Wednesdays 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
NEW 6-week session begins Wednesday, July 21st
B.Funk Dance Studios (www.bfunk.com)
10291 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Register at www.omchantress.com
This class follows the FCBD Level 1 Format (http://www.fcbd.com/instruction/
Tribal bellydance is a fun and empowering dance form that creates camaraderie among women, celebrates the feminine form, and builds core strength. This class will be specific to American Tribal Style (ATS) as established by Fat Chance Bellydance. ATS utilizes non-verbal cues to allow a group of dancers to improvise and dance together in the moment.
Over six weeks, you will learn basic tribal bellydance posture and movements, as well as the cues and formations to dance in a group improvisationally. Each week will also include drills and conditioning as a foundation to build the strength and flexibility to execute movements safely and gracefully. Other topics, such as costuming, dance history, and music appreciation will be presented.
No dance experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable, close-fitting attire, and a quiet hip scarf (no coins) if you like. You will need zills by week three of the session.
LE: Carnation SN, The Expiration, Fox Sisters, Katarina Van Tassel, Peacock Queen, Sonnet D'Automne,
GC: Dragon's Claw, Fae, Juke Joint, Haunted,Ladon, O, Queen Alice, GoboGC to try: Bastet, The Dodo, Dragon's Reverie, Jazz Funeral, Machu Picchu, Paramatman, Persephone, Scherezade, Strangler Fig, Tezcatlipoca, Two Five and Seven, Vixen
LE/DIS: Any Carnavale Diabolique: Snake Pit, Pink Snowballs, Antique Lace, Two Monsters
Notes I like: amber, apple, carnation, geranium, vanilla, dragon's blood, incense, rose, spicy, boozy, fruity, tropical
Want something? I'm happy to send you something to try!
Blacker than the Raven Wings of the Midnight - full
Snake Charmer - just below label
Needle in a Haystack
Deadly Nightshade Honey
The Deep Ones
Fire of Love
King of Hearts
Love in Idleness
Stimulating Sassafrass Strengthener
BPTP Goblin Squirts
The Queen's Croquet Grounds
Solstice Scents: (samples)
Alice - Carnations, roses, and light perfume. Light, flowery, and girlie.
Aunt Caroline's Joy Mojo - Happy, fruity and sweet. I think it smells like licorice, hubs thinks it smells like baby powder.
Beaver Moon (2011) - When I bought this the lavender was really sharp and cologney, but it has since mellowed out. It's creamier and soft. Use it on my pillows for nice sleepytime.
Blue Fire - Smells like a blue cocktail! Fun for summer.
Bon Vivant - Fizzy strawberry champagne
Devil's Trumpet - This is hard to describe. It's a white flower edged with green. More sharp and fresh than pretty.
Diwali - This is so amazing and also really hard to nail down. The mango is definitely the strongest note while it's wet. It settles down into a fruity insence. The sandalwood sticks around and it maintains a nice creamy sweetness but is not overpowering at all. I'm also very pleased because this is the only blend I've tried that has coconut in it that doesn't go to plastic. YUM.
Dragon's Tears - First, I tried to identify exactly what Dragon's Blood is. I think it is true cherry with a twist of spice. In the bottle this was the strongest. As it dried, the saltiness sprang to life. Maybe just a trace of plumeria in there? This is going to sound very odd - but it's like having a cherry-cinnamon sno-cone on the beach in August. Surprisingly warm for an aquatic.
Et Lux Fuit - It's a golden warmed-to-the-bone by sunshine scent. Very similar to O. Gently sweet and predominately amber/honey/musk with occasional peeks of golden florals, and tang of lemon peel.
L'Essence de la Passion - I love carnation and I love how this is balanced with amber so it's really warm and soft. A new favorite.
Mme. Moriarty, Misfortune Teller - Amazing! Pomegranate and Patchouli over a strong vanilla incense. Love it.
Oneiroi - I can't gaurantee it's advertised sleeping properties but it smells awesome. A very biting lavender, and some other toothy herbals. Love it. I put it on my pillows and sheets.
Pele - Light, white, tropical florals traveling on a breeze. This is exactly how I remember Hawaii smelling. So nice for summer.
Rakshasa - Soft and insencey, a perfect balance of rose and sandalwood. This is the smell that made me realize I actually like roses!
Samhain - Absolutely lovely! Pure fall & spicy. SUUUPER strong though. Will probably last me forever.
Snake Charmer (resurrected) - 4 - This is reminiscent of both Snake Oil and Mme. Moriarty, but has a lighter, fruitier touch. Plums maybe?
Snake Oil - This is probably the best thing I've ever smelled. Sweet & exotic, very warm and slightly smoky over rich vanilla. Long-lasting. My all time favorite always.
Sportive Sun - One of the few almond scents that doesn't go explosively marzipan on me. Warm and sunny, but I prefer Et Lux Fuit or Diwali over this one.
Snow Bunny - Pine, snow, and floral perfume. I like this for summer as well as winter. Light and chilly.
Tiki Princess - Fresh and cool Pina Colada!
Monster Bait: Closet - 4 - It *does* smell just like Red Velvet Cake! With a tangy drizzle of berry sauce. Delish!
5 Star Sniffs
GC: Alice, The Dormouse, Dragon's Tears, Hamptons, Mme. Moriarty Misfortune Teller, Oneiroi, Snake Oil, Bon Vivant, Fae, Jolly Roger, Juke Joint, Ladon, Pele, The Pool of Tears, Port Royal, Tamora, Velvet, Two Monsters, O , Queen Alice, Rakshasa
LE/DIS: Diwali, The Perfumed Garden, Samhain, Snow Bunny
Almost As Excellent Sniffs
GC: Agape, Akuma, Amsterdam, And There Was a Great Cry In Egypt, The Apothecary, Baobhan Sith, Caliban, Carceri D'invenzione, Dorian, Dirty, Dragon's Eye, Dragon's Milk, Eat Me, Eclipse, Embalming Fluid, Empyreal Mist, Fae, Grand Guignol, The Hanging Gardens, Himerus, Hollywood Babylon, Jack, The Jersey Devil, La Belle Au Bois Dormant, Lolita, Mania, March Hare, The Mock Turtle's Lessons, Morocco, Orpheus, Pannychis, Phantasm, Phantom Queen, The Poisoned Apple, Shattered, Siren, Scherezade, Shub-Niggurath, Swank, Tempest, Tenochtitlan, Twilight, War, White Rabbit, Xiuhtecuhtli
LE/DIS: Et Lux Fuit, F5, Hungry Ghost Moon, Pink Moon 2007, Pink Phoenix
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