Desert Veils Dancers

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BellyTalk - August 2017

Hi Everyone,

It seems like it has been quite along winter mostly lots of dull days. It is encouraging to have daffodils and clematis flowering so spring must be upon us.

For the next few weeks Sue will be teaching a fan veil choreography on Wednesdays  at 6.15-7.15

On Tuesdays Ms Bai newly arrived in Christchurch from China will do a 6 week bellydance course open to all levels and I think will include a choreography. It is always interesting to try different teachers. It will cost $50 for the 6 weeks. Let me know if you are interested or turn up on the 29th August.

The Gypsy Ball  was a lot of fun as always and the performances were great. We certainly enjoyed Chen and Museques Chinese dance mixed with bellydance and the costumes with the fan/sleeves made a dramatic addition. Our special guests Ms Bai and Soul Star Tribe added to the atmosphere. A BIG Thank You to the Desert Veils Dancers who all looked fabulous, some with new costumes to add to the overall effect. To Sonidos Flamenco who showed intensity and Anna who did her first solo. To the Gypsy Ball Band who kept us dancing through the night. Most of all to the people who came and shared the evening with us.

We had a lovely lunchtime performance at the ARA culture fest with a good crowd watching and cheering us on.

Desert Veils Bellydancers will be performing at International Market - 9th September (11am-4pm) Halswell Community Centre. We will be on at 11.30 am.   Details at    
Events Coming Up
MEDANZ festival 2018 is in Napier 13th - 15th April. featuring Saqra from the USA.

Desert Veils Christmas Hafla - Dec



Classes - Starting on February 7th

Beginners Bellydance is on Tuesdays at 7.15 - 8.15pm. Please let me know if you would like to come along. Always happy to have new students. Starts again on 3rd October.

Advanced Bellydance
is on Tuesdays at 6 - 7.15pm.

Intermediate Bellydance
is on Wednesdays at 6.15 - 7.15pm.

Belly Noir  is our 'fusion' class on Wednesdays at 7.15pm come along to try the funky moves that distinguish this style. This class is on hold for the moment

Sonidos Flamenco classes are on Mondays from 6-7.30pm you would like to come along to these flamenco classes. Chad plays guitar for these classes and it great to learn with live music.

Events Coming Up  
Gypsy Ball 2017     -   July 29th
tickets - $15
available from:  03 3370683
                (021 344 455)
                (021 341 230)
BYO everything               

Chrystal Palace is available for hire - contact Farida (

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Annual Desert Veils Dancers End of Year Hafla/Party


Early December
  from 7.00pm

Chrystal Palace, 12 Chrystal St.

Tickets:  $ (children under 5 years - free)
from Farida
ph 3372683 or 021344455 or


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