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A Feast for the Senses!

From cultural events to Arabian Fantasy, the Oriental Jewels are affordable with fees ranging from $200-$1,000. We can tailor performances to meet your needs and budget. (Live music can be arranged upon availability.)

Between us we have 45 years of experience in Middle Eastern dance.
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Past performances include:

*John Bilezikjian Foundation Fundraiser
*Fallbrook High School
*Fallbrook Public Library*San Marcos High School
*San Marcos Public Library
*The Hills Hotel, Laguna Hills
*The Vine Theater- Bernardo Winery, San Diego
*VA Home of Chula Vista
* Oceanside Days of Art
* San Diego County Fair
* Chinese Cultural Society
* SAMEDA Fair & Holiday Parties
* December Nights at Balboa Park
* Surfrider Foundation Fundraisers
* YMCA Fundraisers
* Bedouin Bazaar
* University of San Diego
* and University of Utah

Plus, we have preformed in over 800 restaurant dinner shows with either authentic recorded music or live music, in San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange counties; Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN; and through out Washington state.
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Book your event with the Oriental Jewels Dance Company today!!
Available For:

* Bridal Showers
* Birthday Celebrations
* Cultural Events
* Weddings & Anniversaries
* Grand Openings
* Theatrical Performances
* Restaurant Entertainment
* Holiday Celebrations
* Bar Mitzvahs
* Lessons & Workshops

Oriental Jewels Booking Options

All bookings must be made within 2 weeks of the event date and may require a deposit. Cancellations must be made within 24 hours of the event or full payment will be expected. If dancers wait longer than 20 minutes to perform from the time previously agreed upon, a $15 charge will be added to the performance rate, plus each additional 10 minutes thereafter.
Dance Styles Available with the Oriental Jewels Dance Company:

Raqs Sharki
This dance is the most popular style of Middle Eastern dance also known as belly dance or oriental dance. You can experience everything from modern pop styles to classical dances with more of a contemporary feel. This style of dance can also incorporate swords, floor work, finger cymbals & veil.

Shammadan (Egypt)
In Egypt, the shammadan is worn by the dancer during a zeffa (wedding procession), usually taking place at night. Dancers or young girls carrying (3’) tall candles lead the procession bringing the bride & groom into the reception hall.

Raks Assaya (Egypt)
This is a women’s dance with a cane that mimics the men’s Tahtib (stick) dance. Raks Assaya is a form of flirtation and shows off the dancers great talent.

Malaya Leff (Egypt)
Is a flirtatious women’s dance. The dancer starts wearing a malaya (modesty wrap) and later uses it as a prop. This style of dance was made popular by Mahmoud Reda.

Khaliji (Gulf Region)
This dance is traditionally performed at women’s parties and is a dance that shows off their elaborately colored & embroidered dresses (called thobe nashal), jewelry & hair.

Turkish Gypsy (Rom) (Turkey)
This is a Turkish Folkloric style of dance done by the nomadic Turkish gypsies. They danced using gestures that have lost their meaning over time. Groups of Roma sometimes gesture with large full skirts while dancing. It is also said that Turkish dancers could “melt a stone” with their dance movements.

Schikhatt (Morocco)
In Moroccan Arabic “sheikha” means a woman with knowledge to teach. The sheikhas will dance the Schikhatt (more than one sheikah) during an all day bridal wedding party hosted by the bride’s family. The Schikhatt dance movements demonstrate to the bride how she will be expected to move in the marriage bed.

Guedra (Morocco)
The guedra is a woman’s solo dance named after the “guedra” or cooking pot (an earth ware drum covered with a skin). Men form a circle around the dancer, who kneels, covered in a veil. While the men are clapping and singing to the beat of the guedra – the dancer’s upper body rocks gently, but the main focus of the dance is the movements of her hands. Later, she whips her head around in small, rapid circles. Traditionally this dance can go on for hours until the dancer collapses from exhaustion.

Tunisian Women’s Dance (Tunisia)
Often performed with a clay pot balanced on the dancer’s head and usually seen at parties & weddings. The movements involve fast twisting, graceful arms & intense foot work. A flowing dress is worn called a melia.