It seems like months have gone by since I last wrote in BDV and to be honest, it has. I was busy editing and re-editing my book, The Divine Unrest-My stories, Advice and Personal Views on Belly Dance. Thank goodness it is finally finished and interestingly enough I find it funny that years of preparation and writing added up to fewer than 200 hundred pages. It should be an easy read especially for those busy dancers juggling dance and family life. I’m hoping it is entertaining and adds something to personal experiences and views especially since it was written through trial and error. I think when we add up stories and experiences, we all find that they are similar in content and poignant in self reflection. [Read more…]
Articles by Belly Dancer Leyla Najma
A collection of articles by Belly Dancer Leyla Najma covering range of topics to help dancers get more joy and fulfillment from Belly Dancing.
Dance Quotes by Leyla Najma
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1.“If we dance our creativity everyday, the artist in us will always have a muse.”
2.“May we live as dancers and die as dancers who follow their inspired dance never asking why.”
3.“Creativity is not defined, it is lived.”
4.“Self identity and self acceptance are the end result of a woman’s style; it’s her divine connection to the euphoric self.” [Read more…]
It’s been awhile since I have written in to let you all know what’s going on and what’s happening in our neck of the woods. Some how, somewhere we seemed to have attracted Murphy’s Law, so I had to give this bad luck charm the boot. It all started with the replacement of two transmissions, kitchen and bathroom plumbing, besides an accident that totaled my car that had one of the new transmissions in it. An IRS surprise came knocking and the list goes on. Today, we have arrived at the end of this dark tunnel, surrounded with sunshine and blue skies with a booming business thanks to Daniels technological skills. Click the button below to join Belly Dance Village and get the rest of the article.
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 died on March of 51 B.C. making Cleopatra and Ptolemy x111 joint rulers. [Read more…]
I just happened to look at a bunch of files that I had put away in drawers and I saw my policies and procedures for my old studio. It was interesting looking back and seeing what I had to implement so that I had a community like environment. Sometimes I had students come in who just didn’t understand that they couldn’t go answer cell phones while class was taking place. Others thought that they could bring in their kids without asking and there were a few who were put out when other students reprimanded their kids for yelling, screaming or running. I have this ability to give what’s called a ‘death glare’ and most of the time if anyone brought in their kids; I kept the kids in line. Other’s wanted to talk and have a gossip fest that I had to put a lid on. Let me make myself clear, I am not rule oriented but after my first year of running my own studio, I realized why rules were so important for keeping the peace.
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