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Lots of news to share, so let’s get to it!

~ Thursday Time Chance and New Class Added
~ inFusion Tribal Performances Coming Up
~ Next Session Registration Open Now
~ Bring a Friend, Get a Discount
~ Shay’s New Dance Blog and Twitter Feed


Thursday Level 1 will be moving to 7:30-8:30 beginning the June session, to make some time for our next new class “Skills n’ Drills!”:

Thursdays 8:30-9:30pm – Phinney Neighborhood Center beginning in June

By popular request, we will be jamming on Thursday nights!
This class will be a combination of general bellydance skill drills, ATS/Tribal Group Improv concepts, zills and rhythms, combos and choreography, and more. Some nights we may watch inspirational videos, and discuss dance styles, ethics, philosophy, and creativity. Some nights will be group concepts and open jam time. Some nights we may be able to bring in guest teachers in different styles and approaches. The goal of this class is to play as we learn, to share and be inspired.

Bring your requests and ideas, and we will mold this class each week as we like!

Please note: Students must have completed at least THREE sessions of tribal bellydance classes with Sharon Moore at any level. Students will gain the most from this class with some Level 2 experience, or taking Level 2 concurrently.


U-District Street Faire
Stage at 50th & University
Sunday, May 17th 2009 7pm

A last-minute chance to play in the University District–come join us! inFusion Tribal, joined by their sisters in Nomaditude, will share the stage with Adderstone, Meleka, and Troupe Hipnotica. It all starts at 2pm with inFusion kickin’ it off, so be there. The weather is supposed to be perfect *knock wood*

If you have never been, this faire is a blast, with lots of food, local artists, live music and performing artists, and the spirit of Seattle coming out to play in the sunshine!

Northwest Folklife Festival
Tribal and Fusion Bellydance Showcase
Saturday, May 23rd 2009 7pm
International Dance Stage
Exhibition Hall on Mercer
Seattle Center

See some of the best tribal and fusion bellydance from the Northwest and beyond. Including a unique inFusion Tribal Bellydance and Gypsy Fire Bellydance collaboration, Gypsy Caravan from Portland, and a finale with The Indigo from San Francisco!

Tribal Revolution Festival
Chicago, IL

Sharon and Genevieve will be teaching and performing in Chicago, IL at the Tribal Revolution Festival June 19-21st, 2009. More details at http://www.tribalrevolution.com


Mediterranean Fantasy Festival
aka Med Fest
July 18th and 19th
Hiawatha Community Center in West Seattle
10am-9pm daily

Schedule not up yet. But mark your calendars for dancing, shopping, eating, and schmoozing. As well as our annual summer class party at my house Saturday night!


The next session of classes begins the first week of June. We have NO CLASS the week of the Memorial Day Holiday.

Registration is open now at http://www.mandalatribal.com/classes/register

Wanna save some money this summer? Just bring some enthusiastic friends along with you to class and get a discount! Bring enough friends, and you’re dancing for FREE my friend!


Summer is coming, and it’s time to crawl out of our dank, dreary little caves and get moving. Seattle is in bloom, and it’s time to get out there! Do you have some friends who you know could use a nudge to get their booties shaking this summer? You know it’s always more fun with a partner in crime, anyway. You hoist ’em off the couch and get them to register for a session, and you get a discount for your efforts!

Bring one friend, get 25% off of a single session pre-registration
(Save $15! Only $45 for the session)
Bring two friends, get 50% off.
(Save $30! Only $30 for the session)
Bring three or more friends, and I’ll give you the session for FREE!!
(That’s $60 off, my friend!)

Have your friends register on the website or mail a check. Then you e-mail me their names once they have registered, and your Paypal e-mail address (if applicable), and I will send you the total for your discounted session rate. Easy!

This offer is not transferrable.
Friends must all register for the same session you are attending, but not necessarily the same class level/day.
Friends must be first-time new students to Sharon’s classes (sample class not included).
This offer valid for summer sessions beginning June-September.


I recently started a new dance-related blog over on Blogger, which I think you guys will really enjoy. Not only will I be posting class and local event related info there, but I will be blogging about my performance experiences, dance musings, costume and make-up tips, inspirational video clips, links to favorite web haunts, and offering up ideas for discussion which I would really love for you guys to be a part of. Please drop by and check it out from time-to-time (or you can get it fed via RSS or Atom to your favorite reader, like Google Friend Connect).

If you are on Livejournal, I have a syndicated feed set up there which you can easily add to your f-list! Go to the link below and at the top click on “+ Add to Friends List”

I will also be giving shout outs on Twitter when a new blog post goes up, and will be using Twitter as an additional way to keep up on class and workshop happenings and random dance musings and tidbits. I am @TheTribalDancer if you want to Follow Me!

See you in class, lovelies!!

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Shay Moore is the director and primary instructor at Deep Roots Dance in Seattle, WA. She loves writing, movies, costuming, knitting, cooking, and bellydance to the moon and back again; and loves her amazing husband and doggies even more than that.

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    Sarah Kate
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    I can’t WAIT for the drills class! ­čśÇ

    And thanks for the incentive to get our friends out … I’ve got one I’m working on … if you get ’em out once, you get ’em hooked ­čśë

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    Shay Moore
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    I know! “First one’s free, then we GOTCHA!” LOL
    I can’t wait, too. I think it will be fun for all of us!

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