The Second Annual
Something Tribal This Way Comes 2014
January 31-February 2, 2014
Registration opens at Midnight on October 19, 2013!
Workshops and Performances
St. Catherine University's Jeanne d'Arc Auditorium
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota
STTWC is proudly sponsored in part by:
is internationally renowned for her strong technique, dramatic fusion of tribal and cabaret belly dance, tough but compassionate teaching style, and her dedication to raising professional and artistic standards in belly dance. She has taught throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia; and her 2008 instructional DVD, Modern Tribal Bellydance with Asharah, is considered one of the best instructional belly dance DVDs on the market for belly dancers of all styles and levels. She is fiercely dedicated to educating dancers about the history and culture of the Middle East and the evolution and roots of belly dance, as well as fostering creativity and individuality in every dancer. She is certified Level 3 in the Suhaila Salimpour Format, Level 1 in the Jamila Salimpour Format, and holds a B.A. from Princeton University in Near Eastern Studies. After living on the East Coast for 12 years, she now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. She performs regularly with with Beats Antique as a member of Zoe Jakes’ Bhoomi Project as as a guest with the legendary original tribal belly dance troupe, Bal Anat. Read her blog on dance, art, integrity, and business at www.bdpaladin.com
has focused her dance study and performance on the Egyptian Raks Sharqi and Middle Eastern folkloric dances since 1974. Her serious studies began in San Francisco with the legendary performer, Jamila Salimpour, and have continued since 1980 through regular research trips to theMiddle East. Cassandra began her career as a cabaret performer. Since 1984, she has widened the scope of her artistic expression by presenting the dance on the theater stage. In 1989, Cassandra founded Jawaahir Dance Company, dedicated to bringing the rich folkloric heritage of the Middle East to the theater stage as a living art form. She is still serving as Artistic Director and choreographer for the Company. Cassandra is a past recipient of the Minnesota Dance Alliance/McKnight Foundation Resident Choreographer's Award, as well as the MDA/Jerome Foundation Sponsor Pool and Dancer Pool Awards. Cassandra teaches and performs world-wide, and has earned an international reputation as an Oriental dance teacher, researcher, and performer.