Delaware Drum and Dance Hafla

About the Hafla

Lorelei is still hosting a Bellydance performance  Hafla in Newark, DE.  They will continue in 2016.  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

2015/2016 Hafla

The Delaware Hafla continues into 2016:
  • location: The Newark Arts Alliance, 276 E Main St, 19711
  • Some months have themes which some dancers will use in their performances
  • Oct 18:  Live music with the 6 degrees of seperation band
  • Nov 15: Blacklight  (wear something white or neon)
  • Dec 20:  video meetup
  • We are back in 2016.   3rd Sunday unless otherwise noted. 
    • Jan 17
    • Feb 21
    • No hafla in March, come see us at Art of the Belly in Ocean City, MD
    • Apr 17
    • May 15
    • June 26  ***4th Sunday***
    • July 17
    • Aug 21
    • Sep 18  Arrrr, Pirate Hafla
    • Oct 16
    • Nov 20
    • Dec 18 (no performances, meetup for videos and shopping)

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  Oct 18   3:30 PM

Last updated  Sep 16, 2015 by Lorelei

This month we will have live music!!!  Tari Lagru is the base of the 6 Degrees of Seperation band.  If you know middle eastern music or rhythms, contact us to let us know if you are joining us to jam.

Sep 20, 2015

Hafla Organized by Lorelei

Lorelei by Triformis

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

Hafla dancers:

Jo (NJ)

Kelebek (NJ)

Kimala (DE/MD)

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