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Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Subject:I don't know if anyone still reads this community
Posted by:v_e.
Time:4:38 pm.
I was hoping for a little advice from those with more experience in the field then myself. I'm probably at an intermediate level as far as dancing skill goes and I have been contemplating taking my dance to the next step: from serious hobby to potential career.

I understand the "work hard" and "practice every day" aspect of this change, but I more have an issue with networking. I'll probably have to move to a larger city where there are more dancers and I can get better instruction (I've been stuck at intermediate because there are no "experts" where I live. As it is I drive an hour just to get to a beginners veil-work class). However, once my skill is at the right level I'd like to know who to talk to/what to do to get a bellydance career off the ground. Any suggestions?
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Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Subject:New Azphodel Track!
Posted by:zanelazos.
Time:4:50 pm.
 Hey Everyone,

A new Azphodel Track is up on the website at www.azphodel.com! Please have a listen and visit the Members page to download, if you like (for free, even). Much more to come! Thanks,

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Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Subject:Azphodel Video featuring dance troupe - Apsara
Posted by:zanelazos.
Time:6:24 pm.
 Musick video with premier electronic-old-world fusion Azphodel, intertwined with Portland's premier dance troupe - Apsara, recently seen with Le Serpent Rouge.

Please comment!  Thanks!

Also free music for download at: www.azphodel.com

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Monday, August 24th, 2009

Subject:News for Atlanta Area/Georgia Dancers!
Posted by:rivierajenn.
Time:11:59 am.
I've always been frustrated with the fact that there's no real central location for the Atlanta/Georgia belly dance community to find out about events, classes, shows, etc. So, I decided to create one!

Please check out the Atlanta Belly Blog. It's a work in progress, but I'm hoping this will serve a real need in our community. I'll be featuring previews, reviews and interviews with dancers, event sponsors, restaurant owners, musicians and more. To make it happen, I need your help. Send me info about your events! Do you have an upcoming show, hafla, workshop, DVD release or anything else that would be of interest to the community? I'd love to hear from you! Drop me an e-mail at genevieveraqs at comcast dot net. Feedback is also welcome.

Thanks, everyone!

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Subject:Atlanta, GA - July 25th
Posted by:rachelute.
Time:4:29 pm.

Jendayi and Friends @ Kat's Cafe

Saturday July 25th 2009 7:00 PM
970 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA, 30306
(404) 347-2263 -Kat's Cafe Phone #

This cafe is tucked away underneath the Helmet Salon located in the old Jakes Ice Cream in Midtown. Kat's Cafe is a cozy atmosphere where the staff remembers frequent visitors names.

Join Jendayi and Friends for a new concept in bellydance shows. Jendayi will feature performers throughout the Atlanta Bellydance Community. Our 2nd show will feature over 10 professional level dancers from all over Atlanta. Please come out and support the bellydance community. Also, if you are a bellydancer and would like to perform at a future event with Jendayi and Friends.. please let me know.

Only $5.00 Cover Charge! Kat's has a full bar and delicious food. Please come out and support your fellow dancers. Doors open @ 6:30; show starts @ 7:00 PM

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Subject:Tamalyn Dallals Backroads America Tour - Jackson, MS
Posted by:missihippy.
Time:12:26 pm.
Mood: excited.

Tamalyn is coming in Wednesday, July 22 and will be in Jackson through Sunday, July 26. We have booksignings, Film Viewings of her documentary of her travels and Dance Workshops planned!
We keep full details posted on Myspace.com/missihippy - under our events!

feel free to email me for more details at missihippy  AT   gmail.com
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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Subject:Gulf Coast Bellydance Festival
Posted by:missihippy.
Time:1:04 pm.
April 4
Ocean Springs
Mary O'Keefe Performing Arts Center

Information available at
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Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Subject:April 11, Washington DC - 2 Workshops with Tempest
Posted by:kiaroskuro.
Time:9:43 pm.
MeaHuna Productions is bringing Tempest, the “Gothmutha”, to Washington, DC, on April 11th!
She’ll be teaching two workshops on finding your inner voice and developing a strong stage presence.

Workshops will be followed by a ritual dance dedication by Tempest celebrating friend, dancer, and artist Kaihea at the Palace of Wonders. Reserve your workshop space now.

Workshop descriptions and flier under the cutCollapse )
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Subject:Thinking of Selling My TribalCon Ticket...
Posted by:fairygothmoth3r.
Time:7:06 am.
just wanted to see if there would be any takers. $240 Thurs-Sun (includes a tshirt and parties Fri and sat night).

Due to a job situation I probably need the money more than the workshop.

Lemme know if any interest...
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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Subject:Black Hearts Ball 09
Posted by:missihippy.
Time:9:04 am.
Mood: contemplative.

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Monday, January 5th, 2009

Subject:Athens, GA
Posted by:overtupelo.
Time:5:02 pm.
Mood: hopeful.
Anyone know of good belly dancing classes in Athens, Georgia? Or workshops in Atlanta? Atlanta is too far for me to drive on a regular basis for classes, but if there was some kind of festival I would love to be there..
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Subject:2009 - basting off Vaudeville style!
Posted by:mabjustmab.
Time:12:02 pm.
are you ready for 2009?

Time to gird your loins, because this first month is going to be FANTASTIC!

January 10th - Bellydance Carnival with Mezmer Society, Paolo Garbanzo, Mab Just Mab, and more - Richmond VA
January 11th - Mezmer Society, Paolo Garbanzo, Mab Just Mab, and Mavi @ the Palace of Wonders
January 16th - Cheeky Monkey Sidesho Inauguration Freakathon @ the Palace of Wonders
January 18th - OBAMA WONDERAMA featuring a STAR STUDDED cast! @ the Warehouse Theatre DC

you want details? check em out!Collapse )
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Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Subject:Lisa Zahiya and SamiTe in Durham, NC, USA
Posted by:smonsterbite.
Time:1:32 pm.
December 13th at 7pm at Triangle Dance studio in Durham will be the pinnacle of a weekend of fabulous workshops by none other than the 1st & 2nd place winners in the Tribal category of the Bellydancer of the Universe Competiton, Lisa Zahiya & SamiTe'!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fantastic, local, RDU- Chapel Hill dancers will also be showcased with these stars of the Appalachian Mountains.
NC Pride, ya'll! We Raq so hard, let's celebrate together!

Come for the workshops on Saturday (Sunday's master class is full) & definately check out the show on Saturday night.
This is a family -friendly event NOT to be missed!

www.sarabeaman.com/universe/ has ALL the info.

The show is at Triangle Dance Studio & here are the directions: http://www.triangledancestudio.com/directions.htm.

There will be snacks & refreshments to enjoy.
email devotedcollective@gmail.com with questions.
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Monday, December 8th, 2008

Subject:direction to Vickie's
Posted by:miss_binkowitz.
Time:10:29 pm.
Mood:ready to party.
Since we all know where Soldier's Memorial Theater is, I MapQuested from there:

1: Start out going EAST (aka a right hand turn out of the Soldier's Parking lot) on S KANAWHA ST/WV-210 toward HOWE ST. You will go by MUS and by The Corner Spot or whatever Pit Row is called now. Go through the light. You will see Rainbow Daycare on your left. 0.6 mi

2: Not too far past Rainbow Daycare, Turn LEFT onto E C ST. 0.1 mi A few yards onto C Street you will see a dead end road on your left.

3: Turn LEFT onto WILDWOOD AVE. 0.1 mi Vickie's house is the second from the last house on the right hand side. It's a big white house.
4: End at 107 Wildwood Ave Beckley, WV 25801-5639

Need a map? Look here!

chologirl_vic, do you want to post your cell phone number for people to call if they get lost?
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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Subject:Reminder: Lisa Zahiya and Samite in Carrboro/Durham, NC
Posted by:smonsterbite.
Time:2:47 pm.
Just a reminder to register now for the cosmic goodness of workshops in Durham and Carrboro with Lisa Zahiya and SamiTe of Asheville, NC! If we don't have a certain number of registrations by November 10th, we will have to cancel.

Samite on YouTube
Lisa Zahiya on YouTube

Click here to learn more and register.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions by email at devotedcollective (at) gmail (dot) com.

Details behind the cut-tag.Collapse )
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Monday, October 20th, 2008

Subject:Lisa Zahiya and SamiTe in Durham, NC, USA
Posted by:smonsterbite.
Time:10:07 am.
Join The Devoted Dance Collective for a weekend of cosmic workshops
in Durham and Carrboro with Lisa Zahiya and SamiTe of Asheville, NC!

Click here to learn more and register.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions
by email at devotedcollective (at) gmail (dot) com.

December 13th and 14th, 2008

The Saturday workshops and show will be held at Triangle Dance Studio 2603 S. Miami Blvd., Durham (near RTP), NC 27703. Directions are available at http://www.triangledancestudio.com/directions.htm.

10am – NOON ---Hip Hop Fusion with Lisa Zahiya! $35 pre-registered or $40 at the door


1pm - 3pm --—Direction, Dimension & Dynamics with SamiTe' $35 pre-registered or $40 at the door

7pm - ??? ---BELLYDANCE TO THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE! Outer space-themed bellydance show featuring both of our lovely workshop instructors as well as many talented local dancers. Tickets $10 each.

The Sunday workshops will be held at Balanced Movement Studio, 304 W. Weaver Street, Carrboro, NC 27510. Directions are available at http://www.balanced-movement.com/location/location.html.

**NOTE- you must register for both classes, they cannot be split up. Take advantage of the more personal instruction of these two amazing teachers! Space is limited. $45 pre-registration ONLY for both classes

9am - 10:30am ---SamiTe' Stylings
10:30am - 10:45am ---Water Break

10:45am - 12:15pm ---Advanced Drum Solo Techniques & Choreography with Lisa Zahiya
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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Subject:Doomsday Cabaret: Carrboro, NC, US
Posted by:smonsterbite.
Time:8:56 am.
This Sunday, August 10th, The Devoted Bellydance Collective will be presenting "Doomsday Cabaret" at The Station in downtown Carrboro for your enjoyment. The Station is located at 201-C East Main Street next to Southern Rail.

This will be an evening of mysterious bellydance. You may get to see a little bit of gypsy, tribal, cabaret, experimental, romantic, gothic. We will be bringing the joy, the pain, the light & the dark.

We don't know what the future holds. There may be no future.

So, let's dance!

1st set at 7:30 pm. The 2nd set will follow a brief intermission. THEN, please join us in dance revelry!

This is an experiment & if the people want it, we will keep on bringing it. In September we will return to the 3rd Sunday of the month. Set times stay the same.

One other thing that stays the same....on Doomsday at the Cabaret, we WILL be dancing. We hope you join us.

The Devoted: a bellydance collective

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Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Subject:Restaurant Dancing & Body Tipping?
Posted by:rachelute.
Time:3:56 am.
Ladies - I wanted to pop in here and ask a question - what do you all think of body-tipping?

Although I've done plenty of shows in restaurants, I'm going to be doing my first REAL restaurant performance this weekend, and I didn't think I had a problem with it until just recently...I got to thinking, what other dancer takes tips in their belts?  None, that I can think of  - other than a stripper...  not to mention that I'm going to be wearing a rather tighter costume - I'm a secondary dancer, so I'm wearing a skirt with a hipscarf...

Any thoughts/feelings?

[x-posted to other bd communities]
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Friday, July 18th, 2008

Subject:Academy of Dance - A historical Dance Workshop
Posted by:missihippy.
Time:4:44 pm.
Time: July 26, 2008 from 8am to 10pm
Location: Cabot Lodge Millsaps
Street: State Street
City/Town: Jackson MS
Website: http://www.ironox.org

Contact Info: 601-890-0001

 The Academy of Dance is a Historical Dance workshop sponsored by the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

The Society for Creative Anachronism, or SCA, is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts, skills, and traditions of pre-17th-century Europe.

Members of the SCA study and take part in a variety of activities, including combat, archery, equestrian activities, costuming, cooking, metalwork, woodworking, music, dance, calligraphy, fiber arts, and much more. If it was done in the Middle Ages or Renaissance, odds are you'll find someone in the SCA interested in recreating it.

Participants will learn historical European as well as NON European Dances.


Participants must make an attempt at Pre-17th century costume.


Ball/ Hafla Only: $5
Non Members Add $3.
Participants 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please contact us for information.


7:00 am Gate Opens
8:00 am Morning Warm up/Yoga
9:00 am Regular Classes begin
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Classes Resume
5:00 pm Classes end. Break for Dinner
7:00pm Ball and Hafla Begin
10:00 pm Ball and Hafla ends. Event Closes.

Class descriptions are available at the website listed above and include:
Persian, Ottoman Turk, Interpretive Ghawazhee, Folkloric Egyptian, Andalusian, Veil Dancing, Dance in Pre Islamic Egypt and a 3 hour hafla.
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