Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Classes continue this week!

Classes in Würselen will resume on the regular Thursday times (L1/2 classes 18:30-19:30, Drills and conditioning 19:30-20:30 and L3/4 20:30-21:30) this week (01 December) and next week (08 December), after that there will be a short holiday break!

The new class season Winter - Series 1 in Würselen will start on Thursday January 12th, with a Beginners Basics class L0/1 from 18:30-19:30h and 2 hours of Jahanára choreography rehearsals from 19:30-21:30h

Starting mid-February we will continue with Winter - Series 2, which will have L1/2 classes 18:30-19:30, Drills and conditioning 19:30-20:30 and L3/4 20:30-21:30h

See also http://khalida.biz/bellydance/classes.html

Enrollments for both class series are now open via http://khalida.biz/bellydance/class_enroll.html, hope to see you all there!

New videoclip online! Drumsolo 'Habla Tabla'

Drumsolo 'Habla Tabla' from Feb 2011, music by the fabulous Issam Houshan :) You can find a LIVE improv version of this drum solo with Issam drumming on the 'Shimmies with Khalida' DVD at www.khalidashop.com, ch-check it out!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Back from Duisburg - Thank you Leyla and big congrats to my dance friends!

Back home after a long but super exciting week at Leyla Jouvana's Festival and competition :) My throat is sore from all the cheering, I'm so proud and happy for all my friends who went up there and gave it their all!

With Queenie and Aziza
 Queenie of Belgium, who will be teaching 3 workshops at our studio on 15th of January 2012, has won the first prize in the main category Solo Classical/Oriental, along with Kathreen from Czech Republic, and many Belgian, Dutch, Canadian and even Hawaiian dance friends won great awards this year at the prestigious international 'Bellydancer of the World' competition. Big big congrats to you all!

formation winner folklore RAKS PRO, including Chadia and Luna of Belgium, who won 3rd place in the oriental category for Duets :)
Yohara - led by Johanna Rediers of Belgium won 3rd place for groups
Milka of NL (2nd place solo Tribal Fusion) and Queenie of Belgium (1st place solo Classical/Oriental)

Check out the complete list of award winners here: http://leyla-jouvana.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=171&catid=34&Itemid=194&lang=en

Princess Lumpy in the Ferris Wheel - in Duisburg

Piccies - including some of Princess Lumpy (the friendly dancing camel Queenie and I have adopted this summer) having her first outing at the Christmas market in Duisburg http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150419731889894.381991.32734239893&type=3&l=1417d84852

Piccies workshops Zafirah and congrats!

Here are the piccies from Zafirah's fabulous workshops on Improvisation and Voi (veil poi) Thanks again to all participants who made this event possible!

This weekend Zafirah won 1st place for category Solo Fantasy/Fusion during Leyla Jouvana's international Bellydancer of the World competition in Duisburg, performing with her favorite dance partner, voi :) Congrats Zafirah!!

Voi Workshop

Improvisation workshop

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Schedule Khalida 2011 -2012 update

Hi peeps, check out the latest dates for workshops and events for the coming months! :)

Khalida Stars of Bellydance 2011Schedule Khalida 2011 
WURSELEN, DE - Th 17 Nov 2011
Workshops with guest teacher Zafirah in Würselen (Workshops)

VAALS, NL - Sa 03 Dec 2011
BALLET - Performance school recital 'The Nutcracker' in Vaals (Ballettschule Renoldi)

WURSELEN, DE - Fr 02,9,16 Dec 2011
Masterclasses with Khalida in Würselen (Masterclasses)

Schedule Khalida 2012
LONDON, UK - 2012 - Date to be announced!
Workshop and Judging at BT Competition in London (Bellydance Trophies)

WURSELEN, DE - Su 15 Jan 2012
Workshops at our studio with fabulous guest teacher Queenie in Würselen (Workshops)

EILAT, IS - 18-22 Jan 2012
Workshop and Opening Show with live music at Orits Festival in Eilat (Eilat Festival)

HEERLEN, NL - Sa, So 11-12 Feb 2012
Workshop (Sa) and Gala Show (Su) at Yamila's Bellydance Festival (Conquest of the Dance)

AACHEN, DE - Sa 25 Feb 2012
Solo and duet with Magdy El Leisy (Evening Gala) and
Show with group Jahanára (Afternoon Gala) at Gala Oriental in Aachen (Karima)

SUSSEX, UK - Fr-Su 09-11 Mar 2012
Workshop weekend and Show in UK (HipsInc) SOLD OUT - waiting list open!

GOES, NL - Spring 2012 - Date to be announced!
Workshops in Goes (Nashwa)

SALTAIRE, UK - Fr-Su 20-22 Apr 2012
Workshops, Judging and Show at Jewel of Yorkshire Festival in UK (JOY Festival)

Schedule rest of 2012: See http://www.khalida.biz/bellydance/schedule2.html

Workshops in Amersfoort - November 2011

This weekend I had the honor to teach 2 workshops in Amersfoort, hosted by the lovely Kyria of the Netherlands. Had a bit of trouble at first adjusting back to teaching in Dutch, but I think we managed in the end :) Glad to see a few familiar faces, and happy to have met some new ones too.

And POSE! After the Drum solo techniques workshop
Ready.. JUMP!
A big thank you to Kyria for the lovely organization, the cozy atmosphere and super good vibes. Had a great time yesterday! xxx

Our lovely wings ladies - You rocked that choreo! xx
Hope to see you all again soon!

xxx Khalida

Planet Egypt and Celebrating Dance - Mini UK tour 2011

This October I traveled together with the lovely Queenie of Belgium to the UK (by train! first time for me), for a quick stop performing in London at Anne White's monthly showcase Planet Egypt and for teaching and performing at Afra al Kahira's Celebrating Dance festival in Torquay.

Eurostar - Bringing us to the UK and back in a jiffy!
I had a great time in London, happy to be back at Planet Egypt and loved the new decorations and the audience. Here's a clip of the performance night, check out the solo snippets at 01:34 and 6:19 and the drum solo duet with Queenie at 08:04 :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuCoQScWJQM

We had a fantastic time at Afra Al Kahira's Celebrating Dance in Torquay as well. Enjoyed the shows, the audience, the great organization, the good food, the lovely atmosphere, the workshops, the quality time spent with very dear dance friends AND most of all the participants' overwhelming enthusiasm :)

After the Saturday show
Zills  Rhythms workshop - 30 sets of zills! *RING*
PS: Am very happy to announce I've been invited to perform and teach again at the next edition of Celebrating Dance ( 26-28 October 2012 ), yay, thank you Afra and John! :) Hope to see you all there too!

Posing with the rhythms after zills class

PSPS: Official show piccies by Kathryn Goddard will be added very soon, so watch this space!

xx Khalida

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

202 DVDs sold! Time for a happy dance :)

To celebrate the 200th (or rather 202nd!) instructional DVD sold after this weekend in Oslo I present to you a little (Matt!) dance of joy :) Another (extra special!) one will follow once we hit 250, so watch this space or even help make it happen via www.khalidashop.com ^^ Help support the art! ♥ And I will dance for you :)

Khalida 1001Nattfestival in Oslo - Nov 2011

Just got back from Oslo 1001Natt Festival..

At the show - solo performance
Had such an amazing time! Big big thanks to Siri Ydstie and Catherine for the great organization, loved the workshops, the students and dance friends, the warm atmosphere and good vibes at the show. And a special shout-out to Maikki of Norway and Farah of Germany, was lovely to spend some time and dance with you :) ♥♥♥



Hakim Concert on Friday!
Favorites of the Fifties Workshop on Friday

Drum Solo Techniques workshop on Saturday
With Farah in Oslo city
At the show - drum trio with Maikki and Farah
At the show: Backstage madness! Dud, Maikki, Farah, Khalida, Siri
Check out the complete picture gallery on FB: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150385923249894.377333.32734239893&type=3&l=ad98f89f93

I am already looking forward to the next edition! Will be posting an update shortly on the fabulous UK weekend I spent with Queenie this October at Planet Egypt and Celebrating Dance.