a Guild member to dance or attend.
Register to perform here: https://forms.gle/e3Kx5FzpL1hVGTwPA
ALL styles of belly dance are welcome (Orientale, folkloric, fusion, etc.) Musicians are also
welcome! Groups are encouraged. This is an informal dance event. Makeup and costume are not required. Maximum length: 6 minutes. Family friendly is preferred. Bring your music (single track burned on a CD) or downloaded to a device (must play in Airplane mode-no streaming). There’s a large bathroom to change into costumes, but you’ll want to arrive in makeup.

The drum jam will follow the dancing. Bring your tabla/dumbek, riq/tambourine, frame drum, darbuka, zills/finger cymbals, or other rhythm device to participate in a circle of drumming and/or dancing. We’ll be playing these five rhythms, in no particular order: Baladi, Ayube, Masmoudi, Malfouf, and Karsilama.

We’re excited to have Cassandra Shore lead the drum jam and coordinate the rhythms!
Here is a helpful example of each rhythm:

There is no charge to attend, but we will take donations.

Tapestry Folkdance Center, 3739 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN. There are two parking lots: one is on the south side of the building (pay attention to parking
notices) and a second one is directly across Minnehaha Ave.

5:00 PM arrive and set up – we’d love your help with this! Begin snacking and socializing in the kitchen area.
5:30 PM (or so) Dancing will begin as soon as we are ready. Drum Jam and open dancing will
follow the hafla.
7:30 PM clean up – also love your help!
8:00 PM exit




February 25
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Guild of Middle Eastern Dance


Tapestry Folkdance Center
3739 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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