MALIKAT AL DABKE

MALIKAT AL DABKE

DABKE

Malikat Al Dabke (Queens of Dabke) is the first all-female dabke troupe in the DC, Maryland and Virginia (DMV) area, specializing in unique Arab-American and traditional dabke.

Fairouz Foty, co-founder of Quartertonez Music School was inspired to start the group to develop a community of women and girls based on a mutual love for dance, Arab and Arab-American culture, to spread the tradition across generations.

The group creates a collaborative space to collectively explore Arab heritage through dance within an American setting, as an outlet to preserve our identity and resist the erasure and appropriation of our culture.

The most recent choreography incorporates the contributions of its Palestinian, Lebanese, Iraqi, Egyptian, contemporary American, and belly dancing members. It is a true fusion of identities.