Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Road Trip to Prescott

What a fantastic time we had in Prescott, AZ at Troupe Salamat's 15th Anniversary Celebration.  Dana and Dawn were right on time at 5:00 a.m. to get on the road so we could be in Prescott by 7:00 a.m. to set up for vending and they could take the first workshop at 8:00 a.m.  I had the car already loaded with Shimmy Bliss inventory and I even could see out the back window; that's a huge feat to do that when I'm vending :-)  We stopped at QT to get goodies for the trip and off to Prescott.

We made pretty good time and were only 25 minutes after 7:00.  We unloaded the car and set up for vending.  I met Flo from Tribal Souk located in New Mexico and Elsanne from Libeluladanza located in Mexico; they were great vending buddies through out the day.

After the first workshop Dana, Dawn and I went and had some lunch in downtown Prescott and had time to check out one of the antique stores before going back to workshops.  I took the afternoon workshop with Terri Walden directory of Troupe Salamat on some of their combinations with zill patterns.  It was a lot of fun and I have new combos to teach my students.

We had several hours before the evening show so it was off to hunt for something light to eat and we found a little pie place and couldn't resist having a slice of pie.  We sat outside and ate which would be unheard of in the Valley of the Sun since it was 119 on Saturday at home; got to love Northern AZ!

Back to the studio to get ready for the show.  Dawn and I ran through our Duet and Dana ran through her first solo.  It was so great to see all my old friends in Northern AZ and get caught up on what's been going on in their lives.  It was time for the show so all the dancers got together back stage before going on to prepare.

Troupe Salamat started the evening off and dancers from all over the US and Mexico performed; what a show!!!!!  Dana did wonderful on her first solo and Dawn and I rocked the house after her.  I loved seeing all the different dance styles and costumes; so many ideas for future routines :-)  After Troupe Salamat ended the show we vended a little bit and it was time to pack up and hit the road.

We stopped at a Denny's in Prescott Valley for some food before heading back down to the Valley.  We arrived at my house after 1:00 a.m. all of us tired from a perfect day of belly dancing.

Below are some photos from our trip.

We took 3TV on our trip




White Lotus Belly Dance

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Intermediate Cabaret Pop Dance

Here's the video to this sessions intermediate Pop dance by Michelle Joyce from her new DVD "The Triple Threat Set".  The music is from Midnight Magic, song Efred by Isam Tawfik.

See you in class...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Dance Session Starting March 25th

I can't believe how long it's been since I posted something new on my blog; oops :-)

The new dance session starts March 25th - 28th and I will be teaching a lot of new dances this session.

Monday night will be the beginning basic classes and I already have the video up for the cabaret basic class on my website, (go to current choreographies to check it out). Beginning tribal basics class we will be learning basic moves with cues and some combos.

Tuesday night will be a Persian veil routine for the beginners and an Egyptian pop routine for the intermediate cabaret dancers.

Wednesday for beginning tribal will be a single fan veil routine that I taught in 2009 with a new ending since I never finished the dance I faded the song out and a new Thai nail routine.

Thursday bellyrobics class will have new music and new moves in many of the songs and the beginning tribal class video is also up.  Their routine is a tribal folkloric dance I taught several years ago.

Below is registration info on the next session:

Spring Session,  (7 weeks) 

beginning belly dance - basic
 (American Style)
CAW13DNC011-11 M Mar 25-May 6 6:30-7:30pm $53 YR $62 NR
beginning tribal style - basic (Tribal Style)
CAW13DNC012-11 M Mar 25-May 6 7:30-8:30pm $53 YR $62 NR
beginning belly dance 2 (Persian Veil)
CAW13DNC003-11 T Mar 26-May 7 6:30-7:30pm $53 YR $62 NR
intermediate belly dance (Egyptian Style)
CAW13DNC004-11 T Mar 26-May 7 7:30-8:30pm $53 YR $62 NR
beginning tribal style 2 (Tribal Style, Single Fan Veil)
CAW13DNC001-11 W Mar 27-May 8 7-8pm $53 YR $62 NR
intermediate tribal style (Tribal Style, Thai Nails)
CAW13DNC002-11 W Mar 27-May 8 8-9pm $53 YR $62 NR
bellyrobics CAW13DNC007-11 TH Mar 28-May 9 6:30-7:30pm $53 YR $62 NR 
beginning tribal style 2
 (Tribal Folkloric Style)
CAW13DNC001-12 TH Mar 28-May 9 7:30-8:30pm $53 YR $62 NR

Register by calling the Mesa Arts Center register, (480)644-6520, or drop off your registration at the Art Studios at the Mesa Arts Center lobby.
Brochures are at the Mesa Arts Center or visit the Mesa Arts Center website.