October 14th, 2007

Kitten dancing in a cage2

party review

Too tired today to write much about the party last night except to say that it was a success! I found some one last minute to video the performances. Cost was $100, but that's what I get for not thinking of it until the last minute. Video should be ready tomorrow night, I can't wait to see it! I think the performances were best summed up by an e-mail I got today from one of my students that attended. She said:

"Happy Birthday and congratulations on your amazing performance and those of your terrific students! I bet you are really proud of them all! They were all brilliant, each with her own personal style. What was really interesting to me was to see their individual spirits shine through in each performance. My own personal favorite was Des-traction (stage name)...something about her style struck me as someone who was really enjoying her movement...but everyone had something truly unique to offer. Your belly dancing was truly artful and seductive...yep you are so right about about the power of the pelvis! Everyone was spellbound. I hope you had a great evening."

Did I mention I can't WAIT to see the video!!!
socks and cat


The party was fabulous but boy did it get off to a rough start. I arrived at the club later than I planned, which didn't leave much prep time. While I did reserve the club through the owner, word did not make it to the Saturday staff about my party. Imagine their surprise when we showed up. They were understaffed and not prepared for us at all. A fabulous bartender named Damien picked up the slack and called and confirmed with the owner and then helped us move tables, set up stage lights, find the microphone, etc. The poor guy was doing all this while trying to train a new bartender. Thank goodness for his patience!

The traffic was horrible in Seattle due to a viaduct being closed. So a half hour after the party started, there were only about 50 people. I was so nervous! In order to get the club reserved, I promised the owner 75 to 100 guests (to replace the bar and food revenue they would lose by closing the club to the public for our private party). It turned out I had nothing to worry about, there were close to 150 people by the time the performances started. But for a while there I was sweating bullets.

Speaking of performances, they started late because we couldn't find the microphone chord. I thought for sure I would end up on stage trying to MC without a microphone, just screaming my little head off to try and get 150 people to hear me! But it came together at the last minute. Unfortunately I spent SO much time running around trying to gather the performers, get the microphone working, get the DJ settled, etc. that I hardly got to talk to any of my guests. I felt so guilty!!!! And even though I had a DJ playing all my favorite music, I only got to dance once (not counting my performance). If I ever have another party, I hope some one else can run it so I can spend more time with friends.

Will post about the performances later. Thanks everyone for making this dream party such a huge success!!!
go-go outfit kitten - letters by shaycbt

I'll be go-go dancing this Saturday

I miss go-go dancing but I had to give it up since I can't commit to any dates they would need me, not if I'm going to be available to teach any pole dance parties that want to schedule on those dates. But my Saturday night is free this week so I'll be go-go dancing for
this event. It's a benefit for cancer research. And sorry fellas, it's a mostly lesbian event and you can't get in unless you are accompanied by a woman.

I do have a pole party scheduled that afternoon, but hopefully by the evening I'll be recovered and ready to dance some more. I do miss the fun of being up on a stage or in a cage and just making people happy. Not to mention the opportunity to dress up! I might just make myself the token goth girl for the night since I doubt there will be any others. Just picking out an outfit is half the fun!!