Dancer Check In
Dancers should email Sudeep no later than May 1st with their BIO. That will save on time at the check-in. It will be printed and handed to the announcer for you. Please keep it short. There is not much time between acts and we need to stay on time!
Dancers should check in and hand over music one hour before performance time and be ready to go on stage 30 mins before performance time. You must hand the music to one of the door volunteers.They will take it to the Sound Engineer. It’s possible times may vary.
This year, 2018, we are asking dancers to send Sudeep the music file so that we can have a playlist ready to go. The deadline for sending music is Friday April 27th. No MP3 players or iphones will be accepted this year.
Ready To Go On?
There will be a stage manager who will find you and point you to the correct place to go on – this will be through the Green Room and entering from the left of the stage when looking from the audience. Please be findable!!
Let the Dancer Check In desk know how you are entering and whether you start on stage or off. The Bell Stage has a curtained entrance on the left side when looking at the stage from the audience.
There are 2 areas to change. We apologize for the cramped changing space; it’s best to come dressed! It gets very crowded mid-afternoon onward. Please change quickly and leave the area to the dancers coming after.
1. One small green room or dressing room to the left side of the stage – this gets very full and is almost unusable as a dressing room and more a pre-stage boarding area.
2. Upstairs – a long narrow balcony area plus a landing. It is cramped, but doable, so it might be best (for troupes especially) to come mostly in costume.
Any and all upstairs dining rooms are completely out of bounds for any use. Please do not go in to take photos, dress or do make-up.
The Bell stage is carpeted. The stage is somewhere in the region of 18 feet wide by 9.5 feet deep. However the piano is still on the stage, but it will be completely to one side (left side when looking at the stage from audience)
Videos – by Esther Newman
Download video form here.
Want to pay ahead of time via paypal? Pay to firstname.lastname@example.org. Add comment to the form “Paid through PayPal” and email the form to Esther or hand it in at the festival.
Tahneen Middle Eastern Band is the live band this year.
Audience & General Admission
No show is complete without an adoring audience. Do tell your students/friends/family/business associates about the show. I will be sending out a mailer that can be forwarded by email. I can also email posters as needed – please request. I will be posting signs around Redwood City and surrounding area; posting signs in local Gyms and Dance Academies; sending notices to the papers and posting this event on Facebook. The website is a great source of info – so spread the link!
Audience pays $20 admission for the entire festival or $15 in advance online at the Angelicas website.
This is a great place to have an event. There is a full bar, a carpeted stage with attractive back curtains, vendors will be around the edge of the large downstairs room and this year the audience will be seated at tables! There is food available for purchase all day long and a great ambiance. I am asking a dancer entrance fee of $5.00 (as posted on this website) to help with costs.
Address, Schedule, Vendors, Parking etc
All of this is on this website.
Parking – There is free pubic parking lot across the street from Angelicas with lots of space on Sundays. If you are lucky there maybe street parking.
The mission of Bay Area Belly Festival is to provide a place to perform, network and enjoy a day in the company of other dancers, students and belly dance/dance enthusiasts.
Angelicas LLC venue is very central to the Bay Area in the Mid-Peninsula – what a great place to have a festival.
Feel free to email me if you have a question at email@example.com. Thanks Sudeep