Photo and Video Gallery
Online Competition Entry Form
Marketplace and Extravaganza (Daytime Performances) – PARAMOUNT THEATER
10:30 am – 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30
10:45am – 12:15 pm
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Evening Gala – 6:45 pm PARAMOUNT
420 North Florence Street
Casa Grande, Arizona 85122
Raffle and Door Prizes
To add to the fun, we'll be having a raffle and some great door prizes at Amethyst this year.
Raffle Tickets may be purchased online on the Registration Page.
Prices Online: (must be purchased by March 15, 2018)
10 for $10
20 for $15
At the Event, the pricing will be:
10 for $15
20 for $20
1. Tribal Treasures and Trinkets
2. BLING BOX - Filled with rhinestone accessories and blingy thingys :)
3. 50/50 Jackpot
*The ticket pricing will be averaged at $1. If there are 100 tickets placed in this bag, the winner of the Jackpot will receive $50.
4. Vendor's Choice
*Participating vendors will contribute one item. The winner of this bag will receive the entire lot of goodies!
5. Dance Training
*Dance instructors from around the area will be contributing different class packages. The winner
6. Khaleeji Dress
1st Workshop Registrant - A beautiful Amethyst pin
1st Extravaganza Registrant - 5 free raffle tickets
1st VIP Registrant - a FREE Amethyst 2018 Tank Top
Traveled the Furthest Distance to Attend Event - $10 Concessions Voucher
Spirit Award (Who shares the most Amethyst posts, invites the most guests, participates in the most activities etc) - Choice of a beautiful tiara or medallion & complimentary ticket to the Evening Gala Show
Fitness and Flexibility Challenge
Nov. 1st Winner - Complimentary ticket to the Evening Gala Show
Dec. 1st Winner - 1 FREE Accelerated Express Workshop
Jan. 1st Winner - 1 FREE Entry in the Online Competition (any Category)
Feb. 1st Winner - 10 FREE Raffle Tickets
March 1st - 1 FREE General Admission Pass
Amethyst Dance Festival
Co-Hosted by: RaMagik
Photo by Yasmina Parker
PROCEEDS BENEFIT the
The Sheltering Wings Center for Women
Mission Statement for Sheltering Wings Center for Women
Sheltering Wings provides emergency housing for women and children suffering from any form of domestic abuse. We build stable and independent lives through essential programs offered in a supportive and Christ-centered environment. We provide a safe, 24-hour haven for women and their dependent children suffering the effects of domestic violence. We help victims of domestic violence build stable and independent lives through case management and mentoring programs. We address the physical and emotional needs of children who have witnessed or suffered abuse through crisis intervention, positive support, and education in healthy relationships. We strive to break the cycle of domestic violence by educating our community on its realities, actions they can take in response and resources available to those in unhealthy relationships.
The event will also benefit That Sos for Us as attendees will be invited to participate in some of the national campaign photo projects.
Gearing up for the 2nd annual Amethyst Dance Festival!
Event Date: March 17, 2018
420 North Florence Street
Casa Grande, Arizona 85122
The Studio, Casa Grande
395 N Sacaton St
Casa Grande, Arizona
Amethyst Market Place (Vending) PARAMOUNT THEATER
Extravaganza (Daytime Performances) PARAMOUNT THEATER
Evening Gala – PARAMOUNT THEATER
Workshops – The Studio, Casa Grande
Accelerated Express Workshops - The Studio, Casa Grande
General Admission –
ALL participants who enter the Paramount must have the official stamp (black light visible). The fee is $15. This helps to cover the cost of the theater, sound, lighting, etc. Vendors will receive a free admission stamp.
Holiday Inn Casa Grande
777 N. Pinal Ave.
Casa Grande, AZ. 85122
All rooms are equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker & 37" HD television.
*Free wireless internet and a free daily pass to 24/7 Fitness Center
*Restaurant is opened for breakfast and dinner
*Lounge is opened daily at 4 pm.
*Heated pool and Jacuzzi
Available March 16 to March 19.
We have 2 blocks reserved. Use code ADU if you'd like the complimentary breakfast buffet or ADS for the block without. Please see rates below:
ADU (with breakfast) $115.00 + 10.5% tax
ADS (no breakfast) $109.00 + 10.5% tax
For reservations,please call 1-520-426-3500 or 855-426-3500 and mention the name of the block and block code..
The cut off date is: February 21, 2018. Reservations requested by attendees after this date will be accepted based upon availability.
BUY GENERAL ADMISSION PASSES AND REGISTER FOR WORKSHOPS/VENDING
Innah is a multi- award dancer, competing in numerous competitions and projects: winner: Bellydance Nationals, 1st-runner up BDUC, 3rd place soloist Queen of Raks Sharqi, 3rd place soloist Bellydance USA Queen, Project Bellydance participant, Berlin festival: finalist, HOA: winner: troupe, people's choice: troupe. Students award: award winning troupe, DQC-1st runner up: Jamila Raks, Heart of America FSC: 11 gold medals.
Judge: Hot Raks, Dessert Queen, Chicago figure skating competitions.
Workshops: Peoria, Peru, Phoenix, Arizona, Harbin, China, Des Moines, Iowa, Ames, Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, Kansas, Zhenzou, China, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Leader and artistic director of award- winning troupe: Innah's Middle Eastern Dance Troupe of Des Moines, Iowa
Innah's primary style is Oriental which she gracefully combines with the moves from Russian ballet. Innah is a leader of the troupe and teaches multiple bellydance classes in the Des Moines area. Besides bellydancing, Innah is a professional figure skater, choreographer and judge. She teaches stretching and artistry on ice and prepares skaters for multiple competitions.
About Michelle Sorenson:
Based in Salt Lake City, UT, Michelle Sorensen is a professional Belly Dancer with nearly a decade of dedicated dance training. She began her studies under the direction of Kismet School of Dance (American), Kashmir Dance Company (ATS & Tribal Fusion), Trisha Mcbride (Tribal Fusion and Experimental) and more recently Rachel Brice (8 elements Phases 1 &2, Initiation and Cultivation Certified) and Stephanie Buranek (Cabaret/Egyptian).
She has also sought continued instruction through workshops and other events from some of the most innovative dancers in and out of the belly dance scene. Along with bellydance, she has discovered a love for the Aerial Arts, Exotic Dance, Contemporary Dance and Dancehall/Twerk. “Cross-training” in these genres of dance has helped her with stamina, strength, flexibility and finding her own artistic voice. Her life is also occupied with being a mother of 2 sweet little girls who are a constant inspiration to push boundaries and a reminder to explore! She is available for instruction, private lessons and workshops both locally and internationally.