Wednesday, January 25, 2012

250 DVDs sold!

To mark this milestone in DVD sales (we sold number 250 during Eilat festival this weekend, but made it to 260 before I got back!) I present to you my happy dance.. inspired by Matt :) Enjoy!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Khalida performing at Eilat Festival 2012 - Akdeb Aleik

My performance with Saleh Heby and his band at Orit Maftsir and Yael Moav's Eilat Festival this weekend! What a lovely experience it was ♥

Back from Orit Maftsirs Eilat festival!

Am back from Eilat Festival! What a wonderful experience.. Classes with some of the best teachers around (Orit, Aziza, Mayodi, Aleksei, Lulu Sabongi and many many more!) shows on stage and live music, parties, costumes, colors, workshops, good food.. and all of that four days long! Thank you Queenie for sharing the experience with me :)

More pictures can be found here: :)

I'm on the program! 
With Mayodi
At the afterparty
With Orit and Queenie <3
January in Eilat
with Aziza and Sharon

Monday, January 16, 2012

Pics pics pics! Workshops with Queenie

Queenie's workshops in Würselen yesterday were awesome!
Here a few piccies of our happy participants (including me! ;))

Level changes and Bellypower fun
And.. jump!
Khaleegy love <3

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

New classes! Würselen and NATO Geilenkirchen

Good news! We will start again with our Thursday classes in Würselen this week on January 12th 2012. Looking forward to kicking off the new season :)

Thursday Belly Dance Classes in Würselen
On Tuesday, January 31st 2012 we will start a 5-week belly dance class series at IYA NATO AWACS in Geilenkirchen. Check out the flyer for details!
Tuesday Belly Dance Classes in GK
More information: Check out our Class webpage and our Dance school page on FB

xx Khalida

Sunday, January 8, 2012

BOOTCAMP II Enrollments now open!

BOOTCAMP I sold out, BOOTCAMP II now open!

Attention, recruits! BOOTCAMP I (5-6-7-8 July 2012) has already sold out (we've opened a waiting list here), but you can still sign up for BOOTCAMPII (19-20-21-22 July 2012) right now!

What is BOOTCAMP? A 4-day fun dance training intensive with Khalida and Queenie (resp. Bellydancer of the World 2007 and 2011) in Würselen, Germany (near the Dutch and Belgian border). here is also an opportunity to perform at our informal studio hafla/belly dance party on Saturday evening during each BOOTCAMP.

Who can enroll? BOOTCAMP is geared toward intermediate to advanced students who are motivated to work it, but also towards upcoming professionals looking for ways to improve their dance training. If any of this sounds like you, then come and Sign up for BOOTCAMP! :)

Guest teachers 2012
Constanze Janssen, a wonderful professional ballet instructor and choreographer will be teaching 3 ballet workshops at  BOOTCAMP I (5-6-7-8 July 2012), and the fabulous Amirah of Belgium (TF Belly dancer of the World 2010) will be teaching 3 dance/training workshops at BOOTCAMP II (19-20-21-22 July 2012)

Program 2012
Every morning we will have a (optional, but FUN, promise :)) shred workout session, followed by a long cool down and stretch. The afternoons will be filled with daily bellydance classes with Queenie and Khalida, and there will be a hafla/studio party on Saturday evening. On Thursday morning (starting around 10:00 am) we will have a short introduction round and welcome at the studio.

There are many small Hotels and B&Bs near the venue, but the cheapest options tend to sell out fast, so don't wait too long to book! Around the time of BOOTCAMP I (5-8 July 2012) it might be easier to find accomodation in Eschweiler and other regions around Würselen. Check out our special BOOTCAMP Facebook page for tips and possible room-share/carpool options.

Number of participants per BOOTCAMP
Classes will be limited to 16-17 persons maximum, so if you'd like to join be sure to enroll soon at our Enrollment page.

Hope to see you all there! TEN-HUT!
BOOTCAMP Enrollment page
BOOTCAMP Facebook page

Happy New Year :)

Happy 2012!

I would like to take this moment to wish all of you the very best for 2012. May it be a lovely year for each of you, full of love and dance!

2011 has been a year of excitement and many 'firsts' for me, in order of appearance:

 - Working out (with actual weights! RAR!)
 - Making 2 instructional DVDs with Aziza in Canada (AHAHA it still feels surreal!)
Isis Wings DVD
- Getting married (!!!)
Wedding <3
- Planking (across 3 borders! at our wedding! at Razia's workshop! in the Seychelles! at Aziza's DREAM CAMP! etc.. :))
- Crazy road trips (Everywhere!)
Euro Trip? Euro STAR!
- Adopting a fluffy camel (Princess Lumpy! <3) together with Queenie, the brand new Bellydancer of the World!)
Princess Lumpy reading 'The Artists' Way'
- And last but certainly not least: Performing in a tutu. (Twice!)
Flower Waltz from our recital - the Nutcracker

But it was also a year with lots of dancing, teaching, traveling, and spending time with loved ones. I've 'touched down' in Thessaloniki, Leuven, Heerlen, Eilat, Saltaire, Waanrode, Katowice, Bruges, Würselen, Montréal, The Seychelles, London, Torquay, Kempen, Duisburg, Oslo, Amersfoort and that's just 2011. I do feel truly blessed :)

I am looking forward to seeing you all in the new dance season, with so many wonderful classes, workshops, guest teachers, shows and events coming up in 2012.

Happy New Year!
xxx Khalida