Romana Gets Real…

It’s inevitable. Every student eventually experiences it. The seemingly lightning-fast pace of progress slows to a plod. Then stops. Weeks go by, frustration sets in. Welcome to year two of any dance you’ll ever study, but in this case it’s “belly dance.” Thought you’d rocket along like a “raqs star” forever and pretty much catch…

Christmas in Cairo!

Go ahead, ask us if we’re excited… …to be part of the biggest, jingliest, fanciest, shimmyiest, SPARLKIEST, Real Live Actualiest Christmas show in Louisville this year? Let’s face it, the last show on this scale in Louisville was the Belly Dance Superstars, and that’s been a minute ago. And what makes this show even more…

Don’t Fail Your Veil!

You’ve just purchased a gorgeous, hand dyed, custom order silk veil from the silk artist of your choice. WOW! Amazing! You’ve just made an investment in your dance that should theoretically last a life time. You even know how to dance with the darn thing. But what about the rest of the time? You know,…

Romana Exclusive!

An exclusive look at Romana’s FULL Performance at the Freestyle Freedom Hafla last January! Romana is the Belly Dance Instructor at Freestyle Fitness, specializing in Datura Style Tribal Fusion. She hopes to complete the 8 Elements Program sometime next year, or 2019. A word on the music: This was a party, and Romana literally busted…

RLAB Exclusive!

Here’s an UNLISTED link to Celestina’s FULL American Cabaret performance at the Freestyle Fitness Hafla in January! If you loved the veils or floorwork, let us know! Celestina has an etsy shop where you can peruse all her whimsical hand dyed silk veils. It’s right here:Silks by Celestina Celestina is currently taking appointments for private…

Booking Info

Celestina and Romana are available for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, themed parties, festivals and other social events. Make your next event a Real Live Actual HIT! Pricing: 1 Dancer, 15 minu… Source: Booking Info

Romana in her element…

slow tribal fusion. I’ve been training in tribal fusion for years and I’m finally seeing all that  hard work starting to pay off. For those of you who don’t know, I’m talking about half a decade PLUS of weekly, at times daily training. When not dancing, yoga has been a staple of my daily life….

Video Found- Dr. Doum Tek

From Romana: It took some scrolling but I’ve finally found moving footage of Dr. Doum Tek, including what appears to be some kind of abbreviated manifesto. He apparently is very serious about drum solos. I think this might be serious. I’m going to turn over part of my own research to Celestina. In the meantime,…

Stills found of Dr. Doum Tek

After plunking around on the internet for a while, and hard core stalking a couple ladies I knew were at  the hafla, I managed to pull these stills from various sundry facebook posts. I’ve collated them on our own facebook site, in case anyone in the community comes across this guy. He calls himself Dr….

Ghost of Smokey Ro… mana

This was the second half of my contribution to the Pop Up Akasha Hafla in Louisville, KY last October. The first number was to the Stranger Things opening theme, and if you wanna see that, well, you’ll just have to come out to the show next year! I love this song and I love Cab…