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News & photos from all around our world!
January 2009 through June 2009
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vid clips:Fusion Contest JimBoz Gig Bag Check , Sabah 2008, Mireya wins at BDUC, Bahaia makeup, Dominique Senecal of Montreal, By Dancers 4 Dancers , Gig bag Check with Astryd, 4 yo Assal Takesh dances for daddy Salah, Gig Bag Check with Pepper,
Photos: Breakthrough Fusion Competition photos, Leyla's BDr of the World Competition in Germany, Shabnam's Troupe Rashika at Ethnic Dance Festival auditions, Joweh member, Elizabeth Friend, at the America's Got Talent auditions in Los Ange beautiful baby Sofie, daughter of belly dancer Amira of Las Vegas, “Sharif” Ahmad El-Mouzayen: In Memoriam, Raks Hakohaveem, Bert Balladine passed away, Simon Shaheen concert, MissiHIPPY at the grand opening, H1N1 Flu Epidemic Affects Dance Classes in Mexico, Arabesque Dance Company’s production of "Egypt" in Toronto, Saturday at Tribel Fest, Contestants list for Bellydancer of the Year, Finalist from BD of Y, BDoY Winning Troupe, Kosmos Camp

Posted June 29, 2009
Gilded Serpent presents a Gig Bag check with Pepper Alexandria!
What does a dancer need to carry in her gig bag? Pepper’s bag may contain a few unusual items. Also included are clips of Pepper dancing solo and with her Ghawazee troupe at her festival called Carnival of Stars. Troupe members included- Heather, Monifa, Kathy, Alyson, Birute and Sonya. I’ll add her name here when I found out what it is!

posted June 19, 2009
Amy Sigil teaches on June 12 at Kosmos Music and Dance Camp, near Guernville, California.
more photos and video coming soon!

Amy teaches at Kosmos
posted 5-26-09
Raks A'Diva wins Troupe of the Year 2009
Raks A'Diva
l-r: Majah, Chandani, Shirin, Fatinah, Co-Director Zamon, Isadorah, Co-Director Iman. Le'ana
Choreography:  Chinese Sleeve Dance - Zamon & Iman,  Helix -- Monica Berini
click photo for somewhat larger image
Posted 5-25-09 9pm
Maria wins Belly Dancer of the Year Competition

2009 BDoY Awards
Magidah-Congeniality, Namira-4th Runner- up, Karolina-3rd Runner up, Mia 2nd Runner up, Sedona 1st Runner up, Maria- 2009 winner, Ahava 2008 winner presents trophy
Below is Susie's better shot. Click photo for larger image
BDOY09 winners

Posted 5-24-09 8:39 am
The 10 Finalist from Yesterday's Preliminaries for the Bellydancer of the Year Pageant
The Final will be help at 1pm today
Photos by Susie Poulelis

10 finalists BDoY09
Namira, Mia, Khalila, Magidah, Maria, Lulu, Sedona, Summer, Mariah, Karolina
Namira of South Lake Tahoe
Namira of South Lake Tahoe
Maria
Maria of the Santa Clara, CA
Photographer's Pick
"I can't decide!!! I think Namira inches out Maria because she used zils."

Editor's Honorable Mention (and photo)
Scimitar performed in the duos/trios category. The stage lights were not turned on for the first significant length of their show. They continued to perform in the dark allowing us only glimpses of what looked like could have been a very dramatic start. When the lights were finally turned on randomly in the middle of a song they continued their creative and daring choreography. Why were they not given a chance to begin again? When asked about it later, Leea, the event producer, was unaware that their had been a problem. Apparently the lighting instructions were misunderstood. UPDATE: Sunday- Leea researched the problem and found that the contestants had indeed requested that the lights not be turned on until 41 seconds into their show to highlight the florescent details of their costuming. When they we actually turned on is unverified but Leea assured GS that lighting requests are programmed into the theater's controls by a lighting technician.

Scimitar- Surreyya and Crystal


posted May 21, 2009
Salaheddin Takish plays drum for his dancing 4 year old daughter- Assal
A note from the proud father-
"Assal means honey in Middle Eastern.
She is 4 and half and she speaks 5 languages, including Spanish, writes in English and Persian, math, and lot more, believe it or not.
She loves music and dance, we are planning a full Middle Eastern orchestra for her in  upcoming dance party.
We will send a copy to you. She has earned 5 stars in a matter of a few hours from You tube."

 

Khalilah of Walnut Creek
Namira of Tahoe
Summer Sahar
Magidah of Portland
Maria of Santa Clara
Posted May 18, 2009
This Weekends Competition in San Ramon, California
The 2009 Bellydancer of the Year Pageant
Who will YOU be rooting for?

click on linked names to see a GS bio page or on a lil' photo to see a larger version.
Mouse over photos for names

Solo Competitors
Solo prelims- Sat eve, Finals- Sun at 1 pm

Lulu of Menlo Park, CA
Alanah of New York
Karolina of Albany, CA
Mariah of Ohio

Taroob

Khalilah of Walnut Creek, CA

Namira of South Lake Tahoe. CA

Miriam of Palo Alto, CA -Canceled

Alanah of Brooklyn, NY

Mariah of Cleveland, OH

Magidah of Portland OR

Maria of Santa Clara, CA

Summer Sahar of San Francisco, CA

Aazura Nour of Oakland CA

Lu Lu of Menlo Park, CA

Sedona of Lake Oswego, OR

Mia Sha'uri of San Juan Puerto Rico

Karolina of Albany, CA

Sumaia of Alameda, CA

Rasa Vitalia of San Rafael, CA

Marzieh Gachipour of Sunnyvalle, CA

New addition- Stephani

Duo & Trios
1 pm Sat
Aiwa She Raqa from Redding, CA
Scimitar from Pleasanton, CA
Seshata from Palo Alto, CA
Orchid Belly Dance of San Jose, CA

Grand Dancers
Devi Safir, Fiji, Jamila from Jerusalem,
Magenta, Taroob, Theresea Jade

Troupes
1 pm Sat
Raqs Ahroosh of Grants Pass, OR
Titanna of Santa Cruz, CA
Modern Gypsy of Redding CA
Raks A'Diva of Moraga, CA
Hala Dance of Santa Clara
Troupe Dhyanis of Novato, CA
Troupe Nijmeh and Una of Cupertino, CA

Judges
Ahava, Aneena, Ayesha, Aziza!, Denise, Ely, Fadil, Jizan, Judeen, Malia, Ma*Shuqa, Naiya, Numa'ir, Oreet, Pat
 
Titanna of Santa Cruz Modern Gypsy of Redding Raks A'Diva of Moraga
 

posted May 17, 2009
Photos from Saturday afternoon, May 16, at Tribal Fest in Sebastopol, California

Dancer 1 Dancer 2

Zyphire on the left (Thanks Khalilah!) and on the right- Teresa Camp

Paulette

Paulette warms up her workshop participants with a few deep breaths

dancers pris before show
Dancers pris before their show
Damage Control
Cera's Damage Control
Dancers from Japan
Dancers from Japan

 

Egypt Set with Pillars"Egypt"
held March 5-8, 2009

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Photos submitted by Yasmina Ramzy, producer of event
Testimonial by Vian

I had the pleasure of attending Arabesque Dance Company’s production of "Egypt" and found myself immersed in a world of color, sensuality and passion. From the powerfully scored pieces of the Arabesque Orchestra and Sulieman Warwar, to the mesmerizing dancers, the mythical world of ancient tales come to light. And what a bright light that shone at the Fleck Dance Theatre that night !

From the moment the curtain rose, I was riveted to my seat , immersed in the powerful music and artistic grace of such a production. My personal favorite, Kariat El Fingan, a truly mesmerizing piece that fused modern dance with belly dance in an emotional awaking that leaves you wanting for more.

Powerful dance pieces performed by Arabesque Dance company, confirm Ramzy’s effort at elevating belly dance into a higher level of art. Toronto is indeed fortunate to have Arabesque Dance Company and Yasmina Ramzy as a cultural pillar in the community.

As the show came to a close I found myself longing for more, not ready for it to end. I was inspired , so much so that I came back the next night for a repeat performance. I am looking forward to the next production with eager anticipation.

 

-One dramatic set at the Fleck Theatre.
L-R: Ingrid Schossler, Mary Cabral, Nikki Gentles

Finale of Egypt Show by Yasmina
Arabesque Dance Company
Finale piece - Shat Eskandaria, L-R:
Front row: Ingrid Schossler, Sarah Brawley, Yzza Akhatar, Melissa Gamal, Maryfer, Karima
Middle Row: Laura Selenzi, Mary Cabral, Yasmina Ramzy, Saba Alemayehu, Claudia Rios
Back Row:Katrina Kukurs, Amy LeBlanc, Shema, Leigh Clarke
Click photo for larger view
Arabesque Orchestra
Arabesque Orchestra
L-R: Eddy Sulaiman, Tashin Nawfal, Bassam Bishara, Mohannad Moatassem, George Barbas, Milad Daher, Suleiman Warwar.
Click photo for larger view

Veil sticker from CairoPosted May 8, 2009, Submitted by Martha Duran of Danceme Academy
H1N1 Flu Epidemic Affects Dance Classes in Mexico
Martha- "Here are the  pictures of today's class on May 7, 2009 at the Danceme Academy in Mexicali, Baja, California. Many families are still staying home and not attending school or after school activities yet. It all started with a patient in San Diego, California. For the past 2 weeks our lives are on pause. None of my students or family members are sick but they are afraid. Up to today 18 in my city have gotten sick and 90 patients are a waiting their lab results. Another meaning to Never stop dancing!

Big Girls Dance Class
A few students are coming to the adult class to practice and because they miss dancing.
The Belly Racks Divine competition in Tijiuana was postponed from May to August .

Preteen class
A few came for the preteen class- ages 8-11

Baby Dancers
The Little Girls class- 2-4 years

Posted May 1. 2009, submitted by Kristina Kelly
Petra Cafe opening

I have attached a picture of MissiHIPPY at the grand opening of a new restaurant in Clinton MS, Petra Cafe.
From L-R: Michele, Sheila, Randi, Aymon- owner of Petra, Patches, Kristina -director of MissiHIPPY
We incorporated an education element into the grand opening by performing various styles of Bellydance with an "explanation of styles" card on all the tables
.

Posted 4-29-09
Gilded Serpent Gig Bag Check with Astryd Farah
November 9, 2008
Astryd tells of the recent stops on her tours through the states and Europe including working with Tito.
Then she give us a tour through her gig bag! This clip was filmed at Carnival of Stars in Hayward, California

Posted 4-3-09
Gilded Serpent Video Report from By Dancers For Dancers 2009
Held March 1, 2009 in Berkeley California

Cheeky Girls Productions has presented this show at least a couple of years in a row now. This theater event is primarily a DVD shoot but presenting it as a show helps defray the costs and give the dancers real faces to perform to. Michelle Joyce, the producer, provides this opportunity to fellow professional dancers in the community as a cooperative effort. The dancers are each involved in the editing process and they also receive a certain amount of DVDs in exchange for their performance.

Simon Shaheen

Posted March 18, 2009
Locals come out to Simon Shaheen concert at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley. GREAT concert! Especially Sonia M'barek. There will be one more concert on this tour in Southern California. GO!

Hopefully we will have a review from this concert series soon!
Volunteers?

group2
Amina, Molly , Loay Dahbour, Jeannette Cool, Angela Ramsey
group3
Issan, Husain, Loay, George Lammam (played in Simon's Aswat show), Elias Lammam, Saed Muhsin (2 past directors of San Francisco's Aswat )
group4
Angela, Elias, Yosifa, Nathan, Amina Goodyear
Amina & Khalil Loay & Dafer
Amina poses with one of tonights singers- Khalil Abonula. Loay poses with Dafer Tawil who played the def in tonight's performance.
Posted 3-14-09
Bert Balladine
Bert Balladine passed away last night. More details to come as they become available.
Memorial Photo and Blog/Comment page
Raks Hakohaveem

Submitted 3-13-09 by Duane Stevens
Raks Hakohaveem performed at a private party for the Cinequest film festival, San Jose, California. February 27, 2009
Raks Hakohaveem is a Tribal Fusion belly dance troupe from the San Francisco Bay area, California. Their dance-vision is fused with elements of costuming, music, and movement, from many different cultures, styles, and eras.  Raks Hakohaveem means "dance of the stars.”  The three members, inspired by the love of dance, art, creativity, and performing are:   (l-r) Doreet, Catherine, and Kristina

Posted March 8, 2009
Gilded Serpent presents another Gig Bag Check with Dominique Senecal of Les Trib’elles and Montreal, Quebec

Dominique talks with us back stage at the International Bellydance Conference of Canada.
She recommends to bring an extra costume. This video ends with just a sample of her dance that night. 
Yes, we need to use a tripod and a mike!

Ahmed on oud, Fadil on violin“Sharif” Ahmad El-Mouzayen:
In Memoriam
by Najia Marlyz

Born in 1936 in the seacoast city of Acre, an ancient walled city that was, at that time, part of the territory of Palestine, musician and singer Ahmad El-Mouzayen died in a Berlin hospice on Thursday, March 5, 2009, surrounded by family members.

In 1948, Ahmad relocated with his family to Beirut, Lebanon.  Ahmad attended Cairo University, in Egypt, during the early ‘70s where he studied classical western music.  Ahmad was known during his music career as “Ahmad Sharif” and was familiar to dancers and fellow musicians simply as “Sharif”. He began his music career composing Palestinian nationalist music and taught music under the sponsorship of the United Nations.

Sharif immigrated to the United States in 1976, and though he played the Oud and sang for many occasions throughout the U.S., he was best known in California primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he performed as part of the band at the Casbah on Broadway, North Beach, in the Cabaret owned by musician/restaurateur, Fadil Shahin.  Ahmad also lived and performed various time in Denver, Colorado as well as Orlando, Florida and Portland, Oregon. He married his first wife, Sandra, in the U.S. 1983 and had a son, Sharif, now a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, and a daughter, Summer Loomis, now living in Georgia with her husband and three daughters.

Ahmad spent the last years of life teaching music and playing the Oud in Berlin, Germany, where he raised Summer and Sharif.  While in Berlin, he remarried and had two more daughters, Sarah and Miriam, who are living in Germany with their mother, Andrea.
 
Also surviving Ahmad is his youngest brother, Mohamad,(United States) as well as brothers Akram and Soheir (Denmark) Mahmoud, (Germany) and his two sisters, Nada, and Hannan (Germany).   

Posted 3-5-09
Gilded Serpent presents Make-up for Video and Stage with Jacknife Ruby and Bahaia


On 2-28-09 Stylist Jacknife Ruby (or Jennifer) readies Bahaia for a video shoot with Michelle Joyce. Jennifer describes strategy differences for a video shoot, HD, and stage. She also describes why street makeup and mineral or micah based makeup is not good for these situations. A short video clip of Bahaia’s stage performance completes this video.

Posted 2-27-09
Mireya Yamilit
Winner of the Taxsim Division at the Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition 2009


Mireya is from Puerto Rico and has a school in San Juan called Magic Steps Belly Dance Studio. She talks with us after winning trophies in the taxsim division from the judges panel, the People’s Choice and for congeniality. She is with her proud mother, her students and friends. Miles Copeland of BDSS listens and then interjects from the background. A taxsim is an improvised musical solo, but in this instance it refers to the part of a dancers show that is slower, more moody, mysterious, and could include a prop.
Posted 2-16-09
This is the video we did with Sabah backstage at the Bellydance Superstars show last year.
Coming soon will be pictures from yesterday's show in Marin, CA. No, we never did look in her bag, this is just a quick interview!

Posted Feb 12, 2009, Submitted by Mom (Amira of Las Vegas)
Sofie at 5 months
Sofie
This is beautiful baby Sofie, daughter of belly dancer Amira of Las Vegas.  Sofie is in her first belly dance costume (made by Amy/Amaya), she is 5 months old in this picture. The very first thing Amira bought for her baby were the tiny Saroyan zills. That was more important than diapers! Another thing that Amira gave birth to is her brand new 3.5 hour long DVD “Belly Dance and Yoga for pregnancy”. “Producing and birthing this DVD was a lot more work than being pregnant” says Amira. For more info please visit www.pregnantbellydance.com

Elizabeth Friend bellydances

Joweh member, Elizabeth Friend, at the America's Got Talent auditions in Los Angeles on January 29, 2009. The associate producer of the show saw a Joweh performance on YouTube and called and asked them to audition for the fouth season, airing in June. They are currently moving up the ladder with another video taped audition this week.

posted 1-31-09, submitted by Mandananh
Shabnams belly dance troupe
Shabnam's Troupe Rashika at Ethnic Dance Festival auditions held in San Francisco, Saturday, January 24, 2009
back row-Jules, Gloria, Karimah, Sarah, Etana, Front -Bei, Shabnam, Mandanah, Jackie

posted 1-17-09

Gig Bag Check with Jim Boz
Posted January 14, 2009
Leyla Jouvana's 2nd Contest Bellydancer of the World, Duisburg Germany, November 22
photos by Andre Elbing

more contest results here

Left photo- 1st place Aisa Lafour (B) , 2nd place Feriel (France) and First place for Feriel in Fusion, 3rd place Nyla
Right photo -3rd place Solo Raks Sharki Nyla (Sybiria)
Posted: January 6, event held January 4, 2009 - [Ed note- we have multiple letters regarding these photos]
at the
Temple Nightclub, San Francisco CA
Event: From the website- "The Breakthrough Fusion Competition...
No traditional Middle Eastern categories. No traditional music. No ATS! This is about innovation and the future of the art.
Also a first: our panel of respected judges will be giving critique “American Idol” style... on stage, on mic, immediately after the performer finishes. "
Judges and sponsors: Amy Sigil, Ariellah Aflalo, Brad Dosland, Cera Byer, Meliza Wells
Winners: Solo
1st place: Michelle Reynolds, San Jose
2nd place : Laleh, San Francisco
3rd place : Rosanna McGuire, San Francisco
Troupe:

1st place troupe: No Rules Dance, San Jose
2nd place troupe: Troupe Joweh, Sebastapol
 

Pictured below:
Paloma- Goth mama with blood on the floor
Troupe Joweh (2nd Place Troupe)
Jodi Waseca dances on pork and bean cans
Sat Sarbat dances for the judges listed above



  • January 2010 through June 2010
    vid clips:Sehar Niraja at BDUC, Samira teaches Eastern Finger Snap, BDUC 09 video collage, Gigbag Check #21- Mark Balahadia
    Photos: Gig photo from Khalilah and Amira, Aziza's DVD release party, List of Winners from Breakthrough Fusion contest, Alnisa and Terry at Papa's Taverna, Maria Celado passes away, Surreyya and friends at Liz Strong's birthday party, Ahava and friends at ethnic Dance festival Auditions, Gordon Inkeles's Snake Dancer, Aswat at De Young, Moh Alileche's Ensemble and Danse Maghreb at De Young, Lynette Harper and Rahma's performance, Kristine's photos from Mississippi, Sean's photos from Texas, Dondi, Michelle and Babies, Shabnam's photos from Rakkasaha, Randa Kamel WOrkshop in DC, Anne White's photos from UK, Surreyya and Crystal at Floralia Fest in New Mexico, Tribal Souk sponsors Rachel Brice workshop in Albaquerque, Dilek's recent win at Belly Dancer of the Universe , List of Contestants for Bellydancer of the Year, photos of BDOY Winners, Dhyanis dancing with Pangia, Ozgen assists physiotherapist Elizabeth Sharp, class photo from Yousry's West Coast intensive.
  • July 2009 through December 2009
    vid clips: Shereen of Prague at BDUC, Surreyya interview Zoi of Tokyo, Mahsati Jahan Gig Bag Check, Kosmos Camp 2009 Report, Backstage with Elizabeth Strong and BDSS, Rowan Storm advises women becoming musicians, Gigbag Check with Surreyya, Gigbag Check with Amira and Sadiya at COS, 1994 Performance of Serpent Bacchus and Prego Lynette,
    Photos:Photos:
    Suhaila's troupe performs at Berkeley Marina, Nicole and Kara at soccer game in Cairo, Danse Maghreb in Alameda, Sausan's group at King Tut Opening, Monica and friends at Wiggle of West in Las Vegas, Queen of Raks Sharki Contest in Dallas Tx, Dondi's Baby Tiernan, Duane sends photo from "Pizza Raks", Keti Sharif's baby Serafina, Sa'diyya's troupe, Brad, Gibson and Kristen at SF Mecca, Wiggles winners, Zahra Zuhair's show pic teaser, Benefit for Bridgette, Shabnam's Baby Sholeh, GS 10th year party, Ramadan in Cairo, Tennessee dancers, Ramadan in Indonesia, Khalilah wins Jewel of the Sierra, Hazerfan warms up for Sertab Erener and Demir Demirkan, Carnival of Stars fest photos, Pregnant Michelle Joyce and husband, Photos from North Bay BD Bazaar, Photos from Desert Dance Fest In San Jose, Desert Heat in Berkeley, Mesmera's school at Dar Maghreb in LA, Baxter's photos from Jewel of the Sierra Contest, Ava Fleming Class in Asheville, NC, Sirens In Sanity at Redwood Coast Fest, Sharazad Troupe at Arizona Arab Fest, Hossam Ramzy in Singapore, Nadja and Nicole of Sweden, Stasha at El Mansour, SF, Nicole in Cairo, Bulent and Friends in Turkey, Michelle and new baby, Khairiyya, Yasmina and group in Cairo, Shaia's New Studio. Shareen teaches for Monica in SF, Michael Baxter's Birthday, Gia's gig in NJ, Bahaia's prego belly, Holiday grettings from Andre' Elbing, Davina, and Sahar
  • January 2009 through June 2009- you are here!
    vid clips:Fusion Contest JimBoz Gig Bag Check , Sabah 2008, Mireya wins at BDUC, Bahaia makeup, Dominique Senecal of Montreal, By Dancers 4 Dancers, Gig bag Check with Astryd, 4 yo Assal Takesh dances for daddy Salah, Gig Bag Check with Pepper,
    Photos: Breakthrough Fusion Competition photos, Leyla's BDr of the World Competition in Germany, Shabnam's Troupe Rashika at Ethnic Dance Festival auditions, Joweh member, Elizabeth Friend, at the America's Got Talent auditions in Los Ange beautiful baby Sofie, daughter of belly dancer Amira of Las Vegas, “Sharif” Ahmad El-Mouzayen: In Memoriam, Raks Hakohaveem, Bert Balladine passed away, Simon Shaheen concert, MissiHIPPY at the grand opening, H1N1 Flu Epidemic Affects Dance Classes in Mexico, Arabesque Dance Company’s production of "Egypt" in Toronto, Saturday at Tribel Fest, Contestants list for Bellydancer of the Year, Finalist from BD of Y, BDoY Winning Troupe, Kosmos Camp
  • June 2008 through December 2008
    vid clips:Vashti's Gigbag check, RanyaMaqamikaze, Ivanka of Panama, Lauren of BDSS gig bag check, Ranya Renee Maqamikaze of New York City backstage,Bozenka at IBCC, Jehan & Serena's music clip together, Gig Bag Check #10 with Petite Jamila, Gig Bag Check #6 with Zoe Jakes, Gig Bag Check with Shelley of Unmata, Sherry's Club Oasis, Sonia of BDSS Gig bag check,
    Photos: Sulyman's house burns down, DDF refunding video money, Cory & Gail Marry, Double Crown Results, Raqs LA, GS Party, Rachid at Stern Grove, Amaya's Shake and Bake, BDTV vol3 coming out soon, Sonoma Valley Green Music Festival, Midwest Bellydance Challenge,Diane Webber's Passing, BD Mag on Big Box Book Stores! Surreyya & Crystal in Tokyo, Helm in Spain, BDSS in Spain, Zoe- age 8- dances, Sahra teaches at Amina's, Aida Nor teaches inChicago, Mandanah wins North Valley contest, Youssery in Istanbul, Ramona does book signing, Tribal Asia Fest, Mt Shasta gig, BDSS at Copeland's Castle, Ahmet workshop in NYC, 1001 nights, Tales of Desire show, Sirens holiday greeting, and much more...
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  • January 2008 through May 2008
    vid clips:Gig Bag Check #1- Monica, Gig Bag Check #2 Jillina, Gig Bag Check #3- Malia, New kid on the block-Nathalie, Valizan interviews Ozgen, Kervan ensemble perform at SF Restaurant, Rebaba returns, Sharon's Gigbag Check, Lava of Sisters of Alchemy
    Holiday photo from Bijan Reastuarant, Roxxanne and friends, Yasser Darwish workshop, Linda's group do Algerian Kabyle and Algerian Ouled Nail, Orit in Toronto workshop, Tamalyn breaks her leg! Leila workhop in Mexico, RaksW teachers carpool, Asia's coming benefit Miles and BDSS on tour, Najia's Birthday Party, Aziza in Florida, Susu and TerriAnne in Guatemala, Reyhan in crisis, BD of the Year Results, East Coast Classic Results, Goddesses Unleashed
  • June 2007 through December 2007
    Pasha Restaurant of SF sells to new owner, FCBD in SF Gay Pride Parade, Contests, Hadia in TX, Baby BDr, Randa in TX, Video Clips begin!, Astryd teaches, Turk Fest, Miles rescues Suhaila, Mendocino ME M&D camp, Helene's travels, Helm at home in Fairfax, Miles and the bigwigs of the ME, Mr Ahmed Asad dies suddenly during workshop weekend in Montreal, Fiesta in Albaquerque, Spirit of the Tribes in Florida, Holiday greetings from all over!, DDF, Cartoonist runs for president, Bobby's Girls reunion, Rakksah East, Dancer photos from Mexico and Colorado and more
  • January 2007 through May 2007
    BDoY 2007 winners, Leila's beautiful baby boy!, East Coast Classic, Dondi, Aziza's world adventures, Rhea's dtr Melinda marries in Greece, Serengheti Nights benefit , Reda's Son's BD party, Kami Liddle Workshop, Siren Insanity, Tribute to Rhonda, BDSS audtions in San Rafael, Kaya's Baby girl!, Dancer night at San Jose pizzaria, back stage video shoot pics.
  • June 2006 through December 2006
    Flamenco in West Marin, John and Sharlyn pose together again, Sherry and Taiwan dancers, Sahira teaches in Taiwan, Michel and Sophia play dress up in Spain, Leyla Lanty dancing at AWS in Cairo. Snake dancer gives birth to a troupe!, BD cruise, Pr Farhana is as a tattoo, Mark of Wash DC in SF, Holiday photos, contests.
  • January 2006 through May 2006
    grade school interpretations of world dances, Helene's intl travels, Goth DVD teaser video, BDSS auditions, Aida, Magdy and Leila in LA, cruising sites in SF, Salahs family in Iran, Contest, Dondi workshopp, Suhaila workshop, Vince gets down with fellow beatniks, Helm making a CD, Jill Parker's undulation, Meena in Iraq, MaryEllen with students from Taiwan- Cheg yi and Sherri, SFMECDA officers for 2005,
  • April through December 2005
    Alexandria in London, Khalid in SF, BD in Maui, Gia and pet, Tracking BDrs after Hurricane Katrina, Papa's Taverna in N California, Princess Farhana Teaches, Angelika's tour in Turkey, Giza Awards for video, Egyptian Folkloric troupe in SF, contests all over, gilded serpent sited in zoo, BDr in local parade. Bdr dolls hit toy stores

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