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
  • May 19: watch for the City of Newark Memorail Day Parade
  • Jun 21 : Thanks to Dad Hafla .  More Faires?  Maybe
  • Jul 19: Optional Partiotic
  • Aug 16 
  • Sep 20:  Arrrrrrrrrrr
  • More TBA.  3rd Sunday unless otherwise noted.  Blacklight coming back in the late fall

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  May 17, 2015  3:30 PM

Last updated  Mar 25, 2015 by Lorelei

This hafla may start a little late as we wait for the Memorial Day Parade to be over.

Mar 15, 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:

I am just some crazy chick that has been dancing since the 1980’s I studied with so many people both well known and not so well known.  My most well known influences and teachers have been Susanna Delvecchio, Habiba of Philadelphia, Cassandra, The legendary Adriana of D.C. , Cory Zamora and Artemis Mourat.  I have watched studied and become a student of Samia Gamal, Tahia  Karioka and Namia Akeff– I have danced at a lot of venues, restaurants and stuff.  Won a few trophies, have a few students that I love, got to dance and teach at some conventions. 

Makes me happy – love to dance, love to entertain - can do Egyptian, Turkish, Persian, Lebanese, Moroccan, Arabic, Kahligy, Melaya, Greek or whatever style you need.  Born to dance,  born to entertain.  Love this dance so much I will always respect it and do it all justice.   I am considered an American Cabaret specialist and an aficionado of Golden Age Vintage dance.

Shasta (DE):
Shasta is a dancer from Newark, DE. She has been a belly dance student since 2009, after admiring dancers at the renaissance faire. Shasta took her first cabaret classes with Iliana, studied a variety of fusion styles with Layla Ali, and currently supplements private practice with local workshops and walk-in classes. Formerly a competitive cheerleader, Shasta finds her ‘danspiration’ in all forms of movement.

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