Nahara Dance - Belly Dance Performer and Instructor - New York
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Upcoming Events

Saturday October 15th,2011 10:15PM

Nahara's dance troupe Banat al Na'har peforms at Rakkasah East


Past Performances and Events

Sunday March 7th, 2010

Moroccan Tea Party

It is Morocco right here in Ossining, NY. Our studio will be transformed into a casbah for a relaxing and enchanted evening. Join us for inspiring Belly Dance performances and delicious Middle Eastern refreshments. A henna artist and tarot card reader will also be on hand if you care to indulge yourself. Men, women and children (12 and over only) are welcome to attend.


Josie's International School of Dance

125 Main Street, Ossining, NY 10562

(914) 432-8502


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Fee $20 at the door ($10 for belly dance boot camp attendees)


Sunday March 7th 2010

Belly Dance Boot Camp

This workshop is an introduction to Belly Dancing and is designed to give current students a chance to review or to prepare new students for our Spring belly dance class on Monday evenings starting March 8th.


Josie's International School of Dance

125 Main Street, Ossining, NY 10562

(914) 432-8502


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM


The workshop is $30 Followed by our Moroccan Tea Party at 6:00p.m. Featuring belly dance performances & Middle Eastern refreshments in our studio-transformed casbah!

Tea Party is $20

Workshop attendees pay only $10

(For men, women & children 12 and over)

2 hour workshop fee:$30


September 19th 2009

Disco el Sharq: Bsat il Rieh

Disco el Sharq (Disco of the Near East: Magic Carpet Ride) is a unique, theatre dance showcase presenting authentic and inspired dances from the Near East and beyond. Hosted by Leela Corman and Mark Balahadia.


Featuring Nahara and several other fabulous dancers.

Nahara will be performing Egyptian Baladi/Melaya luf



Je' Bon


15 Saint Marks Pl (between 2nd and 3rd ave)

New York, NY 10003-7842


(212) 388-1313


Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm

(The show will be held downstairs in the lower level)

$10 cover ($ 5 food/drink minimum)

To RSVP, please email


Thursday Dec 11th 2008 7PM

Live Music and Dance performance by Nahara and Nikolai




119 Main St.

Nyack, NY 10960



Live music performance by Nikolai and Nahara followed by a dance performance by Nahara to recorded music with Nikolai on percussion. This event is part of the Riverspace 4x6 Art Exhibit and sale.



Event 6-9 PM.

Nikolai and Nahara performance starts at 7PM



Admission free.

Cash bar available.

Remember to pay the parking meters until 9PM


Link to the event flyer: Live Music & Dance Performance Info


Sunday Dec 21st 2008 3PM

Nahara performs Egyptian Oriental solo as well as Egyptian pop, veil and drum solo with her students



Josies International School of Dance Holiday show

125 Main Street, top floor.

Ossining, NY 10562 914-432-8502



Admission $10



Show starts 3PM and features several different forms of dance


Link to the event:

Josies International School of Dance Holiday Show


Saturday October 2008 18th

Nahara Performs Eyptian Stick Dance

With Zikrayat Arab Music and Dance Company

This is a weeklong belly dance festival featuring workshops, performances and vendors. The performances go on all day Sat and Sunday.



Zikrayat's show starts at 4PM

There is plenty of parking right next to the building.

Saturday, October 18

festival hours 11am – 11pm - $15 admission at the door



Rakkasah East Festival of Belly Dance
Ukrainian Cultural Center

135 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, New Jersey


Saturday August 2008 16th

Nahara Performs Tunisian Bedouin Dance

and Raqs Sharqi (Belly Dance)

For the Rochester Raqs Series Workshop Gala

Show starts 7:30PM

Location: Bush Mango Community Center

34 Elton St.Rochester, N.Y. 14607

Other performances by:

Kalilah, Chelle, and IIya


For info on the event click here


Sunday, May 18th 2008 7PM - 9PM

"Moroccan Tea Party" w/ Belly Dance Performances

Nahara Performs Raqs Sharqi (belly dance) and Moroccan Shikhat.

Join us for this exciting event! The studio at Josie's International School of Dance will be transformed into a Moroccan cafe, where you can enjoy delicious mint tea, Moroccan appetizers and Belly Dance performances. Our belly Dance instructor Nahara will be performing Raqs Sharqi (Egyptian Belly Dance) as well as Moroccan Shikhat, an exhilarating dance of Morocco rarely seen in the United States. If you would like to join us, please email or call to get on the guest list.


May 18th 2008 7PM - 9PM

Fee is $20 pre-registered and

$25 at the door (arrive early to make sure you get in!)


Call For info Josie 914.432.8502


Josie's International School of Dance
125 Main Street, Top Floor
Ossining, NY 10562


Sunday June 1st, 2008 Show starts 7PM

Nahara performs Raqs Sharqi (belly dance) and Raqs Assaya (Egyptian cane dance)

Mohamed Shahin Workshop Gala Show...


Mohamed Shahin

Gamila El Masri

Kismet Dance Ensemble: Layla, Zenaide, Altagracia, Suhaila

Mohamed Shahin Dancers: Diana, Yowalka, Amala, Nahara

NileSide Dancers: Sirrah Nur, Nodira and more!

Zikrayat Dancers: Dameshe, Yowalka, Leela

Other Performances By:



More Surprise Guest Artists & Workshop Participants TBA!


June 1st 2008 7PM

Fee: $15 prepaid/door

Reservations Are Required : 212 732-5600



54-56 Franklin Street NYC

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Attention: From June 24th to July 8th Nahara will be in Cairo, Egypt attending the Ahlan Wa Sahlan Festival and therefore will be unavailable for private lessons or events and will not be able to return calls or answer emails during this time.

Saturday, April 5th 2008

Nahara performs Raqs Sharqi (Belly Dance) and Raqs al Assaya (Egyptian Stick Dance)

ZIKRAYAT salutes the art of Raqs Sharqi in this showcase featuring folkloric and oriental dance performances accompanied by live music. Dance performances by Morocco, Dameshe, Yowalka and Leela. Guest dance artists, Nahara, Nicole and Alexis.


Show starts at 8:00 PM

Fee is $25 at the door, (arrive early to make sure you get in!)

Fee is $20 if you pre-order your tickets in advance via paypal at (link to order is on the homepage).




Morocco's Studio
6 West20 Street

November 17th 2007

Nahara performs raqs sharki (belly dance), shamadan (candelabra dance), and assaya (stick dance)

Live music by Zikrayat, Also performing Dameshe, Yowalka and Leela.


Show starts at 9:00 PM

Fee is $15 at the door, click here to view this event.


Alwan for the Arts
16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10004


June 23rd and 24th, 2006 8PM

Nahara performed Egyptian oriental, assaya (cane dance) and shamadan (candelabrum)

Live Music by Zikrayat Ensemble featuring Ghaida Hinnawi on vocals. Also, performing Egyptian Oriental, are Dameshe and Naraya.


Lotus Music and Dance, 8th floor
109 West 27th street New York, NY 10001


May 14th 2006

Nahara performed Egyptian Oriental

A Fantastic Show, honoring Egyptian Dancers, Atef and Magda Farag of the Reda Troupe of Egypt.

Additional performances by:

Atef and Magda Farag, performing Muwashahat, Nubian, Saidi and Alexandrian; Mohamed Shahin; Samara; Tarik Sultan; Autumn Ward; Chakira; Shahrazad and the Arabian Nights & many more!


Lafayette Grill

54-56 Franklin Street (between Broadway and Lafayette St.)

Three blocks below Canal Street.

Trains: J, M, N, R, 6 to Canal

or 1/9 to Franklin: 212-732-4449;


6:00 p.m. Show featuring Atef & Magda’s master solo & duet performances that brought the golden days of the Reda Troupe to our backyard! (Muwashahat, Nubian, Saidi, Alexandrian).


For information on the weekend workshops with Atef and Magda visit:


April 6th 2006 8:00 PM

Nahara performed Melaya Luf (Egyptian character dance)

"Magic Oriental Carpet...Flying Solo" sponsored by Morocco and the Casbah Dance Experience an evening of fabulous, Mideastern, North African, Modern, Ethnic & Fusion music & dance.


The Casbah Tent Theatre (Morocco's Studio)
6 West 20th St. - 2nd floor

New York, N.Y. (between 5th & 6th Aves.)

This event SOLD OUT!!!

Additional Performances By:



March 16th 2006 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Nahara Performed Egyptian Oriental Dance

A live musical tribute to Ahmed Adaweya. Music performed by Zikrayat Ensemble. Also, dance performances by Dameshe and Sira.


Lafeyette Grill, 54 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013
For more information go to:


March 30th 2006 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM

Nahara performed Shamadan and Egyptian oriental.

Also, Dance performances by Yasser Darwish including raqs el assaya and Tannoura.


Lafeyette Grill, 54 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013
With live music by the Zikrayat Ensemble.

For more information go to: