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!
MEDGE presents it’s ninth annual Fall Festival, featuring Seba and WildCard BellyDance!
Workshops, festival dancing, vending and live music, followed by an evening Gala Show!
Doors for the Fall Festival open at 12:00 p.m. at Cozmic, 8th & Charnelton, Eugene. Festival dancing begins at 12:30 and continues until 8:00 p.m. Live music hour – 7:00-8:00 p.m. Gala Show starts at 8:30 p.m. featuring WildCard BellyDance! All of this wonderfulness for only $8, ALL DAY! (No separate fee for Gala Show).
Workshops with WildCard BellyDance
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Tribal Combinations and Transitions:
2:00-4:00 p.m. - Tribal Spins: Love to Spin? We do too!
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.
That’s right baby! WildCard BellyDance is going back to the desert again this year for The Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive & Festival! We will be teaching a scimitar workshop there, and performing as well. Looking forward to a little bit of dance and deviance in the City of Sin!
See the LVBDI registration page for more info on our “Dancing on the Edge” scimitar workshop that’s happening Sunday Sept. 9th at 8:30am ( that’s right just stay up all night and greet the dawn with something sharp).
We are performing at the festival at 2:30 later on that day. Come and see all the cool stuff you learned at the workshop in action!
Here is a taste of last year’s festival performance.
Join WildCard BellyDance on the Queen Mary for MECDA’s n35th annual Cairo Caravan.
It’s time for another WildCard BellyDance road trip. This time down to Southern California to Cairo Caravan. We have a special place in our collective hearts for boats. Every year we have the annual party barge trip, on Lake Sonoma, but this time we are going to the Queen Mary! They tell me it’s dry docked so at least I won’t fall into the water. LOL All the fun happens June 1-3rd at MECDA’s 35th annual Cairo Caravan.
WildCard BellyDance hits the Luxor Stage at 3:15pm on Saturday June 2nd.
See http://www.mecda.org/cairo for more information.
Reyna and Kristen will be performing at Hopmonk Tavern for the June Cabaret De Caliente.
Burlesque – Music – Bellydance – Circus – Sideshow – More!We’re taking Summer to a whole new level of hotness at Cabaret de Caliente, Sebastopol’s own monthly dance and circus arts variety show inspired by historic Vaudeville and Burlesque.
The second Thursday of every month, Cabaret de Caliente brings glitter and glamour to the bounce and boogie of jUkE jOiNt with Burlesque, belly dance, sideshow, magic, unique musical acts and circus arts. The night continues with the same get down groove that has made jUke jOiNt the hottest weekly dance party in the North Bay for 5 years.
Advance tickets and early arrival recommended – The Barnyard just isn’t as much fun as The Abby when Cabaret de Caliente is in town!
March 30th – April 1st
WildCard BellyDance is Teaching at Cues & Tattoos Festival 2012!
Troupe Hipnotica hosts their 5th annual workshop event celebrating the use of improv choreography within Tribal Belly Dance.
Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to learn from those who pioneered this style as well as up and coming troupes.WORKSHOPS: MARCH 30-APRIL 1, 2012
All 2-hour workshops are just $35 each (registration fees apply if paying via PayPal.)
FESTIVAL INSTRUCTORS INCLUDE:
- Carolena Nericcio of FatChanceBellyDance ( San Francisco, CA)
- Mira Betz from (San Francisco, CA)
- Kajira Djoumahna of Black Sheep Belly Dance from (Maui, HI)
- Steven Eggers from (Mexico City, Mexico)
- Cera Byer of Damage Control Theater (San Francisco, CA)
- Adriene Rice and Julia Demarest of Troupe Hipnotica (Seattle, WA)
- Molly McClellan of Tribaltique (Fort Collins, CO)
- Lava of Sisters of Alchemy (Victoria, B.C.)
- Mimi Fontana of Manhattan Tribal (New York, NY)
- Colette Todorov of Scarlett Thistle (Hood River, OR)
- Seba Blanchard and Wild Card Belly Dance (Rio Nido, CA)
- Lacey Sanchez of Florida Tribal (Orlando, FL)
- Samantha Riggs of Boom Boom Bollywood (Bellingham, WA)
All workshops will be held in the TPS studios on the 4th floor of the Center House at The Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA.www.seattlecenter.com. To register visit www.troupehipnotica.com/store/
- WildCard BellyDance will also be dancing in the Instructor Showcase on FRIDAY MARCH 30
- Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7pm.
- McEachern Auditorium at the Mohai Museum of History and Industry, in McCurdy Park at 2700 24th Ave E, Seattle, WA.www.seattlehistory.org.
- Don’t miss this opportunity to see the pioneers of Tribal Improv on one stage!
- See www.troupehipnotica.com for more information on this and other events.