Miscellaneous


Nicola’s Restaurant June 14th

Come out and celebrate with us! Performances by AFBD Instructors, Rafi’ah Dance Company, Amoraat Dance Ensemble, Belly Dance By Samora, our students, and some very, very, special guests! Tickets on sale now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/belly-dance-trifecta-anniversary-show-tickets-16596645012 —


We did it!

    I can’t express the gratitude I have for my lovely students. We performed two brand new choreographies at our most recent show!! They did beautifully. We shared the stage once again with Ziah Ali’s Awalim Repertory Dance Company who also presented new material as well as crowd favorites […]


The Journey – Baby Belly Dance Years

I just celebrated my 20th anniversary of walking into my first belly dance class and subsequently I have been reminiscing about my journey in dance and how a few things have really come full circle. One of those is being given an opportunity to perform with and liaison for Doug […]


Learning Choreography Part II

In my last post on this subject, I touted the importance of taking classes and workshops from great instructors. My experience provided great tools for learning choreography that comes with being part of a professional or amateur dance troupe. Choreography is also important to a soloist as well. I have […]


Learning choreography – Part 1

When I was notified about being selected to perform with Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution: Alice in Wonderland, I was thrilled. Then I panicked. Well at least after I got the full cast breakdown. In doing shows with my student troupe, I only select four routines at most for them to perform. […]


Aziza Nawal to perform in Belly Dance Evolution

Aziza Nawal will be a cast member in two upcoming performances of  Bellydance Evolution – Alice in Wonderland! She will perform alongside the featured stars: Jillina, Heather Aued, Sharon Kihara, Louchia, Lauren Boldt and Danielo Mendes; plus fellow audition winners: Samora, Fatin, Kaitlyn, Heidi, Charlie, Nawar, ShoShannah, Faaridah and more!! […]


Aziza Nawal’s Megeance at Nicola’s

A “Megeance” is the name used to refer to an oriental dancer’s opening routine. It is also sometimes referred to as a “mis en scene”  which translates to “taking the stage”. The music is typically composed for the dancer and features multiple rhythm changes. Safaa Farid is the leader of a fantastic orchestra in Egypt and has played for many top dancers including his wife, Leila. They have produced several wonderful recordings and I chose two selections for the showcase on April 13th at Nicola’s Restaurant. Enjoy!