Delaware Drum and Dance Hafla



About the Hafla

Lorelei is still hosting a Bellydance performance  Hafla in Newark, DE.  They will continue in 2014.  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 run the cash box.
  • We can also use printing and copying: like Staples and Kinkos.
    • We have plenty of paper now, but not enough ink/toner




2014 Hafla

The Delaware Hafla continues into 2014!!   Look for 2015 dates here soon.
  • Nov 16: the Thankful Hafla
  • And the Bellyanna improv hafla: Dec 28  (4th Sunday)
    • location: the George Wilson Center. 303 New London Rd, 19711
    • Information from the first in 2012  here:  bellyanna.html


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 Lorelei.dancer@gmail.com
  • Application for being a guest performer: Application   (word document)
Info: Lorelei.dancer@gmail.com  or call 302-464-0392




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




VIP Advanced Reservations and Donation

For Jan -Mar Haflas 2014: VIP reserved seating. If you want a seat in one of the first 2 tables to the stage, you can pre-pay and reserve for this hafla.
  • VIP seating:  No VIP seating for Nov, But it will be back for DEC
    • Below are links for hafla donations and Dec vendors and VIPs
    • Donations always welcome

    Hafla donations
  • These are not refundable, and good for only the hafla in question.
  • But they are transferable between people. You can buy one as a gift for friends and family, just include who it is for in the notes.
  • Also added: DDD Donation.  If you can't make it to the hafla, but want to contribute to help us keep running.
Just bring a printed copy with you to the hafla. 


Next Delaware Drum and Dance Hafla: Sunday  Dec 28, 2014  3:00 PM

Last updated Nov 24, 2014 by Lorelei


 The Belly-anna is a new twist on the hafla.  At this time of year, some participate in a Pollyanna gift giving.  The belly-anna uses that idea, with performance music.

In the spirit of gift giving, the dancers of the Dec 16th Drum and Dance Hafla plan to give the gift of their favorite dance tune to another dancer to perform, while giving back to the community.  All the music CD's will be wrapped as gifts.  Each dancer has chosen music, but that is not the "gift" that they may choose.

All donatations collects support the CIty of Newark Parks and Rec department.  All proceeds, after rent is paid, will be donated to another local 501c.

This hafla will feature 5 - 10 guest dancers, some who are professional restaurant dancers and some who students of the dance, but all have experience in Bellydance. 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.


DEC bellyanna

Hafla Organized by Lorelei
contact lorelei.dancer@gmail.com

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


Vendors and Swappers:

  • Vendors: new or used items:  Paypal contribution to rent
    • Full table (2.5 ft by 8 ft) LIMITED   $35
    • Half table (2.5 by 4 ft)  or round table  $13
    • discounts for perfromers (contact Lorelei)
    Hafla donations
These are not refundable, and good for only the hafla in question.


  • names and weblinks for vendors coming soon


Hafla dancers:

Liana (DE):  Inspiration behind the Bellyanna


Kelebeck (NJ): www.Kelebekfusion.com
Kelebek Beyaz is a Fantasy Fusion Belly Dance artist from southern New Jersey. Her unique name means “White Butterfly” in Turkish and was chosen because it represents the universal symbol for change and transformation-the butterfly. Her specialty is combining classic Cabaret and Tribal Belly Dance with Latin, Hip hop, Broadway, and Burlesque styles to create stunning fantasy performances that titillate the senses. She is known for her technique, her story telling abilities, and one of a kind, show-stopping costumes. Kelebek has studied with such top local and internationally re-known instructors since 2006. She regularly performs in Delaware, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania at local charity events, haflas, Ren Faires, restaurants, and both Rakkasah Belly Dance Festivals. In addition to performing, Kelebek also teaches weekly belly dance classes and workshops in Berlin New Jersey, is the director of two performance troupes, and a Co-facilitator for the Philadelphia chapter of P.U.R.E. When she is not busy dancing and teaching, Kelebek designs custom belly dance clothing and accessories.


Brenda (NY):  



Amy Fae (MD):


Nina Amaya (MD):


Kalistra (MD):


Khuzama (DE):    www.purplebellydancer.com
Khuzama, is a multi award winning professional belly dancer, instructor and choreographer. Khuzama a dancer for most of her life, found her true passion over five years ago in the art of belly dancing. Gathering influences from Lebanese and Tribal Fusion, she performs Egyptian Cabaret style belly dance. She is a professional dancer and instructor, who performs all over the tri state area. Khuzama performs regularly at Layaly Cafe and at Istanbul Restaurant in Philadelphia.

TBA (PA):