One More Thing—giving your time

A few weeks ago,  I donated my time to give a free workshop. It was an annual, special event weekend in Portland, called the 3rd Annual Siren Nation Festival!  (Nov. 5-8th 2009)
What an honor to be asked to teach, to share this dance with assorted women, to inspire and show why this dance that I do, this tribal bellydance, is so damn cool! The event was geared toward artists, or women who are learning how to be artists, women of all ages and backgrounds.The event include music, films, a gym full of beautiful handmade one-of-a-kind women art, and several free workshops to give them a taste of different artstyles. I was so happy to donate my time to this type of event. I believe so much in this dance form, as an art form, a healing experience, a community connector, and a way to personal empowerment.

One of my Caravan dancers came with me to assist in the workshop, Peggy, and we had a blast. The women danced together, trying something completely different, and all left energized, and excited about themselves. How can you not be, when you move your body in a beautiful way, get your blood pumping, and your spirits soaring? And I felt fantastic to be able to offer what I do to others to experience it!

So, if you can give some of your time to a good cause, do it. It will make you feel great, and those involved too., and make the world a better and brighter place. Woo hoo…

Siren Nation
Siren Nation’s mission is to inspire and empower women of all ages to create their own art and to highlight the many achievements of women in the arts. Siren Nation promotes and showcases the original work of women artists by creating year round performance, exhibition, and educational opportunities. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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