27 Jan 2007 Hafla - St Petersburg Nights

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My first ever occasion to watch belly dancing. Amazing what I've learned since then!

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St. Petersburg Nights : 

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St. Petersburg Nights : 

St. Petersburg Nights A great restaurant that specializes in Russian cuisine and entertainment 6800 Sunset Way, St. Pete Beach, FL

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This lady’s a great- grandma who was performing live for the first time in front of an audience. She actually did quite well, we thought…

Xenobia : 

Xenobia This girl’s been dancing for a long time….Loved her beautiful long hair and her joyful attitude….

‘Xenobia’ (actually Johanna) : 

‘Xenobia’ (actually Johanna) A Hip Expressions partner, dancer and instructor

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Xenobia’s Hip Expressions partner…a dancer and instructor herself… Karen

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There was one gentleman who was so excited, ….

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… and so enamored with the dancers…

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….he just kept on going out on the dance floor to join the dancers.

Xenobia : 

Xenobia Actually didn't mind that---

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---he actually added so much to the fun.

Xenobia : 

Xenobia He started to shower money over the girls dancing….

Xenobia : 

Xenobia …with the traditional Middle Eastern show of his appreciation for the dancers’ art…

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… as they so often do in Middle East cultures, I’m told….

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…and joined in the dancing out of sheer joy…

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…tucking signs of his appreciation into the dancers’ sashes…

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…that just really got to me….!

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The dancers showed us they were just that: DANCERS who were wonderful entertainers…

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They were classy artists who enjoyed performing, much to our vast entertainment…

Whirlygigs : 

Whirlygigs ---They were joyful celebrants of an ancient art…

Triplets : 

Triplets …who could stimulate…

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…and encourage the audience to join in …

Triplets : 

Triplets as they apparently do in Middle Eastern countries…

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…where it’s expected the audience indicate their appreciation with tips showered on the dancers…

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Or tucked into the dancers’ hip-belts…!

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I got so enthused and excited myself while watching him have so much fun along with the dancers…

I was bouncing up and down, and dancing in my own seat… : 

I was bouncing up and down, and dancing in my own seat…

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Finally I stood and started dancing towards him myself…

Whirlygigs : 

Whirlygigs …and when he turned to face me…

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I tossed a dollar at him myself….!

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…then turned ‘American’ again, realizing what I was doing, and slunk around to go back to my seat…

Xenobia : 

Xenobia I’m told my move was taken as a sign of my own appreciation, though I hadn’t known that….

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…but I did hear the roar of approval that my move got from all the ladies…

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…(and some of the guys, too, including my hubby) in the restaurant…

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…(who may have been too preoccupied having fun to really notice, anyway….)! with Kimara

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Kinda felt slightly embarrassed after another one of my rather impulsive moves, once again….

Jacob, as he was named, : 

was an old Armenian friend of the dancers, after all…. Jacob, as he was named,

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Who knew many of the dancers from often supporting their many shows and activities….

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… and apparently knew well a lot of the ‘moves’…

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…expected of an audience when Middle Eastern belly dancers perform…

Whereas I am new to Middle Eastern culture; and therefore unfamiliar with traditions … : 

Whereas I am new to Middle Eastern culture; and therefore unfamiliar with traditions …

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But still hadn’t been able to contain my own excitement enough to stop myself from jumping up to dance and throwing money, myself….

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Later, I went up and shook Jacob’s hand, saying “That was fun, wasn’t it?”

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Although the lady beside him snorted, he said gently “ Yes, it was fun…”

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Apparently, I wasn’t going to be ostracized, after all….

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So I guess for an old Armenian, that’s how he knows how to have fun….

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I actually didn’t know he was not being offensive by throwing money at the dancers…

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…I thought the dancers were just being too professional to let on their irritation….

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… having likely experienced this type of behavior in men many times before, whereas I hadn’t…

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(Or rather, I likely wouldn’t have allowed it, being steeped in my own ideas of ‘feminism’ …

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… and would likely have beat him with my cane, myself….

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…or hit him with a karate chop where it counted)….

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So I thought the dancers just likely blew off that type of behavior, offensive as it was to me, for their sakes…

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But the guy had seemed so appreciative of the dancers’ art, …

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….as I felt just as appreciative while watching the dancers, I ended up jumping out of my seat to join him….

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And that was that…!

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Whirlygigs …Over-all, it was a fantastic night…

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…with good food, good entertainment, good service, good company and good fun…

St. Petersburg Nights : 

St. Petersburg Nights I'd never been to a Russian restaurant before ---we totally enjoyed the Russian cuisine.

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So if you’re ever in the Tampa, Florida area….

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…allow me to recommend you think about stopping by St. Petersburg Nights, a great restaurant for Russian cuisine…. St. Petersburg Nights Kimara

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I recommend you pick an evening that Hip Expressions, the belly dancing group, is performing…

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Before you make a reservation, you can call (727) 363-3832 or check www.stpetersburgnights.com to see if there’s a performance scheduled.

St. Petersburg Nights + Hip Expressions : 

I guarantee you’ll have a great time! St. Petersburg Nights + Hip Expressions

Isn’t that right? : 

Isn’t that right?

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See you there sometime!

Buh-bye for now! : 

Buh-bye for now!

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