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August 2009 Newsletter

Fall Beginning Belly Dance Classes

The new class schedule is up for Fall 2009 classes at Ninth Street Dance. The times have changed, although the days of the week remain the same. For those who are currently enrolled in my class, I suggest that you take the beginning level class at least one more time before moving to the advanced beginning class (taught by Leigh Brown).

Ninth Street Dance
1920 1/2 Perry St., Durham, NC 27705

Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30p
Session runs Sept. 10 - Dec. 17 (not 11/26)
Fee: $140 (14 weeks)

Sundays, 3:30 - 4:30p
Session runs Sept. 13 - Dec. 20 (not 11/29)
Fee: $140 (14 weeks)

Learn traditional Middle Eastern dance movements that have been passed down for generations in this entry-level class. Beginning belly dance is about learning how to connect with your body and spirit. Suitable for all shapes, sizes and activity levels, but you will get a work out! This class will focus on improving flexibility, conditioning the body in order to do the movements properly, and building stamina. You will learn basic belly dance techniques that focus on the core aspects of the dance. Wear comfortable clothes. Pants or shorts are preferred as we may stretch on the floor. Bring water. Dance shoes and hip scarves are optional.

If you need help paying for classes during this tough economic time, you may apply for a scholarship. The scholarship will pay for one session of classes or a workshop. Please download the form and check it out! If there's a will, there's a way!

For more information or to register visit

New Web site feature!

I now have a new section of my Web site dedicated to my current students. I have posted class notes and handouts, information about my student troupe and Andalee's pick of the week! This week check out the Raks al Assaya dance that I performed at the 40 Days Show in June. Current students: Please send requests for content and I will get it up there. I want you to have the tools you need to be the best dancer you can be!

Upcoming events

August 8, 2009: Senior Picnic at the Carrboro Century Center. Older citizens 55 or better are invited to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, good food, and friends. Don't miss this tribute to the older adults in our community. There will be door prizes and great entertainment by Andalee. Event is free! 4:30pm-6:00pm.

August 12, 2009: Summerdipity Series at the Carrboro Century Center. Join Khahari for a performance and belly dance lesson. Tickets are $3, event is 7:30-9:00pm. Visit for more information.

August 22, 2009: Carolina Casbah! An event featuring Triangle belly dance professionals. Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 North Salem Street, Apex, NC. Show starts at 7:30pm. Visit for more information or to purchase tickets. Andalee will be performing a solo and a troupe dance with Khahari.

August 29, 2009: Ninth Street Dance Instructor Showcase. Durham Arts Council's PSI Theatre. Show starts at 8:00pm. More details coming soon...

Sept. 20, 2009: Carrboro's Entertainment Adventures. McDougle Middle School Library, 900 Old Fayetteville Rd, Carrboro, NC. 3:00-4:00 pm. Andalee with be performing with Khahari.

Carolina Casbah


As you saw above there is an event coming up, called Carolina Casbah. I am on the organizing commitee and let me tell you, we've got some special stuff planned for this event. You don't want to miss it! Buying tickets online is so easy!

Right now we are currently seeking volunteers and sponsors for the program. Ads in the program will help increase your business' visibility while also helping ACCMED put on a great show. We could also use some door prize donations such as gift certificates, show tickets, merchandise or anything else you can think of. Please contact me if you are interested in donating, volunteering or sponsorship. Visit for more info.

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