I saved the last dance for me.

Dear Vi,

I’ve been feeling kinda blue lately, so to remind myself of what I’m capable of, I thought I’d do a little time travel today. Because, you know, some things are too good to be forgotten.

In 2011 I choreographed and performed in my final show. I wanted to showcase the two things I loved doing the most in the world…playing in The Big Band, and bellydance.

And so Rockin’ the Casbah was born. Saba Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble together with The Big Band, all on stage together in a blend of traditional and very contemporary bellydance. My husband, the love of my life, was the band leader, I was blessed to have vocalist Fawn Fritzen perform in two numbers with my dancers, and my dear friend Doug Rutherford did a marvelous job as MC. And my dancers! Oh, my, the dancers! It was my last show, and it couldn’t have been more perfect.

The clip above is video of the Grand Finale of Rockin’ the Casbah: the very last time I performed…my very last minute, in fact. It makes me feel good to watch this.

My stage may have changed, but I’m still out here!

What stage do you dance on?

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