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    Cassandra!

    A student just lent me an old VHS (1992?) of a show that starred Cassandra!

    I was always a fan - took her weeklong too - but what a great surprise to see her doing Turkish!

    YOW!

    And belly dance too.

    Man, she totally rocks my world!


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    Re: Cassandra!

    Which Cassandra? If it's Cassandra Shore why are you surprised to see her doing belly dance?!


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    Re: Cassandra!

    Not surprised to see her doing it - just that the BD was IN NO WAY inferior to the Turkish! I was just such a fab surprise!


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    Sorry, I'm completely confused - the Turkish wasn't belly dance?

    Anyway, Cassandra can't really do any wrong in my book.


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    Re: Cassandra!

    It was a Rom style. I find that different in so many ways from Egyptian raqs sharqi or American Old School style that it has its own category in my head. Like saiidi or khaleegy. They are separate in their pure states but can contribute to the whole of "BD".

    Plus I don't do Turkish so it seems exotic and "different" to me.

    HTH!
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    Re: Cassandra!

    Cassandra is my new favoritist-teacher-ever and latest BD girl crush. It totally kills me that I could have studied with her during the 20 years I lived in Minneapolis, but didn't discover BD until I moved to Rochester, NY. I think she's just wonderful.


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    Re: Cassandra!

    I've done several workshops with Cassandra and have been to Oasis Dance Camp North a few times with her. I took my first "big" workshop with Cassandra so she holds a special place in my dance world - she was so patient and caring. And, she is still like that when I attend workshops that she is instructing at.


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    Re: Cassandra!

    And she has such a great sense of humor too!


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    Re: Cassandra!

    When I first started dancing 8 years ago, I bought the Awards of Belly Dance (the first one on VHS, I think). didnt know nothin from nothin at the time...but her 2 performances shook me. I just knew I wanted to dance like her...didnt know why or how, but she was so different from the other dancers. So smooth, relaxed and self possessed. No sweat, no hurry, just this great control and stage presence.


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    Re: Cassandra!

    I am thrilled to be taking my first workshop with her in April!


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    I love Cassandra. She is such an inspirational dancer and a great person. I've gone to Oasis West with her twice and can't wait to go again.

    I had a video critique with her that has helped me so much more than any other critique I've received.


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    Re: Cassandra!

    Cassandra kicks some ass!


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    Cassandra is my "grand-teacher." She was my first teacher's teacher. :)

    She was the first workshop that I ever took, and I even own a costume that used to belong to her. :)

    I adore her. She is AMAZING!


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    Re: Cassandra!

    Quote Originally Posted by yasmindiab View Post
    I even own a costume that used to belong to her. :)
    Me too!


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    She has touched my stereo!!!!

    Not as cool, I know.


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    Re: Cassandra!

    Quote Originally Posted by ouroboros View Post
    Me too!
    tee hee!
    the best part is, I've finally lost enough weight that it ALMOST fits me again! :)

    It fit when I bought it...but then I ballooned. lol


    trying to get out to Milwaukee for her workshop in April. Happy Birthday to me? late? lol


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    Re: Cassandra!

    She bought two of my old costumes. Im so stoked to see her wear them! We are so close to the same size, its uncanny.


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    Re: Cassandra!

    We are uber excited that Cassandra will be headlining at the 2011 Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive. Whoot!! On-site registration will be open at the 2010 event next week, and online registration will be open on September 15th.


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    Re: Cassandra!

    Cassandra was at IBCC this year and she blew my mind. Her Khaleegy made me cry. She is a wonderful dancer, an excellent teacher and a lovely person.


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    Re: Cassandra!

    I am going to Jeckyl Island in November to Oasis Camp. My current instructor trained with Cassandra and she is kick ass so I can't wait to go!


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    Re: Cassandra!

    Quote Originally Posted by petitefifidance View Post
    I am going to Jeckyl Island in November to Oasis Camp. My current instructor trained with Cassandra and she is kick ass so I can't wait to go!
    Ooh, Fifi! I'm probably going, too - hope to see you there!


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