Sunday, August 3, 2014

Great Source for Articles on Belly Dancing

I use to love receiving my Habibi magazine when I first started dancing in the 1980's.  This journal has gone through many publishers through it's life before it ended in 2002.

Shareen El Safy was the last publisher from 1996 - 2002 and she has created a website called "The Best of Habibi".

Here you will find around 260 articles that were published during the time she was publisher.  Check it out when you have lots of time to read, :-)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Four Mistakes Dancers Make on the Internet

When updating my website today I ran across an article by Princess Farhana entitled, "Four Mistakes Dancers Make on the Internet".

I started my website, Joy of Belly Dancing back in 1990 when there wasn't a lot of information on the Internet about belly dancing.  I use to spotlight a dancer each month and a lot of the spotlights I received were sent via snail mail to me and I had to scan in the photos and type the bios in by hand.  I stopped spotlighting dancers in 2009 since no one wanted to be bothered promoting themselves anymore; I know crazy that's free advertisement!

Through the years I have seen a lot of dancer websites being born and recently they are disappearing; this is sad.

Everyone is saying, I have a Facebook page I don't need a website and this is not true a website is still very important.  Not everyone has Facebook, I know hard to believe, and if you are not "public" on Facebook not everyone can see it.  You don't want to mix personal life with you dance life, so I agree totally with Princess Farhana.  Don't get me wrong social media is important but it's not a website that promotes just you.

Check out her article when you have a chance,  It is going to be a series, I can't wait for the remaining articles.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fusion Day Photos!

Fusion Day was such a blast!!!  Thank you everyone that came by to shop, take a workshop and attended the evening show!

Below are photos from the day:

Next event Beat the Heat in Bisbee, July 11th - 13th, hope to see you there.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Fusion Day 2014!!!!

Mark your calendars for Saturday June 21, 2014 for Fusion Day!!!!  The place to be is the Women's Club of Mesa, 200 N. Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201.  The fun starts at 9:00 a.m. with shopping and the 1st of 3 workshops starting at 10:00 a.m.

Workshops will be:
Cari from Anaya Tribal teaching skirt combos (10 - 11:30)
How to Dance to Live Music with Yasmina, Jim and Patrick (noon - 1:30)
Carrie Konyha teaching Tribaret Combos for the Versatile Dancer (2:00 - 3:30)

Vending by Ro & Rea, DSD Medieval Needle, Shimmy Bliss and henna by Annwyn.

Can't take a workshop, no worries come by and shop the vendors and get a henna tattoo.

Can't make it during the day, come see the evening show from 7:00 - 8:30; doors open at 6:30.  Show is $5 and you can pay at the door.

Want to be in the show?  Register to take one of the workshops and let me know you'd like to perform.  There are still openings but they are going fast.

Check out all the info on Fusion Day 2014 on my website.  Hope to see you there...

Friday, March 14, 2014

Spring Session Starts March 25th!

The new dance session starts Tuesday March 25th with beginning 2 cabaret and intermediate cabaret classes. 

The beginning 2 cabaret class will be learning an Egyptian style routine with the intermediate cabaret class learning something different this session, Voi. 

Wednesday night is tribal night with beginning tribal 2 class learning a skirt dance with a gypsy flare and the intermediate tribal class learning a hand candle dance.

Thursday night is beginning basic classes in both cabaret and tribal.  For the cabaret class is a veil dance and something new for the tribal basic class a choreographed dance along with basic moves.

Below is info on times, dates, registration info and costs. 

Spring Session (March 25 - May 8)
bellyrobicsCAW14DNC007-11 T Jan 14 - Feb 25 5:30-6:30pm $53 YR $62 NR
beginning belly dance 2
(Egyptian Style)
CAW14DNC003-11 T Jan 14 - Feb 25 6:30-7:30pm $53 YR $62 NR
intermediate belly dance (Voi)
CAW14DNC004-11 T Jan 14 - Feb 25 7:30-8:30pm $53 YR $62 NR
beginning tribal style 2 (Tribal Fusion Skirt)
CAW14DNC001-11 W Jan 15 - Feb 26 6:30-7:30pm $53 YR $62 NR
intermediate tribal style (Tribal Hand Candles)
CAW14DNC002-11 Jan 15 - Feb 26 7:30-8:30pm $53 YR $62 NR
beginning belly dance - basic (Veil)
CAW14DNC011-11 TH Jan 16 - Feb 27 6:30-7:30pm $53 YR $62 NR
beginning tribal style - basic (Tribal Style)
CAW14DNC012-11 TH Jan 16 - Feb 27 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.

Enjoy your weekend and hope to see you in class...Yasmina