Tribal Fusion Basics class happens Fridays from 7 to 8 PM. We'll learn choreo/combos and shimmy till we shiver. For beginning and intermediate dancers, a comfortable environment to focus on technique and mojo. 11/12 Note: classes ended in September.]
Class location: former Crown Hill Skin Deep Dance studio, 9250 14th Ave NW #7, Seattle, WA 98117. Enter through the blue door on the south side of the building! (Heading north on 15th Ave NW from Seattle, take a left on 92nd, right after 15th curves right and turns into Holman; the Thirsty Fish Pub is on the corner).
$12 drop-in, $60 for a 6-class, 6-month punch card. Please come 5 minutes early to sign up.
Session with gAk Photography (posted 4/11/12)
As you can see by the new site background photo (with horns), more mayhem is afoot. I got to work with Nicole of gAk Photography for what she dubbed the Reptile shoot (apologies to Nine Inch Nails). There is an article about gAk online, or you can find out more on Facebook or at Nicole's website. The photos are also on Flickr (currently on the first page of the photo stream, but search on Reptile to find them otherwise).
More Alice in Wonderland (posted 2/20/12)
"Wonderland: A Bellydance Play" finished its Seattle run with 2 shows at the Columbia City Theater and 1 at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. The producer, creator, director, and Red Queen herself, Medea, asked me to play the Jabberwocky, and I’ve never had so much fun on stage before being crazy and evil. So much fun that I’m taking this show on the road, to Portland’s Raqs Oubliettes at the Lovecraft Bar on March 9. Jabby can’t wait to come out and play again, though she sometimes wonders why everyone gives her such a wide berth...
New Studio, New Shows, New Year (posted 12/18/11)
My good friend and accomplished dancer Katrina McCoy is opening a new Skin Deep Studio location on Crown Hill, and has asked me to teach Beginning Tribal Fusion Basics on Thursday nights 6:30 to 7:30 PM starting January 19. Each class will introduce new concepts and build on previous moves and drills, but drop-ins are welcome—as are people who are new to dance and bellydance. We’ll start at the very beginning and build solid technique, work up a sweat, and have fun doing it.
Also, I’ll be performing on New Year’s Eve with some amazing performers (please see the listing on my home page) to ring in 2012 at the Funhouse. Exciting things are on the horizon for next year, including a performance in Portland, possibly a second run of Wonderland: A Bellydance Play, and I’ll be going for my certification in Rachel Brice’s 8 Elements: Cultivation. I hope you have a great 2012 no matter where you spend your New Year’s Eve.
Sparkly Miscellany (posted 11/16/11)
As I prepare for the final scheduled night of "Wonderland: A Bellydance Play" at the Columbia City Theater on 11/20, please view some recent video of what I've been up to at The Big Easy Hafla fund raiser and in my appearance at Salon L'Orient. Speaking of Salon L'Orient, the lovely NagaSita taught an amazing workshop last month here on a visit to Seattle. Also please note that the talented Katrina McCoy included me in the visuals for the launch of her new Washington Bellydance site.
Teaching Update (posted 10/12/11)
The first 6-week session of Tribal Fusion Basics went so well that I signed up for a second one; this means classes have been extended well into November. These classes cover the basics of tribal fusion bellydance for drop-in or sequential attendance, so come get your shimmy on with us and learn a combo or two.