Raqs Jameel

Raqs Jameel (Grades 7-12)

Adriane Whalen, Director

Raqs Jameel is the teen world dance performance company of Joy of Motion Dance Center. Led by director Adriane Whalen, the company presents Middle Eastern, Turkish, Russian, Iranian, and Indian dances. Through its traditional folkloric dances and authentic costumes, Raqs Jameel seeks to promote understanding and appreciation of different cultures.

Rehearsal Schedule: Thursdays 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at JOMDC Bethesda

Company Requirements:
1. Members must be in Grade 7-12 at the start of the season.
2. Members must pay a $1538 tuition fee (includes rehearsals, company tee shirt, and costume fee).
3. Members must attend all rehearsals and JOMDC performances (Fall and Spring Concerts).
4. In addition to attending rehearsals, members dancers in grades 7 – 8 must take 1 additional technique class per week and dancers in grades 9 and above, must take 2 additional technique classes per week for the duration of the season.