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"Theatre of the Dark Goddess: Bellydance with Aepril Schaile" DVD fundraiser

Aepril is thrilled to announce her new self-produced DVD to bring you her unique approach to Bellydance! Help make it happen!

A Bellydance instructional/performance DVD focusing on dance technique, form, expression, energy and ritual.

The new Kickstarter fundraising page for Aepril’s instructional bellydance DVD, “Theatre of the Dark Goddess” is up and running!

Valuable rewards for contributing!
Get in on this now!

(DVD cover image is a mock-up; actual cover may vary. By Michael Mazzenga.)
Tue, June 21, 2011 - 8:31 AM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

The Book of Lilith

Exquisite Corpse Dance Theatre and Salem Theatre Company present
Goddess -- Demon -- First Woman
A theatrical bellydance production

3 shows!!
Fri, Sat, Sun - Sept 3, 4, 5
Salem Theatre Company
90 Lafayette St, Salem, MA
Show times Fri, Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3pm
Tickets on sale NOW!
Purchase tickets at

Exquisite Corpse Dance Theatre performs its original theatrical bellydance production The Book of Lilith, based on the story of the ancient Middle Eastern goddess and demoness. From her beginnings as handmaiden to the Great Goddess, initiating men into Her mysteries through sacred eros, and her appearance as First Woman in the Garden of Eden, to her Fall from Grace to become a darkly serpentine, winged and fiery force of nature and the supernatural. Come with Lilith as she flies through the ages through dance and artistry.

Exquisite Corpse Dance Theatre is led by Artistic Director Aepril Schaile and also includes, for this full-length premiere performance, dancers Amelia Kurpeski, Libby Rowe, Shaina Rae, and Samara Martin. Performances are September 3 and 4 at 7:30pm and September 5 at 3:00pm, at the STC Theater at 90 Lafayette Street in Salem, MA. Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase online at For more info about Exquisite Corpse Dance Theatre, go to
Mon, August 9, 2010 - 8:22 AM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Registration OPEN for 2010 NY THEATRICAL BELLYDANCE CONFERENCE! Special discount with code!


Registration opens this week! Friday April 16 at noon--$50 discount off early rate for first 20 full-conference registrants!

The New York Theatrical Bellydance Conference, three full days of workshops (plus one day of master classes) and four evenings of performances, that showcase the strength and diversity of bellydance artists of all styles. Add to that some thoughtful discussions and debates, amidst a backdrop of colorful performances on stage. Presented by the lovely Ranya Renee and Anasma!

Visit for more info, to register and to sign up for the Theatrical Conference e-mail list.

Aepril Schaile friends and fans can sign up for a daylong or weekend package with the following promo code for a $5 discount (not applicable for first 20 registrants promo, but a nice consolation if you miss it!): TBD2010AEPRIL78
Fri, April 16, 2010 - 8:53 AM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Spring North Shore bellydance classes with Aepril

Aepril Schaile's signature mystically themed, theatrically oriented bellydance instruction. Dramatic expression, spiritual and artistic authenticity, technical precision and power.

8 weeks: Thursdays April 29 – June 24 (no May 27 class)
Bellymoves, 11 Peabody Square, Ste. 9 (O’Shea Bldg), Peabody, MA
*** Pre-registration required (50% deposit will hold your place) ***

Bellydance Basics (Level I) 6:00-7:00
(No drop-ins after the first class unless pre-arranged with the instructor.)
Learn the elegant, sensual, and sacred art of Bellydance! Get in shape, develop more confidence, and increase your mystique while learning basic Bellydance vocabulary with an emphasis on dramatic expression, technical precision, and a delightfully dark feel. No prior experience necessary!

Beyond The Basics (Level II): Raqs Dramatique 7:15-8:15
(No drop-ins after the first class unless pre-arranged with the instructor.)
We will go further into the dramatic and theatrical aspects of bellydance, with a darker flavor. We will further develop our movement vocabulary and technical precision while also working with story, mood, myth, and meaning.
*** Requires pre-approval by the instructor before registering; please email Aepril ( to find out if this class is right for you. ***

For more info and to register:
Fri, April 9, 2010 - 2:06 PM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Astrology for Absolute Beginners!

I'll be teaching this workshop for astrology virgins next month...

Astrology for Absolute Beginners!

Demystify the mysteries of the Zodiac! In this workshop we’ll explore the 12 signs of modern Astrology and uncover the meaning and power of your Sun sign. We’ll also touch upon the Moon and Rising signs.

Please bring a copy of your astrology birth chart, or email Aepril with your date, time and place of birth, and she will supply it for you ($5 fee).

Wed, April 14 at Eternal Balance, Beverly, MA
7pm-8:30pm; $25 pre-registered; $30 at the door.
To register and for more info:
Fri, March 26, 2010 - 7:12 AM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Aepril Schaile Upcoming Performance Dates!

Upcoming Performance dates:

March 21: Rites of Rebirth, Masonic Temple, Beverly, MA. Benefit for Beverly Bootstraps.

March 28: Shimmies for a Cure, Somerville City Club, Somerville, MA. Benefit for cancer cure.

April 21: HAWC (Healing Abuse, Working for Change) fundraiser, Victoria Station, Salem, MA.

April 27: Good Mojo Tattoos Grand Opening Party, Soma Restaurant, Beverly, MA.

May 28-31: Spirit of the Tribes 2010, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Aepril teaches and performs.

July 8-11: New York Theatrical Bellydance Conference, NYC. Aepril teaches and performs.

For more info on these events and much more:
Mon, March 15, 2010 - 11:41 AM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Paris, new Boston classes: February News!

I am home from France after teaching and performing at Festival BellyFusions. Julie De St Blanquat and friends put on a fantastic event! What a great group of artists! And my workshop students were wonderful - couldn’t have asked for a better group. While in Paris, I made spiritual and artistic pilgrimages to Notre Dame, the Catacombs, Cimetière du Père-Lachaise and Cimetière du Montparnasse. Paris is a beautiful city, and the food was amazing!

Back here in the New England winter, life is beginning to stir beneath the Snow Queen’s icy dominion. The plants in my windows are starting to sprout new leaves - proof that the light is returning despite the cold.

Nonetheless, I still have some darkness I’d like to serve up in the coming weeks:


Raqs Gothique: Gothic Bellydance (Mixed Levels)
Alternate Tuesdays, Feb 23 - Mar 23, 6pm
Vadalna Dance Studio, 284 Armory St, Jamaica Plain, MA

Mystically themed, theatrically oriented instruction from the darker side of bellydance. Learn dramatic expression, technical precision and power while exploring spiritual and artistic authenticity. Mixed levels. At least one full year of bellydance instruction required. More info and to register:


Winter session, 8 weeks, Thursdays Feb 11 - Apr 1
Bellymoves, 11 Peabody Square, Ste. 9 (O’Shea Bldg), Peabody
One free class with pre-registration.

Bellydance Basics (Level I) 6pm-7pm
Learn the elegant, sensual, and sacred art of Bellydance! No prior experience necessary.

Beyond the Basics: Raqs Dramatique (Level II) 7:15-8:15
Special session: This winter we will work with the Chakras, an ancient system of energy centers found in the body.

For more info and to register:


“Aepril Schaile: Dark Goddess Dance”: All new American Apparel camis and T-shirts! Printing by Peace Through Violence; design by Michael Mazzenga. For more info and to purchase:


Aepril will be teaching and performing at Spirit of the Tribes 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, FL!
May 28 - 31, 2010
“International - Cultural - Magical”
More info here:
Wed, February 10, 2010 - 10:44 AM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Aepril Schaile apparel now available

"Aepril Schaile: Dark Goddess Dance" t-shirts and tanks:

Women's black spaghetti strap tanks, women's black fitted tees and unisex black tees. Design by Michael Mazzenga, printing by Peace Through Violence.
Sun, December 20, 2009 - 10:24 AM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Aepril Schaile Interview on CBS Psychic Radio! Wed 12/16 5pm.

Aepril Schaile on Goddess Week on CBS Radio's Psychic in the City!
Interview with Liz Souza about Bellydance, Witchcraft, and the Goddess
Wed Dec 16 at 5pm!

"Psychic in The City"
CBS Lifestyle & Psychic Radio
Listen live at

CBS Lifestyle & Psychic Radio can also be heard on:
HD3 99.5 WYCD Detroit
HD3 WBMX Boston
HD3 96.5 KJAQ Seattle
AOL Radio
Yahoo Radio
Tue, December 15, 2009 - 12:11 PM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Invoking the Dark Goddess with Aepril Schaile

From Dina at The Dancing Gypsy:

7:00 - 8:30 WORKSHOP.

This November, the occurrence of Friday the 13th falls within the Dark of the Moon, a perfect occasion to connect to the Dark Feminine within us! On this auspicious night during the Season of the Witch, Aepril Schaile "An American Priestess of the Dark Goddess" will take you on a deeply profound Underworld journey using bellydance, story, and myth. Through moving meditation, improvisation, and choreography, we will express the powers of the sacred Dark Feminine archetypes. Experience Medusa, Kali, Hecate, Circe, Persephone, Lilith; the 'Witch' energy within you; and the ability to shape-shift. You will come away with a fresh sense of authenticity, power, and grace in your dance, and a connection to ancient & timeless energies. This workshop is for beginner through advanced dancers, and is not so much about technique as it is about the journey we will share. After the workshop, stay for our guided Dark Moon ritual, where participants will dance the mysteries of the Dark Goddess. Ritual is for dancers and non-dancers alike; all are welcome.

Reservations are required. To do so please email or call 508-885-3639."

The Dancing Gypsy Boutique and Studio
Dina LeDuke, Proprietress
117 Main Street, Second Floor
Spencer, MA 01562
Wed, November 4, 2009 - 7:50 AM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment
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