Archive | November 2013

Dread Falls Workshop!

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Hey, all, just wanted to give a shout-out for a workshop that people have been asking me to do!

If you want to learn how to make dread falls, I have two great blog posts here and here.  But now you can learn how to do this IN PERSON!  Please come to this workshop!  It’s going to be a lot of fun.  We’re not going to have time to make a full set, but I will show you all the steps you need to know, including installing the falls (which I haven’t yet done on the blog).

So if you are in the Chicago area, please consider stopping by and joining the workshop!  You don’t even need to be a belly dancer!  If you are interested in dread falls for any reason, please sign up! Click here!

The workshop will be at Arabesque Studios, 3120 W. Belmont, on Saturday the 15th at 12:00pm.  Cost is $30 per person. Please pre-register by the 12th of December, because cost goes up at the door!

You will need the following items for this workshop (some extras will be available, but supplies are very limited, so please bring your own if you can):

  • One package (at least) of Kanekalon Jumbo Braid hair (this can easily be found at most beauty supply stores, or go to Doctored Locks)*
  • One comb (teasing comb is best–also found at beauty supply stores–but any comb will do)
  • An iron or a hair straightening iron
  • A spray bottle
  • Two towels (one small, one large, if possible, but any two towels should do)

*You will actually need anywhere from 6-10 packages of hair, depending on what you are doing, for a full set of dread falls.  But for the workshop, we’ll only be using one package.  If you want more than one color, you can bring a second (or third!) color, and I can show you how to make spiral dreads.

November!

It’s November!  There’s a lot going on in November, so just this month, there will be no new Weekly Challenges.

What?! Sorry, but this little belly dancer does a lot of things in November; it’s always been a tough month.  I’m also a writer (hey, here’s a shameless plug for my novel, The Horror at Palmwich), and I take part in National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo).  So I’m going to be doing a lot of writing this month.  A whole book, just in the month of November!  But that’s not all!  I also have to write and edit two newsletters that come out this month, one of which is my own!  If you haven’t already, check out my newsletter, sign up, and get special offers and content JUST FOR SUBSCRIBERS.  This stuff will never be offered to the public, so you have to get my newsletter for them!

Instead of writing a new challenge each week, I have chosen my most popular Weekly Challenges ever!  Pick one each week and give it a try!

October 7, 2013 – Drills

May 13, 2013 – Let’s add the drama!

August 23, 2013 – Emoting through arm movement

May 21, 2012 – Zills!

I’ll see you back again in December!  Have a great month, and happy dancing!

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