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September 2009 Newsletter

Hi Everyone! I got so busy with the events in August that I sort of spaced out and forgot that I needed to send the newsletter. Sorry it's a little late. There's not much going on this month, so consider this a reminder that classes start soon! I'm hoping that fall will be a nice and relaxing time, a time to regenerate and prepare for the holiday season. Take care and let me know if you need me!
Love, Andalee

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

It's official: Troupe rehearsals starting soon!

There is still space available in my student belly dance troupe, called the Nightingales. Rehearsals start on Sept. 16. We will be learning a fun choreography to the song, "Harem". The student troupe only requires that you have completed one session of beginner belly dance with me. I am hoping that there may be community performance opportunities. Rehearsals will be like a regular class, so there is a fee of $12 per class. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00pm and they will be at the Five Oaks Recreation Club in Southwest Durham. There are no auditions. Please send me an e-mail if you are interested.

Upcoming events

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

Carolina Casbah was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came out to support us. ACCMED was really blown away by how much support we got for the event. It sold out and it was our first attempt at producing a show! We're looking forward to planning more ACCMED sponsored events in the future. I will be posting a video of my performance in the coming days. Look for it on my YouTube or Facebook page. (Photo by Megan Freeman)



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