Newsletter & Patreon Updates: May 2024

Belly Dance Mini-MagazineHello My Friends, Family, and Fans!

As I write this post, it’s the first week of May.  Spring is here in the SF/Bay Area and flowers are blooming everywhere. I took the first quarter of the year off to make substantial behind-the-scenes changes to the operation of my tiny publishing/costuming/dancing business.

Newsletter Updates

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If not, check out the April 2024 edition here.

Subscribers may notice that the newsletter’s look hasn’t changed much visually when compared to last year. However from a technical and organizational perspective, we’ve changed many things including:

  • Altered Release Schedule – Our mission for this year is to produce an issue of “Studio Davina: Mini Magazine” through December.  Previously, we’ve experimented with bi-monthly, quarterly, and even randomly.  However, the key feature will be releasing the newsletter after my four monthly Patreon classes are uploaded and live.
  • Expanded Curated Links – Based on feedback from subscribers, we’ve expanded the links section to offer more informative and entertaining videos, articles, books, and more.
  • Move Longer Content Here – To make the newsletter text shorter and snappier for easy scrolling, longer content will be available to the blog.
  • Including More Links – Doing research is my jam!  Why save my sources to myself?  Readers will notice more links to primary sources and the websites of my fellow creators from authors to dancers.
  • Relocated Upcoming Events List – After looking at our open rate and statistics, we’ve moved the “Events Near and Far” section to the end. I enjoy supporting my community by sharing local news and events.
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Classes with Davina for April 2024 on PatreonMay Patreon Updates

Thank you for supporting my ongoing historical research by joining me for talks, demos, and history presentations. Your continued patronage allows me to continue archival research on the subject of belly dance and costume.

I’m adding a new Patreon level – Freebies!

If you’re interested in checking out the chats, demos, history talks, and courses on Patreon, you can begin by signing up at the new Freebie level.  This level will include links to the monthly newsletter, videos I’ve uploaded around the web, research and project updates. I’ve created a Freebie Collection that will grow throughout 2024.

April Classes Now Available on Patreon:

Upcoming May Classes after May 21:

These classes are all pre-recorded and at the $15 level, you get to enjoy the $3 and $7 levels, students also have access to the entire back catalog of classes, courses, and presentations.

Consider taking a class with me today!

THANK YOU to all my current Newsletter Subscribers.  It is only through your continued support, that I can continue my ongoing research and writing projects.

Dawn Devine ~ Davina
May, 2024Azura Performing

By Davina

Davina ~ Dawn Devine is a belly dance costume designer, dance instructor and author of more than a dozen publications on Middle Eastern dance.