The art of belly dance & the community of amazing women have helped me grow and be inspired every day. -Nunah

Saffronita Day

  • by Saphira
  • May 20, 2014

There are so many wonderful things I could say about what this weekend's Saffronita Day revealed about our community, but I think it would be better heard directly from some of our own Saffronitas...  


If you read Saffron's Mission & Values, you'll notice that "community" and "collaboration" are two of our five Core Values.  We aim to use these values as guidelines by which we make decisions, design our programming, and conceptualize our role as a studio.  This weekend we hosted "Wanderlust," a very special Salla show that perfectly reflected the values of community and collaboration and reminded me of why we make it a point to recognize the importance of these ideals.


Embracing Change

  • by Saphira
  • Apr 21, 2014

I find that the people in my life either love or abhor change. I'm not sure if I was born with it or developed it by necessity, but I love change. I am scared neither of what predictability I leave behind or of the unknown that lies ahead. Rather, living each day is almost like opening a present that you have no idea of who it's from or what it will be.


This weekend we were honored to welcome the world-renowened artist and current director of the Bellydance Superstars, Moria Chappell, to Saffron for workshops and for what was a magical Salla show on Saturday evening.  Reflecting on the night I am filled with pride once again to see how many talented artists we are able to support at Saffron.  From faculty, to students, to friends of the studio, this Salla showcased the spirit of collaboration and community that is so integral to our identity as a business.  I hope you enjoy these sneak peak images from the evening's performances.


Show Reflections

  • by Saphira
  • Mar 18, 2014

Coming off an evening as dynamic as that of Sunday night's Winter Showcase always forces me into self and studio reflection.  It's no secret that show day was an extremely intense and adrenaline-filled experience for us as a community.  But each time we do a show together, and particularly when we launch a new venue, I am completely and utterly amazed at the team we have to execute a full length dance production.  Within a two hour period, we raised a stage complete with 12 ft black backdrop, professional lighting, multiple-camera videography, and created a seating environment for our 200 closest friends and family in preparation for a very exciting evening for dancers & guests.


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