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Wine and Cheese Belly Dance Swap Meet
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Come spend a fun afternoon socializing and shopping!
Doesn’t that spread look delicious?
WAMEDA member Veda Sereem, our gracious hostess!
Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm
Location: 37985 Mohawk Drive, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Bring your items to swap, sell, trade or give away! Enjoy an afternoon with dance friends, and nosh, shop, and browse to your heart’s content.
For details, directions and how to RSVP, please download the two-page FLYER.
Studio Artemis in Maryland presents
Gigi Dilsah from Istanbul, Turkey
March 14 – 16, 2014
WAMEDA member Artemis Mourat presents Gigi Dilsah from Istanbul, Turkey at Studio Artemis. Gigi Dilsah will teach these workshops:
- March 14: 1.5 hours of spins, kicks and hair flips and a one-hour talk on Turkish dance.
- March 15: 4 hours of Advanced Romany dance.
- March 16: A 4-hour workshop on Advanced Turkish Oriental dance. This will sell out so reserve your place!
Gigi Dilsah will arrive a few days early and stay a few days later so that she will be available for private lessons.
For more information and to register, go to http://www.serpentine.org/artemis/artcalendar.html.
Art of the Belly
March 20-23, 2014 in Ocean City, MD
This event is a bellydance extravaganza with performances galore and wonderful vendors! Several WAMEDA members will be performing at AOTB this year, including Latifa, Ayaan Serene, Hazine, Bahiya, Wendy Broadway, Shagoura, Amustela, Artemis, and Nimeera.
For more information, see http://www.artofthebelly.com/.
Artemis’ Totally Turkish Five-Day Intensive
At Studio Artemis in Maryland
August 6 – 10, 2014
WAMEDA member Artemis will teach her annual Totally Turkish 5-day dance intensive: 25 hours of instruction on Turkish Oriental dance and Turkish Romany (Gypsy) dance technique. This includes:
- Steps and turns
- Hip/ pelvic/ abdominal articulation
- Finger snaps, gestures and combinations
- The history of Turkish Oriental dance and Turkish Romany (Gypsy) dance
- 9/8 rhythms and chiftetelli rhythms
- How to put together a traditional Turkish Oriental show
- Finger cymbals and wooden spoons
- Nontraditional fusion skirt dance
- Daily warm ups and cool downs
- History lectures and the viewing of lots of DVD material AND an extensive manual.
A working knowledge of Turkish dance is encouraged. There will be a certificate of completion for all who have attended the full five days.
This event comes only once a year! People come from all over the US and from other countries as well, and it almost always sells out. Space is VERY limited so register early.
For more information, see http://www.serpentine.org/artemis/artcalendar.html.
Know Your Dance Roots!
August 9-10, 2014 in Millersville, MD
Two days of workshops, presented by Latifa, Amustela, and Wendy Broadway, plus a hafla.
- Workshop topics include:
- Egyptian Beledi
- Ibrahim Farrah Technique
- Vintage Orientale
- Jamila Salimpour Technique
- American Tribal Style
- Suhaila Technique
For more information, and to register, see http://bintbeled.com/event/know-your-dance-roots/.
October 27, 2013
This private party was not an official WAMEDA event. It was hosted by WAMEDA Members Verna and Jerry. Guests enjoyed a Halloween party at the Dancer Studio.
A happy group: Dorsey Vengrouskie, Verna Thompson & Dorsey’s son.
Smiling trio: Joy, Betty & a friend.
Denise & Patrice perform a flawless duet.
“Poison Ivy” strikes a naughty pose.
It’s “Hammer Time” with Jamiel Bient & Nevin!
Here’s everyone’s favorite, Rashid Moudala!
Shagoura performs a snake dance.
Here are most of our lovely performers.
A witch flew in to enjoy the party!
Warm thanks go to Verna & Jerry for hosting a wonderful party!