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ZAFIRAH The Bellydancer!

Family-Friendly Professional Belly Dance Entertainment for Your Special Events Needs

Hire Zafirah for:

  • Anniversaries 
  • BellyGrams
  • Birthday Parties
  • Bridal Showers
  • Corporate & Cultural Events
  • Family Parties (incl. Kids' Arabian Princess Jasmin Parties) 
  • Festivals
  • Fund Raisers
  • Grand Openings
  • Haflas Restaurants
  • Shimmy Parties
  • Stage / Theatre Shows
  • Wedding Receptions

Please NOTE: Absolutely will NOT perform at all-maleXbachelor parties

(Click on the following links to view~VIDEOs)***BRAND NEW***
 YouTube Two (2) Commercials / Promo Videos for ZAFIRAH the Bellydancer:
   
(Full-Length Ad)
 
 
(Short 60-Second Spot)
*YouTube video of past performance (2008-Gala Show feat.JIM BOZ, Zafirah Performance, Milwaukee, WI): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w6ShoIyEZs

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"I felt as though my soul knew this music...I was delighted and forgot my ills." ~Ahmed bin Muhammad al-Yemeni, Malaga, 1015

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES & CLASSES: 

2016 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  • *WEEKLY* CLASSES Schedule for SPRING 2016:

TUESDAYs (FRIDAYs & SUNDAYs, semi-private classes by appt.) - Zafirah's Studio - Zion, ILBELLY DANCE!=6:30-8pm 

THURSDAYs - Vernon Hills Park District (www.vhparkdistrict.org- Vernon Hills, IL: MASALA BHANGRA WORKOUT=5:30-6:20PM; BELLY DANCE!=6:30-7:30pm

***2016 PERFORMANCES:

  • 01/16 - DANCE YOUR BLUES AWAY HAFLA at Miraj Restaurant - 9pm Niles, IL
  • 02/06 - SPHINX HAFLA at Mango Restaurant - 7pm Niles, IL
  • 02/19 - MASQUERADE MIRAJ HAFLA at Miraj Restaurant - 9pm Niles, IL
  • 03/18 SHIMMY MOB PREVIEW HAFLA & FUNDRAISER at Miraj Restaurant - 9pm Niles, IL
  • 04/02 - SPHINX HAFLA at Mango Restaurant - 7pm Niles, IL
  • 04/09 - EARTH FAIRIES GIFT BENEFIT SHOW & HAFLA at Knights of Columbus Hall - 7pm Milwaukee, WI
  • 06/04 - SPHINX HAFLA at Mango Restaurant - 7pm Niles, IL

 

2015 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  • *WEEKLY* CLASSES Schedule for SPRING 2015:

TUESDAYs - Serenity Life Fitness Center - Zion, ILBELLYDANZAerobix!=5:30pm; & PILATES!=6:30pm

THURSDAYs - Vernon Hills Park District (www.vhparkdistrict.org- Vernon Hills, IL, BELLY DANCE!=6-7pm

  • *WEEKLY* CLASSES Schedule for SUMMER  & FALL 2015:

TUESDAYs - Zafirah's Studio - Zion, ILBELLY DANCE!=6:30-8pm 

THURSDAYs - Vernon Hills Park District (www.vhparkdistrict.org- Vernon Hills, IL, MASALA BHANGRA WORKOUT=5:30-6:20PM; BELLY DANCE!=6:30-7:30pm

 

2014 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  • *WEEKLY* CLASSES Schedule for SPRING 2014:

TUESDAYs - Serenity Life Fitness Center - Zion, ILBELLYDANZAerobix!=5:30pm; & PILATES!=6:30pm

THURSDAYs - No. Suburban (www.nsymca.org) YMCA - Northbrook, IL, BELLY DANCE!=12noon-1pm 

THURSDAYs - Backroom Art Gallery Waukegan, ILBELLYDANZAerobix! =7pm*(*NO Classes in MAY--instead, 2 rehearsals for May 17th event)

  • *WEEKLY* CLASSES Schedule for SUMMER 2014:

TUESDAYs - Serenity Life Fitness Center - Zion, ILBELLYLATES!=6pm 

THURSDAYs - No. Suburban (www.nsymca.orgYMCA - Northbrook, IL, BELLY DANCE!=12noon-1pm 

THURSDAYs - Backroom Art Gallery Waukegan, ILBELLYDANZAerobix! =7pm 

  • *WEEKLY* CLASSES Schedule for FALL 2014:

TUESDAYs - Serenity Life Fitness Center - Zion, ILBELLYLATES= 6-7pm 

THURSDAYs - Vernon Hills Park Dist.-Sullivan Ctr. (www.vhparkdistrict.orgVernon Hills, ILBELLYDANZAerobix! = 5:30pm

THURSDAYs - No. Suburban (www.nsymca.orgYMCA - Northbrook, IL, BELLY DANCE= 8-9pm   

***NOTE: Fall 2014 = 2 *new* evening classes on Thursdays (locations Vernon Hills Park Dist. & Northbrook YMCA)=Feel free to contact the facilities directly &/or msg. me & I can put you in touch!***Private lessons by appointment*** 2014 PERFORMANCES:

  • 01/11 - LIQUID MOVEMENT Theatre Show Benefit Fundraiser - 7pm Milwaukee, WI
  • 01/19 - ARABIAN NIGHTS Hafla Belly Dance Show at Horseshoe Restaurant - 8pm Chicago, IL 
  • 01/19 - ORIENTAL PARTY Monthly Belly Dance Show at Dandana Restaurant - 7pm Chicago, IL 
  • 02/01 - SPHINX HAFLA at Mango Restaurant7pm Niles, IL
  • 02/14 - (VALENTINE'S DAY!) JUZ JOKKIN Comedy Club at Gurnee Holiday Inn - 9pm Gurnee, IL - http://www.juzjokkincomedyclub.com
  • 02/15 - BELLYFEST 2014 Belly Dance Weekend Festival & Show at Itasca Holiday Inn - 6pm Itasca, IL
  • 03/01 - ELEMENTAL FUSION'S UNMERRY BIRTHDAY HAFLA Paddock Lake Municipal Bldg. - 7pm Salem, WI
  • 03/13 - B.P. Middle School Fundraiser - 8pm - No. Lake Cnty., IL 
  • 03/15 - ART WAUK monthly arts exhibitions & festival, performance at Backroom Gallery - 5-10pm Waukegan, IL
  • 03/30 - DFTH 2ND ANNUAL STUDENT SHOWCASE, Alhambra Palace - 7pm Chicago, IL
  • 04/05 - SPHINX HAFLA at Mango Restaurant - 7pm Niles, IL
  • 04/25 & 26 - ALHAMBRA PALACE gala show - 10:15pm Chicago, IL
  • 05/03 - HAFLA IN THE HINTERLANDS show - 7pm Round Lake, IL
  • 05/03 - ALHAMBRA PALACE gala show - 10:15pm Chicago, IL
  • 05/17-18!*** - ZAFIRAH presents FERESHTEH HOSSEINI! at Illinois Beach Resort - full Wknd of workshops & Sat. night gala show fundraiser (Red Cross & Am. Cancer Society) - 8pm Zion, IL (Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/158861837631269/)
  • 06/07 - SPHINX HAFLA at Mango Restaurant - 7pm Niles, IL
  • 06/21 - CITY OF ZION's NOSTALGIA DAYS Festival - 10a-10pm Zion, IL
  • 07/04 - Village of NORTHBROOK's 4TH OF JULY Parade - 2:30pm Norhbrook, IL
  • 07/18 TERRACE AT SIVER PLACE Bistro Restaurant www.SiVerPlace.com (also FB page), 2 shows - 8 & 9pm Waukegan Lakefront, IL
  • 07/19 - LEYLA AMIR gala show - 7pm Naperville, IL
  • 07/20 - ROWENA-SAAYIDAH's LIFE CELEBRATION HAFLA at Mango Restaurant - 1pm Niles, IL
  • 08/02 - SPHINX HAFLA at Mango Restaurant - 7pm Niles, IL
  • 08/08 WISCONSIN STATE FAIR at World Cafe Stage, 4 shows - 8, 9, 10 & 11pm Milwaukee, WI
  • 08/09 - K-TOWN BURLESQUE Rhode Center for the Arts theatre (downtown Kenosha), 2 gala shows - 7:30 & 9:30pm Kenosha, WI
  • 09/13 - ***HIPTASTIC! 2013*** Belly Dance Festival of Lake County, Illinois - 2-7pm Festival & SHOW! Cultural & Civic Center, Round Lake Beach, IL [workshops both Sat. & Sun. w/*TWO* amazing guest instructors =SAHRA SAEEDA & ROSE HARDEN!! Workshops registration open now!] www.hiptastic.com (find it on FACEBOOK:))
  • 10/04 - Galatea Middle Eastern Dance 2014 Student Showcase at Germantown American Legion Post 1 - 7pm, Germantown, WI
  • 11/09 - Midnight Tribe-SilverMoon Showcase at the Onion Pub & Brewery - 7pm, Lake Barrington, IL
  • 12/06 - SPHINX HAFLA at Mango Restaurant - 7pm Niles, IL

 

2013 - *Past* Summer & Fall - Highlights

  • GENERAL *WEEKLY* CLASSES Schedule for Summer 2012-3:

WEDNESDAYs - Waukegan Park District - 6-7pm
THURSDAYs - No. Suburban (Northbrook) YMCA - 6:15-7:15pm

  • 06/12 -  All Levels - Bellydance Class-  WAUKEGAN PARK DISTRICT - 6-7pm, Waukegan, IL
  • 06/20 -  BELLYDANZAerobix! *Continuous ongoing thru Labor Day* Class Sessions on THURSDAYS @No. SuburbanYMCA - 6:15-7:15pmNorthbrook, IL
  • 07/28 - DANCE FOR A CURE - benefit fundraiser for United Mitochondrial Foundation at American Legion Hall - 2pm, Carol Stream, IL 
  • 08/03 -  SPHINX HAFLA at Mango Restaurant 7pm-Niles, IL
  • 08/10 - JASMIN JAHAL presents CHICAGO SHIMMYFEST 2013 w/Jasmin Jahal & guest Phaedra of NYC 7pm-Chicago, IL
  • 08/11 - Fundraiser for Rowena-Saayidah - Dundee, IL
  • 09/14-15 - ***HIPTASTIC! 2013*** Belly Dance Festival of Lake County, Illinois - 2-7pm Festival & SHOW! Cultural & Civic Center, Round Lake Beach, IL [workshops both Sat. & Sun. w/*TWO* amazing guest instructors = return of SADIE & fabulous KAESHI CHAI!!! Workshops registration open now!] www.hiptastic.com (find it on FACEBOOK:))
  • 10/11-13 - ***NORTHERN LIGHTS 2013*** Belly Dance Festival & Show!--Kalahari Waterpark & Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI [workshops w/bevy of amazing Master Instructors including, return of TARIK SULTAN of NYC!!! Workshops registration open now!] http://www.northernlightsbellydance.com/ (find it on FACEBOOK: Northern Lights Belly Dance Festival)
  • 12/06 -  SPHINX HAFLA at Mango Restaurant 7pm-Niles, IL

*PAST HIGHLIGHTS* - 2012 SUMMER

  • GENERAL *WEEKLY* CLASSES Schedule for Summer 2012:

MONDAYs - No. Lake County (Waukegan) YMCA - 7-8pm
TUESDAYs - Central Lake County (Vernon Hills) YMCA - 5:15-6pm
TUESDAYs - (starting July 24th) Lindenhurst Park District - *All Levels* & *Level 2* Combined 8-9pm
WEDNESDAYs - (2nd session starts Aug. 8th) Waukegan Park District - 6:30-7:30pm
THURSDAYs - (starting June 21st) No. Suburban (Northbrook) YMCA - 6:15-7:15pm
***Feel free to contact the facilities directly &/or msg. me & I can put you in touch!***

    • 06/04 - BELLYDANZAerobix! *Continuous ongoing thru Labor Day* Class Sessions on MONDAYS @No. Lake Cnty.YMCA - 7-8pm, Waukegan, IL
    • 06/05 - BELLYDANZAerobix! *Continuous ongoing thru Labor Day* Class Sessions on TUESDAYS @Central Lake Cnty.YMCA - 5:15-6pm, Vernon Hills, IL
    • 06/09 - Performance in Gala Show: JASMIN JAHAL presents CHICAGO SHIMMYFEST 2012=celebrating 10th Year Anniversary -7pm-Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble, Chicago, IL

 

  • 06/10 TIARA HAFLA Fundraiser show & celebration-for EDS (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome) & local homeless shelter 1-5pm- VOGELEI BARN & BANQUET ROOM (of the Hoffman Estates Park District) 650 W. Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL
  • 06/13 -  Level 1 - Bellydance Class-  WAUKEGAN PARK DISTRICT - 6:30-7:30pm, Waukegan, IL
  • 06/21 -  BELLYDANZAerobix! *Continuous ongoing thru Labor Day* Class Sessions on THURSDAYS @No. SuburbanYMCA - 6:15-7:15pmNorthbrook, IL
  • 07/07 -  SPHINX HAFLA at Mango Restaurant 7pm-Niles, IL
  • 07/21 -  CJ ARTHUR'S RESTAURANT Bellydance Show Hafla 7pm-Wilmette, IL
  • 07/24 - *All Levels & Level 2 Combined* Bellydance Class-  LINDENHURST PARK DISTRICT - 8-9pm, Lindenhurst, IL
  • 08/03 - WISCONSIN State Fair - 3 show performances ("Opener" Friday) at the World Theatre Stage - 5, 6 & 7pm, State Fair Grounds- Milwaukee, WI
  • 08/04 -  SPHINX HAFLA at Mango Restaurant 7pm-Niles, IL
  • 08/10 - WISCONSIN State Fair - 4 show performances ("Final" Friday of Fair) at the World Theatre Stage - 8, 9, 10 & 11pm, State Fair Grounds- Milwaukee, WI
  • 08/26 - SAAYIDAH presents AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY (ACS) BELLYDANCE SHOW/Fundraiser - Mundelein, IL - TBA 
  • 08/31 - Little Egypt presents AHLAN CAIRO NIGHTS! w/Mona El-Said & Dandash - Friday Night Gala show - 8pm - Dallas, TX
  • 09/12 - ***HIPTASTIC! 2012*** Belly Dance Festival of Lake County, Illinois - 2-7pm Festival & SHOW! Cultural & Civic Center, Round Lake Beach, IL [workshops both Sat. & Sun. w/the amazing ARTEMIS MOURAT of Maryland-www.hiptastic.com (find it on FACEBOOK:))
  • 10/13-15 - ***NORTHERN LIGHTS 2012*** Belly Dance Festival & Show!--Kalahari Waterpark & Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI [workshops w/bevy of amazing Master Instructors including, DALIA CARELLA of NYC, RUBY JAZYRE & LEILA GAMAL both of Indiana!!! http://www.northernlightsbellydance.com/ (find it on FACEBOOK: Northern Lights Belly Dance Festival)

 

*PAST HIGHLIGHTS* - 2011

    • 05/23 - BELLYDANZAerobix! *Continuous ongoing thru Labor Day* 6-Wk. Class Sessions on MONDAYS @YMCA 7-8pm, Waukegan, IL
    • 05/24 - BELLYDANZAerobix! *Continuous ongoing thru Labor Day* 6-Wk. Class Sessions on TUESDAYS @ YMCA 5-6pm, Vernon Hills, IL
    • 05/28 - Performance in Gala Show: Ruby Jazayre presents RANYA RENEE of NYC-8pm-South Bend, IN!

 

  • 06/04 - Sphinx Hafla at Mango Restaurant 7pm-Niles, IL
  • 06/12 - Performance in Gala Fundraiser Show: Donna Diva presents SHIMMY FOR THE CURE!--Elgin, IL
  • 06/22 - CJ Arthur's Restaurant Bellydance Show Hafla 7pm-Wilmette, IL
  • 07/08 - Performance in Gala Show: TC Raks pres. "Under the Crescent Moon" 8pm-Minneapolis, MN!
  • 07/17 - ***ORIENTAL PASSION for DANCE** ZAFIRAH pres Luncheon/Raffles/Belly Dance Gala Show FUNDRAISER to support +Red Cross+ Intl. & Dom. disaster relief aid (to JAPAN & southern US states) 
  • 08/06 - Performance in Gala Show: Jasmin Jahal presents Chicago Shimmyfest 2011--Vittum Theatre, 5pm-Chicago, IL
  • 08/06 - Sphinx Hafla at Mango Restaurant 7pm-Niles, IL
  • 08/12 - WISCONSIN State Fair - 4 show performances at the World Theatre Stage - 8, 9, 10 & 11pm, State Fair Grounds- Milwaukee, WI
  • 08/13 - Bellydance Performance Demo. Downtown WAUKEGAN Summer Days Street Festival - Genesee St., Waukegan, IL 12:45-1:15pm
  • 08/19 - ARABIAN NIGHTS Hookah Lounge, 8pm-Schaumburg, IL
  • 08/20 - CJ Arthur's Restaurant Bellydance Show Hafla 7pm-Wilmette, IL
  • 08/21 - KENOSHA PUBLIC MUSEUMS / Kenosha Public & Civil War Museums - Belly Dance Lecture-Demonstration/Performance - 6:30pm, Kenosha, WI
  • 09/10 - ***HIPTASTIC! 2011*** Belly Dance Festival of Lake County, Illinois - 2-7pm Festival & SHOW! Cultural & Civic Center, Round Lake Beach, IL [workshops both Sat. & Sun. w/the amazing AVA FLEMING of Arizona - www.hiptastic.com (find it on FACEBOOK:))
  • 10/14-16 - ***NORTHERN LIGHTS 2011*** Belly Dance Festival & Show!--Kalahari Waterpark & Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI [workshops w/bevy of amazing Master Instructors including, TARIK SULTAN of NYC!!! http://www.northernlightsbellydance.com/ (find it on FACEBOOK: Northern Lights Belly Dance Festival)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

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