Filmed and edited by myself
Last week the Dixon Transition Society hosted a fundraiser featuring bellydancers, silent auction, raffle prize and food: the Shimmy Showdown! It was a wonderful event and the venue quickly filled to standing room only. I even won some auction bids and am excited to be buying my first Dress 911 dress shortly and eat my Dolce Delights at the same time.
I was initially surprised and not overly excited for the combination of bellydancing with an organization that is to support and help women while defending the rights of any woman. But I learned a lot about bellydancing and how it has transformed from a dance to please men to a dance that empowers women. Watching the skill and talent of those women showcased their dedication and work to an art they love. Also, the dancers are of every body type, age, etc. The dance really appeals to every woman, just as Dixon serves every woman.
I hope the Dixon Society continues to bring the community together with events such as this that empower, share and inform while supporting their cause.
And as a side note, if you haven’t noticed, Recipe Sunday is no longer. But stay tuned as I am working on a new, very exciting project.