Belly Dance Night at Roxy and Dukes

belly dance, music and entertainment in New Jersey

Unless otherwise noted below, all workshops run from 4 pm - 5:30 pm at Roxy 'n Dukes, which is located at 745 Bound Brook Rd. (Rt.28), Dunellen, New Jersey.  If taking a workshop, please plan to arrive at 3:45pm.

Preregistration is usually not required, though it is sometimes offered for the next workshop in our series, and usually there is a discount associated with preregistration.

Please always arrive 15 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin with the fee for the workshop in cash. At the door fees are ONLY payable in cash.

All workshop attendees are granted early admission to the show and do not need to wait for the doors to open to the public at 6pm in order to get a seat for the show!

Sunday July 29, 2018

 VACATION MONTH - no workshop or show this month

Sunday August 26, 2018 - Habiba

Tunisian Dance with Habiba


Tunisia has a richly mixed cultural heritage that includes Phoenician, Berber, Roman, early Christian, Arabic and Jewish elements. The folkloric Tunisian style is earthy and features horizontal twisting of the hips and pelvic movements. Habiba will teach basic movements of Tunisian folkloric dance and a short choreograph.  

This workshop is appropriate for students of all styles of belly dance.

The music used for the workshop will be available for purchase from Habiba.

Please Note: Tunisian dance is hard on the balls of the feet -- you may want to wear a dance shoe or ballet slipper.


Workshop Cost:

$30.00 Prepay  / $40.00 at the door

    Advanced Purchase - August 26th Workshop

Tunisian Dance with Habiba

with Habiba


* Advanced Purchase option will open the last week in June *



If space is still available once Advance Purchase
closes it can be
purchased at the door on a
first come first served basis for: 

$40 (cash only) + $10 for the show


Sunday September 30th, 2018 - Alice & Pete

 Drum Solo Fever!

with Alice Giampieri & Pete List


Come learn a super fun fusion drum solo side by side with live music!

If you are sick of the traditional, same old drum solo - we have the cure for you!

We will inject a mix of both traditional and original rhythms into your body, and then we will show you how to translate the drum sounds into exciting motion with a series of high energy fusion combos.


Open level workshop


Workshop Cost:

$30.00 Prepay

$40.00 at the door




Sunday October 28th, 2018 - Naimah

Theatrical Mayhem

Approach your dance with strength, power and confidence. Leave a lasting impact on your audience with bold movement, grand gestures and a commanding presence.
This workshop will take you on a journey of epic fortitude with drama from start to finish.
Go big or go home!

Workshop Cost:

$30.00 Prepay

$40.00 at the door


Sunday November 25th, 2018 - Elizabeth Mariyah


Persian Inspiration- Beautiful Hands, Arms and Spins for Bellydancers

Persian dance is characterized by graceful gestures, delicate movements of the hands and arms, and dazzling spins.

In this workshop we will focus on techniques from and inspired by Classical Persian dance to improve and add variation to turns, and bring expressiveness and suppleness to the upper body.

Material taught will be adaptable for all styles of Bellydance

Workshop Cost:

$30.00 Prepay

$40.00 at the door



Sunday December 30th, 2018 - Belladonna

 A Good Ending is 40% of Your Dance!

A sword choreography and exploring ending concepts workshop with Belladonna.

Famous choreographer and dancer Doris Humphrey believed and taught that a good ending is 40% of your dance. Belladonna embraces this concept in every choreography that she creates and believes in building drama to keep your audience enthralled and wanting more.

In this workshop dancers will explore the concepts of creating a great ending as well as learn the second half of Belladonna’s Dangerous Beauty sword choreography! A choreography full of signature Bohemian Blade combinations, smooth transitions, and powerful and purposefully sword work.

Open to all levels

Please bring a sword


Workshop Cost:

$30.00 Prepay

$40.00 at the door

ALSO Sunday December 30th, 2018 -  After Party!

Come on out and join us for a

RAQ'N New Year's Eve EVE party!!


First we'll have an awesome workshop


Then we'll have  a kick a@@ show


AND THEN we're gonna P A R T Y! (in 2 parts!)



 We will kick off our After Party with a live percussion jam - totally epic and guided for us by none other than Dave Merritt


   Dave Merritt is an accomplished drummer, who has been playing drums for over 35 years. In 2004 he, along with Kim Leary, formed Groove Merchant Drum & Dance Ensemble, which led them to open the Drum & Dance Learning Center (DDLC) in May 2005. As musical director for DDLC, Dave is the principal composer, writing in a variety of styles.  In addition to his original compositions, he also arranges traditional rhythms true to their origins, as well as drum/ percussion- only interpretations of existing music.  A teacher since 1980, Mr. Merritt teaches a variety of drum techniques at the Drum Dojo at DDLC: Drum Set, Rudimental Snare Drum, Bodhrán, traditional West African Djembe and Dunun, and Arabic Tabla (Dumbek). As a drum teacher, his casual approach allows students the relaxation and freedom necessary to learn at their own pace, and his enthusiasm and appreciation of the instrument is both contagious and motivational.

Photo Credit: Brian Lin



   Then we keep the party going with Dan Platt (DJ Cub) spinning the tunes to keep us up and dancing!


 Dan Platt (DJ Cub) has been a professional DJ for over 20 years. He specializes in electronic dance music but offers a wide catalog of other genres such as new wave, 80s, punk, trip-hop, metal, alternative, indie rock, goth, and industrial. He has been a resident and guest DJ at numerous clubs in NYC, Philly, and throughout NJ, and in recent years has enjoyed spinning alternative weddings and the official after-parties at several popular steampunk, multi-genre, and dance festivals.


 $5.00 additional charge to stay after the show

$10.00 charge to come for the After Party only

                                   Please Note

No Refunds, Transfers or Exchanges

on advanced purchases of workshops

Upcoming Events

Sunday, Jul 29 at 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday, Aug 26 at 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday, Aug 26 at 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday, Sep 30 at 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM

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