SPRING FLING HAFLA!
April 12 6-8pm
101 Lewis Ave
Come one, come all! Let's come together and share food, the dance floor and friendship!
We will have a lovely stage space - some chairs, pillows and rugs for the audience - and beautiful music and twinkling lights.
Lets potluck it! - Bring snacks dishes, and beverages. And your friends and loved ones!
Getting ready for the Soiree? Have a new troupe piece? Wanna try your hand at soloing? A new costume you wanna try? Or that Choreo your still working on? NOW IS THE TIME! Dress up or dress down, whatever works for you. We want to see all the lovely dancers in this area! Bring your music on CD - IPod - Laptop - Your phone I guess:) We will run it through the studio's sound system.
LET'S HELP OUR COMMUNITY!
This is for us to have fun all while we also help raise goods and money for the Yellowstone River and Parks Association! The YRPA is an organization that makes the most of the Yellowstone River, it's banks, and environs for recreation, nature, study, tourism, education, commerce, ecology, and sport. The YRPA precipitates, coordinates, and promotes projects and events which open up the beauty and usefulness of the river to all our residents and visitors.
Programs: Main projects includes Riverfront Park (which includes Norm's Island and the Audubon Conservation and Education Center), Two Moon Park, Earl Guss Park (along Alkali Creek), and Four Dances Recreational Area. Also planning the future John H. Dover memorial park. The Norm Schoenthal field lab facilitates students to have access to an onsite classroom to enhance the outdoor experience. Montana Audubon has also staffed the building.
Ruby Beh Workshops!
April 28th 10-3pm Sky Studio
Ruby Beh will be teaching workshops focusing on classic combos and more as she headlines the Magic City Bellydance Soiree 2018! She is internationally recognized for her passionate, untamed dance style and as a powerhouse of energy! Her background of American Classic Bellydance and Turkish Oriental make her performances stand out with a raw, individual interpretation. Her love of Turkish culture drew her strait to the source with multiple years of study in Istanbul. In addition to being an award winning performer Ruby won the prestigious title of "Instructor of the year" in both 2013 and 2016.
To register for workshops, please visit our "Shopping" page where you can choose individual workshops for $30 or be a SOIREE SOLDIER and save some money!
**COMBOS, COMBOS, COMBOS
Combinations are one of the most effective ways to build confidence and control in transitions and sequencing movement. This workshop offers several combinations focused on different aspects of the dance. Please bring a veil and zills just in case, the combos in this class are always evolving! Cost: $30 (or be a Soiree Soldier and take both workshops for $55)
Lunch Break: Noon to 1:00pm - Please feel free to bring a sack lunch or there is a deal at Rockets Wraps located downtown Billings.
Transitions can be one of the trickiest aspects of polishing your performance. This workshop will help remove blocks and provide inspiration for you to creatively develop your own signature transitions! Come prepared to participate. Cost: $30 (or be a Soiree Soldier and take both workshops for $55)
Ruby is internationally recognized for her passionate, untamed dance style. She is truly a powerhouse of energy. Her background of American Classic Bellydance and Turkish Oriental make her performances stand out with a raw, individual interpretation. Her love of Turkish culture drew her strait to the source with multiple years of study in Istanbul. In addition to being an award winning performer Ruby won the prestigious title of "Instructor of the year" in both 2013 and 2016. She is featured on 9 instructional and performance DVDs including her own instructional series: Deadly Drum Solo, Perfect Practice, All About Arms, Totally Turkish and Flawless Floorwork. Ruby has an active touring career, bringing her joyful and energetic style to workshops and performances around the globe.
2016 Instructor of the Year
2013 Instructor of the year
2010 Bellydancer of the World "1st Runner up"
2009 Bellydancer USA " Winner Professional Category"
2008 Bellydancer USA "1st Runner up"
2008 East Coast Bellydance Classic "Grand Champion" and "People's Choice"
2008 Emerald Rain Bellydance Contest "Champion"
2007 Bellydancer USA "Peoples Choice"
2007 Double Crown "Gypsy Stylist"
2007 Emerald Rain "Gypsy Stylist"
Find Ruby, and her multiple DVDS @:
Saturday April 28th, 7:00- 9:00 PM
After a great day of workshops with Ruby Beh, come see her headline a full line-up show that evening! With a variety of groups and soloists, they will show the great diversity that belly dance and the members of the local community offers! The Soiree is set up as an educational exchange of dance so that students of bellydance not only get to watch some great performances, but also get a chance to perform solos and group numbers in a supportive environment. It is sure to be a beautiful night of dance!
Free Cocktail Hour from 6-7pm in lobby
Show 7-9pm (no drinks in the theater please)
After Party (location TBD) 9pm-whenever
Show Pre-sale $10 tickets available:
@ Barjon's Bookstore (available on 3/1/17)
@ www.spiralskiesbellydance.com (visit our shopping page today!)
@ The door tickets for $12.00 (if seating available.)
The 11th Annual Yellowstone Valley Bellydance Festival:
Dance Mechanix Tour!
The Yellowstone Valley Belly Dance Festival is the heart and soul of Spiral Skies Bellydance Troupe. As a group, we volunteer countless hours of hard work all year long to bring popular, professional dancers to Billings, host a gala showcase and provide abundant shopping opportunities. Spiral Skies’ ultimate goal is to create a full weekend celebrating our love of bellydance! Dancers from across the U.S. and Canada travel to attend this event, which is the largest festival in the region. Spiral Skies Belly Dance is pleased to announce this year’s headliners:
Amy Sigil & Ashley Lopez!
WORKSHOPS: July 6-8
Directed by Amy Sigil & Ashley Lopez
This weekend features 12 hours of experimentation, body preparation, spirit preparation, movement sourcing, choreography and a final performance product. Sigil and Lopez are putting their loves of training and creating together to make something BIG with YOU! Warmups, strength training and vocabulary brought to you by Ashley. Group dynamics, movement sourcing and choreography creation by Amy. We will be defining movements, finding movements and choreographing this piece together, and we will perform it all together that Saturday night at the showcase! So this will be a one time, unique piece representing our time of creation. Come with no expectations and a spirit of YES. Costuming will be discussed closer to workshop dates.
BELLYDANCE SHOW! 11th Annual Yellowstone Valley Bellydance Festival's Gala Showcase: 7 p.m., Saturday, July 7th, at Nova Theater: an evening of exquisite, innovative, and entertaining belly dance! Headliners Amy and Ashley, along with an awe-inspiring collection of regional dancers will showcase the various cultural styles, music, and costumes of belly dance in the "Bellydance Spectacular!" gala showcase. This family-friendly showcase is an exciting one-night-only opportunity to enter the dazzling and glamourous world of belly dance! This gala show caps off the 11th Annual Yellowstone Valley Bellydance Festival hosted by Spiral Skies Bellydance.
WORKSHOP & VENDING INFORMATION COMING SOON!