By: Rebecca Indianer
Adults dressing up for Halloween, or any festive event, brings about a certain nostalgic energy for those doing the dressing up in costumes, accessories, shoes and make-up. This was clearly evident with Pam Conn’s 1st Annual Witches Night Out event that took place last week. Pam exclaims, “Everyone had so much fun! We did not expect to see so many men and women dressed as Warlocks and Witches. It was very exciting. We got very lucky with the weather. Perfect temperature and no rain!”
In a post-event interview I asked Pam how she coordinated the Witches Night Out dance finale? Her response was unexpected, “A German video that had really jumping music! I sent it to Boadicea Belly Dance in Dexter. They came back and told me it was a song about sausage! So Boadicea created their own dance and set it to music, with lots of energy and vibrance! It was great fun!”
In regards to who, or what, the dance group Boadicea is, Pam replied, “Britain has produced many fierce, noble warriors down the ages who have fought to keep Britain free, but there was one formidable lady in history whose name will never be forgotten – Queen Boudica or Boadicea as she is more commonly called. At the time of the Roman conquest of southern Britain Queen Boudica ruled the Iceni tribe of East Anglia alongside her husband King Prasutagus.”
Boadicea’s Facebook page describes the group a bit more...“Upon the closing of our beloved former home, the Tree of Life Cultural Arts Studio, members of Tribal Roots Fusion Bellydance vowed to continue to build our skills and enjoy our dance. So with a new era and a new home base, we now adopt the name Boadicea Belly Dance. Under this new name, we will strive to continue to provide dynamic performances and quality instruction to our community. This troupe of eclectic dancers embraces the philosophy that anyone, regardless of their shape or age can be a dancer and improve their technique and expression. We offer classes in tribal fusion belly dance at the Dancer's Edge in Dexter, Mi. We also offer off-site workshops and engaging performances.”
Pam also adds, “Several of the merchants were so excited to have the dance troupe preform that they let us participate the Monday night before! It was absolute fun, wonderful exercise for your body and to get your mind into the music and movements.”
When asking Mrs. Conn if there will be any new surprises coming next year that weren’t part of this year’s event, she simply replied... “Stay tuned”...