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

2014 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
  • Jan 18: 2nd half performances with blacklight
  • Feb 15: Valentines Day theme and hafla anniversary
  • Mar 15: St Patrick's Day theme
  • Apr 19: Lorelei's Birthday Hafla (it's a round number year!!)  LIVE MUSIC
  • May 19: Patriotic theme, watch for the City of Newark Memorail Day Parade
  • Jun 21 : Thanks to Dad Hafla
  • 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

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

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  Mar 15, 2015  3:30 PM

Last updated  Feb 28, 2015 by Lorelei

This hafla will feature: Zahra Noor, Cyra Khureen, the Cyra Six, and Kelebek

See their bio and webpage links below.

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:

Zahra Noor (DE):
Zahra Noor is an award-winning belly dancer based in Delaware. She has a background in ballet, modern, jazz and tap, and also was a competitive figure skater. But Zahra soon fell in love with Egyptian style belly dance.

She has a strong understanding of Egyptian style, and regularly trains with international superstars, including those who live and work in Cairo.
Zahra was a contestant on season 2 of Project Belly Dance, an online reality competition show. She also was a featured dancer in Belly Dance Evolution, a conceptual show created by international superstar Jillina.

Zahra performs at private parties, such as weddings, birthday parties and large corporate events. She also can be seen at several Pennsylvania restaurants most weekends.
Zahra offers private and group lessons at Take the Lead studio in Hockessin.

Cyra Khureen and Cyra Six
Cyra Khureen is the founder, choreographer,director of Cyra Six, this years winter cast is making their debut performance together in Delaware.

Cyra Khureen

Kelebek (NJ):
Kelebek Beyaz is a Fantasy Fusion Belly Dance artist from southern New Jersey. Her unique name means “White Butterfly” in Turkish and was chosen because it represents the universal symbol for change and transformation-the butterfly. Her specialty is combining classic Cabaret and Tribal Belly Dance with Latin, Hip hop, Broadway, and Burlesque styles to create stunning fantasy performances that titillate the senses. She is known for her technique, her story telling abilities, and one of a kind, show-stopping costumes. Kelebek has studied with such top instructors as Artemis Mourat, Michelle DeVine, Tempest, and Tarik Sultan to name a few. She regularly performs in Delaware, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania at local charity events, haflas, Ren Faires, restaurants, and both Rakkasah Belly Dance Festivals. In addition to performing, Kelebek also teaches weekly belly dance classes and workshops in Berlin New Jersey and designs custom belly dance clothing and accessories.