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BIG NEWS YA'LL. The annual California Legends event is back & I've been invited to dance in the Saturday evening gala show! Workshops, Discussions and performances with dancers that have shaped and are shaping the California raqs sharqi scene! Join us Labor Day weekend in the studio or online for these fantastic workshops. Tickets for individual classes go on sale TODAY---August 1--- so snatch them up!

Collect one? Collect them all! If you have attended at least 4 of my virtual Makeup Workshops 2021, I will be issuing a certificate shortly. If you have not yet done so, be sure to email your name, email, and mailing address, and watch your mailbox!

In other news, Dance Garden LA is staying safe with distance learning, and my Saturday classes are still available virtually. You can check the full schedule of virtual, on demand, and in-person classes here. New location, new website!

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM (PST)

Egyptian/Oriental - Technique, Drills, and Strength Training for Dancers

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM (PST)

Egyptian/Oriental - Combinations and Choreography

Devilla's Pilates Playhouse live will take a break for 3 weeks. Still, you have links in your newsletters & emails to keep you going. For now, our mascot Brando will be keeping the floor warm until our return!

Also a reminder that our Period Makeup Workshop is 2 - 4:00 pm (PST) this Saturday, July 17th. Let's go back in time, the possibilities are endless! Bring a photo of the period look you want to create, I will guide you through the basics. $40 suggested donation.

Please use the Family & Friends payment option on PayPal:

It's finally here! This Sunday July 18th, Siren Sunday's return---FREEDOM TO DANCE---will be virtually held at the ORIGINAL Dance Garden LA location, 3191 Casitas Ave #112, Los Angeles, CA 90039. This will be a beautiful send off to this incredible space that has helped so many grow their dance.

In other news, live shows are back! I had my first live show in longer than I can remember at Cafe Sevilla, Restaurant and Tapas bar in Costa Mesa, and it was off the hook! We are planning this as an ongoing gig, so stay tuned for scheduling and details!

Check your emails for Pilates scheduling this week. If you are not already getting Pilates class updates by email, please send a message to me at so you can get the Zoom link. $10 suggested donation, please use the Friends & Family option. Thank you!

~ Devilla Raks ~ Dance ~ Fitness ~ Beauty ~ Body & Soul

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