JUST THE FAQS, MA'AM
So what kind of dancing will we see?
Mostly Middle Eastern Dance, also called Raqs Sharqi or bellydance. Hasani's Hafla showcases dancers of all ages and all skill levels, from determined hobbyist to seasoned professional. The term "Middle Eastern Dance" includes styles from cabaret to classical to folkloric to tribal. Bellydance lends itself well to fusion, so we may be treated to themed or fantasy performances, too!
Can I bring the kids?
Absolutely! Hasani's Haflas are always family-friendly!
How much is admission?
Hasani's Haflas are funded by your kind donations, so there is no admission fee. You can make your donation beforehand by clicking the "Support Us" link, or you can make your donation the day of the Hafla at the donation box at the announcer's tent. Nobody will be checking to see if you donated or not, but we hope you will anyway!
I don't see any seats in the photos. Do we bring our own chairs?
Yup. This will be what I like to call "Moroccan style" seating, which means bring your own camp chair, blanket, comfy cushions, oriental rug, whatever.
Can I bring my own canopy for shade?
You bet, as long as you're not blocking anyone else's view of the stage. Feel free to make yourself a comfy little camp for the day. :)
Will there be food on site?
No, but there's a small general store across the street. You're encouraged to bring your own picnic!
Is this a pet friendly park?
You bet! Just be a responsible pet owner - you know the drill. :)
Can I take video of the performances?
At an outdoor event like this, YES!
What if it rains?
This is Western Washington after all. We can handle a few sprinkles off and on, but if it really rains, it may be possible to move the stage area to the large covered picnic shelter.
Lodging in Gig Harbor?
Got any maps?
You betcha! Maps
But I've got a question you didn't answer here!