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Etiquette Talk with Gia al Qamar
Belly dance is an art form and should be respected as such. The rich, beautiful history of this art is what makes it timeless, mesmerizing, and unique. It is important to emphasize etiquette when a belly dancer takes stage or when a student is learning the art for the first time.
Martha E. Duran's Belly Dance Musical
Several months ago, I wrote an article "Thoughts for a Belly Dance Musical". Well guess what? Martha E. Duran responded that she had produced a musical. In this interview, she told me about her musical, some of the challenges and other projects that are on the way.
Veena and Neena's Indi Hop
Identical twins Veena and Neena are skilled in Middle Eastern and Indian dance. The have performed dances originating from Lebanon, Egypt and different parts of India. Originally from India, the sisters grew up dancing bhangra.
The Veil and You
Dancing with the veil is essential in belly dancing. Like other props, the veil and the dancer are one. These are just a few suggestions if this is your first time.
GoddessLife Retreat in Hawaii
For those of you who may not know, Dolphina, creator of The GoddessLife Workout, is one of the most amazing belly dancers in the dance community. Having all her DVDS and participated in the GoddessLife Workout Certifaction program, Dolphina knows her stuff!
The Inspirational Dancer Heather Mills
There is a point in time when we all need a little inspiration. As dancers, as women, and most important, as human beings, a little spark from somewhere inpires us to be more, to do more. It can be something we see on the news, an individual who goes above and beyond.
Thoughts for a Belly Dance Musical
Ideas and thoughts of a belly dance musical. A storyline to flow with the dance and music that is popular, where there is acting, and maybe, singing.
Repetitive Movement in Belly Dance Choreography
A belly dance performance should have a variety of movements, engaging the audience and leaving them with a lasting impression. However, many dancers allow for repetition in their dance. There are several ways this can be done.
In Elvis Presley´s movie Roustabout, Elvis sings about Little Egypt. "Wearing a ruby on her tummy and a diamond as big as Texas on her toe", Little Egypt dances with other dancers while Elvis sings. You can watch the videos on Youtube.
Beyonce and Shakira Belly Dancing in their Video
Both dynamic female artists, both dynamic dancers. This is the latest and oh, this video is hot! You can get a glimpse of both singers doing some cool belly dance movements towards the end of the video.
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