amira@wvbellydance.com
Samadhi
Tribal Fusion Belly Dance

Nasty Naughty List
Even if you don't think you're performing Nasty and you're an alternate, bring everything!
You never know what may happen between now and show time!
Hair down
Corset
Bra
Fancy panties
Stockings or hose
Long skirt
Kick ass black boots
Whips for bad girls

Drop List
Hair sticks
Hair up with sticks
Fancy bra
Corset
Good corset ribbon
Jacket
Fancy panties
Stockings or hose
Short skirt
Sexy black boots
Umbrella

Tainted Love
Hair down
Dark top
Dark pants or skirt
Badass black boots

Ninevah
Hair down
Dark top
Dark pants or long skirt
Barefoot or black boots
3 yard lace bat or spider veil

Makeup Classes
Students will be permitted to make up missed classes by attending another class.  
However, I do require that you do makeups within the same session.  

Makeup
All of your makeup should be put on much heavier than everyday makeup.  Stage
lights fade out the color.  Put foundation on much thicker than usual.  Set with
powder.  Use brown blush, dark brown lipstick  and any color eyeshadow.  Line
upper and lower eyelids with black kohl liner.  Use same liner to darken eyebrows.  
Extend lines out to side of face.  Draw dots over eyebrows.  Draw straight line
down forehead.  Draw 3 dots below outer corner of both eyes.  Place bindi
between eyebrows with eyelash glue.

Individual Bios
Please include the following in your bio: 1) Dance name 2) All teachers 3) Year
you started dancing 4) Current and past troupes

Troupe Bios
Please include the following in your troupe bio: 1) dance names of all members 2)
year members started dancing 3) year troupe formed 4) all teachers

Troupe Expectations
Being a part of the troupe is a fun and exciting endeavor.  But it will require work
and commitment on everyone's part.  Here's my list of expectations for troupe
members:
This is a drama free troupe.  There will be no tolerance for drama!
Must keep comments positive about all members of our troupe as well as other
troupes and solo dancers
Must interact in a respectful way to all other members of the troupe
When voicing an opinion, keep critiques factual and related to the troupe.  No
personal attacks.
Respect that the leader welcomes opinions from all troupe members, but the final
decision is up to the troupe leader.  This is NOT a democracy.
Be at class every week unless you have a doctor's note.  
I'm kidding!  We
understand if you're sick, have a death in the family, etc.  But seriously, please try
to be at class as much as possible.
When at class, please participate to your fullest.  If you practice sloppy, you will put
that into your muscle memory and I guarantee you that you will perform sloppy.  If
you are tired or hurt, I would rather you sit out than practice sloppy.
Practice at home at least 1 hour per week
Must be able to do every choreography by themselves without watching any other
dancers.
Must know all parts in a choreography and be able to switch to any part at any time.
Must take the responsibility of choreographing songs for the troupe.
Must have impeccable timing
Must be able to lead improv performances
Must know all cues and be able to use them properly
Must know all combos
Must have all required troupe costuming
Must attend performances which you have committed to
Must display a team attitude
Fill out the self critique form for at least one improv and one choreography after
every performance and keep these in your troupe notebooks.  
Act in a professional and responsible manner before, during, and after all
performances and anytime you're in costume.  Bars are an exception - my
expectation is that you get wild after we're done performing!
For private event performances, please leave family members and friends at home.
It is acceptable and even recommended to bring family members and friends to
bars and large public events.
You are to be covered up with a veil, caftan, ghawazee coat or other coverup
anytime you are not performing.
Many changes are made the last class before a performance.  Therefore, you
must attend the class before a performance or you will not be permitted to perform.
Attend at least one belly dance workshop or class by another teacher each year.  I
do expect that you let me know about it once you schedule it.  Then we want to see
what you learned afterwards!