Archive for December, 2013

In an attempt to simplify my life I’m going to try something new for the new year with regard to communication.  I’m going to have one group list for the performers, aka Tribal Wallah, and another one for all class-related info called “Space for Movement classes” (includes Tribal Style Belly Dance, Dance Conditioning and Bhangra & Bollywood Workout), and all communication regarding classes or performances will happen via those lists.  I’m also going to be moving over completely to Google groups which seems to be an easier interface to use even if you don’t have a Google / gmail account.  I’ve already added the ladies to the Tribal Wallah Google group that performed with us in the fall.  If you plan to perform with us in the Spring or Summer and have not previously performed with us, please let me know and I’ll add you to that list.   I do need to know within the month if you want to participate in the community recital, Cymbal Salaam, scheduled to be held Saturday, June 3rd.  Not only will you need to come to regular Tribal Style classes for your level, but you also need to attend Prep class on Sunday if you wish to perform.  
Everyone else that has been in one of my classes in the last six months will be added to the Space for Movement Google Group over the next week.  All my distribution lists will be deleted and this yahoo group will be archived and deactivated by the end of January.

If you are a student in one of our classes and would like to ask to be added to the studio email list, please contact us via email to Join Our Email List



1) Space for Movement Studio plans to focus on instruction rather than running a physical studio. Fewer classes, higher quality

2) Next Session of Tribal Style Level 1 starts Tuesday, January 6th
Class meets on Tuesdays, 6:00-7:15pm
$100 class fee (or $55 monthly) per 8 week session

3) Dance Conditioning . New class – enrolling now!
Class meets on Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:15pm
$55 per month / $15 drop-in

4) New payment options – paypal!
You may now pay for your classes in advance using paypal.
We still accept payments in the classroom.

Hi friends of Space for Movement Studio,

First and foremost, I want to say “thanks so much” to everyone who has continued with taking classes at our studio in the last year. I’m really happy that you all have found value in taking classes and that you have continued with the support of the studio and the classes we have offered, including my own. I’ve had a bit of an emotionally rough year with the inevitable closing of the studio and what I thought was going to be the end of all my classes at the same time, but the great news is that the dance studio will remain as the “Elbow Room Dance Studio” and I get to be a regular tenant again. This means I get to focus on teaching again and I’m really excited about it.

What that means for me is that after December I’ll still be teaching three days at a week at the studio, but I’ll only be there on those days instead of the six days a week I am putting in currently. My own classes will continue on Tuesday, Thursday and one weekend day. I’m trying to arrange my schedule to meet the needs of the majority that wish to continue and as such, I’ve created s survey to try to determine what would work best for those that wish to continue with my classes.

If you are a currently student of any of my classes and did not get a link to a survey, please let me know and I’ll send you the link. I want to try to accommodate as many people as possible!

For those that have been taking other classes at the studio, don’t fret. Many of the same classes will remain at the studio, but now you will need to pay each teacher directly as they will no longer be subcontractors for my business. If you have questions about how to contact the teachers, please let me know who you want to contact and I’ll try to put you in touch with them.

Again, thanks for all your support and I hope to see you in class again soon!