Brought to you by the letter Z for Jazz, baby!

Zap! …I really can’t believe the month is over and this is the last A-Z challenge post! No more daily Nita in your inbox!

I love the letter Z. There are a lot of great things I could have written about that actually start with a z, but I found out just a few minutes ago that today, April 30th, is actually International Jazz Day!

Jazz hands, everyone!  Yeah!
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Today I’m going to show you a couple of original fusion pieces I choreographed for the dancers to perform to LIVE Big Band music back in 2011. Bellydance meets Big Band!

OMG it’s the most amazing feeling to be on the big stage with a full 18-piece big band behind you. Amazing! I wish every dancer could experience it.

First, here is a new one that hasn’t hit my website yet (because I only uploaded it to YouTube about 10 minutes ago). Orange Colored Sky!

And here they are again, dancing to another great big band standard: Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps.

And last but not least…and entirely appropriate for the very last post of the A-Z in April challenge: our Rockin’ the Casbah FINALE done to New York, New York.

Phew! Can’t believe it’s over.  It’s over, baby!

I hope you had as much fun this month as I did!

I’d love to hear from you…which post was your favourite?

ZI’m participating in the Blogging From A-Z challenge.  One blog post for each letter of the alphabet, each day of April (except Sunday).

…but don’t go away! I’ll still be blogging, just not every day, regular as clockwork!

About Nita

I retired early and moved to a new community. I blog about my adventures as I explore a new lifestyle. I write about quilting, knitting and needlework, about learning to sew my own garments, adventures in the kitchen and in the garden, dancing, hiking, yoga...life is my playground!
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6 Responses to Brought to you by the letter Z for Jazz, baby!

  1. Shelley says:

    Must have been super fun to create those dances.

  2. Susan says:

    Since I love jazz, and I love the Big Band music, I have to go with this post for my favorite, but I’ve enjoyed best all the ones with the dancing you choreographed. You have amazing talent!

  3. Lisa B says:

    Those twirling canes looked dangerous (can you tell I’m more of a klutz although I did do well on balance beam when in high school gymnastics!)

    What wonderful skills and talents to share. I suppose it takes time to learn those hip twists and movements. So graceful and such lovely hand movements. I have a friend in Wisconsin who takes bellydancing and she has thoroughly enjoyed it and loves looking for scarves to wear on her hips for the class and to practice at home.

  4. elle says:

    It was fun and such a great finale. hmm, don’t know which was best!

  5. Cynde says:

    what amazing talentry (if that’s a word!) C

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