The Feminine Big Bang
How many women come into any dance field and wonder if they will be the next big name? It’s a natural thought process especially when the passion of learning is at its peak. Interestingly enough, most of the women that I have come across in my dance career had one thing in common and as much as you might think, it wasn’t fame and fortune. It wasn’t... [Read more of this review]
The Individual Belly Dancer versus the Collective Discipline
This might sound like a weird way to title an article but I’ve been giving it some thought and I feel it’s time to share my true feelings about belly dance and my travels thus far.
Traveling the road as a dancer seems to leave the telltale signs of an ingrained thought process that defines each dancer. Sometimes what a dancer hears over and over... [Read more of this review]
Let’s Talk Belly Dancing Tips
Everyone has advice to give to promising dancers and students who are enamored with the limelight and beckoning stage. I think it’s safe to say that thoughts of antiquated etiquette and protocol can be the last thing on a dancers mind when she is in her dance mode. I understand this because in the beginning all I wanted to do was to dance everywhere... [Read more of this review]
Cleopatra, Some Interesting Facts
How many languages did Cleopatra Speak?
8. She was the only one in her family to speak Egyptian.
What was the name of Cleopatra’s youngest Sister?
Arsinoe. There were only three choices for the Ptolemy family daughters, Cleopatra, Berenice and Arsinoe.
When did Cleopatra along with her little brother, ascend the throne?
March, 51 B.C. Ptolemy x11... [Read more of this review]
The Egyptian Zodiac
The Egyptian Zodiac
Shu January 26-February 24
Cheerful, creative, indecisive
Isis February 25-March 26
Idealistic, intuitive, loyal
Osiris March 27-April 25
Witty, kindly, emotionally aloof
Amun-Ra April 26-May 25
Resolute, trustworthy, a leader
Hathor May 26-June 24
Emotional, charming, romantic
Bennu (Phoenix) June... [Read more of this review]
Curriculum, A Dancer’s Sacred Journey into Chroeography
Curriculums and choreographies seem to be a life time of obstacle courses and a test of faith for some dancers. When I first started out I thought a dancer’s curriculum was a testament for trained and schooled thespians of dance. In many ways for a beginner dancer putting moves together can be a daunting and unimaginable task. Many years ago when... [Read more of this review]
Belly Dance Curriculum, Hip Phylosphy
Hip Phylosophy Belly Dance Curriculum
A Belly Dance curriculum comes from a variety of reasons, experiences and frustrations that grow within each dancer. There seems to be a breaking point that leads us in search of our own identity not only in dance but in the way we bring in the interpretation of our individual soul expression. Identity is like... [Read more of this review]
The Photo Shoot Experience
As some of you may know I chatted about photo shoots this Wednesday and I decided to take the info that I looked up and share it with you in text form. The reason why I talk about photo shoots so much is because I have come across so many dancers who use amateur photographers and their photos for professional use. Marketing is not something that a... [Read more of this review]
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