BENEFIT




Emerald Extravaganza - A Bellydance Brunch Benefit

Sunday March 3, 2019 1pm-5pm

Mirkwood Cafe
117 E. Division Street
Arlington, WA
Mirkwood Shire Cafe


Please join us for a delightful afternoon filled with belly dance, music, and good times at the historic Mirkwood & Shire Cafe! This year we are trying something new - a Belly Brunch Hafla Benefit! We won’t make you get up too early, though, this brunch runs on belly dancer time so will start at 1pm. ;)
Live music graciously provided by David Metz.

Entry is by donation; we suggest $5-10, or more as you are able to contribute!
Proceeds from the evening will go toward supporting the Emerald Sanctuary Belly Dance Retreat.

PERFORMERS

Would you like to dance?

This show will roll in true retreat style, so come one and come all – performers of all levels and styles are welcome. The hafla will feature performances to recorded music, recorded music plus live drumming with David Metz, and full live music sets with George Sadak.


To sign up, email Michelle at bellydancermichelle@gmail.com by Sunday Feb 17th, 2019 with the following information:

Your legal name
Dance name or troupe name
Preferred dance set — recorded, recorded with live drumming, or live music
Please state if you have specific requests regarding props

PLEASE SUBMIT BIOS AND MUSIC BY: Sunday Feb 24, 2019


VOLUNTEER TO HELP DAY OF HAFLA

Emerald Sanctuary events absolutely cannot function without the essential support of our beloved and appreciated volunteers – the Werker Beez! We need volunteers between the hours of 11am - 5pm to help the hafla run smoothly, from set up, take down, taking donations at the door, to manning (beez-ing) the raffle table. 

Any and all help is appreciated; please contact Michelle at bellydancermichelle@gmail.com for information and to volunteer for a shift.


VOLUNTEER TO MC

Just as important as the dancers who entertain us, are the announcers who delight and inform us! We need volunteer MCs to introduce the dancers and convey information to the audience. If you love to MC (or are MC-curious and would love to try it out in a safe and supportive space!) we would love to have you. Just like at retreat, we would like to have several MCs over the course of the show. If you are also dancing, we can absolutely set your schedule to allow you to do both.

 Please contact Michelle at bellydancermichelle@gmail.com for more information and to volunteer.



RAFFLE DONATIONS

The Benefit Hafla Raffle is one of the most important sources of support for the Emerald Sanctuary Retreat – and a favorite with our audience and participants. We need donations! Jewelry, gift baskets, art, costume items and adornments, beauty and personal care, gift certificates for services such as massage and spa treatments, dance or movement classes – are just a few ideas. Your donations and the proceeds from the raffle help with expenses to keep the retreat humming. 

Please email Michelle at bellydancermichelle@gmail.com to let us know about the item you wish to donate and to work out details.


A VERY HEARTFELT THANK YOU!

As a grassroots, not-for-profit organization, Emerald Sanctuary Retreat relies on volunteers and donations from generous souls like you! Thank you for supporting our retreat!