BEYOND BELLYDANCE EVENTS ARCHIVE from 2007 -- >

2011

 

Saturday April 30, 2011 performance: An Evening of Live Music and Belly Dancing
Jenna will be dancing solo with Var Daghdevirian on dumbek & vocals, Rico Orrell on oud, and Maurice Saba on violin. There will be several other guest belly dancers, including the lovely Cyriana and open dancing as well.

When: 7:30 pm
Where: Sam's Mediterranean Kabob Room
610 South Myrtle Ave, Monrovia California
How Much: $15 plus tax includes full buffet
What else? : Reservations (recommended) & information: 626 358 7177
Parking in rear lot, or public lot around the corner

 

 

Sunday May 1, 2011 performance: Rising Sunday : : Pray for Japan
Jenna's company, Phoenyx::BellydanceRising will perform 2 sets, including the debut of a "gypsy" fusion piece, to help raise money for Japanese Earthquake Victims. Please come enjoy a night of special talent while you support this worthy cause.

When: Doors 5pm, show 5:30
Where: DanceGardenLA 3407 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90039
How Much: $15 donation, 100% goes to Japanese Red Cross
What else? : contact LapisBellydance@gmail.com for more info

 


April 9 performance
t a X i m
taXim is a bellydance showcase in Eagle Rock featuring live music and different dancers with special guest stars that happens on a particularly auspicious Saturday, every other month. Jenna hosts this popular event with DanceGardenLA Bellydance studio co-owner Zahra, and usually performs, too!

Saturday April 9, 2011 features special guest KAMALA, and loads more bellydance entertainment, all performing with the legendary Saffron Parade Arabesque Band! Zahra and Jenna will BOTH perform as well! Click on the title "taXim" above for more info.

When: 7:30 pm doors, 8:00pm show PLEASE do not expect to come in before 7:30 - but do arrive on the early side if you want to be sure to get a seat.
Where: Studio Iqaat, 3515 Eagle Rock Blvd.;Los Angeles CA, 90065
Parking on street or dirt lot adjacent to studio
How Much: 15$ admission includes light refreshments & snacks - 1$ discount if you bring (and take home) your own reusable cup or mug

 

performance t a X i m
taXim is a bellydance showcase in Eagle Rock featuring live music and different dancers with special guest stars that happens on a particularly auspicious Saturday, every other month. Jenna hosts this popular event with DanceGardenLA Bellydance studio co-owner Zahra, and usually performs, too!

Saturday February 26, 2011 features special guests AUBRE, a big, beautiful band playing arabic bellydance music, and of course, JENNA herself!! Plus much more bellydance entertainment performing with the Saffron Parade Arabesque Band!

***JUST ADDED*** Jenna will debut Phoenix::BellydanceRising -- beautiful new bellydance choreographies from her performing company.

When: 7:30 pm doors, 8:00pm show PLEASE do not expect to come in before 7:30 - but do arrive on the early side if you want to be sure to get a seat.
Where: Studio Iqaat, 3515 Eagle Rock Blvd.;Los Angeles CA, 90065
Parking on street or dirt lot adjacent to studio
How Much: 15$ admission includes light refreshments & snacks - 1$ discount if you bring your own reusable cup or mug

 

performance Perfumes of Araby Swap Meet
Twice a year, in spring and fall, Anaheed and the Perfumes of Araby put on a lively day of swapping, shopping, and dancing! Jenna's Tuesday night Veil/Zil Class will perform Jenna's old-school "Dance Bahijah" choreography, and Jenna just might make a surprise appearance to dance herself...ahh... the suspense!! Notices about this event will appear in MECDA publications.

When: Sunday March 20, 2011; 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. Swapping and Dancing all afternoon!
Where: Granada Pavilion, 11128 Balboa Blvd. Granada Hills, CA, (1/4 mile south of 118 fwy, corner of Balboa and San Fernando Mission Road, behind Trader Joe's)
How Much: 2$ admission at the door

class *NEW* INTRODUCTION TO BELLYDANCE
8-WEEK COURSE COMING IN JANUARY 2011!

Register Now and guarantee your spot in this popular class that introduces all the fundamentals of beautiful bellydance!Great for beginners, first-timers, and those returning to bellydance after a hiatus
!

When: Saturdays 10-11am January 8 - Feb 26 2011
Where:DanceGardenLA, LLC : L.A.'s Best Bellydance Studio!
3407 Glendale Boulevard (Between Revere & Seneca in Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California, 90039
How Much: All 8 weeks for $100.
AND a free coin hip sash if you register before 1/1/11! Register here now!

2010

workshop Beautiful Arms and Hands for Bellydance
Jenna is often praised for her graceful movements of the upper body, including arms, hands and head position. Learn fundamental principles of arm and hand movement to help you put a beautiful frame around your beautiful bellydancing. With exercises and drills developed specifically to make your arm and hand movements smooth, fluid and powerful. Target your undesirable bellydance habits of the hands and arms so you can work towards polishing your performance until you shine!


When: Sunday December 5, 1pm-2:30pm
Where:DanceGardenLA, LLC : L.A.'s Best Bellydance Studio!
3407 Glendale Boulevard (Between Revere & Seneca in Atwater Village
Los Angeles, California, 90039
How Much: Only $22 if you register by November 22 ($28 after that). Register here now!

 

performance Fahtiem's Annual Christmas Potluck with John Bilezikjian
Jenna will be performing on stage with Mr. Bilezikjian's live music, as will the fabulous Fahtiem and other special guest bellydance artists! You must call for reservations: 626 810 9470

When: Monday Dec. 13, 2010
Where:Long Beach California
How Much:
FREE -- but you must call to arrange your potluck contribution!

 

performance Zahra Zuhair's PoNaNa Dance Theater Presents "Journey"

Jenna has been awarded two solo dance pieces in this fantastical theatric presentation. First, her famous candle tray dance, and second, a fiery 9/8 dance with a full 'gypsy' skirt inspired by Dalia Carella's Dunyavi style.

When:Sunday, November 14th
ONE SHOW ONLY!!!

2:00 pm matinee

SOLD OUT!!!! Sorry, no tickets left for purchase at the door.

Where:
Lineage Performing Arts
89 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, 91105

performance t a X i m
taXim is a bellydance showcase in Eagle Rock featuring live music and different dancers with special guest stars that happens on the first Friday of every other month. Jenna hosts this popular event with DanceGardenLA Bellydance studio co-owner Zahra, and usually performs, too!

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2010


with special guest bellydance star: Tamra-henna!!

and...: LUCIA from San Diego! NAIMA back from Texas! Marlena & Taji from O.C.!
From right here in Los Angeles, Twisted Gypsy Tribal Bellydance Troupe, Emily, and lovely LisaMarie in her taXim debut!
And your hostess for the evening, JENNA!

Live Bellydance Music by Saffron Parade Arabesque Band!

Just added: Live Music Interlude by Shirzad Sharif: Persian Percussionist

HENNA TATTOOS BY OPAL MOON HENNA!

When: 7:30 pm doors, 8:00pm show PLEASE do not expect to come in before 7:30 - but do arrive on the early side if you want to be sure to get a seat.
Where: Studio Iqaat, 3515 Eagle Rock Blvd.;Los Angeles CA, 90065
Parking on street or dirt lot adjacent to studio
How Much: 15$ admission includes light refreshments & snacks - 1$ discount if you bring your own reusable cup or mug

More info on future taXim events and photos of past events here!

performance t a X i m
taXim is a bellydance showcase in Eagle Rock featuring live music and different dancers with special guest stars that happens on the first Friday of every other month. Jenna hosts this popular event with DanceGardenLA Bellydance studio co-owner Zahra, and usually performs, too!

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2010


with special guests AUBRE and SAKUNTALA presenting Indian Classical Dance infused with Bellydance; HINA presenting Hula and Tahitian dance and JENNA herself!! plus much more beautiful bellydancing by Susan, Katrina, Farrah, Veronika and Amar!

Live Bellydance Music by Saffron Parade Arabesque Band!

HENNA TATTOOS BY OPAL MOON HENNA!

When: 7:30 pm doors, 8:00pm show PLEASE do not expect to come in before 7:30 - but do arrive on the early side if you want to be sure to get a seat.
Where: Studio Iqaat, 3515 Eagle Rock Blvd.;Los Angeles CA, 90065
Parking on street or dirt lot adjacent to studio
How Much: 15$ admission includes light refreshments & snacks - 1$ discount if you bring your own reusable cup or mug

More info on future taXim events and photos of past events here!

performance Jenna at müsh - Grand Opening!
Jenna helps celebrate the moving of Importante Giftes from Atwater Village to Hollywood, at their new home, müsh, a beautiful boutique for the eclectic shopper! Don't miss Jenna's bellydance at 8pm!
When: Saturday August 28, 8pm
Where:MUSH Inc.
5651 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone 1.323.464.6874
FAX 1.314.431.7456
How Much: No charge, but chances are you'll see something you want to buy....!

performance t a X i m
taXim is a bellydance showcase in Eagle Rock featuring live music and different dancers with special guest stars that happens on the first Friday of every other month. Jenna hosts this popular event with DanceGardenLA Bellydance studio co-owner Zahra, and usually performs, too!
More info on future taXim events and photos of past events here!


Friday June 11, 2010

SPECIAL GUEST ROXXANNE SHELABY!

with dancers Akire, Amar, Masa, Alexandra Samuel and more....

Live Bellydance Music by Saffron Parade Arabesque Band!

When: 7:30 pm doors, 8:00pm show PLEASE do not expect to come in before 7:30 - but do arrive on the early side if you want to be sure to get a seat.
Where: Studio Iqaat, 3515 Eagle Rock Blvd.;Los Angeles CA, 90065
Parking on street or dirt lot adjacent to studio
How Much: 15$ admission includes light refreshments & snacks - 1$ discount if you bring your own reusable cup or mug!

 

performance Belly Dance Party at the Jade Apple Yoga Studio
..Sizzling Summer Shimmies at Jennelah's bellydance party! Featuring live percussion & some very special guest dancers including Jenna! Casual & mellow!
When: June 19, 9 - 11pm
Where:THE JADE APPLE
10502 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, 91601

How Much: Music, dancing, wine & brownies...all for only $10!

workshop Classic Bellydance Choreography : Laylet Hob
Learn Jenna's original choreography to the Oum Kalthoum classic as rendered by the "Andelus Ensemble" on the CD compilation "10 Songs Every Bellydancer Should Know". Jenna will break down the complete choreography chock-full of steps and combinations in her lyrical signature style!

When: Sunday July 25, 1:30 - 3:30
Where:DanceGardenLA in Atwater Village, Los Angeles California
How Much: $35 by April 19, 2010, $40 thereafter.
Online registration is open at www.DanceGardenLA.com

performance INTERNATIONAL& MIDDLE-EASTERN NIGHT
Join us for a spectacular Belly dance Show by Southern California's most popular dancers, with International D.J. TONY SHANTI and Live Music by the incredible SAFFRON PARADE ARABESQUE BAND! After the show non-stop Belly Dancing music.
Fancy Middle-Eastern meza, dinner and sweets. We promise you a very enjoyable Saturday Night!

Our extraordinary dancers: Baheyya El-Ghazal, Lailah, Sabrina, Stasiah & Bastet, Sha'b Al Raq s, Sarah Al Nour & Global Groove, Jenna & Bloom Bellydance, Marlena, Shirin

When: Saturday April 24, 2010
6:30pm doors, dinner buffet starts 7pm, 8pm show begins
Where:
VICTORY Middle -Eastern Restaurant
630 south Brookhurst st. Anaheim CA 92004
( corner of Brookhurst and Orange)
Tel. 714-776 4493 ( for directions, only)

How Much:$25 includes, spectacular Bellydance show, delicious Buffet, Meza, dinner and sweets .Live music and D.J. Free parking. Drink specials all night (drinks not included)

For tickets contact Jenna - come to any of Jenna's regularly scheduled bellydance classes to purchase directly for $25 or buy online here ($2 surcharge for online purchase)
ORDER NOW -- LAST SHOW WAS SOLD OUT!

workshop Dancers' Workshop: Going "Pro"
So you want to be a professional belly dancer -- what is expected of you? What do you need to know? What tools do you need to have? When are you ready?
Jenna shares her expertise gathered from years of experience performing, and hundreds of bellydance shows, from weddings and parties to television appearances to stages in New York, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Dallas, Singapore, Beijing and Miami.
She will share with you her methods for success as a soloist, so that you can be more than just 'the bellydancer' -- you can be a polished artist who knows how to engage her audience and put together a show that entertains and inspires.

When: Sunday May 2, 1:30 - 3:30
Where:DanceGardenLA in Atwater Village, Los Angeles California
How Much: $35 by April 19, 2010, $40 thereafter.
Online registration is open at www.DanceGardenLA.com

performance t a X i m
taXim is a bellydance showcase in Eagle Rock featuring live music and different dancers with special guest stars that happens on the first Friday of every other month. Jenna hosts this popular event withe DanceGarden co-owner Zahra, and usually performs, too! More info on future taXim events and photos of past events here!

Friday April 2, 2010

SPECIAL GUEST AMARA!

with dancers Christina Rizkallah, DeVilla, Hadiyah, Nasila, Oceana
and Tribal Bellydance troupe ALAMKARA!

When: 7:30 pm doors, 8:00pm show PLEASE do not expect to come in before 7:30 - but do arrive on the early side if you want to be sure to get a seat.
Where: Studio Iqaat, 3515 Eagle Rock Blvd.;Los Angeles CA, 90065
Parking on street or dirt lot adjacent to studio
How Much: 15$ admission includes light refreshments & snacks - 1$ discount if you bring your own reusable cup or mug!

performance t a X i m
taXim is a bellydance showcase in Eagle Rock featuring live music and different dancers with special guest stars that happens on the first Friday of every other month. Jenna hosts this popular event withe DanceGarden co-owner Zahra, and usually performs, too! More info on future taXim events and photos of past events here!

Friday April 2, 2010

SPECIAL GUEST AMARA!

with dancers Christina Rizkallah, DeVilla, Hadiyah, Nasila, Oceana
and Tribal Bellydance troupe ALAMKARA!

When: 7:30 pm doors, 8:00pm show PLEASE do not expect to come in before 7:30 - but do arrive on the early side if you want to be sure to get a seat.
Where: Studio Iqaat, 3515 Eagle Rock Blvd.;Los Angeles CA, 90065
Parking on street or dirt lot adjacent to studio
How Much: 15$ admission includes light refreshments & snacks - 1$ discount if you bring your own reusable cup or mug!

Advanced Bellydance class is on for Valentine's Day!
Jenna's Advanced Bellydance Class is back in session! Every Sunday from 6-7pm, including the loveliest of holidays, St. Valentine's Day!
This class is for experienced students and professional bellydancers or aspiring professionals. We'll work on dancing your best, being expressive and working out all the finer details that make bellydancing beautiful and captivating. At present, for part of the class, we are working on a choreography using the veil in an innovative way to a classic bellydance song, Set El Hosn. See the class schedule here.

EVENTS

performance Temple of Hope: A Celebration of Art, Dance & Music to Benefit Partners in Health's Efforts in Haiti
Jenna will perform a bellydance choreography in the first half of this benefit show for Hatian relief. Also bellydancing will be DanceGarden teachers DeVilla and Princess Farhana; as well as IrinaXara, Marco & Debbie of the Belly Twins Dance Company, and more. Richard 'Slick Dada' Lopez will DJ. The event is 21 and over, with a full bar available. All net proceeds from admissions, raffle & auction will be donated to Partners in Health to assist with their efforts in Haiti. All food donations will be given to the L.A. Food Bank.

When: Sunday February 28, 2010 from 2-6pm
Where:Bardot Lounge at Avalon Hollywood 1735 Vine St. Hollywood, CA 90028
( Bardot is upstairs and has a separate entrance on the right side of the building)

How Much: $20 or $15 with a non-perishable food donation

2009

Winter Break for weekly Bellydance Classes in Los Angeles
Happy Holidays! Jenna's group belly dance classes for all levels are on break starting December 21st. Those and all other classes at DanceGardenLA studio will resume January 4th. See
Classes Page for details and schedule of belly dance classes, including Jenna's popular "Intro to Bellydance" course starting January 7th!

PLEASE NOTE: Jenna's new Advanced/Professional Bellydance class on Sundays is CANCELLED until Jan 10, 2010 due to holiday scheduling conflicts. See the class schedule here.

EVENTS

Fahtiem's Annual Christmas Potluck with John Bilezikjian
Jenna will be dancing with Mr. Bilezikjian's live music along with Fahtiem and other special guest bellydance artists! Please bring a dish and call for reservations: 626 810 9470

When: Monday Dec. 14, 2009
Where:Long Beach California
How Much:
FREE -- but please bring a dish to share.

Saturday November 21st, 9pm "Incarnations of Mata Hari”
Extraordinary performers carry the torch of Matahari, artists of intrigue, elegance & passion
in a presentation of International Surrealism, French/German Cabaret, and American Gothic, a Celebration of Feminine Extravagance...
10% of all proceeds from the night’s events will be donated to "Code Pink" Women for Peace, an anti-war group with offices worldwide.
“Mata Hari Absinthe” debuts at “Home” in recipes of mixology, expertly executed by the staff at “Home”. Cocktail specials featured throughout the night.

--The evening begins with a poetic reading on the life story of “Mata Hari” read by acclaimed Latina poetess, “Carmen Vega”. Accompanying her story is acclaimed belly dancer extraordinaire, "Jenna". Matahari Music artist, “Juliet Annerino”, performs with many of the musicians who appeared on “Scenes from a Life on Fire”.
-- “Silver Phial” plays “witch music for elves”, casting a 60’s style lounge, acoustic spell...
--Soulful award-winning singer-pianist, “Amy Clarke (www.amyclarke.com) performs dramatic & imaginative solo alt-pop music with compelling lyrics of unusual depth, reflecting the diverse classical, electronic & world influences in her enchanting song craft.
--Beautifully vibrant, feminine-themed paintings by fine artist Helena Rose
will also be shown on this special night at “Home”.
--Our MC is Hollywood's own mistress of comedy & improv , the multi-talented, accordion-wielding "Tammy Tomahawk".

The first 25 guests to arrive will receive a free copy of Juliet Annerino’s new record, “Scenes from a Life on Fire”.

When: Evening begins at 9pm
Where: "HOME" 2500 Riverside Dr. at Fletcher (in Silver Lake), Los Angeles, California 90039

How Much:
$5 for advance purchase at www.julietannerino.com or $10 at the door.


Thanksgiving Charity Belly-thon! Saturday November 28, 2009
DanceGarden hosts its first "Work off the Turk'" Bellydance Class marathon the Saturday after Thanksgiving with non-stop bellydance classes with Jenna and the other amazing teachers of DG offering $10 classes all day, culminating in a live-drumming dance party at the end of the day. More than half of the proceeds will be donated to Children of the Night shelter in Van Nuys. Jenna's class will be at 2pm, like her usual Saturday class. Come out and dance the day away for a wonderful, wonderful cause. More info on the Thanksgiving Charity Bellython here!


When: 9am to 5pm -- Drumming for open dancing at 5:30pm!
Where:DanceGarden Studio -
3407 Glendale Blvd., Atwater Village, Los Angeles, CA 90039
How Much:
$10 per class, Open Dance is FREE -- but please visit www.childreofthenight.org for a list of items you may bring to donate.

HALLOWEEN -- Class is only $8 with a costume!
Saturday October 31st, 2pm. Jenna's bellydance class is only $8 today (cash only please!) if you show your Halloween spirit and arrive in costume. Same goes for all the classes at DanceGarden that day! Only Samba at 3:05 is cancelled for the holiday. Here's the DG schedule!

Friday November 6, 2009: t a X i m
taXim is back! taXim is a bellydance showcase in Eagle Rock featuring live music and different dancers with special guest stars that happens on the first Friday of every other month. More info on future taXim events and photos of past events here!


Jenna, Jayson, Amar, Richy, Jennelah, Zeyna
SPECIAL GUEST: KAMALA!

When: 7:30 pm doors, 8:00pm show PLEASE do not expect to come in before 7:30 - but do arrive on the early side if you want to be sure to get a seat.
Where: Studio Iqaat, 3515 Eagle Rock Blvd.;Los Angeles CA, 90065
Parking on street or dirt lot adjacent to studio
How Much: 15$ admission includes light refreshments & snacks - 1$ discount if you bring your own reusable cup or mug!

Saturday July 11, 2009 Relay for Life
Bloom Bellydance Company performs at this annual fundraiser for the fight against cancer.One day. One night. One community. One Fight. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people- to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer; remember loved ones lost to the disease; and fight back against a disease that takes too much. By participating, you honor cancer survivors, pay tribute to the lives we've lost to the disease, and raise money to help fight cancer here in your community.


Where: San Fernando Recreation Park, San Fernando
When: 10pm
- Bloom Bellydance Performance (after Luminaria Ceremony)
Opening Ceremony: 9am Saturday
Survivors Lap: 2pm Saturday
Luminaria Ceremony: 9pm Saturday
Fight Back / Closing Ceremony: 9am Sunday
Contact: Veronica Casillas, sfrelay09@gmail.com

Saturday July 18, 2009: California Gift Show
Jenna's professional bellydance performance company, Bloom Bellydance, will perform a half-hour set of choreographies, including a dance with veil and finger cymbals; Raqs al Assaya, or bellydance with a cane; a sizzling samba number choreographed by Irani da Silva; a sword dance, an exciting drum solo choreography (Jenna's drum solo choreography from her DVD, "The Next Level") , and of course a little fun with the crowd! Saturday's show will feature dancers Akiko, Monique and Valedya. Each dancer will solo as well, and Akiko will perform a traditional Persian dance choreographed by Rosa Rojas. The California Gift Show is open to the boutique/retail trade only. You can register here.

When: 1pm
Where: World Style Artisan's Showcase, The Kentia Hall
Los Angeles Convention Center, in downtown L.A.

Sunday July 19, 2009: California Gift Show
Jenna's professional bellydance performance company, Bloom Bellydance, will perform a half hour set of choreographies, including veil and finger cymbal dances, a samba number choreographed by Irani da Silva; Raqs al Assaya, or bellydance with a cane, a samba number choreographed by Irani da Silva, a sword dance, an exciting drum solo choreography (Jenna's drum solo choreography from her DVD, "The Next Level") , and a little fun with the crowd! Saturday's show will feature dancers Naima, Shirin and Valedya, who will all perform solo dances as well as with the company. Also on Sunday, DeVilla (a popular teacher at Jenna's studio, DanceGarden) will be presenting a bellydance performance at 1pm. Come early and catch 2 great belly dancing shows!. The California Gift Show is open to the boutique/retail trade only. You can register here.

When: 2pm
Where: World Style Artisan's Showcase, The Kentia Hall
Los Angeles Convention Center, in downtown L.A.

Thursday July 23, 2009: Summer Nights on the Boulevard!
Glendale Boulevard, that is! Join the residents and businesses of our own Atwater Village take over the Starbucks Parking lot with dancing, food, special sales, art openings, special offers, and roving musical entertainment! This fun and casual event is intended to bring out the joyful village atmosphere of Atwater, DanceGarden's quaint little corner of LA! For more information call 323.634.2535 or visit the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce's site.

When: 6-10 pm
Where: The Starbucks Parking Lot on Glendale Boulevard at Glenfeliz, and along the Boulevard including the bumpout at Madera in front of Importante
How much :FREE!

Sunday June 28, 2009 Three Roses of Lebanon
Not a bellydance show, but a great original play with a tiny little bit of middle-eastern dance thrown in. The very talented actor Rosanna Cacace, performs this engaging & funny one-woman show offering an interesting & personal peek into the lives of 3 generations of Lebanese women. Jenna choreographed the very short bit of Arabic dance in the play.
Highly recommended!


Where: The Secret Rose Theatre 818-766-3691
11246 Magnolia Blvd, NOHO Arts District, CA 91601 US
When: 8pm

How Much: $15.00


Cultural tip! There is also a new addition to Ms. Cacace's website - a feature called "Ask Grandma Rose" where you can get traditional Middle Eastern home remedies and the best recipies of Middle Eastern cuisine. Check it out at Rosanna's website!

Saturday June 13, 2009: Miss/Mrs. Asia USA Cultural Pageant
Zahra Zuhair's Ghazella Dance Company will perform several bellydance choreographiesas part of this annual event. Contestants representing the majority of the countries in the Asian continent will display the cultural beauty and graciousness of each of their respective cultures in the parade of National Costumes; and will compete in categories such as Evening Gown and Swimsuit as well.

When: 7pm - 11pm (No Intermission)
Where: The Alex Theatre, Glendale, California
How Much : Tickets are 25 - 75$ (from www.alextheatre.org)

 

Friday January 16, 2009: California Gift Show
Jenna's professional bellydance performance company, Bloom Bellydance, will perform a half hour set of choreographies, including veil and finger cymbal dances, Raqs Al Assaya, an exciting drum solo and a little fun with the crowd! Friday's show will feature dancers Monique, Naima, Oceana and Valedya.The California Gift Show is open to the boutique/retail trade only. You can register here.

When: 2pm
Where: The Kentia Stage at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in downtown L.A.

Saturday January 17, 2009: California Gift Show
Jenna's professional bellydance performance company, Bloom Bellydance, will perform a half hour set of choreographies, including veil and finger cymbal dances, Raqs Al Assaya, an exciting drum solo and a little fun with the crowd! Saturday's dancers are Akiko, Cayla, Monique and Shirin.The California Gift Show is open to the boutique/retail trade only. You can register here.

When: 11am
Where: The Kentia Stage at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in downtown L.A.

Jenna is currently on hiatus from teaching. Many of her class times will be covered by some of the best bellydancers in Los Angeles, and your favorite teachers from DanceGarden. For a complete schedule of bellydancing 6 days a week, visit www.DanceGardenLA.com

Happy dancing!

Jenna will be taking a hiatus from teaching beginning this holiday season, 2008. Her classes will continue as scheduled (see Classes page) up until DanceGarden's winter break beginning 12/22/08. After the break, starting January 5, Jenna's class schedule will resume with alternate instructors -- some of the best bellydancers in Los Angeles, and your favorites from DanceGarden.

Friday November 7, 2008: t a X i m
This is the last taXim of 2008! taXim is a bellydance showcase in Eagle Rock featuring live music and different dancers with special guest stars that happens on the first Friday of every other month. More info on future taXim events and photos of past events here!


Nov 7: Cyriana
Jayson and Vanessa
Heather Shoopman
Kashmir
Naima
Tamami
Tracey Farmer
SPECIAL GUEST: MéSMERA

When: 7:30 pm doors, 8:00pm show PLEASE do not expect to come in before 7:30 - but do arrive on the early side if you want to be sure to get a seat.
Where: Studio Iqaat, 3515 Eagle Rock Blvd.;Los Angeles CA, 90065
Parking on street or dirt lot adjacent to studio
How Much: 15$ admission includes light refreshments & snacks - 1$ discount if you bring your own reusable cup or mug!

Sunday November 2,2008 3 Roses of Lebanon: Rosanna Cacace's Solo Performance (Theatre)
The very talented actor Rosanna Cacace, performs this engaging & funny one-woman show only for the final time this year -- I highly recommend this interesting & personal peek into the lives of 3 generations of Lebanese women. Jenna choreographed the very short bit of Arabic dance in the play. Wine and baklava to follow the show...

Where: The Secret Rose Theatre 818-766-3691
11246 Magnolia Blvd, NOHO Arts District, CA 91601 US
When: 8pm
How Much:
15$/10$ for groups or students with ID

Friday September 5, 2008: t a X i m
taXim is a bellydance showcase in Eagle Rock featuring live music and different dancers with special guest stars that happens on the first Friday of every other month. More info on future taXim events and photos of past events here!


Sept 5 --
Zeyna, Nasila wa Camila, DeVilla, Marlena, Taji, Melia of LA Raqs, Jody Miller, JENNA and Special Guest Star ANAHEED!

When: 7:30 pm doors, 8:00pm show PLEASE do not expect to come in before 7:30 - but do arrive on the early side if you want to be sure to get a seat.
Where: Studio Iqaat, 3515 Eagle Rock Blvd.;Los Angeles CA, 90065
Parking on street or dirt lot adjacent to studio
How Much: 15$ admission includes light refreshments & snacks - 1$ discount if you bring your own reusable cup or mug!

SWORD Dancing -- Special Workshop (Los Angeles)
Learn Jenna's practical secrets for a dazzling addition to your performances -- tips and technique for balancing, and ideas for how to structure your dance for maximum dramatic effect. Bring a sword if you have one, or a cane; knee pads, full skirt. Some swords available for sale, limited supply for loan. The workshop will include some movement but will be focused on practical advice & structural elements. You will have a chance to put into practice these theories as Jenna will focus her Thursday night advanced classes (8:40) on sword dancing for the month of September, as a helpful continuation of the workshop.

When: Saturday August 30, 2008
Where: DanceGarden; 3407 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
Parking on side streets or metered in front (til 6pm)
How Much: 30$ pre-registration by Friday 8/29, or 35$ at the door

Register here: http://www.dancegardenla.com/registration.html

Saturday August 23, 2008: Taste of Eagle Rock
Bloom Bellydance company members, Akiko, Monique and Oceana will perform 3 of Jenna's original choreographies in support of GLAD -- Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness at their historical landmark facility in Los Angeles. Please come and support this fundraising effort and enjoy sample dishes from local Eagle Rock eateries and performances and raffles all day long!

When: Noon-6pm
Where: 2222 Laverna Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Off of Eagle Rock Blvd., 2 blocks south of Yosemite
How Much: Adult tickets are a 25$ donation, Children under 5 FREE with adult

"Jenna's Back" in NYC!
Please join us for an evening of beautiful belly dancing, live middle eastern music and delicious Greek cuisine at Lafayette Grill as Jenna and her friends & former bellydance students take the stage for one night only in New York City. This east coast reunion is becoming a beloved tradition for friends and fans to get together and celebrate with great music and dance! This year dancers include special guests Layla Isis, Neon, Andrea Anwar & her Dancing Rubies, Arella, Najla Nicole, Jasmine, Stephania & Jaida! See below for Jenna's NYC workshop information too!

Featuring the classic live Arabic & Mediterranean music of Scott Wilson and Efendi.

When: Thursday August 14th Doors Open ~ 7:30pm Show Begins ~ 8pm
Where: Lafayette Grill 54-56 Franklin Street (between Broadway and Lafayette) New York, NY 10013
Reservations are strongly suggested: (212) 732-5600
How Much: $12 admission; Minimum $15 at the tables

Jenna's NYC workshop -- one day only!
Venus Uprising presents Jenna in a special 2-hour workshop: Traveling with Layers & Variations for Intermediate and Advanced Bellydancers on Sunday August 17 2008 from 3:30 - 5:45 PM at 440 Studios in Manhattan. Registration details here: http://www.venusuprising.com/workshops/

July 11 through August 9 2008: Desert Sunrise
Jenna performs a very small dancing role in this interesting dramatic play that examines the Israeli/Palestinian issue in a personal way. Opening weekend garnered standing ovations every night. Click the title above for more information or use this link to purchase tickets.


Desert Sunrise (LA 2008 production) Miriam Isa as Leila and Oren Dayan as Tsahi, Jenna dances behind the scrim

Friday June 20 2008: Jenna Bellydance Show at Shiraz
Around 8pm Jenna will perform at this well-reviewed Persian restaurant.

211 S. Glendale Ave. Glendale, CA 91205 (818) 500-4948.

Saturday June 21 2008: Jenna Bellydance Show at Shiraz
Around 8pm Jenna will perform at this well-reviewed Persian restaurant.

211 S. Glendale Ave. Glendale, CA 91205 (818) 500-4948.

Sunday June 22, 2008 Bellydance Kaleidescope
Jenna is a guest dancer at this new community showcase, featuring a total of 8 performances.

Where: The Oasis Dance Studio
3673 E. Highland Ave.
Highland, CA 92346

When:
7pm
How Much: 10$ cover


Jenna selected for dance role in 'Desert Sunrise'
In this exciting drmatic work written by Misha Shulman, Jenna will represent one of the main characters' inner life through dance. Dalia Carella won the role for the New York City production of the original play, which takes a human & personal look at the Israeli/Palestinian issue. Jenna is proud to follow in Miss Carella's footsteps and to be a part of this engaging & controversial production. More information on Desert Sunrise here


DanceGarden sponsors Queen Harish of Rajasthan in a special day of Dance Workshops
Jenna & Zahra's studio in Atwater Village will host Harish's only L.A. teaching engagement after his performance with Cheb i Sabbah at the Getty Center. Classes in Rajasthani 'gypsy' and Bollywood Dance will be offered on Sunday July 13. Early registration is highly reocmmended as space is limited (and you save some cash!) Form more information visit the DanceGarden website.

Friday June 6, 2008: t a X i m
taXim is a bellydance showcase in Eagle Rock featuring live music and different dancers with special guest stars that happens on the first Friday of every other month. More info on future taXim events and photos of past events here!


June 6: A fantastic lineup including
Bloom Bellydance, Janelle, LaShonda, Nasila of LA Raqs, Oceana, Saahira & Shirin! Featuring very special guest ANJA!

When: 7:30 pm doors, 8:00pm show PLEASE do not expect to come in before 7:30 - but do arrive on the early side if you want to be sure to get a seat.
Where: Studio Iqaat, 3515 Eagle Rock Blvd.;Los Angeles CA, 90065
Parking on street or dirt lot adjacent to studio
How Much: 15$ admission includes light refreshments & snacks - 1$ discount if you bring your own reusable cup or mug!

Saturday May 3, 2008: An Evening of Live Music and Belly Dancing
Jenna will be dancing solo with Var Daghdevirian on dumbek & vocals, Rico Orrell on oud, and Maurice Saba on violin. There will be several other guest belly dancers, including the lovely Cyriana and amazing Anaheed, and open dancing as well.

When: 7:00 pm
Where: Sam's Mediterranean Kabob Room
610 South Myrtle Ave, Monrovia California
How Much: 10$ minimum order
What else? : Reservations & information: 626 358 7177
Parking in rear.

 

Thursday April 24 ,2008 A Lebanese Extravaganza: Rosanna Cacace's Solo Show
Not a bellydance show, but a great original play with a tiny little bit of middle-eastern dance thrown in. The very talented actor Rosanna Cacace, performs this engaging & funny one-woman show only once this spring -- I highly recommend this interesting & personal peek into the lives of 3 generations of Lebanese women. Jenna choreographed the very short bit of Arabic dance in the play.

Where: The Secret Rose Theatre 818-766-3691
11246 Magnolia Blvd, NOHO Arts District, CA 91601 US
When: 8pm
How Much:
FREE - donations accepted

Friday, April 25, 2008 Hypzotica at Wahib's
Jenna performs at this new live music showcase. Bloom Bellydance, Jenna's performing company will also appear at this popular middle-eastern spot!

Where:Wahib's Middle Eastern Nightclub
910 E. Main St., Alhambra CA 91801

When:
Show begins at 9:00pm
How Much: 25$ cover for the show, or 45$ includes dinner and the show.
Call Wahib's for Reservations: 626 281-1006

Sunday, April 26, 2008 Artwater Music and Arts Festival
Join the vibrant community of Atwater Village in Los Angeles for this annual festival with live music, local artists, interactive art for kids, chalk art, food & drink. Jenna and other teachers from DanceGarden will perform throughout the day - bellydance, samba and a special Salsa demonstration and lesson, too! Proceeds from the festival benefit Sonic Muze

Where: Atwater Village, Southbound lanes of Glendale Boulevard between Larga & Madera Streets (Dance Stage is at Madera bumpout)
When:
2-10pm -- Jenna & Bloom Bellydance perform at 8:40pm
How Much: FREE!


Jenna on HAFLA Cable show
April 17th Thursday Night at 9:30 pm
Jenna's episode of Hafla, Parveneh's contribution to the bellydance community that features performances and interviews with bellydancers from all walks of life, will air on Channel 25 Time Warner cable in the East San Fernando Valley, California. This includes Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, Valley Village , North Hollywood and more. The lovely Olu is also a guest on this episode. Jenna performs a choreography created by Zahra Zuhair to an Egyptian piece, "Shake Me Balaha".

 

Friday, March 11, 2008 Anisa's Arabian Nights
Jenna will be performing a short new choreography at this dance studio showcase. Anisa's School of Dance. Spectacular performers including Andreanna, Celeste, Saahira, Shirin, Orientale/Beledy Dancers and more!

Where:Anisa's School of Dance
14252 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks 91423

(The studio is located between Van Nuys Blvd & Hazeltine, 1/2 block east of Beverly Glen)

When:8:00 pm
How Much:
$10 (refreshments served)
Contact Anisa at 818-908-8008 for info

Sunday April 13,2008 Jenna & Bloom Bellydance at Anaheed's Swap Meet in Granada Hills
A favorite event for the SoCal bellydance community, with shopping and dance performances all day long! Jenna & Bloom will perform after 3pm, exact time TBA.

Where:Granada Pavilion, 11128 Balboa Blvd. Granada Hills, CA, (1/4 mile south of 118 fwy, corner of Balboa and San Fernando Mission Road, behind Trader Joe's)
When:12:30 - 6:30 p.m. Swapping and Dancing all afternoon!
*Bloom performs at 3:30pm
How Much: Only $2 at the door!!!

Free Bellydance Class with Jenna at the 2008 NBC/Telemundo 52 Health Expo
Sunday April 13 at noon Jenna will give a fun bellydance lesson for those attending this year's Expo, which also features free health screenings, performances and more! This event is free and open to the public, and happens right in Downtown LA at the Convention Center. See the above link for directions and mor information.


BLOOM Bellydance Company forms
Jenna will soon be introducing her dance company, Bloom, now in rehearsals. Bloom will offer exciting entertainment with a modern, artistic angle, showcasing Jenna's bellydance choreography as well as as
that of guest choreographers in different dance forms.

Friday April 4, 2008: t a X i m
taXim is a bellydance showcase in Eagle Rock featuring live music and different dancers with special guest stars that happens on the first Friday of every other month. More info on future taXim events and photos of past events here!


April: An all-star lineup including Jenna,
Camila, Tamami, Suzette, Vedat, Zahra Zuhair,
and ALAMKARA Tribal! With extra-special guests Angelika Nemeth & Company

When: 7:30 pm doors, 8:00pm show PLEASE do not expect to come in before 7:30 - but do arrive on the early side if you want to be sure to get a seat.
Where: Studio Iqaat, 3515 Eagle Rock Blvd.;Los Angeles CA, 90065
Parking on street or dirt lot adjacent to studio
How Much: 15$ admission includes light refreshments & snacks - 14$ if you bring your own reusable cup or mug!

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Jenna on HAFLA Cable show
Monday Mar 31, 8pm
Jenna's episode of Hafla, Parveneh's contribution to the bellydance community that features performances and interviews with bellydancers from all walks of life, will air on Channel 34 Time Warner cable in the West San Fernando Valley, California. This includes Northridge, Chatsworth, Woodland Hills, Topanga, Encino and more. The lovely Olu is also a guest on this episode. Jenna performs a choreography created by Zahra Zuhair to an Egyptian piece, "Shake Me Balaha".

Saturday, March 15, 2008-Rakkasah; Richmond , CA
Jenna will perform with Scott Wilson's live middle-eastern band (all the way from New York City) on the East Stage Sunday March 16th, 3:50pm at Rakkasah, the world's largest bellydance festival.


Jenna to teach at Rakkasah West 2008
Sunday March 16th, 9am, at the world's biggest bellydance event, Rakkasah Middle Eastern Folk Festival & Fantasy Bazaar, Jenna will give a workshop on how to belly dance with live music, including communication with the musicians, and other helpful hints. Scott & Leni Wilson of NYC will play oud for and darbuka for the workshop, so participants will hear and practice with the real thing! She will be performing there too, please see 'Performances' section below for details!


Friday February 1, 2008: t a X i m
taXim is a bellydance showcase in Eagle Rock featuring live music and different dancers with special guest stars that happens on the first Friday of every other month. More info on future taXim events and photos of past events here!


February : Dancers galore including Jenna,
Heather Shoopman & se7en, Taji Marlena, Najah, Camila, Amar and the Saharan Sirens! Special featured guest: Princess Farhana!

When: 7:30 pm doors, 8:00pm show
Where: Studio Iqaat, 3515 Eagle Rock Blvd.;Los Angeles CA, 90065
Parking on street or dirt lot adjacent to studio
How Much: 15$ admission includes light refreshments & snacks - 14$ if you bring your own reusable cup or mug!

 

Wednesday, January 2, 2008- North Hollywood, CA
Jenna makes a guest appearance at the Hip Drop LA showcase. Info here!

2008 L.A. BELLYDANCE CLASSES START SATURDAY JANUARY 5
Class schedule here


New DVD - Bellydance: The Next Level filming complete
Over Thanksgiving weekend, Jenna shot the footage for her latest instructional DVD covering layering, turns & transitions and featuring 2 original choreographies for intermediate-advanced bellydance students and professionals. Join our mailing list to be among the first to know when this DVD will be available for purchase here in our boutique.

December 10, 2007 - Long Beach, CA - Fahtiem's Annual Christmas Pot Luck
Jenna performs for this fun event, also starring Fahtiem, Anaheed & Kamaal. Live music by John Bilezikjian and special guest artists. Must call to attend. 626 810 9470

Sunday December 16, 2007: DanceGarden Winter Fiesta!
Come party!! Jenna and her beautiful 'Jewels', comprised of her bellydance students will be dancing as well as many of our fantastic teachers from DG. Plus a DJ set after the show by Petrol Bomb Samosa! Wahoo! This will be a fun time for all!

When: 4pm
Where: DanceGarden 3407 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles 90039
Parking on street
How Much: FREE!!!! Bring something to share, please!

Friday December 7, 2007: t a X i m
taXim is a bellydance showcase in Eagle Rock featuring live music and different dancers with special guest stars that happens on the first Friday of every other month. More info on future taXim events and photos of past events here!


This month: special guest
AUBRE plus Jenna, Shirin, Shanti Vina, Elba, Eshta Amar and Zara of ZivaDance!

When: 7:30 pm doors, 8:00pm show
Where: Studio Iqaat, 3515 Eagle Rock Blvd.;Los Angeles CA, 90065
Parking on street or dirt lot adjacent to studio
How Much: 15$ admission includes light refreshments & snacks - 14$ if you bring your own reusable cup or mug!


New DVD in the works: Filming slated for November
Jenna will fly to her old stomping ground, NYC, to film an upcoming instructional bellydance DVD for intermediate and advanced students/dancers. Stay tuned


Jenna invited to perform in Beijing, China: : October 25-27, 2007
'Centro' at Shangri-La's Kerry Hotel in Beijing will celebrate their 4th anniversary with live musicians, top International DJ Dub Gabriel and Jenna performing bellydance for 3 magical nights. Shanghai Tang will present a fashion extravaganza as well.


Idyllwild Pines Dance Retreat : : October 11-14, 2007
Jenna is thrilled to be teaching once again at Zahra Zuhair's dance-intensive weekend camp in peaceful Idyllwild! This year Jenna will focus on the challenging but fun 9/8 rhythm to add a 'gypsy' flavor to your dance! The fabulous Aziza Sa'id too! Information & registration here.

Arabia Exotica 2007 : : Los Angeles : : Glamour in Exile
Jenna has been invited to perform a classic raqs sharqi solo for Leela's annual Arabia Exotica show at the Hollywood Avalon on Sunday October 7th 2007.

taXim Friday October 5, 2007: Special guest FAHTIEM with Katia Vitale, Asmara, Suzette, Roxxanne Shelaby,Veronique, and Zeyna! A special debke performance by troupe YaM.E.L.A as well, and of course, your hostesses Jenna & Zahra!

Beirut Nights 1st Annual Bellydance Competition 2007 : : Los Angeles

Jenna is the special featured guest for this exciting new event at Byblos Wednesday September 26th 2007. More details here


taXim: Friday September 7, 2007: Special guest LAYLA and many more great dancers: Nora, Nasila, Najah, and Eshta Amar too! Wow! Also, Meryem Vani and Troupe Zaghareet! And... our awesome musicians are back! Görkem Somer and Donavon double up on percussion, because we love those drums, Maurice Saba on oud & violin, and our fearless leader Michael Cox on keys!

Live Show Photo Published Online
A headless Jenna, dancing at the Troubadour in L.A. beside the amazing Hütz appears in Gogol Bordello's recently-published photo gallery from their latest tour. Click here to view.

Rhythm Lab LA: : Sunday August 19 2007
Jenna and Raquy Danziger pair up yet again to bring your their 2nd "Rhythm Lab" workshop in Los Angeles. This will be a dance workshop that will give you tools to better understand & interpret the rhythms in arabic & mediterranean music -- like "Heartbeat of Bellydance" come to life! Details are now available at DanceGardenLA.com.

Jenna in Singapore - Workshops & Performance: : July 2007