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December 31, 2012

Happy New Year: A Look Back

belly dance new years look back

belly dance new years look backThis years was the most successful and most demanding year of all. With great rewards came thousands of hours of work to make it all happen, but it paid off!

I first want to begin by saying thank you to all of you; my friends, my supporters, my clients, my students, my family, my honey, my pets, and to my fans. The community of people that make up the sphere of our belly dance world is so important. I wish you all momentous success in all your endeavors this upcoming year.

This blog post is really a way of seeing what I accomplished this year and what I hope to accomplish in 2013. Please post your successes and resolutions in the comment box below, I would lvoe to read them.

2012 Highlights:

-Winning the Scholarship for Yallah Fest and being able to study with one of my idols (Randa Kamal) and visit Puerto Rico
-Launching my line of Couture Rhinestone Costumes with success
-Teaching a few workshops thanks to some very wonderful ladies: Anais Bellydance Studios and Dance Express
-Launching my private classes offerings to much success
-Winning Ya Halla Ya’ll Competition
-Winning the Stellar Advantage Pro Competition
-Placing second at MBC competition
-400% increase in gigs
-Writing for Yallah magazine (my fav)
-Being on two major television networks
-Balanced a day job, school, and monster business and came out alive

There are so many other wonderful things that happened but these are just the highlights I can remember off the top of my head.
Every success was backed up by tons of hard work and I am so grateful for everyone who made these opportunities possible and for your friendship.

Looking forward to 2013 I hope to:

-become more widely known
-Be on tv again
-Travel to Europe
-finish school by Jan 4th
-Create moe Belly dance opportunities for the community
– Become a stronger dancer, particularly achieve crisp, clean arms/wrists
-Double the amount of costume orders
-double 2012’s amount of gigs
-touch people’s lives

Alright, I want to hear your goals. What do you have planned for 2013?

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