This summer I had planned on taking a short break in June, until after July 4th. Due to a family illness (my Doberman, Lacy), I was literally forced into cancelling classes and rescheduling many appointments. Lacy is doing well right now and I hope to head full steam into summer with classes. I want to schedule a performance to get us back on our toes as well as a fall workshop.
Thanks to everyone for hanging in there with me, this has been an ordeal. Sometimes you don't know what you've got until it's gone... and that includes dancing.
If you want to feel appreciated, go to a
retirement home and entertain the residents. Dancing, singing,
storytelling... anything. The lovely folks at Wheatland were truly
happy to have our group perform. I think we got more out of it than
they did. Thanks to all my belles for the hard work.
We all have troubles in our life; work, kids, partners, friends, family, finances... the list is never ending. We get so terribly bogged down in life and we simply don't live it. I am just as guilty as the next person, if not more so.
I want to promote the peace that can be acheived through dance, or any artistic expression. For me and my fantastic students, dance class is the one time we are stress free. Yes, our problems remain, but for that brief time, we are just cool. Last week one ... Continue reading...
Mena & the Gypsy Belles performed at the 1st International Day in Mount Airy, NC. We performed a beautiful Persian dance and a fun Khaligi dance, both chorepgraphies by Samra. We also danced an Arabic-inspired number in which all students participated. I danced a Latin fusion that is so much fun, also choreographed by Samra. Samra and her student also entertained the crowds.
Thanks to all students for their hard work and practice. Check out the article in the Mount Airy News.
I am such a terrible blogger. I have all these great thoughts that I want to convey and they never quite make it to the page. So, I will give a little update for Spring 2011.
Winter session got off to a late start due to bad weather, so I am extending the class schedule a few weeks. It's fine, we aren't in a race. Some of the girls in Galax performed at the W-S Library last week and did a super job. Thanks to Samra for inviting us and for putting the show together. The classes in Elkin...
Wow, its a cliche, but I can't believe that we have begun a new year, 2011.
Of course I want to do all the normal stuff most people want to do; lose weight, be a better person, spend more time with the fam, do better with my finances... blah, blah, blah. I have narrowed the horrid, obilgitory resolutions to specifics. Here ya go...
1. Drink more water 2. Pay off one credit card 3. Stop commiting to everything... learn to say no 4. Stop swearing as much
Oh, the stage name. Am I the only dancer who struggled with this? I mean, what's the point really. Or that's what I thought to begin with. I simply didn't understand. Some dancers I knew already had wonderful and exotic given names. Why not use their real name? At the same time, some dancers picked out stage names that didn't make any sense or were anything but exotic. What the...
So, I had issues with my dancer name. For me, my new form of identification needed to be unique but it ne... Continue reading...