ST. PETE BEACH – Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio will host its monthly belly dance showcase on Friday, March 14, at St. Petersburg Nights Russian Restaurant & Dinner Theater, 6800 Sunset Way. The live dance show is at 8 p.m., followed by a dance party with live music by Boris & Sax. Doors open at 7 p.m., and reservations are strongly encouraged. This special show features Sparrow & the Resonant Rouges. Cost is $15, or $10 for Hip Expressions members.
“From the mountains of western North Carolina, to the streets of New Orleans, to the clubs and theaters of the nation’s biggest cities and smallest towns, The Resonant Rouges have been winning the hearts of audiences from coast to coast,” the band’s Facebook page says. “Since their inception in the spring of 2013, they have spent months touring the U.S. and even overseas for a month in Europe. Keith Smith and Sparrow Pants write songs that transcend genres, and their meaningful lyrics and infectious melodies will catch your ear and move your feet.”
Sparrow has been belly dancing since 2003, and she has taught and performed in Asheville, N.C. and around the country. Her eclectic tastes also include swing dancing, figure skating, musical theater, and plays the accordion, banjo, viola, violin, piano and musical saw.
There also will be solo and group dance performances by students, teachers and professionals alike, followed by a dance party for all.
The 1001 Nights shows take place on the second Friday of each month. A full menu is available at the show, as well as a full bar with Eastern European vodkas and beer. For reservations, call 363-3832. For performance or vending space, call 251-5241.