Rillito Raqs

Autumn Festival | October 18-20,2019

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Xanadu Dance Studio is pleased to present, Rillito Raqs, a festival featuring Helena Vlahos & Gamal Gomaa! This incredible weekend will be packed full of a variety of workshops, performances, and vending. Friday night we will kick off the weekend with a Meet & Greet Hafla and Showcase, including performance opportunities for workshop participants & students. Saturday we will have workshops with Helena Vlahos, Gamal Gomaa, and DeVilla, followed by our evening gala show. The Rillito Raqs Evening Gala will feature local dancers, as well as visiting dancers from California, Nevada and Washington. The weekend will end on Sunday with an extended workshop focusing on dancing to live drum from Helena Vlahos & Gamal Gomaa!


Veil with helena Vlahos

Saturday, October 19th | 10:00-12:00p | PCC West Campus, Procenium Theater, 2202 W Anklam Rd

Egyptian drum basics with gamal gomaa

Saturday, October 19th | 1:00-3:00p | PCC West Campus, Procenium Theater, 2202 W Anklam Rd

Stage makeup 101 with devilla

Saturday, October 19th | 3:00-5:00p | PCC West Campus, Procenium Theater, 2202 W Anklam Rd

Dancing to live drum with Helena Vlahos & Gamal Gomaa

Sunday, October 20th | 10:00-3:00p (with a lunch break) | Arizona Ballet Theater, 2512 E 6th St

Friday Meet & Greet Hafla

Friday, October 18th | 7:00 PM | Location TBA

Come party with our guest stars, Helena Vlahos & Gamal Gomaa, to kick off the weekend! This special hafla will be a fabulous evening filled with great food, performances, group dancing, and activities. Anyone participating in the weekend workshops is invited to sign up to perform. Throughout the evening, there will be performances opportunities; if you are looking to perform as a soloist or a group, fill out the form below to sign-up!

Rillito Raqs Gala Show

Saturday, October 19th | Doors @ 7:30 | Show @ 8:00 | Pima Community College Center for the Arts (2202 W. Anklam Rd)


Xanadu Dance Studio is pleased to present, Rillito Raqs Gala Show. Join us for a wonderful evening of dance & live music. We will also have a fun selection of local & Egyptian vendors for shopping before and after the show. Our line-up includes:

  • Guest stars Helena Vlahos & Gamal Gomaa

  • The Xanadu Dance Company

  • DeVilla and the Sekhmets

  • Shimmy Sister Kate

  • Ashtalea & Ah Ya Helu

  • and many more!

    You do not want to miss this wonderful evening of dance!