A massive thank you to the Ruby Lady and Tanara Stedman for a weekend of edutainment! We learned so much and had a blast, can't wait to do it again!
City Dance Fundraiser
What a night! With delicious food, live music and too many genres to count, the City Dance Fundraiser was an absolute ball. Thank you so much to everyone who came along and donated to City Dance, we hope you had as wonderful a time as we did!
Phoenix Mid-Winter Chillout Show
Thanks to everyone who came along to support our first mid-year student show!! It was so much fun to be able to show you what we've been working on. A big thank you to all the students who participated, everyone involved in the show set up and pack in, the teachers, and the fantastic supportive audience. The show was such a hit that we'll definitely be doing one next year! The DVD is now available, head over to our webstore if you want to order a copy.
Phoenix Performance Package
As one of our rewards for our fundraising campaign, five Phoenix ladies pooled their knowledge for two hours of non-stop information overload! Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us, we hope you had as wonderful a time as we did.
Ashley Lopez Workshops
The near-superhuman Ashley Lopez joined us in Auckland for a weekend of workshops! It was an honour to host such a fantastic dancer, and real sweetie to boot. A BIG thank you to Pip E-Lysaah for helping to bring her to the Land of the Long White Cloud, and to Ashley for coming and sharing her knowledge and laughter with us.
Sydney Latin Dance Festival 2013
We did it! We actually did it! After a year of fundraising, choreographing and slogging our guts out, the Phoenix troupe finally made it to the Sydney Latin Dance Festival for our performance invitation! We were the international opening act (no pressure!), and are overjoyed to report that the we brought the house down. This was such a valuable experience for us, thank you to everyone who donated and helped to make this possible!!
Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park 2012
This year, Phoenix had the privilege of being part of Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park!!! It was a spectacular event, and with a crowd of around 150,000 people, it was by far our largest live audience to date. Despite the pressure, we had an amazing time on stage performing with RIA. We're so happy that we could share the art of belly dancing with so many people!
Trained By The Stars
Our very own Candice Frankland returned from Turkey with a suitcase full of new costumes and a sparkly trophy to match! Candice attended a workshop during which she performed and was critiqued by some of the most respected and influential members of the international belly dance community. She then performed again, the challenge being to take on board as much of the critique as possible and use it to improve her second performance.