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Sep. 25th, 2006 @ 03:50 pm Lotus Rising World Dance Open House - Saturday, October 14!!! (NH)
Current Mood: calmcalm
Please join us for the Grand Opening of

Lotus Rising
World Dance Studio
Mills at SalmonFalls, Studio 148, 1 Front St, Rollinsford, NH
Lotus Rising World Dance Studio will celebrate their grand opening with a day of workshops followed by an open studio and dance party on 
Saturday, October 14!
FREE!!!! Mini Belly Dance Class (6:30pm-7pm)

Open Studio and Dance Party (7pm-Midnight)

*  Enjoy
performances by studio hosts Lotus Moon World Fusion Belly Dance, featured artist Helena Melone of Datura Dance and special guest performers!

*    Come by and check out the Studio!!!

*  Meet local
dance teachersand find out about classes!

*    Open Dancing
to world rhythms throughout the night!!!

Admission to the open house and dance party is free to the public. Light snacks and beverages will be on hand (BYOB). Performance spots available for local world dance artists - contact Pamela at 603.740.0818.

Flamenco -Belly Dance Fusion Workshops (10:30am-4:30pm)
with Helena Melone of Datura Dance
Flamenco Essentials10:30am-12:30pm; Flamenco-Belly Dance Fusion2:00-4:30pm ($50 before Oct 1, $60 after). For details email info@lotusmoondance.com or see http://www.lotusmoondance.com/workshops.html
About the Studio:
Lotus Rising World Dance Studio is situated in the historic Mills at Salmon Falls in Rollinsford, NH (5 min from Dover, NH; 15 min from Portsmouth, NH). Managed and operated by local dance performers and teachers the studio offers affordable rents for dance, yoga and movement arts classes & workshops. Studio features ~800 square feet of dance space with aged and smooth hardwood floors, a full wall of mirrors, four oversized mill windows for plenty of natural light and ample parking. Ongoing Belly Dance classes are currently offered at the studio.
For more information call Pamela at
Or email
Saturday, October 14
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Sep. 22nd, 2006 @ 06:18 pm American Tribal Style Workshop with Phoenix Avathar
(yes, I'm cleaning out my email inbox)

Lotus Moon World fusion Bellydance presents

American Tribal Style Workshop with Phoenix Avathar

What: In American Tribal Style (ATS) , a group learns short combinations and the cues that signal those combos. The person in the lead ( a role which is rotated) gives the visual and audible cues to the group for combos. Learn basic principles of improvisational ATS, including combos, cuing for for them, and lead and follow. At the end of this class we will be dancing together improvisationally as a group.

When: Sunday, October 22nd, 1-3 pm

Where: Salmon Falls Artist Mills: 1 Front St. Studio 148, Rollinsford, NH 03869 ( Rollinsford is on the border, right between South Berwick, ME, and Dover, NH )
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bellydancer by willow_kat
Sep. 22nd, 2006 @ 06:06 pm Weeklong intensive sponsored by Morocco in NY, Jan 07
Now, of all times, it is even *more* important that we continue to learn & practise this wonderful dance & Art form so we can be a large & non-violent force against all the terrorists and sword rattlers, who would change our shouts of joy into war whoops!!!.

If you really want to learn authentic, researched-on-site Mideastern &
North African dance, *this* is where you come..... Welcome aboard!

The flyer is at: http://www.casbahdance.org/WEEKLONG.htm or
http://www.casbahdance.org then mouse on 8-)"Weeklong"
*&* check out my seminar reviews at http://www.casbahdance.org/REVIEWS1.htm

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charlie dancing
Sep. 22nd, 2006 @ 06:02 pm Workshop with Kami Liddle, Melrose, MA, 9/30
From an email:

Event Name:
Kami Liddle Workshop
Melrose, Mass.
Lt. Norman Prince Hall
Event Description:
To Register for this Workshop, please contact :
Za'Beth Robinson- zills@earthlink.net/978-373-0601
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bellydancer by willow_kat
Sep. 22nd, 2006 @ 04:12 pm (no subject)

Lotus Moon World Fusion Belly Dance presents
Flamenco-Belly Dance Fusion Workshop
with Heléna Melone
Saturday, October 14th | 10:30-4:30
1 Front Street Studio #148, Rollinsford, New Hampshire03869
10:30 - 12:30: Flamenco Essentials
Exploring the traditional vocabulary of "marcaje" (marking), we develop the body-melody of flamenco through floor patterning and "brazeo" -- the body, arm, and hand movements -- which define flamenco as a powerfully expressive and sensuously passionate dance. This class is perfect for both flamenco dancers wanting to focus on brazeo technique, marking and "aire", as well as dancers wanting to expand their repertoire.
12:30 - 2:00: Lunch
Several restaurants in walking distance
2:00 - 4:30: Flamenco-Belly Fusion with Mantón* Learn one more element of flamenco -- "vueltas" (spitfire turns!) -- as the class moves into fusing the morning's flamenco with belly dance moves. This part of the class will focus on dancing with and manipulation of the mantón. *(Please bring a large shawl or a weighted veil!)
Heléna Melone founded Datura Dance in Montville, ME and Firedance Studios in Kittery, ME, & holds an MA in Dance as a Healing Art from LesleyUniversity. She has been dancing flamenco since 1994, belly dance since 1997, as well as pioneering flamenco-belly fusion. The flamenco and Middle Eastern Dance teacher at PhillipsExeterAcademy and guest teacher at many elementary and secondary schools throughout New England, Heléna is a skilled instructor and facilitator. Her work synthesizes her passion and inspiration as both a dancer/artist and as a teacher/facilitator with 13 years of experience to help others realize and claim their potential through the power of dance. She has performed and taught throughout the eastern seaboard, from Maine to Florida, as well as New Mexico, where she was interviewed by Oprah magazine for her knowledge of flamenco. Please visit www.daturanightbloom.com for further information.
TO REGISTER: $50 pre-register postmarked before October 1st, $60 after October 1st(Pre-registration payments accepted via PayPal, check or money order.  Please provide name, phone number and email contact information with your payment.) For more information contact info@lotusmoondance.com or call Pamela at 603.740.0818.
Or send check or money order payable to Karina Khan to: Lotus Moon, P.O. Box 573, Rollinsford, NH03869
Pre- registration is strongly suggested, space is limited    
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Sep. 22nd, 2006 @ 08:35 am The weekend and week ahead Sept 22 - 29, 2006
I'm sorry, I haven't kept up with this for a couple of weeks now. Here's what I've got for the upcoming week. Please let me know if there's more.

Day & DateTimeLocationSummary
Sept 23, 2006
drum wkshps

dance wkshp

The Dragon's Egg
Shewville Road
Mystic, CT
Doumbek and Tribal Dance Workshops with Carmine Guida and Sarah Locke
Sept 23, 2006
1:30pm - 3:00pmCasaNia
46 Porter Road at Porter Square
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140
Arabic Belly Dance with Najmat at CasaNia
Sept 24, 2006
11:00am - 3:00pmPaulette's Ballet Studio
Newton, MA
Modern Oriental Dance Workshop with Katia
Sept 24, 2006
9:00pmThe Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
"The Corner"
472/480 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA
Bellydance performers (recorded music)
September 26, 2006
8:30pm-10:00pmWard IV Community Center
100 Brooks Avenue
Quincy, MA
Sabrina workshop: How to Choreograph a Dance
Sept 27, 2006
9:30pmThe Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
"The Corner"
472/480 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA
Bellydance performers (live music)

x-posting to bellydancing
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explaindance by slavewench
Sep. 12th, 2006 @ 03:33 pm Raks Spooki! Arlington, MA Oct. 8
Just in time for Halloween, join New England's pioneers of gothic belly dance in a showcase featuring the variety and artistry of Gothic Belly Dance in an historic vaudeville theatre, that, if it wasn't haunted before certainly will be after by the beauty and passion of darkly dramatic dancers from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and beyond. Together they represent the darker side of New England--home to H.P. Lovecraft,Edward Gorey and Stephen King. Guest artists Tempest and Ariellah will be the featured performers for the evening, along with Medusa Maidens, Lotus Moon, Zingari East, Primal Redemption/Phoenix Avathar, Sabrina, Tribal Storm, Aepril Schaille, Lilymoonstorm, Nepenthe, your hostess Badriya and more.

Date: Sunday, October 8, 7pm
Location: The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington
Tickets: $16.50, may be purchased at the Regent Box Office or at

Also, a reminder that the discount for registering early for Tempest and Ariellah's Gothic Belly Dance Workshops ends this Saturday, Sept. 16!

Workshop Intensives wtih Tempest and Ariellah:
4 hours of instruction with two of the biggest names in this dynamic artform! Students will learn about the heart and soul of Gothic Belly Dance, glean performance secrets and work in both Tribal and Cabaret-based combinations and techinque. Tempest will teach "Dancing Darkly--Introduction to Gothic Belly Dance" and Ariellah presents "The Darker Side of Drilling." All levels welcome.

Date: Sunday, October 8, noon-5pm
Location: The Regent Underground Theatre, one door down from 7 Medford Street, Arlington
Tuition: $55 before 9/16, $65 thereafter

To register and for more information visit:


shimmy spooki shimmy,

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DeCordova Laura Ford Bird
Sep. 12th, 2006 @ 07:30 am received this request for dancers...
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art: squeak carnwath
Aug. 4th, 2006 @ 11:04 pm The weekend and week ahead August 4-11, 2006
Sorry to be late yet again. x-posting right away to bellydancing

Day & DateTimeLocationSummary
August 5, 2006
11:00am - 5:00pm

7:30pm - 9:30pm
Morse Center
St. Johnsbury Academy
1000 Main Street
St. Johnsbury, VT
Alia's August Extravaganza
August 6, 2006
12:00pm - 5:45pm

6:30pm - 10:30pm
American Legion Hall
Post 311 Fall River Ave
Seekonk MA
Circle of Salgion Presents A Day of Belly Dance
August 6, 2006
9:00pmThe Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
"The Corner"
472/480 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA
Bellydance performers (recorded music)
August 8, 2006
8:30pm-10:00pmWard IV Community Center
100 Brooks Avenue
Quincy, MA
Mini-workshop with Sabrina: How to Hear a Drum Solo
August 9, 2006
9:30pmThe Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
"The Corner"
472/480 Mass Ave
Cambridge, MA
Bellydance performers (live music)
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explaindance by slavewench
Aug. 2nd, 2006 @ 09:39 pm Classes in Montpelier, Burlington, Shelburne Vermont, ongoing; Hafla next April in Montpelier
Greetings Dancers, Musicians, and Belly Dance Fans!

I've pulled my hot head away from the fan long enough to make some rounds of phonecalls for the fall dance schedule.............

here's the latest:

Belly Dance Classes with Mystique

Tuesdays at the Capital City Grange in Montpelier from 6:45 to 8:15pm-start Sept 5th

Wednesdays at the Edmunds School in Burlington from 6:00 to 7:30pm-start Sept 6th

Thursdays at the Shelburne Athletic Club in Shelburne from 6:00 to 7:30pm- ongoing,no class on August 10th.

All classes are ongoing and you may start anytime and come as often as your schedule allows. Classes are $12/drop in or buy a 4 class card for $40. Wear comfortable clothing you can move in and bring a hipscarf!

The Vermont Belly Dance Hafla!!!!
Saturday April 14, 2007
Capital City Grange, Montpelier

Our third year and it just keeps getting better! A full day of classes, shopping, and hanging out with belly dancers from New England and beyond! An evening showcase of dance talent celebrates the beauty, power, and artistry of this enduring dance form!!!!

Mark your calendars, register early, and start working on your performance piece!

You can always contact me at 802-989-1047 or mystiquebellydance@yahoo.com for more information or to get on the mailing list for Hafla Registration Forms!

More dance news:

There is now a podcast of belly dance music called Raqs Radio-- Music for Bellydance.

Check it out: http://raqsradio.blogspot.com

Hope to see you on the dance floor!


from email I received -- metasilk
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