Calendar of Events

Belly Dance Crash Course Fundraiser
Workshop, Silent Auction, & Hafla Siberian Husky Rescue benefit 

Sunday, September 10, 2017 1:00 pm  Ma*Shuqa’s Studio, 15651 Camino Del Cerro, Los Gatos, CA 95032 (408) 356-9473 Belly Dance Crash Course fundraiser benefiting Norsled Siberian Husky Rescue features a dance workshop for all levels (no experience required) taught by Ma*Shuqa Mira Murjan, at her dance studio in Los Gatos. Come meet friendly Siberian Huskies in their “Wolf Habitat”! For a suggested $10 donation to support placement of Siberian Huskies in their “forever homes” - dance students receive Ma*Shuqa Method instruction on how to improvise and stylize your dance and workshop notes on performance posture and ways to stylize your dance movement. Workshop at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Ma*Shuqa’s Hidden Garden Oasis Dance Studio, 15651 Camino Del Cerro, Los Gatos, CA 95032 Event also features – dance hafla to party and try new moves, refreshments, silent auction, and bargains on belly dance costuming from Ma*Shuqa’s boutique. For more information, visit or call (408) 356-9473 Ma*Shuqa’s Weekly Classes: Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm, & 7:00 – 9:00 pm   Special Rates with Dance Class Cards

HaflAdira 2017!  The 2017 HaflAdira season is around the corner, and requests for dance slots are now being accepted. All haflas are on Sundays, and are free of charge. The dates are: August 13, October 22, December 10 Ma*Shuqa performs August 13. HaflAdira Performance Information • Haflas begin at 1:00pm and last until 4:00pm or 5:00pm, dependent on the lengths of performances. • Request a dance slot via email Include your performance name (for publicity) and phone number. • Dancers may request to dance at multiple haflas. • Specific performance times may be requested, and every effort is made to meet requests. • Performance lengths are not capped; most soloists keep to less than 12 minutes and troupes to less than 20. Performance lengths are due 2.5 weeks prior to performance. • The HaflAdira line up is set approximately 2 weeks prior to performance. • Cancellations after the lineup has been set may jeopardize future dance slot time requests. • Introductions are due via email by the Wednesday before the hafla. Location: Adira Dance and Costume, 2038 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125 Contact information: Store phone 408-269-0110 Adira's Mobile 408-221-7292 Email Parking: Street parking is available along Lincoln Avenue, on side streets, and in the parking lot behind the store. Dance Stage: Tiled, and about 17' wide by 7' deep. Dressing Rooms: There are rooms within the store for changing. Bring music on a CD or MP3 player, and arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your performance.

 Sahar's next Belly Dance in the Mountains class series is scheduled for Mondays 10/2-10/30/2017, 6:30-7:45pm at Mountain Bible Church on Summit road. The 1st fall series is 5 weeks, followed by a 6-week series that is also open for registration. Both are offered at a better price than last year! I need a minimum of 6 students registered in advance. If you plan to attend and want to make sure this class continues, please register asap. I won't be able to take drop-ins or last minute registration without a minimum number on the roster by the end of august. Please sign up online via the link below before the end of this month so I know there is enough interest before I commit to my expense, and to give adequate cancelation notice to the location & rec dept if necessary. Beginners and returning students are welcome in this mixed level Belly Dance class. Emphasis is on posture, technique and gentle conditioning; basic steps, combinations and body isolations; traditional rhythms, musicality, and emotional expression in a non-competitive environment. Wear comfortable layers including stretch pants or leggings, a sport bra and hip scarf; and bring a small mat or towel for floor stretches. If you have them, please bring finger cymbals and a veil to each class as well. Students age 12+ are welcome accompanied by an adult who is also registered for the class. I miss you & look forward to dancing with you soon! Welcome to LGS Recreation

Ma*Shuqa & Carl’s Diva Intensive Retreat June 22, 23, 24. 2018 Think about enjoying the warmth of a California weekend – and learn more about the dance you love. Sign up now and save $100 A few spaces open in this retreat. (Enrollment open now – with early bird discounts before April 1, 2018) Carl Sermon Photography capturing your beautiful performance images. An intimate retreat or intensive, personal professional dance development plus an opportunity to perform in a professional restaurant setting and have your performance photographed by Carl Sermon. Participation limited to 6 dancers. Don’t wait, sign up today to reserve your spot. Retreat info: For more information Ma*Shuqa shares her Ma*Shuqa Method for teaching and improvisational dancing Ma*Shuqa and Carl share their private “Secret Garden Oasis Studio” dance and photography studio – a safe, beautiful, and nurturing setting for all levels of dancers. A full weekend of: performing tips, teaching tips, discussions sharing dance career experiences and plans. Don’t miss out. Come Dance, Laugh, and Bond with your dance sisters…JOIN US TODAY! o PRIVATE “Secret Garden Oasis” DANCE STUDIO o INTENSIVE DANCE WORKSHOP & DANCE NOTES o MA*SHUQA METHOD with notes FOR TEACHERS o AZIZA Choreography for Dance & Finger Cymbals o NEW APPROACHES TO STYLING YOUR DANCING! o INTIMATE WELCOME DINNER in our beautiful GREENHOUSE STUDIO o CATERED California Cuisine LUNCHES under CALIFORNIA REDWOOD TREES! o Enjoy DELICIOUS BBQ DINNERS & snacks CATERED BY CHEF CARL! o PERFORM & enjoy an Egyptian dinner at AL MASRI EGYPTIAN RETAURANT, San Francisco, CA o PERFORMANCE PHOTOS by Carl Sermon Photography o PRESTIGIOUS DANCE CERTIFICATE! o DANCE YOUR PASSION HAFLA FRIDAY and SUNDAY EVENINGS! o BRING A COSTUME AND SHARE DANCE HISTORY Only $450/person (Early Bird $350 rate ends April 1, 2017) $100 deposit reserves your spot. Limited to 6 dancers (pre-registration only, no part time enrollment). Fee includes: airport pickup, transportation to and from retreat hotel, dance classes, lunches, snacks and dinner at the studio, and dinner at Al Masri Egyptian Restaurant, and complimentary performance photos, and retreat photo. (Not included: airfare, hotel, or beverages at Al Masri Restaurant) Ask about the Time Payment Plan 1 (408) 356-9473 Diva Dancer Professional Development Intensive Retreat Location: Ma*Shuqa and Carl’s Dance and Photography Studio, 15651 Camino Del Cerro, Los Gatos, CA 95032 NO NEED TO RENT A CAR, ALL TRANSPORATION WILL BE PROVIDED. Saturday, August 24th, 2017 – come enjoy dancers from the Diva Intensive Retreat performing at Al Masri Egyptian Restaurant, You may commute from home to this retreat – retreat residence not required at designated hotel. (New this year – option to book your own Diva retreat dates & designate your own learning goals and curriculum – For just 4 dancers, stay in the studio for $500/person) Contact to schedule

Coastal Belly Fest, Saturday, September 23, 2017 Veterans Hall, Santa Cruz, CA Festival dancing 12 – 5:30 pm, Gala Show 7 pm. COASTAL BELLY FEST 2017 on Saturday September 23rd, 2017 Veterans' Hall, 846, Front St. Downtown Santa Cruz. Doors open at 10am for Bazaar, Workshops with 7 different teachers, Festival Dancing, and spectacular evening Gala Show. Tickets at the door or in advance online at: Sign up on August 1st for Festival Dancing at For more information see:

North Bay Belly Dance Bazaar, October 7, 8, 2017 Sirens Studio, Sebastopol, CA Rakkasah East, October 13, 14, 15, 2017 Ukrainian Center, Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ BABDAMA Festival, November 11, 2017 Los Altos Community Center, Los Altos, CA Festival dancing, Vendors

2nd Annual San Francisco Bellydance Intensive November 17, 18, 19, 2017 “Star of the Show Competition” Sumaia presents Hosted by Tabitha at Belly Dance! Studio in Walnut Creek, CA

Sundays- Live Music Night Al-Masri restaurant Bands (Tahneen Band, Pasha Band, Caravan Band, and Arabian Passion Band (Buffet) Saturdays, Light Rain band (regular menu) Al-Masri Egyptian Restaurant, 4031 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94121 All-You Can EnjoyBuffet Dinner - $25 ......includes...... Appetizer • Salad • Rice Pilaf • Entrees • Dessert • Show (Vegetarian/Vegan Entrees Included) For call-in and reservations: 415-876-2300 Doors Open: 5:30 PM On Live Music Nights: Dancers dine 1/2 off or $12.50; non-dancers and guests pay $20 cover charge and $5 additional for the buffet dinner. All beverages are not included in the cover charge or buffet dinner price.

Pangia Band Live at Al Masri Egyptian Restaurant Friday, July 21st, 2017 and Friday, November 10, 2017

Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp, July 7-14, 2018 Mendocino Woodlands featuring music and dance classes, nightly concerts, folk dancing, late-night cabaret, fire show, hiking. – check for additional teachers

Carnival of Stars Festival, July 21 & 22, 2018 A Fantasy Convention – CosPlay costume competition, BDUC regional Egyptian dance competition, festival dancing – entertainment for the family Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda, CA Producer: Pepper Alexandria

Yaa Halla Y’all Festival, Grapevine, TX July 26-29, 2018 Grapevine Convention Center, Grapevine TX Dance Festival, Dance Competition, Workshops, Vendors, Photo Sessions by Carl Sermon Photography special Belly Dance Evolution Show,

Ma*Shuqa’s weekly class schedule - drop-in welcome Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:30 pm, and Wednesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm Ma*Shuqa’s Hidden Garden Oasis Dance Studio, 15651 Camino Del Cerro, Los Gatos, CA 95032 (408) 356-9473 Drop in $20, Dance card: 5/$60 & 10/$110.