April 20th and 21st, 2013 - Midwest Gala of Bellydance, with special guest,
Rania!  The show is also a fundraiser for Furry Friends Animal Refuge in
Des Moines. Performers are covered, but non-performers will need to
purchase a ticket through workshop registration for a discounted price of

Here is Rania's Bio:

Within the genre of Middle Eastern Dance, Rania is considered a Master
Teacher, and has won many awards including 2 Bellydancer of the
UniverseChampionship titles. One of the original Bellydance Superstars,
Rania travels extensively throughout the world teaching Middle Eastern
Dance Technique, Ethnic Dances and Choreography.

Rania has starred in over 20 Dance Instructional, Performance and Fitness
DVDs, which are sold all over the world. Rania is author of the book,
"Bellydancing for Fitness". Her "Pure Sweat" DVD was named in the Top
Ten Fitness DVDs of 2003 by the Chicago Sun Tribune, The St. Louis
Post, The Miami Herald, The Dallas Observer, and Essence Magazine.

Rania has taught all over the North America, South America, Asia, Europe
and Africa.

Rania teaches regular weekly classes in Southern California, quarterly
workshops abroad,
online classes and private Skype video lessons.

Here is a link to the Saturday Show venue:

Additional info:
Cost -   $10 for Ballet Warm Up Technique.  $65 for Sat Rhythms &
combos/Elements of choreography workshop
$35 for Sunday one on one choreography critique workshop, limited size.  
For this one, each dancer will come up with a choreography to a song
provided by Rania. During the workshop, you will perform your piece and
have a one on one with Rania on how to enhance your creation and what
to look out for.

Saturday Workshop location and time:
Indian Hills School
9401 Indian Hills Dr.  
Clive, IA 50325

Sunday Workshop location and time:
The Pointe Academy
333 5th St.
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Registration deadline - April 15     Contact Malaika for payment and
discount information.  Click on the flier for more information:

Midwest Gala Registration Form