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 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!!  

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
  •  Oct 19 Philomena (Rising Star grand champion of Jewels of the Orient)
  • Nov 16: TBA   ?the Thankful Hafla?
  • And the Bellyanna improv hafla: Dec 28  (4th Sunday)
    • location: the George Wilson Center. 303 New London Rd, 19711

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 2-6 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)

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.

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 Oct

  • 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  Oct 19, 2014

Last updated Oct 08, 2014 by Lorelei

 Headliner:  Philomena from DE

Philomena was 2015 Rising Star Grand Champion at Jewels of the Orient.  She also placed in the competition in 2014.

Ever since she was a little girl, Philomena always loved to dance. Hip hop, jazz, tap, ballet, you name it. Philomena stepped into bellydance when she took her first Sambabelly class with Nefertiti. From the first class, she immediately noticed a difference in how she presented herself.

With Nefertiti's guidance, she also became a SambaBelly instructor.


Hafla Organized by Lorelei

Lorelei by Triformis

New location starting Oct 2014
The Newark Arts Alliance

276 E Main St. , Newark, DE 19711

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

Guest dancers:

Medusa is a belly dancer from Joppa, MD who started studying dance with Devra Johari. She has also studied with Niamah and Viveca. Her first visit to the DD&D hafla was in Oct 2013 at MOJO Main.  

Naja Haje(PA):
Did you miss her last month?  Naja Haje is back again!!  She has taken a short hiatus from belly dance this past year. She is now a Licensed Zumba Instructor. She has found this form of “Latin Dance Fitness” to be fun and inspiring and has decided to share a choreography from her class playlist. 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!