Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Name that Troupe!

So one of my pastimes is belly dancing, and the group of ladies I dance with have just formed their own troupe. Which is highly amusing, on any number of levels. We are very enthusiastic and it is my job to bring the flask.

Anyway, we're a splinter group of the pro-troupe, the Port Belly Project, named for Shreveport, LA, where we are based. We are going to be the student troupe, and we will occasionally dance with/fill in for the real troupe.

Our problem is that we need a name! I've already sicced a few people on the problem, but I would love more input.

Any suggestions?

I would like something funnier/non-serious. We're still belly dancers in the making, and we don't take ourselves too seriously. But I don't know how the others feel, so if you have a pretty name, throw it out there.

On a side note, for anyone in the Shreveport area, I'll be running a short workshop this Wed., at 11:00 AM, at LSUS, for the Write On Writer's group. The public is invited. Just email me at IHeartSelkies(at)gmail(dot)com for more information!



Zita said...

How about "Swivel Hipsters"


Nicole said...

I reallllly like the riff on "Hipsters," Zita. Nice one!

Anonymous said...

Um---don't you mean "troupe"?

Nicole said...

HA! Yes I do! I'll go back and edit it. That's what I getting for blogging before coffee. . . :-) Thanks!

Pat said...

How about the "Belly Busters". For some reason, that's the first thing that came to my mind. And I haven't had my coffee yet either.

Nicole Peeler said...

That's cute, Pat! I'll add it to the list for a vote.

And I meant "get." Man, it's that time of year.

Falcata Times said...

Hows about:
Shahrazad's Dream
Super Trouper's

My personal favourite:
Hip's of the Desert

Nicole Peeler said...

Okay, Super Troopers is my FAVORITE movie, so thats' soooo tempting. And the rest are lovely, I will put them on the list. YAY, thanks guys! I'm rubbish at coming up with names.

Davida Dean said...

Hot Hips Rule the land? (as in hot lips houlihan from MASH)

Belly Bangles (walk like an egyptian?)

Sugar Hips

Okay I suck at this BUT - I love belly dancing, after two years of it i have to say its the best thing I ever did for myself.

Nicole Peeler said...

Sugar Hips ROCKS. That's hilarious.

These are so great, guys! I'll bring a list to class Monday.

And Davida, I know. It's such a laugh. Love it!

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