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I married my high school sweet heart, John, two years after high school. A Year later We welcomed our beautiful daughter Ashlin to the world. SHE'S FOUR NOW!!! CRAZY!
I began belly dancing in August 2006 and have been studying with Shoshanna, in Arcata CA, ever since.
I am Currently a member of the Dance Troupe RAKS AMAR.
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Belly Dance Magazine sponsored an amateur dance contest the Mendocino Music and Dance Camp this year. My Teacher Shoshanna is very persuasive and convinced me to enter, even though I had never performed solo in my whole life. All went well, I dance to a song I had never heard before, and it was improvisation because of that. Needless to say I didn't actually win anything... However, my picture and name are featured in the current issue of Belly Dance Magazine! It may seem silly, but I never e... read more
Sun, December 14, 2008 - 11:11 PM permalink - 1 comment
Well, I went to camp for an entire week. It was painful, and hard, and tiring but it was the most incredible experience of my life! I met so many incredibly talented people, and nice people, and even some famous people.
Karim, Souhail, and Georges Lammam were the most down to earth people. They imparted important information that will stay with me for my entire life. I feel that I now have the tools to dance to anything. And I finally can play finger cymbals. I've got skills that I've alway... read more
Fri, August 29, 2008 - 8:49 AM permalink - 1 comment
I haven't been posting, or visiting here at all. I sort of feel left out because I got laid off in June, so I haven't been dancing, and I feel like an outsider on here because of that. Also, a large number of my troupe mates tried out for our directors professional troupe and are now gone, so she disbanded our amateur troupe. While I don't have the time or money to pay for classes and troupe costs at this moment, i still really miss it.
Good news is, and this is going to keep me going for th... read more
Sun, July 20, 2008 - 12:05 PM permalink - 1 comment
Well, it has been a very long time since I posted a blog.
Good News, I did get asked to Join Raks Amar! I've been a member since October now.We are currently working on a sword piece that we will perform on Saturday, Jan. 26th. In the same show as ZOE JAKES!!!
Thats right lovely peoples, we are actually going to be in the same show, the same room! I'm am soooo thrilled! Also in this amazing show is Mira Betz and Elizabeth strong. All AWESOME dancers!!
They are each giving a workshop ear... read more
Mon, January 21, 2008 - 8:52 PM permalink - 0 comments
Even though, on Monday, Shoshanna mentioned how great Raks Amar would be for me, and said she need a few less flaky girls, I keep thinking it won't happen. I keep thinking that while she's in Minnesota she'll get so into what's happening that when she comes back she will forget she ever said anything to me. Then the whole troupe thing just won't happen for me. Or even worse, she'll decide I just am not up to par with the some of the other dancers and will pick someone else to join. I really a... read more
Sun, October 14, 2007 - 7:31 PM permalink - 1 comment
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