Second Annual Student Belly Dance Recital, Saturday, August 22, 2009, Richmond, Virginia

SETTING UP
Electrician
Getting ready for the show, "But Mommy, I AM an electrican"

BRETT
Brett
Brett entertains the crowd before the show starts.

THE CROWD
Crowd
The crowd arrving.

THE CROWD
Crowd
The crowd waiting for the show to start.

ZAFIRA
Zafira
Zafira announces the show.

GAIA
Gaia Gaia Gaia opens the show with a fun island tune!

SHELBY
Shelby Shelby
Shelby debuts at the age of seventeen!

HABIBTI
Habibti Habibti Habibti performs a lively number

DORMA
Dorma
A guest dancer, Dorma the Turkish Traveller, entertains the crowd with a fun Turkish number.

Dorma
Dorma takes a bow after shedding the hat of her costume.

INTERMEDIATE CLASS PERFORMS LAYLA
Layla Group Layla Group

Layla Group Layla Group

Intermediate class performs to the song "Layla", a group choreography by Meredith, Sahar, Sarah Froden (not present) and Zafira.

INTERMEDIATE GROUP

MORGIANA

Morgiana Morgiana
Morgiana, a guest dancer, wows the crowd with her tribal fusion piece!

NADINE
Nadine Nadine
Nadine performs a lively improv number

ZAFIRA DAIMA

Zafira Zafira
Zafira performs an Egyptian piece with an opening veil

MICHELLE
Michelle Michelle

Michelle dances a lovely veil piece to a Persian love song

BEGINNER CLASS

Beginner class performs a lively skirt routine choreographed by Zafira to Pangia Vol 2, "Raks Karachi".

BEGINNER GROUP SKIRT

Beginners
Skirt Beginner class performs a lively skirt routine choreographed by Zafira.

MEREDITH

Meredith
Always a crowd pleaser, Meredith performs to a classic Egypian piece.

MEREDITH IN HER HAT

Meredith Meredith in her froo-froo hat during "Layla"

INTERMISSION

PYRAMID CAKE Cake

A cake with a pyramid, the Sphinx and a hip scarf; made by Lakesha Roney of Kesha's Cakes.

SPHINX FROM THE PYRAMID CAKE Cake

The Sphinx that was atop the cake.

VIRGINIA
Virginia
Virginia performs a lively drum solo.

JWAHIR NOOR
Jwahir Noor
Jwahir Noor performs in her lovely blue bedlah costume.

JWAHIR NOOR IN HER HAT
Jwahir Noor
Jwahir Noor in her froo-froo hat from "Layla".

ZAFIRA
Zafira Mic
Did Zafira forget her lines?

CALUMINA
Calumina
Calumina, of the Calumina & Meredeith duet, performing a tribal fusion number

AZIZA
Aziza
Aziza performs with candles

KARLA
Karla
Karla performs a lively drum number

YASMINA
Yasmina
Yasmina, a guest dancer performs a lovely number to an Egyptian song

SAHAR
Sahar Sahar looking dangerous with her sword
Sahar Balance Sahar balancing her sword

SAHAR IN HER HAT
Sahar
Sahar wearing her froo-froo hat from "Layla".

ZAYNAB
Zaynab
With only a few months experience, Zaynab WOWS the crowd with her drum number!

ZAIDA
Zaida
Guest performer Zaida does a lovely veil routine

INTERMEDIATE CANE
Cane Cane
The intermediate class performs a somewhat traditional cane number, choreography by Zafira

RECITAL FINALE

FINALE
Finale
Finale Finale
Finale Party on!

ZAFIRA AND STUDENTS
Zafira & students
Zafira's students present her with a gift, oh what could it be????

ZAFIRA AND STUDENTS
Zafira & students
Hmmmm... it is not flowers!

ZAFIRA AND STUDENTS
Zafira & students
It's a SWORD! But not just any sword, it is a FLAMING sword!
Zafira can hardly wait for next year's recital!

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