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Events 2010

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Christmas day, 'A party for people who would otherwise be alone for xm
shaolin monks at cedars park,cheshunt
World Mental Health Day event
Worlds biggest coffee morning
Cedar's Park, Community Festival
Much Hadham Village Fete
Folly at the Folly Hertford
Harlow Linksfest
Ware carnival
Stanstead Abbotts Riverside Festival
Bishops Stortford carnival
Together in Harlow Festival
Clavering village fete
Workshop with Anne White
Ashlyns care home, fete
Stortford Music Festival

Please scroll down to see photo's and details of these events.    

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    Christmas Day Party - 2010

A truely lovely Christmas afternoon was spent entertaining the old folks at the Methodist Church, Bishops Stortford.
 Samirah performed a drum solo dance and also played the dancing girl at the Sultans Palace in the 'Dick Whittington' pantomime performed by members of the church and other volunteers. 
 Eve (a belly belles student from Harlow) also joined in as Alice in the Pantomime. 

 World Mental Health Day - Oct 10, 2010We had a great afternoon at the Rhodes Centre , Bishops Stortford, for the World Mental Health Day event,building public awareness of mental illness. We danced at 1pm and 2.30pm, here we were shown such a lovely welcome. Some of the members of the audience got up on 2 occaisions to have a go at Belly Dance, including the male members of the Hockerill orchestra! Great fun and lots of giggles!
The photo below shows Samirah and Joelle with several member of the audience, including the Bishops Stortford Town Mayoress Norma Simmons, all good fun!
Worlds Biggest coffee Morning - Sept 24, 2010
We held a coffee morning after our class at Much Hadham on Friday 24th September, in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support fund, we invited members of the public, and we gave a  belly dance display at 12pm.  As well as all this, some of the girls in the group had been baking some scrumptious cakes and biscuits! check out this link to see a snippet of our display.  
Cedar's Park Community Festival - Sept 12,2010
Wow! this was a fantastic festival, celebrating the diverse cultures in our local area, We met up with a Bollywood dancer, the Shaolin monks, A Greek dancing troupe etc etc a brilliant day!

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The Much Hadham Village Fete - Aug 30, 2010
As usual we had a super day at the fete, We were so lucky, with the weather !  We also had lots of interest and plenty of enquiries about our classes.  So, we are looking forward to welcoming some new recruits very soon. :) 
As well as our performance, we got together a group of - mainly children from the audience, to participate in a Belly Dance - off! - great fun!!
Photo by Angela Lattimore
Folly at the Folly - Aug 8, 2010
In aid of the National Deaf Childrens Society (NDCS)
We had a wonderful afternoon, the public were stunned and amazed by our beautiful dancing. We closed our performance with a drum and dance 'free for all'. Steve Ball and co. from Jazzexplorium wowed - us with their drumming skills, while the Belly Belles- plus members of the public, including the male compare! danced and shimmied on...!!!!
Harlow Linksfest - July 18, 2010
Set in the grounds of the Links football club, Parsloe Lane , Harlow.  A fantastic time was had by performers and audience alike. The atmosphere was one of fun and excitment, and audience participation was the best ever!
Ware Carnival/ Festival - July 3, 2010
Having danced with the carnival parade through Ware High Street, we then made our way to the Priory for our performance in the arena, it was a very hot day!
Stanstead Abbotts Riverside Festival - June 26, 2010
One of our most exciting festivals so far this year! we had a wonderful Audirence, mesmerized by our dancing. The view from the stage was just amazing, there must have been over a hundred people clapping and cheering as we danced, Samirah even got asked for her autograph by one overly enthusiastic male fan!!!
Bishops Stortford Carnival/Fun Day - June 26, 2010
Click this link to see a a quick snippet of Samirah and a student from the Bishops Stortford class, strutting their stuff, on video (it's at the beginning of the video) 
Together in Harlow Festival - June 12, 2010
This was a fantastic afternoon, bringing the community of Harlow and surrounding areas together, we enjoyed Caribbean cooking, African clothes and jewellry for sale, African drumming, performances from Razed Roof, and a steel band to name a few. It was a fun day, and so special, we are looking forward to next year!
Clavering Village Fete - May 31, 2010
Always a great welcome awaits us at the Clavering village fete, from the residents and more importantly from the fire fighters! such great fun!
Workshop with Anne White - May 15, 2010
At least once a year Belly Belles host an Egyptian Dance workshop with a guest teacher, this year it was the lovely Anne White from London.  Anne has been teaching and dancing for over 20 years, and holds regular Belly Dance Show case nights at Planet Egypt in London.
This years workshop was all about Classical veils and a little on Taqasim. We all had a wonderful afternoon with lots of fun and laughter. The workshop was very informative and I am sure we will see some of the new moves included in Samirah's new routines.
Ashlyns Care Home fete, Harlow - May 11, 2010
After dancing at Ashlyns earlier in the year, the entertainments manager invited us back to dance at their summer fete which is held in the car park of the Home, what a lovely time we all had, and as you can see we had a couple of new recruits join us in the dancing (see if you can spot the 2 men in the photo) it was a very funny time.
 The elderly residents and thier families, friends and neighbours all thoughly enjoyed themselves. 
Stortford Music Festival - May 2, 2010
Once again we were invited to dance at the Stortford Music Festival in Bishops Stortford.  It was a wet and cold Sunday but that didnt stop us, or the thousands of visitors it attracts from coming out. We nearly re-named ourselves the Welly Belles! We pulled a fantastic crowd again! and after the performance we went on to enjoy the other acts and took it easy in the chill out tent. Fantastic event as usual.