Outside of regular ongoing classes, Raq-On Dance hosts over a dozen public events and performances on an annual basis. Below is an overview of upcoming events

 

 


2019 Raq-On Dance Events

2019 Raq-On Dance Calendar

 

SPECIAL TOPIC SUNDAYS 11AM-1PM  $35 PER CLASS  (DROP INS WELCOME BUT PLEASE CHECK FOR AVAILABILITY)

December 8th:  Amity Alize's 5 Part Routine Roulette

 


 


 


 

November 2nd & 3rd: 10th Annual Shimmyathon Festival and Showcase THE LIVE MUSIC EDITION

Click here for the festival page

Workshops sold out, show tickets on sale now (less than 30 left) 

Click here to buy tickets

 

 

 

 

 

2020 RAQ-ON DANCE SPECIAL CLASSES & EVENTS

              January 19th: Intermediate Technique and Combos with Amity Alize 

 

              11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., $35, drop ins welcome 

 

February 7th-10thRaq-On’s Winter Retreat 

Join us for our first ever 4 day dance retreat! Amity Alize will be your hostess for a weekend of just dancing for fun, hanging with fellow dancers, and a smorkusboard of topics!

Friday, February 7th:
11 to 6: Day of History and folkloric dance
learn history of the dance from Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, and America. Also learn about folkloric dances such as Debke, Khaleegy, Saidi, Ghawazee, Hagallah, Nubian, and more!

Saturday, February 8th:
Technique & Musicality & party!
11 to 1: technique and combos
1 to 2: lunch
2-4: musicality and special guest musicians
4 to 6: lecture
6-until we sleep: Turkish dinner, casual hafla, and sleepover movie party

Sunday, February 9th:
10-12: orientale choreography
12-1: finding your voice as a dancer
1 to 2: lunch
2 to 4: participant's choice

Monday Feb 10th: the Biz of Dance workshop
11 to 4:
Writing your bios
Creating a Media Kit
Setting up your dance biz
Accounting & taxes
Determining your market
Tips on teaching dance
Tips in being a gigging dancer

Cost: full 4 days $350, 3 days $250, ala carte days $100 each
Limited to 10 dancers
monthly payment plans available

to register, email raqondance@gmail.com  

February 16th: Beginner Belly Dance Crash Course 

11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., $20, preregistration required 

 

January 19th: Isis Wings Workshop 

2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., $35, drop ins welcome 

 

March 8th: Line Dances with Riena 

11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., $35, preregistration required 

 

April 3rd-6thRaq-On’s Spring Retreat 

Join us for our first ever 4 day dance retreat! Amity Alize will be your hostess for a weekend of just dancing for fun, hanging with fellow dancers, and a smorkusboard of topics!


Friday, April 3rd
11 to 6: Day of History and folkloric dance
learn history of the dance from Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, and America. Also learn about folkloric dances such as Debke, Khaleegy, Saidi, Ghawazee, Hagallah, Nubian, and more!

Saturday, April 4th
Technique & Musicality & party!
11 to 1: technique and combos
1 to 2: lunch
2-4: musicality and special guest musicians
4 to 6: lecture
6-until we sleep: Turkish dinner, casual hafla, and sleepover movie party

Sunday, April 5th
10-12: orientale choreography
12-1: finding your voice as a dancer
1 to 2: lunch
2 to 4: participant's choice

Monday April 6th: the Biz of Dance workshop
11 to 4:
Writing your bios
Creating a Media Kit
Setting up your dance biz
Accounting & taxes
Determining your market
Tips on teaching dance
Tips in being a gigging dancer

Cost: full 4 days $350, 3 days $250, ala carte days $100 each
Limited to 10 dancers
monthly payment plans available
to register, email raqondance@gmail.com  

 

April 19th: Intermediate Technique and Combos with Amity Alize 

11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., $35, drop ins welcome 

 

May 17th: Mandatory Student Showcase Rehearsal 

All choreographies 

 

June 6thRaq-On’s Annual Student Showcase 

7 P.M., Briggs Opera House, White River Junction, VT 

 

June 20thDance History Research Technology for Non-Academics with Amy Smith and Amity Alize 

Saturday, June 20th, 12:00-2:00 pm 

Online lecture via Zoom 

Cost: $30 (supports ongoing work for http://www.flamingcheeseproductions.com/) 

 

August 10th-31st: 

4 Week Special Topic Fokloric Dance Workshops 

Mondays 5:45-7:45 P.M., $35 each 

August 10thKhaleegy          August 17thSaidi 

August 24th: Nubian            August 31st: Ghawazee 

 

August 11th-September 1st: 

4 Week Special Topic Costume Making Workshops 

Tuesdays 5:45-7:45 P.M. Make and design your own Bedlah 

$125 for all 4 weeks, includes belt bases 

 

August 28th-30th: Workshops with Tamalyn Dallal, Leila Farid, and Sahra Saeeda 

See event description on website for more info 

 

September 20th: Weight Changes & Travelling Steps workshop  

11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., $35, drop ins welcome 

 

September 20th: Workshops with Siouxsie Cooper  

2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., $100 

 

October 18thZills Workshop 

11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., $35, drop ins welcome 

 

November 7th & 8thRaq-On’s 11th Annual Shimmyathon 

See event description on website for more info 

 

December 12thRaq-On’s 10 Year Anniversary & Paper Bag Hafla 

More details TBA!