Joy of Dance Series
Smiling Lune is pleased to introduce our new quarterly Joy of Dance series! Joy of Dance focuses on the pleasure and enjoyment that dance brings to our lives. Each quarter brings a differently-themed day of fun workshops, performances, open dancing, and camaraderie. Joy of Dance is open to dancers of all ages, body types, and experience levels.
For our Saturday, March 24th Joy of Dance, take a nostalgia trip back to the 80s! Whether the 80s bring to mind the Breakfast Club, underwear as outerwear, or the fall of the Berlin Wall, come join us with teased hair and acid-washed jeans.
We’ll offer 5 hours of classes on fun and exciting topics related to our theme, starting at noon. If you’re an experienced teacher and have a topic you’d like to teach, please fill out our online workshop proposal form by February 24th. Registration opens on March 1st.
Performances and party
Our Joy of Dance show starts at 7PM. Dancers are welcome to perform any piece that they feel represents the topic. Please fill out our performer application if you are interested in performing: slots will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. And stick around after the performances– we’ll have open dancing with live musicians!
The Rabbit Show
Come see Smiling Lune’s director, the lovely Kalila Indivar,at John Munger’s “The Rabbit Show” on February 8 at 7PM! Doors open at 6:00PM, and tickets range between $7-12. Pay what you can, and bring your Fringe button: tickets with a Fringe button are only $6! Kalila Indivar will be performing “Broken” for this edition’s theme of “Try a Little Tenderness.” Reservations recommended. bryantlakebowl.com 612-825-8949.
Bellydance, burlesque, and drag shows– here’s a chance to see all three at once for just $7 and support a really great cause! Come see Smiling Lune at SlutFreeze on Saturday, February 11! SlutFreeze is a fundraising event for SlutWalk Minneapolis, an organization dedicated to changing the rape culture that blames sexual assault survivors. The event runs from 5PM-9PM at The Saloon in downtown Minneapolis at 830 Hennepin Avenue. Smiling Lune goes on at 5:40PM. And in case that wasn’t enough to entice you, there’ll be jello shots, a beer bust, and even a photo booth.
Midnight at the Oasis
Come quench your thirst and feast your eyes on the lovely dancers of Smiling Lune and friends. Join us for hourly performances Friday and Saturday nights. Come out and shimmy! And remember… “No one is just friends with a bellydancer!” – William Shatner’s girlfriend, Impulse 1974
Dates: Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2
Time: 7:30 PM – 2 AM
Location: Sheraton Bloomington Minneapolis South, Room 102
More information: CONvergence