Last Friday of the Month at Grove St. PATH Plaza!
FRIDAY - JUNE 29, 2012
This event is family friendly!
Music Selections by COACH ROEBUCK
Born in Brooklyn, now on Staten Island, NY, Naja (Maria Richardson) has been belly dancing since 2002. She has studied under Mariyah of Brooklyn, NY, and from 2004 -2006, was a member of the Alchemy Tribal Collective directed by Sarah Johansson Locke, formerly of Gypsy Caravan of Oregon. Since 2006, she has been a core member of Manhattan Tribal, directed by Mimi Fontana, NYC’s first American Tribal Style® belly dance troupe and Fat Chance Sister Studio®. In 2009, Naja created and is Director of Tribe Hamsa, Staten Island's first ATS belly dance troupe and Fat Chance Sister Studio®.
Naja has performed at LeSouk, NY; Lafayette Grill, NYC; Jebon, NYC; Dance Parade 2007 - 2011, Rakkasah Spring Caravan 2007 – 2012, the northeast’s largest Middle Eastern festival; Cues & Tattoos, Tribal Fest and many other venues throughout the country. In January, 2010, she traveled to Paris to perform with Manhattan Tribal at Festival Bellyfusions. She is Certified, General Skills (2009) and Teacher Training (2010), by Fat Chance Belly Dance® of San Francisco. Naja holds weekly classes teaching American Tribal Style Belly Dance® on Staten Island, NY, and is available to teach at workshops and festivals.
When not teaching or performing with Manhattan Tribal or Tribe Hamsa, Naja is a Records Information Management professional at a major international law firm.
Tap Dancing by:
PAW (Performance Arts Workshop)
Tap Piece : "Jump, Jive and Wail" (Choreography: Jaime Gong; Music: The Brian Setzer Orchestra)
Dancers: Catriona Stevens, Christal Taylor, George Giordanella, Jaime Gong
About: This tap number was choreographed and rehearsed over the course of four weeks. It is a shining example of how the Performing Arts Workshop's programs address the needs of dancers at every level, absolute beginner through advanced. We've had such a great time working towards our first performance and look forward to working on new choreography, and participating in more events like this one!
Enjoy a beautiful day out at Creative Grove Market with the entire family!
FRIDAY JULY 27 - Break Dancing / Capoeira Showcase
After Party for this event at Port-O Lounge!
with DJ EMac on the wheels of steel
Live Percussion by