ElectroBelly Dance Troupe presents...
A Late Show at Club Cafe (21+),
Electro Belly Dance (Amethyst & friends),
Burlesque and Pole Dance (Fitness with a Twist dancers Aubrey and Ebony)
Deep House (electronic music) dance party with DJ Brotha Mike
Poi/bellydance by Jewel of Mystic Reign and more
Theme: Beltane! Celebrate life, fertility, Goddesses, flowers, earth waking up, and enjoy a very unique May POLE ribbon dance! ;)
Make sure you plan to stay for the dance party! Deep House is soulful, sensual, and will bring out your best dance moves! DJ Brotha Mike is one of Pittsburgh's most popular DJs!
Fri. May 2, 2014
10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Tickets will soon be available online, through www.TicketWeb.com, and in person through Amethyst, Aubrey, Ebony and Brotha Mike.
Club Cafe, 56-58 S. 12th St., Pgh. PA 15203 South Side Contact: Amethyst,[masked], [masked]
ElectroBelly Dance Troupe is a *collective of performers under the organization of Amethyst of www.PittsburghBellydance.com. ElectroBelly events are parties including a bellydance show performed to electronic music, and often including guest acts such as burlesque and pole dancers, cultural dancers and musicians, hoop dancers, poi dancers, break dancers, and a DJ'd electronic music dance party.
May 2, ElectroBelly will feature a professional show of bellydance by Amethyst; burlesque and pole dance by Aubrey and Ebony of Fitness with a Twist; and a DJ'd dance party with Brotha Mike (Deep House). Opening acts (poi and bellydance) by Mystic Reign (students of Amethyst).
The theme of the night will be Beltane, and you will see very unique dance pieces performed mostly to electronic music, which will fit the event's theme of love, fertility, passion, Goddesses, flowers, and celebrating life.
After the show, stay for the dance party and express yourself on the dance floor to the sensual, soulful beats of Deep House music played by DJ Brotha Mike.
*Note: ElectroBelly is now a collective rather than a troupe with specific members. The guest acts vary, show to show, as we support and feature various individuals and groups.
Amethyst is the owner of ElectroBelly Dance Troupe, and is bellydance certified under master instructor Ansuya Rathor of Bellydance Superstars, having earned her certification in CA and FL. Like her teacher, Amethyst greatly enjoys the fusions of bellydance, celebrating the freeing connection of many world cultures and self expression through dance. Years ago, she combined her love of bellydance with her love of electronic music dance parties, and created ElectroBelly events, supporting various Pittsburgh performing artists.
Amethyst began bellydancing in Pittsburgh in 1997, and is now a full-time bellydance instructor and performer, offering many classes at Fitness with a Twist south side and Greensburg, including casual classes as well as professional and teacher training programs. She performs regularly at restaurants, festivals, weddings, birthday parties, baby showers, bachelorette parties, and more.
Aubrey Worek-DeStephen is the Owner/operator of Fitness with a Twist, Greensburg & Founder of Wellness Solutions at Work, a corporate wellness company. Aubrey Worek-DeStephen is a graduate of Slippery Rock University with a B.S. degree in Exercise Science and Minors in Dance and Gerontology. Over the course of her career she has obtained certifications and memberships with the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA), is a Health & Fitness Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), is a Yoga teacher through the largest yoga school in the word, YogaFit (soon to complete her 200 hours), is an instructor for the Johny G. Spinning Program, she is trained is the Les Mills BodyPump and BodyCombat group fitness programs, and she is also certified Zumba instructor, as well as a Reiki Level 1 practitioner. Most recently she obtained her Nutrition Specialist Certification through AASDN. In her spare time, Aubrey is a successful Fitness Competitor and trains both men and women to compete in Fitness, Bikini, Figure and Bodybuilding shows. She has been competing with Fitness America since 2007 and has placed in the top ten in various International shows. She is a sponsored fitness competitor & fitness ambassador through Cathy Savage Fitness. Aubrey has been a part of the Fitness with a Twist family since 2006. Along with the stellar F.W.A.T. team, she is responsible for creating a Pole Fitness Instructor Training Program for Fitness with a Twist, which has been approved through AFAA and completion of her training equals 4.5 CEUs.
Ebony has been with Fitness With A Twist for just about 6 years. She teaches everything from Pole to chair as well as Lyra/Aerial Hoop. She as well trains all of the current Fitness WIth A Twist instructors at the Southside location. Prior to her career move to Pole Fitness Ebony was a dance teacher for uncountable years. Even wearing many different hats, poler, aerialist, dance, wife and mother, she loves every moment of her busy life.
DJ BROTHA MIKE:
Born and raised in Washington, DC., Michael Robertson, Brotha Mike, became fascinated with the effects of signal on audio equipment as early as 8 years old. His fascination began with watching signal from a high current amplifier, burn, in almost promethean fashion, a woofer from a dismantled speaker. Sounds like a simple concept to an audio engineer, but very intriguing for a child—so began his study of audio and its equipment and how it worked. He began Djing at a very young age at house parties that friends of his mothers had invited her to—being the DJ as often as the parties would happen. As early as 6 months into his 10th birthday, Michael began Djing at a small late night club, under the supervision of his mother, in 1981. At age 15, after shipping off far away from home to boarding school, Michael tried his hand at radio, in Sheffield, Ma. At a station called lettered WBSL-FM. He began his radio career programming what was then called Dinner Jazz (MOR) format, playing artists such as: Wes Montgomery, Eric Dolphy, Art Blakey, Art Pepper and Oscar Peterson, to name a few... He also managed the station during his junior and senior years and was instrumental in growing the radio station's music collection through his contact with major and independent record labels. He was deemed one of the best managers the station had seen in many years. As a DJ he would program a variety of different genres of music to set specific mood and atmosphere over the airwaves.
During summers away from school he would apprentice under a DJ at WPFW in Washington, D.C. As well as DJ at the station under the auspices of a DJ that would call himself the 'Po Man, who programmed Blues. After matriculating into college at the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio. Michael began to DJ at WCWS-FM, the College's public radio station. In his tenure there he became a music director that was charged with listening and categorising obscure college format music that included electronic music.
After moving from Columbus, Ohio to Pittsburgh, Michael had trained at WRCT, the Carnegie Mellon University radio station, and became a DJ there. He had hosted a show called Michael's Eclectic Kitchen for six years. Because of the radio stations mantra of providing music that can not be heard anywhere else on the FM dial, Michael had developed a programming that was oscure encompassing Indie-Rock, Jazz, and House music throughout his program. His show would start with the Indie-Rock and oscure musics sand end with mixing House music. During his tenure at WRCT, Michael was asked to be the resident DJ at a Club called Club Havana in the Shadyside neighbourhood of Pittsburgh. Each week he would play host to a packed house, serving Deep House music all night long. As a resident, he would play alongside such notables as Norm Talley (Detroit, Beatdown Sounds), Charles Tate of King Kooba (Om Records), Tommie Sunshine, Shawn Rudiman (Technoir Audio), and many others. Michael resided at Club Havana for eight years. In March of 2005, Michael and his residency at Club Havana were a feature story in the Pittsburgh City Paper— and also listed as artist of the week. During the same year Michael had guest Djed at a club in Miami called the Harrison Lounge during Winter Music Conference. During his fourteen years in Pittsburgh, Michael has been asked to DJ at many events in almost every club in the City from Metropol to the Matrix, New Amsterdam, Alto (as a resident), Z:Lounge, and many others. Presently, Michael, also know as Brotha Mike, is a resident at Eclipse Lounge in Pittsburgh and monthly resident at Belvedere's 400 person venue also in Pittsburgh.
Note to meetup members:
Tickets are general admission, meaning no specific reserved seat. Tickets ensure your entrance, of course, but if you'd like to sit together with friends and meetup members, please communicate through meetup in advance about arriving early and together, to get a table together. Then, during the open dance party after the performances, we can all dance together and meet more people! Thanks!