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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!
Nothing says "welcome" like a spread of healthy snacks that provide a balanced breakfast with lots of protein -- and enough carbs to get you going. Make a mezze by setting out little dishes of kalamata olives, hard-boiled eggs, pita bread, lebnah (or Feta cheese), Medjool dates -- plus, of course, the lower-cal "new hummus," made with with less olive oil and no sesame tahini. Medjools are large, black, sweet, wrinkly dates -- nature's way of concentrating sugar. Buy Medjools at Fresh Market in Bradley Fair. Kalamata olives are at the larger Dillons stores and Fresh Market. Labneh (Lebanese cream cheese), pita bread and fava beans (below) are available at many international grocery stores. Try the Byblos Deli, 3088 W. 13th St. N. The concept of "new hummus" is from Elias Bounajem and the Lebanese community, but the recipe details are adapted from Feast from the Mideast: 250 Sun-Drenched Dishes from the Lands of the Bible, by Faye Levy. It's a recommended read. Enjoy!
Our July-August session starts Tues., July 8. Want to try it out? Take a single class for $12. The cost will apply toward your session fee if you sign up!
See Us Dance
Fri., June 20: We'll be busking in front of the Warren Theatre at 2nd and Mead from 7:00-8:00. We'll be performing bellydance and flamenco. Come have fun with us!
Sat., August 16: 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.
Photography of Safira's dancers courtesy of David Staples