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Thursday, December 8th, 2005

Posted by:havok_for_god.
Time:2:08 am.
I would really like to take a beginner's belly dance class, and I'm wondering if there's one near UCF. I looked at Suspira's website, but her studio is 40 miles from my apartment and an 80 mile roundtrip drive is just too much to do every week. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Comments: 2 shimmies - shake with me!.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

Posted by:skyphoenix.
Time:8:46 am.
Belly dancing events in florida!

http://www.beledy.net/florida/calendar.shtm

(look at november 4-6 and november 11-13, those are the events i'll be working at so let me know if you want to come!)
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Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Subject:Looking for bellydancers!
Posted by:skyphoenix.
Time:9:11 pm.
Hello ladies.
There's a renissance festival coming up this november in Hollywood florida. A few friends and i are setting up an encampment and are looking for some bellydancers to recruit into our mix! Come hang out, dance, enjoy the cool weather, camp out with us all weekend, (or just come for the day) and play! It's always loads of fun. if any of you are interested, contact me here, or AIM skymorgana or mh9880@hotmail.com

I'm getting the details now.. (exact location and all that) so contact me for the specifics.
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Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Subject:Art Commissions
Posted by:cowkitty.
Time:11:14 am.
There's a huge lack of original bellydance related art, but I've been trying to draw more dance art. I draw t-shirt designs for my teacher Suspira, and I'm really happy with how they come out. I'm now taking commissions again since I have so much free time. Bellydance costumes and graduate school are very expensive, so it's time to save up. ;)



Particularly, I'm offering the $10 avatar special again-- for just $10, you can have a full color artwork, perfect for avatars or banners.
[ Example 1 ] [ Example 2 ] [ Example 3 ]

For more of my work, you can see my DeviantArt gallery.

Commission info:
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Comments: 1 shimmy - shake with me!.

Monday, June 6th, 2005

Subject:new folkloricdance community
Posted by:rengal.
Time:5:19 am.
I hope it's okay to promote this livejournal community here. :)
folkloricdance was created to disscuss a particular niche in the belly dance community -- folkloric dances and music and costume. There are many wonderful bellydance communities and discussion forums, but few about regional and culture specific dances.
Come join the discussion! :)
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Friday, April 8th, 2005

Subject:performance!!! tonight
Posted by:sosmindtrip.
Time:1:32 pm.
tonight at the toga party at UCF we two dancers will be performing to promote the club. We JUST got approved like yesterday, otherwise we would all be particpating in numbers...BUT...if any of you would like to come out, if u've danced before, have costumes, hipscarves...please by all means. we go on tonight at 1015ish. one song that I have on my playlist is "hey mama" by the black eyed peas. easy to dance and shimmy and I would love if you guys came andjoined me on stage for it!!!!
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Monday, January 24th, 2005

Subject:Events!
Posted by:cowkitty.
Time:7:12 pm.
Mood: cheerful.
There's a couple of BD events going on this weekend! While I have prior obligations this Fri so I can't attend the Ali Baba show, I think I'll be able to make it to the Sat show. If anyone is interested in attending either of these events as a group, please reply. Here's the info on both!

"Orlando Dance Theatre Presents Oriental Fantasy" (Featuring several of Suspira's students!)
Enjoy wonderful food and cocktails at Ali Baba restaurant while supporting your sisters in the dance!
Friday, January 28th
Ali Baba Restaurant 1155 W.S.R. 434 #105, Longwood, FL.

Showtime 9:30
For reservations call - 407-331-8680
(reservations STRONGLY suggested, this place is tiny!)

Babylon Breeze workshops & show:
Come join us here in Orlando with the amazing Amir Thaleb of Arentina, Virginia of Miami, Amaya of Albuquerque, Aziza of Montreal/Portland, and Harry Saroyan of Saroyan Mastercrafts along with our Special Performing Artists Jim Boz of San Diego, Ava Fleming of Phoenix, Sadie Markquardt of Denver, Jamelah and Calypso of Salt Lake City and Shoshanna of Arcata, CA! Don't forget, we also have our fabulous Puerto Rican Shining Stars!

In addition to the workshops, there will be two shows: One on Fri ($15), and one on Sat ($20 w/o dinner).

More info: http://www.sevenveils.com/sub5.htm
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Subject:GOOD NEWS!
Posted by:cowkitty.
Time:2:13 pm.
Yay! So we were a little confused with the major changes in the new club registration paperwork, but it's all sorted out now.

THERE IS NO GPA OR CREDIT HOUR REQUIREMENT FOR MEMBERS!

This means that as long as you are an active student paying activity fees, you can "officially" join the club! Sorry for the scare. ^_^; So if you haven't yet, please leave your full name and PID, or e-mail/IM Brandy the info.

We're almost there folks! :D
Comments: shake with me!.

Monday, January 17th, 2005

Subject:Hillel
Posted by:ichatter.
Time:1:08 pm.
Hey guys,

I had a question for you. Im in Hillel, its like the big jewish club, lol. Im the religious and cultural coordinator, and i wanted to do an arabic (okay bellydancing) event. basically what would happen is the "instructors" would have a very basic lesson and then we could mess around and play for a bit. I could possibly try to hold this at a restaraunte and offer some munchies and such. Anywho, my question is, would you guys be willing to come out and have some fun? I know there are quite a few very experienced BD out there, and it would really be a very basic lesson. I dont have a HUGE budget, so pay would be sorta weird, and we could work that out, but im gonna be honest, lol, i have no idea how much the rate of pay would be. in any event, i will try to find out, and it should be a shitload of fun either way. If you are interested, just post back, or you can email me at ICHATTER@aol.com and lemmi know :)
Comments: 8 shimmies - shake with me!.

Friday, January 14th, 2005

Subject:Updates!
Posted by:cowkitty.
Time:2:20 pm.
OSA says they should have the 2005 club registration form available within the week, so hopefully we'll be able to start the registration process soon!

As soon as the process starts, we can have one meeting in the Student Union before we are officially registered as a club. How does everyone feel about meeting on Monday evening, January 24th? If all goes well, we'll have access to a projector and we can show some sample bellydance instruction videos, performance tapes, etc. I'm going to also make some fliers that everyone can print, pass around, or pin up to spread the word.

Right now, I'm starting to work on a site for the club so we can get up some info and such. I'm trying to figure out the domain name for the site... I guess by default, it should be UCFbellydance.com, but that seems so boring! :) Anyone has any other ideas/suggestions for a site name and/or club name?

Shimmy Knights? XD

I own www.Raqskitty.info, but I don't think it's that good of a name for a club site. I wish I had bought shimmykitties.com instead. :(

As soon as I there's more info, I'll post it. ;)
Comments: 1 shimmy - shake with me!.

Tuesday, January 11th, 2005

Posted by:sosmindtrip.
Time:4:46 pm.
Hey guys! So what's going on so far anything new? Do we have enough people?

Michelle

ps...my aim is still being crappy
Comments: 3 shimmies - shake with me!.

Monday, January 10th, 2005

Posted by:pin_me_down.
Time:1:27 pm.
hey girls. hope your first day of the semester is going well.

are there any new developments on the club formation?
Comments: 3 shimmies - shake with me!.

Thursday, January 6th, 2005

Subject:Shiny!
Posted by:cowkitty.
Time:7:39 pm.
Mood: pensive.
II think 'm on the verge of buying my first real bellydance costume, but I'm having trouble deciding. I'm leaning purple > copper right now, though I'd want both eventually. What do you think?

Comments: 5 shimmies - shake with me!.

Posted by:ichatter.
Time:6:09 pm.
Mood: excited.
Hey Guys,
Im Nikki, ive been bellydancing fo rlike 3 years, though there has been some lapses in my lessons. I love to dance, and until now didnt know there was any community at all...i went to suspiras website, and man, shes kinda pricey. My teacher offered 1X a week for 6 weeks classes for $20...lol...i hope i can afford them. Any info on suspira? ive heard that shes a great dancer, but whats her teaching style? dyou learn specific moves, and mess around, or dyou learn routines? also, i didnt see on her website how long each class was, and in how many classes you could learn a routine?
Comments: 2 shimmies - shake with me!.

Subject:jumping on the bandwagon...
Posted by:sosmindtrip.
Time:3:02 pm.
hi guys!!

im michelle and vice president of the club that is getting started. I've been dancing since I was about five years old. My family is Greek and Turkish...so i've been around dance ALL my life. Since coming to UCF I have been under the instruction of three local teachers (one of which I dont think teaches any longer). I have danced at UCF events before...one a few years ago was for a hillel celebration of Isreal and another was very recently that Orlando Dance Theatre (the performance troupe of Suspira's that I belong to) was a celebration of the countries of Africa. Bellydance, of course, is very big in the countries of Egypt and Morroco.

There is a lot of fusion and incorporation in the dance. There is Latin influence, African influence ect...and each country generally has its own traditional style. For information on bellydancing...one of the best websites out there is http://www.shira.net/ TONS of information, it even translates some songs. I'm looking foward to meeting everyone and getting started. I'm so glad to see a lot of people are interested in bellydancing. It's SOOO much fun, a great workout, and the costumes we get to wear are the best part!


To see some pictures and some good links my boyfriend was kind enough to whip up a quick website at like 2am. So it's nothing flashy or interesting, just a simple little website.

I dance under the name Leyli which in Arabic is like "goes out at night" or something to that effect.

www.angelfire.com/art2/leyli
check out the links section
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Posted by:pin_me_down.
Time:2:41 pm.
hey girls. i found a video thats a decent length showing off bellydancing:

http://www.bellydancesuperstars.com/video/bellyvideo.mov

Hopefully it will load for you. I thought it was cool. I dunno if thats what we will actually be doing but still.
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Posted by:princesaperdida.
Time:1:34 pm.
Hi! I just thought I would introduce myself to the community since everyone else has been doing so. My name is Stephany, and I am a junior here. I have never taken dance lessons, but dancing has always been a huge part of my family life, since Hispanic families tend to do alot of it! LOL Bellydancing is something I have found interesting and have always wanted to learn. I hope this club will give me the opportunity to learn more about, and learn the art of it. Thanks! :-D
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Posted by:darkpixieclouds.
Time:11:46 am.
hi my name is Dani. I've never had any dacne training but have always been interested in belly dancing and would love to join if a club was formed!
Comments: 1 shimmy - shake with me!.

Subject:*waves*
Posted by:hockeysiren61.
Time:11:01 am.
Mood: curious.
Hi everybody! Just joined, so here's the brief intro-post. I'm Julie- I've never danced.. but I'd love to learn! :)

Wohoo, I'm the 12th community member. *feels special*
Comments: 5 shimmies - shake with me!.

Subject:Wee!
Posted by:cowkitty.
Time:8:34 am.
Hi, I'm Tammy! I had never danced any dance form at all until Aug 2004 when I started taken classes with Suspira. I really enjoy it, even though I'm terrible at it. :) I'm really excited about the club for the chance to meet similar people at similar beginning levels, and grow together. (And have fun doing it!)

I'm 22, work as a web designer/illustrator, engaged, geeky, and I have LOTS of interests, but you can figure it all out from my lj info and web site. :)

My aim name is "Cowkitty XD".
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