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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria_Aya View Post
    Great idea Brea !!!
    We could also have workshops, so here we are organizing the first OrientalDancer Festival????? Love the idea !!!
    I'm in, in any case, even to travel for this.
    Sharing our knowledge for all, with all the love we have for the dance.

    Maria Aya
    yes workshops will give structure to this little get-together. and then at the end of workshop we can do a drum circle. and maybe have part of a day for yoga or stretching.

    i will travel for this but i will need notice to request off from work. if this happens we will have to send out invites so everyone will have time to make arrangements.

    i'm definitely in. it sounds like fun.

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    Hi everyone,

    Oh, this is DEFINITELY happening! It is OK that Salome doesn't want to use the name of the forum or anything, because as was said, I really wanted it to be a chance for us to have a celebration and meet...but way more than that. I really want to do a real festival, a pretty big one, with workshops, vendors, performances, etc. Just let me know who wants to participate and in what fashion. I am already discussing this event with my editor in Honolulu and she is very excited about it. People in Hawai'i love to watch dancing anyway. If I do it on worldbellydance day that is in May but many people have told me June is better. I am still working things out...I am hoping to provide free accomodation and to pay the dancers with the proceeds from the show, as well as any dancer who wants to offer a workshop can make money that way. Plane tickets I don't know about yet, but my first degree was in travel and tourism and I specialize in budget travel so anyone needing help with tickets please contact me. Also I am a bus driver and have been a tour guide for years so my plan is to include free tours to nice spots only 'locals' really know about as part of the compensation.

    So...c'mon everybody! Hawaiian vacation, free lodging, free tours, meeting people from here and other dancers from elsewhere? All you're out is a ticket and your food budget, souvenirs and any other little extras...but I guarantee you an amazing time. The bellydance community in Hawai'i is very friendly and supportive of all efforts of this nature. I am really hoping this becomes an annual event, hosted in a different place each year, and that it helps those of us who are still relatively unknown make more of a name for themselves in the community.

    So..who's in? Leave a message on the website below and let me know, also what you'd like to help with or need help with.

    (There is a possibility the show will be in Hilo instead of Honolulu but I haven't worked that part out yet...it shouldn't be long, less than a week, before I know for sure)

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    AAAAGH! This all sounds so GOOD!!!!

    I don't even know if I have time in June to come, probably not because then I'm usually studying... But even with the cheapest tickets possible I'm affraid it will still cost me a lot of money
    But it would be sooo cool if I could... and my bf already said in that case he wants to go with me
    How many days is this event anyway?
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    Free lodging?? How does that work?

    And what about people coming with significant others? Will the lodging be available for couples?

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    Well, I know a lot of people on island...as well as here if it doesn't work out for me to move back at this juncture. I will try and make it possible for couples (I thought of that too!). We will just have to see!

    Moon: the event will be three days. If it does take place in Hawai'i I would say five days total because the jet lag can be horrible. I really hope we can do it in either Honolulu or Hilo! My editor says Honolulu since there are so many more people out there.

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    Dear Brea,

    have you produced a dance event before?

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    Hi Salome,

    Yes, I have. I produced a dance show in Cape Breton when I taught there. I used to own a bellydance supply store so I am familiar with vendors and such. I have produced other events as well, mainly Burns Suppers and ceilidhs. I still feel like I will be able to pull an event like this off, but any recommendations or advice are always welcome!
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    yea may would not work for those in college. but june would be much easier. but how would the free lodging work?

    i could make arrangements to stay with friends but i doubt i could extend that courtesy to others. i could just see it, oh btw i'm bringing 30 guests with me. hmm...we could all camp on the beach...get arrested, spend the night in jail. free lodging and free meal.

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    HI Brea, the world bellydanceday last year took a lot of time to organise and in this country it is not easy to do a dance event.You need a lot of aprovals and paperwork to get permission to do it
    And i have ofcourse my full time jobs aswell so it is a lot of work for me to do it
    I know if i do that in May ,it is diffecult to go to another one in may or even June ...A lot of things in may that i suppose to do hade to wayt and i have to catch up after the event so its impossible for me to do another one so close to it
    It,s a pitty that you dont make it like the worldbellydanceday you can do still the same things that you plan to do now it will be great and you can still have people coming from all over the globe ...So for me in the future it will be also more easy,because i can not organise the worldbellydanceday and than a orientaldanceday after that it is just not possible for me....I just dont like to commit to things that i am not sure ,that i can realy do and make it a succes......have a nice day Lydia

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    I like the world belly dance day idea and it would be a shame to create a conflict betwixt the two...

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