16th Annual Fall Festival!

This year’s Fall Festival was an amazing success!  Thanks to all the volunteers, performers, vendors, and our members and supporters!!!

Featuring Lebanese Simon

Lebanese Simon was born and raised in northern Lebanon. With a natural passion for cultural arts, he found himself drawn closer to dance. Simon has traveled internationally to teach, perform and learn, and has had the privilege to study with the legendary Amani of Lebanon, Yousry Sharif, Lubna Emam and Inspiring Caracalla Folklore Dance Teachers Sammy Khoury and Francois Rahme.

His style of Lebanese Folk Dabke is described as strong, captivating, and deeply heartfelt. Through oriental dance, Simon reveals his personal creative approach, drilling combinations with a focus on technique and rhythms. Most importantly, he focuses on executing the moves yet staying emotionally connected to the melody and the story line. His versatility in dance has brought him very close to the heart of a wide range of audience and followers around the world.

Since 2010, Simon has served artistic director and manager for the Al Awtar Zaffa Group based in Houston, Texas. He is also the Executive Producer and Artistic Advisor of the yearly Gulf Coast Raks (formerly the Houston Oriental Dance) Festival. Settled in Houston, Texas, Simon is a Structural Engineer and enjoys horseback riding and great long walks in nature.

Saturday Workshop • October 12, 2019

All workshops held at Staver DanceSport, 141 East 6th Ave., Eugene, Oregon.

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*Or join the guild! Membership is only $20/year.

Sunday Workshops • October 13, 2019

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*Or join the guild! Membership is only $20/year.

Take All Three Workshops!

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Festival Information


  • Daytime OR Gala Show, $10.00
  • Daytime AND Gala Show, $15.00 – BEST DEAL!

Festival Schedule

  • 1pm- doors open
  • All-day Vendors 
  • 2pm-6pm Festival Dancing
  • 6:30pm-8pm Festival Dancing with Live Music by Acoustic Pilgrims!
  • 8:30pm Gala Evening Show with featured dancer Lebanese Simon and more!

Performer and Volunteer Signup

Fall Festival is made great by dancers and volunteers! Please use the links below If you’re interested in signing up for a daytime Festival Dancing spot or volunteering to help us run the festival.

Performer Signup Forms (click on the time you wish to perform in ):

Volunteer Signup Forms (Door, Stage Manager, MC)