It’s 24 weeks until I’m in the home stretch for Belly Dancer of the Year 2018. It seems like a long way off, and like not enough time! I’m giving consideration to the areas where I need to plan for
Choosing what music to use for a performance can be really overwhelming. Ultimately it comes down to the intention(s) of my performance. For me it helps to answer some questions before I even dive into my music library. I’ll share
After several years of thinking, “maybe” I decided that I’m ready to put my dance skills on stage in two categories of the Belly Dancer of the Year pageant in May 2018. I’ll be performing in the Fusion and Belly
Dear dance student, Most of my blog posts are fairly warm and fuzzy with lots of holistic love and inspiration. This blog comes from a place of fierce love and respect for my time, effort, and desire for a cohesive
I responded to an ad for a fitness instructor, I had no idea what would happen next.
If a person ever wants to start an intense discussion within the world of belly dance, bring up cultural appropriation. It’s one of those topics that elicits several types of responses they range from the thoughtful and inquisitive to the
“Movement, to be experienced, has to be “found” in the body, not put on like a dress or a coat. There is that in us which has moved from the very beginning. It is that which can liberate us.” –
Dance is Fun – Before I took any formalized dance classes I enjoyed dancing every chance I could get. I attended nearly every junior high and high school social dance, and I went out a lot in college and spent lots of time
Originally posted October 27, 2016 by NancyAsiya I’ve been mulling over some thoughts lately about bellydance as a performance art and the quality of the dance being presented. Bellydance has a foundation with folk dance, was then featured in movies, and now we have modern stage
When you start a dance class you might think it’s all about technique. I’ll let you in on a wonderful secret, it is so much more than that.