Summer in Full Hip Swing!

The Lovely Dozen Troupe has been dancing their way through the summer with appearances at the Grand Cities Art Fest, Brigid’s House in Park Rapids, MN and World Refugee Day at the Farmers Market in downtown Grand Forks. The weather was a little cloudy and windy at Art Fest, but we had a wonderful time performing and leading demos with the kids. Rain or shine the event was a great success and we greatly appreciate the opportunity to share our art form with our community!

Lovely Dozen Greenway Dance Day!

July has been pretty calm with performances and events, but mark your calendars for Dancing on the Greenway on Saturday, July 26 from 1:30-3:30 pm! Come join the Lovely Dozen for a FREE, relaxed, family friendly day of dance along the Red River Greenway in Downtown Grand Forks. We will be setting up a cozy canopy for enjoying vending (including henna!), music and dance, all provided and instructed by members of the Lovely Dozen Middle Eastern Dance Troupe. All ages and experiences welcome! Come to watch, come to shop, come to play along with the music on drums provided for guests to jam or grab a hipscarf to dance with us! Should we find ourselves in the rain that day, the event will be moved to the Lovely Dozen Studios, but otherwise look for us across the street from Widman’s Chocolates along the Greenway!

New Troupe Member!

Also this month the Lovely Dozen auditioned its first new member since 2013! We are so excited to have Maddy Salyers in our dance family! Congratulations!

Amy Danielson Tribal Fusion Workshops!

Registration is open for workshops with Amy Danielson from the Bold Oracle on October 19-21, 2014. During her workshops with the Lovely Dozen she will be teaching basic Tribal Fusion and Improvisation skills, as well as shimmy layers and glamour techniques. The weekend will also feature a stage show highlighting Amy and other performers from the area.

Amy will be teaching a total of 4 workshops between Saturday and Sunday, October 18-19:

10:30 am to Noon – Introduction to Tribal Fusion
12:30 to 2 pm – Tribal Fusion Improvisation
2:15 to 3:45 pm – Shimmy Layers, and

Sunday, 11:00 to 12:30 pm – Tribal Fusion Glamour

Each workshop is only $25, or $85 for the full weekend package (Earlybird ends August 15th). You won’t want to miss this awesome event!

Summer Classes

Don’t forget about our ongoing classes offered throughout the summer. Come join us for Middle Eastern Dance on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., American Tribal Style on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., Steps in Time every other Thursday at 7:35 p.m. (starting June 12th) and our Masterclass Series on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. Yip!


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