2009 RI SPCA Bellydance Benefit

So this past past Saturday, we bundled up against the cold, grabbed our things, supplies, jewelry and costumes and trundled ourselves down to West Greenwich, RI.  We arrived early at the Elk’s Hall so we could do the setup for the 2009 RISPCA Benefit Bellydance Show that was being orchestrated by Ameena.  Critter welfare is a matter close to her heart and we were looking forward to a good turnout.  Happily the weather, bitterly cold, and the holiday did not factor in at all.  The crowd was large and we ran out of seats quickly enough even though we had over a hundred chairs put out.
There were 30 acts ranging from student troupes to fusion, tribal, and some interpretive dances. Quite a varied show!! Lots of costumes and colors and action.  The show wound up with a drum solo performance by George Rizk, a well-known drummer and in the manner befitting how most of these gigs seem to end up, anybody and everybody was up and dancing!
Many thanks to all those who donated their energies and time to make the show a success. Blessings to all the dancers and those who donated items for the raffle. Ameena was able to raise almost $1000 for the RISPCA!