My Best Day in SL

Some ramblings from my own oft neglected blog.

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My RL has been quite a mess lately….second cancer…living away from home to treat…spending my 20th wedding anniversary with a tumor and radiation burns…and SL has been a refuge in a way that it’s never been before.  It’s always been fun and a way to expand my horizons and feed my imagination, but lately, it’s been the only place I feel whole.

A few weeks ago, a few of my friends that I dance with who are also cancer survivors…one with a second cancer of her own, were bitching about how much cancer sucks and an idea was born.  Let’s do a cancer sucks show!  We could have some snappy Tshirts made that say cancer sucks and we could vent some of our frustration in our dances.  This was a crazy, last minute idea that began to grow like the tumor in my shoulder…except this time…

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We’re BAAAAACK! Sunday July 9 2017

Yes, I know you went to Winds on Sunday and it was quiet, yes I know you were confused…but we were on vacation for the weekend! We are back…”guess who’s back, back again, Winds is back…..tell a friend….” and we are ready to go with an all new, amazing show for you!

Since we were away I thought a little sneak peek would be nice…no music this time, just some pictures. I’m sorry there are only 2, SL was not playing nice and continued to boot me or freeze my screen so I was only able to take these. You will have to come to the show to see the rest!

Come see us Sunday July 9th at 5:00 (doors open at 4:00) and enjoy an evening of fun, dance, laughs and all around good times.

See you all there!


Want to work at Winds Of The Sahara?

Have you been coming to Winds to see shows? Are you an experienced Host or Hostess looking for good tips and more gigs? Are you a dancer who wants to do some of your acts at another venue? Do you know someone who fits the above description?We are looking for you because Winds of the Sahara is hiring!

We are looking for a host or hostess that is friendly and comfortable in front of a fast paced burlesque dance venue. You need to have experience in hosting at a venue but we are willing to train the right person. Must be available to host 3 times a month on Sundays from 4:00pm SLT to 6pm SLT (show is at 5 but you will need to arrive by 4 on show nights.) Dress is formal and you keep 100% of your tips. Must be able to attend rehearsals on Fridays from 4:30pm SLT to about 5:30/6:00pm SLT so you can see the show and make the notes you need.

We are also looking for experienced dancers! Must know how to use Spot On/Barre. We utilize the Metaharper and Artiste system. Our shows are Sundays from 4-6pm SLT (show is at 5, arrival is at 4) and rehearsals are Friday at 4:30pm SLT until about 6pm SLT. You are not required to stay once you have rehearsed. We do not require any dancer to only dance for us. You have the opportunity to dance up to 4 times a month or as little as once a month. 100% of tips earned are yours.

We would love to talk to you! Please send a notecard to either Winnie (winniefred) or Queenie Acacia for more information or for a meet and greet/interview. If you are at  Winds during a show, hit us up in IM as well.

Sneak Peek for the 80s theme show 04.23.17

That’s right!  The 80s are back….big bangs, legwarmers, droopy t-shirts with big belts…and all the hairspray the environment could handle.  Aquanet…singlehandedly responsible for punching a hole in the ozone layer….Here are a couple of the songs you will hear tonight, and we have a debut from our very own Josephine Jinx!

Lynxa is using the Eurythmics Missionary Man

Ariel will take us in a different direction with the B52s Rock Lobster (better with butter!!)

Catch you in the desert at 5pm SL!!

It’s Sunday! Here is a peek at an act you will see tonite!

You’ve got a fast car….so get in it and get to Winds tonite for our Sunday show! We have a couple performing a very cool, inventive set and dance to this cover of Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car. I loved this song when it was popular on the radio and this is a great cover (files it under songs I want to download).

Show begins at 5:00pm SLT and we have a full line up of all new dances! Something different tonite, we have many large numbers with many dancers so it will be a high energy show for sure! Doors open at 4:00pm so get there early and get a good seat!

See you there!

I would like to take a moment to thank all of you for coming to our shows week after week and supporting dance in SL. Without you all, there wouldn’t be a Winds. Thank you to our sponsors as well….you help us give out some great prizes and many of you help keep the lights on each month. We appreciate and thank each and every one of you.


Happy Sunday! Here is your (hot & sexy) sneak peek

Here we are, another week gone by and suddenly it’s *gasps* Sunday again. I’m glad it’s Sunday, I love that we have a new show, I detest that I have to go back to the RL tomorrow. Oh well, one more fun evening before then, right?

Tonight we have a DEBUT! She is a lovely dancer that also dances with Guerilla Burlesque. She is showing off her stuff tonight at Winds. Won’t you come and give her a big warm Winds welcome? I promise, her set, dance and costume (it’s hot) won’t disappoint the eyes, ears and will make your hearts race.

After the show tonite, Gunner will be playing some tunes on the roof. Please won’t you stay and dance with us? We would love to have you join us to chat and dance. 

Until then, here is your sneak peek!  *fans self*

Sundays Sneak Peek…don’t miss this show!

Oh myyyy what a set this one is! Our dancer has made most of the little pieces of this set herself, wait until you see it! This set involves ghosts and skulls and the underground. If you have ever seen a show at Winds, I’m sure you can figure out who this dancer is by now! Come on over tonight to Winds of the Sahara and see this set and all the others by the amazing dancers we have. Doors open at 4:00pm SLT and the show begins at 5:00pm SLT.

See you there!

Another amazing Sunday at The Winds of the Sahara is upon us!

We have so many amazing sets this week, it was hard to choose just one as a tease for the sneak peek. I chose this one, because her set, dance and mood of this set is truly amazing, to the point you will be shocked at the ending. She does not dance with us very often and when she does, she does not disappoint that’s for sure. Come on over TONIGHT at 5:00pm slt and see not only this set but many other fun, sexy and amazing dancers and dances! See you there!



What’s going on at Winds of the Sahara tonight?

THIS is what is going on tonight! OMG people, this set, this song….absolutely awesome and fun and the song is a killer earworm. If you want to see some amazing sets tonight, you need to come to Winds and see them. You won’t be disappointed I PROMISE you this.

I do suggest because there is about 17 people in this set you turn your names off so you can see it all! How do I do this?

Avatar>Preferences>General>Name Tags off. and that’s it! You can turn them back on after the show.

Until then, put this song on repeat and enjoy until 5:00pm slt. See you all there “let them eat cake and maybe we’ll be chums.”