Saturday, December 26, 2009

Upcoming Events

Hope everyone had a great holiday; mine was fantastic!

During the break from my Mesa Art Center classes I will be teaching a bellyrobics class on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  If you would like to join in on the workout send me an email to register,  Classes will be $5 each and will start Dec. 29th & 30th and continue the 1st two weeks in January 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th.

I am starting something new the first Saturday of the month mini workshop.  I'm adding a second workshop that day from noon until 1:00 p.m.  The entire 2010 schedule is posted on my website; check it out when you have a chance.

My Mesa Art Center classes will be starting January 19th, 20th and 21st.  Below is all the info on these classes.


beginning belly dance (American Cabaret Style)
CAW10DNC003-01 T Jan 19-Mar 9 7-8pm $47 R $55 NR

intermediate belly dance (Oriental Style)
CAW10DNC004-01 T Jan 19-Mar 9 8-9pm $47 R $55 NR


beginning dance (American Fusion Style)
CAW10DNC003-02 W Jan 20-Mar 10 6-7pm $47 R $55 NR

beginning tribal style (Basket Dance)
CAW10DNC001-01 W Jan 20-Mar 10 7-8pm $47 R $55 NR

intermediate tribal style (Skirt Dance)
CAW10DNC002-01 W Jan 20-Mar 10 8-9pm $47 R $55 NR


beginning tribal style (Tribal Fusion, song Move It)
CAW10DNC003-02 W Jan 20-Mar 10 6-7pm $47 R $55 NR

register by calling the Mesa Art Center box office, (480)644-6500, or drop off your registration at the Art Studios at the Mesa Arts Center lobby.

late registration call (480)644-6500
brochures are at the Mesa Art Center or visit the Mesa Arts Center website,
My first big event will be January 23rd at the Women's Club of Mesa.  This will be my 15th Annual Belly Dance Swap Meet.  Below is more info:
Mark your calendars for Saturday January 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Enjoy a day of shopping, workshops, networking with other dancers and having fun.
The event will be held at the Women's Club of Mesa - 200 N. Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201 (cross streets - University & Center)
Vending space is $10.00 (setup will start at 7:00 a.m.)
Please bring your own table(s) or rugs, setup will be outside. If you would like shade bring a tent.
Four workshops this year!!!
9 - 10 Yasmina - New Dance Combinations
10:30 - 11:30 Sherry - Fusion Belly Dance
Noon - 1:00 Helena Vlahos - Arm and Hand Movements
1:30 - 2:30 Aradia Rose - Zumba
Workshops are $5 each.
To reserve your vending and/or workshop spots please contact Yasmina - 480/962-6303 –

Workshops are starting to fill up; email or give me a call to reserve your spot.

Enjoy your weekend and have a fun, safe and wonderful New Year...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Chandler Parade of Lights

Sorry this has taken so long; what can I say it's that time of year! :0)

What a fun night it was and a very chilly night for us in AZ. The first Saturday of December was a very busy day. I started the day with teaching a dance workshop in the morning and that night was the light parade in downtown Chandler.

We needed to be there by 5:00 p.m. to get set up and ready to be judged for our category Best Lit Musical or Dance Troupe. The "lit" part was for lights on the costumes not "lit" inside :0)

I had my own contest going for the class and Dena and Paola won best lit dancer (again it was the use of lights) and Kyla won best use of glow sticks.

A huge thanks to Kelley and Melissa for getting us drummers to provide the music for us as we danced down the parade route with our lit candy canes.

Below are photos of the event and I'm already planning next years route!

group shot with the early birds



Melissa and I



Melissa, me and Ginn lit up

Jackie in the parking lot



group shot

Everyone have a great holiday season and a very happy New Year...until next year take care.