Studio DeVilla is Open!

It’s a New Year and Studio DeVilla is open!
Here’s whats coming in February from DeVilla and Princess Farhana!
PM  or e mail me if you have any questions! LETS GO!!
!”PUT YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD”  WORKSHOP IS FULL, PM or E Mail me to be put on the waiting list.
A full day of Glamour!!!
Make up, styling and photo workshop with DeVilla and photo shoot with Maharet HughesDATE: Sunday February 9th
TIME: 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Studio Villa DeVilla (Address will be given to participants)
$100.00 Space is VERY limited and filling up fast!  (Half full as of 1-7-2014)

The "Face Forward" girls of 2013!

The “Face Forward” girls of 2013!

Make Up
You will learn correct make up for stage and camera, including highlight and shading, eye treatments, working with eye shapes and different looks.
I WILL have time to work with each of you individually and help you get camera ready! (Pull some pictures of make ups you love and consider your own personal style and theme)

Bring costume choices and we will decide on what looks the most amazing and styling. You can bring props if you wish and/or borrow some of mine.
( I have a ton)

Tips n tricks will be given to help you with facial expression and posing basics.
We will work through posses that look best for your body type and with your costuming. (do some homework and have a few poses you like in mind to get the most band for your buck)

Photo time!
Once styled you will shoot with Maharet and she will edit 1 photo for you included in the price.
My home studio and office provide great back drops for pictures and I’m sure you will get something you love.
If you like more than one of your pictures from Maharet she will be happy to edit them and get them to you for a small additional charge.

Getting GREAT publicity is vital for a dancer. It can be daunting and sometimes very emotional. If your nervous in front of a still camera
I can help you get through it with style and ease! (and may be a glass of wine)
Total for this workshop is $100.00 A single photo session with any pro photographer is substantially more, why blow it if you don’t know how to “PUT YOUR BEST FACE FORWARD”.

I can take no more than 10. Please RSVP, ASAP.
Once you have signed up I will provide you with all the details, what to bring and what your homework will be!!!

p.s. please feel free to share this info and invite other dancers. I am giving my students the first opportunity as space is limited

SHAMADAN FOR STAGE with DeVilla- Just put the darn thing on your head and dance!
Feb. 16th at Studio DeVilla $40.00 12-2:30pm
The historic and modern theatrical uses of SHAMADAN!
We will cover the history of Raks Shamadan, it’s current application and Theatrical uses.
Care and keeping, feeding, storage and
fitting your Shamadan.
Most importantly
How to dance with a SHAMADAN on your head!
I taught this in Vegas at the Las Vegas Belly Dance Intensive! The dancers LOVED it!!!

PM or E mail me directly to sign up for these workshops

Payment for Princes Farhana through her paypal at bottom!

SUNDAY, FEB. 23, 2014 2pm-5pm
You’ve got the chops, you’ve got the look, you’re getting the jobs, you’re teaching classes…so how do you take your career to the next level? Smart marketing and branding! Wikipedia defines Personal Branding as “the process whereby people and their careers are marketed as brands…leading to an indelible impression that is uniquely distinguishable.” In this class we’ll explore branding, marketing and networking techniques for print promotions and flyers, hard copy and web flyers, and your own website . You’ll also learn tried and true networking concepts for “real life” and especially for social media. You’ll also earn how to write an effective artist bio, class description, show Introduction, and press releases.
This class will give you the tools for setting yourself apart from the crowd…without setting you apart from your cash!
Please bring your tablet, lap top or a pad and pen for notes…dancers of ANY genre are welcome
$55.00 before February 15, 2014
*This workshop is held at a private studio in Los Angeles-Villa DeVilla – and space is limited. Register by sending payment via paypal to:
pgehman (AT) , and you will receive directions.

— with Pleasant Gehman and 5 others.