Delaware Drum and Dance Hafla

About the Hafla

Lorelei is still hosting a Bellydance performance  Hafla in Newark, DE.  They will continue in 2015.  3rd Sunday at 3:30 pm (most months)

The Delaware Drum and Dance Hafla (DD & D) has used several locations in northern DE including: Timothy's of Newark, MOJO Main, and the Oddity Bar.  We are now happy to move to our next location: 
The Newark Arts Alliance:  276 E Main St, Newark DE, 19711

The Newark Arts Alliance is a locally supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, that provides the citizens of Newark opportunity to explore and display their creativity, as well as to participate in classes and events in the visual and performing arts.

The Hafla has existed since Feb 2010.  See the hafla history here: hafla_hist
You can also find us on Facebook. Delaware Drum and Dance Hafla

Want to help the DD&D Hafla??

  • We always need helpers to set up, break down, MC and watch the donation box.
  • We can also use printing and copying: like Staples and Kinkos.
    • We have plenty of paper now, but not enough ink/toner

2015 Hafla

The Delaware Hafla continues into 2015:
  • location: The Newark Arts Alliance, 276 E Main St, 19711
  • Some months have themes which some dancers will use in their performances
  • Jul 19: Optional Partiotic
  • Aug 16 
  • Sep 20:  Arrrrrrrrrrr
  • Oct 18:  Live music with the 6 degrees of seperation band
  • Nov 15: Blacklight second half
  • Dec 20:  video meetup
  • More TBA.  3rd Sunday unless otherwise noted. 

More About the Hafla

Drum and Dance Haflas will feature a 3 - 6 performances, some from professional restaurant dancers and some from students of bellydance, but all have experience. Both traditional Middle Eastern styles as well as Tribal, Tribal Fusion, and Cabaret Fusion will be performed. There will also be time for open dance and drum, so bring your hip scarves, drums, and dancing feet.

Performances by other dance forms and musicians also welcome.  Please send the information in the application to
  • Application for being a guest performer: Application   (word document)
Info:  or call 302-464-0392

VIP Advanced Reservations and Donations

For 2015: VIP reserved seating. If you want a seat in the center front row, closest to the dancers, you can pre-pay and reserve for this hafla.

Hafla donations
Just bring a printed copy with you to the hafla. 

Next Delaware Drum and Dance Hafla: Sunday  Aug 16   3:30 PM

Last updated  Jul 31, 2015 by Lorelei

The gallery show this month is the members show.  There will be a wide varaiety of art.

Also, Amartia is avaiable for workshops and private lessons.  Contact her if you are interested.

Aug 16, 2015

Hafla Organized by Lorelei

Lorelei by Triformis

New location  for December Only:

George Wilson Center. 
303 New London Rd, 19711

$5 cover recommended (children under 6 no cover)
Bring a dish to share

Hafla dancers:

Tapestry Tribal (DE/NJ/PA):
The women of Tapestry Tribal love to dance together!  We perform a unique style of bellydance that has been affectionately called “Old School Tribal.”  It is a structured non-verbal language created in America, which blends traditional Middle Eastern dance with influences from around the world.  There is no choreography.  Our dancers exchange lead and follow roles in a unique group improvisational format, accompanied by the exotic traditional rhythms of our live musicians.

Trex (PA):
Naja Haje has taken a short hiatus from belly dance this past year while in the process of changing careers to the energizing field of fitness. Some of her new training included becoming a Licensed Zumba Instructor. She has found this form of “Latin Dance Fitness” to be not only, exhilarating but fun and inspiring as well. She is licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Kids and Zumba Kids Jr and has decided to share some choreography from her extensive class play list. Part of the fun of Zumba is audience participation. So please, come forward, don't be shy, she will be providing visual cues throughout the choreography... ditch your seats, and join the PAAAARTAAAAAAAY! You don't even have to know how to dance. Just move your body and follow her lead. It's fun! It's easy! Come try it! Guaranteed you will have the time of your life and leave wanting more! For more information or to book a class at your facility visit her website:

Liana (DE):
Liana has been dancing since 2006. She is a bona fide student of Studio 1831 in Philly having studied under Valerie Rushmere, the owner, Rena, Azhia and Khuzama to name a few. She has also taken workshops from Elisheva, Raqia Hassan and others. Her inspiration comes from the love of dance in general and the many accomplished dancers out there!

Sidebar and header photographs by foto illume and Larry of Triformis Photography