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WHEN:         Sunday, April 12, 2015

                      1:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

 WHERE:      DanceGarden LA

                      3191 Casitas Avenue, Suite 112, Los Angeles, CA 90039

                     (323) 660-4556

 Let me demystify the SHAMADAN!!! In this workshop, I will give a quick historical lesson on the origin and traditional use of Shamadan, introduce the Zeffa rhythm and discuss appropriate music. We will also discuss fitting, care and storage, the use of real candles as opposed to LED lights, and how to put the darn thing on your head and dance with it. Then the fun stuff! How you can use Shamadan as a dramatic accent to your modern day performances!

You will need a note book or tablet, a head scarf, and a Shamadan. Don’t have a Shamadan but want to take the class – no problem. I will have a few I can loan!

REGISTER AT:  http://dancegardenla.com/events.html

$40 by midnight on April 3rd • $48 after that • $50 at the door.


Who’s That Girl – Character Creation for Stage











Who’s That Girl” Character Creation for Stage with DeVilla

Date:  Sunday, March 22, 2015

Time:  1:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Location:  DanceGardenLA located at 3191 Casitas Avenue, Suite 112
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Ya Ready?!!! I AM!
Creating your own personal stage persona or a theatrical character for stage can seem daunting! Thought must be given to location, costuming, lighting, hair, make up, styling and evolution of the character to create a finished piece. Whether you’re dancing to classic Om Kalthoum number, a modern pop hit, a tribal fusion piece or big theatrical drama – we will discuss the steps needed to get you from start to finish with polish, style and ease!
This is a lecture, video and practical workshop. And yes, you will dance and create!  Please bring a note book or tablet and any ideas you may have for a piece you wish to create and props you may need for that creation! No ideas, No worries, we will make some magic happen!
Register at:  http://dancegardenla.com/events.html
$40 by midnight on March 13th • $48 after that • $50 at the door.


Upcoming Events and workshops with DeVilla and Isis-Siren-Sekhmet


Here’s a look at the graduating class of my


You all did so beautifully and I can’t wait to see all the pictures by Leo Hernandez!

Fletcher Bonez was great in his cameo too! He loves the ladies!!!







Next up for DeVilla and Isis-Siren -Sekhmet!!! Lisa Marie and DeVilla will be performing solo and a duet at Tonya and Atlanti’s Belly Dancer of the Universe Show Case  Sunday March 1st! in Long Beach

DeVilla and her Mighty Isis Dance Classes will be performing at Anaheed’s Perfumes of Araby Belly Dance Swap Meet  Sunday March 8th

at the Granada Pavilion

11128 Balboa Blvd.
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Swap: 12:30pm to 6:30pm



Get Ready for “Lion’s Den” Hosted by Leo Hernandez at Studio Iqaat.

3515 N Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90065

 The Sekhmets will be going on “Safari” and DeVilla will be bringing out the Goddess Sekhmet.


“WHO’S THAT GIRL” Character Creation for stage  Sunday March 22nd


“SHAMADAN” Traditional to Theatrical   Sunday April 12

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Both at Dance Garden Studio L.A.









“ALL  ABOUT EYES”  Eye make ups and lashes intensive to be announced soon!

Come let DeVilla and Isis-Siren-Sekhmet” lure you into the Raks!!!

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August & September Upcoming Performances with DeVilla and Isis-Siren Sekhmet

DeVilla performs solo and with Isis-Siren Sekhmet in two enchanting theatrical creations for this evening of fusion dance hosted by Fahtiem.











September is Vegas, Baby.  DeVilla and Isis-Siren Sekhmet will be performing in the LVBDI Friday night pro show and on the Sunday day time stage. Woo-hoo!  We’re bringing our glitter bombs and we’re ready to rak ya.











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DeVilla’s Shameless Spring Fling into Summer

This is going to be a busy summer, so hold on to your hip sash!






The Sirens are
Siren Sunday June 1st
Hosted by DeVilla
Featuring Isis-Siren-Sekhmet,
student and professional dancers and
surprise guest artists!

Moun of Tunis
7445 1/2 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, Ca. 90046
Dinner seating at 7pm, so at 8pm;
reservations a must!
Please mention the showcase

JUNE 7th & 8th


We’re shakin’ and quakin’!
Don’t miss Cairo Shimmy Quake!

Isis Siren Sekhmet and DeVilla are performing Sunday, June 8th AND DeVilla is teaching a workshop on Saturday, June 7th!

Don’t miss the Face Forward taught by DeVilla! Sign up is here and price of admission is included in the cost of the workshop. Sweet!

If you missed my last “Face Forward” workshop don’t miss this one!!! It’s the last of it’s kind for a while and You really don’t want to miss Cairo Shimmy Quake!!!




June 15- YUMA AZ!

workshops and performancees with DeVilla!

Lets rock some make up and “Drama Queen”



JUNE 28th

ARRRRRRRR you ready for Pirate Invasion? DeVilla and Isis- Siren-Sekhmet will be there with bells on and may be some candles on their heads! Will we see you land lubbers there??










Land ho!!


JULY- Get ready to “chunk it” cause we got a Fire Cracker coming at ya!

 DeVilla is bringing you Khalima from RVA for two great workshops and she will be performing at our “Fire Cracker” SIREN SUNDAY AT MOUN OF TUNIS RESTAURANT.

July 6th – the 4th of July can’t hold a candle to this!

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This AMAZING creature is coming to play in LA in July!

Workshops and and show info to come.
Please help me welcome Khalima Sikorsky!

WHO is Khalima?!
Khalima is a Richmond, Virginia based bellydancer, performance artist, instructor, emcee, writer, musician, singer, producer, and artistic madwoman. She brings together her background in art, music, body modification and adornment, and a lifelong passion for writing, metaphor, and things that shine into emotional, musical, and narrative renderings of Orientale bellydance and theatrical performance. Her foundation and training in Orientale bellydance informs her unique approach to dance and performance. A natural teacher, Khalima’s dance instruction is inspired by studying with masters such as Sahra Saeeda and Suhaila Salimpour, training in prenatal yoga, and years of working with and educating clients in the body modification world. With a penchant for thinking outside of the box and an insatiable drive to create and inspire, Khalima opened lllumination Dance Studio in September of 2010, directing the vision of the space, and teaching weekly classes. She also hosts internationally touring artists, and produces numerous events around Richmond including Raqs Luminaire, a gorgeous spectacle of bellydance, live music, theater, and glowture at the historic Byrd Theater. Luminaire is now in it’s fifth year.

Details for

“The East Cost Special” and “Butter My Buns” workshops out soon

all held at Dance Garden studio on Sunday July 6th.



AUGUST 3rd brings Us the “Boys of Summer” SIREN SUNDAY”

There will be exciting male Bellies, some drag and Hatshepsut may appear!


In September, Isis- Siren- Sekhmet is headin’ to Vegas for The Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive!


Thank you LVBDI! Isis-Siren-Sekhmet and I are thrilled and honored to be a part!
The 2014 Pro-Shows are going to be OFF THE HOOK!
Falling Head Over Heels this OCTOBER
With Alli Ruth and Our “Season of the Witch”  SIREN SUNDAY
October 5th at Moun of Tunis Restaurant in Hollywood!

The enchanting Alli Ruth of Finland will be teaching workshops on Bra making and her amazing floor work. Details soon!!!