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Have you found an easier way to pick through those kuchi amulets and pendants?
Have you found an easier way to make a bra?
What about belts?
Come post at Belly Dance Costume Tips!
These pants are still for sale!
Invisible drawstring waistband, giving it a minimal ride up compared to elastic! No more having to throw away pants that has elastic that breaks or degrades over time. A simple wrist flick takes the old string out and a little bit of patients to put the new one in!
They are also a true “one size fits all” fitting! You control the amount of pressure applied to your waist instead of hoping that the pants you got with elastic ”one size fits all” fitting fit you!
Pant leg width is about 2’!!!!
These pants are also steam iron friendly. No need to cringe at wrinkles!
100% cotton completely washable in your own washer! No need for a specialist! Toss them in and set to the “cotton” or “regular” setting! Same with the dryer! They are also very breathable and allow moisture to dry.
I’m also giving away a matching yard of fabric so you can create a set!
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Need something belly dance to do this Spring? Come join us in Ingram, Texas, where Tribal Dance Camp is going on! Set in beautiful Rio Vista camps and along the cool Guadalupe River, this place is perfect to connect to the Earth while we dance (and not to mention sweat)!
This year is featuring Amy Sigil of Unmata! You get 9 HOURS of workshops with her for the entire weekend! But she isn’t the only awesome teacher going to be instructing: Michelle Manx of Pin Up Belly Dance is going to be teaching her specialty—Pin Up poses while dancing (I’ve taken one of these classes. Something not to be missed!), Bahaia who started it all (Cabaret Dance Camp in October), Z-Helene the zills master, Ashley Lopez a very new and fresh way of looking at Fusion, and finally Gitane teaching us the ways of the Rromani and selling her awesome handcrafted metal jewelry and belly dance gear (seriously, check her out)!
Now for the awkward portion: price. While it may be a few bucks short of 500 dollars, the price is worth it! You get bunking, food three times a day, and 18 HOURS of workshops for the whole weekend! This is a complete STEAL compared to what you can get going to a different place that you have to find your own accommodations and food. So let’s put this all together: 3 hour workshop is about 100-150 depending on teacher, a 2 hour workshop is about 50-100, and another for 50-100. 3 meals that aren’t fast food related and satisfy are about 10-45 each, and rooming is about 100 a day. Times that all by 4 and you have your price compared to what you’d pay at TRAMP! For the lowest prices, I got 1320. Highest I got 2340.TRAMP’s price is LESS THAN HALF of those prices!
For those that can’t attend all four days are encouraged to still come! Michelle set up a day pass for those that would love to attend but don’t have the funds and/or the time. It runs from Saturday morning to Sunday evening. You get two classes with Amy, a class with Z-Helene, and a class with Bahaia. You also get three meals on Sat and two on Sun and bunking for the night.
Early Bird Special is still going on! 14% off!
There are also deposit choices that let you save your spot without paying everything at once!
If you are interested in coming, please visit the Tribal Dance Camp registration site: EventBrite, where you can sign up, pay in deposits, sign up for the t-shirt contest and performing! (They also have Omnivore or Vegetarian plate choices)
A look of Events during TRAMP:
5:30-7:30: class with Ashley López
8:30: Henna and t-shirt painting party
10-1: class with Amy Unmata Sigil
2:30-3:30: class with Gitane
5-7: class with Michelle Manx Sefcik
Campfire and s’mores!
10-1: class with Amy Unmata Sigil
1: 00: lunch
2:30-4:30: class with Z-Helene
5-7: class with Bahaia Betsi Robins
Campfire and smores!
10-1: Class with Amy Sigil
2:00: sad good-byes
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Press Release - Website Kicks Off “Inspire Belly Dance” AwardBeaumont, TX, January 11, 2012 — Belly dance website, HipMix.net announced today that they are launching an inspirational contest…. asking people to submit the name of a person who has inspired them in their belly dance life, along with a short description about the person. The program, called “Inspire Belly Dance Awards,” will feature these nominees and allow the public to vote to determine the most amazing and touching story.
“Time and time again, my staff and I learn of the amazing stories of belly dancers and their mentors. We want to celebrate and share their stories in order to promote belly dance and belly dancers to the public,” said Dilara Sultan, founder of HipMix.net. “This program invites everyone to put a spotlight on the person who has had a positive impact on belly dance. We are excited to be honoring these deserving people.”
The program is broken down into 3 stages:
1. Nominate your belly dance inspiration via an on-line form on HipMix.net (this is the direct link: http://www.hipmix.net/page.php?pid=75) Nominations will be accepted through January 31, 2012.
2. As the submissions are received, a member of the editorial staff of HipMix.net will contact the person nominated and subsequently interview them for their Spotlight Story. All nominees will be asked the same set of standard questions. All other questions will be derived from the information provided by the person nominating them.
3. All Spotlight Stories of nominees will be released on February 7, 2012 and readers are encouraged to vote for the story that they believe to be the most inspirational. Voting will end February 19, 2012.
The winners will be announced on February 21, 2012 via the HipMix.net website and their media outlets.
Both the honoree as well as the person who nominated them will be awarded with a certificate and gift cards for iTunes.
For a detailed list of the official rules, visit http://HipMix.net/policies.php
Have a great day,Christina
WARNING: To all women traveling to India to study Odissi dance, avoid at all cost guru Nirod Kumar Dehury and his father Padma Dehury. Both of these teachers have attempted sexual assault against me while under their tutelage. I have at various times loved and supported both of these men and feel ashamed to have ever led women to them in the past. They are abusive sexually, mentally, and spiritual…ly towards their students; many more than me. There are plenty of beautiful women teachers in India, I encourage all students to seek this dance through the women. I wish none of this were true and am tired of seeing the blame always put back on the female and secrecy providing safe harbor for such demonic behavior. Women, please protect yourselves.
Unfortunately, this post is completely true and posted on her Facebook wall with over 70 comments and concerns. I have checked it for myself and read everything within it.
One of our sisters was attacked, and we will NOT stand for it! Lets rally for our dance sister and keep her back.
Sexual assault of ANY kind is completely wrong and should NEVER be tolerated!
Please spread this post to show your support for her!
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So one of my old instructors is having a dance show this weekend and I inquired on her if she had any spots left for dancers.
Seeing that I have a different email she didn’t recognize me immediately and asked if she could see a video of my performances.
I complied and sent her my YouTube channel and await the email back.
Well, she figured out who I was. And was not very happy with me (LOL!!!).
Basically what her message was saying (to me) is that she wouldn’t allow me to dance in her show because I left her classes without reason, said that someone in her class told her that I was saying that I’d be “taking her job”, and that I didn’t complete HER classes, so therefore, I cannot attend.
Yes, I did leave her class. Because when one student was having a bad day, she pulled her to the side and had a slight heated discussion with her. She came back and continued class like nothing happened. I was impressed with that, that earned her a lot of respect.
Until the class ended.
She told ALL of her advanced students about what happened, emphasizing that she was right in all of this. She made herself sound like she was being attacked.
I have NEVER said anything about taking her job. I have told students that there was another studio out there. I don’t approve of it, but I’m not going to let that influence them. I HAVE STILL ADVOCATED HER. And compared to what I have heard from other local belly dancers here in Lubbock, she isn’t someone to really make friends with. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.
And to say that just because I didn’t finish HER classes that I can’t attend?
I have studied with Bahaia, Michelle Manx, Obsidia, and Kajira Djoumahna. And I’ll be studying with Amy Sigil, Gitane, Z-Helene and Ashley Lopez next year.
DON’T TELL ME THAT JUST BECAUSE I DIDN’T ATTEND YOUR CLASSES THAT I HAVEN’T CONTINUED STUDYING!!! THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE THAN JUST HER!
And that’s EXACTLY what I told her, too.
So you know what? Forget her! I was wanting to get into the show to put all of this behind us. Now I just have an even BIGGER reason to steer clear.
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New tote bag for sale!
12” x 13” x 4” when filled.
Over the shoulder one strap
Cotton and broadcloth
$15. Message me to buy!
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I have semi-solid colors:
DGHB for the dark green fabric.
LGHB for the light green fabric.
SFHB for the sea foam fabric.
LBHB for the light blue fabric.
DBHB for the dark blue fabric.
CPHB for the cream pink fabric.
DPHB for the dark pink fabric.
CHB for the cream fabric.
BHB for the bronze fabric.
LBHB for the light brown fabric.
DBHB for the dark brown fabric.
I have circles and stripes:
SBCHB for the small blue circle fabric.
BSHB for the brown strips fabric.
LBCHB for the open circle fabric.
SBRCHB for the small brown fabric.
LSCHB for the large stripe circle fabric.
All fabric is cotton.
Lining is black broadcloth unless you would like a different lining (subject to higher price depending on the cloth used).
Each hand bag made is ten dollars, fifteen for reversibles. All money made will help me go to Tribal Fest next year!
Thanks for supporting my dance career!
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