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Mendocino Music and Dance Camp

   Fri, August 29, 2008 - 8:49 AM
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 always needed in order to take my dancing to the next level.
I took classes in rhythm and movement, cane, Arabic singing, and segat (Egyptian for finger cymbals, zills being the Turkish term, as Karim reminded us constantly). I met famous dancers, and famous musicians and had the privilege to see each one of them perform on a daily basis. Rachid and Naser have left imprints on my should with their incredible musical talents. And Georges Lammam was still amazing, ever since i saw him in concert back in February he is my favorite. Of course Karim and Souhail weren't bad either.
Since it was a work scholarship I was getting up at 6 am to make and serve breakfast everyday. My breakfast partner was Bobbi. Totally awesome and funny. Thank god I didn't have to do it alone. :)
I also met tons and tons of other new people, and if I listed them all this entry would be way to long.
Four working hours, plus six class hours (done to only 3-4 by Fri) , plus two hours of concert (I only went to it twice), and caberet (that I only stayed through one whole one cause I was so tired) combined to make me so sick and tired I could hardly move by Thursday. I had blisters covering the length of my very swollen feet, and I had tense muscles all over my body.
Eventually I made it to Sunday, and can't wait for next year! I recommend everyone go and have a fabulous time!!

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Fri, August 29, 2008 - 9:23 AM
Glad you had fun babes! Gonna have to work on toughening up those feet for next year! :) C ya around !