Direct from the San Francisco Bay Area for a weekend of workshops and performance!
Advance Purchase

1. Click the link to the right to purchase here with PayPal (pay with a credit card, with a debit card, or with your PayPal balance).  You don't have to have a PayPal account to use this method of payment.  Choose your number of tickets at checkout.  Your PayPal receipt is your ticket(s), so please be sure to print and save it!

OR

2. Print and complete an order form, and mail it with your check or money order to Belly Dance with Nisaa, PO Box 26992, St. Louis, MO 63118.  Your receipt will be mailed to you.

Your receipt is your ticket(s)!  Just bring it with you to check in at the door.  Check in at the door under the name of the purchaser.

Purchase at the Door

Tickets will be available for cash-only purchase at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.
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When
Where
September 9-10, 2017
Multi-Purpose Room
Shrewsbury City Center
5200 Shrewsbury Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119
Belly Dance with Nisaa is proud to present
Award-Winning Performer and Instructor Ahava
About Ahava
Ahava, meaning "Love" in Hebrew, is a multi-award winning performer from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is well known for her graceful Egyptian style, commanding stage presence and crowd-pleasing drum solos. Ahava, being the eternal student, is committed to studying not only Middle Eastern dance, but also the language and culture. She continues to attend workshops and seminars and to read and learn as much as she can so that she’s not only a knowledgeable dancer, but a knowledgeable teacher as well.

Her dance journey began at the age of nine. She began to study West African Senegalese dance and performed throughout the Oakland unified school district. As she got older she began to take Western dances, including ballet, jazz, modern and hip hop. But at fourteen, her dance career was put on hiatus. In May of 2000, Ahava suffered terrible injuries from a hit-and-run accident. Between all of the surgeries and physical therapy, it took over two years for her to fully recover. At sixteen Ahava accidentally discovered belly dance and quickly became infatuated with the rhythms, melodies, and the language. After years of studying different dance styles, she realized that belly dance was her true calling.

Ahava is heavily influenced by Egyptian dancers, such as Samia Gamal, Taheya Carioca and Naima Akef for their grace, Mona Said and Sahar Hamdi for their beautiful arms and hands, and the one and only Fifi Abdo for her wit and boldness. (Ahava has had the great honor of performing for Madame Fifi twice!) In the summer of 2007, Ahava traveled to Cairo for the annual Ahlan Wa Sahlan festival. As an invited performer, she danced in the famous closing gala show for an audience of nearly 2,000 people.

A true rising star, Ahava has won many titles, including the 2006 Queen of Raks Sharki, 2007 Egyptian Champion and the 2008 Belly Dancer of the Year. She is also the featured dancer in several performance and instructional DVDs, such as Jillina’s Shape Up and Hip Out, Combination Nation (Cheeky Girls Productions), Belly Dance 007 (IAMED), and the popular By Dancers for Dancers volumes 2, 3 and 5.

For more information, visit Ahava on the web at www.ahavabellydance.com.
Registration
Workshops
All workshops take place in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Shrewsbury City Center, 5200 Shrewsbury Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119.

Electric Shimmies
Saturday September 9, 10 AM to 12 PM
In this workshop, Ahava teaches technique and drills to help you perfect your shimmy.  You will learn various types of shimmies, some layering, and how to apply them to the music.
Intermediate through advanced students and professionals will benefit from this workshop.

Spins, Turns, and Extensions
Saturday September 9, 1 PM to 3 PM
Spins and turns add a special touch to a performance. In this workshop, students will learns various turns, spotting techniques, and how to add dynamic extensions into your dance vocabulary.
Students of all levels will benefit from this workshop.

Modern Egyptian Choreography
Sunday September 10, 10 AM to 1 PM
Get ready for extensions, expressions, and dynamic movements! This workshop weaves everything learned from the technique workshops and more! You’ll learn a little Arabic and how to incorporate that into your dance!
Intermediate through advanced students and professionals will benefit from this workshop.
Find all details below!
Workshop Registration Information
Early bird pricing is available through August 11 (mail-in registration must be postmarked on or before August 11).

Fees

Saturday workshops - $45 early bird, $50 after August 11
Sunday workshop - $60 early bird, $70 after August 11
All three workshops - $130 early bird or $150 after August 11

In order to create an optimal learning environment, class size is limited.  To secure your space in the workshop(s) of your choice, early registration is strongly encouraged.

Please note that workshop registration fees are non-refundable after August 11.

How to Register

1. Register here with PayPal (pay with a credit card, with a debit card, or with your PayPal balance) using the links below.  You don't have to have a PayPal account to use this method of payment.

OR

2. Print and complete an order form, and mail it with your check or money order to Belly Dance with Nisaa, PO Box 26992, St. Louis, MO 63118.  Your receipt will be mailed to you.
Saturday Evening Performance
Enjoy an evening of Middle Eastern dance featuring performances by Ahava and professional dancers from around the Midwest!

The performance takes place in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Shrewsbury City Center, 5200 Shrewsbury Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119.

Doors open at 7 PM.
Show starts at 7:30 PM.

Admission

$15 in advance (available through September 8)
$20 at the door (cash only)
Admission is free for children under 5!

Please note that performance tickets are non-refundable after August 11.

Invited performers, remember that you do not need to purchase tickets for the performance.
About the Venue
The Shrewsbury City Center is located within minutes of a variety of St. Louis attractions, including Tower Grove Park, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the St. Louis Science Center, Forest Park, the St. Louis Art Museum, and more.

A variety of hotels are located nearby.  Two excellent options:

The Drury Inn and Suites Near Forest Park

The Hampton Inn and Suites St. Louis at Forest Park

A variety of restaurants to suit any taste and budget are also located within minutes of the Shrewsbury City Center.  Besides the usual fast food options, you'll find an incredible array of international cuisine in south St. Louis, from Afghani to Vietnamese!  If there is something in particular that you're looking for, just ask!
Questions?
Contact Nisaa by e-mail at nisaa@bellydancewithnisaa.com or by phone at 314-599-0506.
Vending during the weekend will be provided by

Sedonia's Silk Creations

Neenee's Imports
Online and mail-in workshop registration is now closed.  Registration will still be available at the door, space permitting.
Advance purchase is now closed.  Tickets will still be available at the door, space permitting.