Aziza in Buffalo, NY!

In honor of Faaria's 20th anniversary of teaching belly dance in Buffalo, NY, we are celebrating by hosting Aziza of Montreal for a weekend of workshops and a gala show!

June 9th, 10th and 11th, 2023. Check out the weekend schedule below!

Oasis Dance Center presents Aziza in Buffalo, NY!

 

We are thrilled to host one of the brightest stars of belly dance right in our hometown in honor of Faaria's 20th anniversary of teaching belly dance. Join us for an inspiring weekend of dance in Buffalo!

 

Weekend Schedule

 

Friday, June 9th, 2023 - 7-9pm (2 hrs)

HANDS, ARMS AND POSES (15 spots only!)

An intimate master class with Aziza hosted at our studio! Drills, exercises and combinations to add expression, intention and integrity to your performance using hands and arms.

Location: Oasis Dance Center

 

Saturday, June 10th, 2023 - 10am-12pm

FLUIDITY IN TRANSITIONS

One of the topics she is most famous for, Aziza shares her secrets of seamless fluid

transitions.

Location: Milton J. Brounshidle Post Ballroom

 

Saturday, June 10th, 2023 - 1-3pm

VEIL CHOREOGRAPHY

Aziza will share her latest sassy retro inspired veil concoction full of drama, humour, and MAGIC! 

Location: Milton J. Brounshidle Post Ballroom

 

Saturday, June 10th, 2023 - 7pm

GALA SHOW

Join us for a gala show featuring AZIZA and special guest performers! 

Location: Milton J Brounshidle Post Ballroom

*Tickets for the show ($15 each) will go on sale in January 2023 and are not included in the workshop weekend registration.

 

Sunday, June 11th, 2023 - 9:30am - 11am 

GALABEYA BRUNCH

Throw on your fanciest galabeya and head to the venue early for light brunch fare, good conversation, and delicious espresso drinks handmade by barista Jacob prior to our last workshop of the weekend!

Location: Milton J. Brounshidle Post Ballroom

 

Sunday, June 11th, 2023 - 11am-2pm

BIG FANCY ORIENTAL CHOREOGRAPHY

Aziza’s most recent epic choreography, including a dramatic veil intro and folkloric styling for the stage.

Location: Milton J. Brounshidle Post Ballroom

Workshop and Show Locations

Friday's master class will take place at our studio, Oasis Dance Center.

26 Webster Street, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 

Enjoy this intimate master class with Aziza in our beautiful studio! We look forward to welcoming you to our dance home.

All events Saturday and Sunday will take place at the Milton J. Brounshidle Post Ballroom

3354 Delaware Ave, Kenmore, NY 14217

Lovely hardwood floors, a huge room and a raised stage for Aziza make this a wonderful workshop location! We are excited to host you here. 

 

Early Bird Pricing

ALL WORKSHOPS including Friday's master class: $365 (early bird ends Jan 15th, 2023. $399 after Jan 15th)

 

WEEKEND PACKAGE - Saturday and Sunday's workshops: $265 (early bird ends Jan 15th, 2023. $299 after Jan 15th)

 

GALA SHOW - tickets will go on sale in January 2023 , $15 each

BIPOC and MENAHT dancers, please use the code "BIPOCMENAHT" at checkout for BIPOC/MENAHT rates.

 

At this time, single day passes and single workshop passes are not available.

 

Sorry, no refunds unless event is cancelled by the hosts. If you need to sell your spot, please contact Kenzie. 

 

QUESTIONS? Reach out to Kenzie - kenziebellydance@gmail.com 

Coming from out of town?

Buffalo is a short drive from Toronto, Rochester, Syracuse, Cleveland and Pittsburgh! We often say that "everything in Buffalo is at most a 20 minute drive" and it's true! You can't really go wrong with where you're staying, but here are a few suggestions for hotels:

Home2 Suites by Hilton Amherst Buffalo

3820 Ridge Lea Rd, Amherst, NY 14228

8 minute drive

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tonawanda

2400 Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda, NY 14150

1o minute drive

Staybridge Suites - Amherst

1290 Sweet Home Rd, Amherst, NY 14228

13 minute drive

Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo Downtown/Canalside

One Canalside, 125 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203

16 minute drive

The Westin Buffalo

250 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202

17 minute drive

 

Buffalo is gorgeous in the summer! There is so much to do, and so much good food to eat. Here are some local places to get you started...

Local attractions:

Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House

Canalside

Niagara Falls

Coming with kids? Explore and More: The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum

Restaurants:

Ghada Have It

Falafel Bar 

India Gate

PIZZA... oh yeah, we've got good pizza here. Try Bocce's or LaNova.

How can you come to Buffalo without getting wings? While Google searches might lead you to believe that Duff's and the Anchor Bar are the best in chicken wings, those places are more for tourists! Try out Gabriel's Gate in Allentown or Bar Bill. Real Buffalo wings come with blue cheese, not ranch. ;)

It's no secret that Kenzie loves donuts, and donut lovers coming to town HAVE to stop by Donut Kraze. Right down the street from the studio on Main St in Tonawanda!

We can't wait to see you and dance with you with Aziza in Buffalo!

Questions? Reach out to Kenzie! kenziebellydance@gmail.com