Buy and Sell Used Bellydance Goods!

Hello Bellydance fans,

Would you like to turn your “nice but no longer beloved” bellydance gear into cash?

I am accepting consignment belly dance goods for sale through FancyPants BellyDance at Ear Expressions: Clothes, costumes, hip scarves, veils, jewelry, DVDs, CDs, books, etc.

I will be doing promotion for in store and traveling sales for the new consignment goods starting soon and I would like to get some nice full racks and cases before I do so!

You can reach me at jkheiden[at]yahoo[dot]com with questions or to request a copy of the consignment policy.


Jennifer aka Nalia
FancyPants BellyDance and Ear Expressions
Sisters, Oregon

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New Classes With Sahara!

Sahara on cover of Jareeda magazine



Sundays (next session Dec 8-Jan12, 2014)

Level 2 (advanced) 4 pm to 5:30, Level 1 (beginner ) 5:45-6:45 pm

Payment is due in advance to hold your spot at the advertised rates:…
Level 1 – one dancer – $60
Level 1 bring a friend – each get their session for $50!
Level 2 – $60
Take BOTH classes, $110, $10 savings
Drop in for either class: $15

You can paypal payment to or email to arrange drop off of cash.

Classes will be combination/choreography driven, not drills style
Finger cymbals for advanced students (or ambitious beginners who want to try!)

Level 1 –
* I have never belly danced.
* I have never performed with Sahara
* I’ve taken some classes, but never performed and I’m a little freaked out by the whole idea of performing!

Level 2
*I’ve danced/performed with Sahara before, and I know what to expect: Counting the music, learning combos, finger cymbals
* I’ve danced and performed before and I’m looking forward to a challenge!
Performance opportunity at Terpsichorean Dance Company’s annual showcase March 8, 2014, as well as possibly at the High Desert Bellydance Guild’s Winter showcase (depending on scheduling/completion of learning choreography)

Lisa Smith
Director – Sahara’s Dream
2006 & 2009 Belly Dancer USA Troupe!
Coach – Professional Development for Bellydancers! “Put your best foot forward,
on the stage and in the community!”

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South County Hipsters at Postcards

South County Hipsters: Bend Dance Project presents “Postcards” at Summit High School. Performers include: Jazz Dance Collective, Velocity Dance Theatre, South County Hipsters, and Hokule’a Polynesian Dancers. Tickets available here.

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Gypsy Fire Bellydance at the Taj

Gypsy Fire Bellydance will return from our Winter break to perform at the Taj Palace Restaurant, First Friday! Join us for some mesmerizing, energetic, and always improvised Tribal Bellydance, Friday, January 4, 2013: 2 shows, starting around 6:45 pm. As always, our shows are family-friendly. Taj Palace Restaurant, 917 NW Wall St.

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HDBG Kids at Bend Summer Fest

Bend Summer Festival returns July 13-15 in downtown Bend!

This year’s Summer Festival includes Middle Eastern dance and drum demonstrations by the guild’s youngest members (ages 7-13). Children in the audience will be invited onstage for an Egyptian style bellydance lesson. Saturday, July 14th at 3:00pm in the Fun Family Area at the south end of Wall Street.

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Bellydance for Kids at Bend Spring Fest

The NorthWest Crossing Bend Spring Festival returns April 13th through 15th at NorthWest Crossing.

This year’s Spring Festival presentation includes Middle Eastern dance and drum demonstrations by the guild’s youngest members (ages 7-13). Children in the audience will be invited onstage for an Egyptian style bellydance lesson. Sunday, April 15th at 12:30pm in the Fun Family Area at the south end of Fort Clatsop.

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8th Annual MEDGE Fall Festival

The 8th Annual MEDGE Fall Festival will be Saturday, October 22nd at Cozmic Pizza, 199 W 8th Ave., Eugene, OR.

10am-5:30pm: Four workshops!
Noon-8pm: Festival dancing.
8:30pm: Evening Show featuring Soulfire Bellydance (pictured)
All day: Vendors and raffle!

Workshops at Studio B, 189 W 8th Ave., Eugene, OR (all other events at Cozmic Pizza).

$6 admission includes evening show. See for workshop registration form and festival dancer sign-up contact information. Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene.

See [flyer] pdf.

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Gypsy Fire Bellydance Fall Classes!

From Quinn:


Fall is here, and what better time to start a dance class? Come discover the joy of bellydance with Gypsy Fire!

Gypsy Fire Bellydance offers beginning classes in American Tribal Style Bellydance. ATS is a modern form of bellydance that combines traditional movements from the Middle East with elements from India and Spain. ATS is a group style of dance, and is done Improvisationally: dances are created in the moment.

This 6-week foundational course will cover the basic movements of ATS, playing finger cymbals, as well as some stretching and flexibility exercises: you will be dancing in your first class!

Class starts Tuesday, October 4.
Time: 8:00-9:00 pm
Location: Terpsichorean Dance Studio, 1601 NW Newport Ave.
Tuition: $55/ 6-week class card
More information: or call (541) 420-5416

Thank you,

Quinn Donovan Fradet
Director, Gypsy Fire Bellydance

“To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.” – Hopi Indian saying
Gypsy Fire Bellydance, Bend, Oregon

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Tribal Moon Belly Dance classes are starting up again!

Email from Tribal Moon:

It’s back to school season, and that means that Tribal Moon Belly Dance classes are starting up again!

Please join us for the next 6-week session, start dates are below:

Bend – Wednesday, 7:00-8:00pm: October 5 – November 9 (at Asmi Yoga Studio, 911 SE Armour at 9th, near Wilson)

Redmond – Monday, 6:15-7:30pm: October 10 – November 14 (at Miss Kimbers Dance Magic, 628 SW Glacier at 7th)

Level I – Tribal Basics & Dance Fundamentals.

Description: Designed for dancers new to ATS, and for all students looking to refine their Tribal belly dance skills. Each class begins with drills and belly dance conditioning exercises followed by an in-depth approach to learning the essential slow and fast movements that are key to dancing ATS. From day-one you’ll learn the concept of group improv and how to connect with fellow dancers as you learn the art of dancing American Tribal Style. This is a progressive course that helps you build a basic repertoire in the 6-week series.

Dress requirement: New to Tribal Style? Just wear comfy, stretchy pants (like yoga pants), and a tank top, sports bra or yoga top. Large scarf or triangle piece of fabric that can be tied around the hips (we call this a hip shawl or hip scarf) is helpful but not required.

$50/for 6-week series
$10/for drop-in, OK to drop-in the first 2 weeks of class only.
RSVP is required. Please send me an email confirmation to hold your space.

Instructor: Classes are taught by Kathy Stahlman, former member of Fat Chance Belly Dance, the troupe that created the legend.

Happy dancing!
– Kathy
Director, Tribal Moon Belly Dance

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Bellydance: A Taste of Turkish/ 8 Week Session

From Julie Cash:

Time: Tuesdays: 9/20/11 -11/8/11 6:30 to 8:00PM
Location: @Cascade Fitness in Sisters (172 E Main)

In addition to some belly dance FUNdamentals, we will focus on Turkish style- earthy, fun and spirited!

We will use very full skirts, finger cymbals and attitude to accent the lively 9/8 Turkish rhythm.

All of this will be put together in an upbeat, SIMPLE choreography.

The class is appropriate for all levels of dancers:

Beginners will still get the basics…
More seasoned dancers will gain experience with a new prop (skirts) and be able to tuck a few new moves under their belt.

Join with a friend- a daughter- a sister- or just on your own!

The class is sponsored by COCC Community learning, is open to individuals 16 and over and is only $45 for the 8 week session.
Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.

Supplies Needed:

The fullest skirt you can find.
Finger Cymbals: Zills.
An attitude for fun!

Registration details:

Register online through COCC Community Learning , Dance & Recreation,
Bellydance: A Taste of Turkish, Course #47452 with Tasmeen & Nalia
Register via phone with a credit card by calling COCC @ 541.383.7270
Register in person on campus 2600 NW College Way (Bend) or 2030 SE College Lp.(Redmond)

Hope to see some familiar faces and a whole bunch of new ones! Spread the word!

Tasmeen, aka Julie Cash
Feel free to email with any questions.

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