Club Bellydance – So Awesome!

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The big event has happened! If you missed it you may not see the likes of this spectacle again for a very long time. Bellydance Superstars’ Club Bellydance came to the Garage Bar in Moorhead, MN and it was AMAZING! We had so many different styles of dance, it was a wonderfully diverse showcase of talent. I can’t say enough good things!

I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone who made this thing happen:

Bellydance Superstars Nathalie, Rebecca, Sabrina,Victoria, Sabah and Moria for coming to sunny Fargo/Moorhead to share their talents with us all. We love you!

The Lovely Dozen: Ana Ari, Amaya, Aremi, Saphira, Thura and Briste Aen, with solos by Ana Ari, Aremi and Saphira. They traveled from Grand Forks to participate in this great event.

Aremi

Aremi

Ana Ari

Ana Ari

Saphira

Saphira

Local favorites, The Shimmy Sisters: Annakiya Seher, Talea Jajel, Mystique, Ezra, Ella Za Beth and Kelebek Aslan, with solo by Ezra.

Shimmy Sisters

Shimmy Sisters

Ezra

Ezra

Gaia Sophia (Partner Joan was not able to join us unfortunately) traveled 3 hours from Pine River, and Ashley Throw came all the way from Minot. Cherish did not have as far to drive; Her tribal stylings have long been known in Fargo through her teaching at NDSU and work with Amber Waves.

Gaia Sophia

Gaia Sophia

And especially Ezma Siddiqah, my friend and dance partner who co-produced the show. She researched media, spent hours typing and re-typing info in community calendars, helped sort out the lineup, made the programs, came to meetings at the Garage Bar and generally kept me sane. All that and she dances beautifully!

Enchanting Erica and Ezma Siddiqah

Enchanting Erica and Ezma Siddiqah

Stevo Glendinning and Roxanne Goon from BDSS for contacting us in the first place and making sure we had everything we needed along the way.

Al and Tamara at the Garage Bar for hosting the event, and Ladyking Cole for introducing us.

Jarica Jordan and Jack Fantom for volunteering their time at the door and merch – your friendship and support mean a lot!

Our wonderful audience for showing up and cheering us on!

My parents for providing photos and my brother-in-law and sister who provided video that will be forthcoming.

And my husband Paul for also taking pictures and putting up with me and my glitter.

Me and Mikayla

Me and Mikayla

Victoria, me, and Moria

Victoria, me, and Moria

Every time I try to wrap up this post I think of someone else who contributed to this event. It takes a village to raise the roof! Let’s do it again real soon!

Apologies: Many photos, especially of soloists Gaia Sophia, Ashley Throw and Cherish and group number by The Lovely Dozen did not turn out because of the harsh stage lights. If you have any good ones please send them my way!

UPDATE: Thanks to Annette for getting a great pic of Gaia Sophia (above).

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