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National Dabke Festival – 2016

National Dabke Festival – 2016

The Moise Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, the Triangle Lebanese American Center and Dabketna.com are pleased to invite you to the 1st Annual National Dabke Festival. This event will feature dabke troupes from across the US and Canada for a day of dance, friendly competition and prizes!

The competition will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the NC Museum of History in Raleigh, North Carolina (USA), and it will include three age groups:
•Children Group 6-9 years
•Youth Group 10-14 years
•Young Adults Group 15-18 Years
•Adults Group 18+ years

Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each group. There will be three judges for each competition and they will not be affiliated with either the Khayrallah Center or with the TLA.

Rules for performances and judging, as well as information about lodging and transportation will be available here in late March 2015. Registration for each group is $100, and the deadline for registering is April 15, 2016. (Registration)

If you are interested in participating please contact Ms. Bearta AlChacar Powell (Vice President of TLA) at bearta2@aol.com or brpowel3@ncsu.edu.

We hope that you will join us for this first event that will bring together our national community in friendly competition. If you have any questions or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dabke Dance @ Mushrif Mall Abu Dhabi

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