The truth is, that 2010 has been a year of significant growth for me in dance. So much so, that it is overwhelming to write about. I attend weekly classes with an inspiring teacher, Jamileh, and I do not think I have left a single class this year without experiencing at least a small (but often big) personal discovery. I also teach a weekly class and in each one I notice something new about myself as a dancer, a teacher, a woman, or simply a human being. I attended an amazing workshop weekend with Ranye Renee, and my private lesson with her was a tremendous turning point for me and my relationship with dance. And performing... I have had a performance nearly every month from a small restaurant setting, to studio shows, to professionally produced fundraisers, to festivals, to private parties and weddings!
Looking back, I am filled with gratitude. I am grateful for my teachers, my sisters in dance, the unending support from My Honey, the opportunity to continue learning, the opportunity to continue teaching, and the opportunity to share the incredible tradition of belly dance.
Bayside World Market & Fair - June 12, 2010
Studio Show - June 16, 2010
Live and Dance Strong - July 20, 2010
Okbari Middle Eastern Music Ensemble - August 14, 2010
Wedding Reception - December 12, 2010