Thursday, July 09, 2009

Dance class tonight!

Today's Daily Special is Celestial Celebration! The earthy neutral colors of this necklace really make it perfect for year-round wear. I'm hoping it will find a lovely new home soon.

Tonight is my first class at Plaza de Anaya up in Tempe. I'm so excited! Finally, after several years of being largely self-taught (working from a great foundation from my friend Helen), I'm going to go learn a codified set of moves (or a "language" as its often called) that will allow me to do choreography both pre-planned and spontaneous, and perform with other dancers.

This is the first step in my big plan for my life, which is to become Tucson's premier teacher of tribal-style belly dance. If anyone is teaching it here, they're keeping pretty quiet about it. With what I've already learned about on-line self promotion from running Erthe Fae Designs, and the sites I've discovered while trying to find a teacher, I'm certain that students will have no problems finding me, and learning to love tribal as much as I do.

My plan is to be teaching by the time I'm 30 (I'm 27 now). I know 30 is a time when a lot of people look back at their life and see what they've done so far -- and right now, I wouldn't see much. I want to hit 30 and say "I've built up the skills to do what I love for the rest of my life."


  1. Congrats on the start of your goal trip!

  2. Thank you very much! I'm very excited to have a plan instead of drifting along like I have been for the past few years :)

  3. How did your first class go? I've been enjoying the beginner's class I just started taking. My teacher is awesome! Here's a video of her dancing: Do you have any of you?

  4. Class was great! I'm just about to post about it :)

    Wow, wonderful video! I love how she added Romani touches to her Turkish style.

    I don't have any videos of me dancing yet, because I don't have a camcorder. If I manage to make it to the recital for class (I may be in NY at the time), there will probably be a video and of course I'll share it here!

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