Monday, August 31, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Jill Steenhuis Art Exhibit at Arts Centre on Sept. 29

 

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August 31, 2009

 
 "New Works By Jill Steenhuis" Art Exhibit at Arts Centre on Sept. 29
 
      The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County will be the venue for the exhibit of new paintings by artist Jill Steenhuis on September 29 from 5 PM through 8 PM.  There is no charge.         
 
 
     Jill Steenhuis, an Atlanta native, is a French Impressionistic Painter who lives in the south of France. Jill earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Sweet Briar College in 1980. Following graduation, she enrolled in the Leo Marchutz School of Painting and Drawing in Aix-en-Provence, which follows in the tradition of C├ęzanne.
Jill has exhibited solo shows in New York City, Greenwich, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington DC, Dallas, Aix-en-Provence and Paris. Her paintings are full of strength and color. Among the collectors of her work are the late Mr. Peter Jennings of ABC Evening News, Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Hardaway III, The Federal Reserve bank of Georgia, Mr. & Mrs. Doug Billian of Art & Antiques Magazine, and others.
The artist resides in an old, country house in Aix-en-Provence with her husband and their three sons.
 
     Steenhuis likes to paint en plein air, as can be seen from her portrait below which graces the Home Page of her website http://www.jillsteenhuis.com/index.html.
 
     The Arts Centre is located on Lower Fayetteville Road several miles east of Newnan.  Information is available on their website www.thecentreonline.net or by calling 770-254-2787.
 

 

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] African Childrens Choir at Arts Centre on October 9

 
 
 
 
 

African Children's Choir At Arts Centre on October 9

 

     The Centre for Performing a Visual Arts of Coweta County has attracted performing artists from all over the nation and even from other countries.  On October 9 at 7 PM the Centre is presenting the noted Daraja Children's Choir of Africa in a special choral concert.   Admission is free, and donations will be accepted to benefit the African Children's Orphanage.

 

     The music to be performed by this choir is described in this way on the Centre's website:   

 
     The music begins and the drums beat as the room fills with the sound of the Daraja Children's Choir of Africa. Dressed in their vibrant costumes with radiant smiles on their faces, the children express the joy and hope they have found in Christ through African song and dance. Daraja means "bridge" in Swahili, and these 24 orphaned and vulnerable children have journeyed across the bridge all the way from Kenya to bring you a taste of African worship and praise. The Choir wishes to inspire you with the hope and love they have found in Jesus Christ, in spite of the severe hardships they have faced. Their performances are a blend of traditional African song and dance and contemporary Christian music, which shares that hope in a unique and powerful way.
 
     Information about the Daraji Choir can be found on their website  http://www.410bridge.org/daraja/.
 
     The Arts Centre is located on Lower Fayetteville Road several miles east of Newnan.  Their website is www.thecentreonline,net

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Asian Culture Festival in Newnan on September 26; Will Benefit Welcome House

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August 31, 2009

 

 

Asian Culture Festival Coming To Downtown Newnan On Sept. 26

 

Will Benefit Community Welcome House

 

     One of the best known and appreciated of Coweta's charitable organizations is the Community Welcome House, which helps victims of domestic abuse.  From time to time various activities are conducted to raise funds for this worthy ministry.  The next one coming up is a bit different -- it will be an Asian Culture Festival, which is being

planned by the Shiloh Mission of the Shiloh Chinese Christian Church in Newnan and is being co-hosted by the Shiloh Mission and the Welcome House.  Here is the information recently released by Amy Tai on behalf of Shiloh Mission:
 
 
      The Community Welcome House and Shiloh Mission is hosting the first annual Asian Culture Festival on September 26, 2009 from 12 pm- 6 pm at court house square in downtown Newnan, Georgia.  We plan to have food, drink, vendors from various businesses, live concerts and much more.  This event is to promote not only Asian cultures but also knit the community closer together.  There will be businesses and non-profit organizations representing a variety of industries and services.

 

Here are several ways YOU can participate in the event.

  1. COME!!! Tell your friends and families about it.  Bring your loved ones for an afternoon of fun.  This event is completely FREE!
  2. Put up a poster/flyer at your office, shop, work place.  Tell EVERYONE!
  3. Post this event on your website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, group news.  Tell EVERYBODY!
  4. Be a performer.  If your music/dance group would like to perform at our live concert, please contact Shiloh Mission at 770-502-2306.  EVERYONE is welcome.  Live concert will start at 1:00pm. 
  5. Be a vendor.  The booths are $50.00 each and will go directly to benefiting the women and children at The Community Welcome House, a safe haven for victims of domestic violence.  You will receive a 10'x10' space around the court house and electricity is provided free of charge.  There are no other charges or fees.  This is a great way to fundraise for your organization, advertise your business and sell your products. 
  6. Be a sponsor.  If you cannot or do not wish to rent a booth, you can still support us with your products and services.  Businesses are welcome to donate gift certificates and/or products and services toward raffles opportunities throughout the day.  Your logo will be put on the poster and other printed announcements distributed throughout the metro-Atlanta area. 
  7. Be a donor.  You can donate directly to The Community Welcome House.  CWH has its very own thrift store located in downtown Newnan.  New Beginnings accepts donations from Tuesday to Friday 10am-2pm and on Saturdays from 10am-4pm.  You can also visit CWH website at www.communitywelcomehouse.com for more information and other donation options.

 

If you have any questions, please contact

Shiloh Missions 169 Hillwood Circle, Newnan, GA 30263 

www.followersofhisglory.org (770)502-2306

Linda Kirkpatrick at The Community Welcome House

 www.CommunityWelcomeHouse.org  (770)304-0966


Friday, August 28, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Plein Air Art Exhibit at Arts Centre

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August 28, 2009

 

Plein Air Art Exhibit at Arts Centre in September

 

      The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County will be the venue for an exhibit of Plein Air art works from September 7 through September 13.  The Opening Reception will be held on September 13 from 3 PM through 5 PM.  The Gallery hours are 9 AM through 5 PM Monday through Friday.  Admission is free.

 

     The title of the show is "The Spirit of Place".  The Exhibit will feature works by National Plein Air Landscape Artists: Perry Austin, Gavin Brooks, Roger Dale Brown, Gene Costanza, Larry Moore and Millie Gosch. Featured works will be for purchase.

 

     The Arts Centre is located on Lower Fayetteville Road several miles east of Newnan.  Information is available on their website www.thecentronline.net


[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Newnan-Based Jawbone Publishes 200th Book

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August 28, 2009

 

200th Book Published By Newnan-Based Jawbone Publishing Co.

 

Owner Swanee Ballman Expresses Gratitude To Coweta

 
     Swanee Ballman has not only been contributing to the Coweta literary scene through her Newnan-based Jawbone Publishing Company, she has also contributed through her membership in the Coweta Writers Group and in the Christian Writers United and through being one of the speakers at last year's Newnan-based Southern Writers Conference.  Jawvbone recently pulblished its 200th book, which provided the opportunity for her
to think about what Coweta means to her, which she expressed in this news release:   

 

Jawbone Publishing Corporation relocates to Newnan

 

      Newnan, GA – Jawbone Publishing Corporation, formerly located in Kissimmee, FL, moved to Coweta County in late 2007. By the end of 2009, its new publishing and printing facility will be completed on property outside Newnan.

      "We have the capacity to digitally print and bind books on the latest digital equipment, which we ordered from Denmark," said Swanee Ballman, president of Jawbone. "Printers once needed huge Heidelberg presses to do what we now print on equipment that doesn't take up much more space than a double-car garage."

      Frank and Swanee Ballman chose to relocate to Coweta County after their son, Shane, was transferred to Atlanta. "With each visit to Newnan, we were more convinced that we wanted to live here. It's small enough to be family-oriented but large enough to meet all of our needs. That's exactly why we love it here," said Ballman, who closed their storefront in the shadows of Disney World, sold their home in Kissimmee, and bought property in Coweta County. "We love the people here as well as the change of seasons."

      "Many authors and readers contact us through our website (www.JawbonePublishing.com). However, Georgia authors have already discovered us. We're presently working with six Georgia writers, four of whom reside in the Newnan-Sharpsburg area," said Ballman.

      Along with Linda Jennings, Ballman is active in the newly formed Christian Writers United, which holds monthly meetings in Newnan. (For information,  contact lajennings@charter.net .)  This group is publishing its first anthology of short compositions in November.

      "I worked with both private and public schools in Florida on student anthologies and hope to get local students fired up about writing," said Ballman, who has published nine titles and four screenplays of her own through three publishing houses. She has also received numerous awards for her writing. She is a former high school English teacher who served as a writing consultant for a large publishing house for eight years. She is also a former member of the board of the Florida Publishers Association and a regional director of the Florida Writers Association.

      Ballman has spoken about writing before many organizations and can be contacted at marketing@JawbonePublishing.com.

 

 

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Paul Conlan in LOFAS Show "Collage"at Carrollton Cultural Arts Center

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August 28, 2009

 

Paul Conlan in LOFAS Show Collage at Carrollton Cultural Arts Center

 

      Paul Conlan of Newnan has entered his photographic art works in many different exhibitions.  Last year he joined the League Of Fine Artrists -- South (LOFAS) and participated in their show in Peachtree City.  This year he again is participating in the LOFAS annual exhbit, Collage,  which will be held from September 11 through October 7 in The Galleria of the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center.  The Opening Reception for the show will be held on the first day, Friday September 11 from 6 PM through 8 PM.  There is no admission charge.  The Galleria is open from 9 AM through 5 PM Monday through Friday, and is open from 9 AM through 2 PM on Saturday. 

 

     Anyone planning to attend should be aware of the fact that at the same time this Opening Reception is taking place, The Carrollton Cultural Arts Center will be also be  hosting a reception for a different show, this one by the Blackberry Creek Artists, which will be held in the Roush Family Gallery.

 

     Conlan will be including six of his photographs in this LOFAS Exhibit.  Two of these are shown below.  One of these, Pointing The Way, was one of the First Place Winners at last year's Slow Exposures Photographic Exhibition of the Rural South, which he will also be participating in this year.  He has provided this photograph.  The other image, Room At The Bar, was provided courtesy of Penny Lewis, the Director of the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center.  

 

    Information on the photography of Paul Conlan is available on his website www.FStopBlues.com.  Information on the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center is available on their website  www.cprcad.org or by contacting Penny Lewis at  plewis@carrollton-ga.gov or by phone at 770-838-1083.

 

 The Carrollton Cultural Arts Center is located at 251 Alabama Street in Carrollton.


[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Coweta Photographers Invited To Participate In Art Works On The Square Photography Show in October

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August 28, 2009

 

Art Works On The Square Announces Photography Show

 

Photographers From Coweta Invited To Participate

 

    The latest contribution by Fayette County to the burgeoning Southside arts scene was the recent establishment of Art Works On The Square in the heart of downtown Fayetteville, which has been bustling with activity, the latest one being an upcoming photography show in October.  Although Art Works On The Square is a Fayette-based organization, this photography show is open to photographers from Coweta and other counties.  Although the show will not be held until October, anyone wishing to participate had better start planning now because the deadline for submission of entries is September 20 at 5:00 PM.

 

     Here is the announcement issued by the Art Works On The Square Director Kathaleen Brewer:

 

 

 
 
 
1st Annual Artworks Photography Show at ArtWorks on the Square Gallery is accepting applications for October 1st - 30th exhibit.
 Please send 4 examples in jpg. format in a zip file to  Kbrewer@AWOTS.comcastbiz.net or mail CD to ArtWorks on the Square, 107 Stonewall Ave., Fayetteville, GA 30214.  Include your name, address, email contact and phone number and application fee of $25.00 (4 images)  Categories are:  People/Animals, Landscape, Social Statement and Digital Mix.  There is room to hang approximately 50 - 60 pieces matted and framed in 11x14 and 16x20 sizes.  Work chosen must be matted and framed and have hanging wire. Work will be voted on by three judges.
 
 
     Information is available from Kathaleen Brewer at 404-771-8288 (cell) or 678-545-0275 (Art Works On The Square) or by email at  Kbrewer@awots.comcastbiz.net.
 
 

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Previous of Coming Attractions at Newnan Theatre in 2010

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August 28, 2009

 

Newnan Theatre Announces Previews of Coming Attractions in 2010

 
 
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Newnan Community Theatre Company
Contact
:  Dianne Olsen, 770-683-6282


NCTC Announces New Season

An assortment of wild and wacky characters along with some tried and true characters will be gracing the main stage in 2010 at the Newnan Community Theatre Company.  The theatre company has recently announced its next season of plays, along with lowering ticket prices.

Seven shows are being planned.  The season will debut with a comedy, "What the Butler Saw" by Joe Orton.  The show is a door slamming farce about a psychologist and his wife's romantic indiscretions.  Auditions are scheduled for November 9 and 10.  Show dates are January 29-31 and February 5-14.

Next up will be Arthur Miller's classic, "Death of a Salesman."  This show has never been done at the theatre.  Auditions will be February 1 and 2.  Show dates are March 19-28 and April 2-4.

The big musical for the year is "Cabaret" by Joe Masteroff.  "Cabaret" is the story of Sally Bowles, who performs at the Kit Kat Club.  She befriends an American writer in Germany just before WWII.  Liza Minelli was well-known for playing the lead role.  Auditions will be May 10 and 11.  Show dates are May 7-23.

Summertime brings the adventures of a surfing beach babe who happens to have split personalities and a unique criminal signature.  "Psycho Beach Party" by Charles Busch will hold auditions on May 10 and 11.  Show dates are June 25-27 and July 9-18.  There will be no shows the weekend of July 4th.

Paul Newman directed his wife, Joanne Woodward in "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" by Paul Zindel.   The story is about an unbalanced mother and her two daughters, each daughter deals with their mother's illness differently, one mirrors her mother, while the other turns to a science experiment.   Auditions are scheduled for June 28 and 29. Show dates are August 20-29 and September 3-5.

The audience is taken on an odd journey, when a woman with amnesia is kidnapped by a masked, lisping, limping, partially deaf man in "Fuddy Meers" by David Lindsay-Abaire.   Auditions are scheduled for August 23 and 24.  Show dates are October 8-24.

The season will conclude with the heartwarming story of the "Miracle on 34th Street" which was adapted for the stage by Will Severin, Patricia DiBenedetto Snyder, and John Vreeke from the novel by Valentine Davies.  Auditions will be October 11 and 12.  Show dates are December 3-19.

Each 2010 show will run for three weekends.  Show dates are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Show times are 8 pm on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 on Sunday.  Along with adding an additional weekend for each show, the theatre will be reducing its ticket prices for next year.  Individual tickets for adults will be $12; for students (with valid ID) and seniors (55+), tickets will be $10; and for children (12 and under) tickets are $8.

Season tickets are available for purchase from the theatre's website, newnantheatre.orgSeason ticket holders receive discounted admission and a reserved seat for each show.  Season ticket prices are $70 for adults and $60 for seniors, students, and children.

If you are interested in directing any of the 2010 season show, pitch meetings will be held in October by Artistic Director Darren Mathews.  Contact Mathews at info@newnantheatre.org for more information on how to pitch a show.

If there are any changes to scheduled dates, they will be posted on the theatre's website.  NCTC has been providing live entertainment in downtown Newnan for over 30 years.  They are a non-profit, 100% volunteer run theatre.  The theatre is located at 24 1st Avenue.  For information about current shows, call the theatre at (770) 683-6282.


Saturday, August 22, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Swanee Ballman Publishes Exodus From America

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August 22, 2009

 

Swanee Ballman Publishes Exodus From America

 

     Swanee Ballman keeps very busy with her Newnan-based Jawbone Publishing Company but she still manages to squeeze out enough time to continue writing her own books.  Since moving to Coweta from Florida, she has written two novels -- Day Zero last year and now, hot off the press, Exodus From America.  Here is what she has to say about her latest one:  "What happens when a group of conservatives devises an alternative to life under an extreme, progressive President? What happens to them? What happens to the United States?" 

 

     Information on her Jawbone Publishing Company is available on its website www.jawbonepublishing.com and information on her own books is available at

www.jawbonepublishing.com/ballman.htm 

 

     Swanee Ballman is a member of the Coweta Writers Group and is a co-founder of  Christian Writers United, which is based in Newnan.  She has also contributed to the Coweta literary scene by publishing (through Jawbone) books by several other Coweta writers and by being one of the speakers at last year's Newnan-based Southern Writers Conference.

 

    Ballman is also contributing through her own writing to the burgeoning Coweta literary arts scene whose writers for the past three years have been having books published at the rate of one per month.  This rate is continuing into 2009:  Exodus From America is the seventh book published by Coweta writers so far this year.

 


USE THIS (DO NOT USE EARLIER VERSION !!) [Coweta Arts Tidbits] American Tribal Style Belly Dancer Hollie Schmidt At Grantville Day

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August 22, 2009

 
 

American Tribal Style Belly Dancer Hollie Schmidt At Grantville Day

 

Hollie Schmidt is a professional ATS belly dancer here in the Coweta area. Hollie is a certified ATS Fatchance belly dance instructor though Carolina Nericcio of Fatchance Belly Dance out of California. Schmidt's belly dance troope is "Gypsy Theatre". Info on Schmidt herself, including the belly dance classes she teaches at the Newnan Theatre, is found at http://people.tribe.net/3f763aa4-3ad4-4fe6-8b86-e058a3a3bd09.

 
     So, what is the real nature of American Tribal Style Belly Dance?  There will be an opportunity to find out at this year's Grantville Day community festival.  Hollie Schmidt will be performing this type of belly dance along with three other dancers from 2:00 PM until 2:20 PM on Grantville Day Saturday September 26 on Main Street in Grantville. 
 
     Grantville Day, which for the past several years lasted for two days --  Saturday and Sunday, this year has reverted to the original concept of a one-day festival held only on Saturday.  The other events planned will be announced soon.  Grantville is located at Exit 35 on Interstate 85. 
 
     Information on Grantville Day is available on their website www.grantvilledays.com  or by contacting the Grantville Day Chairman Sandra Luttrell at  770-583-9013 or by
Email at  sangalasands@aol.com.  

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fall Belly Dance Classes

Please publish in your next addition! Thanks, Hollie Schmidt, Fatchance Belly dance Instructor, Developer of "Gypsy Theatre" Troope
 
 
Ladies,
Since the children have went back to school, it is time to come back to belly dance class. We will start back the $30 a month for the Monday night beginners class and for those of you in the intermediate class both beginners and intermediate will be $50 a month. The ATS class is not availiable for drop-in due to it being an session class and is $100 for the 10 week Fall session. Drop-in rate is still good for Monday night classes and is $10. All classes are held at Newnan Community Theatre. I have also developed a dance troop and we are called "Gypsy Theatre", and will be performing at Grantville Day on Sept 26th at 2pm. I miss you all and hope you find away to add belly dance to your busy schedules this fall.
 
My Fall classes are as follows:


Fall Class Schedule:

Beginning Belly Dance (This class you will learn basic belly dance moves for the beginning level)
Class: Every Monday Night
Registration 6:30-7pm
Time: 7-8pm

Intermediate Belly Dance-You will learn to take basic belly dance moves and layer them, use props such as veils, zills, baskets, canes and swords with choerograph. (Must have teachers permission to take this level class)
Class: Every Monday Night 
Registration:8-8:15pm
Time: 8:15-9:15


ATS (American Tribal Style)Level One- This is a beginning level ATS Fatchance style class. You will learn by drilling the basics moves in fun combinations with layering and zills. Zills are needed for class www.saroyanzils.com (Arabeque style good) or Fatchance zills.
The class will be every Wednesday Nights in 10 week session, next session will be Fall Session from (Sept 9th-Nov 11th).
Registration Sept 9th between 6:30-7pm payment due at registration. Class is from 7-8pm.

Location: Newnan Community Theatre
24 First Street
Newnan, Ga 30263

Contact Info: Hollie Schmidt
(770) 301-3147
newnanbellydance@yahoo.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FYI: My Tribal ATS class is going to be a 10 week session on Wednesdays between 7-8pm, Sept 9th-Nov 11th. Registration for class will be held Wednesday Sept 9th from 6:30-7pm, payment is due at registration. This class will be the Fatchance ATS formate. You will need zills for this class.. Please wear ATS skirts or pants, choli or tank with bare feet or socks (ballet shoes preferred). Cost for the class is $100 for the fall 10 week session. We might hold a small show for your family at the end of the session, but you are not required to participate if you do not choose too. All classes are held at the Newnan Community Theatre at 24 First Street, Newnan, Ga 30263. Please contact: Hollie Schmidt with any questions @ Newnanbellydance@yahoo.com or (770) 301-3147.

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August 21, 2009

 

American Tribal Style Belly Dancer Hollie Schmidt At Grantville Day

 

     Hollie Schmidt, who used to live in Grantville and now lives in Newnan, is upset about the erotic connotations which the term "belly dance" has for the American public, due mainly to the influence of Hollywood.  She claims that the term actually refers to a form of folk dancing and therefore should not be regarded as porn.  Schmidt's own "Gypsy Theatre" belly dance troupe is mentored by the American Tribal Style Belly Dance discussed in the article on the subject found at the website www.fcbd.com.  Info on Schmidt herself, including the belly dance classes she teaches at the Newnan Theatre, is found at http://people.tribe.net/3f763aa4-3ad4-4fe6-8b86-e058a3a3bd09.

 
     So, what is the real nature of American Tribal Style Belly Dance?  There will be an opportunity to find out at this year's Grantville Day community festival.  Hollie Schmidt will be performing this type of belly dance along with three other dancers from 2:00 PM until 2:20 PM on Grantville Day Saturday September 26 on Main Street in Grantville. 
 
     Grantville Day, which for the past several years lasted for two days --  Saturday and Sunday, this year has reverted to the original concept of a one-day festival held only on Saturday.  The other events planned will be announced soon.  Grantville is located at Exit 35 on Interstate 85. 
 
     Information on Grantville Day is available on their website www.grantvilledays.com  or by contacting the Grantville Day Chairman Sandra Luttrell at  770-583-9013 or by
Email at  sangalasands@aol.com.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beginning Belly Dance Classes Monday Nights
Newnan Community Theatre
Newnan,  Ga 30263
Phone: (770) 301-3147

Hours: Registration begins @ 2:30pm

Belly dance classes on-going every Monday Night from 7-8pm. Registration for new students 6:30-7pm. Class cost $30 a month or $10 drop-in. Call for Hollie Schmidt for questions: (770) 301-3147.
 

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I teach basic belly dance classes as well as ATS classes here in Newnan, Georgia.

Class Schedule:

Beginning Belly Dance (This class you will learn basic belly dance moves for the beginning level)
Monday Nights
Registration 6:30-7pm
Class: 7-8pm

Intermediate Belly Dance-You will learn to take basic belly dance moves and layer them, use props such as veils, zills, baskets, canes and swords with choerograph. (Must have teachers permission to take this level class)
Class: Monday
Registration:8-8:15pm
Time: 8:15-9:15


ATS (American Tribal Style)Level One- This is a beginning level ATS Fatchance style class. You will learn by drilling the basics moves in fun combinations with layering and zills. Zills are needed for class www.saroyanzils.com (Arabeque style good) or Fatchance zills.
The class will be every Wednesday Nights in 10 week session, next session will be Fall Session from (Sept 9th-Nov 11th).
Registration Sept 9th between 6:30-7pm. Class is from 7-8pm.

Location: Newnan Community Theatre
24 First Street
Newnan, Ga 30263

Contact Info: Hollie Schmidt
(770) 301-3147
newnanbellydance@yahoo.com


[Coweta Arts Tidbits] American Tribal Style Belly Dancer Hollie Schmidt Performing at Grantville Day

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The Successor To Newnan-Coweta Arts Council News Releases

Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258 schultz_forrest@yahoo.com

 

August 21, 2009

 

American Tribal Style Belly Dancer Hollie Schmidt At Grantville Day

 

     Hollie Schmidt, who used to live in Grantville and now lives in Newnan, is upset about the erotic connotations which the term "belly dance" has for the American public, due mainly to the influence of Hollywood.  She claims that the term actually refers to a form of folk dancing and therefore should not be regarded as porn.  Schmidt's own "Gypsy Theatre" belly dance troupe is mentored by the American Tribal Style Belly Dance discussed in the article on the subject found at the website www.fcbd.com.  Info on Schmidt herself, including the belly dance classes she teaches at the Newnan Theatre, is found at http://people.tribe.net/3f763aa4-3ad4-4fe6-8b86-e058a3a3bd09.

 
     So, what is the real nature of American Tribal Style Belly Dance?  There will be an opportunity to find out at this year's Grantville Day community festival.  Hollie Schmidt will be performing this type of belly dance along with three other dancers from 2:00 PM until 2:20 PM on Grantville Day Saturday September 26 on Main Street in Grantville. 
 
     Grantville Day, which for the past several years lasted for two days --  Saturday and Sunday, this year has reverted to the original concept of a one-day festival held only on Saturday.  The other events planned will be announced soon.  Grantville is located at Exit 35 on Interstate 85. 
 
     Information on Grantville Day is available on their website www.grantvilledays.com  or by contacting the Grantville Day Chairman Sandra Luttrell at  770-583-9013 or by
Email at  sangalasands@aol.com.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beginning Belly Dance Classes Monday Nights
Newnan Community Theatre
Newnan,  Ga 30263
Phone: (770) 301-3147

Hours: Registration begins @ 2:30pm

Belly dance classes on-going every Monday Night from 7-8pm. Registration for new students 6:30-7pm. Class cost $30 a month or $10 drop-in. Call for Hollie Schmidt for questions: (770) 301-3147.
 

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I teach basic belly dance classes as well as ATS classes here in Newnan, Georgia.

Class Schedule:

Beginning Belly Dance (This class you will learn basic belly dance moves for the beginning level)
Monday Nights
Registration 6:30-7pm
Class: 7-8pm

Intermediate Belly Dance-You will learn to take basic belly dance moves and layer them, use props such as veils, zills, baskets, canes and swords with choerograph. (Must have teachers permission to take this level class)
Class: Monday
Registration:8-8:15pm
Time: 8:15-9:15


ATS (American Tribal Style)Level One- This is a beginning level ATS Fatchance style class. You will learn by drilling the basics moves in fun combinations with layering and zills. Zills are needed for class www.saroyanzils.com (Arabeque style good) or Fatchance zills.
The class will be every Wednesday Nights in 10 week session, next session will be Fall Session from (Sept 9th-Nov 11th).
Registration Sept 9th between 6:30-7pm. Class is from 7-8pm.

Location: Newnan Community Theatre
24 First Street
Newnan, Ga 30263

Contact Info: Hollie Schmidt
(770) 301-3147
newnanbellydance@yahoo.com