The Saltanah Dancers: Joyful, Enchanting Belly Dance for your Celebrations of all Kinds! We provide an exciting world class, elegant, beautiful belly dance show to suit your event. Inspirations combine elements of Egyptian, Oriental, Folkloric, Persian, Spanish and World Fusion dances. We incorporate Veils, Fan Veils, Candle Tray and Cane, Scintillating Solos and Group Choreography with 1-3 glamorous belly dancers in dazzling costumes. Each performer has a minimum of ten years dance experience. Ask about live music with Sadaqah Middle Eastern Ensemble! Check out our ongoing performances at Cleopatra Cafe, Santa Fe Bandstand on the Plaza, and more! We look forward to making your event truly memorable.
The Saltanah Dancers delivering a birthday cake at a private party, December 2013
July 2014 Events
Announcing our new series, "First Thursdays at Cleopatra Cafe"!!!!!!!
Each month this summer, we will feature a different guest dancer to join the Saltanah Dancers' show on the 1st Thursday...what a treat!
July 3rd—Eric Salazar of ABQ
August 7th—Michelle al Farfesha of ABQ
September 4th— Amaya of ABQ
All Thursdays—July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st at Cleopatra Cafe, 6:30–8:30 PM
The Saltanah Dancers—Deborah, Michelle and Areena—perform an ever-evolving
belly dance show weekly! On July 3rd, we will feature incredible guest dancer, Eric Salazar of Albuquerque. Don't miss this unique show! On July 17th, Bryana Pacheco of the Habibis joins Michelle and Areena! Delicious Middle Eastern cuisine, beer and wine, and baklava. No cover charge. 3482 Zafarano Drive, next to Regal Theater. 505-474-5644. cleopatrasantafe.com
Sunday July 20th, MonoMundo, 1–3:30 PM
MonoMundo! Dance Festival on the Santa Fe Bandstand on the Plaza!
Diverse dance performances including Areena Estul of the Saltanah Dancers along with the Habibis (the advanced student troupe of Saltanah Studios). They will perform their set from 2:15-2:30! Free!
Saturday, July 26th, "Kisses from Cairo Oriental Showcase" featuring Luna of Cairo, Teatro Paraguas, 7:30-9:30 PM
Join us for a spectacular evening of bellydance with amazing guest dancer Luna of Cairo, the Saltanah Dancers, and special guests. (As part of the Luna of Cairo workshop weekend!) Tickets are $15. 3205 Calle Marie.
Thursday, July 31st, "Salaam~Shalom: A Cultural Celebration for Peace," The Farmer's Market Pavillion, 4:30-6:00 PM
Salaam~Shalom is an opportunity to support Creativity for Peace, enjoy tasty Middle Eastern hors d'oeuvres, and meet the 2014 Creativity for Peace young women. Music provided by Rumelia and dancing by The Saltanah Dancers. Cash bar also available.
Advance tickets online for $25 each. 1607 Paseo de Peralta. creativityforpeace.com
August 2014 Events
All Thursdays—August 7th, 14th, 21nd & 28th at Cleopatra Cafe, 6:30–8:30 PM
The Saltanah Dancers—Deborah, Michelle and Areena—perform their weekly
belly dance show throughout the summer! On August 7th, we will feature beautiful guest dancer, Michelle al Farfesha of Albuquerque. Don't miss this fun show! Delicious Middle Eastern cuisine, beer and wine, and baklava. No cover charge. 3482 Zafarano Drive, next to Regal Theater. 505-474-5644. cleopatrasantafe.com
Wednesday, August 13th, Santa Fe Bandstand, 7–7:15 PM
The Saltanah Dancers perform at the 2014 Santa Fe Bandstand for the sixth year in a row! This year we perform between Mala Maña's all women drum ensemble and New Mexico's own Round Mountain. It will be a sensational evening for dancing, so come out and enjoy your home town! Free on the Santa Fe Plaza. santafebandstand.org
Joyful Belly Dance classes for all levels continue at DanceSpace Santa Fe!!!!!
~The Saltanah Dancers
Exciting Upcoming Belly Dance Workshops!
LUNA of Cairo in Santa Fe—July 26th & 27th, 2014
Luna is coming to Santa Fe and is being sponsored by Michelle Leigh Odom of the Saltanah Dancers. Michelle studied with Luna during her trip to Cairo in January 2012, and she is honored to host her in New Mexico for a full 7-hour workshop weekend.
The workshop sizes are limited, so CLICK HERE to register and ensure participation!
We also teach classes and workshops for all levels at DanceSpace Santa Fe!
Saturdays, 10:30–noon is beginning!
Wednesdays, 5:30–7pm is intermediate!
Fridays is the advanced choreography, student troupe class, by permission only!
Check the class schedule page for more detailed information...
Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm!
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