Safiya Nawaar Middle Eastern Dance Company

Why book Safiya Nawaar Middle Eastern Dance Company?

Indulge yourself in an exciting journey into the exotic lands of the Middle East, through Classical and Folkloric dance native to the regions of Arabia and North Africa. Lose yourself in the swirling of silk veils, the jingle of Kuchi coins and bells, and the hypnotic movements of dancers performing one of the worlds most ancient art forms.

Safiya Nawaar MEDC is well known for their traditional elegance, mesmerizing choreographies, and exciting theatrical performances.

Specializing in:
Corporate Events
Themed Parties
Traditional Middle Eastern Weddings/ Zeffa Processions
High Quality, Elegant, Family Friendly Entertainment
Ladies Night Out Parties

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Reviews

Wonderful and Accommodating

Safiya was absolutely wonderful. She was very flexible in working with the chaos of trying to surprise my husband for his birthday. Our sound system wasn't the best and some of Safiya's music was drowned out by the noise of the room, but she took it all in good grace and did an amazing job of adjusting her performance. My husband was truly surprised and the whole party had a wonderful time. Thank you again.

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Reviewer: Jacqui S.
Event: Birthday Party in Jeffersonville, IN
Event Date: Mar 3, 2012
Hired As: Belly Dancer

Response from Safiya Nawaar Middle Eastern Dance Company:

You are very welcome Jacqui! It was a pleasure :) You were a great group to dance for!

Just a note to all who read this, sound system problems are the bane of a dancer (and we often run into them), it is always a good idea to try out your sound system ahead of time to make sure it WILL be loud enough, and if you do have problems, let ME know ahead of time and I can bring a big radio to the party!

Authentic and Fantastic......

Safiya performed at the Bowling Green International Festival this September 2011. We have gone to the Festival every year for the past 6 years and have always enjoyed the entertainment.

My wife is from Egypt and was really impressed with Safiya's performance. She used mostly traditional music and her personality on stage and her movements were very authentic. You'd almost think SHE was Arabic. We enjoyed her dancing so much we have decided to hire her to perform at our upcoming wedding anniversary celebration.

We took the time to talk with Safiya at the end of her show and have already booked her!

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Reviewer: Christopher W.
Event: Festival in Bowling Green, KY
Event Date: Sep 24, 2011

Very Entertaining, very authentic......

I had the pleasure to attend a show at Natasha's Bistro in Lexington where the Safiya Nawaar Dance Company put on an hour long show. While some of the dancers were obviously students not professionals, the show all in all was Excellent! Safiya did most of the dances and her she was just mesmerizing on the stage. Most of the performances were very authentic Arabic Belly Dance, but they did have a few other styles of dance that were Middle Eastern influenced but not authentic. My wife and I really enjoyed the show, and plan to keep our eyes open for when they do it again, it was well worth my time and money.

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Reviewer: Anthony R.
Event: Concert Venue in Lexington, KY
Event Date: Apr 29, 2011

Excellant Performer...

I hired Safiya to dance at my wedding anniversary party, my wife wanted an Arabian Nights themed party and we thought a belly dancer would be perfect. Safiya was a little more expensive than what I wanted to pay, but after shopping around I realized she was the one we wanted. She was very professional and asked a lot of questions about our party and what we wanted. Her performance was exceptional, she was very entertaining and my guests just loved the show. I would definitely recommend her to anyone interested in having a beautiful dancer at their party.

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Reviewer: Jake H.
Organization: Physical Therapist
Event: Anniversary Party in Lexington, KY
Event Date: Jul 2, 2011
Hired As: Belly Dancer, Dancer, Middle Eastern Entertainment

Elegant and Professional Entertainer

I hired Safiya to perform at my fathers 75th birthday party. She was on time, dressed in a very beautiful costume and ready to perform when we needed her. I had also hired a live band at the last minute and she was able to dance to their music without any prior notice. At the end of her performance she had everyone on the floor dancing.

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Reviewer: Lisa P.
Event: Birthday Party in Versailles, KY
Event Date: Jul 9, 2011
Hired As: Belly Dancer

Review by Rebecca C. G.

Safiya performed the ending dance at the 6th annual Peace & Global Citizenship Fair (May 14, Lexington, KY). It was a lovely dance. She then invited people to join her in a simple dance - this was a lot of fun. She is a most gracious and dependable person. I'm glad that she is part of our community.

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Reviewer: Rebecca C. G.
Organization: BCTC
Event: Festival in Lexington, KY
Event Date: May 14, 2011
Hired As: Belly Dancer, Dance Instructor, Middle Eastern Entertainment

Review by Theresa W.

We love Safiya's performances. Safiya is a joy to watch. Audiences love to watch Safiya perform and it is a very classy performance. The best of the best in the Middle Eastern Dancing! Safiya has performed at three of Solaris Art's Art Shows and people enjoy watching Safiya perform.

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Reviewer: Theresa W.
Organization: Solaris Art
Event: Fundraiser in Versailles, KY
Event Date: Mar 12, 2011
Hired As: Belly Dancer

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 10 - 120 minutes
  • Fee: $225-1750
  • Insurance: $1,000,000 - Full liability coverage available.
  • Languages: English

Overview

Indulge yourself in an exciting journey into the exotic lands of the Middle East, through Classical and Folkloric dance native to the regions of Arabia and North Africa. Lose yourself in the swirling of silk veils, the jingle of Kuchi coins and bells, and the hypnotic movements of dancers performing one of the worlds most ancient art forms.

In the Middle East it is often said, " A party doesn't start till the Belly Dancers arrive." Make your special occasion one to be remembered and talked about for years to come!

Additional Booking Notes

Safiya can Provide Music for her performances on either iPod or CD, but also can perform with a live band if you wish to provide one.
Some of the bands Safiya has performed with in the past are:
Alma Gitana
The Mike Gregian Ensamble
Eddie Osama
Tree of Life
The Kakias Family Band

Safiya Nawaar Middle Eastern Dance Company

Safiya Nawaar is a much sought after Middle Eastern Belly Dance Artist, instructor and choreographer located in Lexington, Kentucky. Since relocating to Kentucky in late 2009, Safiya has become a local favorite among the Middle Eastern community in the Greater Lexington Area. She is quickly becoming one of the most recognized performers of Traditional Raqs Sharqi in the Blue Grass State, and continues to gain popularity throughout the Eastern United States with every public performance that she takes part in.

With grace and style, she enthralls and captivates audiences of all ages and ethnicities, and is well known for her artistic flair and challenging use of props such as veils, sword, zills/sagat, Wings of Isis, Assaya/Cane, Moroccan Tray and Shemadan. Her area of expertise lies firmly rooted in performing improvisational dance that comes from the heart and soul of the dancer, which makes every solo performance unique. Safiya was the featured performing artist at Petra, Lexington's former premair Mediteranian Restaurant. As well as the featured performer at Casablanca Hookah lounge in downtown Lexington.

Involved in the Performing Arts her entire life, she feels fortunate to have many years of Classical Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Theatrical dance as a solid foundation before getting involved in belly dance. Her specialties include Raqs Sharqi, Egyptian, Lebanese and Turkish Oriental, Vintage Oriental, Turkish Rroma, Classical Persian and Tribal Fusion. She prides herself not only in the more traditional forms of Raqs Sharqi, but also in the conception of her own modern fusion of Belly dance, utilizing all the elements from her diverse dance education.

Formerly from Central Florida, where her career as a performer and instructor began, she could be seen in a number of prominent venues located throughout the State. Prior to becoming a teacher in her own right, she was the troupe Captain of the ‘Benat Sharkein Dancers’.

Although Safiya has been a dancer her entire life, her first experience with Oriental Dance opened her eyes to a whole new way to express herself artistically. The earthy appeal of Folkloric, the ethereal sensuality of the Veil, and the sweetness of the Beledi drew her into Belly dance and all that it had to offer.

While studying under the Yamir sisters, Safiya began regularly attending workshops and seminars, as well as private lessons, taught by an eclectic mix of renowned instructors and performers such as Fahtiem, Amaya, Morocco, Raffa, Virginia, Amir Thaleb, Jihan Jamal, Yousry Sharif, Artemis Mourat, Ansuya, Jim Boz, Karen Barbee, Leyla Jouvana, Zaina Hart, Zhaleh Fereshteh, Tarik Sultan, Gina, Kamaal, Habiba, Tamalyn Dallal, Rachel Brice, Aradia, John Compton, Sadie Marquart, Karim Nagi and many others. She believes you never stop learning, and continues to pursue a widely varied education in the art of both traditional and modern Dance Oriental.

Influences & Inspiration

Safiya performs Classical and Modern Egyptian Raqs Sharqi, Egyptain Folkloric, Lebanese and Turkish Oriental, Classical Persian and Tribal Fusion.

Setup Requirements

Stereo System Compatible for playing Music on CD

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