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Kristen
7/12

Wow!  I took belly dance lessons back in the 70’s when it was a fad.  I thought it had died out.  I was so happy and amazed to find out it is still thriving.  I just watched the Project Belly Dance and loved your dancing.  Wow!  You are fantastic.  I think you should have won first place.  I have been watching a lot of various youtube videos and you are better than any of them even Sadie!

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kelly wright
Monday, 1/9/12, 7:59 AM

Hi! really loved the boot camp yesterday! The Tango- Fusion was fabulous too! I am a little sore-no surprise there. would love to attend your next workshop, any topic would benefit me,especially all the drills and hip combos. Thanks again, a truly wonderful experience!Kelly Wright “Kalia”

From: poland,ohio

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Kelly
Thursday, 11/17/11, 1:29 PM

I currently instruct beg belly dance in Salem oh. I would love to take lessons from you! I have your final Six dvd and i am originally from Canton. Do you teach any where besides Canton? my e-mail is napakel@zoominternet.net Thanks! You are a fabulous dancer!

From: Poland Ohio

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Setara
Wednesday, 11/9/11, 3:15 PM

Hey Sherena! Can’t wait to see you! Hope to catch some of your seminars in 2012 😉

From: Columbus, OH
Web Site: www.habeebas.com

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Isis Ketchum
Sunday, 9/25/11, 2:04 PM

Just wanted to say hi and thank you for teaching me to dance I have a lot of fun in class and your pictures are very pretty!!!

From: Sebring

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Anne Turner
Sunday, 9/25/11, 9:55 AM

Just wanted to say how beautiful you are ! And your costumes are fabulous !! I am an old friend of your Dad….and the Hawkins family…Im so glad Joe found he had a beautiful and talented daughter !!!!!

From: Beloit Ohio

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Athena
Tuesday, 8/2/11, 1:39 PM

Dear Sherena, I have just discovered you on the internet. I read your bio, watched your videos. How refreshing to see a dancer performing Turkish Cabaret again. I thought it was gone for the Tribal Dance, but watching you brings to mind Cory Zamora and Didem. Fabulous, my dear, i’m so happy to have discovered you. I am a retired professional, who started at age 18 and continued studying till i became good enough for professional work. I was known as The Goddess Athena, and my dear friend The Princess Yasmina. We performed every weekend at a restuarant in downtown Cleveland called The Parthenon, for 4 years ~ till the dance went extinct more or less. I read that you love to teach; if you are ever up in Cleveland, i would love to meet you and partake in on of your classes. God Bless you as you continue to teach others to this wonderful living art form.

From: Cleveland, OHIO

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Thanasis
Saturday, 7/2/11, 2:06 PM

Sherena exhibits every quality that one would desire in a dancer. She embodies a full understanding of the art and is the most professional dancer with whom may band & I have worked. We miss you Sherena. Thanasis & Abraham Orion Express Cleveland, OH

From: Cleveland
Web Site: asaranto@yahoo.com

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Maria
Friday, 5/20/11, 11:55 AM

So excited you are coming to Cali in Aug! You bring something new and exciting to the dance community – see ya soon!

From: California

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Abe
Wednesday, 4/20/11, 1:46 PM

YOU ARE A STAR- ENOUGH SAID

From: Long Beach

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Lynne
Leibrand Monday, 3/21/11, 2:33 PM

Love you and your message!

From: Ohio

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Sundari Ali ~ Sherry Ehrich
Friday, 3/11/11, 7:50 AM

I feel I have a small connection to you, I have three children 2 boys and the third one is a little girl, who is 2. I thought her love of belly dance was just b/c she sees me do it every day, but that’s not the case. She loves the music, she loves watching belly dance videos and she loves dancing with zills and moving her hips, she is a natural with the veil and never takes her hip scarf off. When I heard you were the same way when you were little, it lets me know this is who she will be. Thank you and I will always be a big fan!

From: The Woodlands/Houston area
Web Site: Sundari Ali

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Cherry
Tuesday, 2/15/11, 11:30 AM

Love your message. Wish I could take your class. If you are ever in the Southern Cali area, please let us all know!

From: San Diego, CA

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Rachel
Tuesday, 2/15/11, 9:33 AM

I just watched some of Project Bellydance, I love the sharpness and clarity you put in your moves. I really hope that you will begin to give workshops, especially in the Houston/SE Texas area!!

From: Houston

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Dawn
Formoe Friday, 1/7/11, 7:10 PM

I discovered your dancing on the new web TV reality show, top belly dancer- Project Belly Dance. I wanted to tell you that I found your dance entrancing and I would definitely buy a dvd from you!

From: Marana, Arizona

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Mehira
Thursday, 1/6/11, 4:39 AM

You are awesome!! I just finished watching the Top Bellydancer, Episode 1 and am so thrilled that you took the Immunity for the first episode!! Awesome job, awesome dancing, awesome choreography that you and your group did!! So excited for you and good luck with the next episode!!

From: Pittsburgh, PA
Web Site: Mehira

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Sara
Saturday, 10/16/10, 9:54 AM

Thank you for taking me on as a Tribal Belly Dance student!! I love your dance style, I think it will be an amazing experience!! Guests: If you are looking for a Tribal instructor Sherena is your girl!! She has the experience and training you want as an instructor. She is also very ethical and has exceptional business practices!!

From: North Benton

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Sherena Matthewsi
Thursday, 9/23/10, 6:20 PM

I wish they had belly dancing class here in Grandview MO.

From: missouri

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Helen of Troy…Troy Michigan that is :>)
Thursday, 9/9/10, 4:47 PM

WOW WOW WOW!!Beautiful,talented AND!! CLASSY CLASSY CLASSY!! Great show in Akron!! Everyone loved you!

From: Michigan

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Jen Gallagher
Thursday, 5/20/10, 12:50 PM

Love your dancing Sherena! Would love to learn more about ballet for bellydancers.

From: Pittsburgh PA
Web Site: Janim Dances

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Richard
Tuesday, 4/20/10, 7:21 PM

Hello, Thank You for bringing some fresh entertainment to our area. You showed such class and professionalism. Our little city needs this kind of entertainment during such hard times. You are one of a kind and so kind to alot of people.

From: Canton,Ohio

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Dane
Wednesday, 4/14/10, 12:04 AM

Dear Sherena, I happened upon some of your videos posted on YouTube and I felt compelled to come here and just say thank you…thank you for sharing yourself with us. I’ve rarely seen such grace and skill combined with such beauty. When I watch you dance, I can feel all that is most beautiful, most mysterious and most wonderful about women come over me like a gentle calm. It is of great comfort to me. Thank you.

From: California

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Clarissa
Friday, 2/19/10, 8:15 AM

SHERENA!!! Looking forward to seeing you perform in Los Angeles again!!! You were awesome,everyone loved your performance!

From: Los Angeles

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abbey
Thursday, 1/14/10, 6:14 PM

your website is so nice. I saw the picture you sent amber of the two of you via facebook. it made me laugh so i clicked on it and there was a link to your site. You are and inspiration , that you can follow a dream and be a success at something you love. It sound like you have such an exciting life. Has rosemary seen your site? She must be so proud!!! The only dancing i do is with my new baby around the living room and i wouldn’t have it any other way. Anyways , i just thought i’d drop a note and let you know how happy i was for you . I live in columbus so if you are ever teaching any calsses here i’d love to come and dance some of my baby hips off. Enjoy 2010 Abbey Szekely (schmidt)

From: alliance

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Amanda Rager
Saturday, 11/21/09, 8:18 AM

Hey there, its Amanda, I did your nails in good old Barberton! I have not seen or spoke to you in so long. Your wed site is awsome and you look beautiful as always. Hope all is well!

From: Norton, Ohio

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Myrah
Wednesday, 11/11/09, 1:47 PM

YOU ARE THE BEST!!! JUST FABULOUS!!!!

From: Akron,Ohio

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Stosh
Monday, 10/19/09, 12:28 PM

Stosh here again. I am looking for that calender for the Holiday Season.

From: Polland

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Maya Atella
Sunday, 6/7/09, 7:48 AM

Received your buisness card from a very dear friend whom you and your family know. I have called your phone and left you a message on it and will leave one here too. We are looking for a performer for our daughters wedding in Chicago in July,We had seen a dancer in Cleveland at a club there and did not find her in good taste.I left my number and other info on your message machine today.Thank you , Maya A.

From: Cleveland,Ohio

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Thursday, 6/4/09, 3:26 AM

GREAT!!!! PERFORMANCE!!!

From: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Debbie
Saturday, 3/28/09, 9:35 AM

Heyyyyy!!! Talked to your mom and told her I can’t wait to see you perform here.Your calendar is filling up from what she told me. You were always a GREAT dancer even when you were a little girl. Russ and I saw you at the Desrert Inn when you were 11 remember? Your a prodigy of the dance girl :) Love Ya, Deb

From: New York, New York

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Shalimar and Moe
Thursday, 3/5/09, 5:15 AM

Hey Sherena, Looking forward to the Dayton, Hafli!! We have seen you perform since you were very young. We hope to talk to you about performing in D.C. for a black tie event we are holding.You have always been our favorite dancer and thought of you right away. See you soon!

From: Cleveland

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Zahid
Saturday, 2/28/09, 4:55 PM

I will be seeing you in Dayton, Ohio next month. I play the doumbek there with a bunch of other great guys. You always turn my head, on the floor or off. Your beautiful and great. DDtktdtktkt@hotmail.com

From: L.I.M.A. (Lost In Middle America)

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Jodette
Monday, 2/16/09, 2:48 PM

To Sherena, You are the best in our area! We have seen dancers here and they can not stand in your light. Thank you for your performance last evening. You are so graceful and kind to everyone,we appreciate not only your talent but also how you respect yourself and us. God, Bless, Jodette & Ali

From: Canton,Ohio

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Elena
Sunday, 1/25/09, 12:17 PM

You are the most beautiful dancer.We just love performance last night! We felt so at home in Lebanon with your dancing!! We wish you would be in Lebanon. Elena

From: Akron,Ohio

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Wednesday, 1/21/09, 2:23 PM

GIRLLLLLLL YOU ROCK!!!!!!

From: Cleveland,Ohio

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Debbie
Thursday, 12/18/08, 1:36 PM

Sherena, Saw the posting for your seminar at Kira’s Oasis in September! Yay!!! I will be there with my zills on! We all love you & your classes are great!

From: Solon,Ohio

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Melissa Rafferty
Wednesday, 12/3/08, 3:42 PM

Hi Heather! Gorgeous pics on your site!! I am looking forward to hopefully being a part of your dance troupe again!! I will try to get to next class too! See you soon!

From: Akron

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Stosh
Tuesday, 11/25/08, 1:26 PM

Hi Sherena, it’s Stosh again and I just viewed your new website. I enjoyed your video however it is just not long enough. I wish I was young again so I could play drums for you when you dance. I think you should pick 12 of your favorite photos and make a calender for your fans and sale them on your site. I will check your website every month to see if you are ever scheduled to come to Europe. I would love to meet you in person….. keep dancing.. Stosh.

From: Polland

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Jimmy Rodgers
Sunday, 11/16/08, 5:23 PM

Sherena, I had the pleasure of meeting you at a dear friend’s wedding reception at St. George’s on 11/15/08. I have to say you are as talented as you are beautiful! Good luck to you always and keep the tradition. Best to you always, Jimmy

From: Medina, Oh

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Sherry
Wednesday, 10/29/08, 3:15 PM

You are a PRODIGY!

From: Columbus,Ohio

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Melinda (Majidah Sahar)
Saturday, 10/11/08, 8:18 PM

Loved your performance last night at Kira’s Oasis! Very artistic and talented!

From: Brookville OH

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Columbus Girls!!
Friday, 10/3/08, 8:22 PM

OH MY GOD !!! We are so there for your performance at Kira’s Oasis….We are so there!!! We love you!! We have seen you at Cassandra of Clevelands events and also at the Desert Inn…you are so awesome!!

From: Columbus,Ohio

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Char
Sunday, 9/28/08, 7:04 AM

Shereeena!! Loved your shows!!! We have to get you back out here. We are coming to Ohio so we will be talking to you SOON!!

From: Los Angeles.Cali.

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Admirer
Monday, 9/22/08, 5:46 PM

You are an ANGEL!! GOD BLESS YOU!!!! The best I have ever seen!!

From: Westlake,Ohio

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Carrie
Sunday, 9/21/08, 7:04 AM

You are the best dancer my husband and I have ever seen at Vine Valley …you are so BEAUTIFUL!!! If I take classes can I look like you too!! lol We will be back to see you, you are just breathtaking! Carrie

From: Akron,Ohio

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Ruby
Sunday, 9/21/08, 4:32 AM

I think you are an amazingly beautiful dancer . You dance from you heart and soul !!!

From: Akron, Oh

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Amira
Sunday, 9/7/08, 3:27 PM

AWESOME SHOW!!!

From: Westlake

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Your fans !!!!!
Sunday, 8/31/08, 7:23 PM

STUNNING!!

From: cleveland

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Schehera
Sunday, 8/31/08, 1:12 PM

Wow! Sherena! Is that really you? I remember your performance in my shows here in Dayton, Ohio when you were maybe 12. I can’t wait to see you dance now! Will keep track of your seminars/shows and try to make it to one of them. Keep up the good work! Raks On! Schehera

From: Dayton, Ohio

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Iris
Friday, 8/22/08, 1:38 PM

Sherena, We have seen you dance since you were a small girl.I was 10 when I first saw you dance and I think you were around my age at the time and I always wanted to be you….Now I have a little girl who just LOVES you and we will be calling you to talk about classes. I hear you are in Los Angeles dancing!! Don’t forget us here in Ohio!! We will be seeing you at the DI soon!! With great admiration, Iris

From: Canton,Ohio

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Irza Ziccil Flickinger
Monday, 7/28/08, 6:46 PM

WELL I TACK TOYOU CONGRATULATIOS NICE WEB AND REALY NICE VIDEO YOU PERFORMANCE IT’S THE FIRTS THANKS TO LET ME KNOW THIS SITE AND CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN

From: Spain
Web Site: flordeveracruz

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Wednesday, 7/16/08, 10:26 AM

YOU ARE MY FAVORITE DANCER EVER!!!! HABIBI!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!! YOU ARE MY AMANI OF THE UNITED STATES!!

From: Chicago

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Brooke
Wednesday, 6/25/08, 4:43 PM

Saw your performance at the Desert Inn and all my family talked about is how beautiful you are. We love to come see you dance when I am in from school.You really are a beautiful person.See you again soon!! God Bless.

From: Columbus,Ohio

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stephanie
Tuesday, 6/17/08, 6:24 PM

your dancing is a true inspiration and very uplifting, you put a smile on my mothers face that I havent seen in years …..Thank you and God Bless

From: fairlawn

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Amira

Friday, 5/9/08, 1:56 PM

Looking forward to seeing you dance again!! Will be in Cleveland with my husband on buisness and have plans to see your show again!! Let’s Dabke again too..my family loves the way you Dabke.Yoo must come to New York City SOON!! They would LOVE you there. We need to hire you for our events coming up. Love, Amira & Joseph

From: New York City

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Barbara

Thursday, 4/17/08, 1:54 PM

Sherena!!!!! You probably do not remember me but I was there to see you get chosen by Miles Copeland to tour with the Superstars in L.A.. Where are you girl???You really set the stage on fire!!Your beauty and your dancing are amazing!! My friend and I were talking to some people at the theater we went to see the show at in Calif. recently and we asked where you were?? We received your web site and just had to look you up…Your a stunner girl!! I will contact you by your email and talk to you there. You need to come back out to Cali.!! We need dancers like you!

From: Sacramento,Calif.

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Camilla
Wednesday, 4/16/08, 2:50 PM

YOU SAID IT !!Canton,Ohio!!! I saw this girl dance in Cleveland at a family hafli and WOW! She is so exciting to watch!! She is one of a kind and will always be at the top of our list!! We love you Sherena!!

From: Florida,Miami

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Dedicated Student!
Wednesday, 4/16/08, 6:48 AM

You bring a special something to this dance that proves it to be a true art. Society tries to give this dance a bad name but it is the artists and teachers like yourself, that keep us coming back for more and forever changing the face of Bellydance in the United States.

From: canton

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Sami
Monday, 4/14/08, 10:46 AM

You are just BEAUTIFUL!!! God Bless You!!

From: Westlake,Ohio

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Joseph
Monday, 3/24/08, 7:20 PM

You are the BEST!! No other dancer I have seen can move like you!! You are better than the dancers from my country..You know how to make everyone want to dance with you!!! Habibi you are the art of the dance!!

From: Cleveland

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Wednesday, 3/19/08, 7:14 PM

You are just *&^%$$## GREAT!!! We Love you!! You are one show that is never forgotten!!!!!!!!!

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Brandon
Friday, 3/7/08, 11:27 AM

Hello, I have seen you perform at many functions through the years and I have to say that you are just phenominal!!!My daughter was at the Desert Inn a week back and you were so sweet to her..her mother and I heard about nothing else but you. You have such a God given talent and you are very,very kind and patient to stop and make a little girl so happy. We will be back in soon to see you perform again. God Bless You.

From: Original city Cleveland…now Canton

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josie
Tuesday, 2/26/08, 2:47 PM

great show @ Desert Inn! Hope to see you again soon.

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Tuesday, 2/26/08, 1:48 AM

Hello Sherena, I did not get the chance to say good bye to you when I left. I hope you are doing well, the pictures look great 😉 hopefuly I will be able to see you when I come in next time to the DI.

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The Band
Monday, 2/11/08, 2:22 PM

Shareena, You are so beautiful habibi! You will always be in our hearts!

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Shecky

Friday, 2/1/08, 5:40 PM

OH MY GOD!! You are just…I don’t know…unbelievable…my sister brought back this video from Cleveland and your feelings and your interpretation of the music is just so BEAUTIFUL!! We are of Lebanese background and I have an Egyptian friend Mia who just thinks you are amazing!! You move like water and so effortlessly through the dance.If you make a video please post it. Your just are a gift!! God bless you!! Laura (Shecky) nickname 😉

From: Miami, Florida

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Joseph C.
Saturday, 1/26/08, 12:04 PM

You are the most Beautiful and gracious lady I have ever met in a dancer.I ask you once to marry me..lol..you remember? I know I know answer still no lol. I will be a fan for long time.

From: Cleveland,Ohio

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Stosh
Friday, 12/7/07, 1:34 PM

Hello Sherena: I was wondering when your Boutique page will be up and running. I was thinking about ordering a vail for my wife. Please continue to update your event page so we can come watch you dance.You should try out for the T.V. program So You Think You Can Dance. I know you would make it on the show. Keep Dancing. Love, Stosh

From: poland

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Thursday, 10/25/07, 6:39 AM

Hopefully you figure out who this is! I hope you are well. Remember talking to someone around this time last year? Well I must say you get more beautiful with every new picture and I wish you the best because you deserve it. I will try to catch one of your shows this holiday season. Clue: Dinner @ Moxi

From: Euclid

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Al
Thursday, 10/18/07, 10:02 AM

Great website! Bringing a lot of people from Michigan to see your show Friday! Cant wait! My family and I are really looking forward to it….You always create wonderful memories when we have an event at the restaurant.

From: Uniontown

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Paulette Dubois

Friday, 9/7/07, 11:00 AM

Dear Sherena, Had to write to tell you that I am looking forward to the classes you are having…5 of my friends and I will be signing up for fall.I have taken class before and really enjoyed it. My husband and I have seen you dance at the Desert Inn and have always heard GREAT!! remarks about you from other people. God Bless you! You truly are an inspiration.

From: Canton ,Ohio

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Dina
Wednesday, 8/29/07, 5:56 PM

Sherena, Where are you??? We miss you here in Cleveland.I saw you at the Mercury a while back and just loved your show..WOW it was like Lebanon my home,Please come back you are the best even better than my country. Dina

From: Westlake Ohio

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sierra
Sunday, 8/12/07, 12:34 PM

u are so cool and my mom sead that she will call u in a few weeks kk love sierra

From: akron ohio

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karen b
Saturday, 8/4/07, 1:39 PM

I hope to be back dancing with you soon… i think my cast is coming off in 10 days…. wishing you well. karen aka zorina

From: canton

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Mo
Friday, 7/27/07, 1:49 PM

I got to see your show last weekend !! You bring me back to my home country. What a feeling you gave me! When will you be back??? are u single!! ha

From: Cleveland/Lebanon

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simone

Saturday, 7/21/07, 3:37 PM

My family and I come to see you dance as often as we can! Love the website! We will watch it to look at where you will be dancing next! You are truly gifted at this dance!

From: Canton

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Ashley

Saturday, 6/30/07, 4:31 PM

WE REALLY ENJOYED YOUR SHOW! yOU ARE AMAAAAAAZING!! CANT WAIT TO SEE @ THE DI AGAIN! BTW – YOUR COSTUMES ROCK!

From: Canton

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Elaine and Bob

Saturday, 6/16/07, 10:16 AM

Sherena, Had a great time last night!! Our children just adore you too. Our daughter says she wants to be just like you in dance. You are so elegant and classy!! We will be back to see you SOON!! Elaine

From: North Canton, Ohio

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Maria

Saturday, 6/16/07, 10:13 AM

HEY!!!! Girl What’s up?? I signed your book a while back…I had seen you perform in Cleveland at a few clubs and at a Hafla. I checked back and all your signings are gone…page get to full???LOL Hey Sherena we love you up here girl when are you coming back to perform???Heard you were coming to Kan Zaman again soon….!!! We will see you then. Maria, Kelly, Georgie,Char

From: Cleveland,Ohio

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