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Calendar of Events


Oasis Dance Camp

Oasis Dance Camp, since 1985, the longest-running residential retreat for the study of Middle Eastern Dance.


Arabic Music Retreat

Founded in 1997, the Arabic Music Retreat features instruction in all  facets of Arabic music – including technique, theory, and repertoire.  It is considered the premier Arabic music program in the United States.

Led by internationally renowned musician Simon Shaheen, the Retreat  brings world-class instruction of Arabic music to the campus of Mount  Holyoke College in the town of South Hadley, in western Massachusetts.  The event takes place each summer, when the campus is quiet and in its  full summer glory.

Zulaika is a member of the staff.


Welcoming Burien Event

Everyone is invited to the Welcoming Burien event in Burien Town Square Park on Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. This free event will feature: Come play with us! The Highline Heritage  Museum will offer an array of multicultural games from around the world,  including Lotería!

Zulaika will be performing Dances from the Arab World @ 11:30am


Layali Banat - Girls' Night!

Layali Banat, “Girls’ Night”

A Fundraiser for Steamboat Dance Theater
Sunday, September 25th
4-6:30 PM
$10 Suggested Donation
Steamboat Fit, 385 Anglers Dr., Suite D

Enjoy an afternoon of hospitality, entertainment, and festivity reminiscent of a Middle Eastern woman’s party.  Bring a snack to share (water, lemonade, and mint tea will be provided), a pillow for sitting on the floor, and a hip scarf if you have one. The afternoon includes a short performance featuring Zulaika. You will be treated a lesson on women’s Khaliji dancing (Saudi Arabia & Kuwait) using the beautiful dancing caftan Thobe Nashal (several will be provided to share) and basic Belly Dance moves so you can groove to the latest Arabic beats!  Women and girls of all ages are welcome. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.



7-9pm PT

Cornish Playhouse

"Arabic, Persian, and Central Asian Dance"

Northwest Folklife, Seattle WA



5:15-6:15pm, PT

Armory Court Stage

"Journey Along The Nile"

Northwest Folklife, Seattle WA


Online Workshop

Zulaika presented an introductory workshop on traditional Arab dances to students and their professors.

Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA


Performance & Lecture Demonstration

Zulaika entertained the residents with a Multi-Media presentation on Arab music and dance which included audience participation in addtion to performing several different Arab traditional dances. 

University House, Issaquah, WA



Arabian Nights - An Evening of Arab Music and Dance Performances by Zulaika, Mirabai, and House of Tarab. 

Aljoya Thorton Place, Seattle, WA 


Lecture Demonstration

Zuliaka presentes an interactive and multi media presentation on Arab music and dance.

Aljoya Thorton Place, Seattle, WA


Virtual Presentation

Virtual Seattle Arab Festival

Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

Two Presentations: Arab Traditional Dances, Arab Traditional Folkwear


Algerian Tour

13 days - Algeirs to Sahara and back!

A tour of Algeria with native Algerian and dancer Amel Tafsout to experience the history and culture of the country. Locations will include Algiers, Kabilya, Constantine, Timgad, Biskra, El Oued, Ghardaia, and Bou Saad.

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