Enjoy the best Greek food in Dallas and Dallas’ favorite Belly Dancers, Neenah, Aliki and Aicha. The belly dancers and Stratos are great for every celebration. It is totally fun and festive. Every Friday and Saturday is great belly dancing entertainment with Neenah, Aliki and Aicha and every Thursday night, the Harem Jewels will make your evening a memorable one for your special event. Join us at Stratos and learn to Greek Folkdance and belly dance with the beautiful belly dancers of Dallas, Texas.
Love ruins a lot of things. When your hormones kick in your brain quits. Alas, I fell in love and left for Minnesota. Needless to say, they are a lot of stories between what I write here, so I went home to Mama and reflected a lot on what I had learned. New York was music, dance, costuming & cultures. Puerto Rico was real entertainment, costumes, makeup, public relations.
Still, looking back I have to reference a few personal opinions. I worked with many, many musicians and some absolutely excellent but for me during those years the best Oud player that I personally worked with that was helpful and kind and always kept my back was Dicky Barsamian. He is still working in New York and is on you tube and has some CD’s. His Cd (The Dick Barsamian Trio). Live at the Tripple Inn has the best “Karsilama” I ever heard. The taxim is incredible.
Another favorite musician is Sudan (or Souren) Baronian. An Armenian born in New Jersey that plays sax and clarinet or anything else he can put his lips to, A jazz lover that plays Mid Eastern rhythms to jazz. He is also on you tube. My favorite CD is (Taxim-It’s about time) Try dancing on it!
I called a talent agency and went on the road mostly around Wisconsin and Illinois working week-ends here and there that had night club acts. The pay was very good especially for those years, 2 nights, $200. I ended up finally in Chicago. I worked every club there at the time and had the honor of working with “Dahlena” and “Iklas ” (Iklas was a phenomenal
entertainer and the first dancer I saw using a cape. Iklas used (rock glasses, not shot glasses) during her act and —–When I started teaching Neenah, I told her I would teach her from my memories. Some things I couldn’t personally do, but I could explain and get her to do them. This is how we came up with the shot glass idea!). “Dahlena” and “Iklas” were the only 2 dancers that had impressed me since I left New York and both of them were beautiful ladies on and off stage.
Give your Father the ultimate gift: Entertainment from “The Harem Jewels” for a fun and festive memorable moment. They are Dallas’ Favorite Belly Dancers and are ready to entertain for your Special Father’s Day Event. The third Sunday in June is Dad’s time. Contrary to what some cynics contend, this holiday was not the invention of a greeting card company – commercial greeting cards as we know them didn’t even exist when Sonora Smart Dodd thought up Father’s Day in 1909. The Harem Jewels are a special treat for a Father’s Day Event. In the event you cannot be there, we will deliver the special message for you and a special jewel to him as a token.
“Bringing Belly Dancing to the Women” is a unique concept with the simple goal of making belly dancing available to all women for summer fun. Exactly what does “Bring Belly Dancing to the Women” mean? We’ve heard from women everywhere that they simply can’t find the time to do belly dancing on a regular basis. We want to make it possible for every woman to “sample” belly dancing before committing to a routine regime. Belly dancing is an amazing form of exercise that strengthens the belly, torso and back muscles; sculptures the body to the beautiful hour glass figure that is hidden in every women; enhances flexibility and balance, lets your body move to rhythms that are so foreign to the feminine body, but exciting to the mind.
The beauty of belly dancing is that it is challenging, yet not too extreme and therefore accessible to every women. The ages of our students range from 8 to 80. Belly Dancing has many benefits because it is great for the mind, body, and soul. This experience can be had for a very affordable temporary price. In a world of stress, especially in the HOT, HOT, HOT summer, belly dancing helps women escape and achieve a sense of inner feminine strength.
The Summer Session Begins June 2 and ends August 15!
$10 Summer Drop in Fee for an Hour of Belly Dancing Fun
Location: Dana’s Dance Academy: 414 S. OConnor Road, Irving, Texas 75060
Re-Create yourself with Belly Dancing!
Happy Shimmies and Summer Fun, Love Neenah
Email us if you have any questions www.belly-dancing.net or call 214-497-7984