LIVE EVENT -  MARCH 31-April 3, 2022 VIRTUAL APRIL 8-10, 2022


April 2  Saturday 8:30- 9:15 

April 3  Sunday 9:00-9:45

Children's Program - Mini Shimmy

BIO: Casey Bond  “Bringing the doum to the room!”
Casey Bond is a percussionist who really has fun with a drum....and she wants you to have fun too! Over the years she's appeared on dozens of festival stages, including Art of the Belly 2018 & 2019 with Carmine & Friends! She's performed and brought her entertaining (yet informative!) workshops to a wide range of festivals, including Rakkasah East and Spring Caravan; NEATS and Super Fun Dance Camps, Spring Thing (Philadelphia Folk Song Society); Festival of the East and more.  
Casey loves teaching, and has maintained a weekly doumbek class on Long Island since 2008, currently offering Beginner and Intermediate doumbek classes at the prestigious Momentum School of Music in West Islip, NY. She is also honored to present limited workshop series in the heart of NYC at Belly Dance America.
As founder/artistic director of the Raq Steady student ensemble, her original percussion compositions are featured on  “Raq Steady: Greatest Hits Volume One.” which is available at Casey brings "real life" experience to her drum classes, as a professional percussionist with some of NYC's coolest bands, including Carmine & Friends, Scott Wilson & Efendi and The Elias Ladino Ensemble. Contact her at or visit her website:

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​Saturday April 2nd   9:30-11am

How to Play a Drum Solo for a Dancer
The drum solo is the climax of any belly dancer show. This is a great time for the dancer and drummer to improvise and communicate. In this workshop, you will learn how to build your own solos and improvising techniques. You will also learn what the dancer is expecting from you and how to play something interesting and exciting for them. This workshop is perfect for drummers who know the basics. This workshop is also great for dancers to learn about the drum solo from the drummer's perspective.

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April 3- 9:30-11am
More Doumbek FUNdamentals with Casey Bond!
Let's put the "FUN" in doumbek FUNdamentals! Casey's fun, funky, super-friendly  workshop is ideal for beginning drummers and drum-curious dancers, as well as intermediate-level drummers looking to brush up their foundation skills.  More Doumbek FUNdamentals is geared to absolute beginner drummers and dancers  who will learn basic techniques in a safe, non-competitive environment. These foundation skills include basic hand technique, rhythm and dynamics basics and basic ensemble skills. Intermediate drummers will refresh technique, drill basic doumbek rhythms and patterns and play cooperatively with ensemble members of various skill levels. Pre-registered participants are guaranteed a complete AOTB 2022 Workshop Packet, including an outline, copious rhythm notation hand-outs and contact info. All participants will receive a surprise bonus belly dance music CD upon completion of the workshop. Please bring your doumbek and a smile!