Now that you’ve started dancing, where can you find the half-top called a choli for rehearsals or for performances? Here are several sources. They are listed in alphabetical order, and I am happy to talk to you about which cholis I’ve ordered or seen in person.
Devadasi Designs – Gudrun Herold – https://www.facebook.com/DevadasiDesign/ – designs by a dancer, can do custom sizes, made by hand in Europe, fabrics include stretch velvet, cotton jersey, patterns, solids
Flying Skirts – http://www.flyingskirts.com/ – made in San Francisco, fabrics include rayon jacquard, stretch velvet, lace, stretch cotton lycra, ghawazee sleeve tunics, some cholis embellished with trim
Irie Tribal – Cyndi Cyreigna Elliott – https://www.etsy.com/shop/irietribal – various styles, designs by a dancer, made by hand in Kansas, can do custom sizes, fabrics include stretch velvet, cotton spandex, lace, patterns, solids
Magical Fashions – https://www.facebook.com/magicalfashions/ – supportive vendor of bellydance events, designs by sole proprietor of business, made in India by various groups contracted by Krishna (often the folks who do that hand block-printing of some of the fabrics), laced bodices made from sari fabric, cholis made from cotton block-print fabric
Tribe Nawaar – https://www.tribenawaar.com/product-category/tops/ – selected or hand made in Colorado, fabrics and designs include cotton lycra (including dyeable white blanks), lace, stretch velvet, corseted bodices, fluted sleeve wrap tops, rajasthani ethnic fabric cholis
Hey there, dancers, I miss you all! I miss bunches of you TONS because I haven’t danced with some of you in a while, and I would love to see you in class.
I have a treat for you: How would you like six classes for the price of five? Here’s the catch — Unlike the normal dance card, which has a one-year expiration date, this would be for six consecutive weeks of classes* starting in the week of purchase.
From now through the end of summer (last day of this sale will be August 31), you can use EITHER a standard 5-class dance card, or you can buy a consecutive six-weeks-of-classes card for the same price. If you have an open dance card now, save it! It’s still good for a year! But here’s a way to get a free class. Buy the Summer Six card and use that for six-weeks-of-classes right away.
*Fine Print, if there is *no class offered* on the calendar for a specific week in a specific location, it does not count against your Summer Six. Your summer-six will be applicable to my teaching schedule for that day/location. Six classes in a row on my calendar at North Hollywood, six classes in a row on my calendar at Agoura Hills, or six classes in a row on my calendar for Oxnard. (Or if you love to come to two locations, six in a row for any location combination.)
Sales of the Summer Six cards will be from today (June 12) through August 31. Each six-in-a-row card will start from classes in the week of purchase. (Buy today, start this week.)
Class schedule, Agoura Hills, Wednesdays 7-8 PM: Currently, 2017 classes will be held on: June 7, 14, 21, and 28. July 5, 12, 19, and 26. August 2 and 9… (remaining dates in August pending the fall schedule at the studio).
Class schedule, Oxnard, Fridays 7-8 PM: Currently, 2017 classes will be held on: June 2, 9, 16, and 30 (no class June 23).July 7, 14, 21, and 28. August 4, 11, 18, and 25.
Class schedule, North Hollywood, Sundays 2-3 PM: Currently, 2017 classes will be held on: June 4 (Studio D), June 11 (Studio C), and June 18 (Studio D) (no class June 25).July 2 (Studio D), July 9 (Studio D), July 16 (Studio C), July 23 (Studio D), and July 30 (Studio D).August 6 (Studio D), August 13 (Studio C), August 20 (Studio D), and August 27 (Studio D).
Summer dates are on the Calendar now. Three classes per week, come dance with me! Your dance tuition card is good at every location.
Coming up in the month of May: 5 Wednesday night classes in Agoura Hills, 3 Friday night classes in Oxnard (no class 5/26 Memorial Day weekend), and 3 Sunday afternoon classes (no class 5/28 Memorial Day weekend).
And then in the month of June: 4 Wednesday night classes in Agoura Hills, 4 Friday night classes in Oxnard (no class 6/23), and 3 Sunday afternoon classes (no class 6/25).
Wednesday 7-8 PM Agoura Hills, CA
5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31
6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28
7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26
8/2, 8/9 [remaining schedule is still pending]
Friday 7-8 PM Oxnard, CA
5/5, 5/12, 5/19, (No class 5/26)
6/2, 6/9, 6/16, (No class 6/23 or 6/30)
7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28
8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25
Sunday 2-3 PM North Hollywood, CA
5/7 in D, 5/14 in E, 5/21 in D, (No class 5/28)
6/4 in D, 6/11 in C, 6/18 in D, (No class 6/25)
7/2 in D, 7/9 in D, 7/16 in C, 7/23 in D, 7/30 in D
My main philosophy: No Pressure, No Shame. This means I can accommodate flexible schedule issues, all bodies, all genders, all levels of experience. You can start any week you’re ready — I have a dance for you!
Spring 2017 Schedule of Classes
Agoura Hills, Wednesdays 7-8 PM: Mar 1, Mar 8, Mar 15, Mar 22, and Mar 29. Apr 5, Apr 12, and Apr 19. May 3, May 10, and May 17. (NO CLASS on Apr 26 or May 24.)
Oxnard, Fridays 7-8 PM: Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24, and Mar 31. Apr 7, Apr 14, and Apr 21. May 5, May 12, and May 19. (NO CLASS on Apr 28 or May 26.)
North Hollywood, Sundays 2-3 PM: Mar 5 (Studio D), Mar 12 (Studio E), Mar 19 (Studio D), and Mar 26 (Studio D). Apr 2 (Studio D), Apr 9 (Studio C), Apr 16 (Studio D), and Apr 23 (Studio D). May 7 (Studio D), May 14 (Studio C), and May 21 (Studio D). (NO CLASS on Apr 30 or May 28.)