It's been way too long since my last post and I have so many things to post!!!
On Tuesday night May 26th several of my students and I went to Dooby's to take a free belly dance class with Mitra, perform and of course eat! :-)
What a fantastic evening; good friend's good food and belly dancing what could be better.
Mitra teaching with Dema following along
more of the class
another angle of the class
Jackie, looking good; you go girl!!
Kelley having a great time
Shveta; thanks for dancing!
I was having so much fun I didn't snap many photos; sorry. Thanks to all who came out to have some fun and perform; we need to do this more often!
On Saturday May 30th was Egyptian Cartouche's 3rd Annual Belly Dance Festival held at Plaza de Anaya. It was supposed to be held at the Women's Club of Mesa but some how it didn't get written down in the reservation book and Morgiana found out 2 days before the event she didn't have the Women's Club.
Huge, huge thank you to Kimberly and Tiffany of Plaza de Anaya for doing some switching of classes on Saturday and making room for Egyptian Cartouche to hold their festival both workshops and show at the Plaza!!!
I vended along with Rea & Ro, taught a workshop my tribal drum solo routine at the request of Morgiana and performed in the show that night. It was a wonderful day seeing lots of dancers I haven't seen in such a long time.
My workshop was full and several dancers told me I worked their, you know what off! :0) I love hearing that! I only had an hour & a half to teach this intermediate dance routine and we did it. Thanks to all who took my workshop I had a great time teaching it I hope you enjoyed it. How are those snaky feet coming along :-)
The evening show was awesome. It started at 6:30 and it was after 10:00 when we left. I couldn't see too much of the 1st half. There was no place to sit so Qianna and I hung out in the back looking through pillars and heads trying to watch the show.
After intermission there were some chairs open so Qianna and I grabbed some next to Debbie and Paula and was able to sit and watch the second half. Helena Vlahos little grand daughter performed at age 4 and even rolled a quarter on her belly! Her and Helena started the second half of the show. I was on 5th and missed a few dancers before me getting ready to go on. After performing it was back to the audience to enjoy the rest of the show.
I was so busy in the morning I didn't get many photos and none at the show. My hubby couldn't make it so no video of any of the performances.
My classes started on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and students I will be getting up the videos on YouTube before classes next week.
This weekend I'm teaching 2 dance workshops, one Saturday on shimmies and one on Sunday in Flagstaff, single and double fan veil. I can't wait to see everyone and enjoy the nice cool pines of Northern Arizona.
Still room to register for any or all the workshop at Fusion Day on Saturday June 27th! Workshops are $15 each until June 15th you still have time to get the discount price. Workshops will be $18 each after the 15th and at the door. Here's more info on Fusion Day, http://www.joyofbellydancing.com/Fusion%20Day.htm.
I've been asked to teach next session at Plaza de Anaya. The new session starts on July 6th and I'll be teaching zills on Thursday nights from 8:30 - 9:30. I'll be teaching zill patterns to some of the popular rhythms in Middle Eastern music and a zill dance to just the music of our zills. More info on the new session will be up next week. There will be some cool classes so check out the schedule when you have a chance, http://plazadeanaya.com/.
In August I'll be teaching a mini session at the Mesa Art Center. The session is only 4 weeks and if you have ever wanted to try belly dancing or a different style than you are use to taking this is a great introduction. The cost of this session is $26 for Mesa residents or $30 for non Mesa residents. Check out my website for more info, http://www.joyofbellydancing.com/classwrksp.htm.
I finally signed up for MySpace, http://www.myspace.com/joyofbellydancing. I don't have a lot up yet but I'm working on it. If you are on MySpace let me know.
Have a great weekend and hope it's filled with dance...