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Jawaahir Dance Company and The Cassandra School

3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis MN 55406   [Map]   [Directions]
USA
612-872-6050
http://www.jawaahir.org/
Jawaahir Dance Company and The Cassandra School 
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-872-6050

genmanager@jawaahir.org
Jawaahir is the premier professional Middle Eastern dance company in the Midwest. Since its founding in 1989 by Artistic Director Cassandra Shore, Jawaahir has grown to 18 members and has performed throughout the Midwest (including Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Michigan) as well as in California, Texas, and New York. The Company has established a seasonal concert series in Minneapolis, presented hundreds of formal and community concerts, including free performances at area schools and universities, libraries, city parks, and cultural festivals. Jawaahir has hosted more than 85 guest artists, including distinguished dancers, choreographers, composers, and musicians from the Middle East, and has collaborated and/or performed with over 30 regional performing arts groups. The Cassandra School, the teaching arm of Jawaahir, offers year- round classes in Middle Eastern dance for levels ranging from beginning to professional. These classes (over 20 per week) incorporate all relevant aspects of the dance, music, and culture. The regular classes serve the seven-county metro area and are sought by students from across the United States who have relocated expressly to study with Cassandra and the school. In response to student demand, The Cassandra School added classes in Bloomington and St. Paul.
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