I am not typically a blogger, but I must say that I am immensely proud of my class last night. It wasn’t a typical class, with Katia being on holiday. The ladies endured not only a combined all levels class but a full half hour of zill drills. Two of the ladies have even invested in their own personal set!
Where to purchase zills? I always recommend Saroyan! Mainly because you can listen to the soudn clips before purchasing. Also, I enjoy the unlimited amount of options. I have 5 pairs from them now and I think my Arabesque 2’s are my absolute favorite for both weight and sound quality, however, they are a tad loud for small indoor spaces.
I have also had a pair of zills from turquoise international. They have a wonderful mellow tone and comfortable weight.
Our zill drill correpsonds to a Hossam Ramzy tune. We simply do hip ups, downs, walking twists, and a follow the leader, all the while overlaying a variety of patterns. At the end, we played zills a cappella over top the combinations we had worked on. And yes, we even added “The Abby” to our repertoire!
Great work ladies!
And added inspiration, here is Amina Sallah and her zill solo!
Hi All! I’ve got 3 (now 2! now only 1 left) costumes that need rotated out. All are gently used but have tons of sparkle and life left in them!
First up, the Orange Dahab! SOLD!
This is a beautiful and sparkly orange and silver Dahab that i received in a trade. I have never danced in it because in the end, I just don’t look good in full skirts. The set has amazing details and a diamond theme that extends from the bra, to the belt, and to the arm and wrist cuffs. The set includes a bra, belt, two arm cuffs, two wristlets, a chiffon veil, and a chiffon skirt with two slits. The base material for the bra and belt is a sparkly metallic orange lycra.
Fuschia Flowers from Brazil! SOLD!
Next up we have a fuschia flower costume from Brazil. I received this in a trade and it is quite uique. The bra has a line of flowers that connect to the belt. The skirt is super twirly with ruching at the rear and flares out to a full skirt below for super twirling capacity! The skirt has one slit and, I often wore it tucked up. The costume comes with a sheer sleeve that i never sewed on and a replacement sleeve that has not been sewn either. It also has a sheer upper arm cuff with a flower on it.
Leopard Bella! SOLD!
So this one is gorgeous and a real stunner! I’ve loved it but need to rotate! It comes with a bra and belt, separate twirly mermaid skirt with a slit and chiffon insert for modesty. The bra has arm ties that wrap and criss-cross the arm all the way down. It also comes with wristlet and an upper arm cuff. The fabric is a sparkly metallic leopard lycra and the fringe is beautiful and elegantly placed.
Nitty gritty details:
Bra is 32.5″ underbust and measures on the inside 6″ vertical, 7.5″ horizontal, and 6.5″ on the diagonal.
Belt is 34.5″ long.
The skirt has the elastic removed at the top and will stretch to 36″ but is currently at a 32″ upper hip. It is 37″ long.