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 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: 
  • 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  July 19   3:30 PM

Last updated  Jun25, 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.

June 21, 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:

Amartia (MD):
Amartia is a Baltimore native of Greek descent. She was involved in Greek Folk dancing from childhood to adulthood. She stumbled upon bellydancing class at a local gym and has never looked back! Bellydance appealed to her not only as an art form but a way to stay in shape. 

Her style can be best described as Modern Egyptian/ Lebanese cabaret. However, given her Greek heritage and training she has been able to combine those styles into her own form of fusion, Greco-Egyptian Cabaret.
 See more at:

Want a workshop or private with Amartia? Contact her


April Monique (MD):
April Monique has been dancing and choreographing with Turkish Tribal style dancer,
Devra Giles for the Sanctuary Dance Company for several years. She is now furthering
her education studying tribal fusion with Naimah Loren in troupe Amandari. She now
teaches beginning bellydance at the Steppingstone Museum. In addition to her
experience in bellydance, April has spent much of her life studying other dance forms ­
modern, jazz, theatrical, African, Salsa... pretty much anything she can grab up! (except
ballet... she is terrible at ballet.)

Cyra Khureen and Cyra Six (MD):
Cyra Khureen is the founder, choreographer,director of Cyra Six, this years winter cast  made their debut performance together in Delaware in March.

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