Monday, March 29, 2010

Two Week Break From Classes

It's hard to believe we have been off for two weeks for Spring break from my belly dance classes!!!  Classes start tomorrow night March 30th.

During the break I performed at India's Grill in Mesa.  Clara thanks for bringing your sister and coming to see me dance.  It's a great little restaurant and the food was really good.

On March 25th eight of us from the intermediate tribal class performed the skirt dance for Jackie's Spanish class at MCC.  That was fun I'm not to sure what her classmates and instructor thought :0)

Of course I forgot my camera and have no photos of either event!  I need to just keep my camera in my purse at all times!!!

On Saturday March 27th I held two workshops at my home studio.  I taught one and Carrie Konyha from Sedona came down and taught the other workshop.  Everyone loved Carrie's workshop she is a fantastic performer and fabulous instructor.  It was a great day enjoying our wonderful Spring weather and dancing.  Thank you to all who that attended the workshops I know I had a great time.

After the day was all done and I was saying goodbye to Kelley it hit me I forgot to take pictures of the workshops!  I had no excuse the camera was right there in the house!!!  I guess I need to wear the thing around my neck :0)

April is going to be a very busy month.  Classes starting, my 1st Saturday workshops, performing on April 10th at the Phoenix's First Ladies show, teaching a workshop on April 17th and performing at the County Fair on April 18th and vending, performing and teaching a workshop on April 24th in Cottonwood with Anaya Tribal and Carrie.  This month is going to fly by and my goal is to have the camera with so I have photos :-)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Last Class Recital, March 9, 2010

What a great performance on March 9th!!!  I'm so proud of my students they work really hard on all their dances and what a show they put on Tuesday night.  Thanks to everyone that helped set up the room with chairs and putting everything back when we finished.  The audience was fantastic moving to the dance room to watch the intermediate tribal class perform the skirt dance since the drama room was too small for flying skirts :0)

Below are some photos from the evening performance.  Thanks Gail for taking such great photos during the show.







Group shot before our performance















Beginning Thursday night tribal performing to the song "I Like To Move It"

Beginning Wednesday night tribal class performing a basket dance


Beginning Wednesday night cabaret class performing a fusion dance



Beginning Tuesday night cabaret class performing a 1980's dance called "Bellyrobics"



Intermediate Tuesday night cabaret class performing an Oriental dance


Intermediate Wednesday night tribal class performing a skirt dance


More skirt dance


Jade performing a solo


Roxy performing a sword solo


Michele and Kay enjoying the show

Next recital will be in May...

Monday, March 1, 2010

Catching Up January - February 2010

It's been a long time since my last post and so many events have taken place.

My dance classes at the Mesa Art Center (MAC) on January 19th and I'm now teaching 3 nights a week Tues., Wed. and now Thursday evening with a new beginning tribal class.

On January 23rd I held my 15th Annual Belly Dance Swap meet and even this week and one of the worst storms in AZ it didn't dampen our spirits. Attendance was really down due to the unusual weather since dancers from out of the Valley of the Sun couldn't make it due to so many road closures. We will do it again on January 15, 2011!!!

Helena's workshop at the 15th Annual Swap Meet

On February 6th I danced at TC's Belly Dance Gathering at Plaza de Anaya as a solist and with some of my students. It was a fun show with lots and lots of dancing and chatting with friends.

Kelley, Kyla, myself, Dena and Debbie at TC's show

I vended with Kyla and Gail at the Estrella War Games in Florence, AZ Feb. 9th - 14th. This was my first time vending at War and doing henna for a day. I saw so many people I hadn't seen in so long; next year I'm not driving back to town we'll stay and camp.

Our vending tent at War

Kyla, Gail and I at War

John and Ratso

Last Saturday I taught a veil workshop in Safford, AZ and what a blast!!!! The women in Safford made me feel so welcome, like one of the group. A huge Thank You to Rajani for inviting me to teach; now Rajani know how to throw a party! My hubby and dog Ratso came along for the ride and although I can't speak for Ratso my hubby had a great time!!

I am going to do my best to make sure I bring my camera with to all events in the future. There are several events in March and OMG April is filled with workshops and shows every weekend along with a road trip to Cottonwood. I can't wait to see everyone in Northern AZ.

Till next time...enjoy

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