Bringing Bellydance to Art Fest!

The Lovely Dozen troupe has hit the ground running this summer with performances at Relay for Life in Grand Forks, ND, and Small Town Saturday in Climax, Minn. this past weekend! Thank you to everyone who came out to support us and the events we were performing for! There are other chances to watch our group coming up during the rest of June.

Altru Family Grand Cities Art Fest

We will be dancing at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (June 14th and 15th), in Section S (EGF Side, the far East Side of the Cabela’s Parking Lot). The 2 p.m. shows will be “Kids Themed” (Interactive with Hip Scarves, etc.) Come out and support local artists and learn how to Bellydance too!

Brigid’s House 

Saturday, June 21st at 2:50 p.m. in Park Rapids, Minn.

World Refugee Day Event

Saturday, June 21st at 10:45 a.m.

Looking Ahead: 

Amy Danielson from the Bold Oracle

October 19-21, 2014

Workshops and a Halloween Stage Show featuring an original theatrical production by the Lovely Dozen!

We also still have classes at our studio 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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A Lovely Dozen Thank You!

We want to extend a shimmytastic THANK YOU from the Lovely Dozen Troupe for all those who participated in our recent workshops with Lauren Boldt, supported us at our second annual SHIMMYMOB performance at the Grand Cities Mall and came out to our stage show at the UND Burtness Theatre! We learned so much from Lauren, we were able to raise money for Shimmymob and the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC), and we were able to share our love of bellydance with our community. The weekend was jam packed with bellydance goodness and we couldn’t have done it without you!

THANK YOU!

To our Shimmymob Contributors:

Altru Family YMCA and The Spirit Room (workshop/rehearsal spaces)

JR Herzog and Sons

Grand Cities Mall (performance space)

H2M & other Anonymous Financial Donors

…and our Team Leader Enchanting Erica!

To our Fabulous Volunteers:

We are grateful to our stage managers, ticket takers, and others who’ve helped us along the way to plan and execute this event. You know who you are – y’all are awesome!

To our Special Guest and Vendors:

Lauren Boldt with Bellydance Evolution

Sara Cura

World Tree Dance

Briste Ean of the Lovely Dozen

And last but not least, to YOU!

Our audience, friends and family, thank YOU for coming out to support us! We couldn’t have done it without you!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Grand Cities Relay for Life

The Lovely Dozen will be making an appearance at Relay for Life (weather permitting) this year on Friday, June 6. Come out to see some bellydance, support a good cause, and support those who are walking and those who are being honored and/or remembered!

Climax Minnesota’s Small Town

Saturday, June 7

Altru Family Grand Cities Art Fest

Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15, performance time TBA

Brigid’s House Summer Solstice Event

Saturday, June 21, Park Rapids, MN

Amy Danielson from the Bold Oracle

October 19-21, 2014

Workshops and a Halloween Stage Show featuring an original theatrical production by the Lovely Dozen!

Enjoy the start of summer and stay tuned for other upcoming events and performances!

Winding up for World Bellydance Day

It’s been a busy Spring here with the Lovely Dozen!

We’ve had performances and events galore, but we’re gearing up now for our largest annual event: World Bellydance Day!  Here’s what’s in store as we prepare for this international day of dance and culture:

A Hafla (party) with Lauren Boldt of Bellydance Evolution, food and fellowship with all those registered to take part in the weekend’s workshops! Learn more and register at www.lovelybellydanceworkshops.webs.com

Workshops with Lauren on hot topics like Bellydance for Body Conditioning and Drum Solos, hosted by the Altru Family YMCA

Vending from the fabulous Sara Cura, World Tree Dance, and Briste Ean of the Lovely Dozen!

SHIMMYMOB! The international fundraiser for Domestic Violence Awareness returns for its second year to Grand Forks, this year’s team performing at NOON SHARP in the rotunda of the Grand Cities Mall. Come on out and show your support for this event in person at the mall, or at the Stage Show that night, or by donating to our charity (the Community Violence Intervention Center) at gofundme.com (Search for Shimmymob Grand Forks Team).

A Stage Show featuring the Lovely Dozen, Lauren Boldt, and other special guests from across the Midwest, at the UND Burtness Theatre, 7:30pm on Saturday, May 10th.  50% of proceeds from the show will be going towards our Shimmymob Charity! Tickets $10 at the door

So as you can see, we’ve got lots to be excited for – stay tuned to Facebook and our main page for event details as they unfold – we can’t wait to share another World Bellydance Day with our community!