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    Cool U.S. Pacific Northwest Bellydancer

    There are a lot of members in this forum - it's fabulous to see there are so many other people who enjoy belly dance!

    I think all forms of dance are enjoyable but only study belly dance. I think anyone who dances is beautiful. While I haven't had the opportunity to dance in the tribal fashion, I love watching others do it. I've been belly dancing in the Egyptian style for four years taking both private and group lessons. My teacher is enthusiastic and gracious at the same time has classes that allow me to grow as far as I'm willing to put effort into the dance. I love working with zills and veils.

    I'm just now learning to separate dancing in class and learning technique from dancing for myself and others just for the joy of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ariela View Post
    There are a lot of members in this forum - it's fabulous to see there are so many other people who enjoy belly dance!

    I think all forms of dance are enjoyable but only study belly dance. I think anyone who dances is beautiful. While I haven't had the opportunity to dance in the tribal fashion, I love watching others do it. I've been belly dancing in the Egyptian style for four years taking both private and group lessons. My teacher is enthusiastic and gracious at the same time has classes that allow me to grow as far as I'm willing to put effort into the dance. I love working with zills and veils.

    I'm just now learning to separate dancing in class and learning technique from dancing for myself and others just for the joy of it.
    Dear Ariela,
    Welcome to the forum. I am from the Pacific NW and so is Salome and so is Tribal dancer Sharon Moore. Where do you live and who is your teacher? We may know her! I live in Spokane, WA., Sharon lives in the Seattle area and if I remember correctly, Salome is near Eugene (??).
    Regards,
    A'isha

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    Quote Originally Posted by A'isha Azar View Post
    Dear Ariela,
    Welcome to the forum. I am from the Pacific NW and so is Salome and so is Tribal dancer Sharon Moore. Where do you live and who is your teacher? We may know her! I live in Spokane, WA., Sharon lives in the Seattle area and if I remember correctly, Salome is near Eugene (??).
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    A'isha
    Thanks, and hi! I'm so glad to hear from you! I thought there were so many members on this site that I'd get lost in the masses. Silly me.

    I live near North Bend and my teacher is Aleili. I go to Spokane each year to visit family. We just visited in July. Sheesh it was hot!

    Did you go to Medfest in West Seattle this year? I missed it for the first time in years

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    Hi Ariela,

    nice to have another PNW'erner on the forum. I understand Omar Faruk Tekbilek was in Bend earlier this year. He is one of my Favorite musicians, I wanted to go but schedule did not permit. Did you catch his show?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salome View Post
    Hi Ariela,

    nice to have another PNW'erner on the forum. I understand Omar Faruk Tekbilek was in Bend earlier this year. He is one of my Favorite musicians, I wanted to go but schedule did not permit. Did you catch his show?
    Hi! I love the way you put it "PNW'erner Thanks for writing. It's good to 'meet' another 'PNW'erner!

    No! I missed Omar? However, I have to admit there was no way my schedule would have allowed me to travel to Bend this year either. Still, I missed Omar - drat!

    I have his Dance Into Eternity CD and really enjoy dancing to the first track 'A Call to Prayer' when I want to work on isolations and to track 5 Song of the Pharoahs. I get mesmerized and forget technique dancing for my soul - and can't decide if that's a good or a bad thing

    Maybe now that I belong to this forum I won't miss events - and now I have more time - yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ariela View Post
    Thanks, and hi! I'm so glad to hear from you! I thought there were so many members on this site that I'd get lost in the masses. Silly me.

    I live near North Bend and my teacher is Aleili. I go to Spokane each year to visit family. We just visited in July. Sheesh it was hot!

    Did you go to Medfest in West Seattle this year? I missed it for the first time in years

    Dear Ariela,
    In case you are interested, my dance company is sponsoring Mark Balahadia for a workshop and performance on the 15/16th of Sept. For more info go to Barharat!!..
    Regards,
    A'isha

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    Quote Originally Posted by A'isha Azar View Post
    Dear Ariela,
    In case you are interested, my dance company is sponsoring Mark Balahadia for a workshop and performance on the 15/16th of Sept. For more info go to Barharat!!..
    Regards,
    A'isha
    We're on vacation this week so I am unavailable. Thank you so much for the notice though, I appreciate it.

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    Hello Ariela,

    I live in VA right now, but I'm from the Seattle area as well. My house was in Olalla, just before the Tacoma Narrows.

    Just wanted to say hello

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    Welcome to the forum and Happy Dancing

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    Welcome to the forum! Aleili was a pivotal teacher in my dance lineage. You got a good one there for learning American Cab and Folkloric-ish styles.

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