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    Drop in classes in NY (in february...)?

    Hey all

    I will be traveling to NYC from the 5th until the 11th of february 2011.
    Does anyone know where I could take a class/workshop in NYC during that time?

    I really do not have a clue as to who teaches in New York (except for Ranya Renee).
    If you can give me some names of dancers who teach there, I will be happy to look for their classes myself.

    Oh, and last but not least : where do I go shopping for BD stuff in NY? (Dvd's, cd's, clothes,...)

    Thanks a million!! ..g.:
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    Re: BD in NYC

    Shopping - Belly Dance America | Home right in the middle of the fashion district; 36th and 37th Streets feature a mind-boggling array of fabric and trim stores, including Spandex House and World just across the street from each other. Mood Fabrics is upstairs (as is BD America), which can be a bit confusing for the first-time visitor from the countryside ;-) I walked up and down the street for quite a while before I figured out how to work that ...

    I'd check out Anahid Sofian, Morocco, Dalia Carella and Aszmara. They are deservedly famous for Turkish (esp. Romani) and Vintage Orientale.


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    Re: BD in NYC

    what style of dance? NYc hosts a lot of good teachers...i wish more of them would migrate to the island!!


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    Re: BD in NYC

    this should cover a lot

    Welcome to Belly Dance NY!


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    Re: BD in NYC

    If you do Egyptian style you should definately contact Ranya Renee!


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    Re: BD in NYC

    Perhaps you'd also like to contact Bellyqueen (Kaeshi Chai and Amar Gamal, former dancers of the BDSS): Bellydance New York City - Bellyqueen School of Dance - Bellyqueen Dance Theater - Performances, Classes, Instruction
    They are not so much into the egyptian style, but great dancers and teachers nevertheless...


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    Re: BD in NYC

    Elena Lentini
    Zeinada (out of Serena studios)
    Anahid Sofian

    are the three I always take.

    enjoy!


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    Re: BD in NYC

    ranya renee!!! jealous now!


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    Re: BD in NYC

    Nourhan Shariff
    Dalia Carella
    Ranya Renee

    Tribal
    Elisheva
    Irina akulenko


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    Re: BD in NYC

    Thank you all!
    It looks like it is a bit too early to search for February classes right now, but the sites and dancers you gave me where really helpfull! :)


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    Re: BD in NYC

    Does anyone know where I could go to a show/performance in NYC? Thanks!

    (I don't necessarily mean an event or something but maybe the name of a theatre of which I could check the website to see if there is anything BD related programmed there...)


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    Re: BD in NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by ZoeDeKooning View Post
    Does anyone know where I could go to a show/performance in NYC? Thanks!

    (I don't necessarily mean an event or something but maybe the name of a theatre of which I could check the website to see if there is anything BD related programmed there...)
    I dont think there are any theathers with regular BD shows.

    Check out the bellyqueen website, they have schedule of regular shows at Jebon on Wednesday nights.


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    Re: BD in NYC

    There are frequently dancers at Lafayette Grill, and I think Kaeshi Chai (of Bellyqueen) has a residency or something at Je'Bon on St. Marks. (These were the two locations for dinner/after parties during the Theatrical Belly Dance Conference that Anasma and Ranya Renee organized this past summer.) Have fun!
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    Let your hands bring out the meaning
    Your glance should be full of expression
    While your feet maintain the rhythm
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    Re: BD in NYC

    Is there a World Dance New York SHOP in NYC?


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    Re: BD in NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by ZoeDeKooning View Post
    Is there a World Dance New York SHOP in NYC?
    No.


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    Re: BD in NYC

    Does anyone know where I could find BD related DVD's in NYC?
    (for example BDSS, WDNY, ...)
    I can imagine they are not in the normal cd/dvd shops...


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    Re: BD in NYC

    Solstice Studio has the Solar, Lunar, and Fundamental of Belly Dance DVDs. Other than that, I don't think there are any stores that have BDSS or WDNY DVDs.


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    Re: BD in NYC

    I've got nothing to add, I'm just JEALOUS! Be prepared to fall in love with a fabulous city!..g.:


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    Re: BD in NYC

    i just remembered: I bought my very very first bellydance cd in new york, and i'm not telling you how many years ago. just in the cd store. and i was soo happy (and it was an utterly crappy cd). so far i'd been making do with TAPES from my teacher. lol.


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    Re: BD in NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by artemisia_danst View Post
    i just remembered: I bought my very very first bellydance cd in new york, and i'm not telling you how many years ago. just in the cd store. and i was soo happy (and it was an utterly crappy cd). so far i'd been making do with TAPES from my teacher. lol.
    LOL!


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    Re: Drop in classes in NY (in february...)?

    Seems like a lot of teachers are on a semesterial schedule...

    Does anyone know if there are teachers offering drop in classes?


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    Re: Drop in classes in NY (in february...)?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZoeDeKooning View Post
    Seems like a lot of teachers are on a semesterial schedule...

    Does anyone know if there are teachers offering drop in classes?
    You can drop in to any of The Bellyqueen classes. Some sessions there is choreography taught over several weeks, but some sessions are just combos. You migh want to call the teacher before to ask.


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    Re: Drop in classes in NY (in february...)?

    and you can always drop in to Ranya Renee's classes at Ripley studios.


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    Re: Drop in classes in NY (in february...)?

    most teachers have a drop in rate just email or call them and ask


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    Re: Drop in classes in NY (in february...)?

    zoe, most teachers with a semester shedule will make an examption for people from out of town/on holiday. i know i would. so just email them and ask. i've been able to take drop in classes here and there that way too. mostly they are happy that a foreigner traveling throug is interested in them!
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    Re: Drop in classes in NY (in february...)?

    Thanks teacher, I'll do that!


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    Re: Drop in classes in NY (in february...)?

    All the above, plus ...

    Don't forget to check out Azza's classes. She teaches a solid int/adv class on Sundays. She is an excellent teacher. Find her at www.azzabellydance.com.

    Dalia has been on Wed nights for some time, but I don't know what studio space she will be using in Feb, though. She is excellent, too (as you know).

    Serena's Studio has a couple of wonderful teachers; Zenaide, Layla Mary, and Dorit immediately spring to mind.


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    Re: Drop in classes in NY (in february...)?

    Thanks a lot you guys!

    I contacted : Ranya Renee, Bellyqueen (Kaeshi), Azza, Nourhan Sharif, Daria Carella and Anahid Sofian.
    I hope at least one of them is in town in february.


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    Re: Drop in classes in NY (in february...)?

    ieieieieieieieieieiieieieieieieieie

    Looks like I will be able to take classes with Ranya Renee!!!!!



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    Re: Drop in classes in NY (in february...)?

    ww000t awesome!! Lucky girl :)
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