Sunday, July 20, 2014

Belly Dancing Lovelies

Hi belly dancing lovelies,
I have been posting all updates and news on my Facebook page, but I know some of you do not check the page, so wanted to let you know about some sweet offerings coming up...

Belly Dancing CLASSES:
Saturday, August 9 and 16 from 10:30-11:30 (The Studio School of Dance)

Awaken the Goddess DAY RETREAT:
At Swan River Yoga MANDIR in Mid City
(a must not miss offering!!!!)

....and finally:

We have been invited to perform at a Fundraiser for Angels of Hope at the Louisiana Children's Museum on October 11, 2014.
Entertainment by James Andrews, Special Appearance by Trombone Shorty. Proceeds from this event will go towards opening the first after school program starting at Landry Walker this September for children with Special Education Needs. 
Our fall schedule will also be preparation for this performance and will be a combination of Technique/Condition and Choreography/Performance.
I am working out the final schedule, but it will likely be:
Thursdays at 7pm-8pm (September 11, 18, October 2, 9)
Saturdays at 10:30am-11:30am (September 13, 18, October 9,11)

We would use the same costume/s that we wore for the Chateau Country Club performance. For those new lovelies joining the troupe, we can order in the following color options: Turquoise, Red, Purple, Black. 

All performance related notifications will be posted on the event page. If you would like to participate, please let me know so I can add you.

There is no fee to participate. We would be donating our performance to support the cause. Will post the Angel of Hope description soon.

Will be lots of fun!!!!

Email me or message me on facebook for more info.

love. light. happy shimmies,
  • karla marie

  • "Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.--Hardy D. Jackson"

    "Dancing is not just getting up painlessly, like a leaf blown on the wind;
    Dancing is when you tear your heart out and rise out of your body to hang suspended between the worlds." -Rumi    

    Friday, June 13, 2014

    Join Us: Next Session

    Awaken the Goddess Day Retreat: Saturday, August 2

    Our AFTERNOON SESSION will be dedicated to renewing our spirit and filling our space and heart with positive light. We will do this through a powerful clearing and protective chants, visualization, and meditation. During the Chakra activation, we will Open each of our 7 chakras and connect to ourselves. We are also excited to introduce the Massage Therapist for our Awaken the Goddess Day Retreat. Jessica Heno Bonnet of NOLA Maternal instincts will pamper all of our Goddesses, providing Therapeutic Massage from 2pm-3pm to close out our beautiful day retreat. This service will be provided as we receive energy and light through Reiki for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.

    July & August Schedule

    Join us this July and August
    Belly Dance Goddess Hour Classes and
    Awaken the Goddess Day Retreat

    Upcoming Schedule posted:

    Here are your Class options this summer...

    1) Belly Dance Goddess Hour

    An hour filled with belly dancing drills and skills, no previous experience necessary, great for beginners to advanced dancers. We will increase circulation, flexibility, and balance. We will dance and awaken the inner goddess while we work on muscle tone and control. Learn and build on your skills through isolations, layering, and sequences. Learn a short sequence in this 3 day session.

    Saturday, July 19
    Saturday, August 2
    Saturday, August 16

    Time: 10:30am-11:30am

    The Studio School of Dance 
    3225 Danny Park St. Ste 201
    Metairie, LA 70002

    3 classes for $50
    Drop in $20
    Class card accepted: 5 credits, collected first class 7/12
    Single day drop in with class card is 2 credits for this session


    2) Awaken the Goddess Day retreat 

    “The very center of your heart is where life begins, the most beautiful place on earth.” Rumi

    Renew and Restore your spirit: 
    Awaken the Goddess
    Saturday, August 2, 2014 
    (9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm) 


    All Day: $50 
    (includes morning and afternoon session) 
    Class Card Accepted: 5 credits 

    Morning Session only: $30
    Yoga Class
    Holistic Health
    Belly Dancing

    Afternoon Session only:  $30
    Renew Your Spirit
    Chakra Activation
    Therapeutic Massage

    3) Saturday Class Session + Day Retreat
    3 Classes PLUS Day Retreat for $100
    Saturday, July 12 (10:30am-11:30am)

    Saturday, July 19 (10:30am-11:30am)
    Saturday, August 2 (9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm)
    Saturday, August 9 (10:30am-11:30am)


    Class cards accepted:
    Current students can join this session with class card: 

    • 3 Saturday Class Session (5 credits, collected first class 7/12)
    • Awaken the Goddess Day retreat (5 credits)
    • Single day drop in with class card is 2 credits for this session
    Email with any questions!
    Hope to shimmy with ya
    love, light, and happy shimmies

    Sunday, May 4, 2014

    This Week's Schedule

    5 week/10 Class Shimmy Challenge 
    April 23-June 5

    This week:

    Wednesday 5/7
    Shimmies on the Bayou
    Elaine Place & N. Jess Davis
    (Along the bayou, one block off Orleans Ave.)

    Thursday 5/8
    7:00pm sign in
    7:15pm-8:15pm Class
    The Studio School of Dance
    3225 Danny Park Suite 201, Metairie, LA 70002


    This class is part of a 5 week - 10 class shimmy challenge. If you are interested in dropping in, you are always welcome. Just note: We will be working on technique, dance sequences, combinations, and choreography. It's always fun to try even if at a more advanced level than where you are! Every class includes conditioning and toning as well as cardio work so it's a great way to include dance in your exercise routine. It is an open level class, there are belly dancing lovelies at all levels: intro, beginner, intermediate, and advance. Email me if you'd like to drop in
    Drop in $20

    Student Performance Updates

    Dear Belly Dancing Lovelies,
    Happy Sunday!
    See you Wednesday @the Bayou and Thursday @the Studio this week!
    Wednesday is on the bayou and Thursday is at the studio.

    Warda, Warda: Practice Drop Kicks
    Bounce: Practice Piston Hip Drops

    I have added the make up classes I mentioned to those of you who missed a class.
    EVERYONE IS WELCOME to these. Your 10 class card will cover these classes (either as a make up if you missed classes or as a bonus if you haven't missed one. Bring your class card to all classes).

    Also, Kim will be offering her house for an extra rehearsal or two. 
    She will let you know when so y'all can get some extra practice in. 

    Class Schedule:
    Wednesday May 7 (Bayou)
    Thursday May 8 (The Studio)
    Not available to Drop ins (Current Student only): Wednesday, May 14
    Not available to Drop ins (Current Student only)Thursday, May 15
    Not available to Drop ins (Current Student only)Tuesday, May 20
    Wednesday May 28 (Bayou)
    Thursday May 29 (The Studio)
    Tuesday, June 3 (Bayou)
    Wednesday, June 4 (Bayou)
    Thursday, June 5 (The Studio)

    I'm working on a video so you can practice the choreographies. But also, I wanted to give you the option of recording it in class on Thursday. That way, you can get the angle that you feel is most helpful to you. Also with the mirror you can film from behind and still get the front angle. 
    I will go through both routines so you can get a chance to record if you would like at the end of class. 

    Bayou: Corner of Elaine Pl and N. Jeff Davis (along the bayou, one block off Orleans Ave between the Bayou and Carrollton)
    The Studio School of Dance: 3225 Danny Park St. Ste 201 Metairie, LA 70002

    Placing the first costume order on Tuesday. $105 (bra, skirt, scarf, coin belt)
    Next order will be end of May.



    • I will be ordering the costumes together for a savings!!! 
    • I will place 2 orders:
    • Friday, May 9 (for delivery on May 16)
    • Friday, May 28 (for delivery on June 4)
    (You can turn in your order and money at a class of your choice prior to either of these order dates and I will place the order and deliver to you)

    Costume Description:
    Your Bra, Fringe scarf, Hip Scarf will all be the same color/color you choose. 
    The skirt will be a single layer white chiffon skirt.(image attached)
    • Bra #TV08: $34.99 
    • Skirt #SKC18: $39.99
    • 64" Hip Scarf #KC: $21.99 (48" and 82" scarves available)
    • Fringe/Net Scarf #BCH: $18.99
    Total: $115.96
    Your cost: $105.00 (includes discount)

    Pick your color (all with silver coins):
    • Turquoise
    • Black
    • Red
    • Purple

    Specify Bra Cup Size:
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D

    Options for extra midriff coverage:
    (I LOOOOVE these, they are professional dancer stockings so pull up all the way up to your bra and are great for added support and comfort. I just cut the stockings off at right above the knee)
    • You can also add a coin belt to the lowest layer of coins on your bra 
    • You can also add fringe (purchased at fabric store) in the same color of your bra and scarf. 

    Choreography #2
    If you are doing the Bounce choreography, our costume will be tribal inspired
    You can wear any black coin bra (gold or silver) with black bottoms (can be yoga pants, tribal pants, skirt, etc.)
    You can also choose the black costume for the Warda Warda performance and use the same bra for the Bounce choreography


    Student Belly Dance Performance
    Sunday, June 8, 2014
    Chateau Country Club

    What is the commitment?

    • Attend at least 8 of the 10 classes scheduled between April 23-June 5 to prepare for the showcase
    • Purchase the Belly Dance costume selected. Costumes will be ordered together. Payment will need to be made by May 15, 2014
    • Be available to perform Sunday, June 8, 2014 (Be available for the duration of the event and pre-event rehearsal approx. 11am-4pm)
    • Purchase a class card and pay for the cost of your lunch on the day of the event.
    What do I need to do to sign up?

    • Confirm participation by emailing:
    • Purchase a class card  to use for classes. 
    • Pay the cost of your lunch for the event (Lunch will be served for all attendees, price still being confirmed). This will be emailed once confirmed.
    To make payment arrangements, email or call 504-352-4569:
    You can mail a check, Pay online, Pay in Person at next class.