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2018 Spring Workshop & Performance: A Shimmy in Time

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2018 Spring Workshop & Performance: A Shimmy in Time

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Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
Concert Ticket
Saturday 8:00 pm concert. Doors open at 7:30 pm
$15.00 $1.74
Saturday/Sunday Workshop Combo - Early Registration (before March 31)   more info $139.00 $0.00
Saturday Workshop Only - Early Registration (before March 31)   more info $89.00 $0.00
Sunday Workshop Only - Early Registration (before March 31)   more info $59.00 $0.00
Saturday Workshop Only - Registration (after March 31)   more info $119.00 $0.00
Sunday Workshop Only - Registration (after March 31)   more info $89.00 $0.00

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Event Details

The Habibi Dancers present the

A Shimmy In Time
a 2-day workshop and spectacular concert
Luna of Cairo
 Woman standing in street wearing bellydance costume



Schedule of Events:

Saturday, April 14, 2018

9:00 am -10:00 am  Registration

10:00 am - 12:00 pm  Workshop 1 Egyptian VS American Technique

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm   Lunch Break 
Bring your own or check out our local restaurants!

1:30 - 3:30 pm Workshop 2 Tarab

Evening Concert
7:30 pm  Doors open
8:00 pm  Concert


Sunday, April 15, 2017

11:30 am Registration

12:00 - 3:00 pm  Workshop 3 Shabbi


Online ticket sales of the workshop will close at 5:00 pm, Friday, April 13.

Saturday vending by: Dahlal International, Bellydance Divas, GLBC, Apparel Printers & the Habibi Dancers.

Sunday vending available to workshop participants.


About the Artist:

Luna is an international belly dance star who has performed in Egypt's top hotels and Nile cruises for the past nine years. She has an exceptionally exciting style of dance, and has been featured on Egyptian television channels such as El-Tet as a star dancer. Luna has also appeared in the music videos of some of Egypt's most popular singers, including Higazi Mitqal, Mahmoud El-Hosseiny, Simsim Shehab, Ragab El-Prince, and Ahmed Salah, and was a featured dancer in several movies.

In addition to performing, Luna is in high demand to teach belly dance workshops around the world. She has taught all over the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, England, Poland, Japan, and Egypt, to name a few. She is also a regularly featured teacher at Raqia Hassan's Ahlan wa Sahlan Festival.

Luna also holds a Master's degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University, where she studied radical Islamist movements in the Arab world. She is fluent in Egyptian Arabic, Spanish, and English, and holds a B.A. in journalism and political science. Luna keeps a blog about her experiences as a foreign belly dancer in Cairo. You can keep up with her and her crazy adventures at Kisses from Kairo ( 

Evening Concert Guest Artists:
Rak Stars
other dancers to be added as confirmed




Fairfield Inn & Suites Lansing at Eastwood
$119 per night
Last day to book: 3/30/18

Book your group rate for Habibi Dancers

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 Concert FAQs

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the evening concert?

Yes, please print your ticket and bring it with you for the evening concert. Online concert ticket sales will not be held at Will Call. 

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Video recording is not permitted during the evening concert.


 Workshop FAQs

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the workshops?

While it is helpful to have your printed ticket for the Saturday and Sunday workshop, it is not required. We will have a registration list at the door each morning.

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East Lansing Hannah Community Center

819 Abbott Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823


Habibi Dancers

A mid-Michigan based dance company, the Habibi Dancers exist to promote understanding and appreciation of Middle Eastern music and danceto preserve and communicate this appreciation through educational activities and programs related to the art of Middle Eastern dance and music including classes, lecture demonstrations, concerts, seminars, trips and performances for the benefit of all residents in the community without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or financial status. The Habibi Dancers are a nonprofit organization.

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