The Habibi Dancers

Dedicated to the study and performance of Middle Eastern Dance

Spring Workshop and Performance

A 2-day workshop and spectacular concert

2019 Annual Workshop and Performance: Oriental Tableau

April 13 - 14, 2019

The Art of Middle Eastern Dancer, Cassandra Shore

Schedule of Events

2019 Workshop

Saturday, April 13, 2019

9:00 am -10:00 am  Registration

10:00 am - 12:00 pm  Technique and Combinations with zils and veil

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm   Lunch Break  Bring your own or check out our local restaurants!

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  Technique and Combinations with zils and veil

Saturday vending by: Dahlal International, Belly Dance Divas, GLBC, Apparel Printers and more! Saturday vending includes a 6' table and 2 chairs at $50 per table. Professional new products only. Contact us if you're interested in vending.

Evening Concert:  Oriental Tableau

7:30 pm  Doors open
8:00 pm  Curtain

Sunday, April 14, 2019

12:00 am Registration 

12:30 am - 4:00 pm Tabla (drum) solo choreography

Sunday vending: Back by popular demand, Sunday vending will be a Souk/Bazaar style, selling gently used items only (such as costumes jewelry, music, props, etc.). A 6' table and 2 chairs in only $10 (limited to 1 table per vendor). All vendors will be vetted for appropriate wears prior to acceptance (no food vendors per location rules). Limited availability. Must be registered for the Sunday workshop. Please contact us if you're interested in purchasing a table to sell items.


Online - $15 (online sales close Saturday, April 12 at 5:00 pm)
Active Military $12 (please show ID at door)
At the door - $20

Concert tickets may be purchased online or by mail. Habibi's also sell them in person.

Saturday Only - $89 before March 22 / $119 after March 22
Sunday Only - $59 before March 22 / $89 after March 22
Saturday/Sunday Combo - $139 before March 22

Online sales for the workshop end Friday, April 13 at 5:00 pm.

Register by mail - Download and print this registration form
Mail-ordered tickets may be picked up at the workshop or at the concert door until 8:30 pm the night of the show. Your registration will be held at the door, and will not be confirmed by mail.

Register Online - Use the Eventbrite ticket button below. 
If you order your concert ticket and/or register for the workshops online, you will be instructed to print your own ticket and must bring it with you for entrance.

Eventbrite - "Oriental Tableau " 2019 Spring Workshop & Performance

Advanced registration and ticket purchase is strongly encouraged, as we have sold out in previous years.   No refunds for cancellations. Participants will be limited. 

At the request of the artists, videotaping is not allowed at the workshop or the concert.


Workshop and Concert Location

East Lansing Hannah Community Center

Albert A. White Performing Arts Theater
819 Abbott Rd. East Lansing, MI 48823


Preferred Hotel

Fairfield Inn & Suites Lansing at Eastwood 
3320 Preyde Boulevard, Lansing, MI 48912
Special rate of $108.00 per night for nights of 4/12/18 - 4/14/18
Rate expires 3/22/2019
Call 517-374-6500 or book online and use code HABT


Special Guest


Cassandra is recognized as one of the worlds foremost performers and choreographers of Middle Eastern dance. Her artistic intensity, musicality, and technique set her apart from the average performer and has lyrical grace, musical focus, and a sensuous quality of movement that brings mere technique to life.

Through her dedication, devotion, and discipline, Ms. Shore has earned worldwide acclaim from experts in the field as a master teacher, star performer, and creative artist in the field of Middle Eastern dance.

Cassandra embraced Middle Eastern dance in the early 1970s, and in 1975, as a student of Jamila Salimpour. In 1977, Cassandra relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota, for more performing opportunities. She opened The Cassandra School in 1978 in response to numerous requests for classes from women who saw her nightclub performances and were inspired to learn.

You donít want to miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn from this renowned teacher.

Previous Special Guests

2018 - A Shimmy in Time
Special guest: Luna of Cairo

2017 - Tarab: A Dancer's Journey
Special guests: Beata and Horacio Cifuentes

2016 - Visions of Egypt
Special guest: Ruby Beh

2015 - Beyond the Borders
Special guest: Sharon Kihara

2014 - Habibi Raks
Special guest: Dahlena

2013 - Najoum El Raks
Special guest: Mira Betz

2012 - Timeless Dance
Special guest: Roula Said

2011 - Ancient Rhythms
Special guest: John Compton

2010 - Dances of the Ethereal Realm

Special guest: Tamra-henna

2009 - Tribal Reflections
Special guests: Amel Tafsout and Sharon Kihara

2008 - Faddah (25th Anniversary)

Special guests: Cassandra Shore and Nicole LeCorgne

2007 - A Tapestry of Traditions