Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sioux City Riverssance is This Weekend

The Sioux City Riverssance Faire is this weekend. On Saturday, the park is open from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm. Sunday hours are 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Don't forget to check out the belly dance shows at the WITCC stage on Saturday and Sunday!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Belly Dancers at Riverssance Faire

(Photo of the Desert Angels from the 2008 Sioux City Riverssance.)

The Desert Angels Belly Dancers will perform five times at the Sioux City Renaissance Festival. All performances are at the WITCC Ancient Oaks Master's Stage. Riverssance is October 3rd and 4th at Riverside Park.

Saturday performances: 10:20, 2:00, and 4:00
Sunday performances: 10:15 and 2:00

(Photo of the Desert Angels with Alex drumming from the 2008 Sioux City Riverssance.)

This year’s show will have a many unique dances. The Desert Angels will present a variety of Middle Eastern dances to Arabic and Turkish music. The troupe will perform with shimmies, twists, and finger cymbals. One troupe number will be a zar dance, which is a dance that has deeper meanings and is danced to a spooky rhythm. There will also be a duet when the performers will dance with canes. The cane dance is traditionally from Upper Egypt, and it’s a lively dance. A tambourine choreography will also be performed to Amr Diab’s “Habibi Ya Nour el Ain,” which translates to “My Darling, You are the Glow in my Eyes.” You won’t want to miss this year’s show!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Drum N’ Dance in the Park with Bedouin Star

On Friday, September 25th, there will be a Drum N’ Dance jam in the park in Bellevue, NE. Check out Isis’s website for more details.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Liquid Hip Therapy Classes in SD

Liquid Hip Therapy is a dance troupe from Sioux Falls, SD. They offer various classes on Wednesday, Thursdays, and Sundays at Dance! Ballroom & Studio. They also perform at various events, and they are a delight to watch.

(Photo taken by Karnak at the 2009 Nebraska Belly Dance Spectacular.)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Riverssance is October 3rd and 4th

Mark your calendars for the 2009 Sioux City Renaissance Festival! The Desert Angels Belly Dance Troupe will perform several times throughout the weekend. Like all of the shows, the belly dance performances are included with regular admission.

(Photo taken by Clancy at the 2009 ArtSpash festival.)

Riverssance is Saturday, October 3rd, and Sunday, October 4th. The festival begins at 10:00 am both days, but it closes at 8:00 pm on Saturday and 4:00 pm on Sunday. Until the end of September, adult tickets will be sold for only $6.00 at HyVee stores in Sioux City and South Sioux City. Otherwise, adult tickets are $9.00, ages 7-16 cost $3.00, and 6 and younger get in for free.

Sisters of the Sahara at Shakopee

(Photo taken by Karnak at the 2008 MN Renaissance Festival.)

The Sisters of the Sahara is a belly dance troupe from Minnesota that performs at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, which is every weekend until October 4th for the 2009 season. They perform a short skit with lots of great dancing. Their show is new this year, and instead of searching for a husband they’re looking for a new cabana boy! If you go, make sure you clap along to the music and cheer!

If you plan to go, here is a coupon for $3.00 off adult admission.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sioux City Belly Dance

The purpose of Sioux City Belly Dance is to provide information for belly dancers and belly dance fans in Sioux City, IA and surrounding areas. This blog will be updated periodically as belly dance shows, classes, and workshops happen.