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Dangerous Beauties is a collective of award-winning dancers reigniting the flame of historic women who elevated arts and women's rights
Dangerous Beauties is a collective of award-winning dancers reigniting the flame of historic women who elevated arts and women's rights
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A special reward for you for a donation of only $40 - the Dangerous Beauties Instructional 2 disc DVD Set "Wicked Drills and Elegant Technique" - TAKE YOUR DANCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL!!!!  This new program will guide you through building a fantastic performance from start to finish. Stretch, stabilize, balance, control, technique, embrace dynamics and movement qualities that give your dance greater meaning.  Learn footwork, flawless turns, facial communication, acting, and more to give you greater foundation and wider dance vocabulary.Makeup tips will give you polish and centering work will make you ready for anything. Featuring Princess Farhana, Rose Harden, Nyla Crystal, Surreyya Hada, Talia Soleil, Terry, Sabrina, Dusty Paik and Jodi Waseca-Jenkins.

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Dangerous Beauties, a dance collective, is launching a Kickstarter to fund a theatrical production. Please take a moment to read about our mission and our project. If this is something that holds resonance for you, please consider making a donation or two to help us reach our goal. Donations of all kinds are encouraged ­ from apparel, wine, event tickets, & art, to hand crafted items, or services. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding donations.

Dangerous beauties was founded with one simple purpose, to give women a voice through creativity, inspiration, art and entertainment. We are a collective of powerful women in our own rite -­ doctors, authors, dance and movement instructors, scientists, small business owners, award­winning artists. None of these career choices would be possible for us without the brave women who came before us, paving the way, sacrificing for the benefit of others.

Dangerous Beauties mission is to represent powerful women throughout history in a creative and thoughtful way through the mediums of dance, music and education, and hopefully inspire and remind a new generation to find their voice, to put down the modern distractions and connect on a higher level and elevate the arts in their own communities.

This where our Kickstarter campaign comes in...

History books, old photographs, folk stories and songs tell us of strong and powerful women who went against the grain to expand consciousness, common thought and common sense to empower those less fortunate, those less represented and those who needed a voice. Throughout history these brave women have shattered the glass ceiling, creating new paradigms, elevating the arts and bringing awareness to new generations, to carry that torch, that information, that passion, that creativity. Much work has been done, but more is needed.

We are planning an amazing show to re­ignite this journey in the historical and women-­owned and operated Brava Theatre in San Francisco. We are self-producing this theatrical experience, honoring and tributing the movers and shakers that have inspired us to be the individual women we are today.

Producing a theatrical show is a huge and costly project ­ we will be using the funds raised from Kickstarter to pay for theater rental, sound & light staff, promotional efforts, filming of the performance so that it can be enjoyed long after the show is over, costuming, rehearsal time, and all the additional costs that quickly add up in producing a show.

With your help, we can write our own chapter, make art, begin a movement and leave something better behind for others to keep igniting the flame. We are all Beautiful and Dangerous.

Risks and challenges

Since we are a collective of experienced dancers from all walks of life, scientists, nurses, doctors, small business owners, entrepreneurs, project managers, dance majors, theatre arts experts, we have the skills and mindset to embrace and tackle the numerous challenges that come with producing a theatrical show. All of our shows to date have sold out. We are confident with the support of the community, we will have the tools we need to create an experience that lasts well beyond one night, that will ignite the inspiration for many more productions we dream about. You can help the dreams of many women, and young girls at heart, come true.

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    SPECIAL CD DOWNLOAD

    Energy and Extension for Bellydancers: A Hypnotic Training Mediation

    The secret of professional performers and athletes is now available to
    belly dancers. The hypnotic mediation program for dancers draws on over two decades of experience creating programs for world-class athletes and Olympic team members. A revolutionary
    training product for belly dancers has been created to help you train you mind as well as your body. Use the power of your subconscious mind to reach your dance goals !

    Take a relaxing journey, using vivid imagery and proven methods of
    hypnotic meditation. Your subconscious mind has the power to improve
    your dancing. Use this safe and effective way to improve your dancing
    technique by listening to the 45 minute program. It is appropriate for
    all genres of belly dance and an excellent resource for all dancers who
    want to dramatically improve their energy and extension. This
    instructional CD will help dancers of all levels improve their movement
    quality and awareness when dancing.

    Sabrina is the bellydance star of the new Egyptian film Citizen Bors, International Workshop Instructor, Multi-Award Winning Bellydance Champion and Distributor of Hallah Moustafa Costumes. She coaches dancers all over the world via Skype to discuss everything from creation of an act to business advice to achieving your best dance technique. Sabrina is a proud member of the Dangerous Beauties and hopes to inspire women to live their authentic lives fearlessly. " Must Redeemed by October 2015

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    Dangerous Beauties Show DVD "Love You To Death" performed at the Dark Room Theatre in San Francisco. Includes Princess Farhana, Terry, Nyla Crystal, Rose Harden, Surreyya, Adriana, Tatseena and many more. Filmed by Christine Iglesias of CSharp Productions.

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    Show Sponsor - Name or Business listed in the program for AURA and on the Dangerous Beauties website as a sponsor of the show, and of course our undying gratitude.

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    Any instructional DVD from the Royal Princess herself - Learn how she does what she does and does so well. Choose from one of the many celebrated instructional DVDs that Princess Farhana has to offer.

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    General Admission Ticket to Brava Theatre Show "Aura" on February 14, 2015. Support this great show with an all star cast at the legendary Brava Theatre in San Francisco!! Bring a Friend!

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    AUTOGRAPHED COPY of "The Belly Dance Handbook" - the definitive resource for anyone interested in or already committed to this incredible ancient art. Starting from the ground up, internationally acclaimed dancer and author Princess Farhana shares her extensive knowledge on the practical application of belly dancing as a lifestyle. For new dancers just beginning their journey to seasoned performers, there is something in this book for everyone. With information ranging from technique and history to costuming, props and stage make up; from community-building and networking to turning professional, teaching and traveling, you will learn invaluable tips and tricks culled from Her Majesty's twenty-plus years of performing, teaching, researching and personal experience. Princess Farhana learned these things the hard way…so you won't have to! 225 pages Designed by Christina Maharet Hughes, with a foreword by Elizabeth Artemis Mourat

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    Dangerous Beauties Instructional Video "Wicked Drills and Elegant Technique!" Chock full of pearls of wisdom, learn performance perparation techniques, skills, drills, combinations, lines, makeup. Instruction by Princess Farhana, Sabrina, Terry, Jodi Waseca, Rose Harden, Talia Soleil, Nyla Crystal, Surreyya Hada

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    30 minute Skype coaching sessions with Sabrina of San Diego

    "Personal coaching to reach your dance goals:
    Dance Technique, Education, Creative Consulting, Image Consulting, Business Consulting. What does your dance life need ?"

    " Sabrina is the bellydance star of the new Egyptian film Citizen Bors, International Workshop Instructor, Multi-Award Winning Bellydance Champion and Distributor of Hallah Moustafa Costumes. She coaches dancers all over the world via Skype to discuss everything from creation of an act to business advice to achieving your best dance technique. Sabrina is a proud member of the Dangerous Beauties and hopes to inspire women to live their authentic lives fearlessly. "

    Must Redeemed by October 2015
    http://sabrinabellydancer.com/

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    VIP seating for the Dangerous Beauties show AURA, February 14, 2015. Includes a signed program & 1 drink ticket.
    Show will be at the gorgeous Brava Theater in San Francisco's Mission District

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    30 Minute Personal Spin Coaching Skype Session with Dr. Nyla Crystal
    Do you ever wonder why your turns are out of control or why you end up on the other side of the stage after spinning? Do troupe members, musicians, and audience members back away when you start to spin? Through a 30 minute Skype session, Dr. Nyla Crystal will analyze your spins and suggest how to correct your alignment and technique for beautiful, controlled turns that won't leave your head spinning.

    Skype sessions available on weekends or evenings between 7-10pm (PST). Subject to availability. Please arrive to Skype session warmed up (especially feet/ankles/legs) and with enough clearance in your room to spin. Must be redeemed by October 2015 www.nylacrystal.com

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    Show Sponsor! 1/2 page ad in our Brava Theatre Program for Dangerous Beauties Show "Aura" on February 14th. Show your love for us, but also show off your business in a savvy half page ad. You will also be listed on our website and receive our undying gratitude.

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    One hour ballet private with Jennifer Faust. This is perfect for any dancer to work on posture and elegant lines. Jennifer was a classically trained, professional ballerina at the age of 17 and has continued to train in various dance forms throughout her life. Must be redeemed in the SF Bay Area

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    One hour Muay Thai (Kickboxing) private with Jennifer Faust. Jennifer Faust was a trained as a competitive Muay Thai fighter, training in Thailand at Fairtex and Por Pramuk two years in a row and at Pacific Ring Sports, Cheetah Muay Thai and Maesh. Must be redeemed in the SF Bay Area.

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    VVIP seating, for the Dangerous Beauties show AURA, February 14, 2015. Includes a signed program, 1 drink ticket, & champaign meet & greet with the cast of the show.
    Show will be at the gorgeous Brava Theater in San Francisco's Mission District

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    Choreography Consultation with Rose Harden. Redeemable in person or via the Interwebs... Personal feedback on solo work or a piece for your troupe. Rose Harden has over 13 years of experience directing and collaborating with the top dancers in her field including Ultra Gypsy & Beats Antique. This is a fantastic opportunity to make your work shine! www.rosehipsdancer.com

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    Sword Dance Private Session with Surreyya - Made to Blade - Swords are sexy and dangerous. Learn to flaunt it and to work with one, two and possibly three at a time. Tips and techniques for balance, framing and picking the right sword for your body and dance. Learn new tricks, techniques, and explore the creation of your own new tricks and techniques as we make new moves together. Safety, music selection and troubleshooting covered. Bring a sword, and two are better than one! Space enough for safe sword practice necessary. 60 Minutes. Must be redeemed by October 2015. Subject to availability. May be redeemed in person or via skype. www.surreyya.com

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    Body Lessons by Terry via Skype
    You will learn self massage techniques with your hands and tools. I'll teach you how to give yourself the best foot massage you have ever had! You'll learn how to traction your spine and neck. Then we'll get to your achy parts!

    Terry is a life long dancer with three decades of study and experience with therapeutic somatic modalities like Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique and Structural Integration. She has developed a program for self care, pain reduction and increased function. Terry has worked in variety of health care settings for 25 yrs and currently holds the following credentials: CMA, CMT, PTA, CLM.

    The first 3 donors will receive a 6”x 18” ½ roller and 6”x 36” full foam roller (orthopedic quality)USA shipping only

    Each Session is one hour, via Skype. Must be redeemed by June 2015

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    Platinum VIP ticket - front row seat for the Dangerous Beauties show AURA, February 14, 2015. Includes a signed program, 2 drink tickets, champaign meet & greet with the cast of the show, & name or business mention in the program.
    Show will be at the gorgeous Brava Theater in San Francisco's Mission District

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    Show Sponsor! Full page ad in our Brava Theatre Program for Dangerous Beauties Show "Aura" on February 14th. Show your love for us, but also show off your business in a savvy half page ad. You will also be listed on our website and receive our undying gratitude.

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    A new reward from our own Dusty Paik.
    Two hours of makeup instruction, either in person (bay area local) or via Skype, on the subject of your choice. While she currently makes sought after costuming for her business, Snake Church, Dusty Paik was a special fx makeup grunt for academy award winning makeup artist, Barney Burman, and has been performing for close to 20 years in some form or another.

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    Personal Dance Coaching Package with Sabrina of San Diego via Skype : 4 30 minute sessions.

    "Personal coaching to reach your dance goals:
    Dance Technique, Education, Creative Consulting, Image Consulting, Business Consulting. What does your dance life need ?"

    " Sabrina is the bellydance star of the new Egyptian film Citizen Bors, International Workshop Instructor, Multi-Award Winning Bellydance Champion and Distributor of Hallah Moustafa Costumes. She coaches dancers all over the world via Skype to discuss everything from creation of an act to business advice to achieving your best dance technique. Sabrina is a proud member of the Dangerous Beauties and hopes to inspire women to live their authentic lives fearlessly. "

    Must Redeemed by October 2015

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    Sweetheart Package - 2 VIP seats for the Dangerous Beauties show AURA, February 14, 2015. Includes a signed program, 2 drink tickets, champaign meet & greet with the cast of the show, & one dozen red roses and artisnial chocolate at your seats. Show will be at the gorgeous Brava Theater in San Francisco's Mission District.

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    Ladie's Night Out

    Glitter and sparkle yourself up, and invite your friends to a night of frivolity and bodacious Belly Dance at Red Door Dance Studio. This memorable private party includes instruction from award-winning, professional dancer and studio owner, Talia Soleil, as well as a short performance to follow. You are invited to bring snacks and beverages for your guests to complete the party atmosphere. You may choose from different themes:

    Mystical Veil: A beautiful and sensual class where you learn to dance with flowing veils.

    Belly Babes: A fun, easy to follow, beginning Belly Dance class that will make you feel flirty, happy, and successful. Up to one hour long, this class will have you dancing and laughing, making memories with your friends.

    Sassy Pants Belly Dance: An upbeat, exciting way to get a workout, this class combines Belly Dance and fitness. These moves are easy to pick up, yet definitely get the heart pumping.

    Belly Dance Workshop: A workshop designed by Talia Soleil for any level belly dancer. Let's chat about your needs, invite your friends and fellow dance students, and let's make a date!

    Red Door Dance Studio is located in Northern California, in East County. It is a beautiful studio with a warm, inviting atmosphere and patient, supportive, and professional instructors.

    Red Door Dance Studio
    817 First Street
    Brentwood, CA 94513
    (925) 766-1478
    www.reddoordance.com
    Must be redeemed by October 2015

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    Pilates Reformer Private training with Surreyya Hada
    This package includes 2 x 90 min. private sessions (weekends only) or 3 x 60 minute private sessions (to be arranged) with dance major Surreyya Hada who is Balanced Body and Im=X certified SA instructor, and has been teaching for 9 years.
    Learn the fundamentals of pilates training in a private setting with a certified super advanced trainer. Improve posture and learn proper alignment, while building core strength, flexibility and agility.
    Must be redeemed by October 2015, in the San Francisco bay area

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