As Ramadan draws to a close, we here at the Lovely Dozen & 12 Houses Bellydance are ramping up for a series of new performances and exciting things to come – the first of which you may already be noticing is our emerging new website design! Put together by our own Saphira (Jenna) with sincere attempts by Aremi (Natasha) not to screw it up, our website will be under construction on and off for the next few weeks, but we look forward to the fun new direction we’re moving in as we continue to evolve and find our unique artistic style, both as dancers, and as a website!
Here are some of the events we have coming up:
Saturday, August 18th: we will be performing for the Grand Forks Art & Wine Walk at the Empire Arts Center in Downtown Grand Forks from 4:30 to 5:15pm, just before the drawing of Door Prizes. Come enjoy an afternoon of wine and art before coming to see us perform some never before seen material, along with some old favorites, before seeing if maybe you’ve won a prize!
Thursday, August 23rd: we’ll have a booth at the Alerus Center’s Diva Off, with business cards and bindi promoting classes at 12 Houses and upcoming workshops and performances you can take part in!
Saturday, August 25th: come help us celebrate Champagne Dreams Productions 10th anniversary at their Sensations Drag Show just west of the UND Campus. We’ll be opening the show from 8 to 8:30pm with upbeat, pop performances of both Arabic & American favorites, from Tarkan to Lady Gaga and more!
Thursday, August 30th: we’ll be at the Grand Forks Air Force Base for their Multicultural Festival – this will be our second time performing for the fine airmen & women of our area (and their families) and we’re very excited to step it up this year with full costume and makeup performances – sure to be a good time!
Now, we don’t want to overload you with any more, but if you can believe it, THERE IS! September will see us performing as part of a 12 Houses Expo before October explodes with Zombiefest October 6th and our 2nd annual Day of Workshops and Hafla with Gaia Sophia of Nebu Ka’ Tribal. You’ll definitely want to keep it here (and “like” us on Facebook!) for more details!
One last new thing for you to enjoy… we’ve updated our promotional video on Youtube! Here it is:
Enjoy the rest of your Summer – we know we will! Hope to see you around soon!