September 8th: Amar | FCBD, Wendy Marlatt, Laila Astar, Verbatim, Crystal Silmi

AMAR is back behind the decks this week- our fearless leader- and is so excited to spin some music for you!

Our resident dancers are back to delight you- plus a special out of town guest! We have the illustrious FATCHANCEBELLYDANCE®, the inimitable WENDY MARLATT, the outrageous stylizations of VERBATIM, the always exhuberant & lovely LAILA ASTAR, and last but not least, special guest CRYSTAL SILMI!

Crystal is VERY excited to be dancing in her hometown again, and is here to visit and TEACH! She’ll be having TWO workshops at COVEN Dance Studio on September 26th. For more information, please click HERE.

Crystal Silmi is a belly dance and belly dance fusion artist, instructor and choreographer from San Francisco, California USA who is now living in Madrid, Spain.Skilled in both the art of classical Middle Eastern dance and modern fusion, Crystal puts her Arab American roots to the stage with a deep sense of rhythm and powerful athleticism. A long time student of master instructor Suhaila Salimpour, Crystal has been a member of both the Suhaila Dance Company and Bal Anat and in 2006 she founded the belly dance fusion troupe RaksArabi based out of Santa Cruz, California USA. RaksArabi has dazzled audiences at a wide variety of venues drawing upon hip hop, jazz, North African and other dance styles enhancing the art of belly dance with a vivid and contemporary feel.  While living in Spain, Crystal is sharing her art throughout Europe and the international dance community seeking to inspire students to explore themselves through the expressive art of dance. www.crystalsilmi.com

We contiunue to provide a venue for our world beat and belly dance community to come together and enjoy what we do- our endless thanks to all of our performers for all of their hard work!

Come out and join us- we’re here every Tuesday!

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NEW – UPDATED Normal weekly schedule:

8PM: Music starts
FEBRUARY onward: Performance sets at 9 and 10.
DJ sets all night following performances, till midnight or later. We have transitioned to earlier hours, and are now offering 2 sets of performances.

(*On certain weeks with larger Special Guest lineups, we have sliding scale entry fee and may not offer free early entry – but we will honor it if you ask).

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