Summer ATS® Belly Dance, Part 2 – Sahara Dance Carnival

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Poster courtesy of Sahara Dance.  Used with permission.

Here we are with Part 2 of our ATS® summer performances.  This one is for our August 13th performance for the Sahara Dance Summer Carnival at  Source Theater in Washington, DC.  We performed on a stage, which is a bit more formal than our lounge performance in Part 1, but just as much fun!

First, I want to introduce the ladies of Sahara Dance ATS@.  This group started last year and the more we dance together, the more of a unified group we’ve become.  Since life happens, our members tend to change each semester.  But just because some of us may not be able to perform, does not mean they’re not a part of our troupe.  Here are those of us that performed in this summer’s Carnival:

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backstage waiting to perform

 

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Here’s my hair and makeup.  One of our dance sisters, Illyria, helped all of us with pinning flowers to the back of our heads.  She did such an excellent job!  I love how my dreads blended into the flowers.  I felt like I could easily attract bees!

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Here’s my costume:

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White flowers against a white wall - not the best idea.
White flowers against a white wall – not the best idea for a photograph.

 

Here are some pictures of us on stage.  We performed 2 shows that night: one at 5pm and one at 8pm.  Usually, the night crowd is a bit more lively than the evening crowd but not this time – the 5pm crowd was fired up that evening!  We love nothing more and a lively audience.

 

Stage photos courtesy of Joseph Ortiz©.  Used with permission.

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Today is the beginning of a new semester of dance classes and of course, this makes me very happy.  I can’t wait to see what Eugenia has in store for us.  Below my signature is the video of our 8pm performance, courtesy of Sahara Dance Productions.  Enjoy!

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

 

Video courtesy of Sahara Dance Productions.  Song: “Derwood Green” by Phil Thornton and Hossam Ramzy.

 

2 thoughts on “Summer ATS® Belly Dance, Part 2 – Sahara Dance Carnival”

    1. Thanks for the compliment and thanks for letting me know about the belly dance posts. I wasn’t sure if anyone else was interested in those posts. 😀

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