The Ups & Downs
in The Life of a
Cape Town Belly Dancer.
|Posted by Tanya Cameron on August 21, 2017 at 7:40 AM||comments (0)|
Last week I was booked to teach and dance at a hen party on Saturday 19th August, which also happened to be my birthday. As I did not have any plans for the big day I took the gig.
Then we decided to have a dinner party!
We invited guests, ordered the food and started planning the decor. Lots of borrowing of chairs, tables and dishes from friends and family.
At the last minute we also decided to turm our lounge into a dining room and moved our enormous sofas into the foye...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Tanya Cameron on August 3, 2017 at 2:20 AM||comments (0)|
Yesterday I was booked to dance for a 60th birthday at the Portuguese club in Cape Town.
Birthday boy was one of the directors at Food Lovers or Fruit and Veg - something like that anyway.
I was initially told that there would be about 40 people but when I arrived there was more like 90! My poor Harmon Kardon Go Play can't handle such a big crowd. I stayed pretty close to it most of the time.
It was a fun gig. Mostly guys, couple of ladies, a few naughty comments from the...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Tanya Cameron on August 1, 2017 at 7:40 AM||comments (0)|
On Saturday evening I was booked for a bachelorette in Fish Hoek.
A very nice party with a bunch of wonderful ladies.
Long, long drive, more than an hour in each direction.
Kalynda came with to be wing girl and take photos.
Please note I am matching the decor again! This is not planning on my part, it just keeps happening!!
|Posted by Tanya Cameron on July 16, 2017 at 1:50 PM||comments (0)|
This was a very, very late booking on Friday.
So glad I took it.
Such a beautiful, elegant, tasteful venue and so were my clients! Birthday boy was a real good sport and boogied away happily with me and then all his friends and family also got up to dance. Everything was just lovely.
The staff at The Taj are the epitome of polite and helpful. Anele the doorman was especially wonderful.
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|Posted by Tanya Cameron on July 2, 2017 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
An even more last minute gig than the previous one!! I was booked the day before by the mother of the birthday boy to dance at 7.30pm. So I just quoted her by phone and did not send a written quote with all my T's and C's including my penalty clause for them if they run late!! Damnit!
I was already on the road when she called to say they were running late so I ended up arriving 45 minutes before I was dancing. There had been a mix up with the friend that was meant to keep Birthday Boy ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Tanya Cameron on June 30, 2017 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
A very last minute and strange gig. The client was very conservative and did not want us to have bare midsections, so we had to wear dresses or have some sort of belly covering. They also wanted us to do 3 sets. I have 2 dresses and Kalynda and Beth have none. I was looking for anything in my cupboard that would do and found a couple of long evening dresses that I had blinged up previously but never worn. I also found full body lace stockings at a Chinese shop. Kalynda and I wore them under o...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Tanya Cameron on May 28, 2017 at 1:45 PM||comments (0)|
And now for something completely different to the usual baby shower!
They totally enjoyed themselves.
Mum in law was the organizer and she told me that they wanted something more fun for everyone than just playing present guessing games which are usually soooo boring and often humiliating for the mum to be.
I was extremely careful of the mum and kept her by my side the whole time warning her of potentially dangerous movements during the lesson. Don't get me wrong, belly d...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Tanya Cameron on May 22, 2017 at 3:55 PM||comments (0)|
14th May 2017 - Such a fabulous hen party on Saturday! The ladies were such good fun and joined in with good spirits. The bride to bes granny was amazing! She is 86 years old and was shaking her hips with much enthusiasm as the younger ladies - maybe even more! Turns out she does Senior Aerobics. Kalynda came with to help and to take photos and ended up dancing the drum solo with me. She was wearing a beautiful long dress and looked lovely. See Gallery under Anjas hen party, House of ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Tanya Cameron on May 6, 2017 at 8:05 AM||comments (0)|
I know, I have not been writing about my gigs recently. Just didn't really feel like it and nothing really memorable happened.
So this post is going to be about all the gigs I didn't write about.
March 9th I danced for an 80th birthady at Ratanga - Officers Lounge ( I think it was called.) It was lovely. I was booked by the birtday girls son, all the way from Australia. Bridgeways were their usual organized selves and everything was fab. I even had the use of the backstage d...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Tanya Cameron on March 18, 2017 at 4:10 AM||comments (0)|
Friday 17th March I had an 8 year olds birthday party. It had been quite a long time in planning for the mother and she was finding it difficult to get RSVPs. It was important for her to have numbers as she wanted to give each girl a coin belt as a party gift. Eventually she felt that everything was confirmed and then ordered 15 coin belts from me.
Weeks before, and as soon as she said that she wanted to buy coin belts, I went out and sourced as many as I could find - they have been in...Read Full Post »