We had the best time!!! We were hoping to go down to New Bern Friday night for the hafla too, but it was just too long to be away from the kids, so we left Saturday morning. It was only 2 hours, but felt like 20 and I wasn’t feeling the greatest once we arrived. Lots of beautiful jewelry, clothing, and costuming. (I was good and only bought a necklace, CD, and tshirt). I took 4 hours of classes on Saturday, Hip/Hop Fusion with Lisa Z, and Veil with Naima! So much fun!!! Then headed back to the hotel to get ready for the show while Andy worked on sound checks with the band. The show started a little late due to some sound difficulties, but it was GREAT! I am so happy I got to dance improv to the wonderful live music by Jeremiah Soto, Matt, and Andrew. They are great!!! Day 2 we drove around Historic New Bern and went to Union Point Park by the river and even walked out on a railroad track that was out over the water….kind of cool! Got some lunch and headed back for another 2 hour workshop for sword with Jaki and Oracle. Loved it!!! Andy and the guys jammed out and played some cool tunes. It was so nice to see all my friends and make some new ones. A big Thanks to Kaitlyn Bellydance for a wonderful weekend!! Thanks to Brian Beaman for videotaping the event. What wonderful musicians I was so lucky to dance with: Andrew Shakinovsky, Matthew Waltenberger, and Jeremiah Soto. Awesome photos by Dave Lee.
It was sweltering this past weekend at the Eno, but we shimmied in the sun anyway! Luckily this year our stage was in the shade. We got to dance to the wonderful live music by local Middle Eastern musicians, the ‘Lost Nomads’. I danced to an ‘Alhambra and Nomads Reel remix’. I used my beautiful wings and danced all improv! Afterwards we listened to some other great music, I got a henna tatoo, and we snacked on some yummy pupusas!!
Photos by Paul Cory
Professional bellydancer, fire performer, mermaid, mom, goddess