My mind is a little blown….WildCard BellyDance’s 5th annual Hafla, it’s amazing. Our first halfa as the newly rebirthed WildCard BellyDance happened in December of 2008. We weren’t sure where exactly we were headed but we knew we wanted to keep on dancing. Fast forward to 2012 and I realize exactly how much we have accomplished.
We have an amazing ITS format, a cued scimitar format, a new CD, Tribal Collaborations with Arcane Dimension, a kick ass student troupe, BlackDiamond BellyDance, we have taught workshops at Tribal Fusion Faire and Cues and Tattoo’s and coming up we will be teaching at the Las Vegas Belly Dance Intensive and the Black Forest Tribal Festival in Germany. And lets not forget in 2013 we are headed to Mexico! I am so proud of all of the ladies and the support crew ( Dano the mano) for all the dedication and love.
Thinking back to my very first hafla, I remember being completely scared as I walked onto the stage with all of the other students from level one to perform. My plan was to get right behind the teacher ( Kajira of BlackSheep BellyDance) and hide so that no one in the audience could see me. When the music started to play I completely forgot everything so I just plastered a smile on my face and offered up a silent prayer that it would be over with soon. Afterwards, everyone commented on my amazing smile….no one noticed that I forgot most of the moves. Over a decade later I am now the teacher leading the level one demo and I am always so very proud of my students. My biggest piece of advise to all of them is to just smile!
This year WildCard BellyDance is thrilled to be having performances by Level One, the advanced students, BlackDiamond BellyDance, Joweh, Dance Journey, Raks Rosa, Deeta Pasero and WildCard BellyDance. Sunday August 12th 4-6pm, 7421 Burton Ave., Rohnert Park, CA Admission $6