Sunday, December 18, 2011

Class Recital 12/14/11

What a fun evening this was our last recital for 2011!  Nothing more special than your students rocking the house and a fantastic audience!

Below are photos from the evenings performances.

group shot before our performance began

Small group shot as the dancers began to arrive

The class keeps growing

Dawn and Midi before the performance began

Debbie performing


Kelley with her musician Melissa


Lisa and Lisa


Paula performing

Rosario before the performance

Happy Holidays and a Safe and Wonder New Year!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Intermediate Tribal Cane Routine

Thank you Sheila for filming this in class; you're awesome!

Here you are ladies this sessions dance.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

State Fair, 10/16/11

This has been the best performance at the State Fair ever!!!!  I love my students they were fantastic!!!  Kudos to the Tilzers (Kay, Pamela and Stacey) best performance of Ali you have ever done!!!

Today's performance was so much fun!  There were 14 of us this year with several newbies performing at the State Fair for the very first time.  Everyone looked beautiful in their costumes!

The stage was not the best with the usual dips and this year they did not tape the seams so there were nice gaps of a 1/2" throughout the stage.  Everyone navigated it very well and thank goodness they swept the stage for us before we went on.  The sound guy this year rocked!

The audience was small when we started since we started when the fair opened and it grew midway through to the end; and they were a great audience, clapping, smiling and enjoying themselves.

Below are photos from today with behind the scenes shots :-)

Group shot before we performed

Laurette and Kay

The Line-up :-)

Melissa with Lisa in the background

Rachel and Kelley

Debbie, Elizabeth, Pamela & Stacey

The rest of the photos are action shots during our performance.  I was behind everyone on stage so some are a little dark and of course the back of everyone.

Kay, Pamela & Stacey

Kay, Pamela & Stacey during Ali





Lisa & Melissa

Melissa & Kay


Pamela & Kay


Our next performance is the Chandler Light Parade Dec. 3rd.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

MAC Class Recital, 10/11/11

What a fun evening!!!  It was standing room only at tonight's recital.  The audience was fantastic, students you looked amazing and your performances were awesome and guest dancers thanks so much for sharing your dances with us; you rocked the house!

Most of the photos I took were blurred and just didn't turn out.  I had the backs of lots of dancers; not good.  I really need to get a new camera that has faster speed to catch the action.

Below are some photos from the evening and a short video of all the class routines.

Group Shot

Michele & Melissa

Rosario & Jody



Kelley & Fay


Class video

Intermediate Tribal Sword Dance

Next session starts Oct. 25th, 26, & 27th and next recital is Dec. 14th.

Friday, July 29, 2011

MAC Class Recital, 7/13/11

What a fantastic evening!!!!  I tried something new for this class recital having soloists and groups perform between the class routines and it worked!!!  One of my students suggested this and I'm so glad they did.  We will be having recitals in this format from now on.

Students you were awesome performing your dances; you all looked beautiful.  There were several of us competing at Wiggles of the West in Las Vegas and we performed our solos for the competition.  Yes I even performed which normally I don't :-) 

Below are photos and a short video from the evening.  Thank you Clara for taking photos throughout the evening.

Group Shot

Basket Dance, beginning Wednesday night

Indian Fusion, Beginning Tribal Thursday Night

Lest Sexy, intermediate tribal Wednesday night

Skirt dance, beginning tribal Wednesday night

more skirt dance

Sword dance, intermediate cabaret Tuesday night

Veil dance, beginning Tuesday night






Stephanie & Lisa

Classes start August 2nd for a short 4 week session and the fall session starts August 30th.  See you in class...

Side note: I won Headliner of the Year 2011 at Wiggles of the West.  I also took 3rd place in the Alternative category!