We are thrilled to announce the return of the ALCASA monthly activities, inviting everyone to reconnect and engage in fun Arabic cultural and language events.
One of the highlights of our upcoming events is the monthly dabke dance rehearsal under the guidance of Rania Daou, an experienced dance instructor from Torath Arts Group. This lively activity allows dancers of all ages to immerse themselves in Arabic music and folkloric dance rythms and movements. Follow this link to read more and to book to participate in the dabke sessions.
Additionally, we would like to revive the monthly Arabic language conversation sessions and the children’s story reading group. If you are interested, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org, introduce yourself and describe your Arabic language skills (also the language skills and the age group of your children if relevant). In the past, we did host, structured Arabic conversation sessions (MSA), informal “dardasha” sessions (Levantine dialect) and children story reading where parents and children took turns in reading short Arabic stories and participated in activities about them. Our current venue booking allows us to offer one multi level monthly session that may happen from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. The venue’s space may be used to accommodate for 2 to 3 small groups around separate tables. Each group would be able to run their own language activities with the help of Arabic native speakers. Please get in touch by 25 July to help us in setting up the structure of the Arabic language sessions and ensure we have enough volunteers on the day. Please note the ALCASA language activities require you to have some familiarity with Arabic and may not be suitable for complete beginners.
As we resume these regular activities, we extend a warm invitation to all members of the community to join us in celebrating diversity, fostering intercultural understanding, and reigniting a sense of a unified community. We look forward to welcoming you back and creating memorable experiences that will strengthen our connections and enrich our lives.