Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011!

Happy New Year!Happy New Year 2011!

2010 had a lot of ups and downs for me. But overall I see it as a positive year and I feel that as a person and as a dancer I’ve grown quite a lot from it! Not as many dance gigs happened this year for me in comparison to 2009 when I had a gig almost every month. But I do plan to change that slightly by advertising as a dancer for functions and events.

But I do have some exciting news! Maya Troupe (us!) will be putting on our first big belly dance show in Somerset West. I will post more details once I have been given the ‘go-ahead’. We have the venue booked with the dates – 24, 25 & 26 March. We will have other dance forms as well – some modern dancing, some karate-type of dancing, djembe players and fire dancing! We’re currently being trained to learn fire dancing (incredibly difficult, I keep hitting myself in the head!) and I’m teaching once a week as well as attending class, while balancing finding a seamstress to make pants for us, finding a djembe player, making the poster as well as the tickets and then still learning a new dance.


The principal dancer and owner of our studio has dislocated her knee, just after she completed a new choreography. So I was invited to her house to learn this dance’s moves off a performance DVD she has, adapt them like she did, learn the notes, the music and teach it in 2 weeks! Absolute craziness, but it’s getting done.


I must apologize for being the worst blogger in the history of bloggers. I left you high and dry for 2 months with no blog post, so hopefully I can make it up to you by writing some posts before the end of this month – I have some controversial topics to cover that I’ve been putting off, but I’ll put on my big-girl panties and deal with the inevitable tongue lashings I will get. (Or, in some perfect world, you’ll all agree with me!)

Hope your 2011 is fantastic!



One comment

  1. Missed your posts Alex!

    Know what you mean about the gigs- I also did a whole lot more events last year! Think its just down to the belly dance community so rapidly expanding, which is a good thing at the end of the day.

    I am REALLY looking forward to your show! Cannot wait! We plan on doing one in Jan next year.

    And hurry up with the posts on those touchy subjects- I do love your feisty opinions and so enjoy a good debate! 😉

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