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The Casbah Lounge, December 2010
I am an award-winning Middle Eastern dancer transplanted to Placerville via Hollywood, CA, and have been here now for 5 years. Lov'n it!!! I live on White Horse Ranch with my son, hubby, five - no - six cats, three horses, and three goats. I am the troupe founder/director for the fabulous group of women dancers known as "Jewels of the North" and the adorable "Jewelettes." I am also the founder and producer of The Casbah Lounge, Evening of Middle Eastern Dance, at Annabelle's Chocolate Lounge in El Dorado that is the premiere Middle Eastern Cultural Dance event in the Gold Country area. I teach bellydance, horseback riding lessons, am a law professor, and a paralegal studies profession for ITT Technical Institute in Rancho Cordova. Life is good.
Vahana Bellydance exclusively at Jammin' Dance and Fitness, 6090 Enterprise Drive, in the old Placerville Performing Arts building
Vahana Belly Dance and Zumba Class schedule:
Mon. 8 a.m. Zumba!
Wed. 7:30 p.m. Zumba!
Wed. 8:30 p.m. Technique-focused Belly Dance for beginner to intermediate students
Thurs. 6:00 p.m. Bellydance for Girls ages 7 to 12
Thurs. 7:00 p.m. mixed level Egyptian/Lebanese belly dance class with choreography, beginners welcome
Thurs. 8:00 p.m. troupe Jewels of the North Rehearsals
Fri. 8 a.m., Zumba!
Sat. 8 a.m. - Zumba!
Zumba - $30/month for once a week, $10 drop-in, $65/month for unlimited Zumba
Drop in rate $15 or $40/month
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the Casbah Lounge, Evening of Middle Eastern Dance bellydance showcase tonight, 7 p.m.! Annabelle's Chocolate Lounge. 20 different dance acts, plus Sahara Sands Band. Woohoo!
Sat, August 22, 2009 - 2:47 PM
6240 Pleasant Valley Road
El Dorado, CA 95623
Thu, July 30, 2009 - 11:20 PM
Join me as I host the Casbah Lounge, Evening of Middle Eastern Dance
at Annabelle's Chocolate Lounge
Aug. 22nd, 2009, 7 p.m.
6240 Pleasant Valley Road, El Dorado
Over 20 different dance acts in an evening packed with talent.
See local area professionals and students, as well as not so local like the fabulous Jaisan from N. Carolina!
Never a cover charge, only a request to donate.
100% of donations go to The Center for Violence Free Relationships in El Dorado County
This is not...
3 a.m., Wed morning, Tuesday night, far from sleep.
Tue, February 10, 2009 - 11:39 PM
I'm still up and drivin' can't go back, obviously.
So I'll just change direction,
Cause they'll soon know where I am.
These things go through your head,
when there's a worry on your back.
Sun, November 9, 2008 - 8:04 PM
Back from NVBDC
Well, I am back from North Valley Bellydance Competition in Oroville, CA, and I had a WONDERFUL time this year. Yes, you are going to hear some talk in the bellydance community about how the sound system at the State Theatre this year was so "awful" since the base speakers were blown out and no one could hear their drum solos. It wasn't just drum solos that were missing on dancer's cd's, but any base line in your music. This made performing in all categories very challeng...
Sat, November 1, 2008 - 9:55 PM
The next Casbah Lounge, Evening of Middle Eastern Dance at Annabelle's Chocolate Lounge near Placerville, CA, is December 6th.
This show is produced by Vahana's "Hips are for Healing" and is in its second year running.
It is always a charitable event with this evening's donations going to Animal Outreach of the Motherlode.
The December show is traditionally the "alternative" music show, so while you can still dance to Middle Eastern music, you can also branch out in December if you w...