Damali Dance Company, founded 2 years ago in the back of a little restaurant in Salisbury, Maryland. The ladies had a few lessons when they decided to form a dance company to educate and entertain people on the art of Belly Dancing.
Today, the company is 11 members strong. They are one of the most requested dance companies in the Delmarva area.
They have an amazing list of accomplishments in their short history. They have performed in concert for Salisbury State University, Delmarva Shorebirds, Dinner Theatres , civic organizations, nursing homes, charity events, private parties, hafla’s, restaurants, etc.
In May 2006, they took on the challenge to compete in a belly dance competitions. The troupe and individuals competed in the competition. The soloist competed in their various divisions, Alana placed 3rd place, Vivianna placed 2nd and Toria placed 3rd. The troupe danced to Raks Africa and designed their own costumes. They trained for hours, cried, laughed and bleed to prepare for the competition. The preparation for the competition would have made a funny reality show.
On the day of the competition they presented me with a wonderful testament, I broke down right before they had to perform. They were told not to worry about winning, only to do their personal best. I was a proud mommy watching my babies on stage performing. It was wonderful watching all of their hard work come be a reality. The judges didn’t pick them as the winners but, they has already won 1st place in my heart and in the hearts of all of their friends and families back home.