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Raks al Dounya Newsletter

Ahlan wa Sahlan -- Welcome! Our weekly newsletter has recipes, exercises, book reviews, beauty tips and news about dance! Subscribe here! We also keep several issues on our Articles page. Click here and check it out!

New in May:

Check it out!

Come visit us and watch a class any time. You're always welcome! If you want to try it out, it's $12 -- and that fee applies to your session price if you like it and enroll.

Take a dance class!

New classes for beginners start Sat., May 3. You can enroll early, or on the first day of class. Come to Safira's Center for World Dance, 2919 E. Kellogg Drive. Cost begins at $70 for 7 weeks. Click on "fees" (to the left) to get prices.

Classes:

  • Tues. 5:45-- Belly Sculpting (belly dance + 30 min. of abs)
  • Tues. 7:00-- Tribal Fusion Fundamentals
  • Wed. 7:15-- The Art of Bellydance!
  • Sat. 10:15-- The Art of Bellydance!
  • Adv. Beginner through Advanced -- Welcome! Contact Safira

Baila! World Dance Show

Sat., May 17, 8:00 pm: Come see us dance in our studio theater, 2919 E. Kellogg Drive. We'll be dancing Mid-Eastern and Tribal Fusion belly dance and flamenco, plus partner dance! We also provide snacks. Cost: $7.

June Happenings

Jump in and dance!

These classes are ok to start in mid-session:

  • Tues. 5:45-- Belly Sculpting (belly dance + 25 min. of abs)
  • Tues. 7:00-- Tribal Fusion Fundamentals
  • Adv. Beginner through Advanced -- Welcome! Contact Safira

Baila On the Streets!

Fri., June 6, 7:00 pm: Come see us dance at Old Town Plaza (at the Warren Theatre) at 2nd and Mead. We'll be dancing Mid-Eastern and Tribal Fusion belly dance and flamenco! It's free.

Classical dance for kids & adults:

Safira's welcomes a cooperative venture with La Danse Academie of Wichita. Starting Sept. 3, Director Sarah Bishop Jones will be teaching Ballet, Jazz, Pointe and Contemporary Dance to kids through adults in our studio, 2919 E. Kellogg Dr. Sarah currently teaches in the dance dept. at WSU and has taught the dance curriculum at the WSU Art Institute. Click here for more info!

Bellydance Murder Mystery!

Did you know Safira was also a writer? She's published her full-length mystery, Jezebel Died Dancing, on this website. Click here or on the Articles button above to read the novel. See the video introduction to the left. Enjoy a mystery story and learn about belly dance as Safira shares in fictional form some of her real-life, nonfictional belly gram experiences.

Summer Weather Policy:

If supercell thunderstorms with tornadoes, straight-line winds or large hail are near and approaching Wichita, there will be no class. After the severe weather passes, there will be class again. For instance, 7:00 pm classes may meet after a 5:00 p.m. storm passes. Use your judgement! If a tornado approaches during class (which has never yet happened), students will bring purses and cell phones -- no dance bags -- into the bathrooms. Our building has concrete and brick walls, and a double ceiling above the bathrooms.