Solstice Parade 2010

The 22nd Annual Fremont Summer Solstice Parade

Saturday, June 19 th
10AM-2 PM
Manadatory Dress Rehearsal for everyone in our ensemble is
Thursday June 17th 7:15
I know many of you have been getting excited! That excites me!
The parade is always a big deal at Visionary Dance and very important to the sustainability of our studio. We have had many of the past 12 months in the red. Things are turning around a bit now. We can feel it!  We are looking forward to a very powerful Summer Solstice Parade. We hope to see all your smiling faces in some capacity to show your support of the beauty and vitality belly dance brings into all our lives!
The parade is about demonstrating our pride and conviction!
We have an exciting plan for this parade !

The Theme:

” Our Rich Green Planet Earth”
The costume theme color is White and Green.  A green that does not fade, dull or turn black or gray from a distance, but is vivid and alive. Hows that? Shades will of course very. We will demonstrate the first day of Parade class so not to worry.
Think of your selves as Guardian Priestesses Emissaries of the Mother Earth
Your costume may reflect cause, critter or concerns as part of it’s theme.
Bring up environmental issues you are passionate about at our classes and rehearsals to keep us pumped! tell your dance friends to join us this year! It’s a blast!
We will brake into four elemental groups and have theme props and group leaders.
EARTH / Wednesday with Dahlia
WATER /Tuesday with Laura Rose and Delilah
FIRE / Wednesday with Laura Rose and Delilah
AIR / Thursday with NTP Christine and Delilah
INSPIRATIONS:
Endangered Species:
Earth / Polar Bear
Air / Condor and Crain
Fire /Salamander
Water / Shark and salmon
Food Chain GMO
Toxic AIR, Food, Drugs , . . .
We will use natures energetic demonstrations as movement themes
Hurricanes,
Tsunamis
Tornados.
Earth Quakes
Volcanoes
Blizzard
Mud slides
Heat wave
Softer tones
rain, waves, rainbows, sunsets, sun rises, moon, jewels, wind, dust,
We will sew them together with belly dance techniques that strive forward in the river of life that is represented by the parade.
Sound good?

Mainstring #1 Tuesdays

Date: Tuesdays May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16 (& Wed 17 &Thur 18)
Times: 7:15pm – 8:45pm
Cost: $80 in advance $90 at the door.

Date: Tuesdays May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15 (& Wed 16 & Thurs 17)
Times: 7:15pm – 8:45pm
Cost: $90 in advance $100 at the door.

Mainstring #2 Wednesdays
Date: Wednesday May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16 (& Wed 17 & Thurs 18)
Times: 7:15pm – 8:45pm
Cost: $90 in advance $100 at the door.

Dahlia’s String Wednesdays
Date: Wednesday May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16 (& Wed 17 & Thurs 18)
Times: 7:15pm – 8:45pm
Cost: $90 in advance $100 at the door.

NTP Tuesday, Wednesday, and Importantly Thursday nights 7:40- 9:10 dancers  are expected to make as many Tuesday and Wednesday main string classes as possible but the Thursday Home class is where they create their dance parts and work on problem areas. They are also expected to help with craft projects. Class lead by Christine, and Delilah
$150 early Bird- $175 Regular.
PROP FUND $8 per Parade Class Dancer due on the second week of classes. This is for paint, tape, stencils, fabric for special banners for the parade.
NOTE: We ask Drummers and musicians to contribute as well if possible.
Drummers and Zorna Players are lead by Mr Erik Brown
They are asked to come to as many Tuesday and Wednesday evening rehearsals as possible May 11th- June 16 and a Mandatory Dress Rehearsal on June 17th.
NOTE: Please contribute to PROP Fund if Possible.
Character Dancers:
More the merrier!
If you have or want to make a dramatic theme costume that fits our project, but you don’t have time to be in our weekly classes and learn our dances, you can still join us in the banner theme section of our assembly, and enjoy being in the parade. We do ask you to show us your costume ahead of time and attend our mandatory dress rehearsal on the June 17th.
AND we ask you to contribute $10 to our PROP FUND.
( Of course, darn it, you will miss all the exercise of weekly classes and sisterly camaraderie of working on this annual project together, which is always an important part of the Solstice Parade..)

Delilah’s Costume Workshop:
Sunday May 23
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
$25 or FREE for all parade participants.
Volunteer Positions:
You do not have to be a dancer; Husbands, sons, daughters Mom’s and anyone
Banner carriers, water managers, flower girls.
Sign up as soon as possible so we can plan
Must wear appropriate costume and come to last week’s dress rehearsal on  June 17th.
NEW IDEA. . .Lunch Wagon. . .end of parade in gasworks!
After the parade we’re hungry and thirsty! Any volunteers?
House of Tarab Show
At VDP Studio
Friday Friday June 18
Featuring Laura Rose, Dahlia, Delilah
7:30 door open
$15 reserved seats
206 632-2353

Delilah’s Famous After Parade Party
Special for all parade participants, family and dates.
Saturday June 26
6:30- mid night
Bring all video and photos.
At Delilah’s House!
Pot Luck Barbecue and most likely live music and dance!
Lets have a fantastic SUMMER SOLSTICE this year!

How to register

Please download and print our registration form, fill it out and send it in with a check. We also have a mail slot at the Studio. Sorry, we do not take credit cards for classes.


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