E Komo Mai! Welcome to my blog.

I'm delighted that you dropped in! E Komo Mai: WELCOME! This blog is basically an online visual journal is modeled after a concept I learned of in psychology 101... waaaaaaay back in college. That concept was somewhere in the chapter on The Significance of Dreams, where it mentioned someone's theory on dreaming about a house usually means that the house represents you. So I have used my actual house (Mauna Lea Manor) to structure my blog. In different rooms you will find different aspects of my life; different interests I like to blog about. This is a way to bring a little organization into my life and thoughts for myself... (dreams are in The Bedroom, Family updates are in The Living room, etc.)
This also, I would imagine, make reading this blog more convenient for you as well. If you are a grandparent interested in seeing photos and hearing stories about my boys, but maybe not so interested in my bellydancing obsession: you can just read what goes on in The Playground. But if you are an Art Collector more interested in my latest work and information on collecting, but not especially interested in my personal life: you'd enjoy The Office. Mauna Lea Manor is sort of the foyer to all the other rooms. If you would like to tour my online portfolio, please visit: www.stephaniebolton.com.
I hope you enjoy your time here ;) & continue to stop by!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Still accepting Registration till Dec 1st for Incense

We currently have 5 amazing girls enrolled in this program but have room for more.
If you are a teen girl, or know one that you feel would enjoy this program, please email

Take a look at what we've been up to after school...

incense: a SEED program
Incense: a S.E.E.D. programNovember 2011
Last Month
we made our belts
We have completed our first month of Incense!
It has been a real pleasure getting to know your daughters and seeing them advance so quickly in their dancing.
The girls have learned 6 fast movements, 2 slow, and 2 speciality moves requiring specific finger cymbal rhythms.
They also learned how to use a sewing machine and sewed their dance belts with the help of master seamstress Rose Bolton.

They have learned how to make yarn tassels from scratch and embroider mirrors.  They will create and wear a tassel for each fast move learned and embroider a mirror for each slow or specialty move learned.  These adornments are visual badges marking their achievements, making their dance belts something they can be very proud to wear.

This Month
Girls received their finger cymbals and are now required to bring these instruments to dance with at every class.
Some girls participated in the Kona Coffee Festival Parade on 11.11.11.
Our float was supplied by The Kona Coffee & Tea Company.  Some of my adult students in the Nouveau Gypsy danced to live music played by local band Leche de Tigre.  We won 3rd place in 2 different categories!
This month the girls will be be receiving a special visit from an exceptional make-up artist named Mindi Bachand.  She will giving a demo and showing us her extraordinary portfolio.  
Next Month
Next month there is another parade that we have been invited to participate in:

The Christmas Parade
Dec. 10, 5:00pm
on Alii Drive

Please mark your calendars and let me know if your child will be able to attend.

We are also moving into the Health and Nutrition segment of our program.  Female Sexuality will be discussed and if you do not want your daughter to participate in this discussion, please notify me.

We will be visited by a nutritionist, Shannon Broderson.  We will also have visits from the Pregnancy center & Planned Parenthood.
Registration for Incense is still open till Dec 1st
Know a teen you think would enjoy and benefit from Incense?
incense info
We are still accepting new girls into the program until December 1, 2011.  We would love to include more girls in this fun after school mentoring program.
Please feel welcome to forward this email to your friends!
You can refer them to www.incensehawaii.weebly.com

suggest they "Like" our facebook pageLike us on Facebook

Or have them call 808 854-1270 or email mauna.lea.studios@gmail.com

Nouveau Gypsy BellyDance Class
If Incense sounds like fun but you are no longer a teen- this is for YOU!
sea mistressBeginning in January, The Dancing Tree Studio will be offering a daytime class for adults on 
Wednesdays 10am-12pm for 10 weeks
January 2012 - March 2012
In this class we will spend the first half learning & practicing the ancient and evolving art of bellydance.  Designed for the complete beginner, you will learn foundational movements, layering, and precise, clean technique for beautiful movement.

The second half of the class focuses on costuming.  Now you will not only have the moves but you will also have the look to go with them.  
There is an additional material fee for costuming supplies.
You must pre-register to participate in this class, subject to cancellation if minimum participation of 4 participants is not met.  
Registration for this class begins December 1, 2011.  
You can visit www.thedancingtree.com  to register.


Private Classes are also available at Mauna Lea Manor.

Have a group of 4 or more friends who would like to take classes together?
A regular weekly class can be added to my current class schedule for your group with a one month commitment.

Performances available.  Would you like to hire Stephanie Bolton or Nouveau Gypsy for your next party or event?  A bellydance show or mini lessons for your guests can be memorable & unique entertainment.  

Please call 808 854-1270 or email mauna.lea.studios@gmail.com.

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