Shayna's Fire Fan Belly Dance Performance at the Asian Culture Festival March 3, 2013.
Come join us Sunday, January 27th at 3:00 pm for a Belly Dance Garage Sale and Show.
We are now accepting performers and vendors. Please email if interested!
(Experienced performers preferred and gently used items please.)
Vendors are required to pay a $10 donation towards the hors d'ouevres. Thank you!
* Starting Thursday, January 17th 6:00 pm *
This class is open to new and existing students ages 8-16!
Come join the fun and exciting classes at Bellydancing By Shayna. This kids/teens VIP class is going to be like no other! The sky's the limit! VIP Students will be learning choreographies, drumming, leadership skills, and learning props like the veil, cane, wings and even sword!
$25 one time VIP registration required for this specialty class.
Starting Thursday, January 17th 6:00-6:50pm
Limited Space. Sign up NOW!
FREE GIFT to the FIRST 5 Students Enrolled!
***Call, Comment, or Email to Enroll***
Current students may use their active class card for this class plus the $25 registration, or sign up...
$149 - Includes 10 classes, a coin belt and a veil
10 classes - $120
5 classes $75
+ $25 VIP registration
This November, we here at Bellydancing By Shayna have a lot to give "Thanks" for... in just this past month, I been featured in a music video, belly danced on Univision's Mira Quien Baila, and am now filming advanced instructional videos for a new online website! I will also be starting my own instructional video websites for my students.
I was featured in the music video for Elvis Crespo's hit song "Pegaito Suavecito." My pictures are also on all of Elvis Crespo's social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channel. Here are some pix and the "behind the scenes" video!
The official music video can be found on the home page and gallery page.
Last week I had the privilege of dancing for Univision's Mira Quien Baila (Look Who's Dancing). I got to meet lots of Latin celebrities! And I even performed with Fire Fans!
I am now filming instructional videos for a new online video company: StepFlix.com. The website will launch very soon; it's only $15 a month and you get to watch unlimited videos on many styles of dance, yoga, pilates, fitness and more! Click the link to sign up now and get a FREE MONTH when the site is launched!
Instructional Video Websites for Students
I will also be launching my very own instructional video websites. They will be level specific websites so students can learn and practice the moves taught in their level. This is a great way to practice those tough moves, get ready for your evaluation test, or learn what you missed last class! Stay tuned for website launches! There will be discounts for the first few students who sign up once the sites are active!
Buy 2 Half Hour Private Classes, Get 1 FREE!
Spooky huh? You'd have to be a brain dead zombie to not take advantage of this offer! So grab your wand, flying broom, and coin belt and get your belly dance butt over here for 3 private classes one on one with yours truly! Learn what ever you want in private classes, and I mean: "What ever you want!" Perfect what you already know, learn new moves, learn props, or learn a choreography... Each half hour class is $30, so it's a total of $60 for 3 classes!
Pay in cash at the studio or by PayPal. Email BellydancingByShayna@gmail.com for PayPal link.
Private classes are done at the studio and must be paid and scheduled in advance. One discount per person. Same person must come to each class. Discount expires October 31st, 2012. Classes must be used by December 31st, 2012.
24 hour cancellation required, or that class is forfeited.
Hello Everyone! I will be performing in Orlando Saturday, November 17th at the Sparkles Bellydance Gala. Details below. If you would like to purchase tickets let me know!
Halloween! My favorite time of the year; when everyone gets to dress up like ANYTHING they want and still be socially accepted. Awesome! I, myself usually dress up like some creepy undead creature, however, last year I dressed up like a mermaid. I am going to give you some makeup and illusion techniques for being a scary undead creature and for being a beautiful scaly mermaid :)
Here's how to look instantly dead or undead like the picture to the right:
1. For the face: Lightly brush dark shadows with shades of black, brown, and grey around and especially under your eyes, on your temples, on each side of the nose, under the cheek bones (suck your cheeks in and trace the line from your upper ear fading to the outer crease of your lips.) Next, shade in your neck from the outer jaw bones down in a "v" shape to your trachea. Any other shading is up to you!
2. Darken or lighten lips according to what look you want. I went with the dark "bloody" lips that are great for a more sexy appearance, or you can lighten the lips with a whitish blue/purple to give the lips a cold dead look. Keep the inner part of the lips a litter darker then fade outwards.
3. Blood: lightly trace uneven blood drips down from the corners of the mouth. Make one side of the mouth with a little more blood spilling out and only a little out of the other. Use a red or burgundy lip liner to draw the blood, then add a powder or shadow of similar shades over the lip liner to seal in the color. For a more detailed look, have the blood be different shades in different areas. You can also use the same technique for blood coming out of the eyes, I recommend only using the inner corner of the eyes where the tear ducts are, it will look more natural.
4. Cuts: You can use the same methods above to create cuts and bruises.
4. And the main attraction: Scales!
Buy a couple different shades of loose sequins from a craft store. I used emerald green and an iridescent white. Apply them to the skin by using false eyelash glue. I used a clear glue called brush on ModLash adhesive by Andrea which can be found at local drug stores. Put the sequins on a portion of one side of the face (pictured above-right) and a few on the cheek bone on the other side. I also put patches on my chest, collar bone, upper arm and thigh.
And Voila! You're a mermaid!
Thursday, September 30, The Falls Shopping Center held a cancer fundraiser called: "Strut your Stuff for Cancer." My Snake Charmers and I donated a free performance for the cause. We started off our set with a solo performance from me to get things started (video above); however, soon after I started dancing... it started to RAIN! Not just a little drizzle, but a full on storm with lightning and thunder! So what does a belly dancer do in this situation you may ask? Well, with this particular belly dancer, "The Show Must Go On!" So I kept dancing my heart out and actually had even more fun as the rain hit my face and the thunder provided more "boom" to my performance. The crowd, all gathered under umbrellas and overhangs, stared intently as I dared to shimmy, spin, and undulate on a wet stage. Before you know it, my song had ended and the applause had began. Next up, "Shayna and the Snake Charmers!" My performance troupe had no fear as they took the stage with excitement and a slight hint of nervousness in their eye. After some slight music issues, we were able to dance (as good as we could all huddled together to stay under the little overhang above us.) All in all, we did our thang and showed courage and personality while we did it. In my experience, these uncontrollable-random-unfortunate situations provide for a more exciting and memorable show!