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Chelsey's hen party 27/05/2017

Posted by Tanya Cameron on May 28, 2017 at 1:45 PM Comments 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...

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Hen party and a birthday

Posted by Tanya Cameron on May 22, 2017 at 3:55 PM Comments 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 ...

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March - April - May 2017 gigs

Posted by Tanya Cameron on May 6, 2017 at 8:05 AM Comments 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...

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Kiddy birthday party Constantia

Posted by Tanya Cameron on March 18, 2017 at 4:10 AM Comments 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...

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40th birthday Green Point

Posted by Tanya Cameron on February 25, 2017 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (2)

A very difficult gig.

I did not have a good time!

I had to throw a couple of diva tantrums, the audience was making me so cross. 

They hi-jacked my sound system to play their own music while I was performing, messed with my settings, wouldn't leave the volume alone, unplugged my light and were getting far too close and personal for my liking. Even the cane and shamadan didn't put them off and you know those can both cause serious injury! They were seriously getting al...

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Mehndi evening, a birthday and a carnival!

Posted by Tanya Cameron on February 13, 2017 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

My theme for the month of February is red and white in honour of Valentines day. Any combination we feel like. If you look closely you can see we have sewn hearts onto our costumes. Cheesy, I know, but sometimes one just needs a little extra fun!

Friday the 10th I was booked for a Belly dance and Bellywood performance at Nuraans Mehndi evening in Crawford. Kalynda came with to dance the Bellywood performances as they are group or duo dances and I really don't like performing them ...

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Antonios 21st birthday party

Posted by Tanya Cameron on January 8, 2017 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I just finished dancing at a 21st birthday. Had a costume emergency! The most serious one I've ever had. The zipper that I thought was stuck/broken closed, (so I have to pull the skirt up without using the zip) chose this evening to come undone whilst I was dancing. Fortunately I noticed the expectant and rivited faces and heard someone yell, "It's coming off!" The skirt did feel a bit loose and I immediately realised what was happening and zipped up again. I fretted for the rest of my set bu...

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Random gigs 3rd Dec to 10th Dec

Posted by Tanya Cameron on December 12, 2016 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Two hen parties less than an hour apart.

The first one was very rushed. Everything about it was rushed. I was booked and paid the day before as the previously booked entertainment had apparently cancelled at the last minute. We had to open the festivities with me, which I don't like doing. I prefer the ladies to settle, have a drink and a chat first before they get into the dancing, but there was no helping it this time.

The second one had been booked and paid for about 3 weeks e...

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90th Birthday celebration - Bosjes

Posted by Tanya Cameron on November 27, 2016 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday we drove for an hour and a half to Bosjes Farm, somewhere between Worcester and Ceres. So far that we even had to drive through the tunnel!

Jaden and Graham came with to be roadies and camera crew wearing their brand new CREW t-shirts.

The guest of honour was turning 90 years old and  was still sharp as ever. I had taken an out fit for her to wear, 'cos that's part of what I quote for, but I wasn't really ...

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SafariNow Party

Posted by Tanya Cameron on November 27, 2016 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Friday the 25th November I was booked to dance a double set at SafariNows year end party. Graham came with to help carry and take photos. They didn't turn out as well as hoped. Camera struggled as it was getting darker...but, he did take some videos clips which is great! I need videos! 

Last week I had ordered some T-shirts for my crew to wear when they accompany me to my gigs. We picked them up an hour before my gig, and on the way, luckily.

Traffic was dreadful on the way t...

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