Saffron Dance is the best part of my week, my month, my year! -Judy

We know you all are on the edge of your seats awaiting photos from this weekend's "Casbah" show.  We don't have them all ready for you quite yet, so until then enjoy these sneak peeks!  

Photos by Brinley Jones.


If you read Saffron's Mission & Values, you'll notice that "community" and "collaboration" are two of our five Core Values.  We aim to use these values as guidelines by which we make decisions, design our programming, and conceptualize our role as a studio.  This weekend we hosted "Wanderlust," a very special Salla show that perfectly reflected the values of community and collaboration and reminded me of why we make it a point to recognize the importance of these ideals.


This weekend we were honored to welcome the world-renowened artist and current director of the Bellydance Superstars, Moria Chappell, to Saffron for workshops and for what was a magical Salla show on Saturday evening.  Reflecting on the night I am filled with pride once again to see how many talented artists we are able to support at Saffron.  From faculty, to students, to friends of the studio, this Salla showcased the spirit of collaboration and community that is so integral to our identity as a business.  I hope you enjoy these sneak peak images from the evening's performances.


Show Reflections

  • by Saphira
  • Mar 18, 2014

Coming off an evening as dynamic as that of Sunday night's Winter Showcase always forces me into self and studio reflection.  It's no secret that show day was an extremely intense and adrenaline-filled experience for us as a community.  But each time we do a show together, and particularly when we launch a new venue, I am completely and utterly amazed at the team we have to execute a full length dance production.  Within a two hour period, we raised a stage complete with 12 ft black backdrop, professional lighting, multiple-camera videography, and created a seating environment for our 200 closest friends and family in preparation for a very exciting evening for dancers & guests.


Returning to Your Roots

  • by Saphira
  • Feb 07, 2014

I can’t begin to express how excited I am to return to the Kennedy Center for this evening's Alvin Ailey performance.  The Alvin Ailey Dance Company has been an inspiration to me personally and an influence on me artistically since I first saw them when I began my own modern dance journey at the age of 13. That’s right Saffronitas, I actually had a dance life before belly dance!  So much of why I fell in love the genre of work that Alvin Ailey reflects has also been evident in my journey for belly dance as an art form.