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I’m going on maternity leave

Hey Folks,

I will go on maternity leave from troupe rehearsals in April 2016. The last Down Hips Down rehearsal is 3/29/16. After that I will no longer be teaching at Dance Center Chicago for the foreseeable future. The Gypsy Gypsy Dancing Lady Studios (my private studio) closes 3/15/16 to 5/15/16 as I move. I’ll be doing private lessons from late Mae to June 2016, then I’ll be taking a break from that too. I should be starting classes back up in late 2016/early 2017. Hope to see you then!!!


The next Glint is 3/19/16!!! Steampunk themed!!!

The next Glint is 3/19/16 at the Orphanage in the Bridgeport neighborhood in Chicago. This edition’s theme is “Steampunk” and we’ve got performers representing 4 different midwest states. Midwest Tribal, Tribal Fusion and Bellydance Theater at it’s most kick ass. As always the Glint is BYOB, 21+, and $15 at the door.


Glint 3/19/16 Facebook Event Page


the glint - march 2016 flyer

The next Glint is 1/16/16 – the themes is 12 Signs of the Zodiac

The next Glint is fast approaching. 1/16/16, $15 at the door, doors at 9, show at 10, and as always 21+ and BYOB. This is the first show of our 2016 season and the theme is 12 signs of the Zodiac. The performers will represent every sign of the zodiac from Aquarius to Capricorn. And starting this year, we will guarantee $40 per act, because all this intention, hard work and talent needs to be compensated. We can only pull off paid gigs cause dancer’s split the door. So please come support your local bellydancer’s antique textiles habit.

the glint 1.16.16 - flyer

The next Glint is 10/17/15!!!



The next Glint is 10/17/15, and it is the last Glint of the 2015 season. It’s halloween themed, and we have an opening band, The Alder Kings!!! Still BYOB, still 21+, and this will be a blast!!!

the glint 10.27.15 flyer

The next Glint 8/15/15 is a ACS fundraiser show themed : Gods and Myth

Hello folks. The next Glint is coming soon and it is going to be a doozy of a show. We are collaborating with Core Demo, the American Cancer Society fundraising arm of A Mighty Ink podcast. We’ll have raffle/silent auction prizes including a $50 gift certificate to Headquarters Beercade. Be sure to come early and get a good seat, cause this is going to be a big show!!!! CoreDemo at the Glint!


The next Glint is 8/15/15

The official flyer is up!! The next The Glint – A Chicago Tribal and Tribal Fusion Bellydance Event is 8/15/15 at The Orphanage. Doors at 9, show at 10pm. $10 donation, but if you are feeling generous, give more because this is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society in collaboration with the Mighty Ink Comics/GCPD Podcast‘s fundraising group, Core Demo. There will also be a host of raffles during intermission with fun geek/nerd prizes. Our theme this show is Gods and Myth, and man are the performers really stepping it up for this one. This will not be one to miss so mark your calendars and start shopping for floor pillows. The Glint, has Ravinia style seating arrangement with the floor pillow and cooler community near the front of the stage and seating in the periphery. As always, the Glint is a 21+, BYOB event. See you there.



Tribal Revolution Weekend!!!

Such a busy weekend about to start. My troupe Down Hips Down is performing Thursday night at Tribal Rev. I’m teaching my Ambidextrous Zilling Method Saturday morning and I’m going to be sharing the stage with some of the most talented people in bellydance Saturday night. OMG the feels!!!!! Hope to see you there.