Harlem Hafla

July 28, 2018

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Coming to New York for its encore appearance, Harlem Hafla is an exciting day of belly dance workshops and performances---with soul! Headlined by Master Performers and Instructors Naimah Loren (MD), Tarik Sultan (NY) and Camila Karam (DC), Harlem Hafla brings daytime dance workshops and an evening stage performance with an accomplished lineup of dancers, Uptown! The workshops, led by our headliners, take place at National Black Theatre (2031 National Black Theatre Way, New York, NY 10035; 5th Ave). Later that evening, an array of accomplished belly dance performers take the stage, with special performances by our headlining instructors!

To help our friends coming in from out of town, we have reserved a block of rooms at the ALoft Harlem. The address is 2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York NY 10027. Phone number is 212.749.4000. It is located five blocks from our venue.

Until the end of the year, you can get these amazing workshops for 2017 prices!

Workshops
  • 9:30 - 11:00: 'The Dance Between Zils and Hips' with Camila Karam
  • 11:00 - 11:30: Break and Shop with Vendors
  • 11:30 - 1:00: 'Bold and Sassy' with Naimah Loren
  • 1:00 - 1:30: Break and Shop with Vendors
  • 1:30 - 3:30: 'Bringing Sexy Back' with Tarik Sultan
Show
  • 6:30pm: Doors Open (All Dancers Backstage)
  • 7:00pm: Showtime!


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CAMILA'S WORKSHOP: THE DANCE BETWEEN ZILS AND HIPS

9:30 to 11:00am
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Camila will show you how to enhance your dancing with Zils! This workshop teaches participants how to play the zils and move your hips with grace! Camila will instruct you step-by-step how this musical-movement skill can be developed. A zil practice sheet will be available for each dancer to take home.

**Limited number of zils available to use in this workshop or bring your own set. Sign-up early to guarantee a set of zils to use in this workshop.

$40 per person ($45 in 2018)

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NAIMAH'S WORKSHOP: BOLD AND SASSY

11:30am to 1:00pm
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Naimah is calling all Divas, Vixens, Sirens, Vamps, and Bombshells ... oh, that doesn’t sound like you? It will after this workshop. First introduced at the Alter Ego event, this fun and empowering workshop was created to pull many out of their comfort zone and bring forth an all new level of self confidence with emphasis on your inner beauty. We will use fun and lively exercises and combinations and take earthy elements of tribal and glamorous aspects of the art of cabaret and blend them musically, theatrically and visually to exude a confident bold sass. This workshop is good for all levels of dancers.

$50 per person ($55 in 2018)

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TARIK'S WORKSHOP: BRINGING SEXY BACK

1:30 to 3:30pm
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Let Tarik show you how to dance with the authentic sensuality, personality and passion of Egyptian Dance. Egyptian dance is an emotional expression through movement. It's not about trying to do impressive moves, it's about being your authentic self. This workshop will focus on how to execute your dance moves with the passion and personality that brings it to life and makes it fluid, exciting and engaging. Learn how to let go of your shyness and inhibitions and free your spirit.

$60 per person ($65 in 2018)

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Harlem Hafla Performance: Premium Seating

Join our workshop teachers and an array of wonderful dancers from around the country in our celebratory performance!

These seats are in the first three rows.

Doors open at 6:30 and show starts at 7pm.

$30 in advance; $35 at the door.

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Harlem Hafla Performance: General Seating

Join our workshop teachers and an array of wonderful dancers from around the country in our celebratory performance!

These seats are in the fourth row and beyond.

Doors open at 6:30 and show starts at 7pm.

$25 in advance; $28 at the door.

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National Black Theater Institute of Action Arts