Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Della's Dance Classes

Della’s August schedule for belly dancing in Omaha is posted on her website. Della is a knowledgeable instructor who many dancers in the Midwest respect, and she is teaching at a new location. The classes she teachers at the Chrysalis at the Center Mall include: Mix Level Belly Dance (Sundays 7:30 pm), Belly Dance Workout (Tuesdays 5:30 pm), Intermediate/Advanced Belly Dance(Tuesdays 6:45 pm), Belly Dance Beginners (Tuesdays 8:00 pm or Wednesdays 6:45), Beginning/Intermediate Belly Dance (Wednesdays 8:00 pm), Improvisational Tribal Style Belly Dance (Thursdays 5:30 pm), and Improvisational Tribal Style Belly Dance Beginners (Thursdays 7:30 pm). There will also be Mix Level Belly Dance (Tuesdays 1:00 pm) at the Benson Community Center.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

2011 Tribal Dreams

Tribal Dreams is going to be November 11th-13th in Lincoln, NE.
Here’s the schedule from the 2011 Tribal Dreams event page:
Friday November 11
8 - 9 AM - Sign in for classes
9 - 11 AM - Samantha Riggs - Bollywood via Rajasthan: Minnat Kare
11:10 - 12:40 - Masani - Kashlamar 9/8
2 - 4 PM - Princess Farhana - Soft, Slow, and Slinky
4:10 - 5:40 PM - Barbara of Benu
7:00 PM Doors open for show
7:30 PM Participants Show
Saturday, November 12
8 - 9 AM - Sign in for classes
9 - 11 AM - Princess Farhana -Screen Siren -Dark and Wanton, Retro Style Make-up
11:10 - 12:40 - Morgan Fahrnbruch - Fusion Choreography
2 - 4 PM - John Compton - Coffee Dance Choreography (Yeah!!)
4 - 5:30 PM - Masani - Rhythms and the Dance
7:30 PM Doors Open For the Show
8:00 PM Presenters Show
Sunday, November 13
9 - 10 AM - Sign in for Classes
10 - Noon - John Compton
1:20 - 3:20 PM - Hallie Marie Tibbs
3:30 - 5:30 PM - Afro-Brazilian Combos for Warrior

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I Dream of Belly Dance

(Flyer from the Raqs Awn website.)

Raqs Awn Belly Dance Collective is putting on fundraiser show for Lara Marsh, who is in need of a double lung transplant. The show will have a variety of belly dance entertainment at the Pizza Shoppe Collective, 6056 Maple St., Omaha, NE. Doors open at 7:00 and the show starts at 7:30 on August 13th. Visit the facebook event page for more information.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Basharaat’s Fundraising Party

Basharaat is hosting a fundraiser on July 30th so they can further their education by attending TribOriginal. There will be belly dance fire dancers, and there’s a $5 suggested donation. The party starts at 7:00 pm in Lincoln, NE. This family-friendly event will also be a potluck. Visit their event page on facebook for more details.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bedouin Star Choreography Challenge

Bedouin Star will be hosting auditions for their troupe in a fun and unique way! On Friday, July 15th, visit the Bedouin Star website to learn a choreographed dance. On Saturday, August 6th, go the Bedouin Star Studio to audition. For more information, go to their facebookevent page  

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Drum Circle Photos

(Picture of the Desert Angels at the drum circle by Tani Russell.)
The Drum Circle Social last Saturday at the Yoga College was a lot of fun. Drummers and dancers from the community came together and made the event a success! The musicians varied in skill level, but the beginners were able to play rhythms with the more experienced percussionists. Extra instruments were provided so no one was empty-handed.
The music allowed dancers of all ages to get up boogie! Most of the dancers chose belly dance movements, but there were no restrictions. All of the dancing was made up on the spot. Sometimes groups improvised, but there were opportunities for soloists to dance.
(Picture of the drum circle by Tani Russell.)
Overall, this was a great event for the whole family. Husbands drummed for their wives. Brothers and sisters played together. Friends had a chance to socialize by talking or through music and dance.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Shira in Okoboji

Shira will teach a belly dance class in Okoboji, Iowa on Saturday, July 16th. The class will be at Yoga Okoboji from 4:30-6:00pm. The cost is $25. Visit the Yoga Okoboji website and click on “Events.”

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Drum Circle Social Video

The Drum Circle Social at the Yoga College on July 9th was a lot of fun! If you’re curious about what the drum circle was like, here is a video highlighting the event.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Celtic Tattoo Workshop in July

Henna 201: Temporary Celtic Henna Tattoos will be on Saturday, July 30th at 1:00 pm at the Yoga College, 520 Nebraska Street, Sioux City, IA. The instructor will share how to draw overlapping knot-work designs in the Celtic style. The knot-work will begin at a beginning level and become more complex as the workshop progresses. Participants will be able to draw abstract overlapping designs or create zoomorphic designs. After practicing on paper, students will be able to give themselves Celtic tattoos of their own design with premixed henna in applicator cones.
Remember to register before July 16th for a discount! Call 712-224-9642 or visit the Yoga College website.