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Journey to the Middle East
Enrich your residents with an interactive cultural show they'll love.

Senior Entertainment

Belly Dance & Drum Show

Journey to the Middle East is our one-hour interactive show of belly dance, live drumming, music, and culture of the Middle East tailored especially for seniors.

We bring the thrill of the cabaret and couple it with mini-lessons in language, rhythm, and movement.  With a focus on fun and inclusion, we seamlessly accommodate a range of cognitive and physical abilities.

Senior Entertainment for:

  • Independent Living

  • Assisted Living

  • Memory Care

  • Senior Center

  • Retirement Community

“...absolutely wonderful.  The music and the liveliness of her program kept the residents entertained.  She also used the opportunity to teach them some Arabic words...What a great show.”  —Amanda H., Harmony at Martinsburg

"I felt totally comfortable in hiring them."

Watch this testimonial video for a perspective on our ability to entertain and engage our audiences with Journey to the Middle East interactive belly dance & drumming show for seniors.

"You found a way to reach people."—Kitty Clark, Hagerstown City Events Coordinator

 

“You are amazing!”  —Whitney W., Harmony at Martinsburg

What We'll Be Doing

We open Journey to the Middle East with a traditional procession on Tabla Beledi (drum) and Zils (drum and finger cymbals) that brings smiles to even the most quiet.  We teach the residents a few Arabic or Turkish words, get them clapping to the drum, and chanting the rhythm, then give a respite to the activities with a classic belly dance performance.  For the adventurous, we offer a little belly dance lesson!  We finish the show with our signature drum solo belly dance followed by time Q & A time for the residents.

Highlights of the Show:

  • Classic belly dance performance

  • Live drumming

  • Learning Arabic or Turkish words

  • Rhythm mini-lesson

  • Belly dance mini-lesson

  • Q & A

Jen and Bob are very mindful about their audience and about the venue that they are playing in.  They’re very well-educated and well-versed in the art form...[and they] were really, really patient with the people that were there and joyful and generous with [their] time.  I felt totally confident in hiring them.                                                     —Kitty Clark, Hagerstown City Events Coordinator

Rhythm "speaks" to the Residents in a way that words can't.

They’re making connections—learning to speak foreign words, clapping to new rhythms—fun, beautiful, brain-healthy skills.  Whether residents are actively engaged in the show or quietly taking in the rhythm and dance, they are more than just being entertained.

 

"They're practicing lifelong learning."

“This was the best show we've ever had here!” 
—Linda L., Senior Life Services of Morgan County

We Tailor the Show to Your Theme.

Themed dinners, events, and activities for seniors are exactly what our belly dance & drum show, Journey to the Middle East is all about, whether you need Arabic, Turkish, Mediterranean, or simply Near Eastern.

Theme Suggestions:

  • Morocco

  • Egypt

  • Greece

  • Turkey

  • Mediterranean

  • Near East

  • Middle East

“Thank you for such a wonderful afternoon!” 
—Terri B., Senior Life Services of Morgan County

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Pricing & Booking

Pricing

One Show $295

Book a Second Show within 6 months of the first one, and enjoy our Loyalty Rate of $199 for the Second Show.

 

To Book, email us with:

  • Your name and phone number

  • The name, type, and address of your facility

  • Approximately how many residents or participants for the show at your facility

  • Your preferred date(s) and time(s)

We'll then call to "meet" you on the phone and go over details and questions that you have.  Next, we'll send an email confirming the show, including necessary paperwork that your financial department needs (invoice, W-9, etc.)

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