3rd Dancers’ Intensive May 2014

Hosted by Amani Jabril Middle Eastern and World Dance -taking place at 2 venues including Pera Dance and Event Studio!
The Third Dancer’s Intensive will focus on Crafting the Art of Dance!

bg-1-134546Featuring LIVE MUSIC in class and LIVE MUSIC performances!!
Dancecraft is a term I use when referring to the technical aspects of theatrical dance and its production. From your first choice of music, it includes, but is not limited to, conditioning your body, constructing choreography, designing and staging your performance. It also includes those supporting functions, that without them, no artist could even conceive of presenting their art.

More technical than artistic, Dancecraft is the practical implementation of an artistic vision.

The workshop will be offering instruction from Jonatan Gomes Derbaq, Rosa Noreenand Amani Jabril. All workshops are held at Pera Dance Studio, home of Miss Bellydance.com in Atlanta, Georgia!

For complete workshop descriptions, tuition and event/show schedule: Click Here For More Info


(Cancelled) Les Raissat’s next Raqs Extravaganza is at Pera Dance and Event Studio

Update: Les Raissat have informed us that this was cancelled. For more information please contact Les Raissat: image We are excited to welcome back Les Raissat to Pera Dance and Event Studio in January 2014 for their fantastic raqs event featuring Omaris and Karlos Khalil. Both of these stunnning dancers are being hosted by Les Raissat. Be sure to register with Les Raissat and reach out to them for more information. http://www.lesraissat.com

About the guests they are hosting:

Omaris-The Dominican Rose from Tampa, FL. She is an internationally known guest teacher and performer here in the US, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea and soon Serbia. Invited to perform this October at the Miami Rakstar Gala, the 2012 Professional and People’s Choice winner, teacher at well-known Hip Expressions in Tampa, FL and featured dancer at local restaurants, Omaris is known for “dancing with her soul”. http://www.omarisdancer.com/
Video: Omaris: http://m.youtube.com/user/Omarisdancer?feature=watch&desktop_uri=%2Fuser%2FOmarisdancer%3Ffeature%3Dwatch

imageKarlos Khalil’s performance at Black Orchid’s Soul of Fusion 2012 show was impressive enough that Les Raissat had to send him an invite to come back as a special guest. He is artistic director of the conceptual performance group La Hara, teacher, featured restaurant performer and competition winner (Yaa Halla Yall Festival 2012 & 2nd runner up -2013 Belly Dancer of the Universe competitions). He has performed all over the country as an invited performer and competitor. Karlos’ style covers traditional to tribal fusion and no matter the genre, Karlos brings mystery, power and drama to the stage. https://www.facebook.com/karlos.khalil.3#!/karloskhaliltribal?fref=ts
Video: Karlos: http://www.youtube.com/user/karloskhalilbelly?feature=watch

Tickets are on sale now, contact Les Raissat to purchase.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the studio! The shop will be open for those in need of costumes and other dance items for their programs or for fun.

LaWanda The Fitness Diva @ Pera Dance and Event Studio

Many have asked us where’s LaWanda the Fitness Diva? In addition to her conferences, fun activities in the city and around the nation, she’s teaching her own set of classes at Pera Dance and Event Studio. Enjoy a variety of courses like Zumba and Pilates. Check out her schedule below.


Featured on Groupon: http://www.groupon.com/deals/aerobics-delivered

Juice Box: The Preview

Tonight at Pera Dance and Event Studio, World Bellydance Alliance and Amani Jabril Middle Eastern and World Dance present, Juice Box: The Preview.

This will be an hour of excitement, allowing attendees to get a glimpse of what’s to come. Amani, Jenni, Nawar and their team have been working exceptionally hard to bring something big and different to the Atlanta Dance community. We’re very excited that they are gracing PDES with this particular piece.

There is no charge for this preview of raqs sharqi and more. MBD will be open for those who need to pick up a costume or two and parking is free. Arrive early! See you there!

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/636210293078827/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Juice Box: The Preview
7pm @ Pera DanceAnd Event Studio
No Charge

Anasma with World Bellydance Alliance

From Anasmadance.com

From Anasmadance.com

Next weekend at Pera Dance and Event Studio, Anasma will be here with World Bellydance Alliance. This is Anasma’s second time at Pera and we couldn’t be more pleased to see her again. It is very exciting to have her back. This time she will be doing a 2-day workshop and show here in the Atlanta area. Beatbox Guitar will also be a part of this dance mix. If you haven’t registered just yet there is still time. Click <a href="http://www.worldbellydancealliance.com/index.php/events-2/wbda-presents-anasma-beatbox-guitar-collaboration-and-creation-the-edge-of-music-and-dance/&quot; title="Anasma and Beatbox Guitar in Atlanta” target=”_blank”>here for more info.

About Anasma: Anasma is a Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer, Artistic Director and Singer.

Half Tunisian and half Vietnamese, living between Paris and New York City, Anasma was naturally drawn to mixing art forms to express who she is through performance and teaching. Thus her unique Theatrical World Dance fusions (Theatrical Dance,  Hip Hop Bellydance Liquid Fusion Bellydance, Wushu Liquid Bellydance, Salsa Bellydance…) are a mix between the ethnic and the urban components of her personal background and her present life.

Not only is Anasma a beautiful person, she’s amazing and talented beyond belief. To see her dance is something out of this world. She has been seen along side many great artists and on a personal level is quite sweet and kind. She is truly beautiful.

So join World Bellydance Alliance next weekend here in our studios for an amazing “Anasma experience” that you won’t forget followed by one of the biggest parties of the weekend featuring Beatbox Guitar. Gonna be bananaaaass!

Zumba Meets Karaoke Party!

lawanda_about_rightThere’s always something fun going on in Atlanta. Oftentimes it’s right here in our dance studio. We’re excited to announce that LaWanda -Atlanta’s beloved Fitness Diva is hosting a huge Zumba Meets Karaoke Party!

She writes: We know you can dance! Now, it’s time to let your vocal skills shine! Join us for an awesome Karaoke sing off party that of course will be finished off with a Zumba party featuring some of Atlanta’s finest instructors! Eat, Drink, Sing, Dance, and Mingle! This is open to everyone! Come dressed as your favorite singer! – Awesome prize for karaoke winner!

– 10.00 in advance, 15.00 @ the door, 10.00 to enter
karaoke contest!
-Cash bar, free snacks! …
– Zumba wear will be sold! -Raffle drawing for great prizes!
* Karaoke contestants MUST preregister ( Limited to 1st 17 contestants)
To purchase tickets via PayPal, send funds to:aerikaq@gmail.com
To purchase tickets via check, make check payable and mail to: Aerobics Delivered
P.O. box 5513 Atlanta GA 31107 Questions? Email: aerobicsdelivered@gmail.com

Bellydance Benefit Show

BD SandyOn Sunday January 27th Galina of the Atlanta Bellydance Community will host a Bellydance Benefit show for the victims of the Sandy Hurricane disaster that occurred in 2012.  A number of the areas’ bellydance raqs stars will be featured and all proceeds will go to help those who experienced a loss during this tragedy.

The event takes place at our very own Pera Dance and Event Studio!

Bellydance Benefit Show -Featuring

Aziza NawalJendayi,  Sakura, Tonya, Jenny NicholsKira Lang, Nail’ah, Tammy Lea, Saroya and more…

January 27th 2012, all ages. $16 per person. Tickets are available at the door.

Show begins at 7:30pm, doors at 7pm. Arrive early!

All proceeds go to assist victims of Sandy. For more information contact: https://www.facebook.com/GalinaMora

Appetizers provided by Rita Benjalloun of The Fez Moroccan Restaurant Atlanta