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)

From Oct 2010 until Mar 2013 the Hafla was at at MOJO Main, 270 E Main St. in Newark DE. New location  for April, May and June (and maybe more) The Oddity Bar in Wilmington.
The Oddity Bar is located at 500 Greenhill Avenue, 19805.  

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

Be sure to check DELDOT for any road construction projects (epecially I95/Rt1, I95/rt202, and the 495 closure)

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!!  

Headliners for the first half of the year:
  • Jan 19  Omar of PA    
  • Feb 16  Zahra Noor , now of MD  **Happy Birthday DDD Hafla** VIP link  
  • Mar 16  Phoenix of MD 
  • Apr 27 Ishtar of PA (with workshop TBA)  4th Sunday!!! And early start 1pm.
  • May 18 Meesha of PA
  • Jun 22  Nefertiti of DE   4th Sunday!!!
  • July 20 EFFING HAFLA (radio edits and bellydance)
  • Aug 17th Ro Raqs from MD
  • Sep 21st the PIRATE HAFLA with Naimah
  • And more coming soooooon :  Oct 19
    • Halloween Hafla?
    • And the Bellyanna improv hafla

And don't forget the Belly-anna improv hafla/fundraiser in Dec.
 Information from the first in 2012  here:

Drum and Dance Haflas will feature a headlining dancer, who is an area pro. There will also be 5-6 guest dancers, some who are professional restaurant dancers and some who are not, 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.

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)

Mojo Main is a restaurant serving American and Cajun Cuisine. Drum and Dance Hafla will be in the back room with the stage (including lights).

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

Info:  or call 302-464-0392

VIP Advanced Reservations

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.
  • Sorry, VIP seating is suspended for Apr and May 
  • Aug: center tables, BYOC, and card table.  VIP is closed for Aug
  • Sep: **available 8/23**   center tables, BYOC, and card table. Order by 9/20
    • ***look for VIP paypal link for Sept here SOOON****
    • card table must be reserved in advance, otherwise it is not brought to the location
  • 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  Aug 17, 2014

Last updated July 4, 2014 by Lorelei

Headliner:  Ro from MD

Rotrica is a passionate dancer and performer. She is known for her outgoing and multifaceted dance style with a range from R&B/hip-hop fusion, American Caberet to traditional folkloric performances. Along with Barakaat directed by Shems, Rotrica is a member of Aleemah, based out of Columbia, maryland. She has appeared in Belly of Jazz's "Nina Simone Experiment" and "Petals for Billie"

She is certified in Sahra Saeeda's Journey to Egypt, has attended Aziza's DreamCamp and continues her studies with various instructors including Sacred Hipz of Washington D.C., Azhia of Philadelphia, Anitah Bah and Piper. She can be seen performing at a number of local DMV haflas and other venues.


Hafla Organized by Lorelei

Lorelei by Triformis

New location starting APR 2014
The Oddity Bar in Wilmington.
The Oddity Bar is located at 500 Greenhill Avenue, 19805.  

$5 cover (children under 6 no cover) plus the cost of your food/drink.
Check out the menu ahead of time.Menu

Guest dancers:

Zahra Noor (MD)
Zahra Noor is an award-winning belly dancer based in Annapolis. She has a background in ballet, tap, modern and jazz, and was also a competitive figure skater for several years. Zahra fell in love with Egyptian belly dance more than five years ago. She got her start here in Delaware with local dancers Maya and Illiana. Zahra has since trained with international superstars from Cairo and Europe. She has performed at venues across the east coast, was a contestant on season 2 of Project Belly Dance and was also a featured dancer in Belly Dance Evolution.

Tapestry Tribal  (PA/DE):
The women of Tapestry Tribal love to dance together!
We perform a unique style of belly dance that has affectionately been 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, including Indian, North African, Spanish, and Modern dances. There is no choreography. The dancers exchange lead and follow roles in a unique group improvisational format, supported and enhanced by the exotic traditional rhythms and haunting melodies of their live musicians.

Tribal Belly Dance is an elegant and earthy " in the moment " style, which celebrates connection and support among women.

Marika (PA):