Haflas (Our Monthly Dance Party!)

Our August Hafla will be
Saturday, August 18!
Join us for the Luau Hafla!

Be sure to put this on the calendar, it is not an event to be missed!

Family friendly event so all are welcome! Bring a luau-themed snack to share. We will have Catherine Ho giving a demonstration on how to open a fresh coconut and will have Luau-themed performances and costuming!

Would you like to perform? Email us at habeebascolumbus@yahoo.com or message us on Facebook! Open to dancers of all styles, levels, and studios! Shop the boutique, dance with your friends, and spend an evening out.

  • $10 at the door; performers $5.00
  • Children age 12 and under are free. (Must be accompanied and attended at the hafla by an adult)
  • Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
  • Dancing starts at 8:00 p.m.
Some ladies from the audience join teachers and students for some bellydance "line dancing" during the April 2011 hafla intermission.

Some ladies from the audience join teachers and students for some bellydance “line dancing” during the April 2011 hafla intermission.

2018 Future Haflas & Themes:

  • October 20, 2018 – Halloween
  • December 15, 2018 – Christmas

What is a hafla? On the third Saturday of every month, we host a “hafla,” or dance party. It’s always a casual, family-friendly event.For the general public, a hafla is a chance for a “different” night out in Columbus… A night out of the ordinary.  It’s an energetic event filled with traditional music and dancing from many world cultures — and some modern interpretations as well. Come enjoy refreshments, and see our students, teachers, and special guests perform. The fun doesn’t stop during intermission. Join us on the dance floor if you’d like!

SetaraFor some of our new students, the hafla is where they have their first “recital.” It’s a chance to show off the beginning choreography they’ve been learning in class.

Performance is never required at Habeeba’s, but if you ever decide you’d like to try it, a good place to start is at the hafla, surrounded by family and friends.

If you’re a dancer and you’d like to perform at an upcoming hafla, call or email us. We are open to dancers of all styles, levels, and studios!

March 2011 hafla performance by Habeeba's elite troupe, Danse Orientale.

March 2011 hafla performance by Habeeba’s elite troupe, Danse Orientale.