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Welcome to Safira's!

Raks al Dounya means, Dance oh World, and reflects our philosophy. At Safira's, we are all about well-being, good health, world culture -- and dance. We're sharing easy, healthy recipes for tropical and Mediterranean foods, book reviews, exercises, beauty tips, and dance news. Subscribe here and be a part of our world! Click here to see our website! And feel free to forward this to your family and friends!

"Dancers Among Us"

Here's the flip side of "Dance like no one is watching." Photographer Jordan Matter has amassed an amazing collection of photos of dancers in mid-flight--while running a jackhammer, singing in the shower, suspended from the door of a church, hanging in a backbend from the edge of a NY skyscraper...

When watching his son play, he says he wondered, "What happens to this enthusiasm, this ability to be wholly present in the moment? Why are these pure moments of passion so often replaced with cynicism, boredom, and indifference? As I played with my son, I thought about creating photographs that would show the world as if through his eyes. The people in the images would be alive and in the moment, celebrating all aspects and emotions of everyday life."

What a great way to think-- that dance is life and life is celebration. You can view Dancers Among Us as a book, or see a slideshow of Jordan Matter's amazing, joyful photos on his website. Enjoy!

Have a tip, recipe or suggestion? Send it to Raks al Dounya and be a part of our world.

Dance Classes

Our May session starts Sat., May 3. It's not too late to jump in! Here are our classes for beginners. Click here to get more info!

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

See Us Dance

Thurs., April 24: See us at the Lion's Club Pancake Day at Century II Exhibition Hall, 6:30 pm. Come eat pancakes and sausage and help contribute to the Lions' many charities.

Sat., May 17: See our Baila! World Dance Show, 8:00 p.m. at our studio, 2919 E. Kellogg Drive. We convert the studio to a theater, and share our dances with you -- Mid-Eastern and Tribal Fusion belly dance, flamenco, and gypsy fusion. We also provide snacks. Cost: $7.00.

Fri., June 6: See our annual busking show, Baila in the Streets!, 7:00 pm at the Warren Plaza in Old Town. (If it rains, we'll move into the studio): Mid-Eastern and Tribal Fusion belly dance, flamenco, and gypsy fusion.

Come join us at Safira's to be the healthy, fit, beautiful woman that it's in you to be! Good luck with every part of your life. Remember to believe in yourself and be kind to yourself. And stay in touch!
Safira Zeki

Photography of Safira's dancers courtesy of David Staples

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