Cheri (Mina) (dalloua) wrote in folkloricdance,
Cheri (Mina)

Haunted Oasis! Get Ready for it!

It's the almost that time of year again, is everyone ready for another October event in Sacramento? To go along with our haunted theme of last year, Dalloua Dance Co. has a treat for you!

Every year Ghosts and Ghouls come out to play with the ladies of Dalloua Dance Company. This year is not any different and to continue the little twist from last year....

On the anniversary of the Haunted Oasis, Dalloua Dance Company would like to present the most fantastic and artistically stunning...

**Aneena, the Double Veil Queen!!**

Not only will Aneena be helping cast a spell the witchy Dalloua Dance and friends, she has also graciously agreed to teach a double veil workshop along side Mina who will be teaching a Assaya (Cane) workshop at:

Ovations Dance Studio
8121 Madison Ave
Fair Oaks, CA (in Sacramento)
(916) 966-8110
*The Studio is behind Carl's Jr. Next to a costume shop*
Each workshop will be 2 hours in length.
1pm - 3pm both Saturday Oct 11 and Sunday 12, 2008

The Haunted Oasis showcase on Saturday starts at 730pm - 1030pm (email Mina if you would like a dance spot) offering a great performance by Aneena and some of Sacramento's best talent in a small intimate setting!

*Workshop 1: The Thrill of Double Veil* $40 pre-registration - $45 at the door

Challenge your veil skills by doubling up! There is nothing like double veils for giving you the flash and pizzazz you need to quickly grab attention in a large venue. In this workshop we will learn several ways to drape, remove, match and manipulate two veils. Please wear clothing that allows you to tuck the veil in securely at the hips and shoulders. Bring two (2) semi circular SILK veils to class if you have them. Aneena's unique hand dyed silk veils will be available for purchase at the class. 45" x 108" 8mm weight semi-circular veils are usually priced at $40 – 60 each. Special Note: There will be veils available to borrow for the workshop so don't worry about not having one!

For beginning to advanced dancers!

*Workshop 2: Classic Assaya* $40 pre-registration - $45 at the door

Explore the beautiful, earthy, style of raks assaya and Saidi dance in a fun and lively workshop! Today cane is often incorporated into folkloric, oriental, and, even, fusion style performances. Learning to spin and hold cane is one part of the picture. Understanding elements of Saidi style (and what makes it look different from "oriental" dance) makes a big difference in performance too! This workshop will cover cane technique and address combinations, stylization, and the Saidi "feel" that you can incorporate into your own dance style and your own performances—folkloric or contemporary! Mina is known for her authentic feeling and new look on Raks Assaya. She has studied Raks Assaya and Saidi styling with Egyptian dance experts in the U.S. and from Egypt. Important notes: Bring a cane if you have one. The instructor will have a limited number of canes and sticks available for students to borrow.

For beginning to advanced dancers!

*Want to attend Both Workshops?*
$75 pre-registration - $85 at the door

All workshops can be paid though paypal via the website (Take a look at the new look of Dalloua!)

Saturday Oct 11th at 730pm there will be the Haunted Oasis showcase of local and not so local talent. More information will follow as the event gets closer. If you have any questions please feel free to email Mina at

Haunted Oasis Showcase to be held at Java Cafe!

Java Cafe
11755 Fair Oaks Blvd (on the corner of Madison and Fair Oaks)
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

For Haunted Oasis Showcase information or for a dance spot in the showcase, please email Mina. Space is limited and already filling up so please contact us soon!
Dalloua Dance Company Director
Phone: 707-623-6959

*Note* Please forward this to those who might be interested. Thank you - Dalloua Dance

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