Ladies Night With Belly Dancing

Friday, August 18, 2017

It’s Ladies’ Night!!! Join us for a fun night of dancing, drumming, drinks and shimmying your hips! We will begin right at 7.30pm with an action packed show featuring Casey Bond and her Raq Steady drum group and 8 belly dancers! This will be followed by a one hour belly dancing playshop by the world-famous Kaeshi Chai. We know you’ve always wanted to learn how to belly dance — here’s your chance! After that, there is more dancing and more lady fun! We might even bust out the karaoke machine. Drinks for purchase so, we’ve got you. Bring a friend!

$20 per lady for the evening with ONLINE registration
$25 at the door (Save $5 and register ONLINE)
Project Life Center Members: $15 with ONLINE registration

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7:00-7:30pm: Doors open
7:30-8:15pm: Show featuring Casey Bond and her Raq Steady Drum Group (Margie, Sharon, Laura, Sue) plus dancers, Mona Saghri, Adelina, Lizza Hosford, Judy Lin, Ti Gi, Misha Esmeralda, Han and Kaeshi Chai
8:30-9:30pm: Belly Dance Playshop with Kaeshi Chai
9:30-11:00pm: Dance Party and more

“Project Life Center” at 38-02 61st St, Woodside, NY 11377
It is located right next to 61st St station which is served by both the 7 Express subway and the Long Island Railroad. The 7 express (marked by a purple diamond, not a purple circle) runs every 2-3 mins from Times Sq and takes 18-20 mins (Fare is $2.75). The LIRR runs from Penn Station to Woodside and takes 11 mins (Peak fare is $8.75, off-peak is $6.25)

The term “playshop” is a twist on the word “workshop”. Instead of “work” we will “play” with delight using shimmies and ooey gooey melted chocolate moves. This playshop is appropriate for women of all levels from brand new beginners to seasoned pros.

Kaeshi Chai is a world-fusion bellydancer and teacher trainer who co-founded the professional dance company and school, Bellyqueen, and also PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), a global community of artists focused on healing and social change through dance and music. Kaeshi has performed and taught internationally, and is an alumni member of the Bellydance Superstars, and Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution. One of her all time joys is dancing to live music. In addition to her years on stages from Las Vegas and beyond, in 2007 she set up the weekly, ongoing Djam Under Jebon event for dancers and musicians to create and play together in a safe space. She teaches at the Bellyqueen School of Dance and Steps on Broadway. Her mission is to develop bellydance as a stage art and explore its powerful, healing properties. | |

Percussionist Casey Bond just loves “Bringing the doum to the room!” She’s a perennial favorite at bellydance and music festivals like NEATS Camp. Super Fun Dance Camp, Rakkasah East, Golden Fest, and Spring Thing.  She been teaching weekly drum classes for almost a decade, currently at the Momentum School of Music in West Islip, NY. She’s the founder/artistic director for the Raq Steady student ensemble, and her original drum compositions are featured on the CD “Raq Steady: Greatest Hits Volume One.” Casey plays percussion with some of NYC’s coolest bands, such as Carmine & Friends, Scott Wilson & Efendi and The Elias Ladino Ensemble. For more information about weekly drum classes, please visit or contact Casey at