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Class Newsletter September 11, 2009

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Hello dear dancers!

Have you enjoyed your summer? I sure have! Wow, what a beautiful season we have had, and this weekend is promising one last hurrah before we get back into the swing of fall as we know it here in the Northwest.

We’re back to school this coming week, and I can’t wait to dance with you all again. I always miss it, and all of you, no matter how long or short our break!

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IN THIS NEWSLETTER:

CLASS SCHEDULE A LITTLE WONKY
MONDAY CLASS RECORDED THIS WEEK
LEVEl 2B WELCOMES RENEE TO HELP US DRILL!!
UPCOMING HOLIDAYS TO NOTE
ADVENTURES OF A TRIBAL DANCER BLOG
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CLASS SCHEDULE A LITTLE WONKY
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Alright, this session of classes is going to be a little wonky, so please pay special attention to the details and mark your calendars accordingly!
NO CLASS SEPTEMBER 21st or 24th
I will be going to California to get some more dance training the week of Sept 21st, so there will be no class. Yes, that means the first week of class, then a break, then class resumes. So sorry about that, but it was unavoidable!

LEVEL 2 & 3 FIELD TRIP OCTOBER 5th
inFusion Tribal will be performing at Pyramid Lounge with their dear sister Renee, who is the featured instructor for October. LEVEL 1 WILL MEET AS USUAL. Then Level 2 and 3 students are encouraged to attend the Pyramid Lounge performance where there will be homework worksheets for everyone to fill out and discuss the following week in class.

Note: Pyramid Lounge is 21 and over only. If you are a Monday Level 2/3 student who is not 21+ and cannot attend, please get in touch with me.
Tonight we will be taking a field trip to Pyramid Lounge at the High Dive in Ballard.
http://www.raqsserpentine.com/html/pyramidlounge.html
AGAIN: LEVEL 1 WILL MEET AS USUAL ON OCTOBER 5th

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MONDAY CLASS RECORDED THIS WEEK
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A writer and on-air reporter for our local NPR station will be attending the Level 1 class on Monday, September 14th to gather some information for a story she *may* be doing on tribal bellydance. Normally I do not allow “bystanders” in any class, but she will need to be running audio recording equipment while she listens and learns about my classes and what we are learning about the dance. If anyone is uncomfortable being audio recorded (no photos or video) in this manner, please get in touch with me. I really appreciate your understanding and support in her endeavors to share the story of tribal bellydance with our community–it’s a big deal, and we’re hoping it all works out!

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LEVEl 2B WELCOMES RENEE TO HELP US DRILL!!
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You guys already know Renee Drellishak as co-director of inFusion Tribal, and she sometimes subs improv classes as well. What you may not already know about Renee is that she is a wicked killer driller, and a perfect guest teacher to bring in for a 6-week session of Skills n’ Drills! I made her promise not to kill you guys, but you will be in for a good workout and a wealth of information on how to take your dance skills in new directions. All skill levels welcome, with at least Level 2 experience recommended.

This special six week series will emphasize muscle conditioning and drills to improve your bellydance technique. Each class will focus on a separate foundational bellydance movement (e.g. twists, interior hip circles, figure 8s, etc), that form the basis of our bellydance vocabulary. Each movement will be broken down and then drilled over a series of foot patterns and directions to ensure that students are using proper technique and building the movement into their muscle memory.

On a related note, Renee is sponsoring Suhaila Salimpour in a 3-Day Level I Intensive workshop November 6-9, 2009 here in Seattle. If you like this class series, then this workshop is for you! For more details, contact Renee atrenee.drellishak@gmail.com

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UPCOMING HOLIDAYS TO NOTE
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Next session after this begins the week of November 2nd
NO CLASS on November 23rd or 26th (Thanksgiving Week)
HOLIDAY BREAK December 20th-January 3rd
First session of 2010 begins the week of January 4th

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ADVENTURES OF A TRIBAL DANCER BLOG
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Have you popped over to check out my dance blog? I have been posting fairly regularly with event wrap-ups, costume and make-up tips, links I love, and much more. I hope you will visit regularly, and join in the conversation!
http://thetribaldancer.blogspot.com/

Okay, that’s it for now. I look forward to seeing you all next week!
Much love,
Sharon

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4 Responses

  1. Meissa2112
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    Ok my original comment got lost in blogger’s twilight zone.

    Now I forgot what I wrote!

    I will probably be dropping by your level 1 class this monday, carpooling from Oly with a friend. I am very excited about that!!! My sister in law, who is visiting from Denmark might tag along too. She has also been taking Tribal classes, and is dying to go to a Tribal class here in the US. Hopefully we’ll make it, altough she is going back home the next day….so exciting!!!

  2. Shay Moore
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    Great, Melissa! See you and your SIL on Monday!

  3. Meissa2112
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    Sharon, Karma and I had such a good time on Monday!! We both had sore muscles the next day. I know,I know, “Thank you Sharon!”

    We are looking forward to the next class, it can’t be here soon enough!

    Thank you for an awesome class!

    -elisa

  4. Shay Moore
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    YAY! So glad you had fun elisa! I had fun, too! See you Monday. 🙂

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