Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Back from the UK!

I had a fabulous time in south London last weekend, hosted by the lovely Chloe Dent of UK for performing and teaching a full weekend with my favorite road-trip partner, miss Queenie of Belgium.
K, C and Q
Traveling to the UK is always fun, and slightly adventurous. This time it involved driving/co-driving through 5 different countries (DE-NL-BE-FR-UK) in 6 hours, with a bit of relaxed EuroTunnel chillout time in between.
EuroTunnel FTW!
We performed on Friday at a fun glitzy restaurant night at Mekan in Catford (highly recommended! good food, super friendly staff) to kick off the weekend.

And there we were on Saturday morning.. Ready to teach, in the land of Oz :)

The Yellow Brick Road.

Saturday was Queenie day, with 3 workshops in total (drills/technique, fancy footwork and a fun drum solo) and Sunday was Khalida day, following the same concept (technique, combinations and an oriental choreo)

Post-workshop group pictures:
Q day survived! - Barely
K day - Groaarr!
On Saturday Chloe took us out to visit the Old Royal Naval College, a set to many blockbuster films and TV dramas, at Greenwich - Where Time Begins(!) which warmed my geeky heart.

The Old Royal Naval College, home of Many Fabulous Things
Good Times (har!) @ Greenwich
Dramatic view of the Thames
The Cutty Sark - Thanks C! ;)
Walking on Thames Water
All in all it was a fantastic (and super warm! in every sense) weekend. A big thank you to Chloe for making it all possible and for taking such good care of us, and a big big thank you to all participants for their joy, hard work and boundless enthusiasm throughout the weekend :)

It was HOT! Banana proof.
Also: I now have officially walked on 2 different set locations of Pirates of the Caribbean this year - (Royal Naval College and Kauai) Johnny Depp-stalking by proxy :)

Oh, hai!

Also, side note. Apparently it was Hastings Pirate Day on Sunday! HA!

Not only that, they broke the Guiness world record, with no less than 14,321 pirates. ARR! Check out some pretty spectacular picture albums here.

On to the next adventure(s)!

In the mean time, hope to see you around at one of our future Events:

Summer Love Specials, 1-8-15 Aug 2013
Khalida Training Day, 11 Aug 2013
Razia Masterclass!, 16 Aug 2013
xxx K.

Khalida Dance
Bellydancer of the World 2007

Friday, July 12, 2013

August - Dance time at Studio Sarossy! New video DBC Hafla

Hard to believe it's already halfway July!

UPDATE: Videoclip of the DBC Hafla performance now online - Ch-ch-check it out!

Next month will be a very special one, as we have 5 Special Summer Dance Days at our Studio Sarossy in Würselen. DE! See details at our Events page

Places are limited for each of our August 2013 events, so be sure to enroll using the links below:
Hope to see you there, too!