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The Gilded Serpent presents
another feast!

Belly Dancer of the Year 2005
Page 1

Duos, Trios & Troupes

May 28, 2005,
San Ramon, California

photos by Monica

Duet from Chicago, Illinois



Sherri Briar's Rising Stars
Troupe from Mill Valley, CA


Shabnam's Ooh LaLa
of Oakland, CA
Winners of
the Troupe Category

Raks Shaabi
Marula, Lucia and Yasmine from San Diego. (Thanks Patricia!)


Troupe Amara
of Salt Lake City, Utah

First Runner Up-Troupe




Hadia Sahara
of Tucson, Arizona
Congeniality Award-Trios
Hadia Sahara continue after a costume change

Ala Nar
Another troupe from Mill Valley, CA,
also directed by Sherri Briar



of Oakland, CA
directed by Luna

First Runner Up Trio

Belly Dancer of the Year Pageant Website includes the complete list of winners

More photos coming soon!

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5-28-05 Rakkasah West Festival 2005 Photos- Saturday Page 1 photos by GS Staff and Friends
More to come!

3-31-05 Rakkasah West Festival 2005 Photos- Friday Page 1 photos by GS Staff and Friends
Friday Page 2

3-12-05 Keti Sharif’s A to Z Advanced Stage Instructional DVD and booklet review by Monica Berini
It is rare that an instructional video marketed to advanced dancers follows through to actually challenge experienced students or performers. This one does.

5-5-05 Carnival of Stars Holiday Dance Festival and Comic Book Convention Photos by GS Staff
A new festival held on Nov 14, '04 produced by's at Centennial Hall, in Hayward, California, which included a panel discussion, raffle, costume contest, and famous comic artists, along with the usual dancing and vendors.

5-5-05 Initiating Dance Dialogue: Current Trends, The Panel Discussion at Carnivals of Stars Festival, transcribed from video by Andrea, Panel members included: Heather as moderator, Monica Berini, Shira, Barbara Bolan, Amina Goodyear, Debbie Lammam.










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