Monday, November 9, 2015

Class Updates

Hi Students -

Reminder to the Tribal Classes there will be no class on Wed. Nov. 11th due to Veterans Day holiday. 

There will also be no classes for both cabaret and tribal the week of Thanksgiving, Nov. 24th &

Our class recital will be Wed. Dec. 16th from 7:00 - 8:30.

The new brochures will be out in December and the code word for the 10% discount will be "frosty".  I will let you know when registration starts so you can take advantage of the early bird registration.

See you in class...

Sunday, November 1, 2015

State Fair 2015

This years State Fair has been by far been the most interesting.  My students were troopers and I am honored to dance beside them.

If everything could go wrong it did and bless their hearts they didn't let it show and they put on the best show we could under the circumstances.  I love my students!!!!!

Here are some photos from the days event.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fall Session 2 Starts Oct. 21st!

What a fantastic recital last night!!!  I'm so proud of you all for dancing your hearts out.

Classes start next week; below is what you will be learning along with registration info. 

Enjoy the rest of your week and see you in class...

Fall Session  (Oct. 21st - Dec. 16th)
beginning belly dance - basic (American Cabaret)
CAF15DNCPY011-11 Tues. 5:30pm-6:30pm Oct 27 - Dec 15 $65
beginning belly dance 2
(Hand Candles)
CAF15DNCPY003-11 Tues. 6:30pm-7:30pm Oct 27 - Dec 15 $65
intermediate belly dance (American Cabaret - Cane)
CAF15DNCPY004-11 Tues. 7:30pm-8:30pm Oct 27 - Dec 15 $65
beginning tribal style - basic (Tribal Style)
CAF15DNCPY012-11 Wed. 5:30pm-6:30pm Oct 21 - Dec 16 $65
beginning tribal style 2
(Tribal Fusion Veil)
CAF15DNCPY001-11 Wed. 6:30pm-7:30pm Oct 21 - Dec 16 $65
intermediate tribal style (Tribal Fusion - Shawl)
CAF15DNCPY002-11 Wed. 7:30pm-8:30pm Oct 21 - Dec 16 $65 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

How to Prepare for a Belly Dance Photo Shoot

I have updated my PLP Photography page on my website to include some new articles on how to prepare for a belly dance photo shoot.  I have included the articles below or hop over to my website to check out my photos and other great articles on photo shoots.

Promotional Photos: get the most for your money (3 parts) - by Shira

I hope you found this information helpful and you will have fun at your first or next photo shoot.

Until next time...

Thursday, September 24, 2015

It has been awhile since my last blog.  A lot has happened since the last time; some things were sad, the closing of Shimmy Bliss and some things are exciting, my new hobby of photography.  Well I'm back to start blogging about belly dancing again :-)

I'm teaching veil this session to my beginning cabaret basic class and to my intermediate class so I thought we would talk about silk veils and how to care for them.  Below are some articles on this topic.

All About Veil Care - by Princess Farhana

Silk Veils - by Loretta

Silk Veil Care - by Mellilah

Types of Silk for Costuming and Veil Work in Belly Dance - by Silkdancer

Until next time, have fun dancing...

Friday, April 3, 2015

PLP Photography

A life long dream of mine was to be a photographer and my dream is coming true!!!

I have the best husband in the world, he gave me a Nikon D5200 DSLR camera for Christmas last year and I've been going crazy taking photos of everything. 

My main focus is taking photos of belly dancers (of course what else :-) ) and I'm surprising myself of the photos I'm taking.

I have so much to learn and I'm enjoying every minute of being behind my camera.

Enjoy some of my favorite photos I've taken so far.  I have more posted on my website.


Fusion Day 2015

Mark your calendars for Saturday July 11th from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

Enjoy a day of shopping, workshops, networking with other dancers, show and  having fun. 
The event will be held at the Women's Club of Mesa - 200 N. Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201 (cross streets - University & Center)

Workshops for the day will be taught by Becka BombDivine Chaos and Yasmina

Vending with DSD Medieval Needle, Pamela's Treasure Emporium, Rukshana Raks and Annwyn will be back with Henna by Annwyn.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for shopping with the first workshop starting at 9:00 a.m.  Shopping will be all day from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Stop by and shop even if you can't make the workshops.

This year we will be having an evening show from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30.  Enjoy an evening of belly dancing performed by workshop participants and instructors.  Show is $5.

More information check out my website,