Sunday, May 20, 2007

101 Shimmies VOLUME 2 is Here


101 Shimmies VOLUME 2 is HERE!!! 95 minutes with 14 combinations to the rhythms of Uncle Mafufo, 8 specialty shimmies and performance clips that include music courtesy of Balaha -Records, USA.
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Thanks Women of Selket


Many thanks to the WOMEN OF SELKET for being my gracious sponsors and hostesses this weekend for the Turkish Delight Dance Workshop: New Flavors. Thanks also to everyone who attended the workshop and the Hafla. I appreciate everyone’s support and encouragement.
For all those who danced in the Hafla I want you to know that I thoroughly enjoyed each and every performance. You were beautiful!
Until next event!!!
Samra Iara

Sunday, May 06, 2007


Samra and Deeba will start a new Beginner's Belly Dance class at Pro-Health in Mt. Airy, NC on May 16th and will meet on Wednesdays 5:30-6:30. They will be using the successful Klutz 2 Diva format. A DVD and Booklet for at home practice is available.
Cost for 8 weeks is $70. Payment will be due during registration at the first class, or before via Pay-Pal. For more information, write or call 336-789-8586 or 276-236-4533

Turkish Delight Dance Workshop: New Flavors

Turkish Delight Dance Workshop: New Flavors
Hi Everyone,

May 19th - Samra of Fancy Gap, VA Turkish Delight Dance Workshop: New Flavors??? Samra (Iara Kendrick) will teach combinations to modern and upbeat Turkish Pop music including music by Tarkan. She will start by introducing social Turkish Chifititelli and Folkloric, Romany and Oryantal steps, providing a vocabulary to interpret Turkish popular music. During the second half of the workshop, Samra will teach veil choreography to a genre of music known as Turkish Arabesk Fantasi, which is described as the "Blues of Istanbul." It is a melodic style that blends Arabic instrumentation with Turkish vocals. Some double veil moves will be taught during the technique segment preceding the instruction of the choreography.

Send checks payable to:Women of SelketPO Box 36806Richmond, VA 23235For more information contact: Alice 804-320-4416 or Fran 804-784-2980

Come and dance with us. If you want to perform at the Hafla I recommend that you call one of the numbers below ASAP.

The cost at the door for each workhop of series is $40.