Monday, June 27, 2011

July Classes in Bellevue

If you’re in the Bellevue area and looking for a fun class to take this summer, check out the July schedule at the Bedouin StarEthnic Dance Studio and Boutique.
  • Mondays: Tribal Style Belly Dance Level 3, Tribal Belly Dance Level 4
  • Tuesdays: Tribal Style Belly Dance Level 2, Hula Inspired Movement
  • Wednesdays: Tribal Style Belly Dance Level 1, Hoop Dance
  • Thursdays: Belly Dance Basics, Veil Choreography
  • Fridays: Costuming, Crafting, Beading, and Sewing
  • Saturdays: Tribal Style Belly Dance Level 1
Visit the Bedouin Star website for times, start dates, and costs. There are a lot of nice discounts too.

Monday, June 20, 2011

2011 MN Renaissance Festival

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is every weekend from August 20th through October 2nd. Each weekend is a different theme, and there is also a lot of good food, entertaining shows, and plenty of shopping.
(Sisters of the Sahara at the 2008 MN Ren Fest. Photo by Karnak.)
Silk Roads, Discover the Riches is the Middle Eastern and Asian themed weekend on September 3rd, 4th, and 5th. The Middle Eastern Belly Dance competition will be at 5:00 pm on the Pavilion stage each day. The categories include Junior (under 16 years old), Adult (16-38), and Adult + (39 and older). Preregister by August 26th, 2011 for free admission!  The winner will get a gift certificate for Dahlal International. In the past, this contest has been very stress-free. Each competitor will get up on stage and dance for about 30 seconds. Sometimes there are judges to decide and sometimes the audience will pick by applause. Seasoned professionals have won, and so have brand-new beginners!
The Sisters of the Sahara will also perform this weekend, and so will John Khoury’s Arabic Ensemble. There will also be free belly dance lessons at the festival.

Monday, June 13, 2011

2011 Bedouin Star Bazaar

The 4th Annual Bedouin Star Bazaar and World Dance Day is July 9th! The workshops include Bollywood Choreography with Maliaka, Cane Choreography with Ashiya, Musicality: Dancing to Music with Isis, and Stage Makeup with Ashiya. Register by July 7th, and each class is only $20, or pay for all classes for only $65. The event begins at 10:00 am at the Bellevue University Student Center, 1000 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE.
The Studio Recital and Evening Show featuring Special Guests is also July 9th, and it’s at 7:00 pm. The doors open at 6:00 pm and there will be shopping! The show is free for the audience!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Postponed: Beginner Hoop Dance Workshop

The Beginner Hoop Dance Workshop originally scheduled for June 18th will be postponed. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

New Date: September 10, 2011.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summer Belly Dance in Sioux Falls

If you saw the Little Sisters of the Desert Sands belly dance at the Siouxland Renaissance Festival and now want to take belly dance lessons, you’re in luck! The Little Sisters are also known as Liquid Hip Therapy, and they teach at Dance! Ballroom & Studio, 1200 E. 57th, Oak Ridge Plaza, Sioux Falls, SD. In June on Wednesdays, Laurie will teach Improvisational Tribal Style dance classes at 6:30. On Sundays at 5:00, Robin will teach Belly Dance Basics. Visit the Liquid Hip Therapy website or facebook page for more information.
(Photo taken at the 2011 Siouxland Renaissance Faire from the Siouxland Renaissance Association page.)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summer Dance Classes in Sioux Falls

Liquid Hip Therapy has some changes to their summer class schedule. During June, July, and August there will only be belly dance lessons on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm and Sundays at 5:00 pm. Instructors will rotate, and there won’t be any class on June 5th because all of the dance teachers are performing at the Siouxland Renaissance Festival!
The belly dance classes are at Dance! Ballroom and Studio 1200 E. 57th, Oak Ridge Plaza
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108.