Monday, August 30, 2010

Basharaat's Virgo Party!

Hallie and Morgan are celebrating their birthdays at the Joyo theater in Lincoln, NE with Basharaat's Virgo Party. Many artists will be there, including: SFS, MC Beth, Flowpulse, Charlie Coolwater, Karaoke Master Nicole, and Basharaat Dance Co. The festivities begin at 7:00 pm and the suggested donation is $5.
(Photo from Basharaat's Virgo Party! event page.)

Monday, August 23, 2010

2010 Tribal Dreams

This year’s Tribal Dreams festival begins Friday, November 5th and ends Sunday, November 7th. The presenters include: Blue Lotus, Sharon Moore, Joe Williams, Jawahara, Benu, and Hallie Marie.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bedouin Star Drum 'N Dance Jam

The next Drum 'N Dance Jam at the Bedouin Star Studio is August 28th in Bellevue, NE. The festivities begin at 7:00 pm.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cirque De Gothique Auditions

Auditions for the Cirque de Gothique are on August 28th at the Bedouin Star Studio in Bellevue, NE. The theme is time travel and the auditions are 2:00-6:00 pm.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dance Show Tonight in Sioux City

Yesterday, the Sioux City Journal had an article about Kajira Djoumahna coming to Sioux City to teach and perform SGI (Synchronized Group Improvisational) Belly Dance.
(Kajira's photo from the Sioux City Journal.)
The show tonight is at WITCC, 4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, IA. Use Parking Lot #4 and Entrance #14. Cost is only $10.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Belly Dance Show at WITCC this Saturday

The Belly Dance Show on August 14th at 6:45 pm on the campus of Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, IA will feature a variety of performances. Kajira from Hawaii will perform Tribal style belly dance. The Desert Angels from Sioux City will perform a tambourine number. Ahva from Sioux Falls will do a fan and a Bhangra dance. Other belly dance troupes and dancers from around the region will be there: Liquid Hip Therapy from Sioux Falls, Troupe Sicorae from Lincoln, Dance Orientale from Omaha, Hallie from Lincoln, and Karnak from Sioux City will perform as well. There will also be a special appearance by an Egyptian Elvis impersonator, Amahl Shookup!
Tickets are only $10. The address is 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City. Park in Parking Lot #4 and use Entrance #14. The show is in the Cargill Auditorium, which is room D103.
(The Desert Angels. Photo by Sioux City phototrapher Tani Russell.)

MN Renaissance Festival 2010

The Silk Road is the Middle Eastern theme weekend at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. It’s August 28th and 29th. The weekend will include belly dance performances by the Sisters of the Sahara, free belly dance lessons, and a belly dance competition. Live music and open dancing will also be available. There will also be many vendors.
(Photo from the MN Renaissance Festival website.)
The Minnesota State Belly Dance Competition registration is due August 15th, but they usually let dancers sign up the day of the contest. The title sounds foreboding, but it’s pretty informal and low-stress. Anyone from professional dancers to beginners can win! (In 2008, dance teachers from SD won 1st and 2nd place in the 39+ age group. In 2009, beginners won 2nd place in the 16+ and 39+ age groups.) The 2009 contest was judged by the audience. Each dancer had about 20-30 seconds to dance with live drumming, and then the audience cheered for who they wanted to win. Gift certificates to Dahlal were given to 1st and 2nd place.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lauritzen Gardens Art in Bloom

(The Raqs Awn logo is from the Raqs Awn facebook fan page.)
On Sunday, August 15th, some of the Raqs Awn dancers will perform at the Art in Bloom event in Omaha. They will dance at 11:00 am and noon.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sioux City Dance Show Saturday

Don’t forget about the professional belly dance show in Sioux City this Saturday, August 14th! The headliner is Kajira of Black Sheep Belly Dance from Hawaii. Other performers include the Sioux City Desert Angels, Liquid Hip Therapy from Sioux Falls, and Troupe Sicorae of Lincoln. This will certainly be an entertaining performance, and no one within the Sioux City area should miss it!
(Liquid Hip Therapy from Sioux Falls, SD. Photo by Karnak.)
The dance show begins at 6:45 pm at the Cargill Auditorium, Room D103, at Western Iowa Technical College in Sioux City, IA. This room is in Building entrance #14, Parking Lot #4. Tickets are $10.00 at the door, which is about the cost of a movie but it’s a live show. It will also be a lot more entertaining. Be prepared to clap along to the music and cheer!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Belly Dance Show in Sioux City

There will be a professional belly dance show at 6:45 pm at the Cargill Auditorium, Room D103, at Western Iowa Technical College in Sioux City, IA. This room is in Building entrance #14, Parking Lot #4. The show is August 14th. Tickets are $10.00 at the door. Please help support these wonderful performers! Kajira from Hawaii will perform Tribal style belly dance with other Black Sheep Belly Dance troupe members. Other dancers from Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska will perform as well.

Monday, August 2, 2010

August Belly Dance with Magalena Christina

Magdalena Christina’s next belly dance class is August 15th from 1:00-3:30 pm in Omaha.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August Workshops with Sanat Halck

On August 14th and 15th is the next time Sanat Halck is teaching workshops. The classes are at Motion 41 Dance, 2918 S 125th Ave, Omaha.
On the 14th, Hands and Arms is at 9:00 am, Ballet for Belly is at 10:00 am, Turns and Spins is at 11:00 am, the Art of Improvising for Solo Work is at 2:00 pm. On the 15th, Introduction to Swords is at 11:00 am and Introduction to Veil is at 2:00 pm.
On August 21st, The Secret to Egyptian Shimmies is at 9:00 am, Performable Combinations is at 11:00 am, and Pharaonic Dance is at 2:00 pm. On August 22nd, Beledi Specialized is at 9:00 am, Saidi Specialized is at 11:00 am, and Raks Asayah is at 2:00 pm.
Finally on August 28th, What is Melaya Leff? is at 9:00 am, Bring on Arabian Flamenco is at 11:00 am, and Enjoy the Ghawazee! is at 2:00pm.