What's New with Desert Wind?
BELLYFIT returns Mondays at 5:15!
Class details are here. Have you been missing Chelsie teaching? She's baaaaaaack! And this class is perfect for everyone. You'll find that some of troupe attend regularly just for the peaceful, meditative movements before we go into hardcore rehearsal. Here's a little more info:
[From Bellyfit.com]Bellyfit is the holistic fitness experience for women that blends the power and wisdom of ancient cultures with the research, technology and trends of the modern world. Designed exclusively for the female body, mind and spirit, Bellyfit offers a full body, full of spirit, extraordinary exercise experience in a safe, effective, intelligent group fitness format guaranteed to satisfy women's desire to feel beautiful, strong and healthy.In the first half hour of the class, burn mega calories, relieve stress and get the sweat flowing with fun, easy to learn cardio moves infused with the ancient and beautiful fundamentals of Belly Dance, Bollywood and African Dance. During the second half of the class, enjoy sculpting, toning and tightening with Pilates inspired core work, a deep yet relaxing Yoga inspired stretch and mindful Mudra Meditation. Read more at http://www.bellyfit.com/about/what-is-bellyfit
Life at the studio continues with preparing for upcoming classes and putting together our new show. We'll have promo materials and details by the end of January. For now, think Portuguese inspired masquerade, with plummage and samba. Together, they make?
March 30 2013: Rotary Club of Lethbridge Urban Spirits
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Welcome to Desert Wind!
Desert Wind Belly Dance has been operating in Lethbridge for 9 years. We are a fusion troupe, which means we incorporate other styles of dance in to our choreographies and classes. As the "fun" troupe in Lethbridge (yes, we are so-called), we are most interested in spreading the joy of dance to women of all ages, shapes and sizes in classes, and spreading that same joy (along with fiery energy and craziness) to audiences of all ages. "Spreading the Joy" is our motto, our slogan, our definition; we are so fortunate to be asked to share our wily passions with our community.
Cynthia has been dancing with the DWBD since the beginning, when Chelsie first started teaching classes over 7 years ago. That day changed her life. Cynthia wanted to learn everything about this art form. She loves tradtional Egyptian Style Bellydance and also practices Raqs al Saïf or sword dancing and raks al Shamadan or balancing a candlelabra on her head. She loves the theatrics of belly dance and who could resist the gorgeous costumes!
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Jenni Svrcek I started taking classes in 2004 or 2005 i cant recall, i got into it when my friend Mikala said she was taking a class so i thought id check it out! i fell in love with it as soon as i had a jimgly belt around my hips i was a movin! I have always loved dance, currently been taking ballet and pointe for 5 years and starting bollywood this year! Am a archaeology major at the university of lethbridge and work during the summers for CRM arky with Stantec in calgary. I love sushi, dogs, cross stitching and warm weather. Dance is my exercise and my life blood!
A Few of our Favorite Things...
And so it begins. Its a new year at Desert Wind, and we are heavily into choreographing our new spring/summer show. Curious about what to expect? Think Carnavale: an interactive, outrageous, flamboyant set with flavors of samba, tribal, cabaret and classic Egyptian belly dance.
What do we LOVE right now? I can only speak for myself, and I am loving a new app called 8tracks. That thing takes me on musical adventures, inspriring me to do everything from rock the kitchen dance floor to painting women who are part tree stump...Ahem. These, my friends, are a few of our favorite things.
Chelsie : Ted talks. Www.ted.com, Walk in closets, Kettle bell swings (makes a nice posterior), Silver things from furniture to earrings, My friend Jenn. Kimber: Playing in the dirt, sweating in the sun, laughing LOUDLY, coolers of Korona, red wine and pottery, trips with girlfriends, bargain racks and thrift stores, snap kicks and pushups. Jennie A good book with lots of smut, great music to dance around my kitchen to, baking bread, soaking up the sun, golfing, chocolate and popcorn. Jenni dancing, digging in the dirt professionaly:), DOGS!, baking, archaeology, good music, ballet and pointe, drinks and good friends. Jo-LynnTerry's Chocolate Oranges, 70% off sales with an additional 30% off (shouldn't that be free then?), goodbye kisses from baby, hello kisses from baby, vacations with TV series marathons, "squishey" drinks. Nicole Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, apparently those are Julie Andrews' favorite things... that #(@*$ stole my ideas so I'll think of some different ones. CBC radio, cats with puffy tails, and new plastic doll smell. Better? Kathleen : hot cuppa tea!Ok, hot tubs are also good! ......I just ordered 4 new bellydance dvd's! Lacey My favorite things... Zumba! I just started two weeks ago! Love it! Reading is my fave! And cheese! Yes, I too indulge in the delicious dairy delicacy! Often there are more than 3 types in my fridge! Right now I have four! I also love this Fender-pro amp system! I think we should get one for troupe! The sound is phenomenal, and it packs up into one easy to carry system! Danielle Wait...me too :)Wine, great glasses, awesome boots and shoes - well any shoes :). Dark long eyelashes, makeup and lots of shinny and silvery things :) Kandi Aldridgei like fly fishing-but not eating fish, skiing -but not cold weather, mowing my grass in straight lines and morning coffee in the summer sun. I love St. Bernards, books and my family (the order of which depends on the day). and i love JENN FLEMING BAKER!!!! Oh, and naps.Keely Ruckaber Bailie My 3 beautiful babies, warm summer nights, smell of rain, morning coffee on the deck, campfires, cabins, friends, traveling, fabulous food & wine, chocolate cake, neck kisses, laughing till it hurts.