It’s getting close, the 2nd annual International Mothers Day event is just around the corner. This year will be filled with all day of entertainment, food, vendors, booths galore!!!! I am thrilled to be helping out Angel with this fun endeavor of his. We have been working hard to get this event together. Please come out and support us and join us in having a fantastic time. This is a free event, so please bring your friends, family, your kids, lots of games to have fun with them!!! Bring your chairs or blanket and enjoy the entertainment of Mariachis, Flamenco, Ballet Folklorico, Belly dancing, hip hop and much much more! I will be dancing with my girls this year, its’ not often that you see me perform with my girls, a rare treat. I am also going to be demoing my new “NewVo” fitness fusion! Wait till you see this fun neclectic aerobic demonstration! “NewVo” is the next best thing in getting in shape while having fun. You will see for yourself how much energy you will have after one NewVo class!!!! See you on May 4th, 2013 from 11-4 pm at Grape Day Park, here in Escondido!
International Mothers Day Event is just around the corner! We have been working hard to get it together. This is Angels first BIG event that he is putting on!
Now that the rain has stopped…at least for now, it’s time to get back into the swing of things and dance like we have never danced before. Classes are now in full swing and having fun with them. My Palomar college class now has a production class and the students are starting to learn a fun cane choreography for this years Faculty show that will be at the Center for the Arts in May. The students are so excited to learn this fun piece and to be in the show.
I am now starting to get back into shape myself. I have started the Brazil but lift DVD, and it’s kicking my ass, literally! I am getting back in shape to be ready to start my NewVo fitness classes again. Move over Zumba, NewVo is back!
Looking forward to seeing you in my classes soon. Keep posted and come back each week for more blogging with me!!!!!
It’s time to begin reliving again and starting a new challenging year. I am looking forward to a fun and exciting year ahead. So many unpredicted elements arose last year. With the anticipation of this new year, I am excited to make it the best I can.
Sunday, October 14th, 2012
I am starting off this new year by bringing to the world my new aerobics dance class….”NewVo” Fitness! An exciting new aerobics that uses favorite aerobics moves and intertwines it with Middle Eastern moves! It’s fun, it’s exciting. Come and enjoy a fun dance class while sweating, getting toned and losing weight! Join in on the fun now!
Title: Sohaila’s 14th Annual Dance Extravaganza 2012!
The biggest Show of this kind in San Diego!
belly-dance-camp-nite11Mark your calendars for Saturday Oct 1st, thru Sunday Oct 2nd. What a great day/evening/morning thats in store for you. Join Sohaila and friends as we gather around the group camp site at Dixon Lake overlooking beautiful Escondido. Enjoy fishing. riding your bikes, hiking or just lounging around in the day time. Your dinner is grilled to perfection as you feast on a Mediterranean cuisine, made by Sohaila herself! After dinner, grab your zills, hipscarf and drums and walk to the big bonfire arena where we will have an amazing drum circle around the bonfire. This is a family fun event, so bring whomever you would like. Don’t want to stay over night… no worries, come for the evening and enjoy dinner and drum circle!
Okay, now that you are starting to dance and gain exposure and experience dancing out in public, there are many things to consider.
Dancing in Restaurants: I am going to start with Kolbehs. We all know now that Kolbehs is a fun, friendly, family atmosphere where you can dance to gain practice and exposure and get the nervousness subsided a bit. This is a great venue for this. Please do not be mistaken, this is not a “normal” restaurant atmosphere, mostly all the people are friends of yours, other dance students/dancers…as well as american crowd. A great place to “show your stuff.”
Most americans don’t know any better in the way of tipping. I for one do not like tips. I think it degrades the dancer, on that note though there are exceptions to this “so called rule”. I have personally from the time i started dancing have been taking tips. I never knew any better, I didn’t have a teacher that explained things to me. I learned from years of dancing. I finally started seeing what was appropriate and what wasn’t. Believe me girls, you will have many experiences, good and bad, not just with tips but other issues as well. In fact for those who danced at the honor run, well there you go, a great example. Okay, I am getting off the ‘tips’ subject, believe me there are so many subjects that we can talk about its not even funny! Okay, anyway, when someone tips you, especially if they are American, they do not know any better, you can always explain to them, especially if they are friends of yours and start educating them about it. I, personally, when I do parties and if someone insists that they want to give me money (first of all they are usually holding up a one dollar bill…I think to myself..and you want to put it where, no way buddy!) I always have arm bands that I wear, again if they are animate about giving me money, I open up my arm band so they know that is the only place they can put it on me. It works. If they don’t like it they wont give it to you. REMEMBER, first and foremost you are dancing for the love of this art form not for tips. Another example is if they keep persisting, you can always turn your body away, that way they can put it in your back bra strap.
If you are in a friendly family environment of people that you know, and you feel that you want to take tips, its fun to “have fun” with your audience, if they are trying to put some money in your belt, go ahead and shimmy or push/pull back with a hip hit or drop. It’s only in fun! Again, you want to only do this when you feel its appropriate. The point I am trying to make is that only you can know which situation you are in and only you know what you would like to do.
Okay so that is the tip of the week!