About Hot Raqs

Hot Raqs 2023 is EXCLUSIVE, LUXE, & GLAMOROUS only!
Andalee & Mike Owens conceived of the idea for Hot Raqs in 2016 when they felt compelled to use their talents and strong collaborative relationship as a foundation for an event that celebrated the community and offer a supportive and active learning environment for artists and students pursuing MENAHT (Middle Eastern, North African, Helenic, Turkish) music, dance, and cultural education. We incorporate fundraising for a MENAHT cause into the Hot Raqs event. Hot Raqs supports artists from MENAHT cultures, artists of color, artists in the LGBTQ community, and other marginalized communities.

FRIDAY JUNE 23 (starts 3pm) - SUNDAY JUNE 25 (ends 6:30pm) COVID-19 continues to create uncertainty in our lives but we are optimistic that 2022 will be another great year fro Hot Raqs! Hot Raqs 2021 took place in person and live - in our usual beautiful Old Town Clovis venue - as a limited VIP only event and was limited to only those individuals who were COVID vaccinated or had a negative COVID test within the previous 72 hours. We are happy to report there were 0 COVID transmissions! We will 1st open registration for Hot Raqs 2022 for full VIP pass registration. All VIPs will receive the BEST possible deal for the LUXE event of the year, and can be purchased on a payment plan!. VIP pass holders have access and entry to ALL the Hot Raqs related events during the weekend and, if desired, will be guaranteed a performance spot on the famously fabulous Hot Raqs stage. We will sell a limited number of VIP passes - remember, we did SELL OUT in 2022! A la carte registration will open up after the new year 2023, and only if supported by current COVID regulations. We recommend registering early for VIP if you want to guarantee access. Don’t get Hot Raqs FOMO!

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In the case that we end up having to be an online event, I, Andalee, guarantee a full refund of all collected fees.

Hot Raqs is an event with a vision founded by Season 1 winner of Project Belly Dance, Andalee and her Husband, Mike Owens. The intention of Hot Raqs is to facilitate a meaningful community event, where participants are encourage to challenge themselves and grow as performing artists within a supportive environment through competition or non-competitive performance and education. Of course we make this happen while having a lot of fun! The community loves Hot Raqs for the detail oriented organization, live music opportunities, great vendors, top notch sound and lighting, fabulous location, and overall positive and supportive attitude of the whole Hot Raqs team! Thank you for being a part of the HOT RAQS family!

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