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: 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 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)

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.
  • 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  Nov 16, 2014

Last updated Nov 03, 2014 by Lorelei

The Delaware hafla will not always be featuring one headlining act each month.  Dancers with more experience are welcome to perform longer sets as time allows.  We will still often have themes.  (EX, September is Pirate month)


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

Hafla dancers:

Tapestry Tribal(DE/NJ/PA)
The women of Tapestry Tribal love to dance together!  We perform a unique style of bellydance that has been affectionately 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.  There is no choreography.  Our dancers exchange lead and follow roles in a unique group improvisational format, accompanied by the exotic traditional rhythms of our live musicians.

(that's right LIVE musicians)

Jacqui picked up her first set of poi around 10 years ago and persisted despite an embarrassing start. She loves performing with poi with lamé veils, which can give viewers an impression of elemental forces at work. Her graceful turns and the floating fabric create unique performances that often leave audiences amazed. Jacqui has been spinning poi for ten years. She choreographs for troupes, performs as a soloist at events throughout Maryland, and teaches her workshops with a patient, clear and humorous style.

Khuzama (DE):
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.