Spokane's First Belly Dance Festival
Text by Nadiyah,
Photos and Captions by Lynette
First Annual Belly Dance Festival offered instruction
for belly dancers of all levels and a variety of styles.
The workshops showcased the talent and knowledge of
Alexandra King, Aleili,
and Zaina Hart. The classes showcased
the talent and knowledge of local instructors Haji,
Jende, Jyotir, Nah’
Joom, and Nizana. In an adjacent room, vendors
lined the walls: Aleedra, Double
Crown Productions, Halima’s Designs,
Hulia’s Treasures, Lost Treasures,
Magic City Costumes, Nadiyah’s,
and Nah ‘Joom.
evening show was filled with a variety of professional
and amateur dancers and dance styles as well: Alexandra
King, Aleili, Alwiyah,
Angel Knapp, Dakini,
Haji, Hasna Haddiyah,
Nah' Joom Dancers, Marion Moat,
Soraya, Sheherazade Squad,
Sha-Mal, Sisters of Selket,
Troupe Shalimar, and Zaina Hart.
During intermission, Marion Moat cited gypsy tales.
in the evening performance