Feb 10, 2018: MEDAH PRESENTS Valentine Veils!

MEDAH presents…


A Romantic Journey featuring
Middle Eastern dancing, music & food

With performances by:


And many more!

And Special Guest
Author of “7 Veils – Mystical Secrets of a Feminine Path to Enlightenment”


6-6:45PM: Kismet (Meredith Zelman Narissi) will give a short interactive workshop on the veils of spiritual transformation through belly dance and feminine transcendence

at the
Honolulu Club
932 Ward Ave, 7th Floor, Honolulu



GENERAL ADMISSION: $10 for HONOLULU CLUB and MEDAH Members | $15 for Non Members

Payment at HC Front Desk.

DINNER RESERVATIONS: $30.80 per person

General Admission not included in Dinner Ticket. Dinner reservations must be made by February 1st and paid in advance. No walk-ins.

For reservations, call 808 585-9626 leave a message and phone number for Julie Augafa, Food & Beverage Director, that you like to pay for dinner for Feb 10th. She will call back and take a credit card number. OR Email at jaugafa@honoluluclub.com.

Valentine Veils Buffet Dinner Menu

  • Meat Kebabs
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Tzatziki dip
  • Tabbouleh Salad
  • Hummus
  • Falafel
  • Olives
  • Feta Cheese
  • Pita
  • Other surprises


  • Baklava,
  • Fresh fruit w/fudge and fresh cream

Beverage: Ice Water

Bar will be open to purchase wine or alcohol

For more information, email medah808@gmail.com

JAN 6: BELLY DANCE RAQS PRESENTS Hafta Have A(nother) Hafla!

Belly Dance Raqs presents:
Hafta Have A(nother) Hafla!

SATURDAY, January 6, 2018 at 6 – 10 PM


Aloha Dancesport Center
350 Ward Ave, Ste 200
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Come and join the lovely ladies of Belly Dance Raqs (UH West Oahu AND UH Manoa) and Lilikoi Dance for a night of mini-lessons, awesome performances, henna, potluck food, and raffle drawings! All entry fees go to supporting the Belly Dance Raqs Dance Scholarship and student organizations ♥


We will have performances in blocks throughout the night by our BDRaqs/Lilikoi Dance student dancers in addition to many amazing guests from the belly dance community in Hawaii!

ALL PERFORMANCE SLOTS ARE CURRENTLY FULL (what a fantastic problem to have)!!! If you are still interested in performing, please email sammieinhawaii@gmail.com about a spot on our waitlist! Performers will have their admission waived!


We will have short 15 minute mini-lessons so you can sample all the amazing variety that belly dance has to offer! If you are interested in teaching a mini-lesson, please email sammieinhawaii@gmail.com about securing a slot! Instructors will have their admission waived.


We’ll provide all cups/plates/drinks/napkins/cutlery! If you bring a dish, we will take $5 off of your admission to the event!


Honolulu Henna is donating a big chunk of all henna sales at the event to Belly Dance Raqs ♥ Support our students and get some lovely henna too! Please note that cash is highly preferred!

Small designs: $15, Mediums: $25, Larges: $40

Ticket Information and Raffle:


Before the Door – $10
At the Door – $15 , or $10 if you bring something for the potluck
Children under 12 – $5

Raffle Tickets – 1 for $2, 3 for $5, 8 for $10, 15 for $15 – you will be able to choose the prizes that you’d like to win!

Please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/250808225443761/ for ticket and event information.

Belly Dance Raqs Classes with Sammie

Spring 2018 Class Info: 

Sundays: Aloha Dancesport Center – 4-5 PM
Tuesdays: Warrior Recreation Center, UH Manoa (when class is in session) – 4-5 PM (Workout/Technique)
Wednesdays: UH West Oahu Campus (when class is in session) – 7-8 PM (Workout/Technique), 8-9 PM (Choreography)
Thursdays: UH Manoa Campus Hemenway 208 (when class is in session) – 7:30-8:30 (Choreography)

Please contact Sammie for pricing and specific location details as they sometimes change.

Sammie is now offering dance scholarship opportunities for her students to explore other belly dance styles and instructors!  For all the details on eligibility, please contact Sammie anytime!

Instructor Bio and Contact:

Sammie (Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/SammieinHawaii/, email: sammieinhawaii@gmail.com)

Sammie’s love of belly dance began when she joined the student organization, Hill and Veil at Virginia Tech in Spring of 2007. For the rest of her time as an undergraduate, a Master’s student, and a Doctoral student, Sammie remained involved with belly dance as a way to stay active, relieve stress, and make lifelong friendships – things that she hopes to bring to University of Hawaii students (Manoa and West Oahu) through the student organization, Belly Dance Raqs.

As a dancer, Sammie continually seeks to challenge herself through participating in workshops and classes with a variety of instructors, creating new choreographies, and performance! She has had the amazing opportunity to take lessons and/or workshops with Malia Delapenia, Thana Tarab, Elena Faye, Sabah, Victoria Teel, Moria Chappell, Bagoas, Madame Onca, Petite Jamilla, Bozenka, and Frank Farinaro – all of which have played a role in her growth and development as a dancer.

While Sammie will always miss her belly dance family on the East Coast, she is excited to have a new belly dance family here in Hawaii, and to spread her love of dance even further! Sammie is currently available for private events and workshops.