Aye...yes, I'm super tired! I had a very eventful week that had been in the plans for almost a year. For those of you that don't know, I love to belly dance. My wonderful instructor and friend Anoush BellyDance had worked very hard to create a very special weekend workshop for the dance ladies here in the OC area of California. Who did she bring? Well, Ahmed Hussien, a master dancer from Egypt!
|Vonnie with Ahmed: We are glistening lol|
I first got the chance to experience Ahmed two years ago in San Diego. Anoush and the Taheima Dancers (the troupe I belong to) immediately fell in love with him. He was energetic and full of joy. Though he made us "suffeeeerrr!" we had a ton of fun.
So, we had a weekend workshop that consisted of eight grueling hours of dripping, sweat dancing, an hour semi-private with Ahmed, a last minute two hour class, and a performance. In total, I danced about twelve hours this past week.
Anoush's An Epic Egyptian Fantasy Show:
Overall, I have not danced so much, sweated like a waterfall, cried with pain and laughter at the same time, and danced to live music for the first time before in my life. It was a wonderful experience that I hope that will repeat soon. Now, I must soak my aching muscles, get my hips re-adjusted, and get back to reading...and oh yeah, get some sleep :)