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JBelly School of RAQ: 2nd Annual Student Showcase: بطيخ
JBelly School of RAQ: 2nd Annual Student Showcase: بطيخ

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Manhattan Movement & Arts Center

JBelly School of RAQ: 2nd Annual Student Showcase: بطيخ

بطيخ (bat-teekh) = Watermelon

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03 mar 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. GMT-5

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 W 60th St, New York, NY 10023, USA


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JBelly School of RAQ: 2nd Annual Student Showcase  |  presents: بطيخ (bat-teekh) = Watermelon 

The symbol of the watermelon is powerful, the fruit that bears the colors of the flag of Palestine: red, white, green and black. Our simple yet beautiful way to show support to Palestine. 

WHERE: Manhattan Movement Arts Center 


6:00pm | Doors Open

6:30pm | Opening + Solos, Duet's and Trios 

7:15pm | Guest Break 15 Minutes (Enjoy Drinks, Stretch Your Legs, Shop, Dance in Isles) 

7:30 - 8:30pm | The JBelly Jewels, Intructors, and Guest Artists 

SHOW COST:  *Tickets are non-refundable.

  • $30 VIP Seating (first 3 rows of elevated seating) 
  • $22 General Admission ($25 at the Door If Seats are Availalbe) 
  • $22 Orchestra Seating will be Opened Once Other Seats Have Been Filled 

MENU: Beer, Wine and Prosecco will be available for purchase. 

SHOP:  Hip Skirts, Veils, JBelly Tops and More for Sale 

PHOTOS AND VIDEO:  Please tage @jbellyburn for soical media posts. You are welcome to capture what you like.

Live Music feat. 

Guest Performances

  • Raks Al Zahra Director Natalie Nazario - @natalie_hayat
  • Elizabeth Khard - @elizabeth_khard &

JBelly School of RAQ: Intructor Performances

  • Creator/Director of JBelly School of RAQ: Janelle Jalila Issis @jbellyburn
  • Vintage Classic Instructor: Layla Isis @laylaisis
  • Saidi Instructor: Laura Diaz @laurabellydancer
  • Beginner Class Instructor: Gloria Mendoza @glrmndz

JBelly Jewels (Dancers, Soloist, Duets)

  • Soloists:  Fukuko, Tina, Ruthie, Rachel, Tiana, Nyanna, Dezere, Ilma, Zakeya, Victoria, and Haleema
  • Duets:  Nikki & Lorena  |  Natalia & Veronica
  • Trio: Claudia, Jude, & Gabriela

JBelly School of RAQ - Student Works:

  • Weekly Student Spotlight Number by Janelle Issis  
  • Sha'abi Girl MASHUP by Janelle Issis 
  • Vintage Classic Veil by Layla Isis 
  • Raqs Al Assaya (Cane Dance) Saidi by Laura Diaz 
  • Finalé - Modern Raqs & Drum Solo Production by Janelle Issis 


  • VIP Seating

    The VIP section is Row A, B and C of the theater. These are located behind the Orchestra section and are elevated. VIP seating is first come first serve within the section.

    USD 30.00
    Comisión de servicio: +USD 0.75
    Entradas agotadas
  • General Admission

    $22 pre-sale, $25 at the door | General Admission tickets are between rows D - J of the theater. These seats are elevated one row from the next. There is a nice view from each row and seat. Please sit anywhere in this section no matter what seat you choose during checkout. General Admission (first come first serve).

    USD 22.00
    Comisión de servicio: +USD 0.55
    Entradas agotadas
  • Orchestra Seating

    This section is level to the stage. This is the first 3 rows of seating in the theater closest to the stage. Seating is at a first come first serve basis in this section. If you purchase this ticket you may only choose a seat in the Orchestra section.

    USD 25.00
    Comisión de servicio: +USD 0.63
    Entradas agotadas

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