Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Belly Dance Classes, Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition and Suhaila Salimpour Level 3 Workshop

Hello belly dance friends,

First of all I have to apologize for being distance a while. I have a lot of great information to share.

February 13-14th I was at the Long Beach Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition, it is one of the most famous competitions in the world now celebrated 20th year.

I won Egyptian Category, money award and trophy...one more to my collection :)

I won the Universal Category last year, 2009. These two categories are the biggest...so I am so happy and honored to share this news with you.

I attended (Feb 21st-March 6th) my Level 3 workshop with Suhaila Salimpour, and Level 2 with Jamila Salimpour who is 83 now in Suhaila Dance School in Berkeley. She was the most famous pioneer in the West Coast from 50s on... These dynamic and amazing mother and daughter played a big role in my dance career, and still do.

While I was in San Francisco I had few shows that were great, met many people, made friends for future

Hope to post few videos in my website www.sandiegobellydance.biz or youtube: turkishdancer1

My birthday is tomorrow, March 10 but will celebrate with friends this weekend, so you are more than welcome to join the party this Friday at Birdhouse Turkish Restaurant (will be there from 7:30pm to 9pm), then Zorbas....or this Saturday (for a really fun show with Arabina and guest dancer Ferah doing village saidi dance) at Zorbas after 8:30pm...

I am starting my beginner technique belly dance classes next Thursday March 18th at my home studio.

7pm-8:30pm beginners. Saturday March 20th 10am-11:30am I am starting intermediate level technique class, 11:30am -1pm there will be choreoraphy/finger cymbal technique and combos for all levels.

$50 for 5 classes, or $15 for drop in.

Hope to see you in my bday party.

More updates coming soon....