What is the whirlwind at the end of summer you ask?
It’s WildCard BellyDance! In August we are performing at three major festivals, traveling out of state to teach workshops at two incredible events and hosting our 7th annual Hafla. August is going to be wild and crazy and so much fun.
First up is Carnival of Stars happening August 2nd and 3rd. It is a belly dance and comic book convention with workshops, festival performances, a cos play costume contest and a belly dance competition. This festival draws a very diverse crowd. One of the things I love the most about this festival is that it offers an amazing chance for dancers to perform on a huge stage. (something that doesn’t get to happen enough). WildCard BellyDance performs at 4:00pm on Saturday August 2nd. http://www.carnivalofstars.com/
The very next day, August 3rd, is our 7th Annual Hafla. Our hafla has always been a personal mile marker for us. It’s been amazing to watch our hafla grow through the years not only with our student base and troupe but also our ITS format. Someday I will watch all of our hafla performance vids back to back and watch the evolution of the WildCard BellyDance ITS format. This year will have performances by Samra, Arcane Dimension, David TwoHawk, Dance Journey, Raks Rosa, BlackDiamond BellyDance just to name a few and we are proud to be joined by our brand new intermediate troupe Ante Up BellyDance. Doors open at 3:30 and the show starts at 4pm. Only $5 to get in. Burton Ave Rec Center located on 7421 Burton Ave in Rohnert Park.
August 8th-10th you will find us traveling to Portland ,Oregon for JamBallah Northwest. This festival has a great line up of instructors, Sharon Kihara, Aubre Hill, Ruby Beh just to name a few and of course WildCard BellyDance. Saturday afternoon August 9th we will be teaching our Circle Work and Spins workshop and performing in the Saturday evening show. http://www.jamballahnw.com/
August 15th-17th we will be headed out to Big Sky country. That’s right to the 7th Annual Yellowstone bellydance festival in Billings, Montana. This festival is put together by the Spiral Skies Belly Dance troupe. We will be sharing the headliner spotlight with the amazing Princess Farhana. This is our first time teaching in Montana and we are thrilled to share the WildCard ITS format. We love seeing other dancers get as excited by tribal improv as we are. http://www.spiralskiesbellydance.com/yvbdfestival.htm
So what happens for the rest of August? A week of well-deserved rest and then August 25th and 27th Fall session weekly classes start back up. Monday nights Level One is from 6-7pm and Level Two is 7:05-8:05. Wednesday nights Level Three is 6-7pm and Level Four 7:05-8:30pm. http://www.wildcardbellydance.com/classes.html
So what are you doing this summer ???
See you at the Hawaii BellyDance Convention October 11th to the 13th!
For more info check their website http://www.hawaiibellydanceconvention.com/
or like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiBellyDanceConvention
Seba, Reyna and Christmas are heading to the islands!
We’ll be teaching, performing and hanging out in paradise!
Join Seba and Reyna in this mini WildCard BellyDance intensive and show happening at the beautiful Plaza de Anaya on August 31st, 2013.
The day starts off at 10am with Tribal Combos and at 1pm Tribal Spins. The workshops showcase WildCard moves that are ATS® friendly. Evening Show starts at 7pm. Workshops are available a la carte or as a package deal.
There are only a couple of spots left so register today!
We had a blast at TF13… Great to see everyone there!. Here is the video of our performance.
I go to a lot of belly dance festivals…I mean ….a lot. I also drive a lot. :) Don’t get me wrong I am eternally grateful that there are so many amazing belly dance festivals that are with in driving distance. ( and I am talking crossing bridges and driving for hours kind of thing) But Tribal Fest is different. Not only is it an amazing festival that started back in the day to provide a space for Tribal Troupes to showcase their art form, but it also has a very open arms policy to just about any alternative style of belly dance you can imagine. I have seen a lot of trends get started at Tribal Fest. TF also has an amazing array of workshop instructors ….I lost count after 42. The topics of the workshops are as broad as the styles of belly dance that get represented at the festival. Over the years it has been harder and harder to get a performance slot at Tribal Fest because everyone and I do mean everyone wants to have the bragging rights that they performed at Tribal Fest. And why not, its a great festival and the caliber of performers is super impressive. With that said, I am extremely pleased to announce that WildCard BellyDance will be hitting the stage on Saturday May 18th at 1:20pm.
Oh, I forgot to mention the reason I love Tribal Fest the most…..its only a 1/2 drive from my house.
I love what I do. I love dancing. I love teaching. I love performing. I’m lucky enough to have found other women who love to do the same thing. We have dreamed of the time that we could travel and share the WildCard BellyDance ITS format with others. You can imagine our collective delight when a little over a year ago we got an email from Walky Ardaat de Ghytias. She wanted to bring WildCard BellyDance to Mexico City to teach and perform. After a flurry of emails back and forth the first ever WildCard BellyDance Intensive was dreamed into existence. It’s all happening June 14th -16th 2013. The weekend opens with a Friday night show on June 14th. Then over Saturday and Sunday we will be offering 10 hours of workshops covering a broad range of our unique format. Everything from our favorite slow and fast combos, spins, scimitar moves, floorwork…and the finishing touches on how to put it all together to present an amazing show. For info on how to register for the workshops please contact Walky at email@example.com
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I remember the first time I saw the Belly Dance Super Stars.
It was years ago at a small club in San Francisco. I’m pretty sure it was the first time that they toured. I was so excited. I had only been belly dancing a couple of years and had just been asked to join the local troupe and most of the troupe went to the city to watch the show. I had only attended hafla’s and festivals and had never watched a professional belly dance show and my jaw was on the floor the entire time.
Rachel Brice and the Desert Roses, Dondi MCing, amazing new fashion of Melo’s being showcased by the tribal stars and the local guest troupe that had been asked to perform, FatChanceBellyDance®, was the cherry on top. In the years that followed I went to as many of the Belly Dance Super Stars shows as I could. I bought the CD’s and DVD’s and followed the careers of some of the dancers as they became internationally famous.
Miles Copeland knows how to keep things fresh and new. While Belly Dance Super Stars still occasionally tours, Miles has now created Club BellyDance. It’s an event that is geared towards local clubs and venues showcasing local dancers for the first half of the show and the second half of the show is, you guessed it, Belly Dance Super Stars.
The Show at Hopmonk
WildCard BellyDance was excited when we realized that Club BellyDance was coming to our area and we were thrilled when Nathalie Tedrick asked us to dance in the first half of the show. The show is happening Thursday February 28th at Hopmonk, in Sebastopol. Show starts at 7pm, and the doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $20 and this event will sell out so buy your tickets now.
The SanFrancisco Show
So you wanna know what the cherry on top of all this is?? Friday March 1st Club BellyDance will be in San Francisco at the Brava Theater Center. FatChance BellyDance is organizing the first half of the show and they asked us to perform!!!! This is an amazing honor and we are thrilled and blown away by it. So whether you live in Sonoma county or the San Francisco Bay area come and check out Club BellyDance and buy your tickets to watch WildCard BellyDance perform, not once, but twice!
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