We were so grateful that the Sabawi family was able to perform Dabke Dancing for us during the Harmony Day assembly. They practise Dabke Dancing every weekend with their dance teacher. They will be participating in a cultural performance on the 9th April at an event called ‘Experience Casey’ at the Old Cheese Factory in Berwick. What an excellent performance! We were so proud of our Dabke Dancing stars!
“Dabke is performed in all parts of the world, including Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Palestine. Dabke combines circle dance and line dancing and is widely performed at weddings and other joyous occasions. Dabke is a popular folk dance performed at Arab weddings and ceremonies. It’s just like tap dancing, except you don’t use your heels as much. Others may call it stomping. But the point is to use the dance to tell a story. We deliver a message through our dance. We protect our heritage through our dance and our songs.” -Written by Mrs Sabawi