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Schedule for Gen Con Indy 2012

Shimmy Just Got Game!!!!

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This year you will see us in:

Roving Performances - Klingon Opera Ballet - and the Pre-Costume Contest Show

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Roving Performances

Throughout Gen Con we will pick a spot in the Convention Center and dance!

Thursday, August 16 - 11am & 5pm

Friday, August 17 - Noon & 4:30pm

Sunday, August 19 - 10:30am & 3pm

Check our Twitter feed for exact location. :) Come find us and enjoy!

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Klingon Opera Ballet

Friday, August 17, 3-4 pm,
Location: ICC 500 Balroom

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"wa' SaD ram wa' ram je" is a Klingon Opera Ballet performed in the original Klingon by the il Troubadore Klingon Music Project and the Different Drummers Belly Dancers in the original Klingon.

"wa' SaH ram wa' ram je" ("One Thousand Nights and a Night") is a tale about a Klingon warrior who returns home after ten years only to find that his mate is having a contest for a new husband. Being battle scarred and unrecognizable to his household and mate he must enter to win back the hand of his beloved.
After winning the bat'leth battle competition he faces the ultimate challenge--he must sing a song that will excite his mate or be put to death at her own hands. 

For one thousand and one nights he sings while the household dancers dance. Act three of the
Opera Ballet, which will be performed abridged, tells this story as well as its conclusion!

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Pre-Costume Contest Show!

Saturday, August 18, 3:35 pm,
Location: ICC 500 Ballroom

This is our big show, the one we are famous for at Gen Con. Come see us salute a new selection of fandom music. Our theme this year is "From Many to One!" Many disparate groups and people come together to form something greater than themselves and accomplish great deeds. (Yes, we are thinking about the Avengers here!)

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Classes this year include the every popular Belly Dance For EVERY Body!, American Tribal Style(R) Belly Dance – Introduction, and Advanced Belly Dance. Remember that all every body young, old, male, female, all shapes, sizes, genders, and colors looks good when belly dancing. So YOU are welcome to these classes. Come find out just how good your body looks.

Classes Are:

Belly Dance Is For Every Body! introduces participants to the ancient art of belly dance. Remember: If you have a belly, you can belly dance. :)

American Tribal Style® Belly Dance For EVERY Body! America has its very own style of belly dance: American Tribal Style® (ATS). ATS has set movements and group formations that allow for dancers who have never met, to dance beautifully together! This class for beginners and experienced belly dancers alike.

Dance, Dance, Belly Dance. This class is for anyone who has taken a belly dance class of any style - including this year at Gen Con! You will learn a simple choreography and you can practice at home with yourself and others. Nothing makes you happier than belly dancing! (Hey, it works for me and my troupe.)

Below is our class schedule. Note that the rooms may change so be sure to check your Gen Con schedule.

Yes we take Generic Tickets! :)

Game ID Event Title Times Duration
SPA1231953 Belly Dance is For EVERY Body! Thu @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1 hrs
Location: ICC, Room 206 Cost:$10
SPA1231955 American Tribal Style® Belly Dance For EVERY Body! Thu @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 1 hrs
Location: ICC, Room 206 Cost:$10
SPA1231954 Belly Dance is For EVERY Body! Fri @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 1 hrs
Location: ICC, Room 206 Cost:$10
SPA1238605 American Tribal Style® Belly Dance For EVERY Body! Fri @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1 hrs
Location: ICC, Room 206 Cost:$10
SPA1231952 Dance, Dance, Belly Dance!! Sun @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1 hrs
Location: ICC, Room 207 Cost:$10


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Open Entire Con inside the Exhibitor Hall in the Entertainer section! (Across from the Guests of Honor) Exhibit Hall Hours are: Thurs-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm

Come visit us at our booth! There will be beautiful:

Jewelry -Tribal Plus!!

Hip Wraps

Pants! (Great for LARPing, SCA & other costuming endeavors)

Coin Belts

Tassle Belts


Over Skirts

Feather Hairpins

Flower Hairpins

Cloaks and Capes (Great for LARPing, SCA & other costuming endeavors)

TUBULAR CRIN HAIRFALLS - Check out the Avengers Theme!!

Overnight tailoring!

And more!

Plus visit our online stores at DDBD - Shop, T-Kitty Belly Dance, and Liby Ball Sewing & Design!

DDBD enjoying their crin.
DDBD enjoying their tubular crin hairfalls.

Online Shopping:

Once Gen Con is over *sob* you can always find what you need in our online stores! Check out DDBD - Shop, T-Kitty Belly Dance, and Liby Ball Sewing & Design! Of course we take special orders!!! :)

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