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** CELEBRATING BELLYDANCERS WORLDWIDE AND **
     IN THE WASHINGTON, D.C./BALTIMORE AREAS!

I'll try to keep updates on the ongoings of bellydance in the DC area, as well as Baltimore and Northern VA as well as the best of the best in the art form on the web. Come on and all and enjoy!!
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BRANDON'S OASIS YOUTUBE.COM BELLYDANCE PLAYLISTS:
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2007 BELLYROLL ALL-STARS: 1ST & 2ND EDITION
2008 BELLYROLL ALL-STARS: ADULTS & TEENS
2009 BELLYROLL ALL-STARS: ADULTS & TEENS
2010 BELLYROLL ALL-STARS: ADULTS & TEENS
2011 BELLYROLL ALL-STARS: ADULTS & TEENS
2012 BELLYROLL ALL-STARS: ADULTS & TEENS
ART of the BELLY PERFORMANCE CYBERGALA 2012
ART of the BELLY PERFORMANCE CYBERGALA 2013
ART of the BELLY PERFORMANCE CYBERGALA 2014
THE 2011 FIESTA ASIA ''MINUTETORIUM'' PLAYLIST
THE DRUM SOLO SERENADE PLAYLIST: 1ST & 2ND EDITION
THE GOTHICOPIA BELLYLAIR: 1ST, 2ND & 3RD EDITION
THE TAQSIM DREAM PLAYLIST
THE DIDEM CYBERSHRINE
THE BELLYDANCE METROasis: 1ST & 2ND EDITION
THE SWORDWORK SENSATIONS PLAYLIST
THE RACHEL BRICE UNIVERSITY PLAYLIST
THE SADIE SANCTUARY PLAYLIST
TAKA's BELLYDANCE TOWER of POWER PLAYLIST
THE VANGUARD of the VEILS AND ISIS WINGS PLAYLIST
THE CYBERTIKI POLYHITIANHULA CYBERPARADISE
FOR THE LADIES: THE MEN OF BELLYDANCE PLAYLIST
THE BELLYDANCE SUPERSTARS PLAYLIST
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BRANDON'S OASIS PRESENTS THE MAYBELLYDANCER OF THE MONTH MICHELLE SORENSEN FROM UTAH !! :)


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                  ** THE ART OF THE BELLY FESTIVAL **
                    Carousel Hotel * Ocean City, Maryland
             IN 2018: JILLINA and AMY SIGIL of UNMATA!!
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          sponsored by NEFERTITI & ART of the BELLY
              NORTH WILMINGTON CROWNE PLAZA
                        *AUGUST 25-27, DETAILS TBA
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                2017 EAST COAST BELLYDANCE CLASSIC
                PRESENTED BY NADIRA & 7 CITIES TRIBAL

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                        BELLYDANCE SUPERSTARS SITE


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           UNITING BROTHERS & SISTERS OF BELLYDANCE ACROSS THE GLOBE
         DR. SUNYATTA AMEN's BELLYDANCERS OF COLOR ASSOCIATION:
  



                      BellydancersOfColor.com
                     Follow BOCA Also on Twitter
     
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                 T  H  E    D  .  C  .    H  A  F  L  A
              Held @ Aura Lounge * Dupont Circle
               Next Hafla: May 20th * 6-8PM * $5
                Their 2nd Anniversary Hafla!!

               Click HERE For Their New Website!!
                              
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                                           THE NEW MOONLIGHT TRIBAL LOUNGE 
                       presented by Naimah and Troupe Amandari
                          @ The Burtonsville (MD) Moose Lodge
                          NEXT EVENT DATE: TO BE ANNOUNCED

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          THE TRIBAL VIBE COMES TO RICHMOND:
      MADAME ONCA's BANDIT QUEENS TRIBAL CAFE


                                                     NEXT SHOW: JUNE 11TH
   @ THE CAMEL * 1621 W BROAD ST. * STARTS AT 1130AM * $10
                                 


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                            T H E  F E Z  T O N E S  H A F L A 
                   NEXT SHOW: 3rd SUNDAY of the MONTH * 6PM 
                   @ NEW DEAL CAFE- CENTERWAY in GREENBELT
                     JUNE 18TH FEATURING MEESHA FROM PHILLY
                                




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    THE RETURN OF THE ''SEASONS'' TO CHARM CITY!!
           NOW EVERY ''CHANGE of the SEASON''
   3-5PM (or longer) * $15 * @ THE MOVEMENT LAB
        ALSO NEW WEBSITE: allseasonshafla.com

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                                 NEON'S OWN WEBSITE & HER WORLD DANCE NY WEBSITE
                                     INSTANT DVD STREAMING NOW AVAILABLE!!
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                                                                                   THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY for MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE SHOP

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THE W.A.M.E.D.A. WEBSITE-A LOCAL STAPLE


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=========================================================================================================================                        THE OASIS NEWS SCRIPTURES                       
                        (most recent entries at the bottom)                       
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NOTABLE FACEBOOK BELLYDANCE GROUPS TO FOLLOW:
My SOVABA (SouthSide VA Bellydance Alliance) Group
Sunyatta's BOCA Group
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*(4/30) RKB & HER LADIES HAS A CHANCE TO FINALLY GET IN SOME ''REFLECTIONS'' ON THEIR FANTASTIC CELEBRATORY TWINBILL CELEBRATION IN TENLEYTOWN
It's hard to believe that looking at the ageless RACHEL KAY BROOKMIRE, aka ''RKB'', and seeing how flawless her theatrical shows have been, it took a while for even the audience (especially those like yours truly who remembers when it was originally called ''Under a Desert Sky'') that she and this production of now UNDER A DESERT MOON was celebrating its 15th anniversary this past Saturday night. That is no small feat, as back in 2002, RKB confided ''I want to put on a show for folks who want opportunity to see bellydance outside of a restaurant setting, and have a chance to allow our students to access more space to express and create, a space and a plan to allow more interpretation and expressionism within the dance.'' And, have it be a trend that would take over the landscape of bellydance, as it has for this area and has opened the doors more hundreds of venues to hold events like ''Reflections''did at the Greenberg near American University. Over 2 dozen acts took place, including outstanding efforts by ''Turbo Tabla'' KARIM NAGI (with audience participation with his dynamic zillwork), and faculty greats and international sensations in their own current status RIN AJNA and EBONY,  going into the way-back machine to do vintage fusion numbers.UDM lso saw the return of CHIAKI and LAURA RAYMOND, MONICA and JULIE, as well as countless others during the 1st of 2 shows done last night to a rousing ovation throughout the day.
As important a milestone the night was, it also was a low-keyed, fast-paced event, traditional with RKB ad Sahara Dance standards, allowing the enjoyment of the vast array of musical and dance embellishments be interpreted through the faculty and students, basically ''letting their hips do the talking''. And that they did. Beautifully. A lot of patience, time to find, dedication and personal sacrifice is always involved and required for an event like this, which shows the love and affections the students in this area has had and shown RKB throughout the past 15 years. Yes, she's been doing this THAT long now. (To put it into real perspective, I was in my 11th year of collecting bellydance videos & DVDs and my early beginnings of writing of bellydance events locally when I 1st learned of Sahara Dance's start-up open house which originated in a tiny Friendship heights stuido setting not far from Joy of Motion and the DC/MD line).
The gleaming smile and anticipated path she wanted to lay down for bellydance inside the DC line was vibrant and energetic then, and has always been a woman who knows what she wants and how to achieve it, one of the most textbook foundation instructors of modern bellydance and connecting affiliations of the art form you'll find.
Applause and congrats goes out to all of those who performed last night, and here's to another generation of promise and accomplishment that waits ahead on a path Rachel still sees plenty to cover...
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*(5/1) BEAUTY AND BRAINS MAKES FOR A LOVELY DANGEROUS DUO AS A DC BELLYDANCER ;)
Early congrats goes out to the beautiful and talented ASALA, already known as one of the busiest bellydancers performing in the DC area/NoVA, but she is in the process of fufilling a lifetime dream of completing graduate school studies in Health Promotion at American University.  The NY native originally went to Alfred University before coming to the DC area, and her dedication to work ethic always has carried over to the details she applies to her bellydance career, of which both will continue. Love ya, Asala!! Zaghareets abound!!!
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*(5/1) THE ''MUSCLE MATRIX'' BRINGS HER VELVETEEN TOUCHES TO THE RVA...
Affectionately beloved on the net and native Utah as well, MICHELLE SORENSEN brings her amazing display of muscle control and bellydance fusion artistry to TWILA JANE's backyard at Electric Nomad (formerly Illumination Dance Studio) in downtown Richmond to kick off the summertime on June 2-4, with a planned studio hafla for that Saturday evening, 6/3rd. A blend of physical domination and emotional bliss, Michelle's approach to bellydance and life has an immediate balance of appreciation and respectfulness to be endured by all, and her workshops offers an array of attempts to ''advance your dance'' in her own special way. And, if all goes well, this will BE my 1ST ever venture of viewing bellydance in the RVA, going on my 26th year of following bellydance in the ''DMV'' as well as the Mid-Atlantic area, I'd say it's ABOUT TIME I got that out of the way by now, right? ;) For more details, go HERE for June details...
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*(5/1) HEADLINERS ABOUND ROLL OUT FOR THE ''BEACH BOWL'' IN JANUARY
NADIRA has added Bellydance Superstar MORIA CHAPPELL to the headliners who will bedazzle the Wyndham Hotel in Virginia Beach for the 2018 EAST COAST BELLYDANCE CLASSIC, joining SUHAILA, Mira Betz, Jo Boring, Nourhan Sharif and Amustela, now cementing herself lovely in the North Cacky Lacky. The ECBDC will take place on January 18-21, with plenty more details and instructor announcings forthcoming, stay tuned...
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*(6/1) UNOFFICIAL START TO SUMMER RINGS IN SUMMER BELLYDANCE SEASON AROUND THE AREA
From Sahara Dance & Saffron Dance to other smaller bellydance studios throughout the DMV, Baltimore and RVA areas, respectively, many teachers/faculties are getting in their opps to break outnew choreographies and instructional habits for beginners, many leading into routines to be performed at many area recitals and haflas that'll serenade the nights of summertime later on.
Now more than ever, ''drop-in'' class prices as well as the regular full eries pricing to partake live in-studio instructions are at an all-time high in the area, as well as being the best affordable in quite some time. Many dance studios are even offering 1st time class opps for FREE, just to have a nice feel-us-out process. Now more than ever is the time to get out of the house and into a class and learn this valued art form, and/or sharpen the details and skillsets many already has heading into the Fall, or possibly on a path that'll add to the enrichment of professional bellydance talents already alluring themselbves in cafes and restaurants throughout the DMV MetroMegaplex, especially in the I-66 corridors of NoVA, where bellydancing on weekends especially goes on well into the morning hours....
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*(6/1) ''JUNEADONNA'' IN FULL SWING ;)
The bohemian bellydancing bad ass will entertain the Sitar Center (6/24th) for her annual student show, ''Middle Earth'', but has her concentrations on  the 3rd of her 3 bi-monthly ''Bohemian Bellydance Brunch'' project in her home digs of Columbia Heights (NW DC) at Meridian Pint on the Saturday afternoon (6/17th, 12noon, $10) beforehand.  Words and feedback has been good from a customer and performer's standpoint from the February and April operatives, but all-in-all, MP's overall decision of continuance depends strongly on building on the success of the 1st 2 so far. This will feature SuperKate (NY), Lilly Eve (BellaTrix grad), ''Still SO MD'' troupe Hip'Notic and Bella, herself. Fingers crossed for another rousing effort for this, even for those like me who has to work on Saturdays and can't hustle over from Georgetown to catch the entire show, if you have free time on a weekend, help put a nice tribal smile on Belladonna's face and support this...
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*(6/1) SAHARA DANCE'S SUMMER CARNIVAL TO HAVE A NEW HOME
RKB  announced that the 2017 edition of the wend-of-summer soiree will be moving into the 1st Congressional UCC Concert Hall, located on 9th & G Street, NW downtown. It will be held on ''Hangover Day'', aka the day after my birthday, August 26th (Saturday). Depending on health and work issues, I may be there or I may actually be at either the JOTO (Jewels of the Orient Bellydance & Wellness Weekend) in North Wilmington, DE or down in Miami for Nathalie's MBC (Miami Bellydance Convention 10th Anniversary Weekend). Haven't decided yet. Oh, the choices...oh, the humanity... :)~~~
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*(6/1) DC HAFLA MARKS THEIR ANNIVERSARY WITH A SATURDAY CELEBRATION
Congrats are sent out to Anna Rakesa and Safiya, co-founders for the event that marked its 2nd full year at Aura Lounge in Dupont Circle back on May 20th (which I unfortunately had to miss out on due to my severe DOUBLE knee tendonitis issues that decided to flare up RIGHT BEFORE the event was supposed to have began). :(...
Nevertheless, nice snippets of videoclips from local area performers and hafla regulars can be seen on their Facebook group page. The food at Aura is excellent (La Marrakech is downstairs with excellent Moroccan selections) and the cozy medium-sized atmosphere is perfect for a nice night out. Try to catch one later this summer (usually on the 3rd or last Saturday of the month) and here's to another year of bellydance bliss to the ladies....
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*(6/1) LOCAL WEB GEM: JO WALL (NJ)
She's more than just a bellydancer, she's a walking, living, breathing tower of power--whose fascination and love for weightlifting is as strong as her passions for the art form. Since her rousing appearances at JOTO back in 2016, she's been full steam ahead and not looking back. An astute and dedicated member of Groove Merchant Dance Ensemble (led by East coast legend Kim Leary, aka Alexia of the Nile), her own personal blend of playful and loveliness in her stage presence makes her a budding talent that's fun to watch (and always proud to show off her amazing biceps along the way). :) Enjoy her fun dancing with Raquy Danzinger & DUM at March's Art of the Belly from Ocean City in March, the check out her YouTube channel  for more...

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*(6/1)  LOCAL WEB GEM: BLYTHE (VA)
She's playful. A bellydance technician, some would say.  A consumate pro. She's also famous for her ''secret weapon'': THAT. FRIGGIN'. GRIN. The Saffron Dance performer  and now faculty member/choreographer will showcase that GRIN and her student ensemble near Georgetown University this Saturday for the summer edition CASBAH (5 and 8pm shows).  It's always nice to see a dancer whose affection for the art form makes everyone else around you infected with the same smiling effect that gets returned to Blythe, as well as many other Saffron Dance faculty. The following was the 1st footage that I shot and knew of her  back at 2015's Fiesta Asia (this year's was cancelled) Middle Eastern dance stage. Another local superstar in the making here...

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BREAKING NEWS:



*KNOW YOUR REGION: SEE SAMIRA SHURUK's (MD) NORTH AMERICAN BELLYDANCER RATES PAGE

*YOU CAN TAKE MEGABUS NOW TO VIRGINIA BEACH...
   AND THE EAST COAST CLASSIC IN JANUARY :)






OASIS COLOR CALENDAR CODES:
RECOMMENDED   WORKSHOP   SPECIAL EVENT    MUST EVENT 
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GO HERE FOR SALOME's BELLYDANCECLASSES.NET
SITE FOR INSTRUCTORS IN US & ABROAD
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**2017**

6/24 BELLADONNA's MIDDLE EARTH BELLYDANCE SHOW @ SITAR ARTS CENTER (N.W. D.C.) 7PM $20
6/25 LORELEI: DELAWARE DRUM & DANCE HAFLA @ NEWARK ARTS ALLIANCE (NEWARK, DE)
            330-6PM $5
7/4 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!! :)
7/8 SAFFRON SUMMER w/ SERENA SPEARS @ SAFFRON CENTRAL (ARLINGTON, VA) 130-6PM
7/8 RANDA: ALL-LEVEL SHIMMIES WKSHP @ SAHARA CENTRAL (N.W. D.C.) 2-4PM $35
7/8 TWILA JANE's ELECTRIC NOMAD STUDENT SHOWCASE @ DOGTOWN DANCE THEATRE
         (RICHMOND, VA) 8PM $18
7/8 NIAMAH's MOONLIGHT TRIBAL LOUNGE feat. SERENA SPEARS  @ MOOSE LODGE (BURTONSVILLE,
          MD) 8-11PM $10
7/9 MADAME ONCA's BANDIT QUEENS TRIBAL CAFE @ THE CAMEL (RICHMOND, VA) 1130AM $8-12
7/14-16 DANGEROUS CURVES BELLYDANCE & ACCEPTANCE CONVENTION @ HUNT VALLEY MARRIOTT
          (HUNT VALLEY, MD)
7/15 FLISSY: DATURA STYLE WKSHP @ SAHARA CENTRAL (N.W. D.C.) 2-4PM $35
7/16 FEZ TONES HAFLA feat. AMARTIA @ NEW DEAL CAFE (GREENBELT, MD) 6-8PM $10min.@tables
7/21 SAFFRON DANCE PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT CIRCLE & CARE FUNDRAISER @ SAFFRON
            CENTRAL (ARLINGTON, VA) 8PM FREEw/ suggested donation of $5
7/22-25 SAHARA DANCE presents SAHRA SAEEDA's JOURNEY THROUGH EGYPT SERIES @ SAHARA
            CENTRAL (N.W. D.C.)
7/28-30 RIN AJNA: ''RINTENSIVE'': IMMERSE GROUP PERFORMANCE WKSHP @ ELECTRIC NOMAD 
            (RICHMOND, VA) 
7/29 VIPERS & VIXENS DAY WKSHPS w/ MADAME ONCA' & MICKEY GIBSON @ GREENCASTLE COUNTY
             COMMUNITY ROOM (GREENCASTLE, PA) INFO: Deborah
8/12 TYPHRODISIA's ANNIVERSARY HAFLA @ TY's STUDIO (SEVERNA PARK, MD) 4-730PM FREE
8/12 THE HARLEM HAFLA @ BRIDGE FOR DANCE (NEW YORK, N.Y.) 6PM INFO: Brandy Heyward
8/19 LEILAH MOON: BODACIOUS DRUM SOLO CHR WKSHP @ SAHARA CENTRAL (N.W. D.C.) 2-4PM $35
8/20 MASALA MOVEMENTS' 5TH ANNIVERSRY HALFA @ THE RANGOLI (HANOVER, MD) 530-730PM 
             $10show/$15kids6-11+dinner/$20adults+dinner
8/24-27 NATHALIE: MIAMI BELLYDANCE CONVENTION's 10TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND (MIAMI, FL)
8/25 BRANDON'S 49TH BIRTHDAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION!! ;)                                                                          )
8/26 SAHARA DANCE CARNIVAL @ 1st CONGRESSIONAL UCC CONCERT HALL (N.W. D.C.)  Details TBA
8/25-27 THE JEWELS OF THE ORIENT BELLYDANCE & WELLNESS WEEKEND @ CROWNE PALZA
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NEW!! THE BRANDON'S OASIS ''CYBERSTRUCTIOR'S CASBAH'' LISTINGS
Legend:  (S)=SKYPE.com  (P)=POWHOW.com  (O)=Online PPV  (F)=Free Online (Y)=YouTube Channel

*(P) KATYA FARIS (INDIANA)
*(P) AMIRA SHAZADI (GERMANY)
*(P) SHABANNA (VENEZUELA)
*(P) ALICIA BELLYCRAFT (FLORIDA)
*(P) BELEN SOLA (SPAIN)
*(P) EDENIA ARCHULETA (CALIFORNIA)
*(P) HENNA (OREGON)
*(P) HEATHER SHOOPMAN (CALIFORNIA)
*(P) RANIA (CALIFORNIA)
*(P) ANSUYA RATHOR (FLORIDA)
*(P) MARTHYNA (FRANCE)
*(P) MARIA PARASSON (OHIO)
*(P) SEYYIDE SULTAN (MASSACHUSETTS)
*(P) AMIRA (NEVADA)
*(P) SAHIRA (TEXAS)
*(P) SADIE (COLORADO)
*(O) SUHAILA SALIMPOUR (CALIFORNIA)
*(O) DOLPHINA (CALIFORNIA)
*(O) RAQS-TV.COM & CHEEKY GIRLS PRODUCTIONS (CALIFONRIA)
*(O) DELILAH & VISIONARY DANCE (WASHINGTON)
*(F) TIAZZA ROSE (OREGON)
*(F) MELISSA PINA (ENGLAND)
*(F) ANANKE (NEW HAMPSHIRE)
*(F) LEYLA NAJMA (NEW MEXICO)

...more to be added soon...if you know of any, pass'em by to me, please... ;)


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DC/MD/VA AREA BELLYDANCING RESTAURANTS & CAFES
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INSIDE WASHINGTON, D.C.:
LA KAZBAH (DUPONT CIRCLE) FRI/SAT 8PMish
MAD MOMOS (COLUMBIA HEIGHTS)-DC TRIBAL CAFES LAST SUN of MONTH
NEYLA (GEORGETOWN)-SATURDAYS 930PM

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NSIDE MARYLAND:
MOSAIC CAFE (COLLEGE PARK) FRI/SAT 9PM
MEMSAHIB (ROCKVILLE) NIGHTLY 8PM

CASPIAN HOUSE of KABOB (GAITHERSBURG) SAT 8&9PM
CAZBAR (BALTIMORE) FRI/SAT 830PM
AMER'S CAFE (BALTIMORE) FRI/SAT 7-9PM
ZEEBA LOUNGE (BALTIMORE) FRI 10PM-12AM
BOMBAY NIGHTS (PERRY HALL) FRIDAYS 730PM
DESERT CAFE (BALTIMORE) SATURDAYS 730-9PM
RED MAPLE (BALTIMORE) WEDNESDAYS 9PM
7WEST BISTRO (TOWSON)-1ST SUN OF MONTH for ALL-SEASONS HAFLA
MELI (BALTIMORE-FELLS POINT) MELI BD NIGHTS 2nd TUESDAY of MONTH
TOBACCO CENTERS (CARNEY) FRI/SAT 730PM
MEDITERRANEAN GRILL (FREDERICK)-SAT 8or9PM
PASHA LAND (GAITHERSBURG)-WEEKENDS 8PM

INSIDE VIRGINIA:
ALF LAYLAH WA LAYLAH (CHANTILLY) SAT 12AM
SAHARA MARKET CAFE (STERLING) SATURDAYS E-mail for Schedule
FAIROUZ CAFE (FALLS CHURCH) FRI/SAT Call for Times...
MAZADAR (FAIRFAX)- FRIDAYS 9PM
SAHARA HOOKAH LOUNGE (STERLING, VA)--SATURDAYS AFTER 10PM
NORA'S LOUNGE (GAINESVILLE)--WEEKENDS-Call for Times
FEZ BISTRO (FALLS CHURCH, VA)--NIGHTLY(?) 10PM-2AM Call for BD Times
BABALU (TUYSONS CORNER, VA)--SATURDAYS 12AM
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...somehow the last list got eaten, if I'm missing some, please e-mail me to let me know! Thanks!


THE BELLYDANCE TRANSPORTATION LOCAL CARAVANS
*METROBUS & METRORAIL (WMATA)
*DC CIRCULATOR BUS
*RIDE-ON BUS (MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD)
*CONNECT-A-RIDE BUS (HOWARD COUNTY, MD)
*HOWARD TRANSIT (HOWARD COUNTY, MD)
*MARYLAND TRANSIT AUTHORITY
*VIRGINIA RAILWAY EXPRESS
*AMTRAK TRAIN SERVICE
*GREYHOUND BUS LINES
*FAIRFAX CONNECTOR (FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA)
*DASH BUS SERVICE (ALEXANDRIA/ARLINGTON, VA)
*THE BUS (PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND)
*MEGABUS.COM-DC TRANSIT SECTOR
*BOLTBUS.COM-DC TRANSIT SECTOR


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THE BRANDON'S OASIS BELLYDANCE CYBER NEWSBOX    
(updated 3/2/17)                                                                                  
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*THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE GILDED SERPENT
*LATEST FROM HOLLYWOOD MUSIC CENTER (CA)
*LATEST FROM WORLD DANCE NEW YORK & NEON
*LATEST FROM SUHAILA INTERNATIONAL
*LATEST FROM BELLYDANCE EVOLUTION
*LATEST FROM MILES & THE BELLYDANCE SUPERSTARS
*LATEST FROM DAHLAL INTERNATIONAL CATALOG
*LATEST FROM THE IAMED BELLYDANCE WORLD...
*''IT'S SUPER SALOME!!'': BELLYDANCE CLASSES AND
   INSTRUCTORS THROUGHOUT PLANET EARTH :)
*SARAH SKINNER'S SHAKE MY DAY.COM BELLYDANCE NEWS...
*LATEST LOCAL WAMEDA BELLYHAPPENINGS...
*INT'L WEB GEM: POLINA SHANDARINA's (RUS) INSTAGRAM PAGE
*LIFETIME PERFORMER, SUHAILA's DAUGHTER, ISABELLA (CA)
*ILLUMINATION DANCE STUDIO NOW ELECTRIC NOMAD DANCE
  REPRESENTING THE RVA, COURTESY OF (THE NOW) TWILA JANE
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*UPDATED: MAY 18TH, 2017..

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**OTHER VIDEOCLIPS OF RECOMMENDATION... :)   
Updated on 5/18/17...

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                     NEW FORMAT: I have recently figured out (d'oy!! duh! d'oh!!) how to load clips and pics from my Kodak EasyShare digital camera (I know, welcome to this century, Brandon...) to my PC and to the net, which'll be seen on my YouTube channel and/or be highlighted in GOLD in the future. Woo-hoo!

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NEW!! BRANDON'S OASIS ROLL CALL Of BELLYDANCE CONVENTIONS and COMPETITIONS:
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*EAST COAST BELLYDANCE FESTIVAL & COMPETITION (VIRGINIA): JANUARY
*TRIBALCON (GEORGIA): FEBRUARY
*USA BELLYDANCE QUEEN COMPETITION (ARIZONA): FEBRUARY
*BELLYDANCER OF THE UNIVERSE COMPETITION (CALIFORNIA): FEBRUARY
*RAKKASAH WEST (CALIFORNIA) : MARCH
*ART OF THE BELLY FESTIVAL (MARYLAND): MARCH
*SPRING CARAVAN (NEW JERSEY): MAY
*BOCA & SOUL YOGA EXPO (D.C./MD): MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
*BELLYDANCER OF THE YEAR PAGEANT (CALIFORNIA): MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
*CAIRO CARAVAN (CALIFORNIA): JUNE
*MISS BELLYDANCER USA by Jareeda Magazine (OREGON): JUNE
*RAKKASAH SPRING CARAVAN (NEW JERSEY): JUNE
*MARYLAND BELLYDANCE CONVENTION (MARYLAND):JULY 2014
*STELLAR PRO CHALLENGE (FLORIDA): JULY 2014
*ULTIMATE BELLYDANCER.COM ONLINE COMPETITION (CALIFORNIA): JULY/AUG
*YAA HALLA Y'ALL (TEXAS): AUGUST
*MIAMI BELLYDANCE CONVENTION (FLORIDA): AUG/SEPT
*LAS VEGAS BELLYDANCE INTENSIVE (NEVADA): SEPTEMBER
*JEWEL OF THE SIERRA COMPETITION (CALIFORNIA): SEPTEMBER
*PROJECT BELLYDANCE ONLINE COMPETITION (CALIFORNIA): SEPT/OCT
*RAKKASAH EAST (NEW JERSEY): OCTOBER
*BEACH BLANKET BELEDI (NORTH CAROLINA): OCTOBER
*HAWAII BELLYDANCE CONVENTION (HAWAII): OCTOBER
*BELLYDANCE NATIONALS COMPETITION (MARYLAND): NOVEMBER
*PITTSBURGH BELLYDANCE FESTIVAL (PENNSYLVANIA): NOVEMBER
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BRANDON'S OASIS BELLYDANCER PHOTOGENESIS GEMS :)
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BRANDON'S FACEBOOK* & FLICKR.COM** KODAK EasyShare PHOTO GALLERIES:
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*THE 2011 FIESTA ASIA (WASHINGTON, D.C.-MAY 21)
*EGYPTIAN SUN's 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW @ JHU-SHRIVER HALL
 (BALTIMORE, MD-MAY 7TH)
*2011 ART Of the BELLY-SUNDAY PERFORMANCES (OCEAN CITY, MD-MARCH)
*SAHARA DANCE SALON with BOZENKA (WASHINGTON, D.C.-MARCH)
*2012 ART of the BELLY-FRIDAY/SATURDAY PERFORMANCES (OCEAN CITY, MD)
*MY BRIEF 2012 FIESTA ASIA PIX (N.W. D.C.)
*BOCAFEST 2012 PIX (CHEVY CHASE, MD)
*DC TRIBAL CAFE JUNE @ MELLOW MUSHROOM (N.W. D.C.)
*SAHARA DANCE CARNIVAL @ ARTISPHERE (ROSSLYN, VA)
**2013 FIESTA ASIA @ PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW DC (5/18/13)
**2013 FIESTA ASIA: SET 2 @ PENN. AVE., NW DC (5/8/13)
**2015 EAST COAST BELLYDANCE CLASSIC-HAMPTON, VA FRIDAY (5/29/15)
**2015 FIESTA ASIA STREET FAIR-PENNSYLVANIA AVE,. NW (5/29/15)
*2017 ART OF THE BELLY COLLECTS (Others Included via Instagram-5/25/17)


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