Jenna performs for her Japanese students.
Photo: Onishi Yuko 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEYOND BELLYDANCE EVENTS ARCHIVE

Thursday, Dec 28 Jenna & Friends Live in NYC!
Please join us for an evening of beautiful belly dancing, live middle eastern music and fine cuisine at Lafayette Grill as Jenna
and her friends & former bellydance students take the stage for one night in New York City. Dancers include special guests
Layla Isis
, Neon, Destiny, Arella, Valerie,Jasmine, Ruthie, Stephania & Yvette.
Featuring top-notch live Arabic & Mediterranean music by: Souren Baronian,
master of the clarinet,
kaval and dudook, Mal Stein on Darbuka (drum) and Robert Boghosian on Oud.
Click here to view flyer

When: Thursday December 28th Doors Open ~ 7:30pm Show Begins ~ 8pm
Where: Lafayette Grill 54-56 Franklin Street (between Broadway and Lafayette) New York, NY 10013
Reservations are strongly suggested: (212) 732-5600
How Much: $10 admission; Minimum $15 at the tables

Friday December 29 2006:: Jenna dances in Long Island
At 8:30 pm, Jenna will perform at the beautiful new location of
Zitoune Moroccan Cuisine
1127 Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 Call for reservations, but don't say you
are coming to see Jenna, it's a surprise!! 914-835-8350.
No cover charge, but don't miss the deliciously decadent authentic Moroccan Cuisine.....

Wednesday January 3rd 2007: Jenna at the Cupping Room, NYC
Jenna is delighted at the opportunity to perform a little bellydancing with Avram Pengas & his
excellent band at this favorite downtown bellydance hotspot with tasty Mediterranean cuisine!

When:Music at 9pm, 11:30pm belly dance show
Where: The Cupping Room
359 West Broadway; New York NY

Saturday, Dec 23 Jenna at Tagine NYC
Jenna kicks off her New York visit with 2 shows at this midtown favorite. Great Moroccan food & friendly atmosphere! Jenna will dance 2 bellydance shows one at 9:30pm, one at 11pm at Tagine Dining Gallery, 537 9th Avenue, NYC 10018

Monday December 11, 2006: Jenna at Fahtiem's Christmas Potluck, Long Beach (California)
Lots of fun & LOTS of food!! Jenna
and many more bellydancers including Fahtiem herself will dance to the classics played live by legend John Bilezikjian. Bring a holiday dish and your holiday spirit! 626.810.9470 for more info

When: 7:30pm
Where: Wardlow Park, 3457 Stanbridge, Long Beach CA 90808
How Much: FREE! Just bring a dish to contribute

Tribal Souk presents Workshop with Jenna in Albuquerque New Mexico!
In this 3-hour bellydance workshop, Jenna will focus on isolations, shimmies and layering; then students will put their new techniques into practice in a fun Egyptian pop choreography to Hakim's Beni Wa Benak!
When: Sunday November 26th, 2006 from 4 to 7pm
Where: Orpheum Artspace; 500 Second Street SW, Albuquerque New Mexico
How Much: $40
Space is limited! Register to reserve your spot - Click here for regisration.
Contact: :info@tribalsouk.com or 505.265.0433
Click here to view flyer

Friday December 1, 2006: Jenna at taXim Live Music and Bellydance Showcase, L.A.
Jenna wil
l perform as will Zahra Zuhair, featured guest Aubre and more bellydancers including Lailah Yasmina, Hajjara, Freya, Jody, Zeina and Nasila at this fun live music event in Eagle Rock.

When: 7:30pm Doors 8:00pm show
Where: Studio Iqaat in Eagle Rock
3515 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90065
How Much: 15$ at the door includes light refreshments
(under 13 free, accompanied by adult)

Note: No sign for the studio. Parking available in adjacent dirt lot or on the street

***Followed by a free performance by Anatolia Folk Ensemble! Showcasing the music, dance, and cultures of Anatolian Peoples (Turkish, Armenian, Greek, and Arabic ) The group itself is a living mosaic, composed of members who are Turkish, Armenian, Greek, Jewish, Arabic, Middle Eastern, and American. Come enjoy an evening of soul-stirring music that will make you want to get up out of your chair and dance.

Friday October 27: : a special taXim - Dance Showcase with Diana Tarkhan of Cairo in Los Angeles (Eagle Rock)
Our special guest will only be here for a short time, so we are having a special taXim just for her! There will be no live music for this taXim, but there will be fantastic bellydance performances by Gigi, Jenna, Zahra Zuhair, the gorgeous Roxxanne Shelaby, Zahra Zuhair's Eshta Dance Company, Layla of the Lotus Dancers and of course, a full set from Diana herself! Don’t miss this rare opportunity!!!


Friday October 6: : taXim - Dance Showcase with LIVE MUSIC in Los Angeles (Eagle Rock)
TAMRA-HENNA is our special featured guest! Also performing with our very own musicians will be Annakiya, Chase,
Jamilla, & of course your hostesses Jenna and Zahra Zuhair! Please stay for open dancing after the show!

Idyllwild Dance Retreat : : September 28 - October 1 2006
Jenna will teach a guest class at this very fun & exhilirating Dance Intensive with Zahra Zuhair and special guest teacher Aisha Ali. Other guest teachers include Rania, Anja (costuming), Drumming classes, DeVilla (stage makeup), and Rayven.

Friday September 1: : taXim - Dance Showcase with LIVE MUSIC in Los Angeles (Eagle Rock)
Jenna & Zahra Zuhair will both be performing, as well as special guests Aleya, Farrah
of Hot Mama Bellydance, & Melia too! Special flamenco & mamboperformances by Lailah Yasmina and her students. Great classic Arabic music played live by Michael Cox, keyboards; Joe Carson, Oud; Donovan Lerman, Percussion; and David Martinelli, Percussion. Stay for open dancing after the show!

Free 'Basic Bellydance Workout ' class at the 3rd AnnualNBC4/Telemundo Health & Fitness Expo!
Jenna will teach from 4-5pm at the Los Angeles Convention Center at the Expo's "Dance Place". Please stop by, it's free to the public!

Jenna in NYC:: Solo Bellydancing
Performance at Mezzo Mezzo
Thursday, August 10, 2006

Jenna is scheduled to perform with fantastic liive middle-eastern music that will continue from 9pm-1am at this Greek cafe in Queens: 31-29 Ditmars Blvd. in Astoria. No cover! Please check outgoing message at 213.739.3755 for updates.

Jenna in NYC:: Workshop at Serena Studios Sunday, August 13, 2006; 4-6 pm
Jenna will be teaching this one belly dance workshop only on this trip to NYC. Please contact Serena Studios at 212-247-1051 for reservation and payment information.

To book Jenna for any
private lessons from 8/9 - 8/14, please call 213.739.3755 or write to jenna@beyondbellydance.com

Master Middle-Eastern Dance Class for the Academy of Creative Education
Jenna has been invited back to the Oakwood School on July 18th, 2006 to introduce 12-15 year-old dance students to the art of belly dance.

Saturday July 1
Jenna will bellydance for a private wedding celebration in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Friday June 16th : : Kickoff Party withGuest Star: RANIA !The kick off event will feature performances by Jenna & Zahra, special guest star RANIA of the original Belly Dance Superstars, and performances by bellydance artists Amar, Camîla, DeVilla & Hajjara. Also, a special Salsa perforrmance by students of Bodygroove! This month's live musicians will include:

Sami Asmar - nay; Michael Cox - cello; Chuck Jonlkey - oud; Donavon Lerman - dumbek; Malek Vossough - violin

Sunday June 11, 2006 : : MECDA Cairo Carnivale
Jenna will perform a 7-minute oriental dance solo to music from Layali Zaman. This will be her Cairo Carnivale debut!
When: 12:39 pm
Where: The Gypsy Stage
Santa Anita Park Racetrack
285 Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007
Admission fees: http://www.mecda.org/store.php?linkId=17

Sunday, May 14, 2006 : : RHYTHM LAB L.A. Drum solo workshop for dancers
REGISTER NOW & SAVE for Jenna and Raquy 's Rhythm Lab :: a 3-hour Drum Dance & Rhythm workshop in North Hollywood. It will be Raquy's only workshop for dancers on her entire West Coast tour! The workshop will be followed by a performance by Raquy & the Cavemen with a special belly dance performance by Jenna (details just above). More workshop details & registration on our Boutique page

Sunday, May 14, 2006 : : Concert: RAQUY & the Cavemen LIVE in Los Angeles
Come support live music in LA! Join us for the ONLY L.A. appearance of this progressive middle-eastern band made up of Israeli & Arab musicians, and be ready for some heavy percussion! Jenna will make a special appearance to dance with Raquy and the Cavemen. Then, wonderful world musicians from Salaam Suite will play -- so much great music packed into one evening, don't miss it!

When: 7pm Doors 7:30pm show starts
Where: Studio Iqaat in Eagle Rock
3515 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90065
How Much: 10$ at the door, 1/2 off with workshop registration

Note: No sign for the studio. Standing room only. Parking available in adjacent dirt lot or on the street.

Saturday April 29th, 2006 : : Fahtiem's Oasis Showcase
"A spectacular Belly Dancing Show" featuring Fahtiem, Jenna & Layla, including solo & group dances.
When: 8pm Cocktails & Mezze, 9pm show
Where: Uptown Kabob Mediterranean Grill
6749 Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier, CA 90601
Tickets and Reservations Required: 626.810.9470 or 818 486 4026
How Much: 15$ Advanced Sales, 20$ at door, both prices include appetizers and show, dinner & drinks not included.

Sunday April 9, 2006 : : Anaheed's Swap Meet
Come for the bazaar of bellydance merchandise, and a steady stream of bellydancers of varied levels & styles performing on stage throughout the day. Jenna will be dancing her new choreography to Layali Zaman at 3:40pm.
When:
12:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Granada Pavilion, 11128 Balboa Blvd. Granada Hills, CA (San Fernando Valley)
(1/4 mile south of 118 fwy, corner of Balboa and San Fernando Mission Road, behind Trader Joe's):
More details at www.anaheed.com


Tuesday March 21, 2006 : : Fairmont Prep Academy
Jenna will do a short performance and then teach some bellydance movements to the students of this Anaheim school.

Friday, February 24, 2006 : : Little Egypt Show
Jenna will be performing with the troupes of both Zahra Zuhair (Eshta) and Fahtiem (Sultan's Delights) at the opening night show for the Aida Nour & Magdy El-Leisy workshops.

Wednesday, February 4, 2006 : : Jenna volunteers for Children of the Night
Jenna will teach a bellydance workshop for kids who have been rescued from child prostitution.

Sunday, January 8, 2006 : : DANCE DAY!! classes for teens in North Hollywood
Oakwood School Dance Department, ChoreoLab, and the Academy of Creative Education presents a day of master classes for dance students grades 7-12. the theme this year is Dance: One World, therefore, classes in African, Latin & Middle Eastern Dance will be presented. Jenna has been invited to be the instructor for the Middle Eastern class at 1pm. An evening symposium follows, including lecture and performance.

When: 9:30am - 7pm
l How Much: 15$ per class, 45$ for the whole day, 8$ symposium

Registration/Information: 818 773-3380 or amacbean@oakwoodschool.org

Sunday, December 11, 2005 : : Mosaic Dance Theater Fundraiser in Manhattan, NY
Jenna wishes she were back in NYC to join this very special performance with her former cast members at the Lafayette Grill on Sunday, December 11, 2005, 5:00 PM.  Featuring: Samara, Adriana, Angel Burgos, Autumn Ward, Diana, Morgiana Celeste, Nina, Rayhana, Zahra Gamal, with Special Guests:  Shoshanna, Amar, Andrea Anwar, Atara.  Tickets are $20.00 (cash only) plus a $15.00 food/beverage minimum (plus tax & gratuity).  The Lafayette Grill is located at 54 Franklin Street, NYC.  For reservations, please call the Lafayette Grill at 212-732-4449.  Proceeds from this performance will benefit Mosaic Dance Theater Company. More information is available at http://www.MosaicDanceTheaterCo.org  

Monday, December 12, 2005 : : LIVE MUSIC Performance in Long Beach, CA
Jenna is delighted to be a guest performer at Fahtiem's Christmas Potluck, bellydancing with the live Arabic & Mediterranean music of John Bilezikjian, oud virtuoso.
When: 7:30pm
Where: Wardlow Park, 3457 Stanbridge, Long Beach 90808

"Bring a holiday dish & your holiday spirit!"
For more information, call Fahtiem: 626-810-9470

Friday, December 16, 2005 : : LIVE MUSIC Performance at Dillon's NYC
Hosted by Serena Studios -- her events are always packed with performers, great music & dancing! The very popular Scott Wilson will head up a 4-piece band including Oud, Clarinet, Kanun & drums of course!
When: 8:30 - 10:30pm
Where: 245 West 54th Street (off of 8th Ave., close to Columbus Circle subway station)
How Much: 10$ admission, 10$ food/drink minimum

Saturday, December 17, 2005 : : NYC Bellydance Workshop with Jenna & Raquy!
Jenna & Raquy are teaming up to bring you the Rhythm Lab! This 3-hour class, specially created for dancers to work on hearing the rhythms & interpreting them for improvised drum solos, will include invaluable advice & practice with Raquy Danziger, a great percussionist with tons of experience playing with dancers. Jenna will offer combinations for different rhythms that you can pull out to use during your drum solos & other dances, as well as helpful skills for improvising to live drum solos. Finally, dancers will have a chance to test out their new knowledge with live drumming in a supportive & fun environment -- the best way to learn! NEW: See below for details on the companion performance with Jenna & Raquy at Taj Lounge!

When
: 12 - 3pm
Where: Green Space in Long Island City
37-24 24th Street (bet. 37th & 38th Ave.) N,W,7 to Queensboro Plaza
Please enter through door at 38th ave. and 24th street
How Much: 55$ before Dec.1, 65$ at the door, 60$ if you pre- pay online. .

Sign up & reserve your spot at our Boutique
!!

Sunday, December 18, 2005 : : NYC Bellydance Workshop "The Art of Jenna" at Serena Studios NYC
Limited to 18 studetns ONLY! Mixed level, no absolute beginners please.
To reserve your spot, please call 212-247-1051.

When: 11 - 1pm
Where: 939 8th Avenue, 4th Floor #403
How Much: 20$

CANCELLED (due to MTA Strike)
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
: : LIVE MUSIC Performance at Taj Lounge NYC
Jenna performs a full solo oriental dance set with fantastic musicians Dick Barsamian (oud and vocals), Jerry Bezdikian (kanun), George Stathos (clarinet), & Raquy Danziger on doumbek -- what a treat! Taj Lounge boasts a lush, elegant interior and fine Indian fusion cuisine for you to enjoy. Call Taj at 212-620-3033 for information and reservations.

When: 8:45 pm
Where:
48 W. 21st Street
How Much: NO cover!!

Saturday,October 22, 2005 : : Gogol Bordello at the Troubador, West Hollywood
Jenna joins her favorite band on stage for their sold-out Los Angeles show!

Saturday, August 27, 2005 : : Arabianna Dance Party
Everyone had such a great time at the last one, Zahra is doing it again!

A varied full-length stage show featuring dances by Anja, Zahra Zuhair, Eshta Dance Company, Lailah, Noura, and Jenna. Special DJ set by Cairo Trip Hop Underground for open floor dancing Come dressed up, there will be costume prizes awarded!
When: Doors open at 7:00pm; Show begins at 8:00pm
Where: Big Jim’s Restaurant -8950 Laurel Cyn Blvd Sun Valley, CA 91352 (Reservations 818.768.0213)
How Much: Dinner & Show $30; Show Only $10


Sunday October 9, 2005 : : Anaheed's Swap Meet
Come for the bazaar of bellydance merchandise, and a steady stream of bellydancers of all levels & styles performing on stage throughout the day. Jenna's performance is slated for 5:20PM, directly followed by one of Jenna's former students all the way from NYC, the incredibly talented Stephanie!
When:
12:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Granada Pavilion, 11128 Balboa Blvd. Granada Hills, CA (San Fernando Valley)
(1/4 mile south of 118 fwy, corner of Balboa and San Fernando Mission Road, behind Trader Joe's):
How much: $2 at the door (can't beat that! :)


LIVE MUSIC performance at Café Beledy : : Saturday September 24, 2005
Jenna is delighted to take part in Anaheed's monthly
Belly Dance Variety Show featuring several dancers and a pre-show shopping Bazaar!
Doors open for early shopping 7pm.
Show starts 8pm with dance performances by Jenna, Christina Rizkalla, Anaheed, and more.
Granada Pavilion, 11128 Balboa Blvd. Granada Hills, California, (1/4 mile south of 118 fwy, corner of Balboa and San Fernando Mission Road, behind Trader Joe's)

Tickets: $20. Prices include cold mezza (Middle-eastern appetizers)and drinks. Open chair seating. Advance Sales: send check or money order to M.A. Cappa, 9046 Haskell Ave., North Hills, CA, 91343.
Tickets will be held and sold at the door. Call (818) 893-9019 for more information.

Arabianna Dance Party
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Featured performers include: Anja, Zahra Zuhair, Eshta Dance Company, Lailah, Noura, and Jenna performing her Turkish 9/8. Special DJ set by Cairo Trip Hop Underground for open floor dancing.
Doors open at 7:00pm; Show begins at 8:00pm
Dinner & Show $30 Show Only $10
Big Jim’s Restaurant 8950 Laurel Cyn Blvd Sun Valley, CA 91352
Reservations 818.768.0213

Oasis Dance Magic Gala Show
Jenna performs with Fahtiem's Sultan's Delights. 6pm August 7th, 2005 at the Santa Ana Performing Arts and Event Center; 505 N. Sycamore St., 92701.
$45 at the door includes Mezza (Middle-Eastern Appetizers), Bazaar Admission & Gala Show.

Jenna performs with Fahtiem's Sultan's Delights Thursday.July 21st at the Levitt Pavillion in Pasadena with World Music recording artist, Suzanne Teng. Free event.

Solo Performance at Dahab EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY
Jenna bellydances at 11pm at this fun & informal West Side Egyptian cafe with shisha pipes, tasty Middle-Eastern & American food, backgammon games, and a popular sidewalk patio (although thebellydancing performance is better viewed from most inside tables). Live keyboardist & dumbek player on Saturdays -- come relax & enjoy!
1
638-1640 Sawtelle Blvd. at Santa Monica Boulevard (1 block west of Sepulveda, around the corner from the NuArt theater), Los Angeles, CA 90025; 310-444-0969

NYC: 2002-2005

Friday, April 22, 2005
Solo Oriental Dance Show at Lafayette Grill, NYC: LIVE MUSIC!

Lively Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music will accompany Jenna's solo belly dance performance at 12:30 am. Great news - Dalia Carella will perform at 11pm, dont' miss it! The beautiful music will start at 10pm and continue after the dance shows, for your listening & dancing pleasure! No cover charge, but a minimum on their delicious Greek cuisine if you would like to sit at a table.
Reservations recommended: call (
212) 732-5600/4449.
Lafayette Grill & Bar, 54-56 Franklin Street 3 blocks below Canal Street - between Broadway and Lafayette. Free Parking available.

SOLD OUT NYC Bellydance Workshops with Jenna in April!

Friday, April 22, 2005; From 7 - 9 PM
:: Classic Composition w/Club Beats! Choreography
w/Veil & Zils ::
$30 with pre-registration.
Mixed Level (Intermediate/Advanced), props will NOT be provided, please bring your own veil & finger cymbals. (Less-advanced students are welcome, but may choose to not use finger cymbals/veil.)
Spae is limited to 15 students only (Sorry, Sold Out!); you may pay here to guarantee your spot:at MonQi Fitness
201 E 67th St. (between 2nd & 3rd Aves.); 6 train to 68th St. Station

Sunday, April 24, 2005; From 11 - 1 PM (Sorry, SOLD OUT!) Check back for Jenna's next NY trip, or join our mailing list to be among the first to know!
:: Shimmies & Turns Intensive
::
Turning technique & variations, shimmy layering & traveling shimmies. Great additions to your entrances & exits!

$20; Class Cards accepted
Space is limited to 20 students. Level will be Intermediate/Advanced.
at Serena Studios
939 8th Avenue, (between 55th & 56th Streets); N,R,A,C,E,1,2,3,9 to 59th Street/Columbus Circle


.Friday November 12, 2004; 9:30 pm
Solo Show at Tagine Dining Gallery, NYC: Live Music!
Jenna's final belly dancing show at Tagine, one of her favorite places. Please join us there & enjoy Chef Hamid's delicious authentic Moroccan food and the exotic atmosphere. Jenna's bellydancing will be accompanied by LIVE arabic music!537 9th Avenue (40th St.).
Call 212-564-7292 for reservations.

Jenna's last NYC show: Friday November 12th
Mehanata 416 B.C. (The Bulgarian Bar), New York City

416 Broadway at Canal Street.
After 10:30pm, Jenna makes an appearance to do a bit of belly dancing at this lively downtown bar/restaurant's international dance party. DJ Joro-Boro keeps the dance floor going spinning his mix ranging from 80's pop to Italian Punk to Balkan gypsy favorites. Bulgarian food, young, diverse & energetic crowd. $10 cover charge starts at 10:30, and it tends to get pretty crowded after that!
Phone: 212 625-0891

Sunday November 7, 2004
Le Figaro, NYC: Live Music!
Jenna will perform bellydance to the live middle-eastern & Turkish music of Scott "Efendi" Wilson & his band, who will play from 8-10pm.
No cover, 10$ minimum food & drink. 184 Bleecker Street at MacDougal.

Saturday, October 30, 2004
Serena Studios Dance Performance & Party, NYC
Jenna's Jewels, her intermediate bellydance student group, will perform Jenna's choreography to "Zeina" from Layali Zaman. Live middle-eastern music by "Effendi" - Scott Wilson Ensemble. The evening of dance and music, including student & professional performances begins at 8:30 and continues until about 11pm. $15 admission . 'The Ballroom' (nextdoor to Serena Studios) at 939 8th Avenue(between 55 & 56th streets), 4th Floor.

Friday October 29, 2004; 12 mindight
Solo Show at Tagine Dining Gallery, NYC: Live Music!
Jenna will perform a bellydance show to live Arabic music by Mustafa at this fun & casual neigborhood favoriite. Come & enjoy Chef Hamid's delicious authentic Moroccan food and the exotic atmosphere.
537 9th Avenue (40th St.).
Call 212-564-7292 for reservations.

Friday, October 22, 2004
Solo Oriental Dance Show at Lafayette Grill, NYC: LIVE MUSIC!

Lively Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music will frame Jenna's solo belly dance performance around 12:30 am. The beautiful music will start at 10pm and continue after the dance show, for your listening & dancing pleasure! No cover charge, but please enjoy a delicious Greek meal if you would like to sit at a table.
For reservations, call (
212) 732-5600/4449.
Lafayette Grill & Bar, 54-56 Franklin Street 3 blocks below Canal Street - between Broadway and Lafayette. Free Parking available.

Wednesday September 29, 2004
Special Student Night Party @ Serena's!

Jenna will perform a solo belly dance, as will some of her students wanting to sharpen their performance skills!
10$ admission.
Serena Studios, 939 8th Avenue(between 55 & 56th streets), 4th Floor, #403.
Please reserve a space - 212 245-9603 (weekend afternoons & weekdays after 5:30).

Jenna appears in Mira! Magazine, Issue #28, which hits the newsstands July 1st, 2004! Jenna was invited to perform Latin-spiced bellydance for the guests at Mira!'s star-studded 4th Anniversary Party at 'Light' nightclub, NYC. You can see a snap of Jenna belly dancing with her wings, along with many of the celebrities present that night.

Wednesday, September 8, 2004
The Cupping Room, New York City

Fantastic live music & continental cuisine, a lively bar... and a belly dance show by Jenna after 11pm! Avram Pengas, Nick Mandoukos, Chris Marashlian & Mal Stein start playing their danceable Mediterranean music at 9pm.
9 West Broadway(near Broome St.) Soho NYC.
(212) 925-2898 for reservations.

Jenna has been invited back to Japan for a 2-week engagement teaching middle-eastern dance at Komatsu Studios in Tokyo & Yokohama. She will, therefore, be out of NYC for the month of August 2004. All Jenna's New York bellydance classes will continue as scheduled with substitute teachers, please see Class Schedule for information.

Monday, July 12, 2004
Bellydance Showcase at Lafayette Grill, NYC

Students from Jenna's middle eastern dance classes at the Interfaith League will be performing her choreographies and some of their own as well. Live Middle-eastern & Mediterranean Music by Amir Nouam, Haig Manoukian & Elias Sarkar. Special performances by Aasal & Jenna. Great Greek cuisine!
Show begins at 8pm. 8$ cover, 15$ minimum (food/drink)
Lafayette Grill is at 54-56 Franklin, just west of Lafayette.
Reservations (recommended!): 212.732.4449


Jenna & Aasal pose after the show at Lafayette Grill, NYC 2004

Al Baraka, New York City
1613 2nd Avenue between 83rd & 84th Streets.
For reservations, please call 212-744-8529

Enjoy dinner and a bellydance show by Jenna at this beautiful Upper East Side oasis. The show begins approximately 8:45/9pm.

June 21 - 30, Mondays through Wednesdays at 8 pm
The Quest
Washington Square United Methodist Church, 133 West 4th Street. (A,C,E,F,V to West 4th)
Tickets are $10 with Children under 12 free.

Jenna joins this cast of 25 to perform bellydance as a special guest artist in the Gilgamesh Group's premiere of its new work, The Quest of Gilgamesh, an epic tale of friendship and the search for immortality. This production, adapted and directed by Suzanne von Eck, is described as a joyous celebration of life, incorporating theatre with live music, song and dance from the Middle East, West Africa and the Caribbean. Also featuring guest artists Vado Diomande, formerly with the National Ballet of Ivory Coast ; Mara Rivera, Afro-Caribbean choreographer and dancer; Dick Barsamian, master Middle Eastern musician and Middle Eastern Dancers Naomi and Serpentessa.
For further information call 917-673-9138 or 718-786-3899
View Gilgamesh Flyer

Jenna is featured in Picky's Magazine, Issue #15 2004, a US publication in Japanese! Author Mamako Asakawa explains how she saw one of Jenna's live belly dance performances, and was inspired to take middle-eastern dance classes with Jenna.
Click here to view article.

The Final Tuesday at Kush, June 8 2004
Jenna performs solo bellydance in this beautiful Moroccan setting at around 11pm. Live Arabic & Mediterranean Music! Jenna will also join beautiful bellydancer Sira on Saturday June 12 @ midnight to celebrate Kush's last night at this location. Note: As Shisha pipes are available, smoking is permitted here.
183 Orchard Street (between Houston & Stanton, NYC), 212-677-7328

Serena's Student Night: Wednesday June 2, 2004
Jenna will be the featured professional bellydancer at this informal performance created for students of middle-eastern dance who want to practice their performance skills. At Serena Studios, 939 8th Avenue(between 55 & 56th streets), 4th Floor, #403. 10$ admission, 30 people maximum, so please reserve your space - 212 245-9603.

Zitoune, New York City
Jenna gives a solo belly dance performance around 10pm at this lovely & popular Moroccan restaurant on 46 Gansevoort St. (West Village) Between Hudson and Greenwich Streets. 212-675-5224 for reservations

Saturday May 22


Le Figaro : Sunday May 16, 2004
Jenna and her student Melissa will perform bellydance sets to the live middle-eastern & Turkish music of Scott "Efendi" Wilson & his band, who will play from 8-10pm.
No cover, 10$ minimum food & drink. 184 Bleecker Street at MacDougal.

**Intermediate bellydance class at Interfaith cancelled this evening only.

Midnight Delight: Tuesdsay May 11, 2004
Jenna
will appear at midnight to do a full bellydance show for this fundraising event held at Etoile (109 East 56th Street, Manhattan) for students of the
Bronx Belly Dancing Club.
DJ Amir will be playing all dance styles, including middle eastern & belly dance favorites. 21+, cover charge.
Click here to view flyer.

Leviathan@ the Coral Room
: Tuesdsay April 27, 2004
Jenna
and Blanca team up for a splash of experimental bellydancing with DJ Hutz and a motley band of amazing performers at this weekly Gypsy-Punk Stunt party at 512 West 29th Street, starting at 10pm. Theme of the night according to DJ Hutz: ELECTRONIC GYPSY MUSIC FOR PUNK BELLY-DANCING. There will be live m ermaids, live performance by the disco-industrial duo SERVICES, and god knows what else!

Tantra@Avalon: Thursday Nights....
Jenna, Layla & Samantha kick off the evening of Global House & World Fusion spun by DJ Alex Alot with a set of beautiful bellydancing. Manhattan Samba provides countless Brazilian drummers and dancers too! Doors at 10pm, shows start around 11pm.
47 West 20th (5th/6th Ave, formerly Limelight)

Jenna will perform in Caravan, a show displaying some of the many bellydance & folk dance styles of the Mediterranean, North Africa & the Middle East; for a Jersey City public school program with the New York Performing Arts Company on April 23.

Saturday, April 3, 2004
Serena Studios Dance Performance & Party, NYC
Jenna and Dorit are featured dancers among many performers, including Jenna's Jewels. Live middle-eastern music by "Effendi" - Scott Wilson Ensemble. The evening of dance and music begins at 8:30 and continues until about 11pm. $15 admission includes cocktails, wine & soft drinks, plus a dessert tray. 'The Ballroom' (nextdoor to Serena Studios) at 939 8th Avenue(between 55 & 56th streets), 4th Floor.

Wednesday, March 17, 2004 (St. Patrick's Day!) at 7:30 pm
Bellydance Showcase at Lafayette Grill, NYC

Students from Jenna's middle eastern dance classes at the Interfaith League will be performing her choreographies and some of their own as well. Neon, a former student of Jenna's and now professional bellydance performer and media producer, will be performing as a special honored guest! Live middle-eastern music by Dickie Barsamian on the oud, Elias Sarkar on violin, Amir Naoum on doumbek and Aziz Abaas on tambourine or Egyptian riq will continue on after the belly dance performances for the guests to dance to & enjoy! Bellydancer drawings by Patrizia Vignola will be on display (see Left).
Lafayette Grill is at 54-56 Franklin, just west of Lafayette. Reservations: 212.732.4449
Admission 7$, 15$ minimum at tables.

Tuesday March 2, 2004
Kush, NYC

Jenna performs solo in this beautiful Moroccan setting at around 10:30 pm. Note: As Shisha pipes are available, smoking is permitted here.
183 Orchard Street (between Houston & Stanton), 212-677-7328

Wednesday, March 3, 2004
The Cupping Room, New York City

Fantastic live music & continental cuisine, a lively bar... and a belly dance show by Jenna at 11pm! Avram Pengas, Nick Mandoukos, Chris Marashlian & Mal Stein start playing their danceable Mediterranean music at 9pm.
9 West Broadway(near Broome St.) Soho NYC.
(212) 925-2898 for reservations.

Saturday, January 31st, 2004
92 Street Y Student Showings
Students from Jenna's Monday and Wednesday classes will perform her middle-eastern dance choreographies. Students of Jazz, Flamenco, Afro-Carribean, Ballet, Duncan and more also presenting.
2 showings, 6pm & 7:30 in Buttenweiser Hall, Harkness Dance Center at 92nd & Lexington, NYC.
5$ tickets available at ground floor box office.

Monday, January 26th, 2004
Television Appearance, Channel 20, Nassau County NY
Jenna presents a cane choreography (Episode 7) and drum solo (Episode 6) on the bellly dance television show
KAZBA hosted by Renate of Long Island. The show reportedly will air again the next 2 Mondays at 9pm, February 2nd & 9th.

Friday, January 23rd, 2004
Jenna was filmed bellydancing for an upcoming episode of the popular show "The Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" with Mal Stein on dumbek and Souren Baronian on clarinet and kavval, to be aired on NBC and Bravo in the Spring. Please join the
mailing list to be notified.

Tuesday December 9, 2003
Belly Dance Performance at Kush, NYC
Jenna performs solo in this beautiful Moroccan setting at around 10:30 pm. Live middle-eastern jazz provided by Anistar. Kush Bar, 183 Orchard Street (between Houston & Stanton), 212-677-7328

Saturday November 29, 2003
Serena Studios Dance Performance & Party, NYC
Jenna and Dorit are featured dancers among many performers, including Jenna's Jewels. Live middle-eastern music by the Wilsons. The evening of dance and music begins at 8:30 and continues until about 11pm. 'The Ballroom' (nextdoor to Serena Studios) at 939 8th Avenue(between 55 & 56th streets), 4th Floor.

November 7 - 9, 2003
Mosaic: A Celebration of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Dance
Twelve Miles West Theatre, Montclair NJ
488 Bloomfield Avenue (Lower Level)
As part of the Guest Artist Series, a cast of 9, including Jenna in this dazzling concert-length program comprised of unique dance pieces from the lands along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Mosaic features a dynamic variety of rhythms and music, primarily showcasing middle Eastern dance and additionally spotlighting irresistible Italian and Greek folk dances and passionate Spanish flamenco, creating a vibrant and sparkling entertainment for dance enthusiasts everywhere.
Friday & Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm matinee
Tickets 20$ To purchase or for more information: 973-746-7181

Tuesday November 4, 2003
Belly Dance Performance at Kush, NYC
Jenna performs solo in this beautiful Moroccan setting at around 10:30 pm. Kush Bar, 183 Orchard Street (between Houston & Stanton), 212-677-7328

Friday, October 24, 2003
Bellydance Performance at Tagine Dining Gallery, NYC
Jenna will dance to live Arabic music around 9:00pm. This restaurant & lounge offers delicious authentic Moroccan food and a warm, casual atmosphere. Tagine, 537 9th Avenue (40th St.). Call 212-564-7292 for reservations.

Sunday October 19, 2003
FAMILY DISCO at Jack Rose Ballroom, 47th St. & 8th Ave.,NYC
Jenna will present a short dance and lead everyone in a mini bellydancing lesson at this weekly family dance party with a professional sound/light system for dancing, full bar for adults, and fun snacks & surprises for the little ones. Round up the kids and get ready for a great time! 5 - 6:30 pm. Admission 12$, babies & second child FREE!

Chez Es Saada, New York City
41 East 1st Street between 1st & 2nd Avenue
For reservations, please call
212-777-5617
Jenna shimmies through the underground rooms of this luxurious restaurant and bar performing two belly dance sets, at about 9:00 and 11pm.

Friday, October 3, 2003
Lafayette Grill, NYC

The Noga Group will provide the lively Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music for Jenna's solo belly dance performance around midnight. The beautiful music will start at 10pm and continue after the dance show, for your listening & dancing pleasure! No cover charge, but you can enjoy a delicious Greek meal if you would like to sit at a table. For reservations, call (212) 732-5600/4449. Lafayette Grill & Bar, 54-56 Franklin Street 3 blocks below Canal Street - between Broadway and Lafayette. Free Parking available.

Wednesday, October 1, 2003
The Cupping Room, New York City

Fantastic live music & continental cuisine, a lively bar... and a belly dance show by Jenna at 11pm! Avram Pengas, Nick Mandoukos, Chris Marashlian & Mal Stein start playing their danceable Mediterranean music at 9pm.
9 West Broadway(near Broome St.) Soho NYC.
(212) 925-2898 for reservations.

Tuesday September 23, 2003
Belly Dance Performance at Kush, NYC
Jenna performs solo with guest musicians in this cool Moroccan hangout. Dancing at approximately 10:30 pm. Kush Bar, 183 Orchard Street (between Houston & Stanton), 212-677-7328

Tuesday August 26, 2003
Belly Dance Performance at Kush, NYC
Jenna performs solo with live Arabic and Turkish music by Mal Stein on darbuka, Robert on oud & Jerry on qanun(zither).( ***CORRECTION: Music was provided by the Darling 5) in this beautiful Moroccan setting at 10:30 pm. Kush Bar, 183 Orchard Street (between Houston & Stanton), 212-677-7328

Tagine Dining Gallery, NYC
A local favorite, this restaurant & lounge offers delicious authentic Moroccan food and a warm, casual atmosphere. Approximate showtimes below. Tagine, 537 9th Avenue (40th St.). Call 212-564-7292 for reservations.


Jenna in JAPAN!
Jenna will be teaching at Komatsu Studios in Tokyo & Yokohama from July 23 to August 11, 2003.

Friday, June 27, 2003
Zitoune, New York City

Jenna gives a solo belly dance performance at this lovely Moroccan restaurant on 46 Gansevoort St. (West Village) Between Hudson and Greenwich Sts. 212-675-5224 for reservations.

Wednesday, June 25, 2003
The Cupping Room, New York City

Fantastic live music & good continental cuisine, a lively bar... and now a belly dance show by Jenna at 11pm! Avram Pengas. Nick Mandoukos, Chris Marashlian & Mal Stein start playing their danceable Mediterranean music at 9pm.
9 West Broadway(near Broome St.) Soho NYC.
(212) 925-2898 for reservations.

Sunday June 22, 2003
FAMILY DISCO at Jack Rose Ballroom, 47th St. & 8th Ave.,NYC
Jenna will present a short dance and lead everyone in a little bellydancing lesson at this weekly family party with a professional sound/light system for dancing, full bar for adults, and fun snacks for the little ones. 5 - 6:30 pm. Admission 12$, babies & second child FREE!

Thursday June 19, 2003
STUDENT SHOWCASE at Tagine's Majoon Lounge, NYC
Please join us for a great night of dancing in a relaxed atmosphere! Starting at 9:30, many of Jenna's students will be featured doing group choreographies and solo pieces, and then Jenna will perform to live Arabic music to conclude the evening. Come and show your support while enjoying a delicious, home-made Moroccan dinner!

Taj Lounge , New York City
48 West 21st Street, between 5th & 6th Avenes
This recently renovated bar/restaurant offers Indian-inspired dishes and a beautifully decorated, spacious & comfortable setting, with the atmosphere enhanced by the global tunes of DJ Kamala. Jenna makes an appearance Monday night at 9:30pm. For reservations, please call 212-620-3033

Saturday, June 14, 2003
Zitoune, New York City

Jenna gives a solo belly dance performance at this lovely Moroccan restaurant on 46 Gansevoort St. (West Village) Between Hudson and Greenwich Sts. 212-675-5224 for reservations.

Tuesday June 3, 2003
Belly Dance Performance at Kush, NYC
Jenna performs solo with live Arabic and Turkish music in this beautiful Moroccan setting at 10:30 pm. Kush Bar, 183 Orchard Street (between Houston & Stanton), 212-677-7328

Thursday, May 29, 2003
2nd Annual Go East Street Fair Party

Jenna and Sira will be dancing up Orchard Street between Houston & Stanton with live musicians Mal Stein & Souren Baronian from 6-9pm. Tastings from many great Lower East Side eateries, Henna Booth, DJ lessons, prizes & giveaways too!

Sunday, May 18, 2003
Orchard Street International Music Festival, New York City

Jenna perfoms bellydancing once again for this fun annual happening from 3:30-4:30, right at the intersection of Orchard and Rivington (just one block below Houston). Live music by Avram Pengas on guitar, Haig Manoukian on oud & Mal Stein on darbuka. FREE, so come & bring your friends! There will also be a Samba (Brazilian Dance) show at 2:30 and an Bhangra (Indian Dance) show at 4:30.

Jenna at the Orchard Street Festival 2003 Photo: Lou Manna

Saturday, May 17, 2003
9th Avenue Street Festival, New York City

Jenna and her students from Serena Studios will perfom a short choreography at this annual midtown event, along with many numbers by Serena's different classes. On 9th Avenue at the 38th Street stage, 3:30 pm.

Al Baraka, New York City
1613 2nd Avenue between 83rd & 84th Streets.
For reservations, please call 212-744-8529

Enjoy dinner and a bellydance show by Jenna at this beautiful Upper East Side oasis. The show begins approximately 8:45/9pm.

Saturday, May 17, 2003
Zitoune, New York City

Jenna gives a solo belly dance performance at this lovely Moroccan restaurant on 46 Gansevoort St. (West Village) Between Hudson and Greenwich Sts. 212-675-5224 for reservations.

Thursday, May 8, 2003
"Happy Midnight" at Turkuaz, New York City

Jenna will be the featured dancer accompanied by the beautiful music of Dick Barsamian on oud, Michael Hess on qanun, and Raquy Danziger on darbuka in this beautiful & elegant setting. Delicious Turkish food & drinks available. Jenna's belly dancing performance begins between 11:15 & 11:30.
2637 Broadway at 100th Street
For reservations, please call
212-655-9541

Friday April 18, 2003
Belly Dancing Show at Lafayette Grill, NYC
Avram Pengas & the Noga Group provide the live Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music for Jenna's solo belly dance performance around midnight. The beautiful & lively music will start at 10pm and continue after the dance show, for your listening & dancing pleasure! No cover charge, but you can enjoy a delicious Greek meal if you would like to sit at a table. For reservations, call (212) 732-5600/4449. Lafayette Grill & Bar, 54-56 Franklin Street 3 blocks below Canal Street - between Broadway and Lafayette. Free Parking available.

Tuesday April 8, 2002
Belly Dance Performance at Kush, NYC
Jenna performs solo with live Arabic and Turkish music by Souren Baronian's trio in this beautiful Moroccan setting at 9:45 pm. Kush Bar, 183 Orchard Street (between Houston & Stanton), 212-677-7328

Saturday March 22, 2003
Student Showcase at 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, NYC
Jenna's advanced beginner class will present a short belly dance choreography. Also featured will be students from the Y's Ballet, Flamenco, Afro-Caribbean, Duncan, Tap, Jazz & Modern classes. Attendance by invitation only.

Thursday February 13, 2003
Special Finger Cymbal Workshop, NYC
For Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate students, 7 - 8pm , $10.
Serena Studios, 939 8th Avenue (between 55 & 56th streets).

Saturday January 24, 2003
Bellydance Performance at Tagine Dining Gallery, NYC
Jenna will dance at around 10:30pm to the live Moroccan/Arabic music of Rashid Halihal. This restaurant & lounge offers delicious authentic Moroccan food and a warm, casual atmosphere. Tagine, 537 9th Avenue (40th St.). Call 212-564-7292 for reservations.

Wednesday Jan 22 through Sunday January 26th, 2003
Serena's Belly Dance Odyssey, Pantheon Theater NYC
Jenna portrays Serena performing her legendary candle dance from her days at the Egyptian Gardens as part of this "nostalgic romp through Serena's world of the belly dance". The show begins at 8pm Wednesday through Sunday, with 2pm matinees on Saturday & Sunday as well. The Pantheon is at 303 West 42nd Strreet, just west of 8th Avenue. Tickets $20 avalable through SmartTix: 212 206-1515

Television Appearance, Manhattan Cable
Jenna's performance at this summer's International Festival on the Lower East Side of Mahattan will be shown on the cable program WorldDance New York in December & January.

Manhattan: this Friday December 6 at 10:30pm Time Warner Cable Channel 57 (channel 69 without converter box)
RCN Channel 109 (channel 112 without converter box)
Queens: Jan.9 Thursday 6:3O p.m. -- Time WarnerCable Channel 57 repeated the following Monday 10:30 p.m. -- Time Warner Cable Channel 35
Brooklyn: Jan.14, Tuesday 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Time Warner Cable -- Channel 35, Cablevision -- Channel 68

Saturday December 21, 2002
Bellydance Performance at Tagine Dining Gallery, NYC
Jenna will dance at 10pm. This restaurant & lounge offers delicious authentic Moroccan food and a warm, casual atmosphere. Tagine, 537 9th Avenue (40th St.). Call 212-564-7292 for reservations.

Thursday November 21, 2002
Sarah Lawrence College , Bronxville NY

Jenna presents a bellydance workshop for SLC students to kick off her weekly class in the coming semester as a part of their Physical Education program.

Wednesday November 20, 2002
Barnard College , NYC

Jenna presents a middle-eastern dance workshop for Barnard students.

Friday November 8, 2002
Al Baraka, New York City

Enjoy dinner and a bellydance show by Jenna at this beautiful Upper East Side oasis. Dancing begins after 8:30. For reservations, please call 212 535 7210. Al Baraka is at 1613 2nd Avenue between 83rd & 84th Streets.

Thursday November 7, 2002
Fieldston School, Bronx NY

As a part of a series of Awareness Days, Jenna will present a belly dance workshop for high school students learning about the history and culture of the MiddleEast.

Saturday November 2, 2002
Serena's Fall Bash, NYC

Jenna is a featured dancer among many students, amateurs & professionals performing to the middle-eastern music stylings "The Turkish Knights". The evening of dance and music begins at 8:30 and offers light refreshments for $15. 'The Ballroom' (next to Serena Studios) at 939 8th Avenue(between 55 & 56th streets)

Friday November 1, 2002
Lafayette Grill, NYC

Avram Pengas & the Noga Group provide the lively Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music for Jenna's solo belly dance performance around midnight. The beautiful music will start at 10pm and continue after the dance show, for your listening & dancing pleasure! No cover charge, but you can enjoy a delicious Greek meal if you would like to sit at a table. For reservations, call (212) 732-5600/4449. Lafayette Grill & Bar, 54-56 Franklin Street 3 blocks below Canal Street - between Broadway and Lafayette. Free Parking available.

Thursday October 24, 2002
Special Choreography Workshop, NYC
For Intermediate students, 7 - 8pm , $10.
Serena Studios, 939 8th Avenue (between 55 & 56th streets).

Tuesday, October 8, 2002
Bellydance Performance at Kush, NYC
Jenna performs with live Arabic and Turkish music in this beautiful Moroccan setting at 11pm. Kush Bar, 183 Orchard Street (between Houston & Stanton), 212-677-7328

Friday, October 4, 2002
Bellydance Performance at Tagine Dining Gallery, NYC
Jenna will dance a traditional Oriental Dance show at 9pm. This restaurant & lounge offers delicious authentic Moroccan food and a warm, casual atmosphere. Tagine, 537 9th Avenue (40th St.). Call 212-564-7292 for reservations.

Friday, September 27th, 2002
Bellydance Performance at Tagine Dining Gallery, NYC
Jenna will dance a traditional Oriental Dance show at 9pm. This restaurant & lounge offers delicious authentic Moroccan food and a warm, casual atmosphere. Tagine, 537 9th Avenue (40th St.). Call 212-564-7292 for reservations.

Sunday, Septempber 22nd, 2002
Gogol Bordello Concert at the Knitting Factory, NYC
Jenna dances along with a bevy of bellydancers to the ground-breaking music of this "Ukranian Gypsy Punk Cabaret" for their CD release party to kick off their US tour. 9pm, $15.
Knitting Factory Main Performance Space, 74 Leonard Street, 212-219-3006

 

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