Upcoming Special Events in Portland, ME

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108 High Street, Portland ME - Corner of High & Spring - Above the Little Tap House


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Soloist Showcase
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Rate: FREE - Bring a non-perishable canned item to donate

Join us for the debut of special solo pieces featuring Amanda, Betty, Elizabeth, Janice, and Robin at Bright Star World Dance. These dancers have completed the first Soloist Development Class led by Rosa Noreen, and they're ready to share their work with you!


Spring Student Showcase - At The Woodfords Club
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Time: Doors 6:00 PM, show 6:30 AM
Rate: $15/advance general, $20/advance front row, $20/door general
Location: Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford Street, Portland, ME 04103
Tickets: Click here to get your tickets!

Join us for an evening of Middle Eastern dance! Our students have been working hard all year to prepare for this special show. Come support the dancer in your life!

Teachers Rosa Noreen, Joie Grandbois, and Anabee are bringing their students—and also performing solos! We'll also have special appearances from more dancers.



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Latin Dance Party & Intro Lesson
Dates: Friday, April 12, 2019
Lesson: 7:00 PM
Dance: 8:00 PM
Rate: $10 at the door

Join us at the Salsa, Bachata & Merengue dance party! All experience levels are welcome, no partner needed. We will start with an intro lesson for anyone new to the dance, and then Social!​​


Belly Dance Trunk Sale & Community Gathering
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 2:00-4:00 PM
Rate: FREE to attend, items for sale $1-$500

Join us for a trunk sale and community gathering! Numerous vendors will have old and new items for sale of all kinds. We'll have Golden Era movies playing and music to dance to. Come peruse the wares and just hang out!


Latin Dance Party & Intro Lesson
Dates: Friday, May 10, 2019
Lesson: 7:00 PM
Dance: 8:00 PM
Rate: $10 at the door

Join us at the Salsa, Bachata & Merengue dance party! All experience levels are welcome, no partner needed. We will start with an intro lesson for anyone new to the dance, and then Social!​​


Zill Walk
Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Rate: FREE! RSVP on Facebook here

Join us for a zill walk on the Eastern Promenade--fun, free, outdoors!

Meet in front of Arabica Coffee at 9 Commercial Street at 2:00 PM. Bring your finger cymbals, comfy walking shoes, and wear clothes that will be comfortable for the weather and movement.

We'll walk (or dance) along the East End trail by the water and practice various finger cymbal patterns in unison. All are welcome! RSVP on Facebook here!


Zill Walk
Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM
Rate: FREE! RSVP on Facebook here

Join us for a zill walk on the Eastern Promenade--fun, free, outdoors!

Meet in front of Arabica Coffee at 9 Commercial Street at 2:00 PM. Bring your finger cymbals, comfy walking shoes, and wear clothes that will be comfortable for the weather and movement.

We'll walk (or dance) along the East End trail by the water and practice various finger cymbal patterns in unison. All are welcome! RSVP on Facebook here!


4-Day Belly Dance Musicality Intensive with Shahrzad
Dates: October 24-27, 2019
Rate: $475 early bird - SOLD OUT
Registration: Click here to learn more!

Join us for 4 days in beautiful Portland, Maine with international superstar Shahrzad, October 24-27, 2019. 6 hours per day in the studio Thursday-Sunday, a show on Sunday evening with private feedback from Shahrzad, plus optional evening activities. The focus of this unique intensive will be connecting technique and musicality. We will nerd out and dive deep into about maqamat (melodic modes) and iqqat (rhythms), song interpretation from various eras, transitioning between sections in a song and in a set, Shahrzad’s unique and extensive approach to belly dance technique, and more. Plus we'll very likely have live drumming for our technique and rhythm drills!

The intensive is SOLD OUT. Click here to learn more and join the waiting list!


Tabla Drumming Workshops with Marshall Bodiker
Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
Workshop 1: 6:00-7:00 PM - Tabla Basics (for beginners!)
Workshop 2: 7:15-9:15 PM - Tabla Tricks and Riffs (for experienced drummers)
Rate: Coming soon
Registration: Coming soon
Tabla Basics (for beginners!) - Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:00-7:00 PM

Learn the basic technique for playing Egyptian style tabla (dumbek) including the base sounds and how they are combined into the most commonly played rhythms. This workshop is great for beginners as well as experienced drummers looking to brush up on basics.

Tabla Tricks and Riffs (for experienced drummers) - Friday, October 25, 2019 - 7:15-9:15 PM

This workshop delves into more advanced tabla technique including several accents as well as more detailed variations of basic rhythms and more complicated rhythms.

Registration opens soon!


"Egyptianize Your Dance" Belly Dance Workshop with Shahrzad
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Rate: Coming soon
Registration: Coming soon

Each style of belly dance has its own distinct movements, technique, and music. In this workshop Shahrzad will break down the defining steps and technique of Egyptian dance and how the movements are combined and used to both classic and modern styles of music from Cairo.

Registration opens soon!


Stay tuned for more upcoming events!