Mark your calendars, the next Abbey Studio Hafla is happening on Fri. June 16th. This bi-annual Solstice celebration/recital/dance party/studio fundraiser has become a tradition in Cumberland. Dancers, dance lovers, friends, family and community are encouraged to come and enjoy a warm, casual evening of dance performances by local dancers (teachers, students, groups) from the Comox Valley and beyond. 'Hafla' is simply the Arabic word for party. Haflas have become a tradition in belly dance communities world wide. At the Abbey Studio Hafla you can expect to see a variety of dance styles including; Oriental and tribal fusion belly dance as well as, Romany 'gypsy' dance, Persian dance, modern, ballet, contemporary, burlesque and much more!
The evening starts with a finger food/dessert potluck followed by 2 sets of dance performances, followed by jamming and dancing for all. Doors open at 8PM, suggested donation $10 at the door, all ages are welcome. Feel free to bring food and drink to share and instruments for jamming/dancing after the performances. Dancers, teachers and students of all styles are encouraged to share their latest dance creation. If you are interested in performing or need more info contact Cathy Stoyko at (250) 218-0704 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Abbey Studio is located in Cumberland B.C. at 2687 Penrith Ave. (entrance on 1st Street). Hope to see you there!