Dance, Magic Dance

Urban Gypsy's upcoming symposium of writhing tribal gyrations features a class called "Dancing Darkly—Introduction to Gothic Belly Dance." Despite the ominous title, we're guessing it has little to do with listening to Bauhaus and ritualistically burning your forearms with a lit cigarette. Sorry to disappoint. But there are still a number of Eastern folk dance tutorials, stretch and exercise workshops and things with names such as "Bhangra Fushion Improv" to choose from, each class averaging about 30 bucks for entry. But you better hurry. The "Fireless Fire Spinning" class and "Makeup Tips for the Stage With Sharon Kihara and Zymirrah" have already sold out. Urban Gypsy and the North Texas Middle Eastern Dance Association present their 3rd Annual 3rd Coast Tribal Workshop from Thursday through Sunday at Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St. in Fort Worth. Call 817-624-8333 or visit for more info.
Jan. 4-7
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Geoff Johnston