Archive for March, 2010

Fantastic Belly Dance Show

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Two Inspiring Live Music Shows with Top Belly Dancers

Saturday April 17th
10 East Athens Ave ,Ardmore , PA 19003

Meet the talented dancers:

Sahra Saeeda, Los Angeles, CA and around the globe!
Najia, Philadelphia PA
Aszmara, New York, NY
Mellilah Seattle, WA
Emilia Moon De Kemp, Toronto, Canada
Zahara, Rochester, NY
Suzana Nour, Alexandria, VA
Sitamun,New Market MD
Bahiya, Baltimore, MD
Julia, Newark, DE
Sonziry New York, NY
Daliya Amira, Doylestown, PA
Amala Gameela, Bethlehem,PA
Fatima Bassmah, Philadelphia PA
Undine Baltimore, MD
Pamela, Lancaster, PA
Frankie York, PA
Amber Doylestown, PA

Each show is only
$15 each or $25 for both shows if paid by April 7th

Both shows will be all live Middle Eastern Music by “Zaar Dust” playing for our lovely brave dancers who are all doing improvised routines.

Inspired by the music and dance of the middle east, Zaar Dust represents the collective artistry of classically trained musicians Melody Ben Flah on accordion and Kamaljit Bhamra-Watson on violin as well as accomplished percussionists Megan Chivetta(Fairouza) on doumbek and Chris Engleman on riqq. Co- founders Melody Ben Flah and Megan Chivetta, who are both professional dancers themselves, formed the group in January 2009 and share an avid love and desire to bring live music to the middle eastern dance community

Ticket information:

Philadelphia Bellydance

PO Box 569

Havertown, Pennsylvania 19083


Small informal studio setting . Space is very limited!
A unique opportunity to see master level dancers up close and personal.



Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

The Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion is participating in a citywide display of ceramic art by many Tyler School of Art graduates and staff during the Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference held in Philadelphia during the last week of March.

            The exhibition held at 2111 Sansom Street, is officially on the map, along one of the shuttle bus routes for this three day event; Wednesday, March 31, Thursday, April 1st and Good Friday, April 2nd. Volunteers from the church and the Welcome Center will host a Tea and Cakes cafe for visitors.  They are inviting guests into their beautiful sanctuary. The theme for this show is titled TEMPLES.  (The Welcome Center will be closed during this week).

       Young children from the “Delaware Museum Hurray for Clay” program created 70 brightly glazed mugs , which will be sold during this event.  They will be available from March 28th, if you would like to preview them.  This gift to the church was by art instructor for the Delaware Museum, Jacqueline Jrolf.   Jackie is also an artist participating in this event and one of the curators of the exhibition. 

       Please consider volunteering.  Volunteer hours will be approximately- 10am until 2pm on all three days.  Depending on your response, hours may be lengthened.  Email  if you would like to participate by your presence or baking cookies or a cake.  

      You are invited to visit this exhibition along with the many others throughout the city between March 31st and April 2nd. 


First Class Seamstress

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

I have two examples of how Rita Schaer’s talent transformed my life. A client spilled coffee on the backside of a pillow that was needle pointed by my deceased mother-in-law. I felt sad throwing it away, but didn’t see any options. The pillow was ruined. I cannot sew.

However, when I told my sentimental husband I was going to trash the pillow, his reaction propelled me to research alternatives.

I met Rita, owner of Maridadi services, in a communication course. When I learned she was a seamstress, I asked her for help with my pillow. Rita did an excellent job of superb workmanship. She was fast and efficient with an excellent eye for detail. My pillow looked like new.

The second time Rita came to the rescue was with my winter vintage coat. The sleeves were too long so it felt uncomfortable to wear, so it wound up hanging in my closet instead of keeping me warm.

Within a week or so Rita transformed my clunky coat into a high-fashioned jacket that feels good to wear. Her craftsmanship is impeccable.

Maridadi is Swahili for anything beautiful, tasteful, or pleasing to the eye. That is the kind of design and workmanship that you can expect from Swiss-trained Seamstress and Designer Rita L. Schaer. Rita studied Haute Couture in Switzerland, where they put emphasis on professional quality. She has 26 years experience and has been in business in the USA since 1988.

From simple alterations to full-blown original fashion creations, Rita Schaer has the talent and experience to help you get what you are looking for, or even go beyond your expectations.