Saturday April 15, 2023 | 7:30pm

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 ShoMiz DANZE Annual Bellydance Hafla 2023

The Tandava Arts student troupe Whimsical Hips is proud to perform with New York bellydance legend Shoshana Mizell, who presents a dazzling show with dancers to hypnotize you! Raffles, refreshments and OPEN DANCE FLOOR!!!!!

Saturday, April 15th at 7:30PM

Jorday Rivera's Dance Studio

102-19 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY

$17.85 Admission on Eventbrite

Saturday, May 20, 2023 | Noon-7pm

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17th Annual Dance Parade and Festival

The Tandava Arts student troupe Whimsical Hips goes  

#BeyondtheZone, as we 

sashay down Sixth Avenue with thousands of multinational dancers in this annual event.

In 2019 our beautiful dancers were featured on the cover of the Daily News article on this event. 

Don't miss this year's offering—! 

Join us as we perform  

a traditional Egyptian Cane Dance (Raqs Assaya) choreographed by Mahin of Phoenix, twirling our canes through the heart of Greenwich Village and performing at the DanceFest at Tompkins Square Park!  !

100+ Unique styles of dance - The World's largest display of cultural diversity!

The Parade starts at 17th Street & Sixth Ave, proceeds south to 8th Street, and heads east to Tompkins Square Park. 

Free and open to the public!

Saturday, May 27, 2023 | [TBA]

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Theater for the New City's Lower East Side Festival for the Arts

Once again the beautiful Tandava Arts student troupe, Whimsical Hips, delights audiences at Theater for the New City in their venerable Lower East Side Festival, joining a wide variety of artists from actors, singers, comedians, performance artists, and more!

Saturday, May 27th noon to 11pm

Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue & 10th Street, NYC

Free and open to the public!

Saturday, July 8, 2023 | [TBA]

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12th Annual WitchsFest USA — A Pagan Faire

Since the beginning of this magickal event twelve years ago, Whimsical Hips has been a favorite act, joining transcendent musicians, vocalists, and performance artists. Not to be missed!

Saturday, July 8th noon to 5pm

Astor Place, NYC

Free and open to the public!

Past Events

Sunday, February 26, 2023 5-8pm 

Türkiye/Syria Earthquake Fundraiser—Live Music & Dance, Special Raffle

Help Support Türkiye & Syria at this Special  ShimmyCare Fundraiser Event!!

Sunday, February 26th 5-8pm

Secret Room
707 8th Avenue
btw 44 & 45 Streets

$20 in advance

$25 at the door

2 food or drink minimum
Browse the menu

On February 6th a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the border region between Turkey and Syria, followed nine hours later by a horrific 7.5-magnitude aftershock.

This was the most powerful earthquake the region has seen in almost a century. The horrifying death toll has soared past 20,000, with freezing temperatures and snow falling.

Relief organizations are working diligently to support the rapidly changing needs on the ground as the devastation continues to unfold. Rescue teams are working in the hardest-hit areas where survivors remain trapped under rubble.


100% of funds raised from ticket/raffle sales and donations for this evening of live performances will go these accredited on-the-ground relief efforts in Türkiye & Syria:

Featuring performances by:

Rachid Halihal
Scott Wilson
Umut Yaşmut
Enis Ozguner
Carol Tandava
Kazuki Kozuru-Salifoska
Casey Bond
   and more!

This evening will be an event to remember!

Adding to the excitement will be a special raffle with unique items from the world of Middle Eastern Dance & Music, including:

Musical Instruments
Works of Art
Limited Edition CDs
Dance & Music Lessons
   and more!

Immerse yourself in the music and dance of this region as we join together to support them in this time of desperate need. 

 Saturday, February 18, 2023 8-10pm 

Carol Tandava Performs with Samira & the El Najoum Dancers

SAMIRA and the El Najoum Dancers present:


Saturday, February 18th at 8 PM

Attitudes In Motion Dance Studio
756 Old Bethpage Road
Old Bethpage, NY 11803

$20 Cover Charge 

Sunday, October 31, 2022 3pm-midnight

Halloween Performance!

The Tandava Arts Student Troupe Whimsical Hips will be performing at Theater for the New City

After a two-year hiatus, Whimsical Hips is back in FULL FORCE!!

I'm so proud of these incredible ladies who have taken on the challenge of live performance at this quintessential NYC Halloween event that featuring acts from theater to circus arts to music to dance to a scream contest!

Theater for the New City has brought thrills and chills to Halloween for over 45 years!

Whimsical Hips is honored to be performing TWICE at this spectacular event!

The afternoon performance will be at 3:45pm on the OUTDOOR STAGE on East 10th Street between First & Second Avenues.

The evening performance will be at 10:45pm as part of CABARET.

And best of all, admission is FREE, FREE, FREE!!

Check out all the details on Theater for the New City's event page.

(And, by the way, Halloween is my birthday so we'll go out to celebrate after!)