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BGC's "Shaking It To The East"

A Ladies Day Out Event in New Jersey!

A Belly Dance Fundraiser in NJ!

Great rainy day indoor activity!

Yes!! We are still having the event Saturday morning!!

Come Pay at the Door!! (We also will have raffles!) It's on!

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Elite dancer Tarik Sultan will perform Raqs Baladi (Egyptian folkdance/belly dance) and give a beginner's belly dance lesson for a fundraiser in central New Jersey. Check-in is at 10:30 a.m. (dancing starts at 11 a.m. sharp) for the Brown Girls Club's "Shaking It To The East" fundraiser. This event also features an Oriental Bazaar of tricky tray raffles.

"Shaking It To The East" will be at Funktion Dance Complex, 4260 U.S. Highway 1, Monmouth, New Jersey. Proceeds from this event will benefit Raices Cultural Center in New Brunswick, NJ. Raices is a not-for-profit organization that produces events to celebrate and preserve Caribbean cultures.

Tricky Tray Raffle: Items include locally made and imported jewelry, cosmetics, DVDs, and women's clothing. Block of tickets available for $5 or $10 or individual tickets sold for $3.

About Tarik Sultan: Tarik is a writer, choreographer, teacher and performer of Raqs Sharqi (theatrical Oriental dance) and Raqs Baladi (Egyptian folk dance); both of which are commonly referred to as "belly dance" in the West. He regularly performs and teaches in New York City and Jersey City. Tarik began studying Oriental dance in 1985 as a protege of renowned artist Morocco and has studied throughout North Africa and the Near East. He has taught and/or performed in Egypt, Morocco, the U.K., Japan, Australia, Argentina and Trinidad & Tobago. In the States, he has performed at Lincoln Center, The United Nations, The Museum of Natural History in addition to New York City nightclub performances at Casbah Rouge, Mehenata Horus, The Habibi Lounge, LeSouk and Feluca. Finally, Tarik is one of the foremost writers on the genre of Oriental Dance.

About The Brown Girls Club: Founded by Jeana Bowling in 2009, The Brown Girls Club or BGC is a women's social group that hosts private and public events. The group's mission is to encourage its members to "try new things" and, more importantly, to enjoy what life offers. "Shaking It To The East" is a public event.

What Should You Wear/Bring?

  • Comfortable workout clothes.
  • Comfortable socks (or have a pedicure since belly dance is usually performed barefoot).
  • Money for the Oriental Bazaar (raffles!).
  • Bottle of Water.

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This form of dance is a low-impact form of exercise that serves to strengthen all muscles of the body. When purchasing a ticket (or tickets) to this event, you (and any other person for whom a ticket is purchased) agree to sign a physical fitness liability waiver as part of the registration process on the day of the event. Check with your physician prior to attempting any new form of exercise.

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Funktion Dance Complex
4260 U.S. Highway 1
Suite 6
Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
United States