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Zaphara's Performances 2023

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Please note: Zaphara's dance schedules are subject to last minute changes, so please make sure Zaphara is performing when making your reservations.
Zaphara's Special Events Calendar

Zaphara performs at the Sheridan Market, October, 2023


Maria Rico





Zena (photo by John Larson)



Shamiriam Urshan, my dance teacher of 10+ years


Greeks in Washington

The Greeks in Washington now have a significant link to the UW Hellenic Studies site. See it by clicking below.

A Place At The Table

A place at the table
Your copy included with a donation of $200 or more.

Erika Wigren, on behalf of Greeks in Washington, produced a 60-page, glossy softbound book sharing the title
which features photos, narrative and quotes about Greek-owned and -operated restaurants and suppliers from 1900 to 1970.
The book served as her capstone project for her master’s degree and is available for sale for $30.00 (includes postage and handling).
It can be obtained by sending your check or money order to:

1804 13th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

Proceeds from the sale of the book will help Greeks in Washington continue and grow. A perfect gift!

Support the Museum

A Place at the Table Vol. 2

Our newest book featuring both historic and current photos from your favorite Greek restaurants around Seattle is available with each donation of $30 or more.

Get the Book

I send out a quarterly newsletter, “Zaphara’s Dance News” that has upcoming classes,

Performance dates and other fun stuff to do.

I “chat it up”, sometimes throw in a little gossip , get on my soapbox and also include some of my favorite recipes.  Sign up for the newsletter here.

Happy dancing!!

What People are Saying About Zaphara

Zaphara's Ongoing Performance Venues

Yanni's Greek Restaurant
7419 Greenwood Ave. North, Seattle

Yanni's Greek Restaurant
Visit Yanni's new website:


Read a review of Yanni's by a Japanese magazine, featuring Zaphara!


Interview with Zaphara
Read Part Two


Yannis Restaurant Ranked #1 of 87 for "Best Mediterranean Food"
2016 City Voter Best of Western Washington King 5 TV

"I live in the neighborhood & head for Yannis at least once a week. The service is always exceptionally friendly & the food is always great, like home cooking!"

Open Tuesday thru Thursday 4pm - 9pm Take out only.
Weekends - dine in or Take out
Friday & Saturday 4-9pm, Sunday 4-8pm.

Their Facebook site has the daily menu! Don't forget to order my favorite appetizer Kalamari w/ Tzatziki sauce! To die for! You could even have a Greek Party in your car or go home & add ouzo & music! OPA!

"DINING OUT Fans of Greek dining spots rave about their faves." cover story by Nancy Leson, Seattle Times food writer. "Elsewhere in Greenwood, a cry goes up for Yannis. Many echo the sentiment of those who say the rotisserie chicken is excellent, but so is everything else on the menu," citing ample portions at reasonable prices and staff that "know the customers and remember you when you come back-even if it's months later."
The Seattle Times, NW TICKET, April 1, 2011.

City Voter:
Best of Western Washington 2012, King 5 TV

THANK YOU!! SEATTLE!   The votes are counted!
Yannis Restaurant was picked as "City's Best" Mediterranean Restaurant 2007
in an on-line poll by aolcityguide.com
Review highlights:
"The place is astoundingly incredible.
Their food is DELICIOUS and they have very nice employees. The building is interesting and cozy."

"Give the place a try, or a few dozen tries, you won't regret it."

Congratulations, Yannis restaurant was recognized in the category of "best family friendly restaurant" in Seattle by the voters of City Guides city's BEST, 2006 program.

Having a birthday?
Let us know, and we'll do the rest!
(that includes your "birthday" baklava)

Yannis Greek Restaurant has a NEW facebook page. It's becoming very popular, so, if you are having a party, special event of just the two of you, please feel free to send your event pics to Yannis facebook page.

Yannis is now open Tuesdays thru Sundays. Closed on Mondays.


Red Elvises Performance Schedule

Igor and The Red Elvises
The Red Elvises!

See more photos & videos of Zaphara and the Red Elvises here.



See you there! Zaphara!
Igor and The Red Elvises with Zaphara's Dancers

"RED ELVISES" Your favorite band!

This wildly popular group will be in the NW May 2023.

Kick ass rock n roll, Siberian Surf Rock, Rock-a-billy, fun music that makes you DANCE! 
Their 2017 World Tour included the U.S., Europe, Russia & Israel! This wildly popular group will be in the NW in August, 2023.
As usual, ZAPHARA'S Dancers will perform a "not a surprise any more" cameo appearance with them!

Red Elvises Northwest Tour 2023!

June 24
9 PM
High Dive
513 N 36th St
Seattle, WA

August 23
8 PM
The White Eagle
836 N Russell St
Portland, OR
(503) 282-6810

August 24
8 PM
2803 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA

August 25
9 PM
El Corazon Funhouse
109 Eastlake Ave E.
Seattle, WA

Red Elvises at Jazzbones in Tacoma, September, 2021

Zaphara's Dancers rejoin with the Red Elvises at Jazzbones in Tacoma, on September 17, 2021, performing "I Wanna See You Belly Dance". The 'New' Red Elvises include: Igor Yuzov, lead singer/guitar; Alex Kozlov, guitars; Riley O'Halloran, Balalika/Bass guitar, vocals; Andy Alvarez, guitars & vocals; and Tapta Batera, drums & vocals.

See more photos & videos of Zaphara and the Red Elvises here.

Video: Jazzbones, September, 2021

Red Elvises at Jazzbones in Tacoma, December 17, 2021

Igor & the red Elvises will be in the NW this summer.

For booking information, call 206-632-2416
or Contact Us via email

Zaphara's Middle Eastern Dancers pose with their favorite Webmaster, John Ohlson From Dragonwyck Web Design, after the Red Elvis' show at the Tractor Tavern in 2009.

Photo & video gallery of Zaphara and the Red Elvises

Zaphara and her dancers have performed live for nearly 15 years with Igor and the Red Elvises, at various music venues across the Pacific Northwest, including Seattle area, Portland Oregon and more.

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