Team Leaders
Team Stream
Team Stats
Total SparkPoints:
6,998,870
Total Fitness Minutes:
5,450,007
Apr 2014 SparkPoints:
50,654
Apr 2014 Minutes:
36,376
See Team Leaderboards
See Category Leaderboards


Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
 

team15forum


  Team Forum
Sparkling Belly Dancers

A Guide to Posting in Your SparkTeam Forum

  FORUM:   General Team Discussion Forum
TOPIC:   Hip Expressions Belly Dance Cruise 


Search
Reply Create A New Topic Subscribe to this Discussion
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Author: Message: Sorting Last Post on Top


JAXMOMMY
JAXMOMMY's Photo SparkPoints: (145,702)
Fitness Minutes: (157,806)
Posts: 18,471
7/31/10 9:58 P

JAXMOMMY's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I think there will be alot of first timers. One person from our area is going for the first time. I'm not going this time. It sounds like they have a good line up of classes to take and guest dancers too. check them out on Facebook or online! The info is out there!

Melissa in VA (EST)
A Firecracker Once Again!!


BLC 24 Sunset Stingrays

Sunset Is My Favorite Color! Go Stingrays!

***A House Is Not A Home Without A Dog***



 Pounds lost: 2.0 
 
0
2.375
4.75
7.125
9.5


NAT273
NAT273's Photo Posts: 434
7/31/10 9:37 A

NAT273's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thank you. Do you think that a lot of people will be going? What about first timers?


 Pounds lost: 7.0 
 
0
9.75
19.5
29.25
39


JAXMOMMY
JAXMOMMY's Photo SparkPoints: (145,702)
Fitness Minutes: (157,806)
Posts: 18,471
7/1/10 11:44 P

JAXMOMMY's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I don't know the exact dates, but know it is in February again. Maybe Feb. 15-21? Look up HIp Expressions online for their web page or look them up on Facebook for info.

Melissa in VA (EST)
A Firecracker Once Again!!


BLC 24 Sunset Stingrays

Sunset Is My Favorite Color! Go Stingrays!

***A House Is Not A Home Without A Dog***



 Pounds lost: 2.0 
 
0
2.375
4.75
7.125
9.5


NAT273
NAT273's Photo Posts: 434
7/1/10 10:12 A

NAT273's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Does anyone know the dates for the net cruise?


 Pounds lost: 7.0 
 
0
9.75
19.5
29.25
39


JAXMOMMY
JAXMOMMY's Photo SparkPoints: (145,702)
Fitness Minutes: (157,806)
Posts: 18,471
2/28/10 11:39 P

JAXMOMMY's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Maybe next year! I know they are already planning!

Melissa in VA (EST)
A Firecracker Once Again!!


BLC 24 Sunset Stingrays

Sunset Is My Favorite Color! Go Stingrays!

***A House Is Not A Home Without A Dog***



 Pounds lost: 2.0 
 
0
2.375
4.75
7.125
9.5


GEMGODDESS
GEMGODDESS's Photo SparkPoints: (22,537)
Fitness Minutes: (31,062)
Posts: 1,297
2/28/10 10:09 P

GEMGODDESS's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Jealous that I didn't get to go! I've just joined the studio. Looks like a great, involved place to be!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Stephanie

Anti-Blah, Hurricane Headquarters ~ Official Hydro-Correspondent, resident Mad Scientist, and Princess of Belly Dance

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~ Maria Robinson


 current weight: 305.0 
 
311
277
243
209
175


JAXMOMMY
JAXMOMMY's Photo SparkPoints: (145,702)
Fitness Minutes: (157,806)
Posts: 18,471
2/28/10 4:57 P

JAXMOMMY's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks FSTORM!! They are great! We felt so welcomed into their group and they are wonderful dancers! Thanks for posting the web site!

Melissa in VA (EST)
A Firecracker Once Again!!


BLC 24 Sunset Stingrays

Sunset Is My Favorite Color! Go Stingrays!

***A House Is Not A Home Without A Dog***



 Pounds lost: 2.0 
 
0
2.375
4.75
7.125
9.5


FSTORM
FSTORM's Photo Posts: 71
2/28/10 3:36 P

FSTORM's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Their web site is:

http://www.hip-expressions.com/HipEx/belly-dance-tampa-bay.html

They are great people and very active in the dance community

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. ~Agnes De Mille

If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side. ~Unknown


 current weight: 160.4 
 
160.4
155.3
150.2
145.1
140


JAXMOMMY
JAXMOMMY's Photo SparkPoints: (145,702)
Fitness Minutes: (157,806)
Posts: 18,471
2/21/10 11:03 P

JAXMOMMY's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Look for their web site. I know they are planning another cruise for next year! I'll try to find it and post it here too. I'm blind, so have difficulty with finding urls and such!

Melissa in VA (EST)
A Firecracker Once Again!!


BLC 24 Sunset Stingrays

Sunset Is My Favorite Color! Go Stingrays!

***A House Is Not A Home Without A Dog***



 Pounds lost: 2.0 
 
0
2.375
4.75
7.125
9.5


CMOCMO
Posts: 6
2/21/10 6:27 P

CMOCMO's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Melissa,
That sounds like so much fun.
Thanks for sharing your experience! I hope I will get to do something like that one day.
Caressa


 current weight: 151.0 
 
155
151.75
148.5
145.25
142


SWEETSUNSHINE72
SWEETSUNSHINE72's Photo Posts: 533
2/21/10 11:38 A

SWEETSUNSHINE72's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
That sounds amazing!!!! I'm just now (finally!) looking into taking my first bellydancing class, but I LOVE the idea of a cruise! It sounds like a LOT of fun!

emoticon


DipMT, Hon (ACTM)
(Diploma in Massage Therapy, with Honours from the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage)


 current weight: 269.6 
 
312
283.75
255.5
227.25
199


JAXMOMMY
JAXMOMMY's Photo SparkPoints: (145,702)
Fitness Minutes: (157,806)
Posts: 18,471
2/19/10 6:56 P

JAXMOMMY's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
HI. I just wanted to tell y'all about my recent cruise experience in more detail! Hip Expressions is a group out of St. Petersburg, Fl and they put together a belly dance cruise Feb. 8-13. My group had 13 dancers go from Danville, VA and surrounding areas. Another group had 9 out of Ohio. There was another group, I think from Minnesota, too. Altogether 87 dancers and family members cruised out of Tampa FL. On both days at sea we had dance lessons and then on the last night of the cruise we had our own Hafla. The ship allowed us to perform in the Candlelight Lounge on Wed. night and we were going to have our Hafla on the Ledo Deck, but weather didn't permit, so we had it in one of the lounges. The cruise line, Carnival, was very accomodating to us and we got our cabins for a very reasonable price too. Hip Expressions charged $50 for 6 belly dance classes during the cruise. Each class was an hour long. On tuesday we had a morning stretch session (yoga), then a Polynesian/Tahitian Style class (Love it!!!), then a Snake-A-Liscious Class, which I skipped, but my instructor went and it was alot to do with snake arms, mirroring another dancer and some other slinky moves! We then had a Juicy Moves class which tricked me. I thought it was going to be just that, Juicy Moves, but it was traveling steps. It was very interesting and the instructor was so full of energy and so beautiful! (As were all the instructors) We then had a rehearsal for the group number which all of the performers would do at the end of our show. Karen had sent us a video so we could learn it and then practice it with the entire group. On Wed. we docked in Grand Cayman Island and spent the day there. Our group rehearsed our number in the hallway that evening and then we all performed on Wed. night. It was open to the entire ship and the captain did come down to see us! My group only ended up with 5 of us performing a fusion number to Shimmy, Shimmy Coco Pop. Several groups and individuals performed. It was sooo cool! If I was to ever have grandchildren (I won't, only a dog mommy) it would be a story to pass on! I performed on a cruise ship and wasn't even drunk! Hahaha! We then had a long day in Cosamal Mexico on Thur. and then a Belly Busters class on Friday which was awesome. It was the same energetic instructor from the traveling moves class and we did an hour of high intensity belly dance moves to help us burn off all the extra calories we packed on from the excellent food! The problem was the class was during a storm and the ship at one time was at a 40 degree angle and we were literally dancing up hill!! Belly dancers were being tossed to and fro and into each other, pitchers of water and cups were flying about, the speakers were thrown from the window sill and we just kept dancing..... I got a little too dizzy and had to sit, but everyone else kept dancing! We then had a rhythms class where we learned group numbers with our zils with drums, a mandolin, an aerabian flute (not sure of that name) and someother percussion instruments. We then had our hafla that night and played music and danced for about 2 hours in the lounge we took over!

It was an awesome experience and Hip Expressions is planning another cruise for next year already. I don't have the contact info available, but you can do a search for Hip Expressions and they do have a public web page and you can sign up for their newsletter. You can also see pics of the cruise.

I wanted to share this with you to see if any of you would like to go next year! If so, let me know and we can meet on ship and share our spark! Hips & shimmies, Melissa
PS I will have my own pics posted soon. I am blind, so have to rely on hubby to help me post!

Melissa in VA (EST)
A Firecracker Once Again!!


BLC 24 Sunset Stingrays

Sunset Is My Favorite Color! Go Stingrays!

***A House Is Not A Home Without A Dog***



 Pounds lost: 2.0 
 
0
2.375
4.75
7.125
9.5


 
Page: 1 of (1)  
   
Report Innappropriate Post

Other Sparkling Belly Dancers General Team Discussion Forum Posts


Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x15x32088709

Review our Community Guidelines