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2010 Events

(Note: not all of my performances are on this page or my calendar; in fact I'm not posting many of the events that are closed to the public. So if you're interested in a certain date, please contact me early to reserve it! Also, different events take different amounts of time, so if something's already posted on your date, contact me and I might still be able to make it, or recommend someone who will do a fantastic job. Thanks!)

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"Na'imah Nights" at the Mayne Studio
Check calendar for dates
or for more details, click on the event's link

Nov. 20: Benefit Show
For Jason Thompson
Apr. 30: Harem Nights
Aug. 14: Movie Night


Sunday, Jan. 9, 8pm, Mayne Studio Winter Hafla 2010


Friday, Feb. 19, Private Party

Saturday, Feb. 20, 8pm: Arabian Night 8!
    Featuring performances by Na'imah, Sabrina of South Haven, and Shahira of Lansing's Habibi Dancers and the Shahira Troupe; affordable Middle Eastern food; shisha smoking available; open dance floor.
    Wayside West, 3406 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo
    Tickets $10 / Under 21 welcome - bring the kids! It's a family-friendly show
    For tickets and information call Maz @ 269-352-7404 or John @ Wayside @ 269-375-1930x1.
    Event is open to the public - Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
    [flier is here] - [map is here]


Saturday March 6, Bellydance Kalamazoo presents Tamalyn Dallal
    Full weekend of workshops with Tamalyn, featuring Turkish technique, double veil, and drum solo, and a screening of her movie "40 Days and 1001 Nights". Na'imah will be performing in Saturday night's gala show.
    [information is here]

Friday, March 12, 6:30pm, Henna & Movie Night With Na'imah
    The Mayne Studio, 959 Lake Drive, East Hills
    Free parking in Diamond St. lot!

March 21 - 27, Cassandra's Weeklong Intensive
    Cassandra will be teaching her immaculate technique and artistry for five full days of dance classes, featuring live accompaniment, 3 performances, conditioning classes, lectures, and lots of one-on-one attention. Na'imah will be performing in the participants' show on Thursday night.
    [information about the workshop and Cassandra at]


Saturday April 17, Spring Show in Lansing
    Sponsored by the Habibi Dancers, Tamra Henna will be teaching Assaya and Beledi vs. Oriental. The gala show starts at 8pm, tickets are $15 ($20 at the door), and the show is open to the public. Location is Hannah Community Center, Lansing, MI. To order tickets or for more info, contact Yasmina Amal.

April 21 - 25, International Bellydance Conference of Canada
    For the second time, Na'imah will be attending this wonderful event in Toronto, Canada and performing on the Open Stage. This year's themes include Globalization, Feminism, Body Image, Exploitation, and Tradition. There will also be sixteen dance workshops featuring such artists as Mahmoud Reda, Khairiya Mazin, Jillina, Amel Tafsout, and many others!

April 30, Harem Nights party to benefit Chris Giacherio
    On Friday, April 30, Na'imah will be hosting the third annual "Harem Nights" party. This year the party will be a benefit for Chris Giacherio, a student's father, who has an extremely rare and lethal form of MRSA (Wikipedia link here - warning, graphic photos). Due to a pre-existing condition of blood clots, insurance is refusing to cover the illness, and - hospital costs aside - one week's antibiotics for Chris cost upwards of $1100, and must be continued for several weeks. Help us reduce the Giacherio family's debt by coming to this party... and you can pamper yourself at the same time.

    *free* henna donated by Anna of Marulanna Mehndi
    *free* photos taken in our "harem" setting
    *free* therapeutic massage
    Open Dance Floor - other surprises!
    Tickets available at the Mayne Studio or from Na'imah at classes, or online

    Buy Tickets Here!

    Sorry, ticket sales are now closed online. Tickets will be available at the door only, for $25. Thank you!


    May 14, "Raqs Mystique", Saginaw Michigan
      Horizons Conference Center, 6200 State Street, Saginaw, MI.


    Friday, June 25: Arabian Night 9 in Kalamazoo
      Kalamazoo's original "Arabian Night" belly dance show returns, featuring authentic, family-friendly Middle Eastern Dance by Na'imah, Sabrina, and Sarah! With a new location at Blaze Hookah Lounge, sponsored by Roma's Pizza, Wayside West, and Kali Beauty Supplies -- featuring 3 dancers, giveaways, open dance floor, and more!
      Blaze Hookah Lounge, 2728 West Michigan Ave. (on campus, W. Michigan & Howard, next to Y Bar)
      Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm

      For tickets, call Maz at (269)352-7404 - $10


    Saturday, July 17: Mayne Studio Summer Hafla!
      This summer's HOTTEST performance, including Tribal, Oriental, Fusion, Bollywood, and new surprises for your viewing pleasure! **Our winter hafla sold out 2 months in advance, seating is limited -- update, 6/1/10 -- Summer Hafla is half sold out already. Don't hesitate!**
      The Latvian Hall, 504 Grand Ave. (leave extra time for road construction!! 196 is *closed* at College!)
      Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
      Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at door - tables available for your group!
      Refreshments available, vending by Remember When Greenboutique (formerly Tribal Kitty) and Raisa of the Dark Flower Gypsies; Henna body art by Anna of Marulanna Mehndi.

      For more information, or to BUY TICKETS online:


    Friday, August 13: Movie Night with Na'imah
      We'll be watching a Bollywood movie (probably "Dostana") in the dance studio, so bring cushions to sit on (or lawnchairs and towels for underneath the feet, so we can protect the studio floor) and something to snack on! The movie will be subtitled, so don't worry if you don't speak any Hindi. :D

        The Mayne Studio, 959 Lake Drive, East Hills
        Movie starts at 7pm sharp!
        Free parking in Diamond St. lot!
        [ How do I find the studio? ]

    Friday, August 20: Vibe@5 performance in downtown Battle Creek!
      Kim of Bellydance Kalamazoo and I will be doing a half-hour set of folkloric and ethnic dance at Mill Race Park, Capital Ave. W and Jackson St. in downtown B.C. The show starts at 6:15p and will run until 6:45p -- keeping my fingers crossed for no thunderstorms!! :D


    Sept. 15 - 19: Oasis Dance Camp North in Traverse City
      For the last 10 years, I've attended this 4-day intensive dance workshop near beautiful Traverse City, Michigan. For more information, go to

    Sept. 18: Bharatanatyam performance - details TBA


    Oct. 2: Workshop for Nightingale Center nurses' retreat
      Na'imah will be teaching a workshop on nurturing yourself through movement at the "Nursing From The Inside Out" Workshop on Oct. 1 - 3 at Geneva Camp and Retreat Center in Holland, MI. For more information, got to

    October 16: Hallowe'en Hafla in South Haven, MI!
      Boheme Tribal will be holding another spooky-licious show in South Haven to celebrate Hallowe'en... don't miss it!

    Friday, October 29: Mayne Studio's Hallowe'en Show
      Details to come


November 12 - 14: Great Lakes Bellydance Convention
    Na'imah will be teaching two sessions and performing at the GLBC in 2010! Her troupe will also be performing in the Saturday night show. Na'imah's class sessions will be "Masala Movie Magic" and the "Bindis and Bangles" choreography class. For more information, go to for more information.


Trip to India!! Na'imah will be in India from mid-November to mid-December, watching lots of Bollywood and, of course, dancing.

December 18: Treasures of the East Holiday Party
    The Mayne Studio Holiday Party will be from 7p - ?? on December 18, featuring henna, snacks & beverages, and performances by the Studio instructors (including Na'imah). Entrance is free, but RSVP is required and guests are limited to 50. RSVP soon, sarah at sarahmayne dot com.

December 19: "Fi El Awel" Workshop
    Na'imah will be teaching this fun and easy Beginner Bellydance choreography, and interested students will be eligible to perform the choreography with Na'imah at the Studio's Winter Hafla Student Show on February 11. To register, contact naimahdance at gmail dot com.i Space is limited, but the workshop will repeat in January!! For more details, email Na'imah. :)

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